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Old February 11 2010, 09:12 AM   #47
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Re: FARSCAPE..worth the trouble?

Plomeek Broth wrote: View Post
First time Farscape viewer here.

I have watched the first 10 episodes of Season One so far. I really like the characters, especially D'Argo and Rygel. I'm down with the puppets. However, the actual stories themselves so far seem really disconnected and the opening scene of some episodes make me feel unsettled because they start in the middle of something already happening and there is no leading up to how they got where they are, who they are dealing with, and what is actually going down. It feels like I skipped a scene or two at the beginning of an ep when really I haven't. On a positive, this is the first sci fi show I have seen that feels truly alien in space and very very weird (read creative and fresh). I keep hearing Season 1 is the worst and just stick with it and most people say the Bugs Life ep is when things get good or sometime late in the season. Heck, I can't wait to get a few eps down the line to where Chiana is introduced.

So far so good. I've watched the first 10 eps only (but they really do feel standalone and I am clamoring for the story arcs). Is this a typical first time viewer reaction to Farscape?
That is typical. First half of Farscape is mainly stand-alone ( though some episodes will play important parts in later arcs , you just do not realize it initially , just like in first season of Babylon 5 ) But for me even most of the stand alone episodes are in much higher quality than sci-fi stuff we see on tv regularly. Some stand alones are vital to get acquinted Farscape universe , characters and their evolution.

So stick to it...Character arcs are incredible in Farscape
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