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Production No. 114

Best Viewed As 1.14

Aired As
1.14 (US & UK)

Original Airdates
30 Jul 1999 (US)
20 Mar 2000 (UK)

1.5 (US)
2.10 (UK)

Jeremiah Crichton
Abbreviations: JC
Alternate Titles: (none)

Wassup? · Backstory · Reactions · Annotations · Microbes · Quotes · Cast & Crew

Writer: Doug Heyes, Jr.
Director: Ian Watson
Natalie Mendoza............Lishala
Kevin Copeland.............Rokon
John O'Brien...............Kato-Re
Deni Gordon................Neera
Tania Mustapic.............Maid
Complete Credits


Memo to Makeup Department: the beard needed a little more work.

John goes looking for a little breathing room in Farscape 1, and is inadvertantly left behind when Moya does an unexpected starburst. While the crew backtracks in search of him, he finds himself getting attached to an Earth-like planet and it's inhabitants. But, the planet's energy vortex may strand not only John, but D'Argo and Rygel as well -- if they aren't executed, first.


Farscape World


Terra Firma


Farscape Fantasy
Farscape World




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Farscape World
Farscape Fantasy
AV Club
Tourist's Guide


Farscape World
Terra Firma


The title is taken from the 1972 Robert Redford film JEREMIAH JOHNSON, directed by Sydney Pollack.

Aeryn: "Look, this is hardly the time for human nonsense, Crichton."
John: "Oh, God, that is it -- you are so damn smart. There's no time for any stupid human anything. And I'm sick of it, Aeryn. I'm sick of Napoleon the Fourteenth, I'm sick of Blue, I'm sick of Tentacle Boy. And guess what? I'm sick of you. I'm sick of this whole turd-burp end of the universe."

Our favorite Dominar is actually Rygel the 16th. Napoleon XIV was the stage name of Jerry Samuels, known best for his 1966 hit song, "They're Coming To Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!".

John: "Well, hakuna matata, Masata."

"Hakuna matata" is the phrase (and song) from Disney's THE LION KING.

John: "The slug who would be king."

A reference to the Rudyard Kipling story, "The Man Who Would Be King", made into an excellent movie by John Huston, starring Sean Connery and Michael Caine.

Translator Microbe Report

Acquara Earthlike planet where Crichton is marooned
A-lu-e-masata respectful greeting on Acquara
Amnexus systems component of Moya
Amniox component Crichton and D'Argo are attempting to service; possibly related to Moya's exhaust, given the unpleasant associated odor, but possibly also related to her equivalent of amniotic fluid, as Pilot says the blockage is related to Moya's pregnancy
Barkan idiomatic equivalent of a bat: "like a barkan out of Hezmana"
Bio-prints printed readings of life forms taken by Moya
Blue Crichton's derogatory nickname for Zhaan
Culleh love, or physical attraction
Grondeer Acquaran head of government, akin to a village chief
Homing ident homing signal emitted by Moya's comms badges
Lomata-kai compound on Acquara where Crichton was sentenced to spend ten cycles working
Masata messianic title given Rygel on Acquara
Napoleon the 14th Crichton's derogatory nickname for Rygel
Priestan religious order on Acquara
Samat measure of size: "A full samat bigger than Talio or Ku-mah."
Shai! Enough! or Shoo! (Aquaran exclamation)
Shakloom crablike animal Crichton spears
Shakloom jerky foodstuff Rygel enjoys on Acquara
Tentacle Boy Crichton's derogatory nickname for D'Argo
Timbala, the history book of Acquara, revered as holy writ
Transport Hangar Moya's garage area
Turd-burp end of the universe Crichton's name for the Uncharted Territories
Units measure of altitude
Wanta chant Delvian chant used to increase work efficiency



Comments from Cast & Crew

Richard Manning & Andrew Prowse, January 6, 2000

  • Moderator: <honk-if-you-like-farscape> to <Moderator>: is john ever going to run out of earth clothing?

    Ricky: I think that was one of the scenes we cut out of a season 1 ep, the show where John learns to sew his own.
    Ricky: Or are you telling me you'd LIKE to see him run out of clothing? Tsk, tsk.

Pilot, with Sean Masterson (Puppeteer) & Lani Tupu (Voice of Pilot), July 13, 2000

  • Moderator: <VEL5> to <Moderator>: Sean, have you or any of the other puppeteers, ever acted on the show as guest stars, or plan to?

    SeanMasterson: Not yet, we plan too, but we are all ugly so we keep being put off

    Moderator: What about John E. in "Jeremiah Crichton?"

    SeanMasterson: yeah, good call :)
    SeanMasterson: He paid someone a lot of money

    Moderator: Sorry everyone: look for John Eccleston (sp?) as the native running with Rygel over his head in the season 1 episode "Jerimiah Crichton."

David Kemper, with Richard Manning & Ben Browder ("Bruno"), August 17, 2000

  • Moderator: <Ozgate> to <Moderator>: Question for either DK or Boofhead Bruno.............casting your mind back abit the ep Jeremiah Crichton, where exactly in Sydney was it filmed?

    Kemper: Ben?

    Bruno: Manley dam

    Kemper: Will the owner of the green Honda Civic please move their car. You're blocking our creativity.

David Kemper & Ben Browder, November 12, 2000

  • Moderator: Dark: did anything embarrassing happen while filming the show?

    Ben Browder: Ep 14 season 1.

    David Kemper: Embarrassing? Ben?
    David Kemper: OOOOooooooo! Touch man.

    Ben Browder: any scene where the writers spice it up with those words....
    Ben Browder: "He is naked"