History YMMV / Farscape

20th Feb '18 9:29:50 PM DoctorDetective
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* ValuesDissonance: Increased awareness of transgender issues makes it quite awkward to watch "The Flax" these days, with its making a gag out of the fact that Zenetans have different TertiarySexualCharacteristics and the character Staanz who D'Argo thinks he's been sharing male bonding with is actually a woman who's been falling in love with him, leading to a quasi-GayPanic moment that everyone has a good laugh over. And of course this also completely ignores the possibility of homosexuality, which is a whole different kettle of fish.

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* ValuesDissonance: Increased awareness of transgender issues makes it quite awkward to watch "The Flax" these days, with its making a gag out of the fact that Zenetans have different TertiarySexualCharacteristics tertiary sexual characteristics and the character Staanz who D'Argo thinks he's been sharing male bonding with is actually a woman who's been falling in love with him, leading to a quasi-GayPanic moment that everyone has a good laugh over. And of course this also completely ignores the possibility of homosexuality, which is a whole different kettle of fish.
20th Feb '18 9:27:58 PM DoctorDetective
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* ValuesDissonance: Increased awareness of transgender issues makes it quite awkward to watch "The Flax" these days, with its making a gag out of the fact that Zenetans have reversed TertiarySexualCharacteristics and the character Staanz who D'Argo thinks he's been sharing male bonding with is actually a woman who's been falling in love with him, leading to a quasi-GayPanic moment that everyone has a good laugh over. And of course this also completely ignores the possibility of homosexuality, which is a whole different kettle of fish.

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* ValuesDissonance: Increased awareness of transgender issues makes it quite awkward to watch "The Flax" these days, with its making a gag out of the fact that Zenetans have reversed different TertiarySexualCharacteristics and the character Staanz who D'Argo thinks he's been sharing male bonding with is actually a woman who's been falling in love with him, leading to a quasi-GayPanic moment that everyone has a good laugh over. And of course this also completely ignores the possibility of homosexuality, which is a whole different kettle of fish.
3rd Dec '17 6:16:25 AM moloch
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* GrowingTheBeard: It began as a fairly generic SpaceOpera with outstanding special effects and above-average writingm but most fans would agree that the show grew the beard toward the end of Season 1 - Crichton's outfit ''literally'' gets [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] when he switches to wearing [[HellbentForLeather Peacekeeper leather]], and Scorpius makes his first appearance, forcing the StarterVillain to ally with the crew and generally usher in GreyAndBlackMorality.

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* GrowingTheBeard: It began as a fairly generic SpaceOpera with outstanding special effects and above-average writingm writing, but most fans would agree that the show grew the beard toward the end of Season 1 - Crichton's outfit ''literally'' gets [[DarkerAndEdgier darker]] when he switches to wearing [[HellbentForLeather Peacekeeper leather]], and Scorpius makes his first appearance, forcing the StarterVillain to ally with the crew and generally usher in GreyAndBlackMorality.
3rd Dec '17 6:15:50 AM moloch
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* GrowingTheBeard: It began as a fairly generic SpaceOpera with outstanding special effects and above-average writing. Most fans would agree that the show grew the beard toward the end of Season 1, when Crichton first donned Peacekeeper clothing. From then on it [[DarkerAndEdgier just got darker]].

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* GrowingTheBeard: It began as a fairly generic SpaceOpera with outstanding special effects and above-average writing. Most writingm but most fans would agree that the show grew the beard toward the end of Season 1, when Crichton first donned Peacekeeper clothing. From then on it 1 - Crichton's outfit ''literally'' gets [[DarkerAndEdgier just got darker]].darker]] when he switches to wearing [[HellbentForLeather Peacekeeper leather]], and Scorpius makes his first appearance, forcing the StarterVillain to ally with the crew and generally usher in GreyAndBlackMorality.
30th Sep '17 8:45:56 PM ApeAccount
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Descriptions of the Peacekeeper Wars online are often a variant of the following (unfortunately even on the back of some DVDs):

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Descriptions of the Peacekeeper Wars online are often a variant of the following (unfortunately even on the back of some DVDs):[=DVDs=]):
30th Sep '17 8:44:59 PM ApeAccount
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Descriptions of the Peacekeeper Wars online and even on the official DVD tend to be a variant of the following:

