October 25, 2006: Who
are all of those fantastic people who populate our Farscape
episodes? What else have they done? Check out the
professional lives of the cast and guest actors of Farscape. The
Cast and Guests area of the Enscapelopedia
has been updated through the letter V!
October 2, 2006: At
last we hear from Farscape's Executive Producer David
Kemper! After almost total silence since Peacekeeper Wars,
Mr. Kemper has surfaced with a five-picture deal with the
SciFi Channel, co-produced by Rigel (!) Entertainment.
"Rigel Entertainment’s new president, David
Macaione, says the first two Kemper films, creature
features Heat Stroke and Tyrannosaurus Azteca, are in
development. They are
being targeted for Sci Fi’s Saturday movie franchise,
according to network spokeswoman Adrienne D’Amato, who
said Sci Fi will be a production partner as well. The
first one could hit the network by sometime next year, she
said" For the complete story, click
Browder Wins a Spacey Award!
4, 2006: The votes have been counted and Ben Browder
(John Crichton) has won the Spacey Award for the favorite
new character. Ben plays Lt. Cameron Mitchell on Stargate
SG-1. Coming in second was Claudia Black (Aeryn Sun) whose
character Vala Mal Doran also appears in Stargate SG-1.
The Spacey's are Canada's only sci-fi and fantasy
television awards show.
Is a Bit of a Stretch for Farscape, But...
September 23, 2006: ...All of you Prison
Break addicts (myself included), might be interested
to know that Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield) is a
former employee of The Jim Henson Company. Yes, folks, Mr.
Miller "was a reasonable, well-organized,
package-wielding, inter-office envelope mailing, phone
call transferring, drive-on pass calling, water-bottle
replacing receptionist’s assistant — and he did it
with all the gusto he could muster." For the complete
DVD Edition 4.3 Announced
7, 2006: ADV has announced the contents of the
Starburst 4.3 DVD to be released on October 10th. It will
include a behind the scenes interview with Anthony Simcoe
(D’Argo), a video short wrap-up speech from David
Kemper, “From the Archives: On the Last Day,” NEW
Commentary for the series finale “Bad Timing” with Ben
Browder (Crichton), Claudia Black (Aeryn), and Executive
Producer David Kemper, a “Listening In” segment with
Composer Guy Gross covering the episode “Bad Timing,”
deleted scenes, updated character histories for Stark,
Sikozu, Noranti, Rygel, Moya, and Pilot, more “Cool
Farscape Facts,” new “Alien Encounters,” and a
production design gallery.
September 14, 2006: There's a new interview
with Gigi Edgley in Brisbane's Courier Mail about her role
in Last Train to Freo. She talks a bit about
Farscape ("I don't know any other genre of film or
television that attracts such a loyal following as sci-fi.")
and some of her other work. Click
here to read the full interview. There's also an
interesting article about Last Train to Freo here
They Were Scaped
August 6, 2006: Do you know who that unmasked
man at the left is? Hint: He was a guest actor during
Season Three. Give up? Go to our Behind
the Scenes and check out the Before They Were Scaped
sections to find out what this guy really looks like!
4, 2006: We have a new Farscape-universe fiction from
Karl - Reapers
story takes place a cycle before John Crichton Arrived in
Peacekeeper territory on board Farscape 1. The last of the
Vladic race are trying to escape extermination. The
Peacekeepers fear the technology the Vladics hold; if they
cannot command it then no one shall. The Vladic technology
is a greater threat then the Scarran. Reapers
is part of the Jack
Crichton series and an end to an era.
Talks to Brian Henson
May 02, 2006: From TV.com: "Farscape
was a wonderful series for us to have done, it was an
opportunity to do something adult, and it gave me a chance
to exercise my irresponsible teenage energy and I had a
lot of fun with that." For the rest of the story, click
You Can Stand the Blood...
August 3, 2006: ...be sure to look for
Natalie Mendoza (Lishala
Crichton) in The
Descent, a horror film opening on August 4th.
Natalie plays Juno, one of an all-female caving expedition
that goes horribly wrong (no surprise there). The
Descent has had a hugely successful release both
critically and commercially in the UK, France, Germany and
Italy. It has also been nominated for Best British Film,
Best British Director and Best British Producer by the
London Film Critics Circle (the winners are announced in
February), an unheard of achievement for a genre piece.
Ben and Claudia Interview
July 12, 2006: There's
a short but good interview with Ben and Claudia in today's
South Mississippi's Sun Herald titled "Browder, Black
switch it up on SG1". Check it out here.
Thanks to Nora at TerraFirma
for the tip!
21, 2006: Rowan Woods (Director of Nerve,
and more) has a new movie available on DVD.
Little Fish, starring Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill, has
gotten an outstanding
review from Entertainment Weekly and is available from
Train to Freo starring Gigi Edgley (and Steve Le
Marquand - the Oo-Nii in What Was Lost - and
directed by Jeremy Sims (Rorf in Til the Blood
Runs Clear & Liars Guns &
been accpted into the Australian
& Dreamscapes by Stephen King is presently in the
middle of a 4 week run on TNT. The taxi driver in the
episode Crouch End was played by Linel
Haft, who played one of the Zenetan Pirates in Liars
Guns and Money and Maryk in The Peacekeeper Wars.
week on Nightmares & Dreamscapes watch for Chris
Heywood (Maldis in That Old Black Magic &
Picture if You Will) as Dr. Bogner in Road
Where Are They Now
Rygel Up for Pre-Order
August 3, 2006: Don't forget that Plush Rygel
is due out this month. Both Entertainment
Earth and Troll
and Toad have him up for pre-order. "The
first plush Farscape figure ever, Dominar Rygel XVI is a
carefully recreated version of the well known
"cast" member from the award winning TV series.
