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Old March 27 2009, 02:29 AM   #91
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Re: Farscape - anything I need to know?

I am watching season 2 now. I like it, but i am not a fan yet. I´ve just watched Out of their Minds, which was really entertaining. In some of these episodes i feel the characters shout too much and stories are sometimes silly, like the Trial on Dream a little Dream, the Budong story, the magic in Picture if you Will and That Old Black Magic, Taking the stone (ugh!), etc...

I know that comparing them is not fair, but Galactica has changed the way i watch sci fi now, and i dont know if i can take these shows as seriously as i did before.
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Old March 27 2009, 02:43 AM   #92
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Re: Farscape - anything I need to know?

Farscape was always about the characters for me. The plots and stories were often very silly and in some cases not terribly well-written, but John and Aeryn's relationship remains my favorite TV romance of all time. The characters made that show as awesome as it is.
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Old March 27 2009, 03:22 AM   #93
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Re: Farscape - anything I need to know?

RoJoHen wrote: View Post
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Do you mean the message in Stark's mask? That's the only message I recall from the episode, and I distinctly remember him listening to all of it. Right down to playing rock-paper-scissors with his holographic self.
Yep, that's the message. He begins to listen to it, then Pilot cuts him off. And then at the end of the episode he finishes it.
okay, yeah . . . it didn't quite click with me

definitely a fantastic show, and it's like apples and oranges
Farscape is in my Top 5 definitely. right up there with BSG and TNG and others
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Old March 27 2009, 03:25 AM   #94
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Do you mean the message in Stark's mask? That's the only message I recall from the episode, and I distinctly remember him listening to all of it. Right down to playing rock-paper-scissors with his holographic self.
Yep, that's the message. He begins to listen to it, then Pilot cuts him off. And then at the end of the episode he finishes it.
okay, yeah . . . it didn't quite click with me
You know, I probably watched that episode 5 or 6 times before I realized those were the same message.
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Old March 27 2009, 10:51 AM   #95
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Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
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Old March 27 2009, 08:20 PM   #96
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^ why, It was ok.
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Old March 27 2009, 08:23 PM   #97
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TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
Could not disagree more.
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Old March 27 2009, 09:47 PM   #98
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RoJoHen wrote: View Post
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Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
Could not disagree more.
So you think it's an awful series, but you should not skip PKwars?
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Old March 28 2009, 12:38 AM   #99
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Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
I thought Peacekeeper Wars was an excellent finale! I don't even see how it can be up for debate if you liked the rest of the show. I'm genuinely interested in what you thought was wrong with it.
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Old March 28 2009, 12:52 AM   #100
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TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
Peacekeeper Wars was a great ending!

Hey, you're the same guy who keeps telling us BSG is the worst series of all time, right? (We should have some sort of "credibility tagging" feature around here to remind us whose opinions we have already identified as whack. It would really streamline things.)
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Old March 28 2009, 01:42 AM   #101
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I should probably get the DVDs out and give it another go one of these days, but PKWars has never sat entirely right with me. I think it's because, at least compared to the 4 seasons before it, the plot mostly drove the story, rather than the characters. A kind of necessary evil, I guess, considering the timeframe they had to deal with.

I'd probably give it an Above Average, if we were to rate it today.
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Old March 28 2009, 01:43 AM   #102
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Bishbot wrote: View Post
TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
I thought Peacekeeper Wars was an excellent finale! I don't even see how it can be up for debate if you liked the rest of the show. I'm genuinely interested in what you thought was wrong with it.
I didn't really like PK Wars myself. I thought the PK/Scarran conflict thread was resolved in an unbelievably hokey manner (not going to get into more detail, because I don't want to drop spoilers for the newbies). Nothing really happened in PK Wars that I found all that imaginative or surprising. I actually felt the same about most of Season 4 as well. Season 3 was great, but then I thought the show went off the rails.

I actually kind of prefer "Bad Timing" as a finale over PK Wars. It was a serious 'WTF?' style random ending, that seems more in the spirit of Farscape.
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Old March 28 2009, 02:55 AM   #103
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chrisspringob wrote: View Post
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TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
Great series, one of the best

but skip PKwars and make up your own ending
I thought Peacekeeper Wars was an excellent finale! I don't even see how it can be up for debate if you liked the rest of the show. I'm genuinely interested in what you thought was wrong with it.
I didn't really like PK Wars myself. I thought the PK/Scarran conflict thread was resolved in an unbelievably hokey manner (not going to get into more detail, because I don't want to drop spoilers for the newbies). Nothing really happened in PK Wars that I found all that imaginative or surprising. I actually felt the same about most of Season 4 as well. Season 3 was great, but then I thought the show went off the rails.

I actually kind of prefer "Bad Timing" as a finale over PK Wars. It was a serious 'WTF?' style random ending, that seems more in the spirit of Farscape.
I didn't think Season 4 and PK Wars was quite in the same league as Season 2 and 3. The stuff in the beginning of Season 4 didn't work for me, I don't remember specifics, but the crew was all kind of fractured and apart, and it all took too long. PK Wars was solid, but it felt off... even Pilot didn't sound right.

I don't think I'd call Bad Timing a good series finale. I might accept something like that if they meant it as a WTF ending, but if it's written and filmed as a cliffhanger to be resolved, it by definition is a TERRIBLE way to end.
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Old March 28 2009, 03:09 AM   #104
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While the first half of S4 was very muddled, the second half was excellent. And while I've only seek PK Wars a single time when it first came out, I remember thinking it was a good ending to the story.
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Old March 28 2009, 05:13 AM   #105
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I really need to start watching Farscape again. And finally watch the fourth season and the miniseries, as well. Is it mildly embarrassing that the guy with the Scorpius avatar hasn't seen the final season of the show he's called his "favorite" more than once?
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