to a place like nothing you have ever seen before... An alteration of
the very fabric of all we know... The sign post up ahead welcomes you
- Now, on this our
first exploration of the Karlsweb Re-Zoned, let us imagine back to the
early days during the evolution of Farscape. What if Rockne S. O'Bannon had
made a deal with Paramount instead of Henson, and brought in Rick
Berman, Chief executive producer of Star Trek: the next Generation, Star
Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Enterprise. Imagine if
Rick Berman gained control of the series. What would the cutting edge
dynamic show we call Farscape look like? Well here is some Speculative
Fiction of what our little show might be like under the sphere of Rick
Berman. Here is what Rick would do to make the show we know and love
- What would Rick
- RB: OK, here is
what we need to do
1st. we must loose Rockne S. O'Bannon cause I
2nd We have to sell this "Product" to the highest bidder
with the understanding that the Network is in control! As we all know
the network brass know best.
3rd OK, now we need to loose the name!
We need a more Action Title. Space Chase! Now that screams excitement.
Farscape is too cerebral.
- Now the show has been renamed and the creator,
Rockne S. O'Bannon, has as much control over the property as a housefly.
See Rick knows best in all things Sci Fi... The following are the
comparisons of the Cast from Farscape to Rick Berman's Space
Farscape cast and their Space
Chase counterparts... Page 1
John Crichton Astronaut
John Robert Crichton, Jr. He's a second
generation NASA astronaut, the first ever. His earliest memory is
watching Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon.
Not that the boy didn't have an aptitude, but his natural desire for
sports and physical activity was summarily suppressed by the elder
Crichton's insistence on science education over all else. After high
school, Crichton went on to MIT, ultimately achieving his full
doctorate in Theoretical Sciences. When the opportunity arose to
train with IASA as an astronaut, he leaped at it. Because of his
strengths as a scientist, he was a Mission Specialist on several
John April Astronaut
Actor Scott Bakula returns to the fold of science fiction
SB: "Yes, well I bought a new house and the residuals from
Quantum were waning so sure, why not?"
RB: Scott plays
Commander John April, a 3rd generation astronaut. He is a seasoned
pilot with combat experience from the Gulf War. He is also well
educated, holding PhDs from both Harvard and Princeton. The all
around American hero has what it takes to deal with all that happens
to him on the other side of the cosmic warp. This is true Science
A front-line soldier in the Peacekeeper corps, a
grunt and proud of it. She's part of the kick-ass Pleisar Regiment,
always the first unit in. The more pincers and teeth an enemy has,
the more likely Peacekeeper Command is going to send the Pleisars.
Aeryn is intensely proud of the fact that she can hold her own among
any of her fellow soldiers, male or female. Being trapped here
aboard Moya and having to count on all these non-Peacekeepers for
her survival is anathema to her instincts and training. Being a
Peacekeeper (and one of these prisoners' former captors) obviously
creates continuing friction between her and them. But as time goes
on, her interactions, in particular with Crichton, will lead her to
an awareness and compassion that she's never known before.
Air En Sun
RB: Sultry Jeri
Ryan, a trek veteran, joins the cast.
JR: "I love the leather outfits and high heels just
make me look great! They gave me this huge trailer on the lot with
my own tanning booth! How could I refuse?"
RB: As a
PeaceMaker, Air En Sun not only knows how to make Love but War as
well. This cool space vixen will wreak havoc with the mild mannered
Commander John April. Air will do what ever it takes to get back
into the collective PeaceMaker middle high central command even if
this means she will not always be nice. But I promise you, when she
and Commander April do get together, you are going to see the sparks
fly! I know I can't wait! Can you?
General Ka D'argo Luxon
A huge, brutish member of the Luxan ... a race
of fierce, much-feared warriors known throughout the galaxy for
their propensity to conquer anything or anybody in their path.
D'Argo's first reaction to most every situation is to go in
blasting and ask questions never. He will have to learn to deal with
the others on board Moya if he is going to find his son.
