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Farscape is Back

CowboyNeal posted more than 10 years ago | from the fan-favorites dept.

Sci-Fi 234

cioxx writes "FilmForce has substantiated rumors of Farscape, widely popular TV miniseries, returning as a standalone project with no new episode commitment attached, independent of Sci-Fi Channel." Previously, some rumors had been flying around that the original series would be finished off in this way, but many Farscape fans are just happy to see more of the show on the way.

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Re:Sigh... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481077)

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only one thing to say... (5, Funny)

CGP314 (672613) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481050)

Frell yeah!

I don't get it (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481278)

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creators never left, getting a little peaced off? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481052)

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Google News Followup (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481055)

Google News [google.com] has a bunch of good news links related to this story.

Check Them Out [google.com] .

LAME. GAY BOY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481084)

I don't really know what you're linking to but, are Slashdotters really stupid enough to fall for such lame URL redirection tricks?

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LAME TROLL (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481092)

Stop accusing every link of being some goatse redirect troll.

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Just when I thought... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481062)

that television programming couldn't get any more dismal. Farscape is back.

Booo

Have to agree (0, Informative)

Kludge (13653) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481353)

There were so many Farscape stories posted on /., I figured it must be a good show, so I downloaded and watched the first 3 episodes. It sucked. Even my wife, who is much less discriminating, didn't like it. There must be a lot of people that enjoy bad sci-fi.

Sorry.

Re:Have to agree (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481390)

It was a lot better after the first season.

Re:Have to agree (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481393)

There are so many different people out there with different taste. I figure some people are just too thick to realise that.

Sorry.

Re:Have to agree (2, Informative)

il_diablo (574683) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481512)

Unfortunately, that's not going to give you the ability to appreciate the show. The first season, the entire cast was getting their legs and learning to work together. Ergo, the show was craptacular. The big draw of the show after season 2 was that the quirky humor started to gel, and the actors really got more into their roles. We actually started to care about them. Really, the first three eps are not the best way to get into Farscape. You'd be better downloading the "Best of" season n material.

Re:Have to agree (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481519)

Mannnn Farscape is awesome... I want it back.. I way it finished was f*cked up! Please bring it back or make some mega film film or something

Re:Have to agree (2, Informative)

El_Ge_Ex (218107) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481602)

As I'm sure you're reading from other posts, Farscape was a show that didn't start out great, but developed into a great show over time (kind of the opposite of how most shows act.)

-B

Re:Have to agree (1)

spoot (104183) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481632)

I agree with your agreement. I gave this show many, many chances. And I could never get it. As stupid as it could be, I would rather have seen Lexx been brought back from the dead.

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....Widely popular? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481087)

1) You meant wildly.

2) It wasn't that popular; Sci-fi nerds are just a vocal minority.

3) Don't care

Re:....Widely popular? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481095)

2) It wasn't that popular; Sci-fi nerds are just a vocal minority.


2a It wasn't that popular; Sci-fi nerds are just very fat.

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Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481097)

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WHAT'S A PENISFISH.JPG??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481153)

You are so pathetic that you don't even deserve a Troll moderation.

Hey Taco! Can we have a pathetic moderation category?

Re:WHAT'S A PENISFISH.JPG??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481193)

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And my friends said I was crazy... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481102)

...when I spent a whole morning standing out in the cold in front of Sci-Fi HQ handing out flyers and stuff with a bunch of strangers.

Hah!

Re:And my friends said I was crazy... (0)

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Babs (1)

professorhojo (686761) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481106)

Babylon 5 is the only scifi i ever mourned.

Re:Babs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481121)

I was pissed when firefly got ousted.

Re:Babs (2, Interesting)

TTMuskrat (629320) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481124)

Babylon 5 at least got to tell its whole story (or at the least the story that J. Michael wanted to tell.)
Farscape was not allowed to do this and it makes me a happy scaper that they might actually be allowed to wrap up the main story arc.

Re:Babs (4, Interesting)

zakezuke (229119) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481136)

Bab 5 was cool, really cool, but I wouldn't go so far as saying I mourned it because they did manage to actually complete their 5 year story arch.

Crucade on the other hand didn't really get a chance to go anywhere, other then some hints that the shadow virus that infected earth might be nano based.

Farscape on the other hand didn't complete their 5 year story arch... we were left at a cliff-hanger awaiting a next season doomed to never come. I caught the BBC download of it, and they basicly said something to the effect of "yea that's it, it's a cliff hanger but no more episodes".

Re:Babs (1)

Maserati (8679) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481514)

Babylon 5 actually didn't finish quite as intended. They didn't have a commitment to the 5th season, so JMS had to pretty much wrap the main arc in 4 seasons. That explains alot about the lower quality of a lot of the 5th season.

Re:Babs (1)

Hatta (162192) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481192)

I'm currently mourning Star Trek.

