Talyn Needed A PilotThroughout the series, Talyn was prone to mood swings and fight-or-flight responses. Talyn would act on his own initiative, often with Crais screaming "Talyn! NO!" Except after Stark bonded to him as pilot in Meltdown. Talyn was able to resist Mu-Quillus' siren song and fly away. Crais' neural transponder wasn't a usable substitute for a naturally-bonded pilot.
Most Peacekeepers are coolMost of the P Ks chasing Crichton are corrupt, and Grayza is a female Nero, but they're essentially the good guys (The Anti-Genocide Faction) when galactic war broke out, most other P Ks in the show are decent people who believe they're doing a good service... their combat ranks are brutal though
The entire series is set in the far future, and all the "aliens" in it are descended from humanity.Wormholes are explicitly capable of time travel, and the only contact between Earth and the rest of the galaxy that occurs in the series proper takes place through wormholes. Also, this provides an elegant explanation for why just about everyone in the Farscape universe is bilaterally symmetric, eats similar food, is interfertile, and so on. Given what we learn about the origins of the Peacekeepers in The Peacekeeper Wars, this does imply that either: a) the ancestors of the Eidolons had wormhole tech, or b) Sebaceans aren't actually any closer to humans than anyone else; when the Eidolons uplifted the "savages from the edge of the galaxy", those weren't Stone-Age humans but descendants of a Lost Colony. This also implies that, when Crichton sticks all that information about alien tech on the moon, he's setting up one heck of a Stable Time Loop.
The Sebaceans have an extremely large number of different languages, which they speak interchangeably due to Translator Microbes.Consider the following facts:
Crichton read Snow Crash before he left Earth......and that's how he knows that, if you want to be the baddest motherfucker in the
"Einstein" is in fact the creator of the Universe.Well, him or one of his predecessors. They live in an alternate dimension outside of the space-time continuum within what we determine as the "universe." He OWNs time (I mean these guys made time their bitch a long time ago). And if you own time, you can own space. So it's probably not beyond their capabilities to go: "hmm... hey there's a lot of emptiness out there. I wonder what would happen if I just flick this switch over here...". And they sent the Ancients in because they didn't want some idiot fucking up their masterpiece (which happens to be linked to their own "universe-thingy"), and hence messing up their universe-thingy as well.
John Crichton is an alternate universe John Michael Crichton.Hmm... a pop-culturally aware tech-savvy hero who knows that "everything breaks", or a doctor who writes stories about pop-culturally aware tech-savvy heroes who know that "everything breaks". Name's the Same, even!
Crichton wasn't making a joke in "Bone To Be Wild"Luxan poetry really is all about mucas and phlegm. The more disgusting it is, the better it's considered. Then, the poetry is set to music. This is done so they can prove that anything can sound beautiful when accompanied by shilquen.
Maldis is a rogue AncientOmnipotent reality warper from another plane of existence, who can take on any form he wants. It makes more sense than accepting that he is really a wizard who uses magic to achieve his ends.
The interdimensional creature in "Through the Looking Glass" was Einstein's true form.
It was Zhaan who killed Salis in "Durka Returns", not Durka or ChianaShe was the last person he spoke to before his death, she was outraged by the idea of Nebari mind control (and he made an explicit threat to do it to her), she was alone when the killing happened and she has a record of being willing to kill for ideology. Durka's response to a direct question about whether he did it or not is evasive in a way that suggests he didn't do it but is embarrassed to admit it, and the weapon Chiana is seen with immediately afterwards was blunt, whereas Salis's corpse looked as if he'd been either slashed or stabbed in the throat.
Not only do the translator microbes translate numbers but also units of measurement.Words like ahn and metra are only used to indicate that the speaker has used a unit from a different system. This would explain why John understands what hetch means in the first episode.
The standard units of measurements have a vulgar basis.The only words we don't hear translated by the translator microbes are units of measurement (arn, microt, hetch), and vulgarities (meevonks, dren, frell). There ought to a reason for both. Perhaps like Earth's Smoot the units are based was based on a body or body part.
The Scarrans are somehow related to the Koopas.Think about it. They are giant reptiles who can breath fire and get their power from flowers. Maybe fire flowers? They also have a caste system, just like in Mario. In Mario it is Koopa Troopa->Various Koopa Mutations->Bowser and his family. In farscape it is Basic dumb Scarran->an intermediate form seen in the background sometimes->High Scarrans.
Grayza is a Nebari/Sebacean hybrid.Her complexion has a distinct grey-blue tint, and her built in roofie power has distinct overtones of the Nebari "mental cleansing".
