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Farscape Signs for 2 More Years

CmdrTaco posted more than 12 years ago | from the no-i-am-sci-fi dept.

Television 294

Dimes noted that the scifi channel has signed Farscape for 2 more seasons. 44 more episodes of my favorite sci-fi on TV (Well, maybe Lexx gives it a run for its money ;). New episodes start in January, and I'm a happy camper. Related ramblings: TNN is doing a marathon rerun of all of ST:TNG all this week. And I finally watched Enterprise- that theme song really has gotta go. But I'd like to see more, if only I could get it in my area. So much potential if they don't screw it up.

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So much potential... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381642)

...if they dont screw it up. Dammit Taco, you're a fucking genius.

Re:So much potential... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381662)

Hey, how is that a troll? That shit should be "+4, Honest and Truthful". Moderators, mod this post up.

Re:So much potential... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381749)


Forgive this. But I will not forget.

Our dead cry out in tortured horror:
Kill all Muslims.
Kill all Mohammedans.
Kill all Arabs.
Kill all Towel Heads.
Kill all Camel Jockeys.
Kill all Sand Niggers.
Kill all Dune Coons.
Kill all Islam.
Nuke their countries to hell.
Nuke them again.
Death to Islam.

I piss on Mecca. I spit on the Koran. I shit on Mohammed.

You don't have to be a Kreskin to predict Osama bin Laden's future

And to all you Abdul Mohammed Al-Jaraazi Abdullah Mustafuh Atta Quadaphi Fuck-Head Al-Towel-Rag:
Your "God" is our "Satan," have fun burning you scum. You disgusting animals, you will be a fresh farm of much needed organs for people who need livers and hearts, but I personally would rather die than receive a heart or liver from your satanic self.

Hey, Ayatollah towel heads, you will be sent to heaven to meet your maker. (That would be Satan)

I have no ability to stop my hatred towards you Ayatollahs, you better not peep out like a mushroom in a festering swamp lest I shoot your vile head off and harvest your organs for people who need them and cremate your vile self for crop fertilizer.


Tales from the Koran: How Mohammed met his end.

We shove Jimmy Dean® Homestyle Pork Sausage up Mohammed's ass.
Then while the Giver strokes me off I shoot my wad in Mohammed's face, after which we force Mohammed to fellate an 800 pound Chester White. Simultaneously, two Hasidic rabbis open their kosher bowels, unleashing torrents of gefilte shit on Mohammed's head and back, while The Giver pumps Mohammed from behind. After the hog shoots its wad in Mohammed's mouth, The Giver shoots his load up Mohammed's rectum. Then, unexpectedly, the Chester White roots out Mohammed's penis and testicles, hungrily biting them off, gobbling them down with full porcine fury. We bury the newly castrated Mohammed up to his nose in pig manure. Two AIDS infected Bowery whores stuff their used condoms and clotted tampax down Mohammed's throat, and crack a bottle of Mad Dog 20/20 over his skull.

We then leave him for the hogs to munch on. Mohammed is swine feed, and by tomorrow, he will be swine manure.


For it is written in Mine book that goats are PLEASING and HOLY, in Mine eyes.

I have told the Prophet Mohummad, peace on him!, that he should try a goat, but he is an 'ass-infidel', and persues young moslems.

For this is pleasing in Mine eyes as well! I hearby issue a Fatwah: May the asses of the infidels be reamed by the Prophet, peace on him!, until they look like the man, who is of the devil.

/ x \
I |
I \==
[]\ Muslims
[]\\ /______\
[] \\ /________\
[] \\ / o o \
[] && [][][][][][][][]| > /
[]8=KORAN=*O [] \ \_/ /
||\\ [] [] [] \----/
|| \\ [] [] []
|| \\[][][][][] [][]

# 99 Morally Bankrupt Fuckwads on the wall #

99 Towel Heads Up On The Wall ...
99 Sheep fucking twits,
You shoot one down,
You kick it around,
98 Rag Heads left on the Wall.

98 Cumlicking Chickenshits on the Wall,
98 Camel sucking penis stuffers,
You shoot one down,
You kick it around,
97 slimy turds left on the wall.

97 Raghead Swine on the wall,
97 Shit Encrusted pukes,
You shoot one down,
You kick it around,
96 moronic flea harbors left on the wall.

Racist Nazi Burn in Hell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381845)

Obviously an American did not post this message, for that poster knows nothing of the US or of being an American.

Wherever you may be, here is some advice: read a book, learn the alphabet, become educated...

i hate everything (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381643)

and i hope the entire goddamn universe just goes to hell. these days, seems like it's already got a head start.

Re:i hate everything (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381725)

I would like the whole fucking planet to explode. Slowly. Hopefully my area can go last so I can watch all the carnage around me and laugh.