Re:Babs (1)

ddimas (629883) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481350)

Being a native Greek speaker, and since kodos is the Greek word for short, I always understood why "Shorty the Executioner" killed off half the planet. Did I mention that Dino is my first name?

Re:Babs (1)

salparadyse (723684) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481474)

ahhhhhhhhh i do miss babylon 5 nothing ever came close... boom yesterday, boom tomorrow, but never boom today

Still just speculation (5, Informative)

bigbigbison (104532) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481107)

Earlier this week, Dark Horizons [darkhorizons.com] reported that he had learned the production office is open, but that he was unable to learn anything else. SOMETHING is going on but that article simply seems to be plagiarizing the Dark Horizons article.

There was a Henson press conference set for Thursday according to savefarscape.com [watchfarscape.com] but it was cancelled which leads me to beleive that perhaps whatever deal they had fell through.

There is a fan convention going on this weekend, so if there is an anouncement look for it soon.

Re:Still just speculation (4, Interesting)

zerocool^ (112121) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481247)

It's speculation, but the announcement came from a post by LAScaper on the savefarscape forums, which is here: http://www.watchfarscape.com/forums/showthread.php ?s=dc744150f682e3c42e1199c30d15fdf8&threadid=17172 [watchfarscape.com]

And duplicated here:

----snip----

Hey Y'all!!

I am deliberately giving you this news in the dryest language possible, and I remind you that NOTHING IS SET IN STONE. It's so easy to get excited. But there's reason to at least keep our hopes and efforts going...

After the Jay Leno show, many of the scapers returned to the hotel. RaeLee Hill (Sikozu) was in the lobby. RoseyM and I were standing there waiting for Tiriel. Naturally, I couldn't find myself standing two feet from this adorable (and tiny!) woman without saying something to her, so we struck up a conversation. RoseyM asked RaeLee if there was anything she could tell us about the show's future. I didn't have the nerve. I assumed RaeLee would say there was nothing to tell.....

OMG! RaeLee told us several things:

1. All of the Farscape actors are "on hold".

2. The studio has been reserved for the months of December, January, and February. RaeLee said they had reserved the "big one" that they used when the show first started.

3. She said the sets were being built now.

4. RaeLee said she believes a three part mini-series and a feature movie combination is being discussed. But she's not sure....

5. She said Ben Browder had signed something. She's not sure but, RaeLee believes it was a letter of intent of some type.

You can imagine how excited RoseyM and I were to hear this news!! I asked RaeLee if it was ok to put this news on the internet because there were a lot of people who would want to hear about this. I also have no desire to get RaeLee into trouble. She said that no one had told her to keep this information a secret. It was ok to tell 5,000 of my closest friends. She just wanted me to make sure that I say clearly that NOTHING IS SET IN STONE

RoseyM and I split the pleasant task of posting this information. You will find her post on the Kanasas site.

I guess the bottom line here is that we have every reason to keep hope a alive scapers!!!

-----end snip----

Original sci-fi? (2, Insightful)

DuSTman31 (578936) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481108)

Not particularly directed at Farscape, perhaps, but I see a lot of criticism about various sci-fi shows for a lack of originality, in that a lot of basic tech and plot concepts seem mirrored across many different series.

I think creating an original premise for sci-fi is now extremely hard, all the main aspects of possible futures being represented in one show or another. I know I can't think of anything new to base a story on.

Can anyone point to some recent sci-fi that is truly original? Thanks.

Re:Original sci-fi? (3, Funny)

anaphora (680342) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481129)

Futurama?
"Yes, it's a perfect scale model of the universe's largest bottle. I put a tiny spaceship inside to keep it from being boring."

Good, Original SF Recommendations (5, Informative)

cquark (246669) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481160)

I think science fiction is in its golden age today, both in terms of interesting well-developed ideas and in terms of the quality of writing. Here are some relatively recent novels that focus on interesting ideas that I'd recommend:
  • Stephen Baxter's Ring, Manifold:Time, Anti-Ice
  • Greg Egan's Quarantine, Diaspora, Distress, and Permutation City
  • Ian MacDonald's Terminal Cafe and Evolution's Shore
  • Alistair Reynold's Revelation Space
  • Rudy Rucker's Software and sequels, which are the weirdest fiction I've encountered since Phillip K Dick
  • S.M. Stirling's Island in the Sea of Time
  • Harry Turtledove's Guns of the South, Agent of Byzantium, and World War series
  • Vernor Vinge's A Fire Upon the Deep and A Deepness in the Sky
  • Robert Charles Wilson's Chronoliths and Bios
  • David Zindell's Neverness
For short stories, the Year's Best SF series edited by David Hartwell is quite good. Stephen Baxter and especially Greg Egan have amazing short story collections fo their own. If you know a good used bookstore, I'd also highly recommend John Varley's short story collections (most published under several titles). He's not a bad novelist, but he's incredible in short fiction.

