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Old August 26 2010, 01:13 AM   #16
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Re: Do ships in the Farscape universe have FTL?

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It's funny and a little sad: Shows that aren't big franchise shows like Farscape, Lexx, NuBSG can get away with stuff like this where they never explain their tech and just have them as background plot devices (if even that). But try something like in Trek where they have an FTL engine but never explain it, crucifixion.

That said, I loved Farscape.
It's the shows' fault. Star Trek has been crammed with ridiculous technobabble for years, and so very often it's a piece of technology that's driving the whole story. In BSG and Farscape, it's the people who drive the stories.
But what I mean is, if the writers had wanted to do a story where the tech was just the plot device and it was a story about characters they'd get crucified for it while other shows can get away with it.
I don't know, a lot of well regarded episodes such as Darmok, The Inner Light, The City on the Edge of Forever, The Visitor, etc. are really character stories with some lax science around it. I mean how does the guardian of forever work again?
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