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|Farscape Season 3 Collection 4|
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
Contains: Episode 314: Infinite Possibilities Part 1: Daedalus Demands — An Ancient - again taking the form of Crichton's father Jack - appears on Talyn and accuses Crichton of sharing wormhole stabilizing technology with ... more »
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zeteticist | 07/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This set contains my all-time favorite Farscape story, the two-parter, "Infinite Possibilities". It relates the end of what I consider to be one of the newest, freshest ideas ever realized on any television series; the possibility of the lead character dying for real, at any moment. It positively ratcheted-up the tension on the series.Since there is no description of the episodes listed on Amazon for Season 3, Volume 4, I'll provide the data from the ADV website."Infinite Possibilities Part 1: Daedalus Demands" (Episode 314)
An Ancient - again taking the form of Crichton's father Jack - appears on Talyn and accuses Crichton of sharing wormhole stabilizing technology with the Charrids, a vicious race allied with the Scarrans. Crichton realizes that Furlow, the mechanic from Dam-Ba-Da depot who once repaired Crichton's module, is the real guilty party. With a Scarran Dreadnought on the way, Jack must unlock the wormhole technology in Crichton's brain to build the ultimate weapon - but must first confront the evil Scorpius Clone in Crichton's mind. "Infinite Possibilities Part 2: Icarus Abides" (Episode 315)
After disposing of the Scorpius Clone, the Ancient 'Jack' unlocks the secrets to wormhole technology in Crichton's mind-allowing them to build the 'ultimate weapon' to destroy the Scarran Dreadnought before it escapes with Furlow's data. Seeing the value of the weapon, Furlow kills Jack and takes off with it. In the ensuing chase, Crichton is fatally exposed to the highly reactive Partanium that fuels the engine. With nothing left to lose, Crichton volunteers to launch the weapon at the Dreadnought, experiencing first hand the terrifying power of wormhole technology."Revenging Angel" (Episode 316)
A fight between D'Argo and Crichton over the malfunction of D'Argo's mysterious new ship ends with Crichton knocked unconscious. The Scorpius Clone in Crichton's mind tries to convince him that revenge against D'Argo is the only way to settle the conflict, but John prefers to resolve it in his own head, acting out a Crichton vs. D'Argo cartoon battle set in Road-Runner land. Meanwhile, the ship malfunction leads to the activation of a self-destruct sequence that threatens to blow Moya to pieces. "The Choice" (Episode 317)
Grieving for Crichton, Aeryn travels to a planet of mystics and frauds and makes contact with a man who claims to be Talyn Lyzcak, her father. Talyn puts her in touch with Seer Cresus, a creature who is able to 'channel' the dead Crichton. Meanwhile, Stark and Rygel search for Aeryn, but first come across an old enemy. Lurking on the planet with malign, warped designs of her own is Aeryn's mother, Xhalax Sun."Fractures" (Episode 318)
Not far from Moya and Talyn's expected rendezvous point, Moya picks up a badly damaged Leviathan Transport Pod carrying a Scarran, a Hynerian and a Nebari - all escaped prisoners - and their Peacekeeper hostage, complicating the long awaited reunion between Moya and Talyn's crew. When the Scarran is shot, it's clear that someone on board is a traitor.Pick up this set now! you won't regret it."
