8.5
2,656 votes
Farscape

Farscape

Syfy 1999

A freak accident during an experimental space mission catapults Astronaut John Crichton across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Farscape

Farscape - S5E2

#1 - The Peacekeeper Wars (2) (Season 5 - Episode 2)

With Sikozu's help, everyone manages to escape from the Scarren prison. Joining up with D'Argo, Jothee, Chiana and other Luxans they cripple and leave the Scarren ship and return to Moya. Crichton returns to the wormhole where he gets Einstein to give him the ability to build a wormhole weapon.

The episode was rated 8.66 from 128 votes.

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Farscape - S5E1

#2 - The Peacekeeper Wars (1) (Season 5 - Episode 1)

60 days on and Rygel is retrieving pieces of John and Aeryn from the sea bed. The diagnosan re-crystalises them and they start getting to know the species that live on that world. Meanwhile, Scorpius and Sikozu are aboard a Peacekeeper Command Carrier on a recon mission. They attack a Scarren ship which provokes the Scarrens into declaring war on The Peacekeepers.

The episode was rated 8.50 from 145 votes.

Farscape - S3E21

#3 - Into the Lion's Den (2): Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Season 3 - Episode 21)

Crais gets Talyn to starburst inside the command carrier, causing it to collapse in on itself.

The episode was rated 8.35 from 193 votes.

Farscape - S4E21

#4 - We're So Screwed (3): La Bomba (Season 4 - Episode 21)

With the option to leave on the Peacekeeper Command Carrier no longer available and his nuclear bomb disarmed, Crichton must follow Scorpius' plan and destroy the Crystherium Utilia.

The episode was rated 8.34 from 176 votes.

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Farscape - S4E22

#5 - Bad Timing (Season 4 - Episode 22)

With their Crystherium stores low, the Scarrans must travel to Earth through a wormhole as those flowers grow there. With Pilots help, Crichton tries to collapse the wormhole leading back to Earth.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 177 votes.

Farscape - S2E22

#6 - Die Me, Dichotomy (Season 2 - Episode 22)

The crew find a doctor that can heal Moya's burns and remove Crichton's neural chip. Things are complicated however when Crichton is informed he needs additional brain tissue from a donor in stasis who will die when the tissue is removed. Also Scorpius is beginning to take over Crichton's brain.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 210 votes.

Farscape - S4E19

#7 - We're So Screwed (1): Fetal Attraction (Season 4 - Episode 19)

Moya arrives at a station where the Scarran vessel transporting Aeryn is docked.

The episode was rated 8.31 from 169 votes.

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Farscape - S4E12

#8 - Kansas (2) (Season 4 - Episode 12)

After accidentally returning to Earth, Crichton discovers it he is in 1985 and he has altered the time line, causing his father to be scheduled to fly on the doomed shuttle 'Challenger'.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 165 votes.

Farscape - S1E22

#9 - Family Ties (Season 1 - Episode 22)

Rygel steals a transport pod and goes to the peacekeeper command carrier to betray the others. However he ends up returning to Moya with Crais who wants asylum. Crichton decides to destroy Scorpius' Gamac Base to give Moya time to escape.

The episode was rated 8.28 from 244 votes.

Farscape - S3E15

#10 - Infinite Possibilities (2): Icarus Abides (Season 3 - Episode 15)

Jack (The Ancient) unlocks the wormhole knowledge in Crichton's mind so together they can build a device to destroy the Scarran dreadnought.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 185 votes.

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Farscape - S3E1
#11 - Season of Death
8.24
Season 3 - Episode 1

D'Argo and Stark try to heal John, left with his head open on an operating table, while Scorpius attempts to avoid discovery. Zhaan makes a great personal sacrifice, while Jothee and Chiana commit an indiscretion.

The episode was rated from 219 votes.
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Farscape - S3E20
#12 - Into the Lion's Den (1): Lambs to the Slaughter
8.24
Season 3 - Episode 20

Crichton goes to the command carrier to sabotage Scorpius' wormhole research.

