Farscape

I, E.T.

Season 1, Ep 7, Aired 5/8/99
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  • Episode Description
  • A Peacekeeper beacon goes off and Moya has to land on an alien planet to prevent its signal being intercepted and Moya being discovered. Crichton, D'Argo and Aeryn leave Moya and explore the planet in search of a substance that can be used to numb Moya's senses so the beacon can be removed but Crichton gets separated from the group and meets up with some inhabitants of the planet who hide him from the authorities.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Mary Mara

    Lyneea

  • Ben Browder

    John Crichton

  • Claudia Black

    Aeryn Sun

  • Cayde Tasker

    Fostro

  • Boris Brkic

    Cmdr. Ryymax

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • A very slow episode.

    By farscapefanuk, Apr 08, 2007

  • Exactly why this series got off to a slow start

    By LtAgathon, Aug 06, 2006

  • Not a favourite

    By danideathstrike, May 18, 2006

  • From human to alien

    By SleepTight, May 13, 2006

  • This episode finds the gang stuck on an Earth-like planet which puts Crichton into the role of being considered an alien.

    By SerTyrion, Mar 26, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Aeryn: (furious after Rygel bites her arm) Your greatest fear will come to pass, Hynerian- someday you will die at the hands of a Peacekeeper!

    • Aeryn: Well, look, I'm new to all this 'escaped prisoner' crap, all right?

    • Pilot: With apologies, but that is Moya's central nerve nexus. It's extremely sensitive.
      Crichton: Well, how sensitive is sensitive?
      Aeryn: Look, she's just going to have to endure it.
      Crichton: Could YOU be a little sensitive?

    • Aeryn: (as they leave the planet) Don't tell me you're going to miss that rock.
      Crichton: No, not that rock.

    • Crichton: I wish there was something more I can do.
      Lyneea: You've altered the perceptions and beliefs of an entire planet.
      Crichton: Yeah, I guess that's enough for one day.

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    Notes (5)

    • The water in the swamp was completely CGI by Paul Butterworth and his team at Garner MacLennan Design.

    • Series creator Rockne O'Bannon admits that whilst the episode suffered in execution because it was filmed so early in the series, he stands by the script since it keeps Crichton down-to-earth and serves as a touchstone for the writes for all the episodes that follow.

    • This episode was part of the second block of back-to-back filmed episodes, which is how they filmed the first six.

    • International Airdates: -This episode aired in Canada on September 22, 1999 on YTV. -This episode aired in the UK on December 20, 1999 on BBC-2. -This episode aired in Australia on June 10, 2000 on Nine.

    • This episode was broadcast out of order during Farscape's first run- it is actually the second episode of the season, hence the odd conflicts in character continuity during this episode if watched at a later stage: references to the control collar from "Premiere", Aeryn yearning for Peacekeepers and little functionality between the crew.

    Trivia (12)

    • This is the first episode of the series in which another member of the crew (Zhaan) shares a scene with Pilot.

    • Nitpick: When Fostro says goodbye to D'Argo, he says his name "Da-argo", as if he was reading his name and guessing at the pronunciation, rather than speaking it as he had heard it said previously.

    • Nitpick: Right after Pilot explains the effects of Clorium on Leviathans, and specifically identifies it as one of the Six Forbidden Cargoes, why does D'Argo ask if there's any on board? Didn't Pilot JUST say "Leviathans cannot transport it because it numbs them?!"

    • Paddac Beacons are activated if they do not receive a regular signal from a Control Collar, and have a range of approximately one quarter lightcycle. Metal objects used in their proximity will activate their defense mechanisms. On Moya, the beacon was located in a storage compartment on Tier Seven, and Pilot was not aware of its presence.

    • The Luxans apparently fought a prolonged war with some species called the "Grazolians." Who exactly won is never made clear, but we do know that at last count, the Luxans slaughtered thousands of Grazolian women and children, after the Grazolians had killed thousands of Luxan women and children.

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    Allusions (2)

    • Crichton: Pilot said you press this, this, and... this. What? It's just like a VCR... except easier.
      Refers to the c frustration of otherwise intelligent people, whose VCRs perpetually are blinking "12:00".

    • Crichton: It's kinda like Louisiana... or Dagobah; it's where Yoda lives... he trains warriors.

      Crichton is comparing the planet they are on to Dagobah where the Jedi Master Yoda lives in Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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