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RobertScorpio February 1 2010 04:36 AM

FARSCAPE..worth the trouble?
 
My friend just got me the entire FARSCAPE series on DVD. Wow...a lot of episodes= a lot of time. Is this show worth the effort? Or is it just eh?

Rob

stonester1 February 1 2010 04:48 AM

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HELL YEAH!!!!

I think it's a truly classic series. Now, I've no idea whether it's your thing. What other shows do you like?

RoJoHen February 1 2010 04:49 AM

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My favorite show of all time.

RobertScorpio February 1 2010 05:01 AM

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stonester1 wrote: (Post 3801024)
HELL YEAH!!!!

I think it's a truly classic series. Now, I've no idea whether it's your thing. What other shows do you like?

I actually like anything (i'm easy..ahem!). But I trend towards DS9/Babylon 5/

Rob

RoJoHen February 1 2010 05:03 AM

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I think you'll like it. Awesome characters. Awesome story arcs. It definitely has some crappy episodes here and there, but overall it's fantastic.

stonester1 February 1 2010 05:07 AM

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RobertScorpio wrote: (Post 3801053)
Quote:

stonester1 wrote: (Post 3801024)
HELL YEAH!!!!

I think it's a truly classic series. Now, I've no idea whether it's your thing. What other shows do you like?

I actually like anything (i'm easy..ahem!). But I trend towards DS9/Babylon 5/

Rob

Should be right up your alley. It's a bit madder and more chaotic than the other two, a bit more trippy. But it's an original setting, deep, layered characters, intriguing ideas...lots of what make those two shows good, plus plenty of it's own.

Enjoy the ride!

Lindley February 1 2010 05:07 AM

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No.

Harvey February 1 2010 05:38 AM

Re: FARSCAPE..worth the trouble?
 
Yeah, it's worth it. But, I've had a Farscape avatar for five years, so, a little biased.

Checkmate February 1 2010 06:03 AM

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The first half of the first season starts off a bit rocky, but even from the very beginning you start getting attached to some of the characters. But once you seem Crichton (the male lead) put on a Peacekeeper uniform for the first time, that's when you'll know the show really starts getting amazing.

Trent Roman February 1 2010 06:30 AM

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Guess I'll be the lone voice of dissent and say "eh". I've seen the first two seasons, and it's okay if you've got an hour to kill and a sci-fi jones. There are some good bits, but I also find myself giving the screen a dubious glance not infrequently.

Fictitiously yours, Trent Roman

Bisz February 1 2010 06:40 AM

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I voted for option 2. Watch it if you got time but don't cry yourself to sleep if you don't.

I just saw the series for the first time (on DVD) this past month and although I enjoyed it, I wouldn't place it anywhere near DS9 and B5. Its got some fun characters but story wise I don't think it holds a candle to BS9/B5. As good as some of the characters and relationships are I don't think they live up to the greats of B5/DS9 either: Londo-J'Kar, Odo-Quark, O'Brian-Bashir-Garak.

Starbreaker February 1 2010 07:30 AM

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I love almost every episode. Definitely some fantastic characters and bold scripts. It's no trouble to watch.

Can February 1 2010 08:26 AM

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More than "Worth the Trouble" I think Farscape is one of the best epic space opera series ever created...That is my biased view of course but nothing I have watched before or after is close to character development-interaction and rich production level of Farscape...

At the other hand however some initial episodes during Season 1 are mediocre at best and it is a struggle to watch a few of them. But once you watch and finish S1 if you liked what you see so far then I envy you. Remaining seasons are just getting better..

Orac Zen February 1 2010 09:08 AM

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No show in existence will appeal to everyone, and more than most Farscape isn't for everyone. For the very little it's worth - since only you know what does and does not appeal to you - I consider Farscape one of the three best TV SF shows I've seen, with some of the best characters ever created for a TV show. It's genuinely innovative and its creators took real chances. When they worked, the show reached remarkable heights; when they didn't, it could be awful. But IMO the brilliant far, far outweighs the ordinary.

Basically, if you make it to the end of the first season and aren't completely and utterly hooked, it isn't for you and you should stop watching. But like anything else in life, you won't know if you don't give it a go.

BigFoot February 1 2010 09:35 AM

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RoJoHen wrote: (Post 3801025)
My favorite show of all time.

Same here.


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