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Old March 1 2009, 05:21 AM   #46
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"D.N.A. Mad Scientist" was the episode that kinda turned me off the series. It was gross & disturbing.
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^ I feel the same way about "DNA Mad Scientist"
For me, "DNA Mad Scientist" was one of the show's first really superior episodes. I enjoyed the hell out of what they did in / with that episode, and I also very much enjoyed it being revisited later (I'll shut up now to avoid spoilers). To each their own, however.
It wasn't just the needles in the eye stuff. I also couldn't fathom why everyone, even Zhaan, was being so cruel to Pilot.
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Old March 1 2009, 05:53 AM   #47
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Farscape is like "The John Crichton Show" with supporting extras rather than being about the whole group of them.
It struck me that way initially, too - the human always saved the day, seemed to know better than everyone else etc. The more I watched, though, the more that impression diminished. Every character had a story and every character's story was addressed. Clearly you see it differently and that's fine. As I said earlier Farscape, like every show but perhaps slightly more than most, isn't for everyone.

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It wasn't just the needles in the eye stuff. I also couldn't fathom why everyone, even Zhaan, was being so cruel to Pilot.
It didn't appeal to me, either (to say the least), but they were desperate people who more than anything wanted to get home. That degree of desperation to make something happen can lead people to do things they otherwise wouldn't consider. It doesn't excuse their behaviour but it does explain it, at least in part.

We saw how far they were capable of going. These are not nice, fluffy people. They are flawed and dark and they screw up badly. We also saw their contrition. They did wrong and they owned up to it. I like that in people - even fictional ones.
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Old March 2 2009, 03:33 AM   #48
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Farscape is like "The John Crichton Show" with supporting extras rather than being about the whole group of them.
It struck me that way initially, too - the human always saved the day, seemed to know better than everyone else etc.
Really? I never saw it that way. In fact to me it was the opposite - most of the time everyone else ignored the stupid hooman and considered him beneath their notice. At least in the beginning, until he was able to prove himself to them.
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Old March 2 2009, 06:25 AM   #49
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Even when they split the cast in half and two separate story arcs, they contrived a way to have "The John Crichton Show" not lose it's ME ME ME main character for either storyline.

And this country hick astronaut from some backwater planet pretending to be a Peacekeeper commander superior to the REAL Peacekeeper soldier in a few episodes? Lame.
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Old March 2 2009, 06:43 AM   #50
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Got it. You don't like it.

But if that's true, why did you make it all the way to Season 3?
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Old March 3 2009, 12:16 PM   #51
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Because I like Zhaan, and Chiana, and Sikozu.
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Old March 3 2009, 06:24 PM   #52
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Because I like Zhaan, and Chiana, and Sikozu.
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Old March 3 2009, 11:06 PM   #53
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Farscape is like "The John Crichton Show" with supporting extras rather than being about the whole group of them.
It struck me that way initially, too - the human always saved the day, seemed to know better than everyone else etc.
Really? I never saw it that way. In fact to me it was the opposite - most of the time everyone else ignored the stupid hooman and considered him beneath their notice. At least in the beginning, until he was able to prove himself to them.
Chricton even saved the day in the pilot ep. so no he was saving the day from day one.
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Old March 3 2009, 11:44 PM   #54
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Because I like Zhaan, and Chiana, and Sikozu.
Yeah, I am wondering the same thing.
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Old March 4 2009, 02:43 AM   #55
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What? I love both Kes and Seven of Nine from Voyager, too. What's your point?
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Old March 4 2009, 03:13 AM   #56
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What? I love both Kes and Seven of Nine from Voyager, too. What's your point?
But did other characters make you hate Voyager the way Crichton seems to have made you hate Farscape?
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Old March 4 2009, 03:28 AM   #57
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Oh I don't hate Farscape, just Ben Browder's character.
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Old March 4 2009, 09:39 AM   #58
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Oh I don't hate Farscape, just Ben Browder's character.
So far I really like the Crichton character--wow, you must have hated season 3, what with the whole...






I'm just starting season 4 and it looks like I'm on track to watch the entire series plus the Peacekeeper Wars in little more than a month, by far the fastest I've ever gone through a series (taking into account the 88 episode total versus other series).

I think I like this show quite a bit.
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Old March 4 2009, 03:55 PM   #59
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I did. It felt so incredibly contrived, almost as if Ben Browder had a hissy Diva fit and stomped his feet until they let him be the star all over again.
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Old March 4 2009, 09:38 PM   #60
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Almost as if Crichton was the central character, contractually obligated to be in every episode, as well as being the audience POV character who narrates the opening titles in every episode outside of the premiere.
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