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"Premiere": When his experimental spacecraft is thrust through a wormhole, astronaut John Crichton finds himself transported to a strange, alien galaxy light years from Earth, and directly into an interstellar battle! On the run from a totalitarian regime, the "Peacekeepers," Crichton's only hope of survival is a band of escaped prisoners - a renegade Peacekeeper soldier, a raging Luxan warrior, an anarchist priestess and a deposed despot--all onboard a living starship the fugitives have used for their escape!
"I, E.T.": After detecting a homing beacon, the crew is forced to crash Moya onto an Earth-like planet where extraterrestrial life is virtually unknown! While Zhaan and Rygel try to free Moya from the painful device, Crichton, Aeryn and D'Argo must brave a hostile, frightened society to save their dying ship-and Crichton discovers just how alien he is in this new universe.
Smart-talking American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) is flung through a wormhole and comes out in the midst of an interstellar prison escape on the other side of the universe. Bad luck for Crichton: the galactic cops (called "peacekeepers") mark him as the new public enemy number 1. This 20th-century boy is forced to ally himself with the colorful convicts: D'Argo, a hulking warrior with a fleshy Rastafarian mane; Zhaan, a blue-skinned priest of indeterminate age (played by Road Warrior alumnus Virginia Hey); fugitive peacekeeper Aeryn (Pitch Black's Claudia Black); Rygel, a greedy and troll-like exiled king; and Pilot, the giant insect-like nerve center of their living ship, Moya. It's an impressive-looking made-for-cable series, with imaginative production design and mix of state-of-the-art digital effects and sophisticated puppetry (or rather Muppetry, courtesy of co-creator Brian Henson), but it's the sharp writing and vivid characters that have built--and kept--the show's following.
Premiere introduces each character and the basic premise, a sci-fi Fugitive by way of Voyager in a world far from the Federation-friendly universe of Star Trek. Crichton's welcome is anything but warm, and the cultural and philosophical differences of the fleeing outlaws, as well as their pure self-interest, clash under the constant threat of capture. In I, E.T., a hidden homing signal forces Moya to hide in a terrestrial bog while the crew tries to disarm the device (which has been fused to the ship's nervous system), and Crichton makes first contact with the planet's pre-space flight inhabitants. "Spielberg was all wrong," he remarks while dodging military patrols and soothing the fears of a sky-watching scientist. Well-timed to fill the void left by Babylon 5, this is the promising start of a fresh sci-fi franchise. --Sean AxmakerSee all Product Description
Farscape has cool special effects, good actors who play great characters, action, humor, amazing stories and everything you could want in a science fiction triller. Read morePublished on June 8 2003 by Michael Valdivielso
I am a "Farscape" neophyte working their way through Season 1 and it seems clear to me that Volume 3 is where this science fiction series starts clicking as the... Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2003 by Lawrance Bernabo
When I found Farscape on cable-surfing,.,.I was ecstatic. Had someone made a mistake(?) I think Australian movies have the BEST science fiction PROPS. Read morePublished on July 12 2002 by Matthew J Molina Jr
I'll make this short and sweet. This DVD is not closed caption encoded and lacks the subtitle option as well. Read morePublished on July 12 2002 by Floyd E Shock
I gave this DVD 4-stars, but that's only because the disc contains just 2 episodes. As with just about all TV series DVD presentations, it's under-utilized, to collect greater... Read morePublished on July 11 2002 by P. Wheeler
Farscape must be the newest, and freshest thing on the block since Babylon 5. It's a great mix of fabulous storytelling, and great character development which a lot of sci-fi shows... Read morePublished on April 22 2002 by Sascha Fahrbach
After hearing/reading so much about Farscape, I am ready to make a purchase. However, there seems to be two different version of the series and I am wondering which version to... Read morePublished on March 17 2002 by Michael
Much better than any new "Enterprise" episode, Farscape was a pleasant surprise. The graphics beat anything Paramount has done with the Star Trek Universe, and the storylines are... Read morePublished on March 14 2002 by doppelganger
FARSCAPE is one of the hottest new sf series on tv, and it's good to see that the DVDs of the series have started to come out (even if they are being done slower than in the UK,... Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2002 by John Kahane