Mental as Anything
Episode 15 of 22 within Season Four. Item 81 of 90 overall.
Production number 10415.
Mark Saraceni - Writer
Geoff Bennett - Director
150 votes

Scorpius takes Crichton, D'Argo and Rygel into an advanced training camp where students learn mental discipline. D'Argo is confronted with the arrival of Macton, the Peacekeeper who murdered his wife, Lo'Laan, then framed him for the crime.

When Scorpius forces Crichton into torturous anti-Scarran training, D'Argo must face the demons from his past ... alone.

original airdate--January 31,2003  rating--1.0 million


music--"Farscape theme song" by Guy Gross


Factoid--There was insufficient time to change D'Argo's makeup to its season one look, though he should have looked this way in the flashbacks.

  • The opening scene with John and Aeryn was added late to explain why only the guys were featured in the episode as well as to introduce the television set.
  • John Brumpton previously played B'Sogg in 2.07 "Home on the Remains".

Farscape Lingo:


  • TaskChair: a mindscape interface.
  • Plitz: idiomatic equivalent of heck, hell, or devil: "What the plitz is that smell?"
  • Mindscape: a virtual reality environment where contestants can do battle.
  • Frax: personal slur: "These Charrid frax killed billions of my people!" (secondary definition).
  • Anti-Scarran training: mental discipline training that strengthens resistance to heat.



"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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regional titles

Mentale als iets
Mental as Anything
Tout ce que mentale
Mental As Anything
Meabhrach mar Rud ar bith a
Mentale come qualcosa
Mental As Anything