CSI: MIAMI IMAGES AVAILABLE
May 6, 2003: Last night's CSI: Miami featured Ben Browder in his
first role since Farscape was cancelled. We have loads of images from the show available
for you to download. Click Here to
go to the image files.
As far as CSI: Miami goes, let me just say
that if Farscape had been as badly written and plotted as this show was, none of us
would be here now.
There are two new Ben Browder interviews
regarding Farscape and his role on CSI: Miami, one at SciFi
Wire and the other at TV Guide
Online. Thanks to Europa Europa!
CSI MIAMI IN THE UK
June 27, 2003:
On Saturday, June 28th, UK viewers will be able to watch "Tinder Box" the
CSI: Miami episode in which Ben Browder guest stars. It will be shown at 21:00 on
Channel5. Click here to see loads of vidcaps from the
episode. Thanks, Sue, for the info!
FOUR BIDS SUBMITTED FOR VIVENDI UNIT
June 25, 2003 FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Four
companies submitted bids for Vivendi Universal's entertainment assets which include the
SciFi Channel and USA Network. There is also interest from a fifth entity: NBC. Click
here to read the article. If that link doesn't work, click
here to read a copy of it.
COMIC CON UPDATE
June 20, 2003: We have the
specifics for the Farscape panel at Comic Con. It
will be on Friday, July 18th from 1-2:30 pm in Room 6CDEF. Farscape guests scheduled to
appear are: Ben Browder, Fran Buller, Wayne Pygram, Lani Tupu, Jonathan Hardy, David
Franklin and Virginia Hey. For more convention news, check our Conventions Pages. Thanks to Jean for the heads-up!
June 24, 2003: I've updated information on
several of the Farscape-related conventions with new guest information. Check it out on
the Convention News pages. Thanks Jean for several
of the new items!
June 19, 2003: Are you a Lego® fan? If you are, click here to check
these out! There are more to come soon - Crichton and Aeryn are on the way.
June 19, 2003: There are now two
Farscape guests confirmed for Galaxy
Con II: Melissa Jaffer (Noranti) and Murray Bartlett (DK)! The convention takes
place on October 4th and 5th in Baltimore, MD, USA. For more convention news, check our Conventions Pages
SCI-FI'S LOOKING FOR AN EMMY
June 19, 2003 FROM THE
OLYMPIAN: The Sci-Fi Channel is undertaking its first Emmy campaign,
president Bonnie Hammer says, sending voters an orb containing miniseries candidates
"Taken" and "Children of Dune."
FARSCAPE WINS FIVE GENRE AWARDS!
June 09, 2003: The votes are in
Portal's Genre Awards and Farscape was the big winner, taking Best
Series/Television, Best Actor (Ben Browder), Best Actress (Claudia Black), Best
Supporting Actress (Gigi Edgley) and best music! Click here to
read the article.
VIDCAPS OF BEN BROWDER INTERVIEW ON
June 09, 2003: You can read the
interview, download it in two parts or look at the loads of images at benbrowder-online.
Don't miss this one! Thanks to Chris for passing this along.
June 08, 2003: ScaperCon has announced yet another
guest - namely Rebecca Riggs, Commandant Grayza herself! This will be Rebecca's first
convention appearance in the USA.
Ms. Riggs will be joining Lani Tupu (Crais
& Pilot's voice), David Franklin (Braca), Bianca Chiminello (Jena), Anthony Simcoe
(D'Argo), Jonathan Hardy (Rygel's voice) and Wayne Pygram (Scorpius).
Thanks to Heather for passing this along!
For up-to-date convention information, be
sure to check out our Convention News pages.
ZONE'S FARSCAPE SPECIAL
Jun 07, 2003 COMPLETE:
The newest issue
TV Zone Special is loaded with Farscape goodies. There are interviews with Rockne
O'Bannon, Ben Browder, Wayne Pygram, Paul Goddard, Rebecca
Riggs, Melissa Jaffer and Dave Elsey.
Want to know what they had to say? Click Here to go to the DataStores and read all about
it! To order your own copy (a must - this issue is fantastic!) Click
Here to go to Visual Imagination's website.
GIGI EDGLEY JOINS GUESTS AT OFFICIAL
June 06, 2003: From Creation
We're happy to announce today that the
wonderful GIGI EDGLEY (Chiana) will be making a rare Stateside appearance to join us at
THE OFFICIAL FARSCAPE CONVENTION set for November 14-16, 2003 in Burbank, California
GIGI joins BEN BROWDER, LANI TUPU,
VIRGINIA HEY, RAELEE HILL and FRANCESCA BULLER at the convention!
For up-to-date convention information, be
sure to check out our Convention News pages.
Rebecca Hunt & Dave Elsey
WHAT'S UP WITH THE CREATURE SHOP?
June 01, 2003: Dave Elsey, Rebecca
Hunt, Colin Ware and Lou Elsey, the Creature Shop wizards who made made the creatures
that Farscape was famous for, have started their own company and now have their website
up and running. The company is Image
Right now they're handling the creature
effects and prosthetic make ups on Star Wars Episode III. The website features loads of
images of creatures from Farscape, some of which haven't been seen before. Wait til you
get a look at an unused design for Sikozu, not to mention the oldest looking 19 year old
I've ever seen!
Click here to check out Image Creative Partnership's website.
Thanks to Dave Elsey, Rebecca Hunt, Colin
Ware and Lou Elsey for passing this along. Karlsweb wishes you the best of fortune in
your new enterprise and we hope to see you creating new Farscape people again soon.