The episode was rated from 181 votes.
Farscape - S4E20
#13 - We're So Screwed (2): Hot to Katratzi
8.24
Season 4 - Episode 20

Moya arrives at Katratzi. Crichton attends the peace talks between the Scarrans and the Peacekeepers ...with a nuclear bomb.

The episode was rated from 173 votes.
Farscape - S1E20
#14 - The Hidden Memory
8.22
Season 1 - Episode 20

Scorpius attempts to extract the wormhole technology from Crichton's mind, while Aeryn mounts a rescue operation. Crais finds himself at Scorpius' mercy, and Moya gives birth.

The episode was rated from 224 votes.
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Farscape - S4E13
#15 - Terra Firma (3)
8.20
Season 4 - Episode 13

Moya arrives at Earth in present day, Christmas. The crew show their ships and technology to Earth's scientists. Crichton starts writing a journal. The creature left on board Moya by Grayza manages to get to Earth where it starts killing and hunting down Crichton.

The episode was rated from 177 votes.
Farscape - S2E13
#16 - Look at the Princess (3): The Maltese Crichton
8.20
Season 2 - Episode 13

Now married, Crichton and Katalla are frozen into living statues so that they may watch over the presiding governments of the next eighty cycles. Immediately, Clavor and the Scarran emissary attempt another assassination and succeed in removing Crichton's head. The crew must save John and Chiana while escaping Scorpius.

The episode was rated from 189 votes.
Farscape - S1E19
#17 - Nerve
8.19
Season 1 - Episode 19

Crichton and Chiana try to infiltrate a peacekeeper base to get some vital medicine for Aeryn. Crichton gets caught by Scorpius and imprisoned. He is tortured using a device called the 'Aurora Chair' which is able to look inside his mind and where Scorpius learns that Crichton has the secret to creating wormholes.

The episode was rated from 228 votes.
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Farscape - S2E21
#18 - Liars, Guns and Money (3): Plan B
8.19
Season 2 - Episode 21

Crichton turns himself over to Scorpius in order to free Jothee. With all the mercenaries now aboard Moya, the crew form a plan to rescue Crichton and destroy the depository.

The episode was rated from 209 votes.
Farscape - S2E9
#19 - Out of Their Minds
8.16
Season 2 - Episode 9

An alien ship fires a weapon at Moya. Although the energy shield is active, some of the blast makes it through and causes everyone's consciousness to jump into another body.

The episode was rated from 222 votes.
Farscape - S2E20
#20 - Liars, Guns and Money (2): With Friends Like These...
8.11
Season 2 - Episode 20

Scorpius buys the slaves containing D'Argo's son before D'Argo can. Some of the crew leave Moya in search of mercenaries to rescue Jothee. Meanwhile back on Moya, the stolen money has turned into metal eating spiders that begin to consume Moya.

The episode was rated from 204 votes.
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Last updated: nov 26, 2022

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One of the best science fiction shows of the 20th century!

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What a series :) The main characters are played by Ben Browder and Claudia Black. The two are also main characters in SG-1 seasons 9-10. And what should I say. The writers who wrote the roles for them are genius. Besides the mythology, the series is heavily character driven and this is what makes it so... different and genius. Season 1 isn't very interesting, but with season 2 onwards the episodes are getting more open to the overall story arc and mythology. In season 2 a complex villain is introduced. This villain and the characters of Ben Browder and Claudia Black are getting one of the best conversations besides LOST, but in a different way... I can't explain it, it's very unique and everytime I think "who wrote this? This is awesome". Sometimes the series doesn't take it self serious, not that it drives itself ridiculously, and that makes it so special and funny and also very very dark from time to time.

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Either you love Farscape or you hate it. I don't think there is anything between. I love it and even after more than 15 years it's still one of my favorite shows for many reasons and I rewatch like every two years. Farscape is absolutly crazy, smart, sexy, funny and heartbreaking. There are no resets with this shows. Characters grow, they chage and evolve. Actions have consequenses and when you think you have seen everything in the genre Farscape does something new. It has an epic story and even more epic love story to tell. Yes, it needs some time to get into, but don't dismiss it because of it, or worse because it has puppets.

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