Greaattt.. (1)

evel aka matt (123728) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381645)

Am I the only person in the civilized world who DOESN'T like Farscape? I mean, maybe it's just me, but it just seemed kinda ...weak? How about some network picks up the Critic?

evel aka matt
"we got a might convoy, rockin' through the night"

Re:Greaattt.. (1)

grepnyc (442959) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381667)

FS kind of grows on you after a while. It's really quite a good show.


rm -f /bin/laden

Kill Me Now.... (1)

ashrael (526090) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381680)

I have watched both this and Lexx a couple of times and they don't stand up to any of the classic sci-fi shows such as ST:TNG, The Outer Limits, Babylon 5, etc. I would even have to say DS9 was better (and I didn't care for that show too much either). The acting, stories, and characters are bad, boring, and weird. I sure won't be celebrating this announcement.


Re:Greaattt.. (1)

Trem (190016) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381684)

I've found that on a lot of those multi-seasonal science fiction shows, not catching it from the beginning will leave you thinking it's weak. At this point in the series, almost all of the character interaction is based on what's happened in previous episodes. Someone will make a comment, and a meaningful look will be exchanged. If you've seen it from the beginning, you know exactly what they're thinking.

Re:Greaattt.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381701)

Am I the only person in the civilized world who DOESN'T like Farscape?

Never seen it but if its the stuff of Taco and slashdot, I wont like it. There's no art or taste in the popular geek community, geeks are basically perpetual teenagers without the charm to attract dates.

You know it's true, you losers.

Re:Greaattt.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381728)

Mod this guy down as a troll please! Everyone knows us geeks are smart and pretty and popular! I am a geek and I get dates every weekend. I'm the most handsome and popular kid in my entire school.

Re:Greaattt.. (1)

mel21clc (520965) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381751)

Actually, I've dated geek guys over other guys because of their intelligence, ability to see the big picture, and relative maturity compared to their non-geek peers. My boyfriend of two years is a huge geek, but he's also funny and smart, and could have plenty of other girls if he wanted to.

You're reading and posting on Slashdot, which makes you automatically part of the geek community. At least, you seem to have read enough of the articles posted to have formed an opinion on certain people in the community. Maybe it's just you who can't get a date.

Re:Greaattt.. (0)

seann (307009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381836)

I hear that, I've been going on a year with my girl. She's kind of a geek (enough to let me put linux on her computer). I'm one big hell of a geek. I've noticed lately the term geek doesn't involve nerdy glasses wearing fruit cake. Infact! non geeks seam to wear those glasses because they are cool.

Re:Greaattt.. (1)

Halster (34667) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381714)

No, you're not.

I personally have never been impressed by Farscape.

It's kind of like a "the muppets in space on crack" or something. The whole puppet alien thing really gets to me too. This was fine for the time of the first three Star Wars, or TOS. Moreover, it's way heavy on the fiction and light on the science too. Couple all that with some shoddy acting worthy of the first season ST:TNG and some uninspired plotlines (not that other scifis can't do that as well), and it's all very ho-hum.

Again, I don't like it. But I think maybe ever since B5 left my television nothing else really compares... I guess I've been spoiled!

Re:Greaattt.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381883)

Okay, that tears it. The next clueless geek who mentions "Farscape" and "Muppets" in the same post will be raped repeatedly in all orifices by rabid weasels. I'm serious.

Comedy Central (1)

grinwell (138078) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381767)

The Critic is on Comedy Central.

And Farscape is incomprehensible in the middle of a multi-episode story arc. But watch a few episodes in a row and you'll fall in love.

Used to be good (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381812)

When farscape started I really liked it. But lately it doesnt seem to be as good. I'm not sure why.

Re:Used to be good (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381890)

The exact opposite of my impressions. Farscape started slowly, but got steadily better and better as the charcters developed and played off each other's quirks and personal history. Plus, the writers keep getting more inventive. A Farscape plot does not go in the stereotypical directions we expect typical TV sci fi to go in. It has odd twists and turns.

Main Character is Dead (2)

Alien54 (180860) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381893)

In Farscape, the main character died in the final episode of this season. So it is going to be interesting to see how they continue the show.

Seems to be the big thing to do. Kill off the main character, and see how to return them from the dead. Note Buffy of all things, which is pretty lame in this respect.

At least in Bab5, dead was dead, and was pretty permanent for most characters.

maybe it is all just a bad dream.

lexx... ummm, ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381646)

yeah, lets see... canned ratings. Take sex, add some purposely off humor, mix in some scifi, add more sex. Sure, no one here is without substance. I guess that is why politicians suceed here. It doesn't matter what they are selling as long as they sell it good? How pathetic.

Re:lexx... ummm, ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381818)

You're right, it totally sucks. Unless it's ass sex :)

fp! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381647)

first post!

Re:fp! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381659)

Yeah, almost there big fella. Better luck next time buddy.

