Farscape - anything I need to know?

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  1. Shawnster

    Shawnster Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My wife got me the entire series for our anniversary last year. She had to pay a pretty pricey sum for the first season on eBay. That was the only place she could get it. The rest she got fairly easily.

    I've rewatched the first season up to and including "A Bug's Life." She got mad that I've started watching without her so I have to wait and let her catch up. Together we've just finished "PK Tech Girl."

    She's not into it near as much as I am. I'm hoping she'll enjoy the show as the Chrichton/Aeryn relationship develops.
     
  2. RoJoHen

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    I know that my local Hollywood Video has the first season on DVD, but that's it.

    They stopped making and selling the DVDs in stores.
     
  3. Sakrysta

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    SO glad I bought the series on DVD when I did!

    Always envious of those watching my favorite shows for the first time. Farscape is just such a rich, complex universe. Enjoy. :techman:
     
  4. Luckyflux

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    RoJoHen, is that on Wilshire or Western? I work in Hollywood (Las Palmas Ave), and I would love to pick up the first season.
     
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Hollywood Video is just a chain of video rental stores, like BlockBuster.

    I'm in Illinois, as is the Hollywood Video I go to.
     
  6. Luckyflux

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    OH! I googled for the hollywood video closest to me in LA and I found two places. I called one of them and he had it for rent only. I might have to rent then burn.

    Side note I was born in Illinois. Cook County Hosiptal. I've heard the neighborhood isn't very good, but it is my birthplace so I like it.
     
  7. SFRabid

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    My only thought is when it ends the first time, stop. When they brought it back it struggled a slow death. Pretend those epeisodes don't exist.
     
  8. RoJoHen

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    ^Eh?

    It ended at the end of Season 4, and then they brought it back to make "The Peacekeeper Wars" miniseries.
     
  9. Kryton

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    You WILL believe a wee Muppety-man can live and breathe. ;)
     
  10. The Borgified Corpse

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    Agreed. Browder is a great actor and it's a shame he was so wasted on Stargate SG-1. (He had his moments but he wasn't nearly as interesting as he was on Farscape. Nor, for that matter, was Col. Mitchell as interesting as his Stargate counterparts, Jack O'Neill & John Sheppard.)

    Rygel is a great character and always my favorite on the series. But honestly, I had a hard time getting into Farscape sometimes because it seemed like it was just beeing weird for weird's sake. "D.N.A. Mad Scientist" was the episode that kinda turned me off the series. It was gross & disturbing.
     
  11. Sakrysta

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    ^ I feel the same way about "DNA Mad Scientist" and several other episodes. There were times when they pushed the gross-out factor so far that it made the show unpleasant to watch. But that sentiment is so far outweighed by the overall awesomeness of the show that I just grin and bear it. :D
     
  12. RoJoHen

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    The only episode I thought was a little too gross is Season 4's "Lava's a Many Splendored Thing." We need not go into detail.
     
  13. IcecreamLtDan

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    Once you finish the whole series, be sure to pick up the comics as it takes up from where The Peacekeeper Wars ends. And the webisodes are supposed to pick up from them at some point.
     
  14. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

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    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. :bolian: :D
     
  15. Sakrysta

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    Oh, I loved the story. It was the gross-out factor that bothered me.
     
  16. Harvey

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    Have those been collected in trade paper backs yet? I loathe the purchase of individual comic issues. They get destroyed so quickly.
     
  17. Mr Light

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    What follow up to DNA was there? "Way We Weren't"?
     
  18. Gary7

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    Which seasons are considered the best and worst?
     
  19. Temis the Vorta

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    Overall, the series varies enormously in quality from episode to episode.

    S1 - Pilot episode is good. Took most of the season for the show to find its footing - seems like they were trying to make it appeal to kids too much at first. Several good episodes at the end.

    S2 - First few episodes were iffy, but picks up.

    S3 - Probably the strongest season overall.

    S4 - Struggles and rambles a bit too much for my liking.

    Peacekeeper Wars miniseries finale - Great way to go out.
     
  20. Plain Simple

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    My sig says it all.

    It's the episode that got me into the show.

    Hey! :rommie: