10 Best Episodes of Farscape - Season 1

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

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Farscape - S1E3

#15 - Back and Back and Back to the Future (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The crew come across a ship that is molecularly de-stabilizing. D'Argo makes everyone bring it aboard when he discovers that there are Ilanics on board. Crichton goes on to the escape pod he gets a shock and starts experiencing strange visions of the future, firstly of himself and Matala, then of Moya's destruction

The episode was rated 7.73 from 372 votes.

Farscape - S1E5

#14 - PK Tech Girl (Season 1 - Episode 5)


The crew find an old abandoned peacekeeper ship adrift in space, on board they discover that Crais was there recently where he deposited a unit of techs to make repairs. Meanwhile Rygel learns that this was the ship where he was first held captive and starts getting paranoid. Things get even worse though when a group of fire breathing aliens show up.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 309 votes.

Farscape - S1E12

#13 - The Flax (Season 1 - Episode 12)

While on a transport pod piloting lesson with Aeryn, Crichton gets caught in an energy field which is invisible to their sensors. Back on Moya, a strange guest docks and comes aboard to warn the crew about The Flax, an invisible energy net created to catch ships.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 261 votes.

Farscape - S1E9

#12 - DNA Mad Scientist (Season 1 - Episode 9)


A scientist extracts DNA from several of Moya's crew, promising them that with it he would be able to use it to find the location of their home planets. Things get more interesting however when he asks for some of pilot.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 281 votes.

Farscape - S1E10

#11 - They've Got a Secret (Season 1 - Episode 10)

During routine searches for Peacekeeper beacons, D'Argo falls down a chute, destroys a Peacekeeper shield and gets ejected into open space. After being rescued D'Argo starts to think that everyone on Moya are members of his family. Moya, meanwhile, starts to alter the environmental conditions inside the ship so that it is hardly habitable for the crew. .

The episode was rated 7.83 from 269 votes.

Farscape - S1E1

#10 - Premiere (Season 1 - Episode 1)


Astronaut John Crichton attempts to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his module at high speeds. He is hit by a radiation wave and is sucked through a wormhole into a distant part of the universe--straight into the middle of a space battle.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 641 votes.

Farscape - S1E14

#9 - Jeremiah Crichton (Season 1 - Episode 14)

Crichton leaves Moya in his module for a drive. Moya starbursts leaving Crichton marooned and alone in space. He finds a planet and makes it his home where he lives for several months until the others find him. He is unwilling to accept however, that Moya didn't starburst intentionally.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 259 votes.

Farscape - S1E18

#8 - A Bug's Life (Season 1 - Episode 18)


A peacekeeper ship is approaching Moya, so Crichton and Aeryn pose as peacekeeper officers on a secret mission while everyone else gets locked into cells to make the deception seem realistic. The peacekeepers that come aboard have some secret cargo. But when their secret cargo escapes, no one on board is safe.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 224 votes.

Farscape - S1E21

#7 - Bone to be Wild (Season 1 - Episode 21)

Moya is hiding from a peacekeeper command carrier in an asteroid field. The crew receive a distress call and Crichton, Zhaan and D'Argo go down to one of the asteroids to rescue a women who has an unusual appetite.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 225 votes.

Farscape - S1E15

#6 - Durka Returns (Season 1 - Episode 15)


When a Starburst goes badly wrong, Moya collides with a Nebari ship. On board is Durka, Rygel's former torturer, who has been mind cleansed and now serves the Nebari. Chiana, an attractive young rebel faces the same fate. Rygel takes it upon himself to take revenge on Durka and ends up undoing the cleansing and restoring him to his former, tyrannic incarnation.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 244 votes.

Farscape - S1E17

#5 - Through the Looking Glass (Season 1 - Episode 17)

Moya tries to starburst to prove to the crew that she still can. It goes slightly wrong though and she gets stuck in starburst and split into several different dimensions.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 232 votes.

Farscape - S1E16

#4 - A Human Reaction (Season 1 - Episode 16)


Crichton is sucked down a wormhole and crash lands on a beach...on Earth, Australia. Although the home he has returned to isn't as real as it seems. Everything gets worse when the rest of Moya's crew shows up and are experimented on...killing Rygel.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 253 votes.

Farscape - S1E19

#3 - Nerve (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 8.19 from 228 votes.

Farscape - S1E20

#2 - The Hidden Memory (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 8.22 from 224 votes.

Farscape - S1E22

#1 - 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.

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