Re:fp! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381862)

Yeah, almost there big fella. Better luck next time buddy.

buddy? yeah, BUTT buddy hehehehehe

This should be interesting... (2, Interesting)

shwim (237019) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381649)

It will really give a lot of the newer Science Fiction TV show a run for their money. I know at the beginning I was unimpressed with Farscape, but it has been developing, and the audience it has gained has acquired its taste. The Soap Opera-tic style combined with the comedic mannerisms really give the show a uniqueness that you don't really find in a lot of today's Science Fiction shows.

Enterprise Theme song... (1, Offtopic)

Boone^ (151057) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381652)

Sorry, I think it fits. 2151 is still a time of military rule, and exploration is just starting, not well underway.

I like it.

Re:Enterprise Theme song... (0, Offtopic)

ConsumedByTV (243497) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381664)

I hate the theme song. It is the worst pile of shit song I have Ever heard from a sci-fi show. This show should be set apart from the rest of Tv. It should be part of the Star Trek family, where like Star Wars, it has an orriginal score. Nothing could be worse than what they have now. Well I take it back, it could be worse if it had NSYNC's new cd for the theme.

Re:Enterprise Theme song... (0, Offtopic)

grepnyc (442959) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381676)

It's like they're trying to drag in a younger audience by making the show's theme song sound like one of those WB Teeny Bopper shows (Dawson's Creek and the like).

Also, they're really trying to attract a crowd by reminding us that it's cold in space, especially when someone is smearing gel all over your back.


rm -f /bin/laden

Re:Enterprise Theme song... (2)

SomeoneYouDontKnow (267893) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381885)

It's like they're trying to drag in a younger audience by making the show's theme song sound like one of those WB Teeny Bopper shows (Dawson's Creek and the like).

That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the opening. Not that I think it's that bad of a song, but for Star Trek, it just doesn't fit at all, and it has to go.

Which leads me to wonder who Paramount is after as far as viewers. I suppose that UPN and The WB are geared toward "Generation X" or whatever the marketing idiots have dubbed the generation after that (Gen Y?). But of all the people I know, I can't think of one who watches these networks on a regular basis, except for those who tune to UPN for Star Trek. Most of the programming seems...dumb. Or am I just over the hill at 31 and too old to "get it"? That must be it, since I find much more interesting stuff on TV Land.

New audiences.. (1)

SectoidRandom (87023) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381904)

I think new audiences is right, but i dont think its at all a "Younger Audience" their aiming for, I would think its a small part of a broad strategy they seem to have with the whole season (im guessing from what i have seen / read) too relate to more people, and not just all the sci-fi geeks.

In my opinion (a sci-fi geek) thats a damn good thing, the *worst* thing that could happen (already sooo close) is for it to turn into a
'virtual' b-grade show appealling to only the most diehard geeks. Say like Babylon 5. =)

(Sorry for that flame-bait, i cant stand b5. Please ignore. :])

Eh? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381760)

How does that make the theme song fit?

Like the first person who replied clearly pointed out, the Trek franchise HAS a theme-- why they ditched it (and any instant recognition it had) is beyond ANYONE..

Re:Enterprise Theme song... (1)

aka-ed (459608) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381828)

If 2151 is still a time of military rule, why does the song sound so frickin' 1980s?

Enterprise Theme Song (1, Offtopic)

TellarHK (159748) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381661)

Y'know, from what I read on /. the day the show premiered (And thanks to the morons at DirecTV I don't get UPN), I expected something that was a total disaster.

I was pleasantly surprised. I have to say I actually like it, a lot. It conveys the theme and mood of the series quite well - we're explorers, and tired of being held back. In a way, I think the music as much sets the pace for the entire series as well as it does for this incarnation of The Franchise itself. Humanity finally coming into it's own.

I expect the series will have it's ups and downs, but really, how much stagnation do we -want- in Star Trek? Same Theme, Different Stereotypes?

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381688)

If you knew anything about the television industry you would realize that it is not the "morons at DirecTV" that keep you from getting UPN, it is the local providers unwilling to surrender their hold on the market.

- One of those morons at DirecTV

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (5, Funny)

Jerf (17166) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381719)

The problem isn't so much the theme itself, IMHO, it's that in ten years, it will seem incredibly dated. (Actually, I'm willing to bet that it will seem dated in 2-4 years, but I'm being conservative here.)

Even TOS theme isn't that dated, though it does bear a certain '60s vibe.

Is that a crime? For any other show I'd say no. But for a sci-fi show (and this goes for damn near all of them, not just Star Trek), I don't want a theme that screams "Contemporary!!" In a subtle, yet real way, it pulls me out of the show and drops me back in the year 2001... where, I might add, I'm not much on pop, or light rock, or post-disco semi-calypso, or whatever the hell genre that fits in. (Like I said, I'm not much on it :-) )

I don't watch a whole lot of other alternative Sci-fi shows... my cable system doesn't run many. But I do get syndicated Stargate SG-1 (which I think is excellent)... same music as the movie. Granted, it takes place in the present time, but still, the theme doesn't drag me into Hip Culture.

