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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:00AM   Printer-friendly [Skip to comment(s)]
from the I-loved-Bionic-Showdown dept.

tynin writes:

"After more than a decade, Farscape is coming back in what is likely to be a TV movie. The film would follow John and Aeryn's son, D'Argo. Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents."

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:20AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:20AM (#6383)

    So wait, Farscape gets another chance but Firefly is gone for good ?

    • (Score: 1) by sjwt on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:32AM

      by sjwt (2826) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:32AM (#6391)

      Aussies fight harder then Americans?

    • (Score: 5, Insightful) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:33AM

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@soylentnews.org> on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:33AM (#6392) Homepage Journal
      With as long as it took to get this movie, Firefly can be patient with its noob ass.
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    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by hatta on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:52AM

      by hatta (879) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:52AM (#6403)

      Farscape was frelling good, and Firefly was just Buffy in Space. Joss Whedon sucks. Brian Henson rules.

    • (Score: 4, Insightful) by AgTiger on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:05AM

      by AgTiger (1060) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:05AM (#6407)

      Steady on, this isn't a zero sum game.

      Here's hoping that both Farscape and Firefly will get new life and a chance to tell more stories.

      • (Score: 4, Insightful) by mojo chan on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:48AM

        by mojo chan (266) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:48AM (#6491)

        Angel too.

        And Stargate Universe. Highly underrated IMHO.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @10:15AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @10:15AM (#6525)

          Stargate Universe

          Destiny will reach the next galaxy with 'gates in 2014, unless Eli fucked up, right?

          Destiny is calling me
          Open up my eager eyes
          'Cause I'm Mr. Brightside

        • (Score: 1) by githaron on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:39AM

          by githaron (581) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:39AM (#7034)

          While Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis are my favorite TV shows and I wouldn't mind finding out what was at the end of the Stargate Universe journey, I didn't really mind Stargate Universe ending. What I want at the very least is an ending to Stargate Atlantis. They were supposed to make a couple movies but they got canned when Stargate Universe failed to get renewed. What I would really like is another spin-off that goes back to the Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis style.

    • (Score: 4, Interesting) by wjwlsn on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:21AM

      by wjwlsn (171) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:21AM (#6418) Homepage Journal

      Farscape lasted a few seasons. Firefly only lasted a few episodes, but had a big-screen movie... which didn't manage to garner enough interest to justify a comeback.

      I loved both series, but I gotta give this one to Farscape. (I'm also glad it's not Lexx... yeesh.)

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      • (Score: 1) by mojo chan on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:10PM

        by mojo chan (266) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:10PM (#6559)

        It makes no sense to me. Farescape is good, but it's cheesy. Compared the Firefly the characters are 2D, the story daft and the production values much lower.

        It seems that the public doesn't like serious sci-fi though, with realistic characters and plots. I think that is why Stargate Universe failed, but it doesn't explain why Atlantis didn't keep going.

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        • (Score: 1) by lcklspckl on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:06PM

          by lcklspckl (830) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:06PM (#6693)

          Hey now, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with visqueen pressed on to plaster.

      • (Score: 2, Insightful) by theluggage on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:45PM

        by theluggage (1797) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:45PM (#6769)

        Or to put it another way, Farscape had a chance to exhaust its possibilities - I liked the first couple of seasons, it really dared to be different, but got bored with it towards the end (the 'Loony Tunes' episode was the shark-jumping event for me: inspired, but once you start seeing D'Argo as Wile-y-Coyote, that's all folks). Later episodes just seemed to consist of endless bickering.

        Firefly didn't get a chance on its first TV showing: episodes shown out of order, pre-empted by sport etc. but sold a metric shedload of DVD box sets. The movie was always going to be a hard sell (no big stars) - and they didn't sell it very hard. Methinks they probably made a few pennies off DVD sales, though.

        Of course, what would be even better is if they got some good writers to come up with a new, original space opera?

        Or tried filming some SF books? (Altered Carbon, Consider Phlebas*)? Some of the Peter F Hamilton tomes would make good Game-of-Thrones-esque "fantasy soaps".

        (*...which would be methadone for Firefly fans, too)

      • (Score: 1) by githaron on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:42AM

        by githaron (581) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @12:42AM (#7035)

        I want to know if Firefly got cancelled because their weren't enough people who liked it or because it was not promoted enough. I didn't find out about Firefly till long after it was cancelled but it is an awesome TV series.

    • (Score: 1) by dj245 on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:32PM

      by dj245 (1530) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:32PM (#6807)

      So wait, Farscape gets another chance but Firefly is gone for good ?