Re:Good, Original SF Recommendations (1)

MrPoopyPants (146504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481185)

Thanks for the suggestions. I'm always looking for new sci-fi to read.

I would like to see Isaac Asimov's Foundation series made into a movie (or would I... maybe it would ruin it?). Actually, a series of movies (possibly a TV miniseries like Dune).

Re:Good, Original SF Recommendations (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481275)

I would like to see Isaac Asimov's Foundation series made into a movie

TCF is shooting [yahoo.com] Asimov's I, Robot. Should be out next year.

Foundations will get it's chance someday.

Re:Good, Original SF Recommendations (1)

asmussen (2306) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481360)

I'm thinking that the Foundation series would not translate very well to the big screen. It's been a long time since I've read it, but if I remember correctly, weren't the first couple of books almost entirely dialog, with very little actual action? For the record, I'm not complaining. I happen to love that series, but I don't think that sort of book would work very well as a movie. Some of the later books in the series maybe, where they read more like a regular novel, but not the first ones...

Re:Good, Original SF Recommendations (1)

MrPoopyPants (146504) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481483)

I thought of those problems too but there are some pretty clever screenwriters out there (Joss Whedon, for instance) who might be able to adapt it. Also, there's nothing that says the movie(s) have to follow the book exactly (look at LOTR).

I believe there were three books initially, then three sequels, and then a few prequels. The prequels can probably be ignored or addressed in flashbacks, the original books could be condensed, and the movies could focus on the sequels which seem to be more suited for the screen.

Just some ideas...

Re:Good, Original SF Recommendations (2, Insightful)

HeghmoH (13204) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481310)

I cannot even begin to devise a plan of action for how to start to express my extreme shock that Iain M. Banks is inexplicably not on your list.

Aside from that mindbending omission, I agree that SF is as good today as it ever was.

Complainers who think that there's no good SF anymore have two key problems. One is that they're forgetting about the selection effect; if you average (for example) one good SF movie every three years, then it feels like an eternity between new ones, but the past is littered with them. Second, they somehow forget about books. Partly this is because of the legions of Star Trek fans whose largest experience with written SF is Star Trek novels, and partly because, well, there's a lot of people out there who just don't read. But SF is at its best in the form of the written word.

Farscape (2, Interesting)

yoder (178161) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481114)

Excellent! Now they just need to bring back the Invisible Man and I will be happy.

Re:Farscape (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481204)

Helz yeh, that show was the best show ever.

On a side note, the 2 main characters (Darrien Fox and Hobbs) were just on "Las Vegas" last week.

They weren't using their "IMan" names, but they were doing the same witty banter back and forth through the entire episode. It brought a teer to my eyes.

"Widely popular" (0, Troll)

swb (14022) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481116)

If it was widely popular, why does it have to be resurrected?

Re:"Widely popular" (1)

Hassman (320786) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481119)

No kidding. Good shows don't get cancelled ... twice.

Re:"Widely popular" (3, Insightful)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481203)

I think you're confusing good and popular. Friends and reality shows are popular. Good shows seem to be canceled on a fairly regular basis.

Re:"Widely popular" (0, Troll)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481509)

I think you are confusing Farscape for a good show. My god, it was Muppets in Space! (with worse acting)

Re:"Widely popular" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481661)

You must not have really seen the show. Only a casual viewer who saw maybe one episode from the first season would say this.

The mainstream media television critics ALL agree that this was perhaps the most exciting scifi show on television. The state of scifi television shows being what it is today may not make that statement seem like much, but I'd have to agree that this show was at least the equal of Buffy, Angel, 24, or Alias. It had action, suspense, humor, romance, bold plot twists, and more story-telling jammed into a one-hour episode than many movies have in 90 minutes. In short, it was everything that Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones was not.

A fair-minded viewer would go back and give it another look-see.

Re:"Widely popular" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481122)

Popular amongst geeks. This is slashdot, not NYTimes.

Re:"Widely popular" (5, Informative)

TTMuskrat (629320) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481151)

If it was widely popular, why does it have to be resurrected?

Because its cancellation was all about money and ownership of the show, not its popularity. (Kinda like the original Battlestar Galatica).

SciFi Channel (owned by USA networks) did not own the rights to the show as it was made by the Jim Henson company (who is owned by a German conglomerate whose name escapes me now). When the USA network changed leadership, they wanted shows that they made and produced to be shown so that all the monies from said show would go to them. Since this was not the case with Henson-owned Farscape, and the fact that the show was not cheap to make, USA (and SciFi) opted out of the 5th season. So now, all you get is USA network made crap programming on the SciFi channel as if the entire USA Network itself wasn't bad enough ;).

