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Wed
Feb 26 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Peacekeeper Wars—Part 2"

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, wormholes

Peacekeeper Wars – Episode Two
Written by David Kemper & Rockne S. O’Bannon, directed by Brian Henson

1st UK Transmission Date: 16 January 2005
1st US Transmission Date: 18 October 2004

Synopsis: Ka-BOOM!

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Wed
Feb 19 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Peacekeeper Wars—Part 1"

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, Crichton, AerynPeacekeeper Wars – Episode One
Written by David Kemper & Rockne S. O’Bannon, directed by Brian Henson

1st UK Transmission Date: 16 January 2005
1st US Transmission Date: 17 October 2004

Synopsis: John and Aeryn are reconstituted by the race that crystalised them, who turn out to be Eidelons. So our gang take one to Arnessk and try to reignite their ability to inspire peace, so as to end the PK-Scarran war. Naturally, this plan goes horribly wrong.

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Wed
Feb 12 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Bad Timing"

Farscape, Bad Timing, Crichton, AerynBad Timing
Written by David Kemper, directed by Andrew Prowse
Season 4, episode 22

1st UK Transmission Date: 10 March 2003
1st US Transmission Date: 21 March 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), David Franklin (Braca), Duncan Young (Emperor Staleek), Francesca Buller (War Minister Ahkna), John Adam (Pennoch), Kent McCord (Jack Crichton)

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Wed
Feb 5 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “We’re So Screwed III—La Bomba"

Farscape, We're So Screwed III: La Bomba, SikozuWe’re So Screwed III – La Bomba
Written by Mark Saraceni, directed by Rowan Woods
Season 4, episode 21

1st UK Transmission Date: 3 March2003
1st US Transmission Date: 14 March 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Rebecca Riggs (Grayza), David Franklin (Braca), Duncan Young (Emperor Staleek), Francesca Buller (War Minister Ahkna), Jason Clarke (Jenek), Jonathan Pasvolsky (Pennoch), David Downer (Vakali), Dean O'Gorman (Zukash), Jason Chong (Rahzaro), John Schwarz (Tugar), Sam Bettison (Grek)

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Wed
Jan 29 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “We’re So Screwed II—Hot To Katrazi"

Farscape, We're So Screwed, Hot to Katratzi, CrichtonWe’re So Screwed II – Hot To Katrazi
Written by Carleton Eastlake, directed by Karl Zwicky
Season 4, episode 20

1st UK Transmission Date: 25 February 2003
1st US Transmission Date: 7 March 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Rebecca Riggs (Grayza), David Franklin (Braca), Duncan Young (Emperor Staleek), Francesca Buller (War Minister Ahkna), Jason Clarke (Jenek), Jonathan Pasvolsky (Pennoch), David Downer (Vakali), Dean O'Gorman (Zukash), Jason Chong (Rahzaro), John Schwarz (Tugar), Sam Bettison (Grek)

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Wed
Jan 22 2014 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “We’re So Screwed I—Fetal Attraction"

Farscape, We're So Screwed I: Fetal Attraction, Crichton, AerynWe’re So Screwed I – Fetal Attraction
Written by David Peckinpah, directed by Geoff Bennett
Season 4, episode 19

1st UK Transmission Date: 24 Feburary 2003
1st US Transmission Date: 28 February 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Jason Clarke (Jenek), Sandy Gore (Vreena), Shane Briant (Trayso), Rel Hunt (Karohm), Patrick Ward (Ralnaht), Ben Dalton (Zepa)

Synopsis: The gang rock up to a Scarran border post, intercept the freighter that is carrying Aeryn and manage to rescue her—but Scorpius is taken prisoner by the Scarrans.

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Wed
Jan 15 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Prayer"

Farscape, Prayer, AerynPrayer
Written by Justin Monjo, directed by Peter Andrikidis
Season 4, episode 18

1st UK Transmission Date: 17 February 2003
1st US Transmission Date: 21 February 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu, Stark), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti, Rygel), Jason Clarke (Jenek), Sandy Gore (Vreena), Sacha Horler (Morrock)

Synopsis: Imprisoned on a Scarran freighter, Aeryn is tortured for the identity of her baby’s father. John and Scorpius travel through the wormhole to the unrealized reality where he heard the name Katrazi.

