OFFICIALLY FOR SALE
29, 2003 From Reuters: Giant media company Vivendi
Universal officially hoisted a for-sale sign over its
American entertainment empire on Tuesday, smashing the
Hollywood dream of a French firm that slid from boom to
Other reported suitors
for Vivendi Universal Entertainment include huge media
company Viacom Inc. the NBC television network owned by
General Electric Co. , and cable TV magnate John Malone's
Liberty Media Corp.
here to read the article.
HEY CANCELS SCAPERCON
April 25, 2003: Unfortunately,
due to a scheduling conflict, Virginia Hey has cancelled her appearance at ScaperCon this year. However, there are plenty of
other Farscape guests who will be
appearing including Lani Tupu, David Franklin, Jonathan Hardy, Wayne Pygram and Bianca
For more about Farscape-related conventions, check out our Future Conventions
FARSCAPE COMIC CONTEST
April 23, 2003: Save Farscape has
announced a Farscape Comic Contest in which you get to choose a caption on a new strip
There are a few rules to follow and prizes for the winner and runner ups. Check it out
HEY ADDED TO DRAGON*CON
April 23, 2003: Virginia Hey will
join Jonathan Hardy, Anthony Simcoe and Lani Tupu as a guest at Dragon*Con in Atlanta in August.
For more information, check out our Future Conventions
DETAILS ON BEN BROWDER'S CSI:MIAMI
April 22, 2003: The details of Ben
Browder's guest role in CSI:Miami have been posted on TV Guide's website. Thanks to Caillan from CSI Files for the heads up!
Speedle and Delko are present when a trendy nightclub catches fire,
apparently from a deejay's pyrotechnics display, killing 16 people and injuring dozens
of others. But the ensuing investigation reveals it may have been arson to cover up a
murder. Also: Horatio probes the death of a prostitute who is found dead in a judge's
bathroom in his home. D.J.: William Lee Scott. Danny: Ben Browder. Haid: Richard Edson.
Veronica: Lisa Gerber. Connie: Jaclyn Gutierrez. Jameson: John F. O'Donohue. Ojeda:
TRADING CARD IMAGES
16, 2003: Thanks to Rittenhouse
Archives, we now have images of most of the
autograph cards as well as all the costume cards for
the upcoming Season Four set. Release date has been
moved up a week to May 14th. Click
here to continue.
BLACK POSTS ON SCIFI BB
14, 2003 From
the SciFi BB:
is a quick e-mail to see if my handle and password still
work. It feels like an eternity since I have posted on
this site. But old habbits die hard. I wanted to touch
base with all our Scapers and say hi. I hope you are all
doing well and do not feel too scarred by the demise of
the show. Life trundles on . Goodness knows what awaits us
am sure you will forgive my absense from this board. Last
time I tried to post was shortly after the news that
season 5 would not be going ahead. Try as I might, the
post would not go through. Fingers crossed for this one.
me know you are out there.... and I will post back soon.Thinking
of you all,
April 10, 2003: We've updated our
DVD page to include the newest DVDs, when they're being released and where. To continue, Click Here.
SCORES; "TREMORS" SHAKY
2003 From Variety via The
premiere of "Scare Tactics," the Shannen
Doherty-hosted series that plays ghoulish pranks on
unsuspecting people, chalked up solid Nielsens for the Sci
Fi Channel on Friday. But the second week of the network's
new "Tremors: The Series" fell off considerably
the same night after a stellar debut.
good news: "Scare Tactics" brought in 2.16
million total viewers for its two back-to-back original
half-hours April 4 at 10 p.m., numbers 50% higher than Sci
Fi's primetime average. Program also funneled more people
18 to 49 -- 1.37 million -- to the network than any other
original series premiere in Sci Fi's history.
On the other
hand, "Tremors" harvested 2.43 million total
viewers over two hours during its two-episode premiere
week, but the series managed to deliver only 1.6 million a
week later from 9-10 p.m. Dropoff may
cause Sci Fi to reschedule the Wednesday primetime repeat
of the "Tremors" episode, which now comes just
two days before the new episode airs.
