History Series / Farscape

8th Mar '17 3:10:10 PM system
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27th Feb '17 8:39:59 AM tonystork
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The Jim Henson Company went all out in designing [[StarfishAliens non-biped]] aliens, right down to the four-armed and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]] Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.

The premise of ''Farscape'' bears some resemblance to the '70s British series ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]''. ''[=B7=]'' fans see the character of Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) as an acknowledgment of it, judging by her strong resemblance to the older show's BigBad Servalan. The fact that Riggs is an avowed fan of ''[=B7=]'' doesn't hurt.

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The Jim Henson Company went all out in designing [[StarfishAliens non-biped]] non-bipedal]] aliens, right down to the four-armed and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]] Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.

The premise of ''Farscape'' bears some resemblance to the '70s British series ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]''. ''[=B7=]'' fans see the character of Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) as an acknowledgment of it, judging by her strong resemblance similarity to the older show's BigBad former's BigBad, Servalan. The fact that Riggs is an avowed fan of ''[=B7=]'' doesn't hurt.



In 2008, BOOM! Studios started publishing ongoing -- and canonical -- ''Farscape'' comics, from stories written by Rockne O'Bannon and scripted by Keith R.A. [=DeCandido=] and [[Literature/StarTrekDestiny David Allan Mack]]. There were two ongoing series set post-''Peacekeeper Wars'', one following Moya's crew (''Farscape'') and one following Scorpius (''Farscape: Scorpius''). The latter has since merged into the mainline comics as of the ''War for the Uncharted Territories'' storyline, soon to be followed by a pre-''PKW'' series following D'Argo.

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In 2008, BOOM! Studios started publishing ongoing -- and canonical -- ''Farscape'' comics, from stories written by Rockne O'Bannon and scripted by Keith R.A. [=DeCandido=] and [[Literature/StarTrekDestiny David Allan Mack]].Allen Mack (''Literature/StarTrekDestiny''). There were two ongoing series set post-''Peacekeeper Wars'', one following Moya's crew (''Farscape'') and one following Scorpius (''Farscape: Scorpius''). The latter has since merged into the mainline comics as of the ''War for the Uncharted Territories'' storyline, soon to be followed by a pre-''PKW'' series following D'Argo.
31st Jan '17 5:56:05 AM LondonKdS
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The premise of ''Farscape'' bears some resemblance to the '70s British series ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]''. ''[=B7=]'' fans see the character of Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) as an acknowledgment of it, judging by her strong resemblance to Servalan. The fact that Riggs is an avowed fan of ''[=B7=]'' doesn't hurt.

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The premise of ''Farscape'' bears some resemblance to the '70s British series ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]''. ''[=B7=]'' fans see the character of Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) as an acknowledgment of it, judging by her strong resemblance to the older show's BigBad Servalan. The fact that Riggs is an avowed fan of ''[=B7=]'' doesn't hurt.
11th Dec '16 10:45:31 PM Xtifr
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'''''Farscape''''', co-created by Rockne O'Bannon (''Series/SeaquestDSV'') and Brian Henson (son of [[Creator/JimHenson Jim]]), is an [[{{UsefulNotes/Australia}} Australian]] {{space opera}}. Originally airing on the Creator/NineNetwork, it became the flagship show on [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] from 2000-2003.

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'''''Farscape''''', ''Farscape'', co-created by Rockne O'Bannon (''Series/SeaquestDSV'') and Brian Henson (son of [[Creator/JimHenson Jim]]), is an [[{{UsefulNotes/Australia}} Australian]] {{space opera}}. Originally airing on the Creator/NineNetwork, it became the flagship show on [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] from 2000-2003.
8th Dec '16 8:41:14 PM MrFebreze
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The Jim Henson Company went all out in designing [[StarfishAliens non-biped]] aliens, right down to the four-armed and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]. Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.

The premise of ''Farscape'' bears some resemblance to the '70s British series ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]''. ''B7'' fans see the character of Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) as an acknowledgment of it, judging by her strong resemblance to Servalan, ''B7'''s main villain. The fact that Riggs is an avowed fan of ''B7'' doesn't hurt.

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The Jim Henson Company went all out in designing [[StarfishAliens non-biped]] aliens, right down to the four-armed and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]. appropriately-named]] Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.

The premise of ''Farscape'' bears some resemblance to the '70s British series ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]''. ''B7'' ''[=B7=]'' fans see the character of Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) as an acknowledgment of it, judging by her strong resemblance to Servalan, ''B7'''s main villain. Servalan. The fact that Riggs is an avowed fan of ''B7'' ''[=B7=]'' doesn't hurt.
8th Dec '16 8:40:22 PM MrFebreze
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->''"Iím Butch. ''(at Aeryn)'' This is Sundance. We're the Hole in the Sky gang."''
-->-- '''John''', "Till The Blood Runs Clear"

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->''"Iím Butch. ''(at Aeryn)'' This is Sundance. We're the Hole in the Sky gang.->''"Boy, was Spielberg ever wrong. 'Close Encounters' my ass."''
-->-- '''John''', "Till The Blood Runs Clear"
'''John'''



It was compelling for viewers of that time because of the adult themes. Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds and bad habits]] than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looked like they robbed a fabric store, ''Farscape'' went looking in literal [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's boots were bought from such a store.