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Wed
Jan 8 2014 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “A Constellation of Doubt"

Farscape, A Constellation of DoubtA Constellation of Doubt
Written David Kemper, directed by Andrew Prowse
Season 4, episode 17

1st UK Transmission Date: 10 February 2003
1st US Transmission Date: 14 February 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Nick Tate (R. Wilson Monroe), Sarah Enright (Olivia Crichton), Joshua Anderson (Bobby Coleman)

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Tue
Dec 17 2013 5:30pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Bringing Home The Beacon"

Farscaoe, Bringing Home the Beacon, AerynBringing Home The Beacon
Written by Carleton Eastlake, directed by Rowan Woods
Season 4, episode 16

1st UK Transmission Date: 27 January 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 7 February 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Rebecca Riggs (Grayza), David Franklin (Braca), Francesca Buller (Ahkna), Jonathan Pasvolsky (Pennoch), Peter Lamb (Rekka), Peter Fenton (Negotiator), Olivia Pigeot (Marella)

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Wed
Dec 11 2013 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Mental As Anything"

Farscape, Mental As Anything, Scorpius, KatoyaMental As Anything
Written by Mark Saraceni, directed by Geoff Bennett
Season 4, episode 15

1st UK Transmission Date: 20 January2002
1st US Transmission Date: 31 January 2003

Guest Cast: Blair Venn (Macton Tal), John Brumpton (Katoya), Rachel Gordon (Lo'Laan)

Synopsis: John wants info on the Skreeth, so Scorpius tells him that a man called Katoya, who trains people in mental discipline and martial arts, may be able to help—but only if D’Argo, Rygel and John undergo Katoya’s training. It’s partly a ruse—while he is keen to find out about the Skreeth, Scorpius also wants John to undergo anti-Scarran training, so he will be able to resist interrogation when he is inevitably captured.

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Wed
Dec 4 2013 5:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Twice Shy”

Farscape, Twice Shy, Crichton, AerynTwice Shy
Written by David Peckinpah, directed by Kate Woods
Season 4, episode 14

1st UK Transmission Date: 13 January 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 24 January 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Paula Arundell (Talikaa), Chris Pitman (Nazradu), Walter Grkovic (Outurak)

Synopsis: After negotiating with traders for maps of Tormented Space, Chiana buys what seems to be a slave girl, Talikaa, from the traders in order to free her. Unfortunately Talikaa is a Walaxian Arachnid—a shapeshifting spider who screws with the crew. She finds out what a good idea this was when she gets blown up and turned into a tasty soup.

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Wed
Nov 20 2013 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Terra Firma”

Farscape, Terra Firma, ChianaTerra Firma
Written by Richard Manning, directed by Peter Andrikidis
Season 4, episode 13

1st UK Transmission Date: 6 January 2003
1st US Transmission Date: 17 January 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Kent McCord (Jack Crichton), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Mele-On Grayza), David Franklin (Captain Braca), Murray Bartlett (DK), Geoff Morrell (Holt), Sarah Enright (Olivia Crichton), Katherine Thomas (Laura Kopecki), Erika Heynatz (Caroline Wallace), Amy Salas (Skreeth), Joshua Anderson (Bobby Coleman)

Synopsis: John and the gang arrive on Earth in 2003. While the aliens are kept in luxurious—but secure—confinement, John and Jack lock horns about how to proceed. Although the authorities go public about John’s return and the alien contact, his dad wants to keep the secrets of alien tech for America. After some to and fro, Jack agrees with John and offers to share the aliens and their tech with the world. 

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Wed
Nov 13 2013 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Kansas”

Farscape, Kansas, CrichtonKansas
Written by Justin Monjo, directed by Rowan Woods
Season 4, episode 12

1st UK Transmission Date: 30 December 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 10 January 2003

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Kent McCord (Jack Crichton), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Mele-On Grayza), David Franklin (Captain Braca), Carmen Duncan (Leslie Crichton), Jamie Croft (Young John Crichton), Tyler Coppin (Chief McPhearson), Nadia Townsend (Kim), Casey Burgess, Louise Fox, Kosta Doukas, Amy Salas (Skreeth)

Synopsis: John’s arrival in the 80s, before he left, has screwed the timeline, setting it on a new path in which Jack pilots Challenger and dies. Aeryn, Rygel, Noranti, D’Argo and Chiana set up in an abandoned house as John tries to work out how to set things right.

