Exploring the Uncharted Territories: A Farscape Viewing Experience

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by PsychoPere, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Can

    Can Commander Red Shirt

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    I just love belly dance scene of Noranti in this episode. When I saw that first time I was crying with laughter :lol: "I am the queen you are the bee..."


    Just like Babylon 5 did in its own time Farscape's story changes , evolves and develops with its characters. There is no going back to status quo. As you said Scorpy's joining to Moya team , election of Dargo as captain...all of them are significant things which add something for the future...
     
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    Kansas is awesome when the story takes place on the plant. On Maya so far kind of stupid. Haha
     
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    It is kind of interesting, isn't it, that Rygel has grown to the point that he would take this so personally. Really demonstrates not only the growth of his character, but his suitability for his throne when/if he ever attains it again, as I imagine he will be a much more enlightened monarch than he was the first time around...

    Yeah, 1812 stays around for a while, what I find most interesting is that 1812 apparently has quite a bit of autonomy for a DRD. It didn't die with Elack, and neither is it part of the 'Moya network' of DRD's. It does what it wants, when it wants (or whatever Chrichton wants, anyway...)

    Yeah, D'Argo really is the most logical choice out of them all. Yeah, they're all basically doing Chrichton's bidding at this point, but he's the outsider to the group. Generally speaking, D'Argo or Rygel has spoken for them when it ever came to representing them as a group. And they're the two that have been there the longest. D'Argo really was the most sensible choice.

    It does say a lot for Zhann that, since she left, it usually takes at least two people to do the tasks she traditionally would do alone, like anything medical or analysis related. Like Crais/Jool and the Boolite in S3, or Noranti and Sikozu with the alien plant... thing. Just goes to show that her presence is felt, even though she's not there anymore... :-(

    As for Sikozu/Scorpius... I'm only going to say, you're definitely right about that...
     
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    Sci-Fi made no such demands.

    http://www.karlsweb.com/KarlswebNewscape/Articles/RockneStarlog.htm

     
  5. PsychoPere

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    John Quixote
    - I have no idea where to begin with this one. Each time I think Farscape can't possibly top its most bizarre episode, I've been proven wrong, a trend that continued once again here. This episode was easily unlike anything I've ever seen on another series. It was absolutely off-the-walls insane.


    I Shrink Therefore I Am
    - I'm very disappointed in Crichton that he actually decided to start using Noranti's little "forget Aeryn" drug. Considering how many times he dusted up during this episode, I'm also worried that he's becoming an addict.

    - "I've been around long enough to know how ignorant I am" was a remarkably self-aware statement from Rygel. Sparky really has been growing as an individual over the course of the series.

    - Oh, I am so happy someone actually rode into battle on top of a DRD. That was too great a moment to pass up.

    - This is an easier episode than the previous one to call a fun romp. The basic plot - and especially the reduction technology - may not make for a particularly strong episode overall, but it was pretty good, enjoyable, and important in showing that the Scarrans are now interested in Crichton due to the interest Scorpius and Grayza have in him.
     
  6. RoJoHen

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    John Quixote is debatably my favorite episode of Season 4. There is just so much more going on than you really catch the first time. References to past bad guys...the return of Stark (or at least the vengeful part of his psyche that was used as a template for the game)...Gilina in the Gammak Base...Monty Python references...Zhaan! I absolutely adore the scene where Crichton frees Zhaan and wins the game and she asks him, "Have you wasted my death?"

    Plus, I love the super awkward, depressing ending.

    Aeryn: "I hear I was a princess."
    John: says nothing and then walks away

    Oooh, it hurts so good! :lol:
     
  7. Jeff O'Connor

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    I still say the fifth season should have been about PK guards and stormtroopers battling it out. Leave the Scarrans out of this, since they can actually aim. Things that can aim = John Crichton territory. Things that cannot aim = not worth John Crichton's time.

    I honestly wouldn't have been surprised if the finale miniseries were revealed at the end to have been the effects of an LSD trip. The show just got weirder and weirder sometimes and it reveled in it.
     
  8. RoJoHen

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    Welp, just finished the show. You lose, PsychoPere. You lose.
     
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    Rojo's right......John Quixote is awesome with repeat viewings. Also, I agree that Rygel has become less and less a caricature and more and more a fully realized character that is quite enjoyable as he grows through the adventures he shares with this band of cast-offs.
     
  10. Jeff O'Connor

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    And what did you think?
     
  11. RoJoHen

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    Well, it's probably the 12th time I've finished the show, so I'm guessing I liked it. ;)
     
  12. Jeff O'Connor

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    Whoops, my bad. It's super-late over here so I'm a bit less collected than usual.

    Well, good! ;)
     
  13. Bonzo the Fifth

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    Don't worry, the writers have thought about the implications and motivations behind this, and it will be explored. It's not as simple as John becoming an addict for Grandma's pixie dust, either...
     
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    I like drug addiction storyline because it is so unlike of what we expect from protogonist of a space opera....Nor Crichton neither rest of Moya bunch are saints or always-moral-high grounders. They are individuals , trying to survive. They have limits , faults and trying to live with them and their consequences
     
  15. Jeff O'Connor

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    Yeah, I've always thought that was a pretty impressively sobering way of doing things.
     
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    I've just finished my first rewatch of Season one, and I feel like I'm just as hooked as I was the first time I watched the show. Something I missed the first time is the carefully planned arc as the characters start off not liking each other very much and gradually grow to like each other by the end of the season. I mean, on my first watch through I did realize they had all grown closer at the end of the season, but I had missed how carefully plotted it was. This show does character development very well. This show was also great at righting stuff it was doing wrong- they seemed to realize Crais wasn't working as the primary antagonist and so they brought in Wayne Pygram and shifted Crais to a more ancillary role (a brilliant decision in my opinion). Looking forward to the next two seasons as I remember them being even better than the first.
     
  17. Jeff O'Connor

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    For me, the show's seasons are all pretty good (although the first season suffers from some very blatant growing pains in the earlier batch and it also has a visibly lower budget) but the order would be something like this:

    3>4(and PKW)>2>1.

    Even still, much of the last string of first-season episodes are great.
     
  18. Can

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    That's why Farscape is more like a great character growth/development story in a space opera setting at fantasy universe of Uncharted Territories. Main cast do not always get along each other. They bicker , disagree , insult , be rude even fight each other from time to time. After they survive their adaptation process of each other's presence , dealing with crisis of week or story arc seem easy ! They change , evolve and grow up in a very believeble way in that fantastic universe after a series of hard and sometimes painful experiences. Dargo hates Aeryn and distrusts Crichton , then accepts them comrades , Rygel being a greedy and selfish slug to almost useful and respected type , Crichton losing his starry eyed naive innocence slowly , Aeryn learning "to be more" , Zhaan getting into dark side for some time etc.....And this is just for Season 1 !
     
  19. Jeff O'Connor

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    Aeryn Sun's character development blows my mind to this day.
     
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    I've found that's what really makes a show for me......long term, character development and story telling.

    Aeryn and to a lesser degree John have quite an arc in Farscape.
    Wesley from Angel is an amazing arc and one of my top 3 characters from all shows .
    Londo/G'Kar from Bab5 have amazing arcs.

    Most of the shows I really enjoy including Farscape have their characters experience organic growth and John and Aeryn's relationship over the years is a perfect example of this.