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10 Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About Farscape

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It's been over 20 cycles (years) since Farscape premiered to the world, introducing fans across the globe to IASA astronaut John Crichton, former Peacekeeper soldier Aeryn Sun, Luxan warrior Ka D'argo, and the rest of the living ship Moya's (quite literally) colorful crew.

The creation of Rockne S. O'Bannon and Brian Henson (yes, THAT Henson) Farscape was an ambitious venture with large set pieces and featuring animatronic puppets by The Jim Henson Company. But the show wasn't dependent on visuals to carry the weight. Its finest work was with its characters and storytelling, breathing new life into the familiar lost in space tropes.

Unafraid to show all sides of humanity, even in non-human lifeforms, Farscape puts its characters and its audience through the wringer. Emotions ranged from laughing out loud to intense anger to heartbreaking grief, but fans wouldn't have it any other way.

During its four season run, the show won numerous awards including three Saturn Awards for Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series, but seemed to fade from SciFi Television history as its contemporaries (Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica) went on to surpass it.

But Farscape's fanbase, lovingly known as Spacers, will be the first to sing the show's praises, welcoming new fans young and old. The show may not be a household name, but its influences can still be found if one knows where to look.

Prepare for spoilers.

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