COMPUTER GAME NEWS
27, 2002: Since Red
Lemon, the company producing the Farscape computer game has gone
into voluntary liquidation (read the full story here),
fans who have been waiting for the game have been worried that
it may not come to market.
to Tony McBride, a former employee of Red Lemon who posted on
the alt.tv.farscape newsgroup, a "complete version of
Farscape (PC) was ready for duplication (after extensive
testing) so there is a pretty good chance S&S [Simon &
Schuster, the publisher of the game] will continue with the
is taking preorders on the game, which they say will be released
on August 7th. Their price is $39.99. The game can only be
shipped within the USA at this time.
is currently working on two new pieces of Farscape artwork. Farscape III
is shown above, and they also have Farscape II, a beautiful battle
scene, that they hope to resume work on.
"Announcing the third in our Farscape series Farscape III by Keith Paul
(work in progress - concept not finalized) Tentative Release Date -
April, 2002 Farscape II - The Second in Our Farscape Series
- A battle scene - is under development.Keep checking back for updates!"
Also in the works:
London Postcard Company
is going to have a second set of Farscape postcards coming out soon.
Crescendo Records is currently discussing a second CD of music from
Farscape. No date yet, but when I know more, you'll know more.
to see everyone (and I do mean everyone) who brings
you the show we all love? Click on the picture for a
much larger view.
are going to be some comings and goings this year on
the Farscape set. Check out the Spoilers
Page for some other interesting infromation.
According to David Kemper's article in Farscape
Magazine #4, here's what's happening:
Taylor is being promoted to Associate Producer
for the 4th season
Parker (Line Producer) is leaving and Anne
Bruning is coming in for the job
new writers are coming aboard, two of them are
Emily Skopov and Sophie Hopkins
may even be some new female characters," but he
didn't say if they’d be regular cast or guests
OF EPISODE 4:02
13, 2002: If you want to know what's going to happen in
Friday's Episode 4.02, What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice,
Here are a couple of reviews you can check out. Remember, these
reviews are loaded with "spoilers."
dop WINS AWARD
16, 2002: Cinematographer Russell Bacon, Farscape's Director
of Photography, was presented with the prestigious Milli Award
for Australian Cinematographer of the Year by Australian acting
legend and star of the telefeature Jack Thompson for his work on
the telefeature My Brother Jack. He also won the award
for Telefeatures, TV Drama and Mini Series for the same
FARSCAPE WOMEN ARE "IT"
20, 2002: Entertainment Weekly
has announced 2002's IT List, a catalog of who's hot and getting hotter. The Ladies
of Farscape are listed as the IT Sci-Fi Babes and there's an online
with little sound bites from each of the women. Except The Old Woman. Why
didn't the include The Old Woman? She's got to be a babe to somebody. Well, maybe
not. But there will be more about the IT List in the June 28th issue of
Entertainment Weekly Magazine.
SHATNER'S FULL MOON FRIGHT NIGHT
June 13, 2002: Effective July 20 at 11
p.m. ET, William Shatner will begin hosting Full Moon Friday Night, a series of 13 B
level horror flicks on the Sci Fi Channel. Each of the 13 titles comes from horror
movie maven Charles Brand and his company, Full Moon Pictures
show, called "William Shatner's Full Moon Fright
Night," will show films described as "not quite Oscar
to the Sci-Fi Channel, Shatner won't just sit there and
introduce the movies, he will "personally re-enact"
some gruesome moment from that night's film. Sci-Fi Channel
hopes he will play his scenes with the same vigor as he played
Captain Kirk in the classic "Star Trek."
will also have guests on the show.
join nascar...sort of
7, 2002: The
Muppets will make their NASCAR racing debut on Sunday, July 14,
2002 at Chicago’s Chicagoland Speedway. Young NASCAR stars
Jeremy Mayfield and Casey Atwood along with seasoned veterans
Rudd, Johnny Benson, Jimmy Spencer as well as NASCAR Winston Cup
Champions Jarrett, Bobby Labonte and Bill Elliott will race with
drivers will join the Muppets for their second race appearance
beginning on July 18, 2002 in Denver. The Muppets will ride
aboard top fuel dragsters, funny cars and a pro stock bike. NHRA
aces Whit Bazemore, Craig Treble, Tony Pedregon and Andrew Cowin
each will race with a Muppet character. In this race, Pedregon
will team up with Animal™ in a funny car owned by 11-time
champion John Force. Meanwhile, top fuel dragster champion
Shirley Muldowney and Pepe the King Prawn will burn up the track
in Indianapolis on August 28, 2002
a collaborative effort among The Jim Henson Company, the
drivers, their teams and sponsors, Action Performance designed
the special paint schemes for the 14 Muppet race cars from
NASCAR, NHRA®, and the World of Outlaws series; The Muppet Show™
25th Anniversary car; the drivers' uniforms; and helmets. Action
Performance is also producing the replica die-cast collectible
versions of the actual cars.