Re:"Widely popular" (1)

Exatron (124633) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481170)

The Jim Henson company was owned by EMTV, a german conglomerate. Henson's heirs bought the company back earlier this year.

Re:"Widely popular" (2, Informative)

Zero Muskrat (124953) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481178)

Actually, the Henson family owns the Jim Henson company. It was sold to EM.TV of Germany for $680 million in 2000. The Henson's bought it back for $89 million this year. Not bad.

There has been wild hopes that Farscape would come back in some incarnation now that the Henson family owns the rights. We'll have to see if these hopes become reality. The theme of the campaign to bring the show back has been "Beyond Hope."

Re:"Widely popular" (2, Interesting)

jnik (1733) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481214)

This is pretty much what's up with sci fi these days. Legend of the Rangers wasn't greenlighted because the pilot's ratings were "good" but "not good enough for a show that we won't own lock stock and barrel."

One of the reasons for the decline of the channel IMO.

Re:"Widely popular" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481302)

Yeah, and they cancelled ExoSquad! It was one of the best cartoons ever produced. Those morons deserve a major kick in the balls.

Re:"Widely popular" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481522)

Nerd alert

SG-1 kicks Farscape's ass anyway (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481117)

What's with all these Farscape fans anyway? Stargate SG-1 is a much better show, and 100% Muppet free. I never did see the appeal of Farscape, and I'm a sci-fi geek (I like all the Star Trek series, hell, even Babylon 5).

How about Babylon 5? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481128)

It's great to see Farscape come back alive like this. I just hope that this will happen to the Babylon 5: Crusade series as well. The last few episodes were really good and the original series was awesome.

I'm glad (3, Interesting)

Scholasticus (567646) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481131)

I was a fan of Farscape, and was saddened to see it cancelled. That the series ended with a cliffhanger was a frustrating disappointment. At least now they will be able to tidy things up a bit. I have no hope that Farscape will be revived as a series, but at least this miniseries will give it a fair ending.

Re:I'm glad (3, Interesting)

Zero Muskrat (124953) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481283)

I was devasted by the cancellation of Farscape as it was the only show I could truly get excited about watching. It didn't help that it was replaced by SG-1, which I consider to be both poorly written and uninteresting. I am one of those fanatics that stopped watching the Sci-Fi channel altogether after the last episode aired. Okay, so I watched Children of Dune. We are all hypocrites.

To be fair to the Sci-Fi channel, to call the 4th season of Farscape substandard is being generous. I enjoyed that the show took different directions every season. The 3rd season, while still good, was likely over the top for some. They just seemed to lose the magic from the very beginning of the 4th season. Episodes were confusing and definitely over the top. If you were not already a fan of the series, you would never watch those episodes.

If the rumors turn out to be true, I hope that they do a better job with the miniseries and give the show a proper ending. The fans deserve it.

Re:I'm glad (1)

Sean Riordan (611520) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481361)

The beginning of the 4th season was rather undirected and chaotic, but the second half of the 4th season was excellent. That was their best work of the show IMHO. Of course I think the 3rd season was great too.

Woohoo! (1)

InfoCynic (71942) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481135)

Even if it's just a miniseries, maybe they can bring some closure to the series, or at the very least the end of the last season. Of course, this thing could still be a long way off, and there's a lot that could go wrong, so I'm going to try not to get too excited too early.

Pssss.... (0)

NoNine (690801) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481138)

It's rumored to become a movie -> dvd. Don't worry, we'll still have Battlestar Galactica!

Not a miniseries (2, Informative)

InfoCynic (71942) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481141)

It's inaccurate to call Farscape a miniseries. It was a regular tv show, running 4 seasons with 22 episodes in each. Perhaps the author was confused after reading the article (although that would seem to imply he read the article, which on /., seems unlikely...), that mentions that the new project will be a miniseries.

Re:Not a miniseries (4, Informative)

Quarters (18322) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481210)

The show got called a miniseries in the article header because the poster just grabbed various phrases from the linked story and combined them incorrectly. The comment in the article is:

The Henson company would not comment on the information but a source close to the production has confirmed that the new
project will be a miniseries, not a new season as originally hoped for by the fans. While no plot details are available, sources have also confirmed that the new project will be independent from the Sci-Fi Channel, the network that broadcast the series. No information is currently available about just where the new miniseries will be appearing or when.

Obviously, this is good news for the fans that have fought so hard to bring the series back but there may be cause for guarded optimism. The miniseries is currently seen as a standalone project with no new episode commitment attached, so nothing is guaranteed beyond this project. More information as it becomes available right here at IGNFF.

Re:Not a miniseries (1)

kannibal_klown (531544) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481221)

Umm, read the article...

The rumor is that they are going to MAKE a mini-series, possibly to tie up the loose ends. For example, pick up where John and Aryn are "blown up" in the series finale and a "To Be Continued" sign appears.