When Stark came back from the dead, he Came Back Wrong.Prior to his execution in "The Ugly Truth," he freely admitted that most of his insanity was an act to stop the Peacekeeper jailers from bothering him, and barring the odd flutter of panic in his second-season episodes, the characterisation follows the line pretty well up until "Ugly Truth." When he's resurrected in "Liars Guns and Money," he's clearly not as stable as he once was: first, there's the console-smashing breakdown when the heist goes wrong, then the conversation with Scorpius which ends with Stark yelling that he should just kill Jothee (the person Stark returned from the grave to rescue), and of course, his attempt to break up an argument by shrieking "MY SIDE, YOUR SIDE!" a lot. And it only gets worse from there- at one point, he goes so far as to try and Mind Rape Jool in one episode; clearly, he lost a sizeable chunk of his sanity (or self-control, take your pick) in his return to corporeal existence, making him a Type 2 example of Came Back Wrong.
The Scarrans are an Eidolon uplift project that went wrong.It's a bit weird that the plant that boosts the Scarrans intelligence grows on certain Scarran worlds, and also on Earth on the far side of the galaxy. But once it's revealed that the Eidolons created the Peacekeepers from proto-Earth-hominids, an explanation appears obvious. At the same time as they took hominids from Earth, they also did a bit of natural-product bioprospecting for Earth plants with pharmaceutical uses, and they discovered an Earth plant that had intelligence-boosting effects on a primitive reptilian species they were aware of. So they introduced the Scarrans to the crystherium, probably with a rose-tinted view of sentient-lifeform-nature that led to the belief that increased intelligence would naturally lead to a more peaceable worldview.
Grayza's pregnancy in "The Peacekeeper Wars" is by her rape of John in "What Was Lost".And in the next generation, D'Argo Jr. and any other Crichton offspring will have a Mordred-style Bastard Bastard as their Arch-Enemy.
Grunschlk was a GrudekGrubby, lumpy, unkempt but other Sebaceanoid alien? Grunschlk must have been a Grudek outcast from his former pirate crew, who then went out on his own, representing the Diagnosans as a business agent, because unlike the rest of his species, he didn't have the chops for piracy. Alternatively, he could have just been a really ugly Sebacean.
Neither Moya!Crichton or Talyn!Crichton is the real oneThe real Crichton was killed during the cloning process, thus the reason why they are shown to be identical even at a cellular level, is because the samples tested were both from copies.
The executions involved in being "Irreversibly Contaminated" is to keep people from realizing how much Peacekeeper society sucksA short stint with aliens is enough to serve as a death sentence even when they do everything they can to reunite with command. This probably means they don't want people to get new ideas. After all, Peacekeepers are forcibly trained from a young age, even bred for the military, and yet they consistently suck. Morale is probably a major concern, and the prospect of leaving for a less craptastic existence is on everyone's mind. So, Peacekeeper Command has to stamp out any and all seditious thought.
The space plant that attacked Moya in Natural Election was Zhaan. Moya was floating beside a wormhole when the space plant attacked and latched itself onto her surface. Zhaan, who was a plant, died in a wormhole. The space plant was a mutated form of Zhaan that locked onto Moya and attached itself to its surface. The plant has blue colouring, like Delvians, and although Zhaan would never harm Moya, it is already established that her spirit had moved on and so she is not responsible for the plants behaviour.
Emperor Staleek is Scorpius's fatherRule of Drama demands that Scorpy's dad be a character of narrative significance, rather than some anonymous grunt. Plus Staleek is relatively more tolerant of Scorpius than every other Scarran.
The game in "John Quixote" was nothing to do with Maldis, or even deliberately booby-trappedJohn and Chiana being trapped in it is entirely the result of John's mental instability, and in particular his survivor guilt over the people who've died thanks to getting mixed up with him. It's significant that Gilina turns up briefly for no reason in what's almost a re-enactment of her death, that the people who are most hostile to John in the game are Crais, who died to save him, and Stark, whose beloved Zhaan died because of him and Aeryn, and that his final escape from the game comes from a forgiveness-coded encounter with Zhaan.
Chiana has a sexual fetish for the elderlyThere's definite innuendo about her past relationship with Altana in "Home on the Remains", she ends up flirting with Paroos in "A Prefect Murder" despite the fact that he looks like a cross between Father Jack and Davros, and she gets far too enthusiastic about posing as Noranti's lesbian partner in "Bringing Home the Beacon".
The Halosians evolved from Skeksis.They lost their vestigial arms since they were useless and grew wings, but those later became vestigial as well.
Translator Microbes are telepathicWhich explains how they work with all but the most "complex" living languages but recordings of dead languages don't work with the normal microbes.