The first episode of the sci-fi TV show Farscape (10101).
John Crichton, an astronaut on Earth is attempting an experiment with his "Farscape" module, when a strange energy wave propels him through a worm hole to the far side of the galaxy. He ends up on Moya, a bio-mechanoid space ship. Here he meets the escaping prisoners that become the shows regulars: Ka D'Argo, Rygel XVI, and Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan. He also meets Pilot who is Moya's symbiont that controls the ship, Aeryn Sun a captured warrior of those that had imprisoned the others, and his nemesis Captain Crais.
Writer: Rockne S. O'Bannon
Director: Andrew Prowse
Information culled from my memory of the episodes, www.farscape.com, and www.scifi.com/farscape.