The Jim Henson Company went all out in designing non-[[RubberForeheadAliens biped]] aliens, right down to the four-armed (and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]) Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.

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It was compelling for viewers of that time because of the adult themes. Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds and bad habits]] than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looked like they robbed a fabric store, ''Farscape'' went looking in literal actual [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's boots were bought from such a store.

The Jim Henson Company went all out in designing non-[[RubberForeheadAliens biped]] [[StarfishAliens non-biped]] aliens, right down to the four-armed (and and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]) appropriately-named]]. Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.
29th Oct '16 9:28:05 AM MrFebreze
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The show follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who finds himself stranded aboard a ship ("a '''[[SapientShip LIVING]]''' ship!") full of alien ex-cons. While en route to Earth, John and the crew find themselves targeted by both sides in an intergalactic war. At the end of the day, the half-mad (and therefore [[HumanityIsInsane half-sane!]]) John is able to save everyone because he's [[AchievementsInIgnorance the most deficient of all the species aboard]].

It was compelling for viewers of that time because of the adult themes. Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looked like they robbed a fabric store, ''Farscape'' went looking in literal [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's boots were bought from such a store.

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The show follows John Crichton, a hapless [[SpaceMadness space-happy]] astronaut who finds himself stranded aboard a ship ("a '''[[SapientShip LIVING]]''' ship!") full of alien ex-cons. While en route to Earth, John and the crew find themselves targeted by both sides in an intergalactic war. At the end of the day, the half-mad (and therefore [[HumanityIsInsane half-sane!]]) John is able to save everyone because he's [[AchievementsInIgnorance the most deficient of all the species aboard]].

It was compelling for viewers of that time because of the adult themes. Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] backgrounds and bad habits habits]] than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looked like they robbed a fabric store, ''Farscape'' went looking in literal [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's boots were bought from such a store.
27th Oct '16 6:13:34 PM MrFebreze
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Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looked like they robbed a fabric store, ''Farscape'' went looking in literal [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's boots were bought from such a store.

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It was compelling for viewers of that time because of the adult themes. Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looked like they robbed a fabric store, ''Farscape'' went looking in literal [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's boots were bought from such a store.
26th Oct '16 4:47:01 PM MrFebreze
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'''''Farscape''''', co-created by Rockne O'Bannon (''Series/SeaquestDSV'') and Brian Henson (son of [[Creator/JimHenson Jim]]), was the flagship show of [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] from 1999-2003.

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'''''Farscape''''', co-created by Rockne O'Bannon (''Series/SeaquestDSV'') and Brian Henson (son of [[Creator/JimHenson Jim]]), was is an [[{{UsefulNotes/Australia}} Australian]] {{space opera}}. Originally airing on the Creator/NineNetwork, it became the flagship show of on [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci-Fi Channel]] from 1999-2003.
2000-2003.



Much like its Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but [[BlackAndGrayMorality he turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looks like they shopped for clothes in a fabric store, Farscape went looking in [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's costume was actually bought from such a store.

The Jim Henson company went all out in building a range of non-[[RubberForeheadAliens bipedal]] aliens, right down to the symbiotic (and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]) Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern Sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.

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Much like its Similar to their Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but he [[BlackAndGrayMorality he turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looks looked like they shopped for clothes in robbed a fabric store, Farscape ''Farscape'' went looking in literal [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's costume was actually boots were bought from such a store.

The Jim Henson company Company went all out in building a range of designing non-[[RubberForeheadAliens bipedal]] biped]] aliens, right down to the symbiotic four-armed (and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]) Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern Sci-fi sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.
26th Oct '16 9:36:00 AM MrFebreze
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Much like its Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but [[BlackAndGrayMorality he turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Francise/StarTrek'' at times looks like they shopped for clothes in a fabric store, Farscape went looking in [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's costume was bought from such a store.

The Jim Henson company went all out in building a range of non-[[RubberForeheadAliens bipedal]] aliens, right down to the symbiotic (and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]) Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern Sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering]] him that couldn't be done with CGI.

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Much like its Canadian and British counterparts (''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), our "heroes" had more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Crichton (a pacifist who would get his ass kicked constantly) would often quibble over the "right" way to do things, but [[BlackAndGrayMorality he turned out to be wrong]] as often as not. To say nothing of the costumes: Whereas ''Francise/StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' at times looks like they shopped for clothes in a fabric store, Farscape went looking in [[{{Dominatrix}} fetish shops]]. War Minister Ahkna's costume was actually bought from such a store.

The Jim Henson company went all out in building a range of non-[[RubberForeheadAliens bipedal]] aliens, right down to the symbiotic (and [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep appropriately-named]]) Pilot. While stupidly expensive, the puppeteering allowed them to do things that even modern Sci-fi can't. There are plenty of scenes with the crew hugging Pilot, climbing on him or even [[GoodThingYouCanHeal slightly dismembering]] him dismembering him]] that couldn't be done with CGI.
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