NEW BBC INTERVIEW!
April 7, 2003: Ricky Manning gets
his second interview with the BBC today! It's a fairly long interview and you can either
read it or view the video clips with RealPlayer.
Click Here to go to the interview.
Thanks to both Bazza and Ann from the BBC
for passing this along!
VIRGINIA HEY INTERVIEW
01, 2003: The BBC posted a new interview with Virginia
Hey in which she talks about being blue, acting opposite
Rygel, Zhaan's future, the cancellation and more. Click
Here to read the interview.
Thanks to Bazza for passing this along!
TWO MORE SCI-FI CHANNEL PRESS RELEASES
2003 Press Release: SciFi Alters Reality with Slate of New Projects
Press Release: Original Action on Your Couch Every
to read both of these press releases.
MINISERIES MAXIMIZE SCI
April 01, 2003 From
The Hollywood Reporter: Taken
with the ratings success of "Steven Spielberg
Presents Taken," Sci Fi Channel is in discussions
with DreamWorks to team on another big-budget miniseries. Click
Here to continue.
SCI FI IS THE HOTTEST CHANNEL ON TV
April 01, 2003: At least according to the Sci Fi
Channel. In a Sci Fi Channel press release received a short while ago, Sci Fi says that
its 11-month ratings streak beats all cable and broadcast stations. It recently
completed it's best first quarter and its best March ever. Click Here to read the rest of their self-congratulary
GIGI'S SECRETS ARE REVEALED
30, 2003: Gigi and her father, Michael, are the subject of a super interview in
today's Sunday Herald Sun. Gigi talks about Farscape and her new role in The
Secret Life of Us, a popular Australian TV show.
From the Herald Sun by Garry Williams: MICHAEL Edgley's daughter is about
to eclipse her father in the fame stakes.
Gigi Edgley, 25, makes her debut in The Secret Life Of Us next week, a role that
could put her at the top of the celebrity circuit in Australia.
SFX READERS' AWARDS NOMINATIONS
March 26, 2003: Farscape has been
nominated in a whopping number of categories this year in the SFX Readers Awards! The
show itself was nominated for Best SF/Fantasy TV Show. Both Claudia and Ben were
nominated in the Best Actor/Actress and in the Sexiest Man/Woman categories. Claudia is
also nominated in the "Who would
you use as the basis for your Clone Army?" category
The Sci-Fi Channel gets a nod for the
Minority Report Award as the person who should be stopped for committing future crimes,
and the Farscape cancellation is listed under the "Worst thing to happen to SF and
Fantasy in 2002" category.
Farscape Magazine also got a nomination as
did the Farscape Companion book.
to read the full list of categories and nominees.
BEN BROWDER CONFIRMED FOR CSI MIAMI
April 16, 2003: According to the CSI Files
website, Ben's agent has
confirmed his upcoming guest appearance in CSI Miami. According to the article, Wayne
Pygram first spilled the beans at a convention in Portland, OR a short time ago. Click Here to
read the article.
Thanks to Christine for the heads-up on
31, 2003 From today's Sydney
Confidential: FARSCAPE update, #2349.6: Confidential
understands that Brascape – the latest campaign in which female fans of the axed cult
show are sending their intimate garments to Sci-Fi Channel head Bonnie Hammer – is
progressing well. More than 200 bras have hit Ms Hammer's desk. Thanks
to Don for passing this along.
31, 2003 In an article in the latest issue of Cult
Times, John Binns gives his ideas about the final season
and the cancelation of Farscape. To read what he has to
here to continue.
CHANNEL DOUBLES DRAMATIC SERIES DEVELOPMENT
31, 2003 SciFi Press Release: SCI FI Channel,
already a leader in original dramatic series in cable,
announced today that it has doubled its series development
for '04-'05. Click
Here to continue.
