History Series / Farscape

2nd Jun '16 5:19:04 PM DrRomoray
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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship ("a '''[[SapientShip LIVING]]''' ship!") named Moya. While en route back to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil pirates]] and the Peacekeeper [[LawfulEvil military complex]]. Meanwhile, John is less a plucky astronaut these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shell-shocked marine on the edge of sanity]].

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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut test pilot who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship ("a '''[[SapientShip LIVING]]''' ship!") named Moya. While en route back to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil pirates]] and the Peacekeeper [[LawfulEvil military complex]]. Meanwhile, John is less a plucky astronaut these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shell-shocked marine on the edge of sanity]].
2nd Jun '16 5:17:50 PM DrRomoray
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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawfulEvil military complex]] and Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil marauders]]. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].

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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- ("a '''[[SapientShip LIVING]]''' ship!") named Moya. While en route back to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil pirates]] and the Peacekeeper [[LawfulEvil military complex]] and Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil marauders]]. complex]]. Meanwhile, John is looking less the a plucky human astronaut these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero shell-shocked marine on the edge of sanity]].



Pitched as a madcap and subversive take on the genre (much like its Canadian and British counterparts, ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), ''Farscape'' became heavily serialized in Season Two, coinciding with the sharp turn into '[[GrowingTheBeard gritty war drama]]'. Even at its darkest, the show gleefully skewered the sci-fi tropes of its time, and has been referred to as the "[[ThisIsyourPremiseOnDrugs anti-]]''Star Trek": Our heroes tended to have more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Actions had consequences, poor judgments were [[strike:[[PlethoraOfMistakes always]]]] often made...and in a bad situation, the seediest option [[BlackAndGrayMorality was often the correct one.]]

The series is also notorious for its mantra of DeathIsCheap, to the point where John Crichton expired [[TheyKilledKenny no less than seven times]] (not counting numerous deaths in [[AlternateUniverse parallel worlds]]).

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Pitched as a madcap and subversive take on the genre (much like its Canadian and British counterparts, ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), ''Farscape'' became heavily serialized [[ContinuityCreep serialized]] in Season Two, coinciding which coincided with the sharp turn into '[[GrowingTheBeard gritty war drama]]'. Even at its darkest, in the darkest moments, the show gleefully skewered the sci-fi tropes of its time, and has been referred to as the point that it was nick-named the "[[ThisIsyourPremiseOnDrugs anti-]]''Star Trek": Trek''": Our heroes tended tend to have more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and more bad habits than usual, and whereas the clean, well-dressed military served as is the antagonist. Actions had have consequences, poor judgments were [[strike:[[PlethoraOfMistakes always]]]] often are ''[[PlethoraOfMistakes often]]'' made...and in a bad situation, the seediest seedy option is [[BlackAndGrayMorality was often the correct one.]]

The series is also notorious for its mantra of DeathIsCheap, to the point extent where John Crichton expired expires [[TheyKilledKenny no less than seven times]] (not counting numerous deaths in [[AlternateUniverse parallel worlds]]).
14th Dec '15 11:37:58 AM Discar
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-->--'''John''', "Till The Blood Runs Clear"

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-->--'''John''', -->-- '''John''', "Till The Blood Runs Clear"
29th Oct '15 3:53:03 AM hamonrye
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%% Ditto.
->"''If ''Star Wars'' and ''Red Dwarf'' had a baby, and then that baby ran off to join the circus, that's ''Farscape''.''"
-->-- '''{{Website/SFDebris}}''' gives the greatest description of the show possible



Pitched as a madcap and [[HotterAndSexier subversive]] take on the genre (much like its Canadian and British counterparts, ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), ''Farscape'' became heavily serialized in Season Two, coinciding with the sharp turn into '[[GrowingTheBeard gritty war drama]]'. Even at its darkest, the show gleefully skewered the sci-fi tropes of its time, and has been referred to as the "[[ThisIsyourPremiseOnDrugs anti-]]''Franchise/StarTrek''": Our heroes tended to have more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Actions had consequences, poor judgments were [[strike:[[PlethoraOfMistakes always]]]] often made...and in a bad situation, the seediest option [[BlackAndGrayMorality was often the correct one.]]

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Pitched as a madcap and [[HotterAndSexier subversive]] subversive take on the genre (much like its Canadian and British counterparts, ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), ''Farscape'' became heavily serialized in Season Two, coinciding with the sharp turn into '[[GrowingTheBeard gritty war drama]]'. Even at its darkest, the show gleefully skewered the sci-fi tropes of its time, and has been referred to as the "[[ThisIsyourPremiseOnDrugs anti-]]''Franchise/StarTrek''": anti-]]''Star Trek": Our heroes tended to have more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Actions had consequences, poor judgments were [[strike:[[PlethoraOfMistakes always]]]] often made...and in a bad situation, the seediest option [[BlackAndGrayMorality was often the correct one.]]


