The second season of Farscape expands upon and develops the characters introduced in the ambitious first season. John Crichton's new nemesis is the deadly Scorpius, replacing Crais, who has taken the living ship Moya's off... more »spring on a voyage into the unknown. Moya's regular crew--Aeryn, Zhaan, Chiana, D'Argo and Rygel--remain as divided and suspicious of each other as ever, yet somehow manage to pull together at times of crisis. The writers continue to exploit the show's gift for surprising as well as emotionally convincing character development, while the CGI effects, prosthetics and state-of-the-art puppetry--courtesy of Jim Henson's Creature Shop--continue to make Farscape the most original-looking sci-fi show on TV. The witty scripts, peppered with post-modern pop culture references and movie in-jokes, are also a breath of fresh air. Despite some wildly erratic shifts in tone, this is exceptional TV science-fiction that continually pushes the accepted boundaries of the genre. --Mark Walker« less
"So many people are saying "finally they released a boxed set". In the forums it's "ADV told us they wouldn't release a box set, so I'll just buy the individuals".Okay people... ADV wants to make money. They know all the hardcore fans of Farscape want the episodes, especially since the cancellation. So they released one volume at a time and everyone bought them. Now they release a box set hoping that the same people will buy it. Every movie company does this... can you say "highly anticipated DVD release of Lord of the Rings"? and then a month later the same movie with bonus footage... It's [something] that they pull all the time to make money. I bought all of season one, one DVD at a time. Then the boxed set was released. I figure I spent about $200 for the individuals and then a nice compact boxed set is out for around $125. I decided to wait for the season 2 boxed set. Here it is... now please, everyone, save your money and WAIT for the season 3 boxed set. It WILL come out."
The Best of the Best of Science Fiction
glennrubin | 01/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love the second season. I think it has to be the best, because everything was at it's best. The acting, directing, the action, the romance, the speacial effects all became phenomenal. Here is my evaluation of each episode of Season 2.Note: I am not like one of those Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fans giving my favorite show 5 star ratings for every second episode. The epsisodes here are truly fantastic. No offence Buffy fans but I find some of you to be easily impressed occasionally.1. Mind the Baby-4/5
The first time I saw this episode I hated it. thoguht the plot moved too quickly and was vague at certain points (espeacially because it was supposed to be episode 2). I am sure others will feel this way, but after viewing this episode a few times I have found it to be solid entertainment.2. Vitas Mortis-2/5
This episode has two incredible CGI sequences which bring it up to a two, but otherwise, I hate this episode. The mystical side of Farscape rarely appeals to me.3. Taking the Stone-2/5
Another poor episode with mystical bits and annoying aliens.4. Crackers Don't Matter-4/5
This one has a really poorly done alien, but also has some
hilarious quotes ("IT'S PUKE?!") as well as a great fire-fight between John and Aeryn. Very not bad.5. The Way We Weren't-5/5
A great look into Peacekeeper life. I love the marching scene at the begining.6. Picture if you Will-3/5
The return of an enemy. This episode has its weak bits but some very interesting parts as well.7. Home on the Remains-3/5
This episode has some really gross parts (in a good way) but otherwise is just plain average.8. Dream A Little Dream-3/5
This episode was supposed to be the premiere but instead it's told as a flash-back. Other then that, not much can be said.9. Out of Their Minds-4/5
I have found this episode to be overrated. I don't find the humour all that great and the aliens are rather dodgey. Other then that this episode was rather intriguing.10. My Three Crichtons-4/5
I great look at the evil in the human nature. A great episode.11. Look At Princess Part 1: A Kiss is But a Kiss-5/5
This episode is the best of the three-parter. The fight scenes are pretty good, it has a very beautiful set, and it introduces the brutal Scarrans. The story here has a wonderful element of fantasy.12. Look At Princess Part 2: I Do, I Think-4/5