Here is what Hemo's problem is... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481148)

Word History: In 1530 Girolamo Fracastoro, a physician, astronomer, and poet of Verona, published a poem entitled "Syphilis, sive Morbus Gallicus," translated as "Syphilis, or the French Disease." In Fracastoro's poem the name of this dreaded venereal disease is an altered form of the name of the hero Syphilus, a shepherd who is supposed to have been the first victim of the disease. Where the name Syphilus itself came from is not known for certain, but it has been suggested that Fracastoro borrowed it from Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Ovid's work Sipylus (spelled Siphylus in some manuscripts) is the oldest son of Niobe, who lived not far from Mount Sipylon in Asia Minor. Fracastoro's poem about Syphilus was modeled on the story of Niobe. Fracastoro went on to use the term syphilis again in his medical treatise De Contagione, published in 1546. The word that Fracastoro used in Latin was eventually borrowed into English, being first recorded in 1718.

Who do I have to thank for this little miracle??? (1)

sllim (95682) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481149)

I know that not everyone agrees with me that Farscape is possibly the best show to have graced TV since, well since, hell since forever.

But even if you don't get Farscape you have to have some sympathy for us fans.

You realize they didn't even have the common curtesy to delete the words 'To be continued' from the last scene of the last episode?

In the last 3 minutes of the last episode the 2 main characters are blown away by a previously unknown badguy, and then the other good guys are left with jaws in there laps and the words 'To Be Continued'.

If you don't have some sort of pity for us fans then you are an incompassionate slug.

I will take a miniseries and say 'Thank You'. All I ever wanted was a final episode, maybe a 2 hour one, to tie up the loose ends.
I never demanded they give us another full season.

So who do I have to thank????

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (0, Flamebait)

DAldredge (2353) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481162)

I find it hard to feel for a group of people who bitch about farscape EVERY time sci-fi is brought up. farscapers are as bad as the gentooites!

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481190)

That, sir, is the worst insult ever. :(

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (4, Funny)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481217)

I know! Farscape fans bitching about Farscapes cancelation in a story about farscapes cancelation! What hubris!

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481382)

Hey, buttplug, hey said ANY sci-fi discussion, not just one about Farscape.

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481177)

Actually DK and the FS cast/crew left that To Be Continued in there on purpose. They did it as giving the finger to the scifi channel as they only had 1 day of filming left when they heard it was cancelled and DK said he wasn't about to try to tie up the show in a day, so leave it as is..the way it was originally intended.

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (2, Funny)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481212)

hell.. i have no sympathy for you.

you know, if you played nethack most of your stories in it end that way.

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481381)

red dwarf was the best SCI-FI ever

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (1)

buckeyeguy (525140) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481502)

Despite having watched most of at least three seasons of Farscape, I laughed my ass of when I saw that final scene. At the time, I thought, "So that's that, huh? OK, well at least they wrote off any chance of a sequel!"

So, uh, given the last episode, how do they reasonably start up the story line again? Crichton and Aeryn are dust, and I'd certainly not watch the show just to see that annoying little muppet get fried next.

If I wanted a flaky sci-fi series to come back as a movie, I'd want Lexx. They barely scraped the surface of what Zev/Xev could do ;)

Re:Who do I have to thank for this little miracle? (1)

porkchop_d_clown (39923) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481712)

They were freeze dried, dummy!

All they have to do is add water and, presto! instant sequel!

Screw Farscape... there are bigger problems (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481157)

This has nothing to do with anything remotely Slashdot related, but I need to do something before my head explodes...

As I type this, my roomate and my best friend/recent lover are fucking in the next room over. WHAT THE FUCK. After 10 years of friendship and built-up sexual tension, we finally hooked up and now less than a week later she's banging my roomate. I am so fucking incensed right now I can't think straight. I wouldn't mind if they went to a hotel or otherwise didn't make it known, but she just FUCKING WALKED PAST MY ROOM TOPLESS AND SHUT THE DOOR IN MY FUCKING FACE. How fucking insensitive can you be?!

This sucks. It's 3AM and I'm telling strangers (GEEK strangers, no less) about my personal problems. I am a big pussy and will most likely not say anything to either one of them so I expect this to go on for a while. Fuck.

Feeling low? There's someone else out there that's having a worse day than you. Trust me.

I love gay sex, Taco... PLEASE WRITE ME! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481175)

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no escape for corepirate nazi felons' hostages? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481179)

sounds like some kind of life in debt sentence, with no time off, no matter what you do?

you could consider joining/participating in the creators' newclear power, & planet/population rescue, initiatives.

consult with/trust in yOUR creators.... get ready to see the light. tell 'em robbIE? you haveN'T a clue yet?

