Farscape - Season 1, Collection 1 (Starburst Edition)
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I have a theory about television in the nineties that involves how TWIN PEAKS, THE X-FILES, and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER revolutionized what was possible in the medium. An addendum to this theory is that FARSCAPE was the first show to exploit the potential that these three shows demonstrated was possible.Read more ›
I've seen a few episodes over the years, thought they were interesting, but as fans know, you almost have to catch it from the beginning and all the way through. So once I stopped watching way back in the first season, I lost track of the show.
Well, this new re-release of the Starburst Editions is a brilliant idea for a couple of reasons. First we get 7 episodes instead of 4 for about the same SRP. Plus we get more extras. How can you beat that? Second, packaging them this way saves space. Instead of 5 double-wide keepcases per season, this style of packaging will encompass an entire season in just 3 keepcases. 7 episodes on two, 8 on the other, for a total of 22 episodes per season. And from what another reviewer said, we also get better transfers and sound quality than the previous releases.
This first volume was released on Nov. 16th, the second one is due on Jan. 18th (same day as the PKW disc) which means expect another release about every two months. So expect the entire series within about a two year period.
Add to that some VERY impressive special effects including incredible CGI scenes, creative makeup effects, and of course the Jim Henson Creature Shop coming up with some of the coolest aliens ever. Of course I cannot forget some fantastic acting by the staff, and that's another reason why this show works so well... the chemistry between the characters (muppet or otherwise).
Now about this Starburst Edition. I was one of the people who balked at the way Farscape was being offered in DVD format. Only a few eps on a disk that cost over $20 at the time and then that monster of a season box always costing more than anything else I have seen. I am sorry for those of you who feel cheated with the "double dipping" but I have to agree with some reviewers here in saying this new edition is good for the franchise and good for the fans. Besides you guys do essentially have the same shows we're getting anyway. :-)
From what I'm told the Starburst Edition has the same documentaries as the first printing of the season shows along with some extras. I haven't heard all the commentaries (the one on the premier ep kinda bored me...Read more ›
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It has been almost 10 years since I bought all of the Farscape Collection DVDs and I still love them. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Breanna
Ok, some of the aliens remind me muppets and that made it harder for me to take seriously.
Then that stopped being an issue and this is one of my favorite sci-fi series
It is a 2 disk set.With the Key very first Farscape.With our hero John traveling to the far reach's of space.There are tole of 5 Stories on the two disk. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Paul Mosley
love this scifi series - wish it was still a regular series. Order arrived on time and packaged was such that it arrived undamagedPublished on February 15, 2013 by CharleneQ
I wont repeat all the good reviews I have seen here but want to take a second to clarify something for those coming in new to the series and the starburst edition of the series. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by John J. Thomas III
Farscape - The Complete First Season
Hey instead of buying the season box sets or the individual volumes buy the european region 2 pal dvd box set of the entire series! Read more
Season One is now rare!
ADV Films, the distributor of the Farscape DVDs, has sold the Season One rights to Sony. Read more
I always thought this was a great series on TV and have been looking forward to buying it. HOWEVER, $70 and up for 7 episodes? $180 and up for just ONE season? Forget it.Published on November 23, 2007 by Amazon Customer
I was skeptical of this show because of the puppets, but I gave it a try because of all the good things I'd heard about it. Read morePublished on May 21, 2007 by S. Bradford