Stands 13 1/2-inches high." Two Rygel figures (a
large and a small) are planned by Toy
Vault, along with a plush
DRD and a plush Scorpius.
Pygram Trading Card
July 30, 2006:
Wayne Pygram has signed a card for Star Wars Evolution
Update, the latest release of Star Wars trading cards from
Topps. His Character is Governor Tarkin and there are only
250 of them available. Although Wayne signed 5 different
Farscape cards (Season 2, Season 4, Through the Wormhole
as a single, a double with Ben Browder and a signed sketch
card), this is the only non-Farscape card he's signed.
Room Reaches Out
July 14, 2006 From
the Press Release: Signal Room, the
Australian rock band born on the set of cult
science-fiction TV hit Farscape, recently embraced
Cafepress.com as the way to satisfy their fans’ requests
for band-related merchandise. To read the entire press
release, click here. Signal
Room members are Anthony Simcoe (D'Argo), Wayne Pygram
(Scorpius), and behind the scenes Gerry Kortegast and
Stephen Edwards. Click
here for Cafe Press.
Goes to Farscape Alum for Nightmares & Dreamscapes
July 13, 2006: Last night's debut episode of
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, "Battleground" by
Stephen King was directed by Brian Henson. The murder
victim, Hans Morris, was played by Bruce Spence who was
Prefect Falaak in Farscape's "A Prefect Murder".
The closing credits also listed the Creature Shop. Thank
you Brian Henson for a super kickoff to the series! The
episode will be rerun Thursday, July 13th at 11 pm on TNT.
DVD Volume 4.2
July 12, 2006: ADV Films has announced the
contents of the next volume of their Starburst DVDs. 4.2
will be released on August 8, 2006. From the press
release: "Starburst Edition 4.2 is loaded with all
the extensive, behind-the-scenes special features sci-fi
fans want, including a commentary on the episode
“Kansas” with Ben Browder (Crichton), Claudia Black
(Aeryn), & David Kemper (writer), behind the Scenes
Interview with Wayne Pygram (Scorpius), behind the Scenes
Interview with Lani John Tupu (Crais & Voice of
Pilot), Behind the Scenes Interview with David Franklin
(Braca), a “Listening In” segment with Composer Guy
Gross covering the episode “Terra Firma”, character
histories on Scorpius, Braca and Grayza, the production
design gallery, deleted scenes, more “Cool Farscape
Facts,” and a new “Alien Encounters.” Click
here to read the full press release and click
here to see who's done commentaries on which DVD.
Ben Browder Interview
July 9, 2006:
"You can take the boy
out of Tennessee — even to other worlds — but you
can't take Tennessee out of the boy." Click here to
read the article from the Tennessean.
Gate Buys TV Show Distributor Debmar-Mercury
July 12, 2006: Lions
Gate, who produced the Peacekeeper Wars DVD is the new
owner of Debmar-Mercury, the company that owns the
syndication rights to Farscape. Click here to read the press
release. Thanks to Nora at TerraFirma
for the tip!
Goddard at Farscape Burbank
July 7, 2006: Paul Goddard (Stark)
has been announced as the newest guest for the
2007 Official Farscape Convention on November 3-5 in
Burbank, CA USA! It looks like this year's convention will
be fantastic with Ben Browder, Paul Goddard, Raelee Hill, Dave Elsey, Lou Elsey,
Wayne Pygram, and Guy Gross already signed up! Click
here for our Convention pages and here for Creation
June 29, 2006: La-La Land Records has released
the second Farscape CD titled FARSCAPE CLASSICS: VOL 2
LIMITED EDITION SOUNDTRACK. It is now available for
pre-order at www.lalalandrecords.com
and, for a limited time, people who purchase it from them
will receive their CD Booklet autographed by composer Guy
Gross at no extra charge. Click
here for the press release and information on the
contents of the CD.
Ben Browder Interview
19, 2006: The newest issue of Stargate Magazine
(July/August 2006) has a four-page interview with Ben as
well as a centerfold picture! "As he settles into his second year of
adventures with Stargate SG-1, actor Ben Browder takes a look at how the
character of Cameron Mitchell has evolved in his position as head of the
team." To read
the article, go to our DataStores
Night Buffet: Henson Talk Show
June 14, 2006: From Sci
Fi Wire: TBS has ordered a half-hour pilot, Late
Night Buffet, from the Jim Henson Co. that would stage
a talk show entirely with puppets talking with human
celebrity guests, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Henson Co. co-chair and co-chief executive officer Brian
Henson will do the puppetry for Buffet with Bill
Barretta. The show will not feature Muppets such as Kermit
the Frog, but rather newer puppets. The host and sidekick
will be puppet characters Augustus Pfiffle and Delbert
Kastle. Even the band will be puppets, consisting of
character Gina Cappellini and her pet monkeys.
2005 Convention DVD
June 8, 2006: Creation Entertainment has announced a
brand new Farscape 2005 Convention DVD! If this is
anything like the 2004 version, I highly recommend it!