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!!Tie-ins and Possible Reboot
19th Jul '15 11:57:06 AM johnnyfog
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Canceled in 2003, ''Farscape'' was resurrected on the SciFiChannel for a two-part miniseries that resolved the cliffhanger from season four and gave fans [[WrapItUp a condensed version]] of the planned plot for season five. 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 spin-off since merged back into the ongoing story as of the ''War for the Uncharted Territories'' StoryArc, as well as a pre-''PKW'' series following D'Argo. O'Bannon has also recently stated that he has had some discussions with the Henson company about a potential film revival.

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Canceled Cancelled abruptly in 2003, 2002, ''Farscape'' was later resurrected on the SciFiChannel for a two-part miniseries that miniseries, ''The Peacekeeper Wars''. It resolved the "KillEmAll" cliffhanger from season four Season Four and gave fans [[WrapItUp a condensed version]] of the planned plot for season five. Season Five. O'Bannon has also recently stated that he has had some discussions with the Henson company about a potential film revival, but nothing's come of it as of yet.

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 spin-off Scorpius''). The latter has since merged back into the ongoing story mainline comics as of the ''War for the Uncharted Territories'' StoryArc, as well as storyline, soon to be followed by a pre-''PKW'' series following D'Argo. O'Bannon has also recently stated that he has had some discussions with the Henson company about a potential film revival.
D'Argo.
17th Jul '15 8:22:24 AM johnnyfog
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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawfulEvil military complex]] and Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil mauraders]]. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].

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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawfulEvil military complex]] and Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil mauraders]].marauders]]. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].
17th Jul '15 8:22:19 AM johnnyfog
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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawEnforcementInc military complex]] and the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil rampaging]] Scarrans. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].

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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves the target of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawEnforcementInc [[LawfulEvil military complex]] and the Scarran [[AlwaysChaoticEvil rampaging]] Scarrans.mauraders]]. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].
17th Jul '15 8:20:52 AM johnnyfog
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Exploring the frelling Frontier.[[note]]From left to right: Bialar Crais, Rygel, Chiana, Zhaan, Aeryn Sun, John Crichton, D'Argo.[[/note]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-Exploring [[caption-width-right:350:Exploring the frelling Frontier.[[note]]From left to right: Bialar Crais, Rygel, Chiana, Zhaan, Aeryn Sun, John Crichton, D'Argo.[[/note]]-] [[/note]] ]]
12th Jul '15 3:49:14 PM johnnyfog
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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves targets of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawEnforcementInc military complex]] and the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil rampaging]] Scarrans. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].

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The story follows John Crichton, a hapless astronaut who winds up stranded in a distant galaxy aboard a ship -- a '''LIVING''' ship! -- named Moya. While en route to Earth, John and the crew -- including disgraced stormtrooper Aeryn Sun, proud warrior D'argo, destitute king Rygel, space punk Chiana, vegetable-based mystic Zhaan, deranged soul-ferryman Stark, and the symbiotic, appropriately-named [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] -- find themselves targets the target of both sides in a war between the Peacekeeper [[LawEnforcementInc military complex]] and the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil rampaging]] Scarrans. Meanwhile, John is looking less the plucky human these days and more like a [[BreakTheCutie shellshocked anti-hero on the edge of sanity]].



Pitched as a madcap and [[HotterAndSexier subversive]] take on the genre (much like its Canadian and British counterparts, ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), ''Farscape'' became heavily serialized in Season Two, coinciding with the sharp turn into '[[GrowingTheBeard gritty war drama]]'. Even at its darkest, the show gleefully skewered the sci-fi tropes of its time, and has been referred to as the "[[ThisIsyourPremiseOnDrugs anti-]]''Franchise/StarTrek''": Our heroes tended to have more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Actions had consequences, bad judgments were [[strike:[[PlethoraOfMistakes always]]]] often made...and in a grim situation, the seediest option [[BlackAndGrayMorality was often the correct one.]]

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Pitched as a madcap and [[HotterAndSexier subversive]] take on the genre (much like its Canadian and British counterparts, ''Series/{{Lexx}}'' and ''Series/RedDwarf''), ''Farscape'' became heavily serialized in Season Two, coinciding with the sharp turn into '[[GrowingTheBeard gritty war drama]]'. Even at its darkest, the show gleefully skewered the sci-fi tropes of its time, and has been referred to as the "[[ThisIsyourPremiseOnDrugs anti-]]''Franchise/StarTrek''": Our heroes tended to have more [[DysfunctionJunction sordid backgrounds]] and bad habits than usual, and the clean, well-dressed military served as the antagonist. Actions had consequences, bad poor judgments were [[strike:[[PlethoraOfMistakes always]]]] often made...and in a grim bad situation, the seediest option [[BlackAndGrayMorality was often the correct one.]]
12th Jul '15 10:59:08 AM johnnyfog
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