TOUGH PIGS REVIEWS
March 29, 2003: If you've never been to "Tough Pigs",
now is the time to go. Danny Horn, the webmaster, jumped into the show at the beginning
of Season Four and reviewed each of the episodes. His reviews are for the most part
hilarious, and sometimes they have quite a bite so make sure to bring your sense of
humor. Here's an excerpt from his "Bad Timing" review:
"Well, stay tuned for Battlestar F***ing
Galactica, I guess.
just adds insult to injury, doesn't it? I mean, it's bad enough that they go and cancel
the only show on the Sci-Fi Channel that I have the slightest interest in watching. Then
they have to take that money and put it into shows based on the 1970's. They just showed
a miniseries on Children of Dune, from 1976. Next up is a miniseries based on
Riverworld, which was 1971. And they take this moment -- the series finale of Farscape
-- to spring the news on us that after that, they're doing a remake of Battlestar F***ing Galactica. Hey, I
thought science fiction was supposed to be looking to the future. Wha happen?"
to read his review of Bad Timing and then be sure to read the rest of the reviews.
BBC INTERVIEWS HENSON'S JULIET BLAKE
March 25, 2003 Excerpt: "...Once
a network makes its mind up that it’s going to move forward in a different direction,
it’s very hard to bring that show back to life because the actors have moved on, a lot
of the writers have moved on. I think we as a company in some ways have moved on."
In answer to a question about a movie, Ms.
Blake had this to say: "I wouldn’t say it’s planned, but we are thinking about
it and looking at how we could do it and what the economics would be, and thinking about
whether we will do that."
Click Here to read the full interview.
NEW SECTION - OLD ARTICLES
April 5, 2003: Perhaps you
read some of these magazine articles when they first appeared, perhaps not. In any case, hop into the
wayback machine and enjoy some memorable
articles from the early days of Farscape. Click here to read the
SAVE FARSCAPE INFORMATION
March 23, 2003: Now that Season Four is finished
it's time to really set to work to save our show! You'll find loads of information in
our save Farscape pages:
Contacts: Who to
contact, where, and how.
Transcripts: Loads of chats and interviews
Articles: Links to nearly 200 articles about the cancellation and more!
March 28, 2003 From the Chicago
"Tremors" (8 p.m., Sci Fi
Channel): Michael Gross, who's come a long way from "Family Ties," reprises
his movie role in this series version of the crummy horror flicks about graboids,
shriekers and other bizarre vermin in Perfection Valley. How much tequila was downed
while coming up with this concept originally?
Sounds like must-see TV, doesn't it?
March 23, 2003: SciFi's website has a new article in
which some of the Farscape folk talk about their favorite scenes. Several people are
conspicuous by their absence - could SciFi be thinking of running a part 2 to this
story? Click Here to continue.
2003: We've just received the ratings for Bad
Timing and the rest of the Friday night programs from
a reliable source:
9:00 Stargate: 1.8
10:00 Tracker: 1.2
11:00 Stargate: 1.2
12:00 Farscape: 1.0
NEW FARSCAPE STORY BY
22, 2003: The BBC's Farscape site has posted an
excerpt from a Rockne S. O'Bannon story that will appear
in the final issue of Farscape Magazine. Click
Here to read the excerpt from Horizons, which
"...takes place long after the end of Season
Four." Thanks to Bazza for passing this along!
ARTICLE FARSCAPE UNPLUGGED
25, 2003: David Kemper, Ben Browder and Claudia Black
come clean about Sci-Fi and the cancellation in SFX #103,
on the stands now in the UK, in a few weeks in the USA.
According to Paul
Simpson, the writer of the article, it's
"edgier" than previous interviews on the
Here are a
couple of excerpts from the article:
Looking back, David Kemper notes
that, “It was rancorous from the beginning, to a degree.” Although the Sci-Fi
Channel gave the show a two season pick up at the start of October 2001, there were some
considerable strings attached, most important of which was that the show needed to widen
On Sci-Fi’s publicity: “They
brought in a new team of people and we understood from the get-go that they didn’t
understand the show or like the show.” Sci-Fi wanted a bigger audience. Kemper says
that it was Sci-Fi’s job to get the audience, Farscape’s job to hold it.
