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Your Thoughts: Farscape Peacekeeper Wars

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by Phillip, Oct 17, 2004.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    On September 6, 2002 word came that Farscape was canceled. The final episode aired on March 21, 2003 with the last scene ending on the heartbreaking words "to be continued". It seemed improbable, and many folks said it would never happen, but now, two years, one month and eleven days after news of the cancelation broke, Farscape is back.

    Part 1 airs tonight (Sunday October 17) and part 2 airs tomorrow (Monday night October 18). The show starts at 9 pm eastern, 8 pm central both nights on the Sci Fi Channel. Sci Fi will be reairing encore performances each evening at 11 pm eastern, 10 pm central and 1 am eastern, 12 am central. If you missed part 1, it will also reair on Monday night before part 2 at 7 pm eastern, 6 pm central.

    This mini-series is a big deal for the Jim Henson Company and every viewer counts. If Peacekeeper Wars does well, Henson hopes to make a Farscape feature film in theaters.

    Whether you are a devoted Scaper or a newcomer, check out the show and let us know what you think. Then come back here and discuss all the details of the mini-series.
  2. The Storyteller

    The Storyteller Well-Known Member

    I beleve they will make the movie. It just seems that even if the ratings are low, Henson will make the movie, they just have so much invested in it. They do have that deal with MGM to make 4-5 movies for MGM. So maybe they will use that deal to make the movie. I don't know, that's just my two cents.

    In other news, Storyteller is back on Muppet Central. I've got a week off school, So I have plenty of time to get on Muppet Central. I've just been so busy latly.
  3. Movies205

    Movies205 Well-Known Member

    The first part was amazing :)
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The first part of this special was indeed rully groovy.

    Good Points, or Funny ones at least.
    1 During the battle to remove the Draggan harpoons from Moya.
    Erin: "Are you all right?"
    Crychton: "Fine, except for getting shot at by the Electric Mayhem."
    Did he rully say that? Only the second classic Henson reference on the show after the clip from Cookie Monster Alphabet in the 1986 Homecoming episode.
    2 The part at the Aidelon temple was rully funny. Especially with all the Wizard of Oz comparisons. And the throwback to that near the end of Part 1.
    3 When Crychton and Emperor Scaren are inside the center of the wormhole well.
    Crychton: "This is your universe. This is your universe on wormholes."

    Bad Points, at least I thought it was bad and was moved to sadness when they thought that Ka'Dargo and Jianna were dead. Good to know they're not.

    The other rully neat thing is the almost total cast reunion and remembering pieces from the series run. For example, remembering about the body armors and the episode where they went back to the Aidelon home planet. Seeing Jule, Jaffi, Stark, and Harvey were all treats for this Farscape fan.
    Looking forward to tomorrow's second part and conclusion. Don't think it'll count cause I don't have a Nielsen ratings box hooked up to my TV, but I hope Henson does move forward with some sort of grander project for Farscape in the near future. Or was it the distant past? You never can tell with these wormholes.
  5. alorindanya

    alorindanya Well-Known Member

    I was completely satisfied. Everything was wonderful. It just continued exactly where it left off. Thank GOD Sci-fi chose do to the marathon for the weeks leading up to it, because you REALLY need to know the back story to get anything.

    It was awesome! Can't wait for Part 2.
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Hey Phillip, there's something about that schedule you should know. Stayed up late last night myself cause I was watching Yankees and Boston Red Sox ALCS Game 4, went past midnight, maybe past 1:00 PM. Anyway, here's what I think of what I saw during that probably third airing. Mind you, this would be around the time they're finishing the bottom of the 11th inning and going to the 12th. Changed it over to Farscape to try and keep up with the repeat airing, and there was this battle sequence and dialogue I didn't remember being from Part 1. Could've been that since it was so late they decided to just go ahead and switch over to show Part 2, since by that time it would technically be October 18. Anyway, hope this helps and have a good night.
    Looking forward to Part 2 tonight.
  7. DanGNpuppet

    DanGNpuppet New Member

    GOOD, but not GREAT.

