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Old November 5 2009, 05:25 AM   #16
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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Absolutely yes. It doesn't really start getting awesome until the last few episodes of Season 1.
That's a bit longer than I was hoping. Then again, it's not as if there's anything else on (well, not that it's 'on', strictly speaking). Adequate space opera is better than no space opera, so I'll push on.

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Old November 5 2009, 05:28 AM   #17
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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Absolutely yes. It doesn't really start getting awesome until the last few episodes of Season 1.
That's a bit longer than I was hoping. Then again, it's not as if there's anything else on (well, not that it's 'on', strictly speaking). Adequate space opera is better than no space opera, so I'll push on.

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Well, there are still some good episodes in Season 1. But yeah, for the most part, it's not too special. But at least it isn't crappy!
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Old November 5 2009, 05:35 AM   #18
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Season 3 on the other hand is one of the most amazing seasons of any show ever.
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Old November 5 2009, 05:37 AM   #19
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

^This is true.
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Old November 5 2009, 05:37 AM   #20
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Season 1 is, for the most part, average to decent. It's not really bad, it's just a little slow and clearly the writers and actors were still feeling things out. I think the season really kicked into gear starting with "Durka Returns."

ETA: I completely agree about Season 3.
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Old November 5 2009, 06:22 AM   #21
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I have never seen the show, but I have a friend who doesn't own a TV, doesn't own a single DVD, watches very few TV show of the internet and even he said (a few years ago) that he wanted the Farscape DVDs. That says a lot for it.
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Old November 5 2009, 11:30 AM   #22
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Trent,

Looking back, I'd say they were flailing about in the first season, trying to figure out what they had. They(the series overseers) knew they had something unique but it took a little time to figure it out. It was almost like they went. "Holy shit, we have pure magic here! But what spells should we cast?" They eventually decided on a nice, quiet, subtle FIREBALL spell. It gets really good, and it has a flavor like nothing else ever shown on TV. IMO, after Trek, of course, it's as complicated and fun as B5 and far less like a made-for-tv show than a transliteration of scifi lit to the small screen. You know how fans say, "Geez, if they'd just let a trufan make a series it would kick ass!" ? Well, that's Farscape.
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Old November 5 2009, 01:00 PM   #23
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I really enjoyed Farscape from the get-go and consider the first season a quirky blast - though, of course, it has some misfires and is particularly quite uneven in the first half. And somehow pre-Gigi Edgley Farscape... well it just needs more Gigi Edgley, is what I'm saying. It's a damn great season though, IMHO, and the season ending arc is a kicker.

I recently rewatched this series and god I still love it so very much. It inspired me to go trek off and watch series I'd dropped and/or ignored like Firefly or the new Battlestar Galactica, but I'd still rather rewatch this then them, even over starting a new show - not because I'm fanboyishly insisting this is the better show, but it's just a show which in its screwing around and/or rigorous adherence to various space opera tropes is something I dearly love.

Okay, fine. It is the best space opera show this decade so nyaaaah! Unless one of the Stargates was better, but I never followed those outside of the off SG-1 episode (which was pretty okay as I recall).

Trent's comment about Lexx is interesting, also, as my first impression of Lexx is a cut-rate woefully inept take on Farscape (I'm aware it came first).
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Old November 5 2009, 01:26 PM   #24
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Season One isn't that special until the final ?five? episodes. Season Two is even better. Season Three is even better than that!
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Old November 5 2009, 06:00 PM   #25
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

It depends where you buy the set. Best Buy is including the miniseries as an exclusive. As far as I know, everywhere else is not. I already have the Peacekeeper Wars, so I'm getting mine from Amazon.

That, and it'll save me $50.
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Old November 5 2009, 06:16 PM   #26
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

In all honesty who cares if the mini is not included in the set it's amazing they are releasing this show again at all let alone at any affordable price points compared to the absurd ADV releases.
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Old November 5 2009, 06:45 PM   #27
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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In all honesty who cares if the mini is not included in the set it's amazing they are releasing this show again at all let alone at any affordable price points compared to the absurd ADV releases.
Well, people who don't already own the mini might care, as this will tell them whether or not they need to buy it separately.
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Old November 5 2009, 08:00 PM   #28
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I don't suppose it would be realistic to hope for a Blu-Ray release? (Wasn't this show shot on film?)
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Old November 5 2009, 08:03 PM   #29
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I don't suppose it would be realistic to hope for a Blu-Ray release? (Wasn't this show shot on film?)
I think they changed the way it was filmed for the 4th season. At least it looks like they did.

I would LOVE a Blu-Ray release for this show. Hell, I would buy a fucking 100-inch TV if that happened!
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Old November 5 2009, 08:04 PM   #30
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^ Surely you mean a frelling...oh, never mind.
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