From Creation's website: Regionless
so it plays worldwide. Here, offered exclusively for the
first time, is a compilation of clips of the celebrity
appearances at the famous Scaper gathering that was held
in November of 2005. Known as the "party
weekend" of the genre, Farscape fans from all over
the world descend upon Burbank each year to visit with
friends, watch their favorite celebrities, and party till
the wee hours! This new DVD (which is about one hour in
length) features archival footage (originally shot for our
archives with one camera, we received many requests to
release a DVD) of moments from celebrity talks including
BEN BROWDER, LANI TUPU, GIGI EDGLEY, DAVID FRANKLIN,
ANTHONY SIMCOE, REBECCA RIGGS and others! You'll also see
some moments from the highly praised evening cabaret. Click
here to purchase the DVD for $19.95 + $8.50 shipping.
Goddard's New CD
June 7, 2006: Paul Goddard has a new CD out!
From Peachtree Services's webpage: "
Paul Goddard presents his debut album, MOVE Coleman Smith.
11 tracks combining the talents of some of Australia's top
musicians with guest vocals by Claudia Black & Monk
1312. MOVE is a strictly limited pre-release edition of
500." You can listen to clips and order the CD at the
to the EnScapelopedia
June 4, 2006: Finally, there's another
update to the 'Pedia! Actors whose name ends with the
letters I, J and K have been added to the Cast and
Guests section. Other areas of the EnScapelopedia
recently updated are Species, Allies and Enemies, and
Creative Staff. Click
here for the EnScapelopedia's main page.
Wiki Needs Help from Farscape Fans
May 11, 2006: Danny from ToughPigs,
a website devoted to Jim Henson's Muppets, is asking for
help from Farscape fans. He's putting together a
Wikipedia-style database of Muppet and Henson info and the
Farscape area is a little bit (actually a lot) small. From
Danny: "Right now, we have practically nothing on the
wiki about Farscape, because we've been working so much on
other sections. I was looking at the sad shape of the
Farscape area today, and I thought maybe we could reach
out to the Farscape fans, and see if there's anybody there
who's interested in contributing."
Here are links to the Muppet
Wiki and the Farscape
page. "Really, anybody who wants to come by can
just jump in and start adding stuff. After a little
"trial period", we expect folks to sign up and
get usernames, but that's free and it only takes a minute.
Once you have a username, then everybody can talk to you,
ask questions, and help you out when you need help. We
like helping new people get started, so everybody's
welcome, even if they've never used a wiki before. It
doesn't take long before you're a wiki expert." Just
go to the Muppet
Wiki and jump in! They have an excellent help
area, where you can also contact Danny and the other
Henson Company Animatronics on View at AMPA
22, 2006: Beginning May 12, the work of many of the
film industry's leading animatronics professionals will be
on view at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and
Sciences. "Animatronics have played a key role in
creating some of film’s most memorable and beloved
characters. We are excited to be a part of this exhibit
giving the public a rare opportunity to see their favorite
creatures up close,” said Brian Henson, co-CEO of The
Jim Henson Company, which will provide exhibits of
well-known characters from ground-breaking films including
“The Dark Crystal” and “Labyrinth.” View
the full story here.
Starburst DVD 4.1
27, 2006: Information is now available on Farscape:
Starburst Edition 4.1 which will be released on June 13th.
It will contain the first seven episodes of Season Four.
As for extras, there will be: “Farscape: The Story So
Far” featurette, behind the scenes interviews with
Jonathan Hardy (Voice of Rygel) and Rebecca Riggs
(Commandant Grayza), “Inside Farscape” features on the
series villains and the Season 4 visual effects, NEW
commentary for “John Quixote” with Writer/Actor Ben
Browder and Claudia Black, two “Listening In”
segments with composer Guy Gross covering the episodes
“Crichton Kicks” and “John Quixote,” deleted
scenes, updated character histories for John Crichton,
Aeryn Sun, Ka D’Argo, and Chiana, more “Cool Farscape
Facts,” a new “Alien Encounters” segment, and a
production design gallery. Check out our DVD
page to see what commentaries are on which volumes!
Williamson (Prince Clavor) on Lost
11, 2006: Farscape
alumnus Felix Williamson (Prince Clavor in Look at the
Princess) made a guest appearance on last night's Lost ?
("?" is the title of the episode.) His character
was Dr. Ian McVay, who, in Eco's dream/hallucination, was
the doctor who was autopsying a little girl who woke up
during the process. A couple of weeks ago, Wayne Pygram
(Scorpius) was a guest in the episode "S.O.S".
New Brian Henson Interview
May 05, 2006: There's a new Brian Henson
interview in the Toronto Star this morning! "I
probably have one of the best [professional lives].... My
favourite thing is actually making the shows. Writing,
directing, performing, puppeteering, the making of the
characters. And I'm able to do a preschool show for kids,
and then go to Australia and do Farscape for
adults. I'm very lucky that way." Click
here to read the full interview.
May 03, 2006: "Our" people won in two
categories, Best Television Presentation (The Triangle,
tied for first, was written by Rockne S. O'Bannon) and
Best Video Game Release (Fantasy) (God of War, partially
voiced by Claudia Black, was the winner). Lost won Best
Television Series and Battlestar Galactica won best
Syndicated/Cable TV series. Best Actor in a TV series was
won by Matthew Fox of Lost and Best Supporting Actress on
TV was won by Katee Sackhoff of Battlestar Galactica. Click
here for a complete list of nominees and
Group of Prop/Costume Auctions on eBay
May 02, 2006: Creation Entertainment has listed
yet another group of Farscape props and costumes on eBay.
