Today’s topic is Farscape, I have not watch the show but I hear that it has a big following. So, let’s hear what everyone out there has to say about the show. Happy Friday everyone.
Yes, yes, oh, so yes! One of my favorite shows of all-time! Since you haven’t watched it (shame on you), I won’t reveal too much. Farscape is sheer entertainment. Great mix of science-fiction and humor. It is fast-paced and constantly moving. So if you have ADHD, this is a show for you.
Farscape is well-written and acted. Another great thing is that the hero, John Crichton, is so Buck Rogers and they don’t try to hide it. He is an earthling flung into the unknown, yet he is smart and resourceful enough to pull it altogether.
Unfortunately, like many great science-fiction television epics, the network cancelled the show in a cliff-hanger moment. The wrap-up Peacekeeper Wars was not as satisfying as it could have been.
And Claudia Black’s accent makes me drool…
Farscape is a rather passable postmodern space opera television show. I quite liked it at the beginning. It was different and lively show and several aliens that didn’t look like humans in rubber masks was a plus. Also the excuse for having non-earthling english-speaking humans around was semi-plausible. Then the whole thing deteriorated into weirdness of the week for the sake of weirdness and wormhole weapon this and wormhole weapon that. All in all I recommend watching it until it gets to skarrans. After that it’s downhill.
I was initially drawn into Farscape simply because it was so utterly stupid! It felt kind of like watching a B-movie at times (which I love). From Rygel the weird puppet alien to Chiana’s bizarre way of moving, it was pretty damn weird.
Don’t get me wrong though. All of those things made it a great show. Plus when you got past your initial reservations, you learned that there was actually a lot more to it than that. The humour of the show was brilliant and they were clearly not afreaid to poke fun at themselves (resident puppet alien Rygel’s quote of “I am no one’s puppet!” being a great example). There was also some pretty solid acting involved, Most notably from Ben Browder and Claudia Black who, if you read my post on Stargate, you’ll know that I absolutely love.
All in all a fun show…if you can get past the kinda low budget and weirdness.
On a related note: There was a scene in the 100th episode of Stargate SG-1 where Claudia Black’s character, Vala, tried to describe to a TV producer a show that was obviously meant to be Farscape. He responds with an utterly confused look and says “Yeah…I have no idea what that is”.
This pretty much sums up Farscape. Loved by a few but most people have no idea what it is.
YESS! one of my favorite shows of all time. off the wall space opera that was totally self-aware. crichton’s constant pop-culture references. the fact that the main characters were not really good guys. henson creatures! the amount of character development (craiss and scorpius and aeryn sun especially). the lack of formulaic plots. you honestly had no idea what was gonna happen next. the cg was so far ahead of its time. it STILL holds up to movies made today.
I really enjoyed the show back in the day
Definitely one of the better written and acted shows, despite pop-culture references. The wormhole weapon business WAS a bit too soap-boxy for the rest of the show. Culture clash was well-explored. All in all, a better guide than HG2U for how to be when you’re where you don’t belong. –I oughta know.
I always wondered why Blake’s Seven didn’t sue this ripoff. Maybe because they also ripped off the 70’s Buck Rogers show? A harmless bit of light fluff, but I wish it would have run longer…then Ben Browder and Claudia Black wouldn’t have ruined Stargate!
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