Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Farscape Season 2 Volume 1 |
Actors: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu, Jonathan Hardy
Directors: Geoff Bennett, Ian Watson, Tony Tilse
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Determined to avoid the villainous Scorpius's pursuit after the destruction of the Peacekeeper Gammak base, Moya--the sentient Leviathan spaceship that serves as home and transport for Crichton, Aeryn, D'Argo, and the rest... more »
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Now that's more like it!
Robert W. Berg | New York, NY United States | 06/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No, "Farscape" is not yet being put into full season sets, but this is a vast improvement. As the plan goes now, a new 2-disc set will be released each month, with 4-5 episodes on each. And that's much better than only 2 episodes, every few months, as we've previously been getting."Farscape" is, bar none, the best science-fiction on TV. It's daring, bold, insane, whimsical, scary, and fun...and also has one of the most complex, involving, and brilliant mythologies of any sci-fi out there, including some fascinating stuff about wormholes.With that said, on to the episode reviews..."Mind the Baby" is an excellent season-opener that picks up from the season finale with a punch, and leads the show into its new direction for the new year. Its only weakness is the fact that it was not originally meant to be the season-opener, but the second episode. The first one was aired later in the season, and turned into a flashback episode, where we find out what happened. Therefore, some of the aspects of the previous season finale cliffhanger are strangely resolved without an explanation...Although that explanation will be given later in the season, in the episode, "Dream a Little Dream."The next 2 episodes, unfortunately, are not the best "Farscape" has to offer. "Taking the Stone" and "Vitas Mortis" are both rather slow, unexciting episodes. Although each focuses on a different character and provides some great, sometimes crucial, character development, the actual stories don't pack the right amount of punch. That is not to say that they are not worth watching. Just they are not as good as they should have been.The fourth episode of the set, however, is the crown jewel of the 4, and completely makes up for the minor weaknesses of "Mind the Baby" and the more serious ones of the other two. "Crackers Don't Matter" is an utterly brilliant, demented, hilarious, black comedy that strikes a perfect balance between the dark and the funny. It is one of the best episodes the show has ever done. It's impossible to describe the episode without giving it away, but, suffice it to say, it is brillant on every level: character-wise, plot-wise, comedy-wise, drama-wise...Very few shows can produce an episode that can make you laugh till it hurts, and cringe, also. It also greatly benefits from being an episode with a stand-alone plot which also speaks a great deal aobut the characters, and foreshadows the major story arc of the year, something that won't come completely into focus and be fully revealed until much later in the year, in the ingenious "Won't Get Fooled Again," which will take away its crown as the best episode up to that point.What is great about "Farscape" is how it always manages to top itself. Therefore, "Crackers Don't Matter" was the best episode for a while, until "Won't Get Fooled Again" took its place, which was then taken by the season finale, "Die Me Dichotomy." And that doesn't even factor in the two brilliant trilogies: "Look at the Princess" and "Liars, Guns, and Money." Wow, you people who have never seen this season before are in for a real treat...!!!"
ADV is still ripping us off
Robert W. Berg | 06/27/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Farscape is *the* best series on TV today. But ADV was *the* worst company to give the DVD rights too. Granted getting 4 episodes instead of 2 is an improvement but they are still on 2 discs and could have fitted on 1 disc. The sound in the deleted scenes is so poor it's nearly impossible to hear and understand even with the tv at maximum volume. Also American customer are not being given any of the goodies that UK customers received with their DVD's. Let's hope that anything Henson makes in the future they will licence to a better company when Video rights are sold."
We need box sets, not random episodes
Anthony Rogers | Asheville, NC, USA | 07/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As previously stated, the way that these DVDs are being released here in the states is absurd. In England there are 4 episodes on each disk, not 2 as it is here, and they get more extra features. Who wants to have to buy 2 disks to see a three-part episode that got split up? We're getting soaked. Why not follow the example of Star Trek TNG, and give us the option of buying each season as a box set for a reasonable price; and please give us all the extras that the people in England are getting!That said, right now this is the only way to watch these shows in the U.S., and Farscape is a fantastic show, so I highly recommend buying or renting these DVDs (I rent them through Netflix). The video and sound quality for the shows themselves (not the extras) is great."
Jim Henson needs to sell DVD rights to someone else
John | Lockport, IL USA | 07/19/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"ADV has again screwed all Farscape fans into paying major money into small DVD purchases. Farscape fans, such as myself, have been waiting patiently for over a year to see Farscape in DVD Box sets. ADV has released a "Best of" collection but that isn't going to cut it. What the producers think the best episode is many other people will disagree on. I thought "Through the Looking Glass" was the best episode in Season one. And agian, many people will disagree with me. That is the basis to releasing Box Sets. You get it all.StarGate SG-1 fans got what they wanted when companies began doing what they do with Farscape, releasing seasons little by little. They got Box Sets. Good Box Sets. Region 2 DVD owners have a little bit of an advantage with Farcsape DVD's. They get season releases in three sections, with 6-8 episodes in each set. But even that will not cut the list to most fans. A show with so many awards and so much more ahead of it should be granted a good DVD realease. ADV will hopefully stop their current plans after season two is finished and start agian from scratch. This is the only show besides Angel that I will ever consider buying in DVD Box Sets."