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Farscape

Year:
Duration:
50 min | USA:60 min (88 episodes) | New Zealand:44 min (Season 2-4)
Genres:
Adventure | Sci-Fi
IMDB rate:
8.4
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 14 nominations
Details
Country: Australia
Release Date: 1999-03-19
Filming Locations: Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cast
Actor
Character
Hugh Keays-Byrne
Hugh Keays-Byrne
Farscape
Ben Browder
John Crichton
Claudia Black
Officer Aeryn Sun
Anthony Simcoe
Ka D'Argo
Lani John Tupu
Pilot
Jonathan Hardy
Dominar Rygel XVI
Gigi Edgley
Chiana
Wayne Pygram
Scorpius
Virginia Hey
Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
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Trivia
Raelee Hill (Sikozu) originally auditioned for the role of Commandant Grayza.
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In August 2002, the cancellation of Farscape was leaked by David Kemper, Richard Manning and Ben Browder in an online chat at Scifi.com. Fans began a campaign to save the series and have hopes that a fifth season will follow, especially since the fourth season finale was written with the fifth season in mind. After more than a year of rumours of a feature film or revived series being produced, plans were announced for a series-ending mini-series for 2004.
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The show faced the very real threat of cancellation halfway through its first season when its production location, Fox Studios Australia, "forced" them out to make way for another production: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002). The logistical problems of moving the large and expensive sets to a Stateside location would have been too cost-prohibitive. Fortunately, another studio was found nearby that was able to house the production (at Homebush), and the series was renewed for a second season.
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Quotes
Sikozu: Sarcasm, the hallmark of the subeducated.
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John Crichton: We don't have a lot of time; in fact, we have no time. We need your assistance.
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John Crichton One: My name is John Crichton
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Faq
Q
How can Crichton sense when and where worm-holes happen?
A
He developed the skill over time with much effort, as a result of the subconscious knowledge given to him by the Ancients.
Q
What race are Aeryn Sun and Crais? Are they human?
A
No they are not human, although they look identical. They are a species which are known as Sebaceans, and are both Peacekeepers,the largest Sebacean polity in the universe. Throughout the series the words "Peacekeeper" and "Sebacean" are often used indiscriminately but the main characters do meet a number of Sebaceans who are not Peacekeepers. While Sebaceans and Humans are visually indistinguishable from each other Sebaceans, particularly Peacekeeper Sebaceans, do have some notable differences.The first major difference between humans and Sebacians is revealed in Season 1 Episode 2 "Exodus from Genesis", namely that Sebacians are cold blooded. Another of these differences, which plays a crucial role in the series, is that Peacekeeper women have some limited control over their reproductive abilities. Because of their combat duties Peacekeeper women have been genetically engineered so that they can prevent a fertilized egg from beginning to gestate. It is generally implied throughout the series that Sebaceans are physically superior to humans being tougher, longer lived, and stronger. The last is portrayed rather inconsistently. Often Aeryn Sun is portrayed as at least as strong as Crichton due to her status as a Peacekeeper. However Crichton seems to have no trouble fighting male Peacekeepers, who would presumably be at least as strong as their women.In the Peacekeeper Wars miniseries, it is revealed that thousands of years ago, the original Sebaceans were brought to what is now Peacekeeper Space from a distant and unexplored part of the universe. The idea was to introduce a race no one had ever encountered before to become Peacekeepers--a race with no pre-existing loyalties to bring their neutrality into question. The overwhelming implication is that these original Sebaceans were brought from Earth.
Q
Why do all the aliens speak English?
A
They don't. One of the alien technologies is "translator microbes." These are microscopic organisms which live in a sentients brain and automatically translate (almost) any language he hears into his own native language. We hear the alien characters speaking in English because Crichton was injected with translator microbes and he hears them speaking English.As an interesting addition, in the series when Crichton hears other human languages they are translated as well.If Crichton meets another species who have no translator microbes it is unclear how they allow the other species to understand what Crichton says or how Crichton understands them when there are no translators in the other species brain decoding what they are thinking when they speak and transmitting that information to Crichton's translators.
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Photos from cast
Hugh Keays-Byrne Lisa Hensley Simone Kessell