Mar. 19, 1999
60 min.
SyFy TV Network

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Five years ago, astronaut John Crichton attempted to use the Earth's atmosphere to propel his ship, Farscape 1, at great speeds across the solar system. He was sucked down a wormhole to a distant part of the galaxy and into the middle of a battle. He was rescued by a group of escaping prisoners and taken aboard their ship, a living ship.

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D'Argo Sun-Crichton or "Deke" was the son of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun. He was born during the final battle of the Peacekeeper/Scarran War while his parents were in the midst of the battle. He was named in honor Ka D'Argo, the close friend of his parents, who perished as they fled the battle.

D'Argo's conception and gestation are themselves a unique story, possibly setting the stage for the boy's life ahead. Conceived either during John's and Aeryn's night together on the Ancient-created Earth or, more likely, during Aeryn's time with the other John on Talyn, D'Argo's gestation was halted early on by a stasis process that is automatic with all Peacekeeper women. After Aeryn's capture by the Scarrans, the embryo was released from stasis and proceeded its natural gestation. During her time in captivity, the Scarrans tried to unlock John's wormhole knowledge from the baby's DNA. They were unsuccessful in doing so.

Weeks later, however, John and Aeryn were crystallized by an Eidelon ship while on the surface of Qujaga. After an understanding was reached between the Eidelons and the crew of Moya, Rygel was able to search the bottom of the planet's ocean in the area of the accident, finding and swallowing every crystallized piece of John, Aeryn, and the baby. After John and Aeryn were restored, however, it was discovered that Rygel had somehow failed to regurgitate the baby's pieces. The baby was now inside of him.

The growing fetus would continue to be inside Rygel until their capture by the Decimator. After Rygel was tortured by the Scarrans, Aeryn decided that the fetus needed to be transferred. Finally, the fetus was returned to his mother, where he would develop until his birth at Qujaga.

Not long after the war, John convinced Aeryn to nickname D'Argo "Deke", both for his initials D.C., and for Mercury astronaut Deke Slayton, as well as the fact that John was uncomfortable calling him D'Argo so soon after the death of his namesake.

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