In this day and age, psuedo-classical like the Voyager theme is very neutral to us; it probably wouldn't be if we could listen to our culture with truly fresh ears, but we are who we are. It doesn't take us to the universe of the show; but there's no music that could do that directly. It also doesn't firmly ground us in the early days of the millenium.

That said, your description: "conveys the theme and mood of the series quite well - we're explorers, and tired of being held back" can be equally well done in a more culturally neutral style, and in fact, probably better. (May be an unpopular opinion, but the style the credits are in now, whatever style that may be, is IMHO one of the least expressive styles imaginable. Plop in some sad words and flip the song to minor and you're a long way to "me and my baby broke up, but I'm screwing her sister so who really cares".)

All IMHO, but that might help clarify some people's reasons for disliking it.

Or they may just not care for that style of music.

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (2)

stefanlasiewski (63134) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381807)

Hrm, interesting. After hearing that theme song, the first image in my head was a dated 80s glam rock band. I already thought it was 10 years outdated.

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (1)

ttyRazor (20815) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381858)

It already is dated, it's some old Rod Stewart song (sung by somebody else)

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (2)

Boone^ (151057) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381730)

I enjoyed it as well. DS9 and Voyager kept taking place later and later in time, but there's this period of rapid change that takes place closer to our time. I wonder how often the Enterprise will return to Earth, knowing that the warp core only hits warp 5?

Also, wtf is wrong if the theme song is sung instead of being electronically produced?

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (2)

reverius (471142) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381878)

Who said anything about electronically produced? The themes of the other Treks were all orchestra music, not electronic. In case you can't tell apart the two categories, they consist of:

- Chopin
- Mozart
- Beethoven
- Bach

- Moby
- Fatboy Slim
- Orbital

See the difference?

Personally, I would much rather hear a theme song without singing in it - it completely ruins the sci-fi mood (bringing us back into the Real World of pop music). But maybe that's just me. I also wouldn't mind if it was electronic or orchestra. :)

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381834)

Looks like the soft porn scene was a brilliant move-- everyone is "pleasantly surprised" with the new series, and thinks it has "lots of potential."


Re:Enterprise Theme Song (1)

SectoidRandom (87023) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381870)

From what i heard i agree that it fits nicely. Unfortunatly i havnt yet seen the whole episode tho, still waiting for Kazaa to download that one, you americans without UPN think your unlucky! Try living in Australia, right now were are only seeing for the first time Season 6 (YES SIX) of DS9! Not to mention season 5 of Voyager! I dont expect Enterprise here for a few years yet! :( (What about Farscape? You ask? Blockbuster's got it....)

But i digress., :) From what ive seen it appears that the theme song is trying to play to the wider audience as well as set the stage / time of the show. I think it works, but i will go and re-listen to it again and think about it.

One thing, it certainly breaks the 'same-old same-old' trend of the previous ST series, yet to be seen how much of a Good Thing(TM) that is..

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (2)

CleverNickName (129189) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381875)

I loved "Enterprise [] ". I loved it so much, I am actually going to write Berman and Braga a note, and tell them how amazing I thought it was...

Strangely, the only thing that I really hated was the theme song...I suspect that the guy who composed that is going to be the new holder of the "Most Hated Man In Star Trek" title...if he calls, I'll hand over the badge to him...I know I have it someplace.

I suggest, to anyone who feels the same way about the theme song, that you turn the volume down, and crank up Pink Floyd's "Learning To Fly". Not only is it a cooler song, but it goes very nicely with the visuals.

The best thing about "Enterprise [] "?

Two words:

Detox. Gel. []

Re:Enterprise Theme Song (1)

Nightpaw (18207) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381896)

Shut up, Wesley.

(Ah, the beauty of Star Trek marathons; just got to see that tonight on my TiVo.)

No, it's totaly gay. (0)

glrotate (300695) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381899)

That theme song is unbelievably gay.

Disappointing Lexx season (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381663)

Lexx started sucking with the whole "Fire and Water" bit. Farscape gets better and better, but the Lexx on Earth bit just sucks more every episode. Can we please blow up Sol-3 and move on?

Does any one know? (1)

RavensDark (321683) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381665)

Is Farscape going to still be produced in Australia? Are the commercial networks going to run it here?

Re:Does any one know? (1)

Tekgno (321071) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381778)

It may still be 'officially' shown but channel 9 are probably going to treat it like they have many other shows like La Femme Nikita, ie. move it to horrible time slots take it off for weeks on end put back on one night take it off the next etc. etc. etc.

