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Old June 16 2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Farscape First time watch thread....

Well, my new giddy toys have arrived, the Farscape complete series and the movie/miniseries om DVD.

I seen a few episodes of farscape, nothing in order, just remember that you had a earth guy stuck in space, that Claudia Black uberhot, and some episodes had a slinky white chick, and they had really good puppets, and Rigal is hilarious.


However, I am going to sit down and watch it, mixing it in with DS9 and Babylon 5.....
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Old June 16 2011, 02:14 AM   #2
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

I seen a few episodes of farscape, nothing in order, just remember that you had a earth guy stuck in space, that Claudia Black uberhot, and some episodes had a slinky white chick, and they had really good puppets, and Rigal is hilarious.
I think you've got the gist of it. You're in for an awesome ride - Crichton is awesome...well, the rest of them are too - Stark, D'Argo, Chiana, Scorpius, Braca, Crais, and Rigel...

Anyways, I'm looking forward to following your first-time watch! Enjoy the ride!
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Old June 16 2011, 02:56 AM   #3
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I just watched it for the first time in February with the $50 DVD deal topic. It's amazing the ride, the universe is so crazy and large and different season 1 is slow typical sci-fi show at times, but they build from an episode you never thought they would and created something huge. It's stunning. Best space opera ever.
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Old June 16 2011, 03:32 AM   #4
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

Yeah, Farscape is an awesome, underrated series. Seems like every few months, we get someone who's only now getting into the series. :-)

Definitely post your thoughts as you go, and for anyone else playing the home game, I might add that Farscape is also on Netflix Watch Instantly, though the DVD's are definitely worth the investment.
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Old June 16 2011, 03:33 AM   #5
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

Favorite show of all time.
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Old June 16 2011, 03:36 AM   #6
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

I agree, you're in for a great time.

Since it's not as long as, say, the various Star Trek series', it's something that can be watched in a relatively short amount of time, like a month, and you won't forget a lot that's happened.

When I first got the Starburst editions (single sided), a few at considerable cost, I watched the entire run plus the movie in about 6 weeks.

That was a few years ago, so I think I'm due for a re-watch.

Any chance it'll ever get a blu-ray release? I don't know the specifics of how it was recorded/filmed.
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Old June 16 2011, 03:58 AM   #7
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Any chance it'll ever get a blu-ray release? I don't know the specifics of how it was recorded/filmed.
I very much doubt it will ever happen. The show was never popular enough for warrant that kind of release (though you bet your ass I would be first in line to buy it if it ever happened!).
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Old June 16 2011, 06:33 AM   #8
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^ Well it got the current re-release, though I'm unaware of any extra work that went into it.
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Old June 16 2011, 09:05 AM   #9
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

As far as I know, the show has the same problem that TNG, DS9, and VOY face when it comes to an HD release -- the effects were created at SD resolutions and would therefore look pretty crummy in HD. Due to the cult popularity of the show (at best), a Blu-Ray release of any quality is rather unlikely.

That said, if it did come true, I'd be fighting RoJoHen to be the first to get it -- easily my favorite series of all time.
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Old June 16 2011, 12:42 PM   #10
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Ah, the joy of noob.

Enjoy the ride.
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Old June 16 2011, 01:43 PM   #11
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As far as I know, the show has the same problem that TNG, DS9, and VOY face when it comes to an HD release -- the effects were created at SD resolutions and would therefore look pretty crummy in HD. Due to the cult popularity of the show (at best), a Blu-Ray release of any quality is rather unlikely.

That said, if it did come true, I'd be fighting RoJoHen to be the first to get it -- easily my favorite series of all time.
You'd be fighting RoJoHen, to be second, actually
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Old June 16 2011, 01:56 PM   #12
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

think on the bright side, since I just purchased the DVDs, there is a good chance for a blue ray announcement in the next month or so with my luck
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Old June 17 2011, 02:52 AM   #13
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I think the Farscape people said that of course there will be a blurry release as soon as someone gives them 20 million to clean up the copies they have around. So it's never going to happen.
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Old June 17 2011, 04:16 AM   #14
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

I have so many reasons why I love Farscape. If I was going to try and summarize it (and do so badly), I'd say just a completely unapologetic space opera, but one that invetively and quirkily indulges in all manner of space opera cliches and then cranks up the weirdness.

I can probably count on both hands the amount of series I've made a point to watch cover to cover, from the first episode to the last, sequentially.

Farscape belongs on the much smaller list of shows I've done it more than once with. And I wouldn't rule out a third run in a few years, at that...
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That said, if it did come true, I'd be fighting RoJoHen to be the first to get it -- easily my favorite series of all time.
You'd be fighting RoJoHen, to be second, actually
I call first for Region 2!
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Old June 17 2011, 05:40 AM   #15
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Re: Farscape First time watch thread....

You're in for some fun. I got back into Farscape after buying the newest complete series set from A&E, and had a re-watch that lasted for several months early last year (one episode a night). In fact, I've been strongly considering doing that again, but this time pairing it up with a re-watch of Babylon 5 (something I did last in 2009), since those are my two favorite non-Star Trek sci-fi series.
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