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Old November 5 2009, 08:44 PM   #31
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Chiming in here to say Farscape does indeed get better. Strangely, I loved the show from the get-go, but I do agree it gets much better after "A Bug's Life."
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Old November 5 2009, 08:55 PM   #32
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I'll just say that I remember that I liked one of the early episodes of Farscape greatly. I think it was the one where they land on an alien planet and make "contact" with an alien who is a Jodie-Foster-in-Contact kinda character. I remember liking that ep quite a bit.

I would stick with it too. The payoff from continuing it is some very memorable episodes. And I prefer Farscape's drama to its mad humor. Season 3 was very good. And so was the ending of season 4 (imo).
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Old November 5 2009, 09:16 PM   #33
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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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.
I'm more or less addressing those who complain and want to practically boycott the release based on the fact that Peacekeeper Wars is not included.
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Old November 5 2009, 09:29 PM   #34
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Pre-ordered. Very exited about it.

I tried renting it off Netflix but the discs containing episodes 7-8 were continually unavailable. So I've only seen the first 6 episode. I liked those a lot though.

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Old November 5 2009, 09:41 PM   #35
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

It'll be interesting to see if this set shows up here and, if so, what sort of horrendous price tag will be attached. I'd consider importing it anyway; the R4 sets were crap and several of my disks don't play any more, plus it's Farscape, so it'd be worth it to me.


I'm another who'd say the show skews sharply upward in quality from "A Bug's Life" on, although I found the quality pretty high before that anyway. It's one of the few shows I've seen where the actors "owned" their characters from the start and while some of the early eps are a bit iffy in some ways, they set up the characters for all the extraordinary things that happen later in the series. Perhaps more than most other shows Farscape isn't for everyone; if you're not hooked after the last few eps of season one, you probably never will be. To each their own.
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Old November 5 2009, 09:42 PM   #36
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I might buy this.I saw this on Amazon Canada for $134 something so I will pick it up. That's a lot better than the almost two hundred something the originals. I like the box art, simple but elegant.
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Old November 5 2009, 09:49 PM   #37
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I'm living in Europe, so I never ordered anything at Amazon.com, but the price is really, really good and the exchange rate is good, too ( I hope), so I might order it. If anyone here gets the DVDS could he/she please post if the mini-series is included?
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Old November 6 2009, 12:24 AM   #38
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

As far as I've found, the only way to get this set with the mini-series is to get the best buy exclusive edition.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Far...-Edition/12678
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Old November 6 2009, 12:55 AM   #39
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From the minimal shopping around I've done, I've seen the series box set on Deep Discount DVD for $93 and the miniseries for $10 on Amazon. If the price is similar during the November sale, you could get the whole series for around $80. That's not too shabby.
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Old November 6 2009, 07:06 AM   #40
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

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Farscape isn't for everyone; if you're not hooked after the last few eps of season one, you probably never will be. To each their own.
I was never *hooked*, although there were a few eps I thought were hilarious, such as this one where D'Argo and an alien pilot head into some kind of debris field where they find an old ship that D'Argo had always wanted to serve on. Long story short...
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Old November 6 2009, 01:54 PM   #41
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

I'm curious as to how the commentaries and other extras on THIS set compare to those on the Starburst set. I have the complete Starburst series, but S1 is on those damnable dual-sided discs. Hence, why I wouldn't mind replacing them at least.
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Old November 6 2009, 05:17 PM   #42
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I'm curious as to how the commentaries and other extras on THIS set compare to those on the Starburst set. I have the complete Starburst series, but S1 is on those damnable dual-sided discs. Hence, why I wouldn't mind replacing them at least.
Yeah, I'm convinced those DVD-18's are evil. I'm just glad that Universal is in the process of replacing them.

I'm also glad now that I never got the Starburst sets. The new Farscape set looks to be a better deal all the way around.
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Old November 6 2009, 05:31 PM   #43
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Yeah, I'm convinced those DVD-18's are evil. I'm just glad that Universal is in the process of replacing them.

I'm also glad now that I never got the Starburst sets. The new Farscape set looks to be a better deal all the way around.
Well, when they came out the only other option was the original high-priced set from ADV. And I was able to get the Starburst sets for a good deal from places online. Since I was hooked on Farscape like few other shows ever.... they were a blessing.

Or maybe a new drug.

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Old November 6 2009, 08:46 PM   #44
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Re: Complete Farscape on DVD Nov 17

Thanks for the heads up on the Best Buy version with the miniseries. I'll check and see if it's available at the BBs here in Canada before I order from Amazon.

If not, it's not a huge deal as the miniseries is pretty easy to find separately. This isn't quite the same thing as, say, when they first released Twin Peaks on DVD and weren't allowed to include the first episode because of the clusterfrell involving the pilot movie.

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Old November 6 2009, 08:55 PM   #45
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"clusterfrell" -

I approve of this word!
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