    Alright, so I thought the first part to the new Mini-series was awesome, But their were some problems. Obviousley the main problem is that they're trying to fit an entire season into the equivalent of 4 episodes.
    Not to say that the production was rushed because everythings obviousley up to Farscape standards though some of the CG was weak.
    But what I'm saying is the pace is not set at what Farscape used to be. It's like Farscape on speed, and it's not quite as much fun as it is tiring.
    I doubt it would be good if you hadn't seen the provious seasons yet they still tried to sum up the last 4 seasons in the intro. The writing contradicted itself, and it fought between trying to catch the audience that was too lazy to watch it before and satisfy the audience that watched all four seasons.
    It was just too much to fit in 2 episodes.
    I wish Sci-Fi had given them more. But hey, at least they got it done.
  8. Psammeadboi

    Psammeadboi Well-Known Member

    I must say, I think that The PeaceKeeper Wars is excellent so far. . .no wait . . .there's no adjective that could describe how good it is. It's comparable to holding your breath, by that i mean - Commercial breaks in the miniseries give you a second to take a metaphorical breath while you say "Wow . . .what else could possible happen?!"
    I was also very pleased to see the Jim Henson logo at the beginning!
  9. towels

    towels Well-Known Member

    I thought it was real good, but I'll agree that it felt rushed.
    The whole big blowing up John and Aryen thing that ended the series was pretty much thrown away with a "It was a mistake" line. It was cool seeing Rygel swim and all, but how they got to that point felt skipped.
    Classic Farscape dialogue.
    More, more, more. :zany: :) :flirt:
  10. Movies205

    Movies205 Well-Known Member

    Actually I only saw a couple of episodes of farscape and loved it, while they were on earth, and haven't seen anything since not even the final episode, and still tottally understood it except for Harvey which I recently learned about :)
  11. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    I am new to the Farscape universe, and I tried to watch the first part of the series last night (waiting for #2 at this moment). However, I live in the most disruptive household in the world (me, my wife and 7 other people, as well as 2 dogs, 3 cats and a plethora of rodents). People were making noise (would not shut their yaps) they got in my way (there are two televisions with cable hookup, one was being watched and the other is in the kitchen, where everyone was flocking for some stupid reason-right in front of the TV. "Ooh, he looks cool" "Who's that guy?" "Hey, what does she do?" I would know if you stopped talking!!!!!!). So can you guys help me out? I only caught the names of three characters: John Crichton, Aeryn Sun and Scorpios (?). Who are some of the other characters, like the blue-skinned girl, the little green pregnant fellow, the guy with a metal plate on half his face, the girl with the short cropped red hair, the other redhead with the zig-zag hairline and the big guy in red who looks a bit like Chewbacca? Sorry for my ignorance, but I would like to get into Farscape, and in this house, it's hard. :grouchy:
  12. DanGNpuppet

    DanGNpuppet New Member


    I'm blown away.
    It's the conclusion Farscape DESERVED.
    I think that's one of the most well written, best directed THINGS I've ever seen...
  13. The Storyteller

    The Storyteller Well-Known Member

    THAT WAS........... WOW! OH MY! THAT WAS THE BEST THING I HAVE SEEN IN YEARS! AMAZING! OH MY GOD! PLEASE SciFi renew Farscape, it's the best show on your channel! It's smiply, simply.......there's no word in the English language to describe it! PLEASE RENEW! :concern:
  14. AbnormalExpert

    AbnormalExpert Active Member


    I was simply in a higher plane after watching the mini series. Farscape has always been close to my heart and the writers definitely kept it alive for me. Having the child named Dargo Zhaan Chriton was a work of genius. I was in tears... if they make a Farscape movie I am behind it 100%. Tell all your friends, share the seasons if you have them, get the word out. FARSCAPE!
  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The baby was named Dargo Zhaan Crychton? Thought it was named Dargo Sunn Crychton. Oh well.
    Hey Phil, there was a trailer after the 11:00 PM EST showing stating... The whole thing will be aired this Sunday, October 24, from 3-7 PM EST.
    Hope this helps and have a good day.