"What you have is a network that
only has two original programmes cancelling 50% of its line up and it's the one that got
To order the magazine, Click Here to go to the SFX website.
TALKS ABOUT ARTIFEX CARDS
March 16, 2003: In her
latest newsletter to her fans, Virginia Hey talks about her ArtiFEX drawings for
the release of Farscape: Season Four trading cards. Click
Here to read what she has to say.
March 22, 2003: There's a very touching Farscape
farewell over at sciforums. The author put a lot of thought and effort into the post.
Most of the choices for best/worst are exactly what I'd have chosen. Click
Here to check it out. Thanks to DRD457 for passing this along!
NEW MAGAZINE ARTICLES
March 20, 2003: There are several new articles about Farscape in the
media lately. To keep up-to-date, Click Here
to check out out our "Specials" section.
DISNEY MAY ACQUIRE HENSON
March 20, 2003 From
The New York Times: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Mickey Mouse and Kermit the Frog may be joining forces.
Michael Eisner, chairman of The Walt Disney Co., hinted Wednesday that a Disney purchase
of the Jim Henson Co., whose cast of characters includes Miss Piggy, could happen soon. Click Here
March 24, 2003: If you live in the northeast and
want to meet David Franklin (Braca) here's your chance. He'll be appearing at I-Con 22
this coming weekend (March 28-30) at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY. Click Here to go to the convention's
FARSCAPE GETS MENTIONED IN "USER FRIENDLY"
March 20, 2003: Farscape is the subject of
today's User Friendly comic strip. Click Here to check it out! Thanks to Daniel & Christine for passing this
BEN BROWDER BIDS FAREWELL TO FARSCAPE
March 18, 2003: TV Guide's
Insider column has a new interview with Ben Browder today. Among other
things, he talks about the end of the series and John Crichton's development
over Farscape's four year run. Click Here to
read the article.
LOST IN 'SCAPE
March 17, 2003: This month's issue
of Non-Sport Update, the
magazine for non-sport trading card collectors, has an excellent article about Farscape
by Scott Thomas Also included in the issue is NSU the exclusive P2 promo card.
Karlsweb has reprinted the article (with permission) but you'll need to buy the magazine
to get the promo. Click Here to read the article.
March 20, 2003: Three part, six-hour miniseries Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune, which
debuted this past Sunday at 9 p.m. on Sci Fi Network delivered an average 2.41 household
rating (with 2.7 million total viewers). Comparatively, this makes the miniseries the
third most watched original program in the history of the cable network.
March 21, 2003: TV Guide reviews tonight's
episode.After viewing the series finale of Farscape, I retrieved my stomach from my throat,
scratched my head and thought, "What was that?" Click Here
to read the article.
March 17, 2003: Matt Roush has
another Farscape-supporting answer in the Roush Room area of TV Guide's website. He's
not to enthralled with Tremors, either. Click Here to
read the article.
DILLER RESIGNS VIVENDI POST
18, 2003: Barry Diller, the chairman of Vivendi Universal's entertainment division,
announced Wednesday that he would resign the post, according to Megan Larson.
Vivendi Universal is in the process of selling its entertainment outlets, which include
USA Networks, The Sci Fi Channel, Universal Studios and its theme parks.
For more articles on this subject, Click Here.
SCI-FI NETWORK vs. "THE
March 17, 2003 From The Mercury
News: The amateur
commercial sprang from a home computer to the Internet and television screens in about
two dozen U.S. cities, including the Twin Cities.
"I am Farscape," several ordinary-looking
people intone. Save "Farscape," the spot implores. Click Here to continue...
March 16, 2003: The Boston Globe
ran an article today about the SciFi Channel, Farscape and science fiction in general. Click Here to read the article.
THREE MENTIONS IN TV GUIDE!
March 14, 2003: Farscape gets three
mentions in TV Guide this week! The first is on page 1 in "What You Have to Watch
This Week." The insider features Farscape on page 8 and on page 152, it's in
Friday's Close-Up section. SPOILERS! Click here to read
the articles and see the photos that were with them. SPOILERS!
