Farscape (1999)

42 mistakes in season 1

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Family Ties - S1-E22

Visible crew/equipment: After the transport pod successfully ignites the moon, D'Argo and John are floating in space while Aeryn's in her Prowler, and just as we hear Pilot start to say, "The offspring Leviathan, Talyn, has broken from Moya's side," we can see the face of Rygel's puppeteer under the table, at the bottom right of the screen.

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Bone to be Wild - S1-E21

Visible crew/equipment: After Aeryn activates the cannon on the Leviathan baby's exterior, when Aeryn says, "Pilot...please let me know if any Peacekeeper scans are imminent," as she walks away the camera follows her, and we can see a nice reflection of the cameraman/crew member at the right side of the screen. The reflection's briefly visible again when Chiana says, "The only weapon we've got is that kid."

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Through the Looking Glass - S1-E17

Visible crew/equipment: This episode begins in the galley, and while everyone's eating and talking the camera moves around the table following their conversation, and when the camera passes Rygel, or even Zhaan, we can see the head and/or movement of the puppeteer behind Rygel.

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Jeremiah Crichton - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: When Lishala gives John the map of the sky she asks him where his home world is, and John picks up a very small stone, but in the closeup he's holding a much larger stone in his hand, then in the wide shot it's small again before he throws it.

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The Flax - S1-E12

Visible crew/equipment: Near the start, while Rygel's annoying Zhaan and D'Argo by banging the noisy Y-rod against the Tadek board, when Rygel says, "It may be preferable to this mind-numbing tedium," the wavy dark hair of the puppeteer can be seen behind Rygel. Then later, when Zhaan says that she will strive to keep Kcrackic distracted, as Rygel's smoking the hookah we can see the movement of the puppeteer's arm under Rygel's robe.

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DNA Mad Scientist - S1-E9

Visible crew/equipment: While Rygel's in his quarters tossing out his junk, when D'Argo walks in and asks him about it, as Rygel replies, "Just items that I've procured since our escape," the hand of the puppeteer can be seen behind Rygel at the left side of the screen.

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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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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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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.

Rhapsody in Blue - S1-E13

Visible crew/equipment: After Tahleen alters John's memory of himself as a young boy playing in the water, and then Aeryn tells John that he's the most bizarre creature she's ever met, when it cuts back to Moya as Rygel joins D'Argo, you can see the head and movement of one of Rygel's puppeteers as D'Argo and Rygel are talking.

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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?


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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