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Farscape - Season 3, Collection 2 (Starburst Edition) (1999)

Ben Browder , Claudia Black , Geoff Bennett , Ian Watson  |  Unrated |  DVD
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  • Actors: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu, Jonathan Hardy
  • Directors: Geoff Bennett, Ian Watson, Tony Tilse
  • Writers: Rockne S. O'Bannon
  • Producers: Andrew Prowse, Emily Skopov, Justin Monjo, Lesley Parker
  • Format: Dolby, Box set, Dubbed, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Section 23
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2006
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000CPHA10
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,683 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Farscape - Season 3, Collection 2 (Starburst Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • The middle eight episodes of Farscape's third season on four discs: Green Eyed Monster, Losing Time, Relativity, Incubator, Meltdown, Scratch 'N' Sniff, Infinite Possibilities Part I: Daedalus Demands, and Infinite Possibilities Part II: Icarus Abides
  • Commentary by actor-writer Ben Browder and director Tony Tilse on Green Eyed Monster
  • Commentary by Lani Tupu (Captain Crais & the voice of Pilot) and director Peter Andrikidis on  Relativity
  • Four cast interviews: Ben Browder (Crichton), Wayne Pygram (Scorpius), Gigi Edgley (Chiana), Paul Goddard (Stark)
  • Deleted scenes
  • The original Farscape TV promos
  • Cool Farscape Facts by Paul Simpson (author of Farscape: The Illustrated Companion)
  • Extensive production design gallery
  • Updated character histories

Editorial Reviews

Well, frell me dead! It’s the Starburst Edition of Farscape -- Season 3, Collection 2! It’s a big, crazy universe out there. And American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) is about as lost in it as he can be! The poor guy’s been through a lot. He’s been probed, prodded, framed, frozen, and frelled by alien life forms more bizarre than anything he could have imagined. Now, our long-suffering hero has been cloned against his will. And it’s double-trouble as two Crichtons go on separate adventures! Throw in an dysfunctional crew of quarreling alien ex-cons, a bio-mechanoid ship with a neurotic Pilot, a sadistic military leader with a secret agenda, a beautiful ex-commando who’s learning how to love, and it’s no wonder that… John Crichton is losing his mind! Praised by TV Guide as one of the "25 Top Cult Shows Ever," Farscape is an adventure as broad and weird as the universe -- full of strange creatures, bizarre twists, irreverent humor, raucous action, passion, and romance! Produced in Australia with the incredible talents of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Farscape is the fantasy-scifi-drama-romance-comedy-adventure you will always remember!

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Warning! Multiple Major Spoilers!

I personally regard FARSCAPE as the finest Sci-fi television series ever (with the caveat that FIREFLY had the potential, at least, to at least match it). And I regard the third season of the series as the main evidence of its brilliance. The heart of Season Three is contained in this and the next set in the DVD releases, episodes that cover what happened after John Crichton was cloned. There is an old Chicago band called The Three Johns (one member is John Langford, front man of the punk band the Mekons). In my mind I think of Season Three being subtitled "The Two Johns." These episodes plot the separation of the two Johns and the complete flowering of the romance between Aeryn and the John with whom she is paired with on Talyn. One half of the episodes follow the group that ends up on Talyn and the other half those who remain on Moya. Most of the interest, of course, is with what happens with Aeryn and her John. On the one hand any fan will be delighted that John and Aeryn have finally managed to break down the barriers to their relationship, but on the other hand will feel the poignancy of how this is going to effect the John who is still on Moya. When I saw this the first time I couldn't conceive how they would resolve this almost impossible situation, though the death of the John with Aeryn in retrospect seems obvious.

The writers and producers took tremendous chances in the plot here. I can think of no parallel in storytelling in either film or TV for the developments in the romance between John and Aeryn in these episodes. Guy gets girl yet at the same time loses her to someone else, and it doesn't help that he has lost her to himself. It is an absolutely tragic romance, yet in ways that one has never seen before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Teh Farscape saga May 13, 2007
Love this series!! Am in the process of collecting ALL the episodes and have every intention to watch it over and over again until I am in my 90's and can no longer see! Then I will listen to it! I am continuing to follow Ben Browder and Claudia Black on SG-1 but the original Farscape crew is impossible to beat!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ADVideo woke up and saw the problem ... finally!! September 14, 2006
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Finally, I can give this series 5 stars. As with many other people, the first 6 collections were very problematic, freezing, skipping, popping or just flat out not playing. While some die hard fans mark my reviews unhelpful as I report the disc quality and not the quality of the show! (I figure you know what you are buying! and would better like to know the quality of what you are getting.) The series is a solid 5 in my book, and has always been so, but not the first 6 collections due to the double sided, dual layer format that caused so many to be returned, as with other folks here I too had to return 4 of the 6 before I was able to get a collection that would play properly. WITH THIS COLLECTION ... ADV finally saw the light! They released the collection on single sided disc, and while I'm not happy with ADV as I asked if there was a problem with them long, long ago and they just acted as if it was the first time they heard anything. I had to contact them as I was having trouble getting a RMA AGIAN for a bad disc, by correcting the release and putting them on 4 disc instead of 2 they have all but admitted there was in fact a PROBLEM! Even though they would not admit it months ago. I even have an email from them stating there was no plan to release them on 4 disc! I guess they got as tired of complaints as buys got of returning them. The single sided collection is far better than the prior as you would think in quality, no skipping, no popping, no freezing, nothing but good solid Farscape fun and entertainment, without having to try and skip over bad spots or fiddle with to get it to play.

