Question: I've been dying to find out the name of a show that I saw when I was working in another province. It had an astronaut from Earth who went through some kind of wormhole. This human ended up with a few people helping him. One was called Pilot and, of course, he was a pilot. The ships were some kind of life-form. There was one animal kind of guy that has a mean temper (kind of a Worf thing) and there was a bald female whose species evolved from plants. She was green and could use some kind of special mind powers. I've written before, but I still have not seen a response. If I can get this show in Ontario I would love to try and figure out what I've missed. Any ideas? Many thanx.
Televisionary: Sounds like you're looking for the Sci Fi Channel's Farscape, which does indeed star Ben Browder as lost Earthling astronaut John Crichton. He and his cohorts, who include a big warrior guy named Ka D'Argo (Anthony Simcoe) and an 812-year-old plant woman named Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan (The Road Warrior's Virginia Hey), cruise around on a living ship named Moya.
I'm a casual (though discerning) sci-fi fan and must admit I had my doubts about Farscape when I first read the press materials for it. I firmly believe that many sci-fi producers and writers who are too lazy to create interesting characters and stories think they can fool the audience with a few effects and some random apostrophes inserted into a couple of names.
However, I was happy to be wrong. Farscape has a tendency to wander into the realm of James T. Kirk corniness (not that that's necessarily a bad thing since I believe Star Trek was best in its over-the-top Shatner days). But it also has a sense of humor and is a well-handled, inventive show with fresh storylines and solid acting wrapped in enough genre standards to land it a place on the tube. I honestly have no idea if you can see the show or the channel, for that matter in Ontario, but you're certainly welcome to check out our online listings and see for yourself.
(You might want to give your set a good whack on the side if "the bald female" remains green, by the way. She's blue.)