RB: Actor Michael
Dorn, fresh off his stint on the Huge hit Deep Space Nine. He only
agreed to join the cast of space chase once his character was fully
attracted me to this role was to try something new, to go in a
completely different direction as an actor.
RB: As the
ever-powerful Admiral Dargu, a battle warn warrior from the Kluxon
Warrior race, Dargu will have to face his dark family secret. Dargu
must also continuously struggle to fit in with a ship full of
Humanoids. He is like nothing we have seen before! Isn't that
Homeworld: Nebari Prime
Young, sexy, street-smart, and
mercurial, Chiana rebelled against the bland, mind-controlled
conformity of her fellow Nebari and fled her home planet. To survive
in some of the Uncharted Territories' roughest hellholes, she's had
to lie, cheat, vamp, and scam. Fortunately for her, those are her
four best moves.
Chi the Bimbari RB: Jolene
Blalock has offered to join the cast at the end of this season of
Enterprise. She wishes to explore other areas of emotion that she
has been unable to do on my other show. After a number of intense
meetings I couldn't refuse her desire… <Wink>
Well once I saw the dead end of T'pol character I talked to Rick,
looking for a way out of my contract. Three trips to the casting
couch and a two season commitment to Space Ace… Space Case…
Something like that and I will be free! How could I say
RB: Chi Chi is a
socialator. She and the rest of her race are born and raised to be
strippers, hookers and swim suit models. Chi Chi has escaped that
hell but in the arms of our resident Kluxon, Chi Chi can't help but
do what she was bred for. See? Science fiction can be sexy
(Voiced by Jonathan Hardy)
Standing all of 26
inches tall - when he deigns to stand at all -- Rygel is the royal
Dominar to over 600 billion loyal Hynerion subjects. Unfortunately
for him, none of them is aboard this ship! The victim of a coup by
his evil cousin, Rygel has been a prisoner now for over 250
RB: Veteran actor Jonathan
Harris would be ideal to play the selfish King Rygel on Space Chase.
Jonathan has a certain regalness that I think is flawless for the
Well Rick is a very bright man. He sees my talents as a they truly
are… I am a master of my craft when I say… Oh, the Pain! The pain!
You as the audience can feel it! I almost didn't take the job; you
see I wanted special billing. Rick once again stepped in so you will
see my name above the title of the show with the billing Special
Guest Star… Who says you can never go home again!
RB: King Rygel is
a deposed leader who is only looking for two things: to get home and
find as much wealth as there is out there in Uncharted Space. We
looked at a number of ways of making Rygel puppets - we don't do
puppets! Rick's fix: have the actors upper body be Rygel and allow
the actor to manipulate the little hands. His lower section would be
hidden with control panels, tables and shrubs. When needed and
budget allows, his lower half would be removed ala Green Screen. See
we are cutting edge! I can't wait to see it on the little
Zhaan the Delvian
Pa'u (meaning "Priest") Zotoh Zhaan is a
Delvian. Although middle-aged, 812 years on the Delvian calendar,
she looks to be in her 40s to us humans. Delvians are a highly
spiritual race ... thoughtful and peace loving. Zhaan has reached
the 10th Plateau in the Delvian Seek, their search for perfect
understanding and unity with all life.
RB: Kathy Kinney's character will
be a recurring role. While she will still shoot the Drew Carey show,
we will get her for little segments of wisdom and beauty. We have
also integrated her make up effects from the Drew Carey show into her
character so that she just needs a wardrobe change when she arrives
on the set. See, Science Fiction and Economy - isn't Paramount
I always wanted to be in Star Trek, but they have this issue with
full figured ladies… Oh well their loss. Its nice to not be paid in
cases of beer like Drew tried to get away with… This is a classy
RB: Zen is our
spiritual center of the show to help off set the alien of the week
concept. She will be there to comfort and direct the lives of the
different members of the crew. One exciting feature of this exotic
creature is that she is a living stone! That's right she is a living
rock! I bet you never heard of that before? I smell an Emmie!
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