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Old November 16 2009, 12:55 AM   #61
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Battlestar Galactica was mastered in high definition, and had heaps of bonus content that was made by the producers at no cost to the studio. Universal and the Sci-Fi Channel (er, SyFy) have been extremely supportive of the series at all avenues. It's still on the air.

Warner Bros., on the other hand, has Babylon 5. It's a show that wasn't mastered in HD, with effects that can only be completely redone if they must appear in HD format (all the CGI elements have been lost, only the few that were recreated for The Legend of the Rangers and The Lost Tales still exist). It's rarely been on television since it ended. And Warner Bros. (PTEN doesn't even exist anymore, and TNT stopped supporting it after 1 year) doesn't support the program with any kind of logical synergy (as recently explained by JMS).
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Old November 16 2009, 01:29 AM   #62
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When I say BSG, I'm not just talking about the new show. I'm talking about the old, the new movie in the works, and how the franchise refuses to just give up the ghost.

I really doubt B5 will have any less staying power. And if there's a buck to be made (and from what I hear, DVD sales have been quite lucrative...)

Never say never.
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Old November 16 2009, 01:33 AM   #63
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Ah, I see. Whether Babylon 5 has any staying power, at least in Joe Michael Strazynski's lifetime, is up to him. Warner Bros. certainly can't be trusted to do much with the property, besides going for a cheap buck. We'll see what happens in the future.
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Old November 16 2009, 01:39 AM   #64
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Hey, Farscape fans. I've not seen this series, but am looking to start a new SF series. Sell me on this box set.
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Old November 16 2009, 01:44 AM   #65
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Well, it's my favorite television series, fellow Washingtonian. On that count, I didn't know there were many of us here, so hello. Tacoma's not too far away from me.

But onto Farscape, it has great characters, wonderfully imaginative design, and an irreverent tone that is a wondeful change of pace from space opera that takes itself much more seriously (Babylon 5, Battestar Galactica, Star Trek). The first season starts and stops, but by the end of it the series is running at full pace. But some people think it's weird, so if you're not sure, rent the first season before investing in the complete set.
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Old November 16 2009, 01:49 AM   #66
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I always liked the ADV trailers

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Old November 16 2009, 01:50 AM   #67
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Complete series now $74.38 at deepdiscount also $69.99 at bestbuy.com
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Old November 16 2009, 02:07 AM   #68
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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But onto Farscape, it has great characters, wonderfully imaginative design, and an irreverent tone that is a wondeful change of pace from space opera that takes itself much more seriously (Babylon 5, Battestar Galactica, Star Trek). The first season starts and stops, but by the end of it the series is running at full pace. But some people think it's weird,
Oh, it's definitely weird. And I say so as a diehard fan. Farscape is weird, quirky, bizarre and wonderfully entertaining space opera. It's also capable of being as serious and dramatic as most other shows in the genre, with each season typically concluding with a breathless and epic arc.

But yeah, rent it. Opinions seem divided on the first season from what I've seen, but most would agree among those who like it that it gets good or great at "Nerve", the first episode of the end-of-season arc, so possibly consider sticking it out till then.

I personally consider it good from the get-go, though the first season is more than a trifle patchy early on.
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Old November 16 2009, 02:16 AM   #69
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Thanks for the advice, folks.

Harvey: where are you in WA?
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Old November 16 2009, 02:25 AM   #70
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Complete series now $74.38 at deepdiscount also $69.99 at bestbuy.com
Jeez, that's tremendous value. Thanks so much! I easily would have spent the few bucks above $100 that Amazon was offering... But, wow.

Probably gonna pre-order from Best Buy within the hour.
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Old November 16 2009, 02:35 AM   #71
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Complete series now $74.38 at deepdiscount also $69.99 at bestbuy.com
Jeez, that's tremendous value. Thanks so much! I easily would have spent the few bucks above $100 that Amazon was offering... But, wow.

Probably gonna pre-order from Best Buy within the hour.


Good Man. I just ordered them myself. I think it includes the peacekeeper wars as a bestbuy exclusive. (I will be asking when I go into my local store.) I have heard some talk of a bluray set one day, but I figure it wouldnt be that cheap and by the time it was $69.99 I would be an old man. I want to re-enjoy them now.
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Old November 16 2009, 02:47 AM   #72
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Wonderful. Best Buy marks their set down the day before my set (which cost me $120 on Amazon -- I also got PKW from them --) arrives at my doorstep. Thanks Best Buy!
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Old November 16 2009, 03:01 AM   #73
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Wonderful. Best Buy marks their set down the day before my set (which cost me $120 on Amazon -- I also got PKW from them --) arrives at my doorstep. Thanks Best Buy!

Maybe you can return it? $104 from Amazon seemed cheap to me a few days ago also. Especially since these have been so hard to get over the years and much more expensive. I was surprised by this price drop. I wouldnt be kicking yourself too hard.
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Old November 16 2009, 03:47 AM   #74
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Good Man. I just ordered them myself. I think it includes the peacekeeper wars as a bestbuy exclusive. (I will be asking when I go into my local store.) I have heard some talk of a bluray set one day, but I figure it wouldnt be that cheap and by the time it was $69.99 I would be an old man. I want to re-enjoy them now.
Just sent in my order. Probably will pick it up Wednesday, as long as it's in stock at my local Best Buy... Which I imagine it will be.

Not sure what I'll do if it includes The Peacekeeper Wars, I picked that up a year or so ago separately... Oh well!
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Old November 16 2009, 04:22 AM   #75
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Complete series now $74.38 at deepdiscount also $69.99 at bestbuy.com
Wow, already a steal at a $100 IMO, this is awesome!
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