Among them are John Crichton's original flightsuit,
Ahkna's costume, hat and all, Jool, Siklzu, Chiana, D'Argo
and more costumes! Ending date is May 8. Click
here to see the auctions.
Are They Now?
May 01, 2006: We have an update to our
"Where Are They Now?" section! Want to know
about the new movie Andrew Prowse has that will be
distributed by the SciFi Channel? How about the anthology
series that Michael Cassutt is writing along with J.
Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5)? Click
here for news on who's doing what!
Lunch with Ben Browder
April 29, 2006 UPDATE: The
a Unique Lunch on set of Stargate with Ben Browder and
cast signed paddle!" auction is over and after 56
bids, the winning bid was $10,000 by jraymonds. Other
auctions for lunch with your favorite stars running at the
same time were: Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping
(Stargate SG-1): $30,000; Joe Flannigan (Stargate
Atlantis): $10,000; and Edward James Olmos and Katee
Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica): $4,250.
Announces New Development Slate
27, 2006: The
SciFi Channel has announced "an aggressive slate of
original scripted dramas, miniseries, alternative reality
and late night series for the Channel." Some of them
actually sound watchable! Click
here for the press release.
26, 2006: We have another update to the Cast and Guests section of the Enscapelopedia! People whose names begin with
H are now
here to learn more about this huge group of talented
Revisited, Part 2
28, 2006: If you've never read any of AmyJ's
Elenor Crichton stories, now's the time! And if you have,
it's worth a second read. Daddy's
Girl is the first in the series: "L'Tan,
part human, part Sebacean... 100% trouble."
More Vala SG-1 Spoiler
26, 2005: According to the Hughes
Talent Agency Newsletter, in an upcoming episode of
Stargate SG-1 titled "Memento Mori": Vala
(Claudia Black) is kidnapped by the evil Athena, who wants
to access information hidden deep in the recesses of
Vala's memory. But when Vala is subjected to a memory
device, the machine backfires and wipes out all her
memories. Now on the lam from her captors, Vala gets ajob
as a deli waitress while trying to piece together the
puzzle of her origins. Ryan, Late 30s. A nice and
well-meaning guy, this cop is a regular at the deli where
the fugitive Vala gets a job. When Vala takes down a
couple of would-be robbers, Ryan takes her in
forquestioning, but has a hard time comprehending this
disoriented and mysterious"waitress" Thanks to
Media Savant on the Terra
Firma Scapers BB.
Tiny SG-1 Spoiler
April 21, 2006: According to his
website, Robert Picardo, the actor who plays Richard
Woolsey, will be back in Season 9 of SG-1. "Mr.
Woolsey will be accused of some very shocking behavior
toward the SG-1 character Vala Mal Doran, played by
actress Claudia Black!" Hmmm. Stargate will be back
for Season 9 on the SciFi Channel this summer.
Land Records Announces Tracks on New Farscape CD
22, 2006: The second volume of "Farscape
Classics" has been announced by LaLa
Land Records at Southeast Scapers and it looks like a
beauty! The volume will be available in May. To see which
episodes will be included, click
Hey at DragonCon and Las Vegas
April 21, 2006: According to her official
web page, Virginia Hey will be appearing at both DragonCon
on September 1-4 and at the Star
Trek 40th Anniversary convention in Las Vegas. For a
complete list of who's going to be where, check our
upcoming convention listings!More...
Commentary on Starburst DVD 3.3
April 14, 2006: There's a brand new hidden
commentary on Dog with Two Bones on Starburst DVD
3.3! Thanks to stlscape for passing along the information!
If you can't find the "Easter Egg" (or don't want to take the time to
search for it), click here
Official Convention Tickets on Sale
29, 2006: Creation Entertainment has launched
Official Farscape Convention today. The convention
will be held on November 3-5 in Burbank California.
Gold weekend seating is now available on a first-come
basis, with seating right behind those who signed up
at last year's convention. The price is $359 and
you'll find it near the bottom of the page at Creation's
Farscape page. No news yet on who will be
attending, but we'll keep ya posted. For up-to-date
convention news, go to our Future
Interview with Lani Tupu
April 8, 2006: There's a fun new interview
with Lani Tupu up the German Stargate Project's
Farscape area. Lani talks about everything from Farscape
to what kind of music he enjoys!
2, 2006: We have another update to the Cast and Guests section of the Enscapelopedia! People whose names begin with
E, F and G are now
here to learn more about this huge group of talented
March 31, 2006:
Dolls! ScorpSik has done some gorgeous Sikozu dolls to go
along with her paintings, sketches, anime, and
caricatures. She is a very talented and prolific artist
and Karlsweb is lucky to archive her artwork. From
ScorpSik: "It all started when I paid for one [doll]
to be made in the full orange armour - but what I got was
a load of..." Click
here to see her new works.
