In 1999, the creator of Alien Nation and SeaQuest DSV, Rockne S. O'Bannon along with The Jim Henson Company created Farscape. It follows the adventures of John Crichton, an American astronaut, who, while running an experiment, gets sucked into a wormhole. On the other side of the wormhole he gets captured by a group of escaped convicts, who have taken a living ship (Moya) as their own.
Because of the perspective from which Farscape is told, it is unique among science fiction shows because the main character is as much a stranger to the world as are the viewers. This enables him and the viewers to learn of the oddities of this world at the same time. This perspective also gives it a unique sense of humor, which is evidenced in the première, where Crichton, after grabbing a pistol from a guard and accidentally firing it, quips "Stop, or I'll fill you full of... Little yellow bolts of light."
Jim Henson's Creature Shop also did a fantastic job on the puppets that are used liberally throughout the show. Pilot & Rygel are main characters that are completely (outside of voices) played by puppets, something that other SF shows would likely do with Computer Graphics.
|Claudia Black||Aeryn Sun||*||*||*||*||*|
|Ben Browder||John Crichton||*||*||*||*||*|
|Jonathan Hardy||Dominar Rygel XVI (voice)||*||*||*||*||*|
|Virginia Hey||Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan||*||*||*||o|
|Raelee Hill||Sikozu Svala Shanti Sugaysi Shanu||o||*|
|Melissa Jaffer||Utu-Noranti Pralatong||o||o||*|
|Tammy MacIntosh||Joolushko "Jool" Tunai Fenta Hovalis||o||o||*|
|Anthony Simcoe||Ka D'Argo||*||*||*||*||*|
|Lani John Tupu||Commander Bialar Crais||o||o||*|
| Orange/Red/o indicates a recurring or guest role during that season.|
Dark Green indicates top billing during that season.
|Kent McCord||Jack Crichton||*||*||*||*|
|Sci Fi Channel|
|Season One||March 19, 1999||January 28, 2000||22|
|Season Two||March 17, 2000||January 26, 2001||22|
|Season Three||March 16, 2001||April 26, 2002||22|
|Season Four||June 7, 2002||March 21, 2003||22|
|The Peacekeeper Wars||October 17, 2004||October 18, 2004||2|
|Complete Series (Region 1)|
|The Complete Series||November 17, 2009||purchase||25|
|Season Sets (Region 1)|
|The Complete Season One||October 29, 2002||purchase||11|
|The Complete Second Season||October 28, 2003||purchase||11|
|The Complete Third Season||August 24, 2004||purchase||10|
|The Complete Fourth Season||October 5, 2004||purchase||10|
|The Complete Season One (2009)||November 17, 2009||purchase||6|
|The Complete Second Season||November 17, 2009||purchase||6|
|The Complete Third Season||November 17, 2009||purchase||6|
|The Complete Fourth Season||November 17, 2009||purchase||6|
|The Peacekeeper Wars||January 18, 2005||purchase||2|