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Old February 26 2009, 04:13 AM   #31
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^ I feel the same way about "DNA Mad Scientist" and several other episodes. There were times when they pushed the gross-out factor so far that it made the show unpleasant to watch. But that sentiment is so far outweighed by the overall awesomeness of the show that I just grin and bear it.
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Old February 26 2009, 04:21 AM   #32
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The only episode I thought was a little too gross is Season 4's "Lava's a Many Splendored Thing." We need not go into detail.
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Old February 27 2009, 02:14 AM   #33
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Once you finish the whole series, be sure to pick up the comics as it takes up from where The Peacekeeper Wars ends. And the webisodes are supposed to pick up from them at some point.
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Old February 27 2009, 09:33 AM   #34
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"D.N.A. Mad Scientist" was the episode that kinda turned me off the series. It was gross & disturbing.
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^ I feel the same way about "DNA Mad Scientist"
For me, "DNA Mad Scientist" was one of the show's first really superior episodes. I enjoyed the hell out of what they did in / with that episode, and I also very much enjoyed it being revisited later (I'll shut up now to avoid spoilers). To each their own, however.
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Old February 27 2009, 04:28 PM   #35
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Oh, I loved the story. It was the gross-out factor that bothered me.
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Old February 27 2009, 06:30 PM   #36
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Once you finish the whole series, be sure to pick up the comics as it takes up from where The Peacekeeper Wars ends. And the webisodes are supposed to pick up from them at some point.
Have those been collected in trade paper backs yet? I loathe the purchase of individual comic issues. They get destroyed so quickly.
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Old February 27 2009, 09:34 PM   #37
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What follow up to DNA was there? "Way We Weren't"?
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Old February 28 2009, 06:38 AM   #38
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Which seasons are considered the best and worst?
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Old February 28 2009, 06:47 AM   #39
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Which seasons are considered the best and worst?
Overall, the series varies enormously in quality from episode to episode.

S1 - Pilot episode is good. Took most of the season for the show to find its footing - seems like they were trying to make it appeal to kids too much at first. Several good episodes at the end.

S2 - First few episodes were iffy, but picks up.

S3 - Probably the strongest season overall.

S4 - Struggles and rambles a bit too much for my liking.

Peacekeeper Wars miniseries finale - Great way to go out.
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Old February 28 2009, 07:03 AM   #40
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I'm about to watch this series straight through . . . anything I need to know before I start?
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Going to watch 'Die Me Dichotomy' and then start season 3 tonight.

I hope you don't need your heart, because that episode is going to break it.
I just finished it. Probably the best episode I've seen so far.
It's the episode that got me into the show.

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I always thought "Die Me" was an overrated episode.
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Old February 28 2009, 07:38 AM   #41
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Ben Browder's moron of a character ruined the series for me.

And almost every episode is about him him him regardless of if he's even relevant to the story.

Farscape is like "The John Crichton Show" with supporting extras rather than being about the whole group of them.
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Old February 28 2009, 07:51 AM   #42
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Now that's a sitcom I'd actually watch.
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Old February 28 2009, 09:58 AM   #43
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Ben Browder's moron of a character ruined the series for me.

And almost every episode is about him him him regardless of if he's even relevant to the story.

Farscape is like "The John Crichton Show" with supporting extras rather than being about the whole group of them.
Um...it's because he's the main character.

That said, every single character had excellent story arcs and was just as complex as Crichton. Just because you didn't like him as a character doesn't negate that fact.
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Old February 28 2009, 04:34 PM   #44
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S1 was pretty bad at first but the final five were great. S2's first half was half great half crap but the back half was classic. S3 was consistently amazing. S4's first half was a little rough but the back half was classic. PKW was a good ending.
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Old February 28 2009, 07:39 PM   #45
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^The episodes can vary a lot in quality. I watched the pilot and wasn't too impressed. A year later I tuned in again, only to see "Taking the Stone", which would've been the end of my Farscape days, if not stumbling across "Die Me Dichotomy" later that year. That episode drew me in completely and the show didn't let me go from that point onwards.
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