Farscape Costumes on eBay
4, 2006: Creation
Entertainment has placed another batch of costumes
& props on eBay. Among the goodies are Aeryn's Scorpy
suit from "Promises" (at left), Crichton's tunic
from "Crichton Kicks" and Javio's gorgeous
Peacekeeper jacket from "Nerve." These auctions
will end on April 10th. Click
here to see the 20-something different items up for
Teeny Stargate/Mitchell Spoiler
28, 2006: At the Stargate convention held in Vancouver
last weekend, Beau Bridges spilled a couple of beans about
an upcoming episode: General Landry (Bridges) invites SG-1
to visit him at his cabin, but for some reason, only
Mitchell (Ben Browder) gets there. Apparantly, Mitchell is
very uncomfortable spending so much one-on-one time with
the general. In another episode, Mitchell spends quite a
bit of time with Vala (Claudia Black). It's not much, but
for Claudia and Ben fans, it's a something to look forward
They Were 'Scaped
March 7, 2006: To find out who this Farscape
actor is and what character she played (along with four
other new updates), check out our
They Were Scaped secton, part of our Behind
the Scenes at Farscape. It's the place to go for all the
things that happened during the making of the show that
weren't seen on the screen.
On Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Brian Henson's
March 23, 2006:
Battleground, an episode of Stephen King's
Nightmares & Dreamscapes directed by Brian Henson,
will air on TNT this summer. In this episode, John
Renshaw (William Hurt), a professional hit man,
successfully murders the CEO of a prestigious toy
company only to face the biggest fight of his life
when a package from the toy company is delivered to
his house with surprising, deadly contents.
to Guest on Lost!
March 28, 2006: Wayne Pygram (Scorpius and
Harvey) will have a guest role on Lost. The episode is
titled "S.O.S." and will air on April 12 at 9:00
pm on ABC. SPOILER:
Here's a short synopsis of the plot: Rose is
surprisingly and vehemently opposed to Bernard's plan to
create an S.O.S. signal; romantic sparks are rekindled
between Jack and Kate when they trek into the jungle to
propose a "trade" with "The Others";
and Locke begins to question his faith in the island.
Click here to see a
schedule of Farscape actors on other shows.
March 16, 2006: Several new conventions have
been added to our Upcoming
Conventions pages so be sure to check and see who'll
be coming to a convention in your area soon! Also, several
Karlswebbers (Barb, AmyJ and toadie) will be at the Vancouver
Stargate convention in a couple of weeks, so look for
lots of pictures and a report on that in our Convention
Wars Coming to SciFi Again
March 9, 2006: SciFi will be showing both
segments of Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars on April 17th
starting at 11 pm eastern! Check out what else will be on
TV during the coming weeks in our Who's
on First section!
Browder Flies with the Thunderbirds!
March 3, 2006: On a recent trip to Nellis Air
Force Base in Nevada, Ben got to fly in the backseat of an
F-16! "...I loved every second of it, and from the
minute we were on final approach I was trying to figure
out, 'How do I get to do this again' and to this day I'm
still trying to figure that out." Read the article at
and in TV
Zone Special #67, now on newsstands.
Elsey Academy Award Article
March 2, 2006: Dave Elsey is on his way to Los
Angeles for the Academy Awards! He was nominated for Achievement
in Makeup for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. The
article appears in today's edition of the Sydney
Morning Herald and we have it archived with loads of
other Farscape-related articles in our Article
March 1, 2006: Southeast Scapers has posted a
new blog by Joe Nazzaro, one of four parts to be posted
during March. Mr. Nazarro has written many articles (the
one he speaks of in his blog you can read
here in our DataStores
section) about Farscape as well as the outstanding
The Creatures of Farscape book. To read the blog, click
First? TV Schedule
February 26, 2006: The March update is ready!
See which Farscape cast and writers have TV showings
during March. Click here for
"Who's on First".
February 26, 2006: Today we have another Artwork
Gallery update from ScorpSik! She's done a montage
titled "Fear Is Good" and we've posted it along
with several in-progress images from this painting. These
are a must see! Go to our Artwork
Gallery to see them along with works from many other
Interviews Shane Briant
February 20, 2006: Shane Briant played the
nasty, evil brain-sucking Kaarvok, the man who twinned
Crichton in "Eat Me", and Kalish Doctor Trayso
Talnell in "Fetal Attraction". Besides his huge
list of acting credits, Mr. Briant is also the author of
several books. Mr. Briant was kind enough to answer
several questions for Karlsweb about his life and career. Click
here to read the interview. For a complete list of
Karlsweb Exclusive Interviews, click
Doing What and Where
February 24, 2006: I've updated our Where Are
They now page with several movies having Farscape alumni
in the cast and on the crew. Check them out here!
February 22, 2006: Our costuming department has
a new contributor! Christopher is an award-winning model
maker who has shared his instructions for creating a model
of Moya from scratch! For step-by-step details of how he
made the Moya model to the left, click
Artwork Gallery Has a New Artist!
February 16, 2006: Today the Karlsweb
Artwork Gallery welcomes Rhys, the creator of gorgeous
models of several of the ships used in Farscape. Among
them are three views of the Peacekeeper Marauder, Talyn, a
Leviathan transport pod and more. We even have one of his
in-progress models, a Scarran Dreadnought!
February 14, 2006: Have you been wanting to
listen to Ben Browder reading Alan Dean Foster's
Interlopers? Well, here's your chance! Buzzy
Multimedia has just moved from New York to North
Carolina and some of the boxes of Interlopers got a little
damaged & dented. The cds are in perfect condition.
However, the box you will receive may be crushed or have
minor tears in the shrink wrap. While supplies last, you
can purchase it for only $9.99! Click
here for more information.
& Lou Elsey Nominated for Oscar!
