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Five years ago, astronaut John Crichton attempted to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his ship, Farscape 1, at great speeds across the solar system. He went much further though and was sucked down a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy and into the middle of a battle. He was rescued by a group of escaping prisoners and taken aboard their ship, a living ship. As the years went by, Crichton has made enemies, powerful and dangerous enemies. On his journey to find a way back home, he freed other captives who became part of the crew on Moya.

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  • An ok show except earth references

    Overall this is an ok show with interesting stories and plot.

    What drives me crazy is Chricton's character and he's constant reference to earth pop culture. It's getting very old very fast.

    I love shows that are different and Farscape are one of those:

    - Living ships.

    - A wide variety of alien races.

    - Wide space with many different worlds.

    - Magic (yes - there are some good old fashion magic also in few episodes)

    What I however struggle with in this show is, the fact that a human is shot through a wormhole in the middle of advanced alien races and yet - our hero knows about every tech wonder he is presented and those more advanced alien friends suddenly relies totally on our hero's judgement and knowledge.. For real!?!?


    Season 4 first half is a drag. It gets better though and goes back to be more "serious" again.

    Its an ok show with an ok story arc - but nothing more, which is why I rate it to a fiver only.moreless
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  • Crichton: the Older, lamer, much much dumber, red neck Abed.

    Overall a good show -especially weird/cool if marathoned closely with Andromeda and SG-1.

    My biggest problem with the show has always been Crichton, specifically the way his character changes just to move the plot along.

    We are constantly told how smart he is and he most certainly is but only when the plot needs something repaired or a defense shield needs installing -the rest of the time he is a blathering idiot.

    I am currently re-rewatching the show: Crichton just had to be taught 'brute force' style by 'Einstein' that the ability to travel through space and time almost instantly is incredible dangerous and should be feared -WTH?

    One moment he is telling Pilot to activate the 'tractor beam' and then he is completely genre blind, it seems like Crichton has watched/interacted with Scifi -absorbing basic mechanisms like phasers and warp drives but missed everything else, the hypothetical scenarios and concepts or the questioning of moral and ethical reasoning.

    Another thing that drives me insane is his incessant use of Earth pop culture references for absolutely no reason.

    If a reference was not pointless, it would be explained like when 'the dog with 2 bones' or even the term 'wormhole' was explained.

    The rest is just drivel that no one onscreen (and a good chunk of those in front of the screen) understands.

    Crichton 101:

    -Never kill your Arch enemies, even when it would solve virtually all of your problems but feel free to kill dozens, hundreds, even thousands of their minions because having mass killers as protagonists is better than having to be creative when conjuring up a half baked plot.

    -Remember to always pull your gun out and point it at people, even at unarmed people and especially at inappropriate times.

    After all pointing guns at people especially when it wasn't called for is always a good idea, made even better when you are untrained and prone to accident discharges.

    -A powerful ambivalent (but with a streak of benevolence) being is deciding whether he should kill you to prevent violent use of the knowledge you possess -so what do you do? you randomly kick him in the head, expecting no effect.

    -After just having 'traveling back in time and screwing with things is bad' drilled in to your skull, you proceed to travel back in time.

    But wait there's more -getting caught/noticed just so you could steal a bottle of milk is totally worth it and totally not what half witted hick would do.

    -Go on about how you know Scorpius is just using asylum aboard Moya as a way to get your wormhole knowledge and then let him stick an injector/probe thing into your skull like 2 minutes after he suggests it.

    Venting complete.


    I really dislike major parts of Crichton.moreless
  • By popular Demand...

    I am bringing Farscape back to the Community page! My recent article on the best romantic scene in SciFi (Look At the Princess Part III) just blew up this week. So starting tonight, I will post once or twice a week, picking (by broadcast order) my favorite of the favorite starting with the Premiere. Later this weekend, I will be writing about Exodus from Genesis - if you would like to rewatch and take the trip with us! Look for the first article Saturday Feb 1st.

    Can I get a HELL YEAH!moreless
  • irreversibly contaminated

    One of my favorite shows ever made nothing really equaling it besides a few manga cartoon shows I like and just recently Fringe. Had a real unique feel, like a Jim Henson space opera full of pop culture references and interesting Australian landscapes with just a little bit of ice pirates thrown in.

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    Aliens, Futuristic, Time Travel, Love & Romance, illegal activities