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"Farscape" Update

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by MUPPET FAN, Sep 18, 2002.


    MUPPET FAN New Member


    I just came across this little tidbit:

    Here's An Interesting Rumor:
    Word is circulating that UPN is considering picking up Sci Fi's not renewed Farscape for the 2003-04 season. Considering that the aging Buffy could be heading into its last season, this is not necessarily a bad idea.

    Brian Knatchbull
  2. towels

    towels New Member

    It's been mentioned elsewhere, but the problem with another network picking up Farscape would be access to the old episodes. This becomes extremely important with something involving so many story threads as Farscape has. Imagine seeing one of this season's episodes without any backstory...
    Not saying it can't be done (Sliders and Babylon 5 come to mind), it's just an obstacle.
  3. murgatoad

    murgatoad New Member

    Enough about "Farscape".

    "It's dead, Jim." ;)
  4. Mykol Gantt

    Mykol Gantt New Member

    UPN, Showtime, and The Hallmark Channel have all stated they aren't interested in the series. A spokesperson for UPN says it would cost them more money than their series Enterprise. Some callers have even made death threats toward various people at Showtime for not picking up the series. There's a full article here: Filmforce IGN
    which shows that not all of the blame can be directed at the Scifi Channel. Henson were given options:
    1) Reduce the license fee for brocasting rights
    2) Take a 13 episode order for season 5 with an option for 9 more if the ratings went up.
    Henson said NO to both.
    Basically everybody was to blame for the cancellation.

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