Farscape: Season 1
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Flung through a cosmic wormhole, American astronaut John Crichton finds himself fighting for his life in the middle of an alien prison break, inside a Leviathan a living space ship on the far side of the galaxy. Hunted by the relentless Crais, a commander of the galactic enforcers known as Peacekeepers, Crichton joins forces with the alien convicts hulking warrior Ka D’Argo; blue-skinned Priestess Z’haan; diminutive Dominar Rigel XVI; the giant symbiote Pilot and the irreversibly contaminated Peacekeeper Aeryn Sun. Each desperately seeks a way home, but first, they have to find a way to trust one another. Daring escapes and selfless acts of courage forge a measure of loyalty, friendship and even love.
The first season’s breakneck action heats up with the introduction of the coquettish thief Chiana and the sinister Scorpius with his dreaded Aurora Chair. Arrival and departure, birth and death, rescue and betrayal, all lead up to a season finale cliffhanger that is, literally and figuratively, breathtaking.
This groundbreaking first season of FARSCAPE presents all 22 groundbreaking in spectacular Blu-ray for the ultimate sound and picture experience.
- Two Archival Documentaries: In the Beginning: A Look Back with Brian Henson (WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES) and Making of a Space Opera
- 14 Audio Commentaries
- Farscape in the Raw: Director’s Cut Scenes for 2 Episodes
- Behind-the-scenes interviews with Anthony Simcoe, Jonathan Hardy, and Lani John Topu
DISC 1: Premiere / I, E.T. / Exodus From Genesis / Throne for a Loss / Back and Back and Back to the Future
DISC 2: Thank God It’s Friday... Again / PK Tech Girl / That Old Black Magic / DNA Mad Scientist / They’ve Got a Secret
DISC 3: Till The Blood Runs Clear / Rhapsody in Blue / The Flax / Jeremiah Crichton / Durka Returns
DISC 4: A Human Reaction / Through the Looking Glass / A Bug’s Life / Nerve / The Hidden Memory
DISC 5: Bone To Be Wild / Family Ties / Bonus Features
14 AUDIO COMMENTARIES
FARSCAPE IN THE RAW: Director’s Cut Scenes for 2 Episodes
Behind-the-scenes interviews with Anthony Simcoe, Jonathan Hardy and Lani John Topu Running Time 17h 40m + extras
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This is the 'Anti-Star Trek'; a dystopian, nihilistic romp into another quadrant filled with Peace Keepers (PK) that aren't, a myriad of boogeymen with tentacles and often shifting loyalties. Technology is off the charts, psi-ability is not uncommon, the Scarrans are your worst nightmare and they are coming to a quadrant near you. The PK's are pooping their pants and here comes a half-Scarran/half-PK that is one of the best 'Villains' I have had the pleasure to meet... from this side of the tv thankyouverymuch. The dude totally creeps me out.
So John Crichton (JC) is sucked into a wormhole and lands right in the middle of a magnificent space battle between a few escaped prisoners aboard a living ship imprisoned by the PK, who want that ship and it's escaping prisoners. JC looks just like the species that are PK and that is not a good thing for JC. AND... so starts the fun and games.
If you like alien creatures, plot twists, awesome costuming (for the most part), great sets, excellent script writing with lots of silliness and pathos, love stories and betrayals, a certain way of leading you in one direction and dropping you into another dimension and a healthy dose of cynical reality about the attitude of humans towards 'Aliens'. Did I mention that Moya (the ship that's alive) and crew visit earth? It doesn't go well but what do you expect from humans, hm?
We have watched this series start to finish at least five times and we still love it. At the end of the series, there was such an outcry from its fan base (I was one) for it to continue that they made a movie so the story could have a good place to end... and it is a GOOD ending!
Highly recommended, buy it... you won't be sorry!
As to the show itself, we'd never seen it and were pleasantly surprised. I particularly liked an exchange early on between the star, Ben Browder and Kent McCord, who played his father in this episode. It was touching, honest, and satisfying ... a very well crafted piece of dialogue.
Special effects were quite acceptable looking, certainly seeming to match the standards of Star Trek shows and Stargate. The characters introduced were an interesting mix, and were convincingly acted. As a big sci-fi fan, I'm not sure quite how I missed this for so long. I think at the time there was just so MUCH sci-fi on that the field of viewing was a bit crowded back then, and this one just didn't make our schedule.
Now there is very little sci-fi on, so we're delighted to be able to watch this at our leisure with our Prime membership.
But, what is up with that theme song in the opening? It does not fit the show at all. No biggy though, it's not used during the episodes.
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Henson Creature Shop creations puts it over the top - awesome!