more information, check out the action-performance
12, 2002: Congratulations to everyone on Farscape for their
Saturn Award. For the second year in a row, Farscape wins the
award for the Best
Syndicated/Cable Television Series, triumphing over such
shows as Witchblade and it's Friday night companion, Stargate
SG-1. You guys ROCK!
special congratulations to Ben Browder for winning a
well-deserved Best Actor in a Television
Series. Way to go, Ben!
a list of nominees in the categories Farscape was listed, check
out our Archives
Page, and for a complete list of winners, go to Cinescape's
HENSON RESIGNS AS CHAIRMAN
4, 2002: (From The
Hollywood Reporter) Brian Henson
is stepping down from his post as chairman of the Jim
Henson Co. after nearly 12 years as the head of the company
founded in 1955 by his late father, Jim Henson. On Thursday,
Brian Henson said he has been thinking about stepping away from
the management responsibilities at the company ever since it was
acquired two years ago by the German
media concern EM.TV & Merchandising.
then, it's just been more and more clear to me that I want to
focus 100% of my efforts on directing and producing movies and
television," Henson said.
Henson announced his decision to
Henson Co. staffers Thursday in a companywide e-mail that also
reiterated what he believes are the core values of the company
that is home to Kermit the Frog and the rest of the Muppet clan.
Last but not least on the list of Muppet maxims was "When
in doubt, throw penguins," which Henson cited as an example
of the company's commitment to "never take itself too
seriously and to always embrace a sense of humor."
But in fact, the Henson Co.
face serious questions about its future. EM.TV has been shopping
for a new buyer for Henson for the past year, ever since EM.TV's
stock price collapsed and legal investigations were instigated
in Germany into its accounting and business practices.
It's understood that the Henson
Co. has drawn interest from the Walt Disney Co. -- which
acquired Henson 12 years ago but then scrapped the deal after a
long legal battle -- and AOL Time Warner, among others, but so
far none has been willing to meet EM.TV's asking price of about
Sources indicated that Henson's
resignation was not spurred by any imminent acquisition
agreement, though Allen & Co., the investment bank handling
the sale of Henson, is expected to solicit a new round of bids
for the company within the next two weeks. There are indications
that EM.TV's asking price may have eased to the $150
million-$175 million range, which could open the door to a
management buyout of the company proposed by Henson president
and CEO Charles Rivkin.
Rivkin declined comment on the
status of the sale process. In a statement regarding Henson's
decision to step down as chairman, Rivkin called him "one
of the most talented and creative individuals in our industry
who has helped position the Jim Henson Co. as a leading family
Indeed, Henson literally grew up
at the Jim Henson Co., working alongside his father from the
time he was 6 years old. He took over as president and CEO after
Jim Henson's death in May 1990, then was named chairman and CEO
in 1995 when Rivkin was promoted to president and chief
operating officer. When the company was sold to EM.TV in
February 2000, Rivkin took on the CEO title.
Brian Henson will remain an
executive producer on the Henson-produced Sci Fi Channel series
"Farscape" and the upcoming Muppet holiday movie in
the works for NBC. He's also developing two feature projects
through Jim Henson Pictures, which is headed by his sister, Lisa
farscape music mp3
can download two excerpts of Guy Gross's outstanding
compositions from Into the Lion's Den, Part 2: Wolf in
Sheep's Clothing from SciFi's Farscape
section. The titles are Salva Me (2.7 MB) and Lacrimosa (2MB).
The Music is performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir.
you're waiting for them to download, hop over to Amy's
Questions with Guy Gross and read about the man and his
Networks, Inc. said on Tuesday its shareholders approved the sale of its cable
network and television production properties to Vivendi Universal for at least $10.3
billion. This includes USA Network and the Sci-Fi Channel. The deal is expected to
close in early May.
in 2003, Sci Fi will show four major original movies/miniseries
per year. Some of ones in development are:
of Dune - (six hours) with Susan Sarandon (who won an oscar
for her role in Dead Man
Walking) playing Wensicia,
a ruthless princess
being out of production since April 2001, Scifi,
the official magazine of the Sci Fi Channel
Media’s contract to produce The Sci-Fi Channel Magazine
ended last April and no further contract was reached between
them and the Sci Fi Channel. Since then, the magazine has been
in limbo with no new issues being published. Recently, the Sci
Fi Channel took over the magazine themselves and their first
new issue is now on the market.
2002 page 58
February 2002 issue has an article on
Farscape. Ben Browder and David Kemper talk
about Farscape's first three seasons - no
Editor-in-Chief, Scott Edelman, promises
that this time out the magazine will be more
focused on the Sci Fi Channel's
programming, including Farscape and several
original movies and miniseries that are in
magazine will be published bi-monthly.