All this will be compounded by the fact that channel nine now have the *(&)^% footy and will have to squeeze the hours from somewhere, at least the dodgy matches will be given to channel ten so they don't have to screw up their schedules like seven have in the past, but I digress.

If it continues to air here in Australia, it will most likely be a hit and miss affair.

Lexx (1)

echomonkey (520931) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381670)

Lexx owns you...

New study reaffirms facts about homosexuals (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381673)

Washington, DC, Sep 10 - "We're saddened but not surprised by a recent University of Pennsylvania study that shows widespread exploitation of children for sex," said Traditional Values Chairman Rev. Lou Sheldon today. "The estimated 95% of boys who are sexually exploited by adult men is all the more reason why we oppose the normalization of homosexuality in our culture."

Traditional Values Coalition is responding to the University of Pennsylvania's study, "The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico," produced by the Center for the Study of Youth Policy and released on Monday.

"We've known for a long time that homosexual males molest same-sex children in far higher numbers than heterosexuals," said Sheldon. "This report is more evidence that homosexuals pose a serious threat to children-especially to boys."

Homosexuals make up only 1-2% of our population, noted Sheldon, yet this report indicates that they account for 95% of the molestations of boys. "This is outrageous," said Rev. Sheldon. "The fact that boys are molested by homosexual men at a rate this high should cause parents to rise up in opposition to the normalization of homosexuality in our culture. Instead, we have just the opposite coming from organizations like the Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) which holds its National Conference this month and which has as part of its mission statement:

"'Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike'."

GLSEN is advocating the teaching of homosexual perversion from grades K through 12 in public schools with your tax dollars!

Sheldon notes that in 1987, Dr. Stephen Rubin of Whitman College conducted a study of molestation rates of public school teachers. He studied 199 cases of molestation and found that 32% of the cases involved homosexuals molesting same-sex students. "This study shows that although homosexuals are only 1-2% of the population, they accounted for nearly a third of the molestation's of children in this study. We must protect our children from homosexual child molesters!" said Sheldon.

Re:New study reaffirms facts about homosexuals (1)

mel21clc (520965) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381686)

...And this has to do with Lexx, Farscape, and Enterprise in what way? No wonder you posted anonymously, you idiot. I'm not even going to go into the fact that a non-academic, religious study is going to be incredibly biased in their research and how they display it.

Re:New study reaffirms facts about homosexuals (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381721)


Lexx (3, Funny)

Glytch (4881) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381678)

What I really like about Lexx is how each episode starts off dull, but gradually gets weirder and weirder until you're asking "What the FUCK were the writers smoking?!"

Oh, and the sex is good. Yes, I'm shallow, but dammit, I like it, so bug off.

*sniff* Makes me proud to be a Maritimer.

Cant fear a muppet. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381747)

I agree!

For me, I enjoy watching LEXX alot more than i do Farscape, the nudity and sexual situations is put in there on purpose, as opposed to tossing it in as a ratings stunt. Getting really tired of the helium fart joke, and the use of the word Frell is so lame, I see l33t kids use it often in chat rooms and forums.

Re:Lexx (0)

seann (307009) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381797)

I don't know why I like this show.
I honestly don't.

But I stay up till 4am on sunday night just to watch it on Space.

Re:Lexx (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381825)

What the FUCK were the writers smoking?!


Best Show Ever. (5, Insightful)

antis0c (133550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381679)

3 simple words that describe Farscape. I don't think I've seen a Scifi show ever that is like Farscape. ST:TNG was good, but it was never as interesting as Farscape. I think it's partly because everyone can relate to John Crichton. Just a semi-regular guy who was in the space industry sucked into a wormhole and into the middle of another part of the universe. Completely stupidified by everything. It makes you think man what is he going to find out next. And it's the simple stuff, like the second episode of the series he finds out how the people he's with brush their teeth. There are plenty of unanswered questions, like why do Peace Keepers look so much like humans, why is Jool's DNA related to Crichton's, ton's of stuff. They haven't even really elborated on the characters in the show very much at all. Mostly basic stuff and a little extra here and there, there are worlds of ideas and topics they've yet to cover, and thats what makes this show so good and fresh in my opinion. Now I'll click Submit and check back for a fresh amount of flames because I said it was better than ST:TNG.

It sort of (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381710)

Sucks! I saw one episode. It had a really stupid plot about one stupid version of him and one really smart version of him. Anyway the smart version of him was of course sterotypically evil and the stupid version of him was savage but sterotypically good at heart. Anyway to make a dumb story short the stupid version and the smart version were taken away by some probe because the stupid self forced the smart self and himself on board the probe and that was the end of it. Back to one mediocre self. Sort of like the show. Actually, real dumb. Dumber than his stupid self.

Re:It sort of (2)

antis0c (133550) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381744)

Quick! Judge an entire show by one episode, I bet you're a hit with the ladies.

