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Investigating Farscape: Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction Paperback – July 10, 2007
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I give it five stars because in doing what I perceived to be its chief aim - the kind of close reading of a text that brings out so much more from it, like a magic-eye illusion - it does a perfect job. And I greatly enjoyed that, feeling like I could go back and watch any given episode, now, with more things to look for and new understandings, and see it with more depth than I ever did before.
If you'd like a range of interesting takes on Farscape, ranging from the sexual to the political and beyond (which, I should note, the author acknowledges as only his take and that he fervently hopes for more perspectives from others), and enjoy discussing what it means to be human, political commentaries in fiction, and stuff of that ilk, then definitely read this book. If you enjoy the show for simply for its explosions and wit, then by all means stick with that, and keep enjoying it as is, though you might find yourself bored or bemused by Investigating Farscape.
He also does not understand some of the European influences and ethos on the show and is caught up in poor arguments.
For example Chiana has a "tralk", which the Farscape community accepts as a meaning "slut", yet there are plenty of people in reality who are very comfortable in their sexuality and are not weak or gender-trapped.
The author is determined to take some of the shows key moments and inject his "queerness" in every moment.
I must stress I am not homophobic in any way but Season 1 - finale with John and D'Argo drifting in Space above the destroyed Gammak Base, he argues poorly to turn that into a sexual argument.