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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Descriptions of the Peacekeeper Wars online and even on the official DVD tend to be are often a variant of the following:following (unfortunately even on the back of some DVDs):
30th Sep '17 8:35:09 PM ApeAccount
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* CowboyBebopAtHisComputer: Descriptions of the Peacekeeper Wars online and even on the official DVD tend to be a variant of the following:
--> "When the evil Scarran Empire engages a full-scale war the Peacekeeper Alliance[[note]]Not a name they use[[/note]] has only one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton[[note]]Not a thing they did; someone else reassembled him when the Peacekeepers just thought he was dead[[/note]], once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy[[note]]The Peacekeeper galaxy is our galaxy[[/note]] through a wormhole. Crichton task: recreate the invaluable wormhole weapon[[note]]While there was one wormhole weapon seen previously, it wasn't "the" wormhole weapon and nor is John attempting to recreate it[[/note]] and flush the entire Peacekeeper race to safety[[note]]Not a plot point and never even considered[[/note]] before the last war of an era brings an end to the universe[[note]]While the Peacekeepers are in danger of being wiped out, the universe was never actually under threat[[/note]]."
29th Sep '17 8:48:03 PM ApeAccount
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: For all that it's built up as a horribly dangerous area where even Peacekeepers and Scarrans fear to go, Tormented Space never once comes off as any worse than the places the crew usually goes. It doesn't help that they get a hardware fix for what little effect it has literally the second episode they spend there.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
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For all that it's built up as a horribly dangerous area where even Peacekeepers and Scarrans fear to go, Tormented Space never once comes off as any worse than the places the crew usually goes. It doesn't help that they get a hardware fix for what little effect it has literally the second episode they spend there. Additionally, there ended up not being many episodes which actually dealt with Tormented Space. From "A Prefect Murder" to "Prayer" there were 10 episodes. Two ("Unrealised Reality" and "Prayer") involved travel to alternate realities. Two ("Kansas" and "Terra Firma") were set on [[spoiler: Earth]]. One ("A Constellation of Doubt") was based on Moya about watching a documentary. This only left five, one of which ("Twice Shy") was entirely on Moya and two of which ("Mental as Anything" and "Bringing Home the Beacon") used Peacekeepers/Scarrans as the antagonists. This only left two episodes (the first two) to try to do something unique to Tormented Space.
5th Sep '17 5:18:09 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: It's hard to find a fan of this show who wouldn't call [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Pilot]] one of their favorite characters. The combination of his sweet, hard-working personality, [[StarfishAliens unique design]], and having one of the best puppets on the entire show pretty much guarantees that the audience remembers him.


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** Pilot is probably the crowning example. Yes, he's a giant multi-armed crab creature, but his highly emotive, turtle-like face and huge, soulful eyes make people want to stroke him like a puppy.
1st Sep '17 2:50:19 PM HalcyonDayz
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** By the end of the series, everyone has had their moments, particularly Crichton. Whenever things don't go according to plan (which happens most of the time), or even in the rare cases where things do (... doesn't really happen a lot), Crichton, Aeryn, D'Argo, Chiana, Pilot, Moya... okay let's just say nearly all of the main characters, end up a large tally on ThePlan list . By the middle of season 3 you have entire ''episodes'' that are just CrazyAwesome. "Revenging Angel," anyone?

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** By the end of the series, everyone has had their moments, particularly Crichton. Whenever things don't go according to plan (which happens most of the time), or even in the rare cases where things do (... doesn't really happen a lot), Crichton, Aeryn, D'Argo, Chiana, Pilot, Moya... okay let's just say nearly all of the main characters, end up a large tally on ThePlan list .list. By the middle of season 3 you have entire ''episodes'' that are just CrazyAwesome. "Revenging Angel," anyone?



* FandomRivalry: Frequently with fans of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Due to the timing of ''Farscape's'' cancellation and the announcement of ''Battlestar Galactica'', many fans of ''Farscape'' blame the latter series for the show's cancellation thanks in no small part to the more tactless comments by Sci-Fi channel about the announcement of ''Battlestar'' being greenlit because the channel needed a "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama"...right as they cancelled their ''existing'' "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama."

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* FandomRivalry: Frequently with fans of ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. Due to the timing of ''Farscape's'' ''Farscape'''s cancellation and the announcement of ''Battlestar Galactica'', many fans of ''Farscape'' blame the latter series for the show's cancellation thanks in no small part to the more tactless comments by Sci-Fi channel about the announcement of ''Battlestar'' being greenlit because the channel needed a "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama"...right as they cancelled their ''existing'' "sexy, dark and edgy space-based science fiction drama."



* JerkassWoobie: Xhalax Sun was forced to kill her own lover and surrender her daughter to the torturous Peacekeeper training regime; following her only chance to see said daughter again, she was prompty shoved back into another twenty straight years of assassination- which she hates- in a process that slowly and inexorably destroys any trace of pity or compassion in her.

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* JerkassWoobie: Xhalax Sun was forced to kill her own lover and surrender her daughter to the torturous Peacekeeper training regime; following her only chance to see said daughter again, she was prompty promptly shoved back into another twenty straight years of assassination- which she hates- in a process that slowly and inexorably destroys any trace of pity or compassion in her.



** Also, in the third season, "Jack" is switching between his human form and his actual Ancient shape and there is almost no similarity between the muppet and the CGI used for the transformation.

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** Also, in the third season, "Jack" is switching between his human form and his actual Ancient shape and there is almost no similarity between the muppet Muppet and the CGI used for the transformation.
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