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Farscape - The Complete First Season
Farscape - The Complete First Season
Actors: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Virginia Hey, Anthony Simcoe, Paul Leyden
Directors: Andrew Prowse, Brendan Maher, Brian Henson, Geoff Bennett, Ian Watson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
NR     2002     18hr 20min

Farscape is genre television at its most ambitious, inspired both by the cult appeal of Babylon 5 and the continuing success of the Star Trek franchise, but taking a visual and conceptual leap beyond those shows. Making ex...  more »

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Actors: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Virginia Hey, Anthony Simcoe, Paul Leyden
Directors: Andrew Prowse, Brendan Maher, Brian Henson, Geoff Bennett, Ian Watson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Studio: Adv Films
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/29/2002
Original Release Date: 03/19/1999
Theatrical Release Date: 03/19/1999
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 18hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 11
SwapaDVD Credits: 11
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Kristy H. from KEMPNER, TX
Reviewed on 10/20/2010...
Love this show.

Movie Reviews

Great show, but currently relatively expensive
Daniel Lloyd | Seattle, WA | 05/11/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great show. However, at $120 per season, it comes to a rather expensive $6.55 per hour of entertainment.

If you compare that to:

24 Hours: $2.33/hour
Alias: $3.18/hour
Westwing: $2.36/hour
Firefly: $3.11/hour
Six feet Under: $4.92/hour
Sopranos: $5.74/hour

and even movies like

Star Wars episode I: $6.32/hour
Star Wars episode II: $5.92/hour

Farscape's pricing is over the top. I'll wait until the prices come down before adding Farscape to my collection.

Hope this helps"
Television can't get any better than Farscape
Kevin R. Wilson | Lonsdale, Ar. USA | 10/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I've collected a lot of DVD's, some good, some bad, but there is no better set than Farscape. No matter what you crave, be it action, romance, drama, comedy, special FX, you will find it with FS. This is no ordinary series, the storylines, characters, acting & cinematagraphy rival that of movies like Star Wars, Star Trek & such. I don't think I've ever connected or gotten attached to characters as much as these. The acters are little known but they shouldn't be. Their skills rival the best that Hollywood has.As you've probably read, Farscape is due to be cancelled which is to me just ridiculous being one of the most popular shows out there. However, it's rumored that if their ratings go up before the end of season 4 they may not cancel it.Season one introduces you to the various characters, good and bad,and revolves alot around the main character, astronaut John Crichton. Most of the time you feel lost as he does trying to cope with new surroundings & a new way of life(which is very good acting by Ben Browder).Season two evolves the other characters and their relationships towards each other.Season three is loaded to the max with drama.Season four is only halfway through but so far so good.Each DVD is loaded with extras:Character back stories, acter biographies, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, interviews, artwork, specialFX, Photo galleries,& even alien language and meanings. You definitly get your money's worth.Save Farscape!!!"
Farscape's first season
Virgil | Chapel Hill, NC | 10/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Farscape is arguably the best SF ever produced for television. It takes a fairly common storyline of a group of travelers thrown together and being pursued by individual of near obsessive (and evil) qualities. This formula has gone bad before in several genres, western, SF, road movies etc. Here, an contemporary American astronaut is sucked through a wormhole into another side of the galaxy where he is immediately caught up in a "prison break" in space. What makes Farscape so successful is a mixture of qualities.

First the casting is excellent. Filmed in Australia, most of the characters (except the lead, John Crighton's) are from there giving it an "off" feel to American ears which contributes to it's alieness. Each of the character's is part colorful stereotype, has weaknesses and is extremely individual. The chemistry is fantastic, especially after the first two or three shows in the series. Especially notworthy is the chemistry between the love interests played by Claudia Black and Ben Browder (John Crighton). Another plus is the writing. Non-stop action and story telling is the hallmark of this series. Little time is spent creating mood or atmosphere (that is done by the characters and background), everything advances the plot line. Additionally, most episodes are connected in that previous storylines are built upon and create a chronology of events for the later stories. Farscape space is inhabited by aliens who pass gas, burp, have intimate relations, love, hate, get hungry and can be fairly dirty in their habits. Add to this the great cultural references made by Crighton, the viewer gets the feeling that this is a bit like what space would really be like. A far cry from the antiseptic cleanliness and "wonder" of the Star Trek franchise.
Lastly Farscape has a timeline in the sense that it's not an endless variety of adventures for no particular reason there is an actual endstate the writers and producers have in mind at the end of the series.

Let's hope that Sci Fi Channel has the good sense to let Farscape complete its last season and reverse its cancellation. Shows of this quality and with such a loyal fanbase are rare."