I am not Kirk, Spock, Luke, Buck, Flash or Arthur frelling Dent. I'm Dorothy Gale from Kansas."
— John Crichton
One American's descent into Australia's S&M scene."
—Warren Ellis, not all wrong.
"If Star Wars and Red Dwarf had a baby and that baby ran away and joined the circus, that's Farscape."
— SFDebris, essentially summarizing the show
''Farscape tells the story of John Crichton, an astronaut who finds himself on the other side of the galaxy after a mishap during an experimental flight. Arriving in the midst of a battle scene in deep space, Crichton falls in with a trio of alien convicts fleeing from captivity by the Peacekeepers, a space faring military force.
Now, blamed for the accidental death of a Peacekeeper Captain's brother, Crichton finds himself a fugitive as well...''
—Courtesy of Save Farscape, the fan campaign founded to revive the series, after its cancellation by the network the day filming for season 4 ended .
Sure, I feel like an idiot 'Scaper loving this show; it's got Muppets, who wouldn't? But the difference between forcing yourself to read Ulysses and watching this show is the difference between hitting yourself in the head with something heavy, and watching people who are entirely too hot blowing shit up and making out. No fucking contest, Joyce. Sorry.
—Jacob Clifton, Television Without Pity
"Have we sent the "Don't shoot us, we're pathetic" message yet?"
—John Crichton, as their ship is being attacked