We can only hope that ADV will offer a trade in offer on those releases already out to upgrade to the problem free collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars starburst edition January 6, 2011
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With 3 editions of the series out on DVD, the ADV version, Starburst and the Big Boxed set the Starburst edition is still my favorite I think and yes I have all three :). The "cool farscape facts" and other little extra's make me like it more then the others. All three editions have pretty much the same commentaries and the like but I like the extra little bits the Starburst editions gave. The only problem I had with the starburst editions is that some of the early runs of the disk sets were double sided disks which gave my dvd player fits and caused me some headaches as I had to flip the disks. (Note that by double sided I mean there was stuff on both sides of the disks and after watching one side you flipped the disk over and watched the other side. If you can you may want to make sure you are getting a set with four disks with material only on one side as these played better.)

Anyways the tv series was one of my favorites and I still bust out the DVDs and watch them. I really miss the tv series. There are also a couple books and there is a comic book series running but nothing can replace the tv series in my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Split The Party! March 1, 2011
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Good advice if playing Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. But in a TV show, where the characters are starting to get in each other's way - splitting the group into two smaller stories isn't a bad idea. Now, with each episode we can switch back and forth, one episode with Moya's crew, and one episode with Talyn's crew, and then back again. It is wonderful, because you know that one John will win Aeryn's heart. And if that is true, what will the other John do? Add the fact that PeaceKeepers are still on their tail, at the same time Scorpius is getting closer to finding out how wormhole technology is working, and you have time running out for John and his friends. And the Scarrans are also after the science of making wormholes too!
Lots of extras but frankly the story really hit's the mark with this set - drama, humor, action, and great interaction between the characters. Putting Rygel and Stark together on the same ship was brilliant!
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the top all time Sci Fi series
Literally bursting with action and adventure! Seems like John Crichton and crew mates are always getting themselves into jam which is why I personally refer to the series as... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Bert Tram
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series
All the DVDs are in great shape and all features worked fine. I have been waiting a long time to get this series and I am very happy with my purchase.
Published 21 months ago by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Season 3
Great show. All of the Lexx fans out there will enjoy this set. Sci fi with an Australian sense of humor that holds up to more than one viewing.
Published on February 13, 2012 by K. A. Bynem
4.0 out of 5 stars A Bit TOO Convenient....
It just seemed to be a bit too convenient that there were two Crichtons who could go on the two separate adventures as Talyn and Moya were apart from each other. Read more
Published on May 28, 2008 by J. Marts
5.0 out of 5 stars Still one of the best sci fi series
Farscape was one of those Sci Fi series destined to become a cult classic. The plots were mildly complex, but not that difficult however the series was a true science fiction... Read more
Published on November 24, 2007 by P. Jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars big fan
I wish I'd been a loyal fan when this show originaly aired. Thanks to Ben Browder coming to my favorite series my interest was renewed. Read more
Published on May 7, 2007 by Just A Guy
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascape is great!
I started watching Farscape in Season 3. I watched all episodes and reruns I could get my hands on. I think they were INSANE to drop it from television. Read more
Published on April 2, 2007 by Charles Cooper
5.0 out of 5 stars This show is *awesome*!!!
I haven't seen all the episodes (yet) and there are many episodes that I have only seen once. This might be my absolute favorite DVD set yet just for the number of scenes that... Read more
Published on August 13, 2006 by Caroline T. Aquino
5.0 out of 5 stars And the saga continues...
Love the story line, love the characters, love watching Ms. Black kick butt in leather. :) Cannot wait for the next set. HURRY UP, I AM STILL WAITING !!!!!!!!!!!! Read more
Published on March 25, 2006 by N. Pearson
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