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"Farscape" was unlike anything that had come before it; the show was bold, brilliant and a little bonkers. The series turns 20 years old this week.
To coincide with its original U.S. premiere on March 19, 1999 (the U.K. premiere was a few months later), all four seasons of "Farscape" and the "The Peacekeeper Wars" miniseries have been made available on Amazon Prime.
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"Farscape" followed an American astronaut named John Crichton (Ben Browder) who, on the maiden flight of a spacecraft that was testing a new theory of gravity-assisted acceleration, was struck by a wave of radiation and accidentally hurled through a wormhole to land halfway across the universe. Adrift and floating through space millions of light-years away from Earth, he's picked up by a crew of fugitives aboard a living, biomechanical spaceship called Moya.
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Constantly chasing this gang of intergalactic reprobates are the Peacekeepers, an ironically named military force that rules this galaxy with an iron fist. Moya’s crew is initially made up of Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (Virginia Hey), a beautiful, blue-skinned, priestess; Ka D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe), a Klingon-like warrior; Dominar Rygel XVI (Jonathan Hardy), a quirky little alien motivated by wealth; and Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black), a former Peacekeeper officer who is now on the run. The spacecraft Moya itself was once captured by the Peacekeepers and is flown by Pilot (Lani John Tupu), who...
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