      They took the sky from you. Get over it.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by cculpepper on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:22AM

    by cculpepper (46) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:22AM (#6385)

    I remember watching the first few episodes and binge watching the rest. It was (is!) a great show! Maybe this gives hope to another great show canceled beore its time...

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by hemocyanin on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:39AM

      by hemocyanin (186) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:39AM (#6396) Journal

      I think the first season was hit and miss as they tried to find their legs -- but thereafter -- it frelling rocks.

    • (Score: 1) by isostatic on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:04AM

      by isostatic (365) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:04AM (#6406) Journal

      Tried this, and managed to live past the strong Australian accents, but both my wife and I drifted out someway into season 3. We tend to only watch things by binge viewing, and farscape is the only failure we've had.

  • (Score: 2) by zim on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:36AM

    by zim (1251) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:36AM (#6395)
    Farscape got pretty weird there at the end.
    Turned into another show that if you miss ONE episode.. You have no idea what's going on anymore.

    I'd rather have firefly back.
    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by sjwt on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:06AM

      by sjwt (2826) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:06AM (#6409)

      not even that, I jsut finished watching it from start to Finnish last week.. I cant count the number of times important stuff happens in between episodes or total off screen and you don't find out about it until latter.

      You can miss stuff that didn't even happen! checking and double checking you haven't missed a whole episode for some reason.

      • (Score: 3, Funny) by JeanCroix on Tuesday February 25 2014, @02:57PM

        by JeanCroix (573) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @02:57PM (#6641)
        Too true. Their trip to Finland must have taken place entirely off screen.
    • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:10AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:10AM (#6410)

      I'd rather have firefly back.

      OK, so here's what you can do. Put on your brown coat, find a dive bar, and beat up random people while yelling about U-Day. When the Alliance goons throw you in jail, you'll be living the dream.

      • (Score: 1) by AnythingGoes on Wednesday February 26 2014, @04:42AM

        by AnythingGoes (3345) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @04:42AM (#7114)

        You forgot that the Alliance might throw you into a mental hospital where everyone is fully covered in fake blood and looks like a cross between zombies and something dirty that the cat dragged in.

    • (Score: 1) by glyph on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:19AM

      by glyph (245) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:19AM (#6545)

      Wait... you don't actually watch *television* do you? In an on-demand world, how does a person "miss one episode"?

      • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:27PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:27PM (#6569)
        Farscape ended 11 years ago.

        It might be an on-demand world now. But it wasn't always.
  • (Score: 2) by BsAtHome on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:39AM

    by BsAtHome (889) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:39AM (#6397)

    It is going to take some time before it will be there. They presumably start 2016... Sigh, Can't they do it sooner?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:05AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:05AM (#6408)

    Peacekeeper Wars was a TV movie already. It had THE-WORMHOLE-WEAPON and everything.

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by zocalo on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:54AM

      by zocalo (302) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:54AM (#6492)
      Much as I enjoyed it and appreciated the studio for letting the producers wrap up the series after the fans got vocal (first time that had ever happened, IIRC), "Peacekeeper Wars" was also one of the saddest things on TV for me. It was so clearly supposed to be a whole series run of ~20 episodes that had been squeezed down into the four parts of the mini-series/TV movie. Every time I watch it I can't help but wonder how much better it could have been, and how badly they compromised the whole from being one of the greatest scifi series produced.
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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @10:21AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @10:21AM (#6528)

        You saw the arc story. A full season would have been full of filler episodes about food cubes.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by sparks on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:30AM

    by sparks (3159) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @05:30AM (#6414)

    If it stars Claudia Black and Ben Browder... i might die of a dopamine overdose. I only first knew of them through Stargate SG-1 (which was phenomenal) and when that finished i couldn't resist but to binge out the Farscape boxset afterwards. Personally, i can't wait. While Farscape was fairly cheesy in places, the magic between John and Aeryn was just like Mulder and Skully for me. They were really likeable characters.

    • (Score: 1) by unimatrix on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:44PM

      by unimatrix (1983) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:44PM (#6724)

      SG-1 may have been campy, but it was fun watching the first 7 seasons then they kept going. Seasons 8 and 9 were downhill, but in season 10 when they shook up the cast with the new additions it started to get fun again just as it was cancelled. Which was a shame, but MGM was in dire finances at the time and so....

  • (Score: 1) by carburraetor on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:47AM

    by carburraetor (2221) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:47AM (#6436) Homepage

    A non farscape viewer here from India, Sounds suspiciously like superman. I have seen a lot of my american friends go ga ga on farscape, anybody care to fill the rest of us in on what makes the series awesome? Awesome enough to rent DVD's of back episodes?