Obviously subjective (2)

Schwarzchild (225794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381820)

since I think LEXX is better. The episodes are definitely quirky and sort of like Moonlighting (the old Bruce Willis TV series) in space. The third season had extremely beautiful CG effects.

I am sad to hear that this is probably the last season of LEXX.

Good geek TV (3, Interesting)

Sanity (1431) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381689)

Well, Farscape was always too "muppets" for me, but in the unlikely event that anyone cares, here is what interests me on TV these days :-
  • Stargate SG1
    Perhaps it is just a throw-back to those days in my youth watching McGyver, but this is a good show, scientifically plausable, interesting plot, and compelling characters.
  • Earth - Final Conflict
    Not actually on any more, but recent enough to be interesting. Amazing special effects, and an interesting plot where you never really know whether the aliens are good guys, bad guys, or somewhere in between (the reality being the latter). In that sense, it mirrors the complexity of real life.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    While the last season got somewhat depressing in places, the people behind "The Onion" have consistently provided a tongue-in-cheek, very funny dialog which, until recently didn't take itself too seriously. Also, new season just starting, can't talk long.
  • BBC World News
    One of the few ways to watch TV News which actually talks about that insignificant part of the world outside the US.
  • Law and Order
    There is just something about the consistent style, interesting plots, and slightly sick humor that makes this the best Cop show since "The Bill" (it's a Brit thing - Yanks need not worry).

Re:Good geek TV (2, Interesting)

LordNimon (85072) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381694)

The new season of E:FC is starting this week.

buffy? (0)

ArchieBunker (132337) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381702)

someone please explain the draw to this show? it was a bad movie made into a bad show.

Re:Good geek TV (1)

Weedhopper (168515) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381869)

Stargate SG1 Perhaps it is just a throw-back to those days in my youth watching McGyver, but this is a good show, scientifically plausable, interesting plot, and compelling characters.

Hey, how many Stargate teams are there? I watch this show occasionally and don't understand. Are there multiple "SG teams" or is there just the SG-1?

Law and Order There is just something about the consistent style, interesting plots, and slightly sick humor that makes this the best Cop show since "The Bill" (it's a Brit thing - Yanks need not worry).

No way. Best cop show in the past decade would have to be Homicide. Better writing, better stories, better chracters and characterizations.

Re:Good geek TV (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381871)

Okay, that tears it. The next clueless geek who mentions "Farscape" and "Muppets" in the same sentence will be raped repeatedly in all orifices by rabid weasels. I'm serious.

Re:Good geek TV (1)

nsrbrake (233425) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381891)

Earth - Final Conflict just started a new season... I think the last, it is looking to be more interesting that the previous ones at that.

Haiku (1)

575 (195442) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381692)

Chrichton, a man lost
Uncharted territories
His doom, two more years

Stephen King, author, dead at 54 (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381693)

I just heard some sad news on talk radio - Horror/Sci Fi writer Stephen King was found dead in his Maine home this morning. There weren't any more details. I'm sure everyone in the Slashdot community will miss him - even if you didn't enjoy his work, there's no denying his contributions to popular culture. Truly an American icon.

If they screw it up... (1)

Rayonic (462789) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381703)

> So much potential if they don't screw it up.

And even if they do screw it up, it'll still be on the air for at least five years.

Re:If they screw it up... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381830)

Seven. Can't break with tradition, y'know.

Farscape Newbie (3, Interesting)

Jethro (14165) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381712)

I've been hearing a lot about Farscape, but never watched it because I didn't want to jump in in the middle.

Thankfully SciFi started re-airing it and this time I caught it. I think Season 2 just started on the reruns. Can anyone tell me what they're up to in the 'real' ones? I want to start watching those but I don't know where exactly they're at (Season 3 somewhere?)

I'd have taken notice of Farscape a LOT earlier if someone had told me Jim Hanson's Creature Shop was involved. The look & feel of the alien muppets beats the living daylights out of the "Nose Of The Day Department" who seems to do Star Trek. Then again when Farscape does have Human-Like aliens it's usually "Different Skin Colour" aliens.

I also love how everyone except Crichton has an Australian accent. And how badly they're trying to hide it. Yes, I know it's because the show's filmed there.

Plotwise, it's ok. The first season did have quite a few "Standard SciFi Plot #42" episodes, and some corny stuff (Scorpius? I mean... come on...), but I still like it. The characters are a lot more real than in Trek.

It's still not Babylon 5, but hey.

