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Amph Crackers Don't Matter: The Farscape Discussion

Discussion in 'Community' started by The2ndQuest , Jan 4, 2006.

  1. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    Can't say I was the biggest B5 fan...but I did watch more of it then I ever did of Farscape.
     
  2. whisperjedi

    whisperjedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Get yer hands on Farscape, vhs, Beta, whatever will do, it'll make U forget B5.
     
  3. Darth_Berserker

    Darth_Berserker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    they use to show this series alot here in australia seeing as most if not all of it was filmed here. i use to watch it when i could, but then channel 9 like stopped playing it! then the channel put it back on but like late in the night and they were mostly repeats. i saw the mini series peace keeper wars and enjoyed it. i have a question though? was the show popular outside of Australia or was it nothing special.
     
  4. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    It had a small, semi-rabid, loyal fanbase in the US. However, it certainly never found mass popularity...couldn't compete with the Star Trek's (not that that says much in recent years) and Stargate.
     
  5. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    It was Sci-Fi's top rated show up until they acquired Stargate 6 years ago, essentially their flagship program.

    It's following was strong enough to amount enough cash to place not only print ads, but TV ads (albeit late night) during their "Save Farscape" efforts, which got the attention of the company or individuals who ended up helping finance The Peacekeeper Wars mini-series to get it produced. Easily the most successful revival fan campaign since the original Star Trek, though probably more organized and with better demographic figures to support the program than other efforts.
     
  6. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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    That's not saying much considering where Sci-fi was at the time...near shutdown.

    Yet another reason I'm mad about SG-1...it saved that network, and now they are cocky and think they can dictate terms.

    We shall see.
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Heh. With the loss of SG-1 it looks like SFC is considering bringing back Farscape to a possible season 5 in the future. They've gone ahead and ordered 10 Farscape webisodes [link=http://www.farscapeworld.com/news/shownews.php?id=1146]source[/link] and this could just be the first step in a Farscape revival!

    I'll take Farscape over SG-1 any day of the week.
     
  8. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I don't believe so- they were doing quite well with Sci-Fridays and their "This is Sci-Fi" ad campaign, with farscape, Invisible Man, etc. Plus they acquired B5 and began backing that franchise. Sadly, change of powers led to a "no more space shows" mentality shortly after FS was cancelled, and we got a lot of reality show crap, Tremors: the Series and other dren.

    The continued success of SG-1 and the suddeny success of BSG is what thankfully turned them around a bit. Maybe we're finally coming full circle.
     
  9. whisperjedi

    whisperjedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Farscape is BACK...in Web-epsiode form. Go 2 your Farscape forums 4 further details.
     
  10. Terje_Lisan

    Terje_Lisan Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Really?

    YES!!! I love Farscape and always try to catch it on TV, not caring if it is reruns. I miss the cocky, crazyness of the show. Glad to see it's still alive and kicking.
     
  11. Raven

    Raven Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bounce!
     
  12. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Was rewatching a few early episodes the other day.

    Miss this show :(
     
  13. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    I had this unlocked to mention the comic series that's scheduled to come out next month.

    Rockne O'Bannon is involved an talks about it [link=http://comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=18121]here[/link].

    Interview with Keith DeCandido about it [link=http://previewsworld.com/public/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=6&s=447&ai=73771&ssd=]here[/link].

    Other links:
    [link=http://www.boom-studios.net/farscape-1-cover-a.html]The first issue[/link].
    [link=http://www.boom-studios.net/farscape-2-cover-a.html]Second Issue.[/link]
    [link=http://www.boom-studios.net/farscape-2-cover-b.html]Second, Cover B.[/link]
    [link=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v608/mistrx4/Cover3A.jpg]And the cover for the third[/link].
     
  14. Darthkat76

    Darthkat76 Jedi Master star 4

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    Oooooh! Thanks for the info MistrX. *Drools. Is going to bug local comic store.*
     
  15. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    Over on Scaper forum [link=http://terrafirmascapers.com/index.php/topic,26762.25.html]Terra Firma[/link] Keith DeCandido has given the titles for the first four issues:

    #1: "The Return of the King"
    #2: "Dungeons and Dominars"
    #3: "Yes, That's Our Baby"
    #4: "Hynerian Rhapsody"

    Can't wait!
     
  16. Mastadge

    Mastadge Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I just started the first season, and four episodes in, despite much silliness, I'm hooked.
     
  17. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    Gets better. And sillier at some points. Enjoy it.
     
  18. The2ndRest-in-Peace

    The2ndRest-in-Peace Jedi Youngling star 3

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    So much sillier, and all the better for it. And all the more dramatic, and all the better for it,

    Whatever happened to the webisodes that were announced last year?
     
  19. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    From what I've heard, they're still in development.

    The comic company is claiming that their series will tie into them, too.
     
  20. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    Aug 19, 2002
    Can't wwaaaaaiiittttt.
     
  21. RedHanded_Jill

    RedHanded_Jill Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Farscape is the best tv show to ever get made. People think scifi is silly when they don't realize that all we have today was scifi at one time. It was a show about relationships which is what we are all searching for in our daily lives. Like Ray Bradbury said, "scifi is just a backdrop." but what a great backdrop it is...
     
  22. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Well, to be fair- Farscape had no compunctions about being silly :D
     
  23. Scarran

    Scarran Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 9, 2005
    Heh that's a understatement. The body swap espiode is a prime example of that.
     
  24. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    MTV.com has a six-page [link=http://splashpage.mtv.com/2008/12/04/exclusive-preview-farscape-creator-rockne-obannon-brings-series-back-as-a-comic-book/]preview of the comic[/link].
     
  25. MistrX

    MistrX Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://terrafirmascapers.com/index.php/topic,27557.0.html]The cover for #4 revealed.[/link]