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today
announced the seven films being considered for Achievement
in Makeup for the 78th Academy Awards®. Included in the
list for Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith are
Creatures Supervisor Dave Elsey, Fabrication Supervisor
Lou Elsey, and Makeup Supervisor Nikki Gooley. The Oscars
will be awarded on March 5, 2006. For a complete list of nominees for
this year's Oscars, click
Read our Four
Questions with Dave Elsey and our exclusive
interview with Dave & Lou's (and Colin Ware and
Rebecca Hunt) Image
Edition 3.3 DVD Announced
February 19, 2006: The latest volume in the
Farscape Starburst DVD series has been announced by ADV
Films. It will contain the last seven episodes of Season
Three along with new commentaries, interviews, and more! Farscape:
Starburst Edition 3.3 will be available everywhere
DVDs are sold on April 11. Click
here for the entire press release.
Black SG-1 Cards
January 6, 2006:
As reported earlier Claudia
Black, who played Vala Mal Doran in Stargate's eighth
season, will be signing for the upcoming Stargate Season 8
trading card set, not once but twice. She'll be signing a
single autograph card as well as a 6-case incentive double
autograph card with Michael Shankes (Daniel Jackson). Also
signing for the Season 8 set are Mel Harris, Isaac Hayes,
Peter Williams, Charles Shaughnessy and others. It will be
available from Rittenhouse
Archives on February 22, 2006.
Vault Produces Plush Farscape
February 12, 2006: Toy Vault is producing
several new Farscape items! There will be two plush
Rygels, a large and a small version, along with a plush
DRD and a plush Scorpius (to snuggle up to as you try
to fall asleep). Karlsweb will have more on these figures
later, but meanwhile, to see images of Rygel, go to figures.com.
Thanks to Lytesabre at Terra
Firma for the tip!
February 6, 2006: For those of you who are fans of
David Franklin (and who isn't?), Creation
Entertainment is offering a DVD from their recent Xena
convention which contains a compilation of scenes from the
live appearances of popular supporting stars including
David Franklin. Be sure to order XE-DVD15, as there are
two different DVDs from hte convention, and only one of
them has David's appearance.
2006 Sparky Awards Winners List
February 14, 2006: The votes are in and the
winners of the 2006 Sparky Farscape Fanfic Awards have
been announced! Congratulations to all of the nominees and
winners and a huge thank you to the Sparky Crew for all of
their hard work in making these awards happen. Click
here for a list of the winners.
of the Dark Crystal Information
February 1, 2006: The Jim Henson Company has
announced information about their upcoming sequel to Dark
Crystal: "Set hundreds of years after the events of
the first movie when the world has once again fallen into
darkness, Power of the Dark Crystal follows the adventures
of a mysterious girl made of fire who, together with a
Gelfling outcast, steals a shard of the legendary Crystal
in an attempt to reignite the dying sun that exists at the
center of the planet." The film will be directed by
Genndy Tartakovsky. For more information, click
December 18, 2005: Farscape
Universe is working on a unique project! They're
hoping that everyone will place a marker on their map
showing where all of us Farscape fans are from. Check
February 13, 2006: This is an interesting
statement from the Wonder-Con
report posted at MoviesOnline: "Valoy's
involvement in the panel was to let us know of the
dealings TokyoPop has with the Jim Henson Company. Coming
this fall is a story-furthering set of three 160 paged "Labyrinth"
graphic novels and an animated "Dark Crystal"
series. The biggest news the gentlemen brought to the
table was the announcement of a "Dark Crystal"
sequel (to be directed by Genndy Tartovski, director of
"Star Wars: Clone Wars") to be here sometime in
2008, and the "Farscape" project the Henson
Co. is currently working on." Hmmm....
Thanks to Nora for passing this along! And be sure to
check our Spoilers
January 27, 2006: We have another fantastic
painting from ScorpSik
for you! Be sure to see all of her work as well as loads
of other artists in our Karlsweb
January 31, 2006 FROM SCIFI WIRE: The CW—the
fledgling network cobbled together from the remains of UPN
and The WB—has pulled the plug on Cult, the
former WB supernatural fantasy series from Farscape
creator Rockne S. O'Bannon, according to The Hollywood
Reporter. To read the article, click
here, and to see what the show would have been like, click
Live Without a Mambo Shirt?
January 21, 2006: Remember the shirt Harvey
wore in "Crackers Don't Matter"? The shirt (and
a load of similar ones) came from an Australian company
who is no
longer making them. But, loudshirtchip
has tons of them for sale! You might also want to check
out his auctions
on eBay. This may be your last chance to get one of
Said What and When
January 19, 2006: Karlsweb's
DataStores is THE place to find transcripts of both
online and print articles from as far back as the last
century! We also have a great
archive of the covers that Farscape's been on through
the years wiht links to several of the articles.
Henson's Dinosaurs Coming to DVD
January 21, 2006 FROM TV SHOWS ON DVD: Because
thundering hordes of fan-osaurs demanded it, Disney and Jim
Henson Productions present DINOSAURS THE COMPLETE
FIRSTAND SECOND SEASONS, available for the first tiem ever
on DVD May 2. Read the complete
you're a Muppet fan, be sure to visit Muppet
Wiki for everything you ever wanted to know about the
Muppets and more. Wikipedia also has a great section on Farscape!
on Rockne S. O'Bannon's Cult
2006: FROM THE
FUTON CRITIC: CULT
(The WB) - Matthew Bomer (Right) has been tapped for the
lead role in the drama project, which has been given the
green light to produce a pilot. Rockne S. O'Bannon (Left)
is behind the Warner Bros. Television-based hour, which
had previously been given a put pilot commitment. Bomer
will play Jeff Sefton, who's described in the casting
notice as: "26. Jeff is a smart, great looking guy
who dropped out of MIT to support his younger brother when
their parents went missing 3 years ago. He presently works
as a pool cleaner in LA so that his brother can attend
college - a sacrifice that Jeff tries to mask with a
smart, wry sense of ironic humor. When his brother, Nate,
goes missing, Jeff discovers Nate's obsession with the tv
series "CULT" and the unsettling subculture of
the show's fans. He enlists Chloe who is a PA on
"CULT" to help get clues about his brother's
disappearance." Also on board is Yves Simoneau
("The 4,400"), who will direct the pilot from a
script by O'Bannon.