Re: Scorpius (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381880)

Sort of a spoiler, but not really...

regarding the name "Scorpius", in a later
(current/last season) episode you learn
the origin of his name, within the Farscape
"universe." It makes sense, from that perspective,
_with_ the corn factor. They didn't fabricate
his character out of thin air... I though that
too when it first came on, but after they
develop his character further in the show,
you come to (retroactively) realize the deliberate
intent of a number of things about him and
his character which seemed corny at the time.
trust me. I was worried too, when they introduced

Getting a head start? (1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381716)

Taco seems to be watching a lot of TV nowadays, in addition to the 12 hours/day of Anime. All he has left to do when VA closes is add his fat ass to the bottom of the welfare rolls...

Re:Getting a head start? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381894)

I believe the man has a TiVo. TiVo makes selective but effective TV watching possible. No need to wade through boring bullshit while waiting for the show you want to watch.

Watching Enterprise (1)

Slarty (11126) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381722)

If you happen to be unlucky enough to live in an area where you can't get Enterprise at all (no UPN, no WB) how can you see it? I heard the pilot is online somewhere, but heck if I can find it...

Sure would be nice to see it for myself!

Re:Watching Enterprise (1)

AsylumWraith (458952) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381750)

Warning, this option is probably not legal...

I had to work the night of the premiere (sp?). So, two days later, I went on Morpheus, and managed to download it, san commercials.

Should still be available. Just hope you have broadband. :p

Re:Watching Enterprise (1)

aka-ed (459608) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381805)

It's being postd over and over and over in newsgroups, in mpeg and in divx formats.

Try alt.binaries multimedia

Re:Watching Enterprise (1)

jo44 (110610) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381872)

It's also quite available on eDonkey.

Farscape... The best.. (1)

ChiefArcher (1753) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381733)

I am so happy to hear about the farscape renewal.. I think people generally like it because they seem to connect with John. There are not many "crew members" 5?6? so I think viewers seem to follow the show a bit better than say star trek.. when that unknown guy in engineering walks by or that guy in the yellow shirt that gets killed every episode...
Farscape keeps me wondering what's next... The show rocks... One of the better shows Tivo decided to record.. ;)


Boom (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381736)

I want to see the whole world destroyed. The WTC was a good start. Hopefully my city can go last so I get a chance to watch all the carnage around me and laugh. Here's to the death of the human race!

Re:Boom (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381852)

I want to see my whole world suck my cock. You were a good start. Hopefully I can go last so I get a chance to watch all the cocksucking around me and laugh. Here's to the sucking of my cock!

Re:Boom (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381906)

Suck onto my penis and I'll suck onto yours.

Another quality product from Oztralya. (2, Informative)

ratzmilk (137380) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381745)

The best Sci-Fi since Mad Max (Road Warrior for you Yanks). Only problem is, we don't get to see it here. Season 1 is currently showing on Cable on the FoxKids channel, but that's it. It ran for about 4 weeks on free to air, on Channel 9, who incidentally are co-produces of the show, but they pulled it.

LEXX is becoming more popular here, but still is only shown on Cable. Again, it was on late Sunday nights on Free to Air on Channel 7 here, but only for the first season.

Re:Another quality product from Oztralya. (1)

Tekgno (321071) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381800)

How long was the first season?

I think I saw about three or four episodes scheduled for on channel seven but I missed one of them, I saw the rest, but still, a bit short for a season.
If memory serves me, I think the first one was either on christmas or boxing day at about midnight.

Farscape is quality sci-fi (2, Informative)

p24t (312611) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381753)

Farscape is a unique take on a space-exploring sci-fi show. Crichton is thrust into a completely alien environment, with no other humans. (although Sebatians don't really require makeup). Each of the other main characters are different species, a couple of them are non-humanoid, and are therefore puppets. The other planets and races they run into are strange and bizarre, and you never know what to expect.

The ship itself, which the pilot is connected to biologically, is itself a living being, and sometimes makes decisions on its own. The show seems to have explored the living-ship aspect quite well.

The show's main focus is usually on Crichton, who is confused from the start. He doesn't understand anything, much less how he got there. Of course, he learns quickly (Humans have to be good for something.) but is still considered by the rest of the crew to be inferior.

The crew, being made of excaped prisoners, is always on the run, but they don't start off by trusting each other, except by necessity. On more than one occasion, one member has betrayed the rest. Each different species has their own quirks, and biological differences, from D'Argo's self-poisonous blood to Rigel farting helium.

The language-barrier is tacked by implanted microbes, which, while something that has to be tackled by the type of show, doesn't immediately take effect on Crichton. The different languages also cause problems with other non-implanted beings later. But at least it's not the 'magic auto-translating badge' or other methods used elsewhere.

The plots are good, the episodes are well-written and interesting, and the acting is great. While watching it, I forget that Rigel and Pilot are puppets. I recommend it to anyone who likes science fiction, just watch a couple episodes. It's not for everybody, but what is?


Re:Farscape is quality sci-fi (1)

Tekgno (321071) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381813)

I still reckon babelfish do a better job at solving that language-barrier. :)

Even further OT, what are the chances of the goa'uld from Stargate being highly evolved babelfish?

