Crichton Kicks
Episode 1 of 22 within Season Four. Item 67 of 90 overall.
Production number 10401.
David Law Kemper - Writer
Andrew Prowse - Director
182 votes

Continuing work on his theories of wormhole technology, Crichton ekes out an existence on board Elack - an old, dying Leviathan. The peace is shattered by the intrusion of a female alien, Sikozu, and a squad of Grudek mercenaries intent on harvesting Elack's neural tissue. Crichton fights to save his new home, his struggle hindered by the Grudeks' pet: a vicious and deadly alien canine called the Brindz Hound.

original airdate--June 07,2002   rating--1.6 million


music--"Farscape theme song" by Guy Gross


Factoid--The beach scenes were filmed at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

  • This is the first episode of Farscape filmed in widescreen.
  • Unlike with "Jeremiah Crichton", the beard Ben Browder sports in this episode is real. He grew it in the hiatus between Seasons 3 and 4 and shaved it during the filming of the episode.
  • Chiana's powers have changed from precognition to speeding up her perception, making what she sees appear to slow down. This leaves her blind temporarily.
  • This is the first episode of the series to not feature any involvement by Lani Tupu.

Farscape Lingo:

  • Kalish: Sikozu's species.
  • Rajnot: personal slur: "Oh, you rajnot!"
  • Brindz hound: blood-tracking animal used by Grudeks.
  • Currency pledges: Grayza offers a reward in currency pledges for the capture of our crew.
  • Hydrex gland: part of Pilot physiology: "Just boost fluid to her hydrex gland."


"My name is John Crichton. An Astronaut. Three years ago I got shot into a wormhole. I'm in a distant part of the universe, aboard this living ship of escaped prisoners, my friends. I've made enemies, powerful, dangerous.

Now all I want, is to find a way home, to warn Earth. Look upward, and share the wonders I've seen".

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Previous episode :
066 Dog With Two Bones (season finale)
Next episode :
068 What Was Lost (I) - Sacrifice

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