I'm going way back for this favorite TV show, to the turn of the century...the year 2000. Just moved into a new apartment, this one with cable included! Sc-fi junky that I was, the commercials for the new show Farscape had me hooked. I was thrilled to have the Sci-Fi Channel, and watching Farscape was a can't miss event each week.
Airing in the US on the Sci-Fi Channel (now sy-fy...sigh), this creative space-journey TV series was conceived by Rockne S. O'Bannon. Produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark, the show featured Henson Muppets as key characters. The main plot point revolves around a US astronaut from our time (John Crichton) who gets sucked through a wormhole near Earth and is ejected into the middle of an epic space battle. He clips a passing ship as he arrives, leading to a death and a brother's revenge plot. After being rescued by a rouge group of escapees flying in a living space craft (Moya), each show is formed around a mini-arch for the episode, and follows the overall arch of Crichton being pursued by multiple baddies, and his trying to get back to the wormhole. It may sound a bit hokey, but the set design, acting and writing are compelling and just plain entertaining.
All 4 seasons and the concluding mini-series are available on netflix, or through iTunes (links below).