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Old February 15 2009, 07:34 PM   #31
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Re: Watching Farscape for the first time (limited spoilers please)

Yeah, Scorpy is awesome.
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Old February 16 2009, 02:51 AM   #32
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Farscape is essentially a remake of Blake's 7.
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Old February 16 2009, 09:51 PM   #33
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Just got done watching the first three episodes. So far the show reminds me of a cross between Firefly (peacekeepers seem a lot like the Alliance), Doctor Who, and Andromeda.

The pilot episode was pretty good. Interesting idea to have someone from our time end up in that type of situation far from home. The next two episodes on the ET encounter on the farm planet and the space bugs were at least serviceable.

It looks like I'll need to watch a couple more episodes to really get an impression of the show.
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Old February 16 2009, 10:02 PM   #34
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If you can stomach "I, E.T." and "Exodus from Genesis", then you're probably going to love the show
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Old February 16 2009, 10:15 PM   #35
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I loved Zhaan, and Chiana, and even Sikozu, but John Chriton and his retarded personality with moronic pop-culture references really dragged down the fun and enjoyability of the show.
To each their own-I thought this was a charming aspect of the show. I mean-there is no Coca Cola in Star Trek, no Oreos, no Sanyo-but in Farscape there sure as heck is. It felt more like my buddy John, who got lost in space, rather than Lt. Commander Spock of the United Federation of Planets Starfleet.
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Old February 16 2009, 10:40 PM   #36
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Oh yeah, I loves me some Scorpius. Easily one of the best villains in all of scii-fi. Even if an episode is a turd, his presence elevates it. I think it was genius what the writers did later on to give him more of a presence on the show (but I won't spoil that.)

And as for John making pop culture references, I see that as him trying to hold on to his life as it was. He's out in the middle of space far far from home and desperately doesn't want to lose the things that he enjoyed in his "previous life"
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Old February 16 2009, 10:46 PM   #37
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After only a few episodes of viewing, one of the funniest scenes in the Stargate:SG1 episode "200" will beome perfectly clear.

Cheers, and enjoy!

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Old February 17 2009, 12:40 AM   #38
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I finished season 1 last night...

I like the addition of Chianna to the cast. Yay for gender parity on sci fi shows...normally it's such a rarity in this genre. The fact that Gigi Edgley is very cute (particularly out of her monochromatic makeup) doesn't hurt either.

Looking forward to season 2.
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Old February 17 2009, 01:20 AM   #39
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Looking forward to season 2.
Well, just to warn you, as stated upthread, the momentum of late Season 1 doesn't really carry over in early Season 2. The Season 2 premiere is good, but the batch of episodes after that has a fairly low hit-to-miss ratio. However, things pick up again big time in mid-Season 2.
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Old February 17 2009, 03:39 AM   #40
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Oh yeah, the first half of S2 has some of the worst episodes ever! But also some classics. And the bottom half? Pure gold! "Because humans are.... SUPERIOR!!!"
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