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Old January 6 2010, 03:11 AM   #316
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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It's not grammatical, it's just a pronunciation thing, common to British and (I think) Australian accents.
This leads me into one of those ridiculously nitpicky questions that has no possible answer within the series.

Everyone communicates via translation microbes, right? Only native words that don't have a direct translation - like names - would come through as they are. Those words would have to be learned through simple repetition and mimicry.

So why, if Crichton introduced himself as John, with an American accent (JAAN), does Aeryn pronounce his name with an Australian accent (JONN)? She should pronounce it as he pronounces it.
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Old January 6 2010, 03:15 AM   #317
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I've noticed how often Aeryn and some of the other characters call the ship 'Moyer'.

And while I'm posting in this thread, I have to say that I found the second season so far much like the first, rather hit-and-miss, but I just finished the "Princess" trilogy and really enjoyed those.

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Old January 6 2010, 03:15 AM   #318
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

She probably does say 'Jaan', but the translator microbes filter her word usage through the Australian accent they've decided will be used for most aliens John encounters, so it becomes 'John.'

Trent - Any thoughts on S1's end-of-season arc?
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Old January 6 2010, 04:49 AM   #319
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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I've noticed how often Aeryn and some of the other characters call the ship 'Moyer'.
They probably do that when the very next word they say starts with a vowel, so they have to add an 'r' onto Moya's name. AFAIK, most Americans don't talk like that.
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Old January 6 2010, 04:54 AM   #320
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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I've noticed how often Aeryn and some of the other characters call the ship 'Moyer'.
They probably do that when the very next word they say starts with a vowel, so they have to add an 'r' onto Moya's name. AFAIK, most Americans don't talk like that.
I've heard quite a few though.
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Old January 6 2010, 06:01 AM   #321
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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I've noticed how often Aeryn and some of the other characters call the ship 'Moyer'.
They probably do that when the very next word they say starts with a vowel, so they have to add an 'r' onto Moya's name. AFAIK, most Americans don't talk like that.
I've heard quite a few though.
In general, or on Farscape? Almost every actor on Farscape is from Australia.
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Old January 6 2010, 06:02 AM   #322
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They probably do that when the very next word they say starts with a vowel, so they have to add an 'r' onto Moya's name. AFAIK, most Americans don't talk like that.
I've heard quite a few though.
In general, or on Farscape? Almost every actor on Farscape is from Australia.
In General, and I know that.
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Old January 6 2010, 07:49 PM   #323
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Well after 49 days I finished watching all of Farscape. After a wait of 6.5 years I finally got to watch the last 9 episodes of season 4. They were new to me.(I had missed them because I had fallen asleep and didnt want to continue watching until I had seen everything, since the show was so arc based by that time)
I really enjoyed them. I also finally got to watch the PKW. Without really spoiling anything John really seemed to take charge in the last few eps of season 4 as well as the mini.

The mini really did a good job of maintaining continuity with story and sets. The show had been out of production for over a year so sets had to be rebuildt and actors brought back. There are some minor quibbles but thats to be expected when a show is abruptly cancelled after a cliffhanger. Moya looks slightly different. They of course couldnt rebuild everything, so we mostly see quarters, the comm, and hallways.(It took them 4 years to accumulate all the different sets for her and Im sure budget wouldnt allow for everything to be rebuilt)
Also pilots voice sounded more like Lani Tupi than ever. He has stated that a different sound guy came on for the mini which probably explains the different mixing on the voice. Other than those two things the mini tied the show up nicely. They had 180 minutes to tell a seasons worth of stories. It was nicely done. I had a mixture of happiness and sadness though to FINALLY see it end.
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Old January 6 2010, 08:02 PM   #324
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Since you just finished it... Tell me if the last 6-7 eps for season 4 weren't great. Somehow, I feel, s3 gets all the love and the last half of s4 gets none. While I think they are comparable - but most fans think otherwise.

I know.... I'm looking for external validation... Pathetic...

Still - anybody? I can't be the only one...
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Old January 6 2010, 09:28 PM   #325
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I thought the final stretch of season four was pretty highly regarded. Definitely, I love it - the Katratzi arc is a high point for the series. The reason S4 gets less love than S3 is because it's far more uneven, especially early on.
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Old January 6 2010, 09:33 PM   #326
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

If memory serves---and I really wasn't paying very close attention back then---Scifi asked them to tone down the serialization in season 4. They did for a while, and then decided to ramp it back up anyway once the network wasn't looking. Much the same occurred in Angel season 5.
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Old January 6 2010, 09:33 PM   #327
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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Since you just finished it... Tell me if the last 6-7 eps for season 4 weren't great. Somehow, I feel, s3 gets all the love and the last half of s4 gets none. While I think they are comparable - but most fans think otherwise.

I know.... I'm looking for external validation... Pathetic...

Still - anybody? I can't be the only one...
I'll be honest. I like Season 4 a lot more than Season 3, but it took me rewatching it several times to realize it.


The only things about the mini that bothered me at all were:
1) Pilot's voice, but I got used to it after the first scene
2) Chiana's voice, same deal
3) Jothee's costume. Apparently somewhere between Season 3 and mini he became a full Luxan.

There were a few minor nitpicks, but overall I fucking love the mini. The ending is epic!
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Old January 6 2010, 10:18 PM   #328
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Trent - Any thoughts on S1's end-of-season arc?
I generally enjoyed it. I didn't find "A Bug's Life" as rave-worthy as others had suggested, but the duology on the Gammak Base and the finale itself were good. "Bone to be Wild"... I think it would have been a solid episode elsewhere, but a planet-of-the-week story in the middle of the arc felt rather out of place. I guess overall I prefer episodes that deal with the broader setting of the series (the more space operatic elements, perhaps) than yet another episode where something makes people on Moya act crazy. Again.

Thinking more about the first half of the second season, something that's been consistently bugging me is Crichton: he seems to be perma-pissed, always shouting and closed-off. The sense of wonder and discovery, and the productive value of the outsider role, seem to have vanished. I suppose it makes sense in light of his experiences at the end of last season, but there's a problem when your lead character and only human isn't, well, particularly humane. Right now it's Zhaan and Chiana with whom I find myself sympathizing the most.

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Old January 6 2010, 10:34 PM   #329
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There's a reason for that, actually.
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Old January 6 2010, 11:44 PM   #330
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A very good reason in fact. I couldn't understand it either upon first watching it, and it really bothered me until i saw why.
Thats one of the reasons i love this show so much. They manage to take the story and go in directions i never would have thought. I wanted everyone to behave the way i expected, or the story to unfold in a way that would bring about the happiest ending, but they rarely ever did that.
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