This episode has some inconsistencies, but otherwise has great action and effects, a new gorgeous Peacekeeper guest star (They should really bring her back), and just like part 1, a fantastic story.13. Look At Princess Part 3: The Maltese Crichton-4.5/5
Not as good as part 1, but has a very touching scene at the end where John says goodbye to his unborn child.14. Beware of Dog-4/5
I love the plot in this episode. Entwined with such mystery and deception, and some great fire-fights, this episode is a work of art.15. Won't Get Fooled Again-5/5
A hilarious episode where John goes insane as he tries to pull himself out of a ruse he is trapped in. Great plot twists and revelations, and a monster of an Alien make this episode one of the best.16. The Locket-4/5
A great romantic developement between John and Aeryn which is totally lost at the end. You'll see what I mean.17. The Ugly Truth-3/5
This episode gets a bit tiresome. The recurring recollections from different perspectives becomes a little redundant.18. A Clockwork Nebari-4/5
The Nebari race is extremely fascinating, and I am annoyed that this plot was not further pursued. Nerri seemed like a great character for a recurring guest role. This episode also has some pretty funny parts, and a very grusome scene involving the surgical removal of eyeballs.19. Liars Guns and Money Part 1: A Not So Simple Plan-5/5
A huge set and a great confrontation between Scorpious and Crichton.20. Liars Guns and Money Part 2: With Friends Like These-4/5
This episode also has some inconsistencies, but is still quite good, with yet another terrifying cliffhanger.21. Liars Guns and Money Part 3: Plan B-5/5
A huge battle scene and great directing and acting make this trilogy the best of the series. This episode precisely expresses the agony that John now suffers, which is brilliantly acted and directed. Ben Browder deserves an emmy!22. Die Me, Dichotomy-5/5
I think this has to be the best episode of the series! It has an incredible dogfight with a heart-breaking outcome. I honestly get teary every time I watch this episode. This has everything that makes a masterpiece; adventure, tragedy, love, and loss.
Just like the previous episode, this is emmy award worthy, but then of course not everybody puts their faith in science fiction."
Best Science Fiction Series Ever?
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, without a doubt. Even though fans of Trek, Babylon 5, and SG-1 might disagree, TV Guide says its the "...Best Science-Fiction series on TV..." Too bad it's not still on. Do you like intrigue, romance, passion, betrayal, technology without the techno-babble, wonderful characters and villians, impeccable editing and set design, and a story line that takes you from the highest highs to the lowest lows? Let's just put it this way. If you haven't watched Farscape you are missing out."
And you thought the first season was good!
glennrubin | Tokyo Japan | 08/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Farscape reallly took off in Season 2. It has everything: gut-plitting comedy ("Crackers Don't Matter" and "Out of Their Minds"), a grand Farscape-style fairy tale adventure ("Look at the Princess" Part I, II and III), an action-adventure heist caper ("Liars, Guns and Money" Part I, II and III), high drama ("The Way we Weren't", "My Three Crichtons") and just plain unclassifiable ("Won't Get Fooled Again"). Even the weaker episodes have a lot going for them and as Farscape fans know weaker is definitely a relative term.Just be prepared to lose a lot of sleep because the cliff hangers are sadistically brutal! You will definitely find yourself saying, OK, just one more. The two three part stories are truly cinema quality and are worth the price of the box set alone.One more cautionary note is if you are married and want to stay that way, hook your spouse if he/she isn't already. Ladies: if you husband thinks this is a "puppet show", just tell him there's lots of action and toilet humour. Guys: Tell your wife its a cross between Sex and the City and Titantic."
N. Ciasullo | Philadelphia, Pa | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Could they be any slower releasing these box sets? Farscape is one of the best sci-fi series ever put to television, but you probably already know that since you are on this page. My only complaint is they are taking forever to release these sets. At the time of this post, B5 has already released season 3. Star Trek released the entire Next Generation series in less than a year, what could possibly take so long to release this set?"