Separate Ships Make Separate Ships: Tales of Two Crichtons
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 12/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Up until now, many things have happened to the beloved astronaut, John Crichton. He's voyaged through that infamous wormhole and into a strange portion of the universe, has been fated to be shuffled into a ship full of escaped prisoners as they try to flee the mighty Peacekeepers, and he's made droves of enemies. While he's been doing all those things, he's managed to acquire droves of enemies and a few friends, information about said "wormholes" - possibly a revolution in travel and weaponry all rolled into one, and a reputation for coming out both alive and kicking. He's blown up a Peacekeeper installation, a Shadow Depository, messed up a few entire planets, and has even had a few things come out well for him. Place into that the fact that he's now been "twined" (yes, there's two Chritons now), that one of the Crichtons is kicking it on board Moya with his obsession for wormholes and the other on board Talon with Aeryn, and you're ready for the episodes contained on 3.4.The two episodes on Disc 1 are two parts of the "Infinite Possibilities" whole. Together they weave a tragic tale, with one of the Ancients coming to Crichton again wearing the image of his father, Jack. This time, however, he tells Crichton that wormhole technology is being abused and sold to the highest bidder, introducing him again to the long-lost character/mechanic Dam-Ba-Da. I personally like Part 1: Daedalus Demands and Part 2: Icarus Abides in many respects because they focus on several pieces of the Crichton puzzle without losing the other main characters in the process. With the introduction of the Charrids, for instance, we find Rygel and some of the depravity he is willing to dish out because of past barbarism. We also find Stark being a as mad as Stark often is, Talon working his way into the plot, and we delve into Aeryn and how she feels about a certain human. This has always been the strongest portion of the Farscape saga, truth be told, with the characters and their relationships working just as well as the exquisite artistry in costuming and storylines. That means that you can laugh with the characters when they succeed, but you can also hurt for them as well. You also get a bit of Harvey in the fold, and Harvey spells fun. Disc 2 adds three episodes that bounce back and forth on their focal point, with an episode on Moya's crew, one on the grief left behind when Disc 1 ends, and one merging the two as the crews meet up once more. In "The Choice," our main focus is Aeryn she goes to a planet in search of a mystic that can commune with the past. While there, she encounters a mysterious being claiming to be her father and more trouble than the rest of the crew wants to have branded on their heads. While I can't say too much about this without giving away Disc 1, I will say its a good piece and really seems to belong on the timeline right behind Disc 1. It brings closure to some things that have been going on while letting Talon's crew continue on their way to trying to once again contact Moya. In "Revenging Angel," D'Argo finds himself confronting the inner demon, rage, as it leaves Crichton clinging for life in a "loony Toons" setting. While many of my friends don't seem to like this episode, I thought it was well done because it found Crichton dealing with Harvey (the Scorpius in his head) and finding some mutual footing. It also holds a little piece of the puzzle in it when it comes to replacing lost ships and finding something the crew needs desperately - firepower - as they seem to tick off the universe. Granted, it is somewhat silly but that has its place amongst the crew, too. Finally, in "Fractures," Moya and Talyn meet up once more and the events that have transpired up until now bring with them a weight for both crews. While that is transpiring, Moya also finds herself adding to the trouble as she picks up a transport pod of escaped prisoners that carries a Hynerian, a Nebari, a Scarran, and a Peacekeeper. Some of the events happening herein have ripples that course through the remaining episodes in the series, with the "human" drama becoming all-the-more painful and the scars showing. Added to that is the continued manifestation of Chiana's strange "ability" - that started when she was "hosting" a rider in a previous episode - and that plays a role in future episodes.If you want to know more about Farscape, don't start here watching here! This is a series that links together and flows, not allowing you to miss an episode without losing something. Sometimes that may be as small as a joke, but other times that can be something as large as the whole motivation behind the characters. I'm not much of a television addict, but I highly recommend Farscape as a complete picture - with only one warning. It is highly addictive."
Aviva Brown | Brooklyn, New York USA | 02/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Why is it on a very rare occasion we are able to catch a series that doesn't completely suck, and just when you get used to television that isn't mind-numbingly dumb they take it away from you? Ahh, another disappointment. Farscape Rocks and this DVD rocks along with all their other DVD's. It's a shame the SciFi channel has sold out and replaced Farscape with crap like Scare Tactics. It's tragic. I love Farscape!"
Great Show, rotten DVD Mastering
weegieb | USA | 05/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love Farscape. It had to be one of the best shows on TV until the SciFi channel went soft and stopped playing anything even remotely interesting.Anyway my grip is not the show. I don't like the mastering. Depending on your DVD player you may be forced to watch the comercial previews. I find this unexceptable since I'm paying for the stuff and don't want to be force fed comercials."