Farscape

Farscape (1999)

42 mistakes in season 1 - chronological order

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Premiere - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After John successfully instructs Aeryn on how to maneuver and slingshot Moya away from the PK's Command Carrier, Zhaan gives John a very special thank you. When it cuts to the DRD scooting across the floor in Moya's empty Command, a crew member wearing shorts can be seen at the right side of the screen, as he's looking in the direction of the DRD, and is presumably controlling the DRD's remote control.

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Throne for a Loss - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: After Rygel realizes that he can loosen the soil with the dumped gruel, it cuts to John and Aeryn as they approach the Tavlek camp, and when Aeryn tells John, "I am going to take out every last Tavlek. No survivors. No mercy. Now give me the oculars," John holds up the syringe (with Zhaan's sleep mist) that Aeryn had given him earlier, and we can see "DG-4" engraved on the side of the gun, revealing that the prop dept used the model DG-4 aluminum air blow dust gun to play the part of the syringe.

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PK Tech Girl - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Aboard the Zelbinion, when Aeryn and John question Gilina about how the Zelbinion died, after Gilina says, "Officer Sun, I think you should know, I consider you a traitor...," when it cuts to Rygel in his hoverchair with his flashlight in hand, there's puppeteer movement behind him. Later, after Zhaan tells Rygel to find Durka's corpse because it'll set him free, when Rygel's back aboard the Zelbinion, although he's just remembering being in a cage in front of Durka, it's interesting to note that we can see the puppeteer's movement behind Rygel.

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I, E.T. - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: While on the planet, when Crichton is talking with Lyneea about the military not being very compassionate and Crichton says, "No, militaries rarely are": when it cuts back to Lyneea we can see the shadow from the camera moving on her. (00:27:55)

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I, E.T. - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: During Moya's attempt to land on the planet's bog-filled surface, in the close-up of Rygel as he begs for somebody to help tie him down, we can see Rygel's puppeteer, who's wearing eyeglasses and a cap, behind Rygel.

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I, E.T. - S1-E7

Other mistake: In this episode the family that John and the gang encounter are able to understand him. Yet if the planet has never experienced encounters with alien life forms, this is impossible without translator microbes.

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I, E.T. - S1-E7

Continuity mistake: When D'Argo, Aeryn and John start their search for clorium, D'Argo is wearing arm bracers which extend over the palm and back of his hands. After John says, "Pilot said you press this, this and...this. Works just like a VCR, except easier," D'Argo grabs the particle analyzer from John, but in the closeup of the particle analyzer the hands we see are bare, which means it's not D'Argo, then in the next shot D'Argo is still holding the device.

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I, E.T. - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After they all take turns peering into the triangular hatchway, Pilot silences the paddac beacon's siren, and when the DRD zooms into the compartment in the shot from within the room we can see a cable behind the DRD.

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That Old Black Magic - S1-E8

Visible crew/equipment: While Rygel watches over John's body, Rygel performs his own version of the Hynerian Ceremony of Passage to declare John dead so as to claim John's possessions, and when he pulls at John's boots, the puppeteer's arm/elbow becomes visible behind Rygel.

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That Old Black Magic - S1-E8

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Crichton and Crais are fighting with the chains in the room with the metal whirly-gig you see Crichton fall and Crais wraps the chain around Crichton's boot. In the very next shot you see Crais yank on the chain with all his might, but the chain is now attached to Crichton's hand instead of his boot.

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They've Got a Secret - S1-E10

Visible crew/equipment: After D'Argo finds the Peacekeeper control panel and rips out the wire, he's thrown back and slides down a shaft. When he stops sliding we can see the safety cable behind him just before he finds the Peacekeeper shield, and then when he continues to slide down the shaft we can see the safety cable once again.

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...Different Destinations - S3-E5

Trivia: While they're waiting for the Venek Horde to attack again, when John's chained to the statue Scorpius/Harvey's playing the harmonica with his feet up on John's lap. Notice that both soles of Scorpius/Harvey's red boots have the name "Andy" written on them. In "Toy Story" Woody's boot has "Andy" written on its sole, and here in John's mind it's to signify John's ownership of the neural clone.

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Question: Why is John's Farscape-1 module able to navigate wormholes where some other, more sophisticated craft, notably Peacekeeper Prowlers, cannot without liquifying passengers?

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Chosen answer: It's never explained. John mentions a theory that his less technologically developed craft simply interferes with the wormhole less than the "superior" Vipers, but they never make a concrete determination on that point. But we also have to take into account the fact that Moya traverses wormholes with no ill effect as well.

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