At Last! A Karlsweb
Site Map: Karlsweb is a huge, convoluted website - there are pages
here that even I've forgotten about. To see the whole thing in a
here for our new site map.
Karlsweb EnScapelopedia has been a resource for
Farscape fans almost as long as Farscape itself has been
around. It's filled with the people, places and
things of the Farscape universe from "Premier"
through The Peacekeeper Wars. It will always be a
work in progress and I'm adding new entries and updating
old ones almost constantly.
Is This Unmasked Man?
January 6, 2006: To find out who this Farscape
actor is and what character he played, check out our
They Were Scaped secton, part of our Behind
the Scenes at Farscape, the place to go for all the
things that happened during the making of the show that
weren't seen on the screen.
the Scenes at The Peacekeeper Wars
January 10, 2006: Kim Delury, the actor who
played Tarnat in What Was Lost and a Peacekeeper captain
in The Peacekeeper Wars has posted several pictures he
took during the filming of PKW. It's a fun look at what
happens behind the scenes. Click
here for the Farscape area of the website.
Every week we'll be featuring the two episode reviews that correspond to
the two eps shown in syndication the previous weekend.
loads of goodies from some of our favorite Farscape cast members
Few Things to Do
upcoming week is loaded with Farscape-related goodies!
(All times are Eastern)
movie, A Killer Within, will be shown on
Lifetime on the 17th at 9 pm and the 18th at 2
Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars on SciFi on
the 15th at 12am and 2am
Trivia Contest on the 16th to win a Farscape
Starburst 3.1 DVD
for the Sparky Awards will begin during the next few
days. Meanwhile, read the fiction that's been
Stargate SG-1's Ben-centric episode "Collateral
Damage" on Friday at 8pm on SciFi
the Starburst Season Three, Collection 2 DVD, which
will be released on February 14th.
Farscape's "Durka Returns" on WGN at 5pm
on the 14th, and "Won't Get Fooled Again"
on the 16th at 4am
our Who's on First
schedule page for upcoming TV appearances by the
rest of the Farscape cast
January 8, 2006: Karlsweb has had a lot of
pages come and go over the years. Here are a few that you
might enjoy taking another look at.
Polls - Find out who would look best in a bikini
(no, it isn't Rygel)
chat where David Kemper, Ben Browder and Ricky
Manning told the fans about the cancellation for the
FAQ - What was SciFi thinking when it published
Images from Karl
January 3, 2006: It's
been a long time, but Karl has completed some new images!
Each is for a Farscape season five episode-that- never-was
(or never would have been) and is directly from Karl's
imagination. You'll find them in our Farscape
Visual Datastores section.
with Ben Browder at SciFi Wire
2006: Ben praises Claudia Black, hopes for more
Farscape, and tells who would win a fight between John
Crichton and Cameron Mitchell (his SG-1 character). Read
the full interview here.
Interview with Ben Browder at GateWorld
January 6, 2006: GateWorld has posted their
long-ago promised interview with Ben Browder. The
interview is available in both high and low bandwidth for
the Windows Media Player and there's also a transcript
here for the interview.
Interviews Ben Browder
January 4, 2006: In an exclusive interview
titled CAM-ALOT A CHARACTER, Ben talks to EclipseMagazine
about his first year on Stargate SG-1. In case the above
link doesn't work, the article is archived here.
Sponsors Farscape DVD Giveaway
2006: Mark your calendars! Chip Schneider of ADV has
devised a Farscape trivia contest to find two fans who can
answer all the questions he throws at them. The first two
Scapers to answer all the questions correctly will win a
copy of the Farscape Starburst 3.1 DVD The contest begins
on January 16th at the Southeast
Wins IGN's Best SciFi Actress!
December 28, 2005: From
Website: "A fan favorite from the now canceled Farscape, Claudia
Black moved over to SG-1 with newcomer Ben Browder (also
from Farscape) while Amanda Tapping recovered from having
her baby. Her stint was only a handful of episodes long
(around 5-7 in total), but since her leaving she has been
sorely missed by those who loved her portrayal of the
character Vala. Vala was funny, flirty, dangerous, and
worked well with all of the other characters…especially
Daniel Jackson. The demand of the fans has been so great,
next year she will officially join the cast as a full-time
member. We already wish that day were now."
Runner-up: Amanda Tapping, Summer Glau.
30, 2005: Where
are they now? The cast and crew of Farscape have been, are, or will be doing some very
interesting work! Here's a look at what's happening with some of our favorite people!
UPDATED: Updates to
the page are in this lovely shade of orange.
Egraine has posted even more of what the cast and guests are doing
now on the Terra
so be sure to check there, also.
Girls, Boys and Technicolor Aliens
November 10, 2005: UPDATED
WITH LINKS TO ARTICLES For a while, Farscape
was (and hopefully will be again) the darling of genre
magazines in the US, and the UK, with a few from Germany
for good measure. Karlsweb's
Visual Datastores takes a look back at the huge array
of Farscape covers through the years.