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Wed
Nov 6 2013 4:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Unrealized Reality”

Farscape, Unrealized Realities, Crichton, Aeryn/ChianaUnrealized Reality
Written by David Kemper, directed by Andrew Prowse
Season 4, episode 11

1st UK Transmission Date: 16 December2002
1st US Transmission Date: 23 August 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Virginia Hey (Zhaan), Paul Goddard (Stark), Tammy MacIntosh (Jool), Lani Tupu (Bialar Crais), David Franklin (Braca), John Bach (Einstein), Murray Bartlett (DK)

“Space and time are fused, a set of co-ordinates for each required to locate a specific event. Movement at speed through space becomes movement through time. Wormholes bridge space-time, creating a unique ability to navigate.”

Wed
Oct 30 2013 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Coup By Clam"

Farscape, Coup by Clam, CrichtonCoup By Clam
Written by Emily Skopov, directed by Ian Watson
Season 4, episode 10

1st UKTransmission Date: 2 December2002
1st US Transmission Date: 16 August 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Barry Otto (Dr. Tumii), David Field (Ho'Ock), Chris Mayer (Mekken), Sara Groen (Mujombre), Kelly Butler (Selva), Susan Prior (Kiryah)

Synopsis: Moya has come to Khatanan, a planet in Tormented Space where she can be fitted with a filter that will protect her from potentially lethal radiation. The planet also provides the first food the crew have eaten in ages. On Khatanan, women are ruthlessly oppressed.

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Wed
Oct 23 2013 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “A Prefect Murder"

Farscape, A Prefect Murder, ChianaA Prefect Murder
Written by Mark Saraceni, directed by Geoff Bennett
Season 4, episode 9

1st UK Transmission Date: 25 November 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 2 August 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Peter Whitford (Jabuka Clan Chief), Bruce Spence (Prefect Falaak), Ivar Kants (Gaashah), Brett Stiller (Zerbat), Jason Chong (E’Alet)

Synopsis:  The crew take refuge on a planet in Tormented Space. Rygel and Noranti remain aboard with Scorpius. The people of the planet have a tribal system, and have only recently begun to live in peace.

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Wed
Oct 16 2013 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “I Shrink, Therefore I Am"

Farscape, I Shrink, Therefore I Am, Crichton, Aeryn, ChianaI Shrink, Therefore I Am
Written by Christopher Wheeler, directed by Rowan Woods
Season 4, episode 8

1st UK Transmission Date: 18 November 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 2 August 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Duncan Young (Axikor), John Schwarz (Bintog)

Synopsis: A bunch of Kareshi bounty hunters take Moya with ease while John and Noranti are off ship. While the crew are restrained, Scorpius evades capture. John destroys the bounty hunters’ ship and boards Moya, teams up with Scorpius and starts taking the bad guys out one by one.

Wed
Oct 2 2013 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “John Quixote"

Farscape, John Quixote, AerynJohn Quixote
Written by Ben Browder, directed by Tony Tilse
Season 4, episode 7

1st UK Transmission Date: 11 November 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 26 July 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Paul Goddard (Stark), Tammy MacIntosh (Jool), Lani Tupu (The Ogre), Rowan Woods (Pa’u Zotoh Zhaan), Alyssa-Jane Cook (Gilina), Virginia Hey (Zhaan)

Synopsis: Chiana buys a virtual reality game which she persuades John to try with her. It turns out to be based upon the memories of Black-T John as absorbed, interpreted, and then sold by Stark.

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Wed
Sep 25 2013 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Natural Election”

Farscape, Natural ElectionNatural Election
Written by Sophie C. Hopkins, directed by Ian Watson
Season 4, episode 6

1st UK Transmission Date: 4 November 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 19 July 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti)

Synopsis: While hanging out to observe a wormhole, Moya is infected by a space-borne fungus. The crew have to race to clear it out of Moya’s systems before she dies. They manage it, with Scorpius’ help. John and Aeryn clear the air.

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Wed
Sep 18 2013 3:00pm

Farscape Rewatch: “Promises”

Farscape, Promises, Crichton, AerynPromises
Written by Richard Manning, directed by Geoff Bennett
Season 4, episode 5

1st UK Transmission Date: 28 October 2002
1st US Transmission Date: 12 July 2002

Guest Cast: Raelee Hill (Sikozu), Melissa Jaffer (Noranti), Rebecca Riggs (Grayza), David Franklin (Braca), Richard Carter (Ullom), Anja Coleby (Ponara), Damian Hunter (Rinlo)

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