Farscape - Season 1, Collection 3 (Starburst Edition)
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- Eight complete episodes
- Two hours of in-depth video profiles of the cast and crew
- Five audio commentaries with the cast and filmmakers, including three commentaries recorded specifically for the Starburst Edition
- New behind-the-scenes information
Top Customer Reviews
Although I love every season of FARSCAPE, the series completely matured, I believe, in this final third of the first season, with the addition of Chiana and Scorpius to the cast. Both of those characters changed the chemistry of the show dramatically and took it in entirely new directions.Read more ›
1. DVD quality is No Longer low. Disks play well, no glitches, no freezes, etc.
2. The titles of the episodes are marked clearly on each disk. No need to squint and rotate the DVD as you try to read some tiny font.
3. No need to flip the disk over when you want to watch other episodes. This is mostly beneficial to the people who own DVD players that can hold multiple disks at once.
4. Disk artwork :-D
There are then, certain faults that result from the change as well, all dealing with packaging quality:
--> Disks are stored in such a way that 2 are attached to each side of the DVD case. This means that in order to get to the disk at the bottom, you first have to remove the one at the top. If this isn't annoying enough, it turns out that all of the DVD buttons that hold the top disks don't work very well. Pushing the button doesn't pop the disks out as there are other plastic pieces that hold it in place. You have to push those with your fingers in order to get a disk out, and that can get really painful. If you're not careful, you might very well break a DVD in half.
My personal solution was to go and get my own DVD cases that worked properly. Having to find multi-disk cases with identical dimensions as that of the ADV ones shouldn't be that difficult. Also try to find ones that have clippings for literature, if you want to keep one in your DVD case. This Starburst release comes with a separate page listing disk content/episode synopsis, but there's no where to adequately store it.Read more ›
Plus, we finally have gotten to the Chiana episodes.
On the other hand there were a lot more extras in the Starburst edition than the other DVDs and the other seasons are available to get NEW, not used, so I am looking forward to the other seasons. Too bad the first season is so hard to get and costs so much. More people would become Fans and spend more money on the DVDs.
Unlike other shows, sci-fi or other, where no matter what happens to the characters, they stay the same, in Farscape, if you get hit, it hurts and keeps hurting. Even in the first season (and especially in these episodes on this disk), dramatic character changes occur, big scary villians are super scary, and huge upsets happen. Farscape thrusts you into the story, yanks you back out, and then laughs when you don't get it. But it's real, it's good, and you come back for more.
This collection was wonderful like the rest of the new Starburst collection. The sound quality is amazing. The room actually shook when Moya Starburst!
This DVD contains so many extras. Tibits about the actors, inspirations, and choices made for each episode. Commentaries by both the actors and directors that are insightful, interesting, and hilarious.
The commentaries by far is what sold me after the pure brillance of this series. Claudia Black and Ben Browder are quite amusing together, commenting on how young they look, how often Ben got beat up, and generally salivating over the directors and other actors.
The double sided DVDs are the only slightly depressing thing. Mostly because I'm lazy and don't like having to get up to flip the DVD over, but it does make for easy storage and in the long run, it's probably better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved this scifi series. Wish it was still playing as a regular series. Order came on time and packaged so that the dvd was not damaged.Published on February 15, 2013 by CharleneQ
One of the top 3 series every made in my view. Great characters, great story line, and the action...Published on May 15, 2008 by sam
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 morePublished on April 2, 2007 by Charles Cooper
The stories just keep getting better and better. Very original, very intelligent and very sexy!
And Ben Browder makes for good eye candy. Read more
This reveiw is more about the quality issues with the disc more so than the content of the disc. For the record ADV has added a lot of extras that is not anywhere else. Read morePublished on November 8, 2005 by D. Milburn
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