BONNIE, ONE MORE TIME
March 14, 2003: In an article in
the Seattle Post Intelligence, Bonnie Hammer has this to say: "Our viewers out
there today are very different from the image and perception of what Sci Fi viewers are
supposed to be," she said. "People used to think Sci Fi's viewers were all
these young geek boys who stay home and play computer games all day, and all night, and
that's all there was. We found that wasn't true at all." Click Here
to read the rest of the article.
HELP SAVE AERYN!
8, 2003: The Commando Aeryn action figure is in danger of being cancelled, but Toy Vault
has come up with a possible solution. If it comes down to the wire, instead of canceling
the figure altogether, there’s a chance they might produce a small quantity of them
for a premium price - $29.95.
Help us show Toy
Vault how much you would love to get your hands on this incredible collector's item. Fill out our anonymous survey today!
For more images and
information on this and other Farscape Action figures please go to Newscape's Action Figures pages.
TICKETS ON SALE FOR BURBANK CONVENTION
March 10, 2003: Creation Entertainment has just
put gold weekend tickets for the Official Farscape Convention on sale. The convention
will be held November 21-23, 2003 at the Burbank Hilton Hotel. So far, no announcements
have been made about any guests at the convention. Click on the banner above for more
BBC INTERVIEWS "SAVE
March 10, 2003: Appropriately
enough since the final episode aired today in the UK, the
BBC has posted an interview with the "leading lights
of the Save Farscape Campaign." You can either read
the interview or watch it with RealPlayer. Click
Here for the interview.
MORE AUTOGRAPHS ADDED TO SEASON FOUR
March 7, 2003: Rittenhouse
Archives has announced that three more autographs have been added to "Farscape:
Season 4 Trading Cards" scheduled for release in April. Click
Here to continue.
FARSCAPE NOMINATED FOR THREE SATURNS!
Best Actress in a TV Series
Syndicated Cable TV Series
Best Actor in a TV Series
March 6, 2003: Other nominees for best series are Andromeda, Dead Zone, Jeremiah and Stargate
SG-1. For more information on the awards and the nominees, Click Here to go to Cinescape's
UK DVD 4.2 INFORMATION
3, 2003 Contender
has updated their website with information on their second
season four DVD. The release date is April 7th and it will
include the second five episodes of Season Four. Click
here for more information on this and other DVDs to be
March 4, 2003: The BBC's website has
recently put up a group of 20 different posters created by artist Arne Ratermanis for
the Save Farscape campaign. You can send these fantastic images as postcards or download
them to use as desktop wallpaper.
Next week there will be a piece from Save Farscape
campaigners and perhaps a "doozy of a Virginia Hey interview."
Thanks to Bazza and to Ann for passing along these
March 4, 2003: If you've been playing the
Farscape Role-Playing Game, you might want to check out Alderac's website. They've
recently set up a Farscape Discussion Forum and have added loads of new downloads and
game enhancements. Among them are 19 new lifeforms, 10 new planets and 19
AERYN ACTION FIGURE, UPDATE # 803697652
March 5, 2003:
It seems that yesterday's article was misread by some people that the Aeryn Action
Figure has been cancelled. As the article yesterday stated, the figure has been PUT
ON HOLD, which does NOT mean that it has been cancelled. If sales on the
Farscape Reunited figures are not high enough, the figure will be cancelled, but it has
not been cancelled yet. If the figure is released, it will be out in May, but Toy
Vault has not begun production on the figure and they won't begin production until they
get some orders from retailers, who are shy about ordering merchandise from a show that
has been cancelled. Click Here to read yesterday's
I hope this clears up any misconceptions due to the
misreading of the original article.
SCIFI SHOWING FARSCAPE RERUNS
March 1, 2003: SciFi has finally updated their
schedulebot with April's listings. Beginning on March 31 at 12:00 am, and continuing
each Sunday through Thursday at the same time, Farscape episodes will run in order,
beginning with Premier. Also, Season Four episodes will begin re-running every
Friday morning at 5:00 am.
Click Here to see the whole schedulebot for April
Once again, thanks to Bazza for passing along this