    BTW: Ryan, I can help you understand the characters and the history of the show, but as you know I can't match up the characters names with the visuals due to my blind batty eyes. If you need any help understanding the show, send me an E-mail and I'll give you as much info as I can.
  16. towels

    towels Well-Known Member

    Wow, that was fantastic. Very, very cool. Suddenly the opening and closing of part one even makes sense. Wow.

    Of course, my cynical nature makes me think that part of the reason Sci-Fi is showing it three times a night and again on Sunday is the divide the audience numbers so they can have a ratings "out".

    Man, I'll miss D'argo on future stories, but they were able to continue past Zhaan so it certainly won't keep me from watching!
  17. Psammeadboi

    Psammeadboi Well-Known Member

    Brian Henson deserves something for that, so do the actors. The Peacekeeper wars was the best thing in science-fiction I've seen in a long time! Farscape went out with the best ending they could possibly have. Thank you Mr. Henson for making Farscape the best Sci-fi show to date!

    (One minor question - Peacekeepers are humans right? I mean we can assume that by the little explanation the Qujagan gave)
  18. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  19. The Storyteller

    The Storyteller Well-Known Member

    'Farscape' Pulls In Impressive Audience

    Author: Michael Hinman
    Date: 10-19-2004
    Source: Watch Farscape
    While it didn't get the same numbers that "Battlestar Galactica" did last December on the Sci-Fi Channel, one thing producers for "Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars" can say about that "Galactica" only had to deal with Cylons ... John Crichton (Ben Browder) and crew had to face baseball playoffs and high-rated television series on other networks.

    The four-hour miniseries, shown last weekend on the Sci-Fi Channel, pulled in some 2 million viewers both nights in its original run, showing that there definitely is life left on Moya.

    According to a press release from the Sci-Fi Channel, Sunday night's broadcast pulled in a 1.5 rating on the cable channel, showing huge increases for viewership in that timeslot from just one year before. The first night of "Farscape" bumped Sci-Fi's audience by 88 percent overall, and more than 163 percent in the key 25- to 54-year-old age demographic. Those 18-49 were drawn in as well, as Sci-Fi saw a 202 percent jump in that demo.

    What was more impressive was the fact that more people tuned in for the first broadcast of part two, than showed up for the first part. The last two hours of "Farscape" earned a 1.9 rating, equating to more than 2 million viewers, up 30 percent over the previous night.

    The show was a ratings winner for Sci-Fi, making it the highest-rated cable network in those key demographics for the two nights. It beat out TNT, TBS and SpikeTV.

    While the initial ratings numbers don't account for encore showings of the mini, Sci-Fi Channel officials said some 7 million pairs of eyes were on "Farscape" over the weekend.

    So, what will come next for "Farscape"? It's hard to tell. Sci-Fi Channel canceled the show prematurely in 2002. Thanks to numerous well-organized fan campaigns, The Jim Henson Co. -- which produces "Farscape" -- found private funding, and put together the four-hour miniseries.

    While Sci-Fi Channel did pick up the miniseries for its original air, it is unclear whether the network will order more telemovies or miniseries based on the Rockne O'Bannon series in the future. Such a decision would likely be made next year.

    As for a series revival? That, too, remains a possibility. The miniseries finished with stronger numbers than what "Farscape" had before it was canceled, but it will be up to studio heads whether the series itself could see a comeback.
  20. ctegan

    ctegan New Member

    blue-skinned girl = Chiana
    green pregnant fellow = Rygel
    guy with metal plate on half of his face = Stark
    girl with short cropped red hair = Sikozu
    the other redhead = Jool
    the big guy in red = Ka D'Argo

    Character info. can be found here at the Henson site and here (a little more in depth) at the Sci Fi Channel site.

    Hope that helps! :)

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