Within Comes to TV
27, 2005 UPDATE: Here's your chance to catch Ben Browder's
movie A Killer Within on TV next month! It will be
shown on Lifetime on January 17th at 9 pm and on January
18th at 2:00 pm. Times are Eastern, so check your local
schedules. For more of your favorite cast members on TV,
check Karlsweb's Who's on First
28, 2005 UPDATE: Also,
most of the Farscape main cast will be appearing in various other
shows during January. Claudia & David Franklin are in
Xena, almost everybody is in The Lost World, and even the
writers have several non-Farscape shows coming up. Click
here for a complete schedule.
Wars on SciFi's Schedule Again
December 27, 2005: Once again, the SciFi
Channel has Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars listed on their
schedule. The dates & times are Jan 15 at 12 am (part
1) and 2 am (part 2). A month or so ago, they had it
listed for several showings, but removed it at the last
minute. Hopefully, this time it will actually be shown.
Edition DVD Season 3: Collection 2
December 28, 2005: ADV Films has announced the
goodies in the upcoming Farscape DVD, Starburst 3.2, which will be
available for preordering on January 17th. It will contain
the middle eight eps of season 3: "Green Eyed
Monster" through "Icarus Abides". Two
commentaries will be included, but they're not new. Ben
Browder & Tony Tils for "Green Eyed Monster"
and Lani Tupu & Peter Andrikidis for
"Relativity". For more on this DVD, check out ADV's
website. To compare various DVD versions'
commentaries, click here.
Farscape Book Reviewed
December 30, 2005: Farscape Forever!: Sex,
Drugs and Killer Muppets is a fantastic book. I was about
to write my own review of the book when I did a search on Google
and found that Nick Queen of WorldViews
had done one already. Since he said everything I wanted to
say, only better, I've borrowed his review for Karlsweb.
If the link to WorldViews
doesn't work, I've archived the review at Karlsweb's
Pages Are Back!
December 18, 2005: At long last the famous Karlsweb
Costuming pages are back! Here you can see what other
fans have done in making their own Farscape cosutmes, and
even better, learn how they did it! Also, be sure to check
out Pulse Gun 101 and other Peacekeeper tech, three pages
of Farscape aliens, and several "other critters"
from other science fiction TV shows and movies.
December 22, 2005: We have another fantastic
update to our Artwork
Gallery from ScorpSik! She's sent us the last four
pictures from her Evolution series and they have to be
seen to be believed! Be sure to check out all four pages
from this talented artist!
Black to Sign for Stargate Cards
December 3, 2005: According to Robert Kohlbus,
a representative for Rittenhouse Archives, Claudia Black,
who played Vala Mal Doran, will be signing for the
upcoming Stargate Season 8 trading card set. "The
single signed version of Claudia Black's autograph card
will be pack inserted." Although unconfirmed, this
probably means that there will be a double autograph card
given to dealers as a multi-case incentive. Mr. Kohlbus
also said, "Ben Browder is not signing for this set
as he does appear until season 9." Also signing for
the Season 8 set are Mel Harris, Isaac Hayes, Peter
Williams, Charles Shaughnessy and others. It will be
available on February 22, 2006.
Annual Jim Henson Honors
December 22, 2005: Four honorees were selected
for the inaugural Jim Henson Honors Awards, among them JK
Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books and
the virtal band The Gorillaz. Read the complete press
Black No Longer Listed for Stargate Conventions
December 19, 2005: According to Creation
Entertainment's website, Claudia Black is listed as
unconfirmed for the Stargate Burbank convention on
November 17 and the Stargate Chicago convention on August
25th. She has cancelled outright her appearance in
Secaucus NJ for November 3. Check out our Upcoming
Conventions page to keep up to date on who's going to
be where in the near future.
up on Rockne S. O'Bannon's SeaQuest DSV
December 19, 2005: From December 26th through
the 29th, SciFi will be running SeaQuest DSV marathons
from 8am to 5pm each day. The show originally ran from
1993-1996 and starred Roy Scheider as Capt. Nathan
Bridger. Kent McCord (Jack Crichton) was a frequent guest.
The first season is now out on DVD.
DVD Will Be Out on Tuesday
December 18, 2005: For those of us waiting for the
Serenity DVD, the wait is nearly over! It will be released
on December 20th. The release will feature a commentary by
writer/director Joss Whedon, deleted scenes and outtakes,
as well as several other goodies.
True or not,
the possibility of a Farscape movie has been linked to the
success of Serenity, and since the movie was super anyway,
this DVD would be a great Christmas gift for anyone (or
everyone) on your Christmas list!
3, 2005: Rockne S. O'Bannon's The
Triangle will begin its 3-night run beginning on
Monday, December 5th at 9pm. It centers on a team of
experts hired to get to the bottom of the disappearances
in the Bermuda Triangle and stars Sam Neil, Catherine Bell
and Lou Diamond Phillips among others. It will continue on
Tuesday the 6th and Wednesday the 7th. Be sure to check
out our "Who's on First"
section for a complete listing on when the Farscape cast
& writers will be on TV in the near future.
December 3, 2005: We have more fantastic
artwork for you from ScorpSik and from John! Farscape isn't just about a television program, it's also about the
people who love it. Be sure to check out some of the work that these
talented artists have created to celebrate their love