Enterprise (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381761)

Well, it looks like they'll have two episodes of new ideas, and then they start redoing old Star Trek plot lines. (Mind-controlling flowers? Hello!? Didn't that happen to Spock, and didn't Kirk have to "beat the crap out of him"? :)


This makes my day! (1)

Beowulfto (169354) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381769)

I just started getting into Farscape. The first couple of times I watched it all I could think of was "WTF?" The plot arches feed on each other and it took a couple of shows for me to get an understanding of what was going on. Now Farscape is one of my favorites.

btw, I just watched the Buffy season opener and now understand why people are such big fans. Now all I need is a TIVO and my few last hours of free time will be gone.

A Slashdotter's ultimate farscape episode (2)

Ukab the Great (87152) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381787)

Scorpius, Claudia Black, and frilling hot grits.

Re:A Slashdotter's ultimate farscape episode (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381903)

Me, Claudia Black, Gigi Edgley, and a jacuzi full of frelling hot grits.

Is it me or.... (1)

JDAustin (468180) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381789)

Did Babylon 5 set a standard form Sci-Fi that all new series try to go for?

That theme song has GOTTA go (1)

BattyMan (21874) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381799)

Uh. Otherwise it seems OK

wtf (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381802)

Slashdot is archiving -1 posts [] ... wtf?

Only a cock gobbling fag would moderate this down.

Who gives a shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381810)

TV sucks

Funny Ass Recap of Enterprise (1, Offtopic)

cancrman (24472) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381827)

at [] The link is slow, as they have been having really nasty server problems lately. But, when the server works this is one of my favorite sites (Ok, I watch a lot of TV). Sorry for the blatant plug, but I thought this was something that everyone might enjoy. Ahh, who am I kidding, this is just going to overload the server more. Don't click the link. There will be no clicking. You are getting sleepy..... Pete

The ultimate TV space opera (2, Funny)

Rosco P. Coltrane (209368) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381835)

... isn't Furscrape or Star Truck or Legs or any of that garbage : the pinnacle of space SciFi on TV is undeniably Red Dwarf [] .

Disguised Aussie accents in Farscape ? Lister's accent [] sure beats the smeg out of it. Food replicators in Star Trek ? small potatoes compared to cow vindaloo [] . Data the android ? how about Kryten the 3000 series mechanoid [] ? and 790 the robot head is really ugly compared to Holly [] .

Enterprise episodes on IRC (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381844)

But I'd like to see more, if only I could get it in my area.
If you really want to see Enterprise, every episode may be found (in VCD or DivX format) within 1 day of airing (sometimes even sooner) in #startrek-central on DALnet (you need a registered nick to get in the chan).

But, Back in Sydney (3, Interesting)

mrgrumpy (26629) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381846)

It's ironic that Farscape is filmed in Sydney, Australia where I live, but Channel 9, co-sponsor of the show isn't showing it since season 1 finished last year. In the regular sci-fi timeslot of Tuesday and Wednesday nights they are showing ST:TNG (again) and Roswell. They aren't even repeating B5 yet!

The I hear runours that it's showing in other cities in Australia, but still not Sydney. What's the story? It's even been taken off the Channel 9 web site, which makes it even harder to work out what is happening.

It's quite surreal to see Sydney bush scenes, with the plants spray painted blue or something similar, or Sydney beach scenes (remember, I've only seen season 1) for what is primarily an American show.

Oh, of course. How silly of me, it's on cable. Unlike the US, cable TV doesn't have the same market penetration over here yet. Well, I can always go over to my mum and dad's place and watc them ... at 3:30am!

Yay, more production money for D/U (2, Interesting)

maaaaanis (180232) | more than 12 years ago | (#2381859)

I know for a fact that Farscape is keeping several production/post prod facilities afloat down here whilst our local industry is in a fairly bad slump at the moment. Don't know if the CG is done here though, probably not.
They might also have been encouraged by the recent anouncement of hefty tax breaks for produtions worth more than AUS$15 (US$8)million.

Enterprise Premier Ep Better Than ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2381882)

premiers of ST:TNG and of DS9; but not TOS. But it'll take two+ seasons to get it together, if past is any guide.
BTW, why don't series creators have crew members of eg. TNG's Enterprise just rotate off + replace with new characters as season goes past 5 seasons? One at a time (a la Kes or Dr. Crusher) or en masse. This way new characters (a la 7 o' 9) can come in, old ones who didn't work out/cost too much can leave, and the fan base wouldn't need to re-adjust their mind-sets every seven years. This jumping around between future time frames is so...pointless. DS9, while of some interest wasn't a true "Trek" series, IMHO. I mean, look up the word "trek" - DS9 just orbited a fixed point and was doomed to become the serialized soap opera that it became (altho I really did like it quite a bit).
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