Sweet lord. (-1, Flamebait)

mr_tommy (619972) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481181)

Farescape... gods gift to who? Its appauling! One of the worst (and the beeb has had quite alot) SCI-FI program i have ever seen on bbc 2! Please, please please never ever show this again!

I liek farscrape (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481201)

A full grown stallion's cock, when fully erect, will measure some two to
three feet long. It can be three to six inches thick at the base, to about
two inches thick at the head. Horses are somewhat different from other
animals in the way their cock head works. When a horse is fully erect and
excited and ready to mount, his cock head is somewhat pointed and not as
thick as might be normally observed. This is to facillatate an easier
entry into the mare. After the horse has entered and reaches a climax the
head swells (though it is more spongy then hard) into a fist sized mass as
he ejacultates. It is thought that this serves as a plug to force the
semen deep into the mare rather then allowing it to leak out. A full grown
stallion can ejaculate about one cup ( 8 ounces ) of semen. It will take
quite a few spurts to accomplish this. Each time his tail will raise and
lower in a brief flick. The first few jets are of a thin to average
consistency of cum. The final few jets are of a thick gelatinous
substance... it is thought that this serves to "seal" the mares pussy so
that the semen has time to do it's thing before leaking out. Horse semen
is extremely viscous, if you touch your finger to a pool of it you can draw
a thin string of it five to six feet long! Horse cum has a nice flat taste
to it...not at all bitter like man's cum. You can easily drink cups of it
with no discomfort.

The Mare - how to do it.

Mares can be quite satisfactory for the average well endowed male. If you
are somewhat less developed you might find better pleasure with a pony or
Miniature Horse. These are also better as they are lower to the ground. A
pony you can fuck standing up. A miniature horse on your knees or
squatting depending on the size. A mare will require something to stand on
or "platform shoes"...(IE mini stilts to raise you a foot off the ground)
so that you can reach her pussy.
Fucking any horse will depend on the horse. Some will be ready right
away...some will take coaxing. Pet the animal, talk to it softly, spend
time with it gaining it's trust. If something you are doing upsets it then
don't force it. Talk to it and calm it. If you work slowly you can make
an animal accept anything. It is just a question of helping it overcome
it's fears. All animals fear man if raised in the wild. How any animal
reacts will depend on it's own experiences. If you haved raised the animal
yourself in a loving enviroment, then you should have no problem
associating with it, if it is a strange animal that you have met in the
wild then you will have to go through an extended "courtship" to learn how
to respond to the beast.

MARES - TRAINING YOUR OWN

When the filly reaches weaning age, seperate her from her dam. If you have
limited time to spend then she should be put to pasture. If you have
plenty of time then you should keep her in a stall. Spend time with her
during the day petting and grooming her and allow her some time to run
free. Limit her access to other horses though and see that she spends at
least 8-12 hours a day in the stall. (Start with more free time and as she
approaches her first birthday confine her more...she is now at the right
age and her confinement will have made her so bored that she is amenable to
any new experience so long as it is not unpleasant)Young fillys have no
objection to someone playing with their pussy's. I have walked up on a pen
full of strange fillys at night and they came right up to me and I petted
them and felt up their pussys and they just lifted their tales and seemed
to enjoy it. These fillys didn't even know me but they were young,
inexperienced and bored...also since they were penned they were used to the
presence of people and did not fear me. Most horses in a large pasture
will run when they scent a strange human in their pasture at night.
If you sit on the ground and wait patiently, they will get downwind of you
and snort and fret, but eventually they will get curious and come
closer...you must wait until they have come close enough to smell and touch
you before saying anything or moving. Even then speak softly and move VERY
slowly so as not to spook them. If you can feed the horses and let them
smell you during the day on several occaisons then they will remember you
and come to you more readily when you appear in the middle of the night.
Also if you are seducing strange horses you should bring them food. This
is a good way to start a relationship.
Wild mares or those that have been artificially inseminated are usually
reluctant to have sex. The wild ones are used to violent horsecock and the
others have had peoples arms in their cunts so they can be apprehensive
about sexual events. Start rubbing ,scratching, etc in different areas
and observe the mare to see what she likes...almost all horses enjoy being
scratched under the chin and across the withers. Play with the horse until
it is comfortable with you and as you stroke it slowly move toward it's
hind end. Scratch her rump and around her tale and the move down her hind
legs. If she reacts to this well she might raise her tail
somewhat...gently rub her pussy and see how she reacts...if she doesn't get
violent then spit on your fingers and rub a couple of them through her
snatch...if she doesn't try to kick you then she is probably ready to fuck.
Note on horses and getting kicked.... Standing directly in front of a horse
is hazardous as it can raise on it's hind legs and come down with a front
hoof on your head. Standing 3-6 feet behind a horse is hazardous as it has
range to wind up and kick you a good one with the hind legs. Standing
beside a horse is fairly safe. It can only stomp on your toes which can be
avoided...standing behind a horse is safe if you are no farther then a foot
from it's rump..you are so close that the horse can't develop a full swing
and cannot kick you hard. If the horse can move forward you might fall
into range so try to tie up or use a stall or something so the animal
cannot pull away into striking range. If you make a good relationship
however the above is unnecessary though. I have had mare that welcomed
me...pushed back every time I shoved, and contracted her cunt to milk my
cock dry. Horses are some of the best pussy I have ever tried! And I have
tried plenty of PEOPLE & ANIMALS! Also horses are easily trainable! As
long as you make sure they enjoy what is happening and don't force them or
get angry with them if they misunderstand what you want of them, they will
love you always. Above all try to understand what they like and do it to
them....by doing whatever, to make them happy, they will respond by
granting you greater freedoms. Once you have succesfully fucked a filly a
few times she will be used to it and look forward to your visits so long as
you give her the attention she desires. You must experiment and treat her
as a lover and see what turns her on. Treat her as she wants and she will
give you all.

