"PK Tech Girl"
Series Farscape
Season 1, Episode 5
Farscape 1x05 001
Air date April 17th, 1999
Writers Nan Hagan
Director Tony Tilse
Producers Matt Carroll; Richard Clendinnen; Kris Noble; Rockne S. O'Bannon
Starring Ben Browder; Claudia Black; Virginia Hey; Anthony Simcoe
Episode guide
"Throne for a Loss"
"Thank God It's Friday, Again"

"PK Tech Girl" is the fifth episode of season one of the US/Australian science fiction television series Farscape. It was directed by Tony Tilse and written by Nan Hagan. It first aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in the United States on April 17th, 1999. In this episode, the crew of Moya discover a derelict Peacekeeper Command Carrier adrift in space in the Uncharted Territories. Rygel recognizes it as the Zelbinion, the battleship upon which he had been tortured by Captain Selto Durka more than 130 cycles ago. Hoping to salvage equipment from it, John Crichton and Aeryn Sun discover the ship's sole survivor - a Peacekeeper technician named Gilina Renaez. Aeryn recognizes her as being under Crais' command and worries that her former commanding officer might be hot on their heels.

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Actor Role
Ben Browder John Crichton
Claudia Black Officer Aeryn Sun
Virginia Hey Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan
Anthony Simcoe Ka D'Argo

Guest Stars Edit

Actor Role
Jonathan Hardy Dominar Rygel XVI (voice)
Lani Tupu Pilot (voice)
Alyssa-Jane Cook Gilina Renaez
Peter Astridge Lomus (voice)
Peter Knowles Evran
David Wheeler Captain Selto Durka
Phillip Hinton Teurac (voice)
Christopher Truswell Evran
Derek Amer Teurac

Notes & Trivia Edit

This episode has been made available on disc two of the Farscape: The Complete First Season DVD collection and the Farscape: The Complete Season One DVD collection as well as the Farscape: The Complete Series DVD collection

  • This is the first episode of Farscape directed by Tony Tilse. He next directs "Till the Blood Runs Clear".
  • Production code number: 10107

Allusions Edit

  • John Crichton compares the fall of the Zelbinion to the sinking of the Titanic, which was a luxury liner that went down after striking an inceberg in 1912. The event was made into a blockbuster epic movie called Titanic in 1997 starring Leonardo DiCaprio whom is referenced in this episode.
  • Multiple references are made to Bialar Crais in this episode, but he does not make an actual appearance. John Crichton tells Gilina Renaez about the incident that resulted in the death of Bialar's brother, Tauvo Crais, but insists it was an accident. John and Tauvo's ships collided with one another in the series' premiere.

See also Edit


The World of Farscape

Farscape miscellaneous

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