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    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by wonkey_monkey on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:26AM

      by wonkey_monkey (279) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:26AM (#6484) Homepage

      It has Claudia Black in skin-tight leather. Also, muppets.

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      • (Score: 1) by snick on Tuesday February 25 2014, @03:29PM

        by snick (1408) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @03:29PM (#6664)

        That's pretty much all I remember. (except I had forgotten about the muppets)

      • (Score: 1) by MSC_Buff on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:56PM

        by MSC_Buff (3322) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @06:56PM (#6834) Homepage

        This...x10! The muppet angle was pretty cool too.

    • (Score: 1) by glyph on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:25AM

      by glyph (245) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @11:25AM (#6547)

      I'm not sure I get the Superman reference, but if "American" is your beef, Farscape is not particularly so. It's more Australian then anything else.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:17PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @12:17PM (#6562)

        >I'm not sure I get the Superman reference

        I presume that he was reffering to that whole "son gifted with "interesting powers" hiding on earth" thing for the article.

      • (Score: 2, Interesting) by tynin on Tuesday February 25 2014, @01:19PM

        by tynin (2013) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @01:19PM (#6585) Journal

        I suspect he is referring John and Aeryn leaving there son on Earth to grow up. Kinda Superman'ish.

        For me, the shows strong points were the characters. The interactions between John, Harvey, and Scorpius completely make the show for me, but you have to work your way up to those. At points it feels like a D&D game in space. The show provides the bad guys, teaches you to hate them, and then makes them your friend in a round about way. The fun and often crazy insane interactions between the shipmates make them all oh so likeable.

        The one thing I didn't care for was all of the monster of the week episodes. It helped flesh out some characters, but they always left me wanting them to get back to the story arch. Granted, I've rewatched the series ~4 times now, and these bother me less now than the first watch through.

        Scorpius: Kill her. Then we'll have pizza and margarita shooters. Go on, John. Kill her. Do it. Do it.
        John Crichton: [aims gun at Scorpius instead] Nobody has margaritas with pizza.

        • (Score: 1) by lcklspckl on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:13PM

          by lcklspckl (830) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @04:13PM (#6699)

          I'd forgotten how delightfully gruesome and fruity Scorpius was! I'm thinking now I might queue it up again just to see his craziness all over.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @07:20PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 25 2014, @07:20PM (#6853)

          I suspect he is referring John and Aeryn leaving there, son on Earth, to grow up.

          Or did you mean "I suspect he is referring John and Aeryn leaving their son on Earth to grow up."? I ask because "For me, the shows strong points were the characters" left the apostrophe out of "show's". Spelling and punctuation are important in written communications. There's a reason that there, their, and they're are spelled differently.

          • (Score: 1) by tynin on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:30PM

            by tynin (2013) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @08:30PM (#6907) Journal

            What a fantastic milestone! My first grammar nazi troll on SN! This place is shaping up to be a real /. contender!

          • (Score: 1) by SMI on Wednesday February 26 2014, @07:13AM

            by SMI (333) on Wednesday February 26 2014, @07:13AM (#7168)

            Agreed.

                  Or did you mean "I suspect he is referring to John and Aeryn leaving their son on Earth to grow up."?

            FTFY.

    • (Score: 1) by Hyper on Tuesday February 25 2014, @01:28PM

      by Hyper (1525) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @01:28PM (#6589)

      Buy the whole Farscape boxed sets of all seasons and the Peacekeeper Wars. It is well worth it I assure you. This is one of those times when you don't need a review or any other information other than knowing that you have seriously been missing out.

      It's like being given the Firefly series on DVD not knowing what it is.
      Then dying a little at the end knowing that there is no second series and being consoled by there being a movie completely optional.
      For Farscape there are lots of episodes before this happens :)

    • (Score: 2, Interesting) by BananaPhone on Tuesday February 25 2014, @03:17PM

      by BananaPhone (2488) on Tuesday February 25 2014, @03:17PM (#6653)

      At first what I saw was...too friggin' weird and loopy.
      The intro after each commercial break was the worst. (Probably filler for TV)

      I couldn't get into it until saw enough to get some key bits of the story.

      Only after you get some of the story you understand why it was cheesy and Muppets were involved. The story and seemingly trivial details are not trivial. They chose to work on the story over production value much like they did Dr. Who. It's not as slick as Star Trek but at least you care about the characters. whereas in ST:Voyager, you wished they would just get home or assimilated already.

  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by MichaelDavidCrawford on Tuesday February 25 2014, @07:11AM

    by MichaelDavidCrawford (2339) Subscriber Badge <mdcrawford@gmail.com> on Tuesday February 25 2014, @07:11AM (#6447) Homepage Journal

    and ready for college.

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