The Stallion

A stallion is is one of the most proudest, powerful, masculine, things
there is. All stallions are very oral and like to nibble and bite on
anything available. This can be annoying and painful and they should be
trained against it at a early age or else you should wear a padded suit, so
that they can bite you painlessly. This might be considered as a horse
that allows itself to be bitten without reacting is signalling that it is
sexually receptive. Stallions that have succesfully coupled in the wild
are somewhat resistant from seduction by humans. If they are isolated,
tempted and trained, then they will become more acquiessent but the best
ones are those that have been raised in a human enviroment since weaning,
since they have not had sex with other horses they are more amenable to
having sex with humans when their hormones kick in and they are looking for
some release. Bringing a wild horse to orgasm can be more difficult. They
are used to a mares pussy which is several degrees hotter then a humans
body heat. A person could fuck or suck them and not bring them to the
point of orgasm unless they had been isolated and deprived and unable to
help but cut loose with a load. Stallions can be readily trained though.
Most stud farms use artificial insemination, the stallions are aroused by
the scent of mares in heat and then an artificial vagina filled with warm
water is slipped over their cock and they reach orgasm. The stallions soon
learn the routine and just be leading them into the proper barn they know
what is coming and obtain an erection. This can work for you too. By
coming repeatedly to a horse and arousing him he will become trained to see
you as a sexual object. Soon just your presence will give him a throbbing
hard-on.

Arousing the Stallion

Stallions are aroused by the smell of horse pussy above all else.
If you have access to a mare, then gentle her till she will let you finger
her...then coat your fingers with her juice. Now rub your fingers across
the stallions nose! He will react even if she is not in heat! He knows
the smell! I have done this to geldings! Horses that have been castrated
and they still got a hardon!!! Also pet & rub the horse and rub his
cock...don't pull on it hard.. be gentle...big as it is it is still tender!
If you rub his belly and sheath slowly and gently and let him smell some
horse pussy juice then he will erect. If you can find a horse in heat then
grab some urine and refrigerate it. Take some out and thaw it when you
want it. Rubbing some hot mare piss on a stallions nose will make him
horny as hell! He will be all over you! Once a stallion smells that he
doesn't care what he fucks! He just wants a hot hole.
Make sure there are no other horses around...otherwise he will jump them
instead of you!
Some horses have been trained too react to certain cues, others react to
their own natural cues...I remember a $1,000,000.00 Arabian stallion I
trained.. He stuck his tounge out about 1/2 inch...when someone would rub
this small crescent he would instantly get a raging hardon...more proof
that stallions are very oral. This stallion had never had sex with a
mare...he had only climaxed through the intervention of humans and was
quite happy with having sex in a artificial vagina with the help of
humans...training does wonders.

NOONE SHOULD ATTEMPT VAGINAL OR ANAL INTERCOURSE WITH A STALLION
unless they have are experienced in fist fucking or have taken a large dog
in to the max ( IE knot and all). A horse has an enormus cock and could do
serious damage to someone who is not prepared. A horse cock can easily grow
as big as the knot in a large dogs cock so if you can't take that in then
you aren't ready. PS. A large dog can stretch you where a horse can fit
if you make the switch before the hole shrivels.

Country boys - you kbnow where the animals are and how to get them...you
don't need to read this.

City Boys - Drive out to the suburbs and find some isolated horses.. try to
encounter them in the day and get them used to you then return at night to
have some fun. IF there are stables around then spend some time there.
Sign up for riding lessons or whatever and then kindof fade out and help
groom the horses and clean the stalls. Chances or whoever runs the scene
will be glad for the help and won't question your prescence there. You can
help run the show by day and return for sex at night. Just be careful,
there is less privacy in the city as compared to the country. You sure
don't want to be caught!

New animals on the block!!

