Farscape: Through the Wormhole Cards
like the mini-series wound up Farscape: The TV Series, this set
completes the Farscape trading card series. There were a lot of autographs missing from the various sets that should have
been there and now, here they are. Rittenhouse Archives
did a great job of filling in the gaps.
is a much more difficult set to complete than any of the others.
There are 37 different autographs, three of which are listed as "very
limited" (200-300 available). There's also the two-case incentive card, a double
autograph of Ben Browder as John Crichton and Wayne Pygram as
time out, the cards in the base set are totally character based.
Each of the main cast has 9 cards while recurring guests (and
puppets) have 1-6 each. The front of the card has one large image
that looks like a publicity photo and three smaller ones that
appear to be vidcaps. The card backs tell the story of the
characters and have another small image. Each character's cards
are a different color - Chiana's are pink, D'Argo's green.
Farscape: Season 1
Since every other season of
Farscape cards has quotables except season 1,
the Wormhole set includes a 22-card subset called The "Quotable"
Farscape: Season 1. These are found at a ratio of 1:5 packs, or 8
per box. Rittenhouse Archives seems to have hit on all the best
quotes from each episode. For example, the "You can be
more" conversation from Premier,
John's "Since I left home..." lament from Jeremiah
Crichton, and John & Rygel's "Don't you tempt me,
Fluffy" from Throne
for a Loss.
cards are reprinted from original artwork, in this case artwork by
artist Sean Pence (see more of Sean's artwork in our Artwork
fronts of these cards have a large image of a scene from Farscape:
The Peacekeeper Wars while the backs have another image and a
short bit about the story, which is briefly told through the 18
cards in the series. these were inserted at a rate of 1:5 packs,
so this is a fairly easy sub-set to collect.
are nine cards in this subset which celebrates all the women
Crichton's kissed. Included are Aeryn, Katralla, Gilina and 6
others. (There should probably be ten cards - I think he's kissed
Rygel more than anyone except Aeryn.) The cards are really nice,
with two images on the front and a blurb about the kissee on the
back. This is a pretty difficult subset to collect, with only one
card in each 40-pack box.
case-topper for this set is an autographed sketch card by Wayne
Pygram. Remember in Peacekeeper Wars when Harvey drew the quickie
sketch of Scorpius on the blackboard? Well, that's what Wayne drew
There are tons of autos in this set. For the first time, there are
double autographs and multi-case incentive autographs. I've been
waiting a long time for a double Claudia Black (Aeryn Sun) and Ben
Browder (John Crichton) card. It's also nice to see an Alyssa-Jane
Cook (Gilina Renaez - PK
Tech Girl & John
Quixote) as well as a Carmen Duncan (Leslie Crichton Won't
Get Fooled Again & Kansas).
My only regret is that there are no autographs from any of the puppeteers
or the Creature Shop artists.
are some repeats from other seasons, but that's fine with me. You
can never have too many David Franklin (Captain Braca)
a complete listing of the cards in this set, go to Rittenhouse