We now have miniature donkeys and horses as well as the larger ponys to
play with!

These animals reach a maximum of about 200 pounds for the purebreeds and
somewhat larger for the crossbreeds. You can buy or breed an animal just
for your size specifications! Male and female animals made to order.
Miniatures are currently selling (dec. 1991) for $300 to $3000 depending on
pedigree. Anyone can find a horse their size. Support and promote these
animals. They are salvation to us all. The mares are tight and the
stallions are all sizes...one can be found to fit any hole.

unprecedeNTed evile's FUDgeSpewing device broken? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481202)

time out from ads.duhbullcrock.con? tell 'em robbIE? tell 'em where their monIE's going/going/gone?

yay (5, Funny)

teamhasnoi (554944) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481222)

I discoved Farscape after it had been cancelled, and Sci-Fi was running the episodes midnight on Sundays.

I didn't miss one.

Then they moved it to mondays during the day??! How the hell am I supposed to have a job and watch Farscape.

So I quit my job.

It was worth it.

more quasi-confirmation on savefarscape.com (1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481270)

There was a post the other day on watchfarscape.com's forums, here [watchfarscape.com] , to the effect of:

- someone had a conversation with one of Farscape's actresses (the one who played Sikozu) at a con; she said that (summary borrowed from someone on trekbbs.com):

* All the Farscape actors are 'on hold.'
* The studios are reserved from December - February.
* The sets are being built.
* She believes a three-part miniseries with possible feature film MAY be under discussion.
* Ben Browder MAY have signed something (possibly some sort of letter of intent).

Farscape not so great (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7481312)

The first season or two were pretty interesting. Live actors and puppets working on the same stage in a dramatic setting was kinda cool. And the use of puppets allowed some variation from the common TV sci-fi convention of all aliens as humanoid knock-offs.

The show began to get tied up in multi-episode arcs (trying to outshine the Babylon 5, I suppose) and ordinary notions of story structure got lost. Attempts to wring "surprise" out of regular characters overwhelmed the growth and development that had been an enjoyable aspect of the principals up to then.

Humanoid knock-off aliens began showing up in droves, reducing the novelty level. A lot of time spent on earth allowed homo sapiens to be viewed as the "aliens." This got carried to an extreme not needed for long-time sci-fi fans. (Quibble alert: Characters who lived in the midwest of north america but tended to speak with Australian accents was somewhat disconcerting to a native north american. End of quibble)

The plots went out of control. Elements would be introduced that had no background, tensions would arise that were not resolved. The show's writers and producers promised in the trades and fan publications that upcoming episodes would knock everyone's socks off -- but what hit the screen was just more of the increasingly muddled mess that had now become Farscape.

The last scenes shown didn't really strike me as a cliffhanger ending, but just another weak set up for following episodes that wouldn't make sense or break through to new visions.

Let it go.

Firefly (0, Offtopic)

notestein (445412) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481323)

Sure, Farscape was ok. I'm sure I saw at least 20% of the episodes in a haphazard fashion.

But Firefly. I did not miss a one. So of course it did not make it out of its first season.

At least I can now preorder (due out Dec 9) the entire season from Amazon for $34. Plus extras!

# DVD Features:

* Commentary on Serenity Part 1 & 2, The Train Job, Shindig, Out of Gas, War Stories, Objects in Space, and The Message
* Deleted scenes from Serenity, Our Mrs. Reynolds, Objects in Space
* Featurettes: "Here's How How It Was" (making of), "Serenity: The Tenth Character," "Joss' Tour of the Set"
* Alan Tudyk's audition
* Gag reel
* Joss sings the Firefly theme
* Easter egg: Adam Baldwin sings "Hero of Canton"
* Full-screen format
* Number of discs: 4

Great News If True... (4, Insightful)

NormHome (99305) | more than 10 years ago | (#7481537)

There's seems to be a lot of unanswered questions about if this is actually going to happen or not and Henson & Co. aren't talking...

Truthfully I loved Farscape but I could also see where the show had serious problems. The major one being that the story arcs were so long and the stories so complicated (often based on things that happened in previous episodes / seasons) that it just couldn't attract new viewers.. I know that for a fact since I tried to get a lot of my friends to watch it and they always had a 1000 questions about why things were happening and why the characters were acting the way that they were which pretty much required giving them a two hour synopsis of every significant event from the last two or three seasons. So far everyone who I've loaned my season one and two DVD's to have really loved it once they managed to watch them all.

The second problem is that the fourth season (for the most part) just plain sucked.. there were very few good episodes from the first part of the season but it really didn't get good until the last six episodes (I think the writers realized that they needed to pull it together).. I loved the last couple with Criton running around with the fusion bomb that had "Hi There!" (a reference to Dr. Strangelove) written on it strapped to him.. that made the rest of the bad episodes somewhat worth while.

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