VIACOM STILL INTERESTED IN SCI FI
Jun 05, 2003: Viacom Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Sumner Redstone told investors at a
Sanford Bernstein conference in New York his company was more interested in Vivendi's
Sci-Fi network than its general entertainment USA network because the latter did not
have the growth potential of the niche channel. But Redstone added it was unlikely the
French-American conglomerate would sell one without the other.
"We are going to stay the course, but only at the right price,"
Redstone said. "There's a possibility there."
Click Here to read the whole article
NINE MORE EPISODES OF SCARE TACTICS
June 03, 2003: According to Television Week, the Scifi
Channel has ordered nine more episodes of Scare Tactics. Oh, good grief!
NEWS ABOUT THE SALE OF VIVENDI'S ASSETS
May 29, 2003: Thanks to e b for sending me the
following article from today's Multichannel
News. The article included a one picture - a picture of Farscape!
The field of potential bidders for Vivendi Universal
S.A.'s U.S.entertainment assets got a little bigger last week, with former Seagram Co.
Ltd. chairman and VU vice chairman Edgar Bronfman entering the fray — possibly with
Cablevision Systems Corp. as a backer. Click here to
VIACOM IS EXPECTED TO BID ON SCI-FI
June 27, 2003:
According to the LA Times, Viacom Inc is expected to make an offer for some of
Vivendi's US media assets, and is said to be particularly interested in the SciFi
Channel. Click here to read the LA Times article.
LANI TO APPEAR IN PHOENIX
May 29, 2003: Lani Tupu will be a guest at CopperCon 23 on September 5 - 7,
including a "special event on Thursday night for pre-registered members. For more
convention news, go to our Convention News
Don't forget to
vote in our newest poll, the finals in the
"Worst Villains" series. The final four are:
Season One: Durka (not even 100 years of mental cleansing by
the Nebari could turn him into a good guy)Season Two: Natira (the eyeball muncher with the Discovery
Channel sex life); Season Three: Kaarvok (the Leviathan-eating, Crichton-twinning
criminally insane dude from "Eat Me"); Season Four: Ahkna (the Scarran War Minister whose hat was
scarier than most people's nightmares)
NEW ARTICLES WORTH A READ
May 27, 2003: Here's another lovely quote from
Bonnie Hammer from an article at CBS MarketWatch:
"Our entire team loved, loved, loved the series. It helped launch us
into the original fiction world," she said. "But it became too 'in.' Even the
fans started turning away because it became too hard to understand. It was brilliantly
written, for the most part, it was amazingly well produced, but it became such an
in-joke, if you will, that people couldn't follow it any more."
There's a second article at CBS MarketWatch that deals
with cable channels with a narrow viewership titled "Where do the diehards go."
If the links above don't work, click here to read the entire articles.
BEN (sigh) BROWDER, KICK YOUR
May 13, 2003: Television Without Pity
has done a review of Tinder Box, the CSI: Miami episode that Ben was in last week.
The author, Sobell, is obviously a Farscape fan who loves Ben (sigh)
Browder but isn't so hot for CSI: Miami. Click Here to read the hilarious review. If that link doesn't work, click here.
PROPOSED COVER FOR THE 2004 CALENDAR
10, 2003: The 2004 calendar is in the works and is scheduled to come out in August,
which probably means we can expect to see it sometime in October. The artwork on the
front is what's been proposed, but it still needs to be approved by Henson. The
important thing here is that there will be another calendar.
May 24, 2003: Due to several
announcements over the past few days, this summer is shaping up as a convention-goers
dream! Check out our Convention
News pages for more information.
Both Ben Browder and Fran
Buller will be attending San
Diego Comic Con on July 17 - 20. Previously announced guests for Comic Con are Lani
Tupu, Wayne Pygram, Jonathan Hardy, David Franklin and Virginia Hey. There will be a
Farscape panel as well as autograph signings for some of the guests following the panel.
Creation Entertainment has
announced new Farscape guests for two of its conventtions. The Official Farscape
convention now has Lani Tupu, Raelee Hill, and Virginia Hey as well as previously
announced Ben Browder and Francesca Buller. This year the've introduced a new feature to
the convention: Photo Ops. You can have your photo taken with the above guests. For a
fee. Check out Creation's website for availability and prices.
Lani Tupu and Virginia Hey will be appearing
at Creation's New York Sci-Fi Summit convention on
November 28-30. This is the same weekend that Farscape's
NY convention was held the past two years. Check out our Convention
News pages for more information.
Check out Animal Logic's website - they
have loads of information about their work on Farscape's third
seasons, complete with screen shots of some of their work.
May 23, 2003:
More new links today!
First, there's a new site for all of you RPG fans (and everyone else, too) called Farscape Five. It's a
creative writing RPG and all of the main Farscape characters are up for grabs.
FilmForce has an article about Enterprise = Farscape through the "Berman/Braga
Scare Tactics gets another horrible review
in the Las Vegas Mercury. What a shame, huh?
May 22, 2003: There are some new Who's on First items to watch: both Ben Browder and Kent McCord
will be in Murder, She Wrote later this month. Also, several new articles have come out
today about the Vivendi sale of their US entertainment assets, and Cinescape has a short but sweet article about Farscape at the Saturn
Award ceremony. Click here to go to our Article Links
21, 2003: This is old news by now, but I want to mention that Farscape won the
Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. There are loads of pictures of
the event, the best being at Duchovny.net.
Congratulations to everyone on another great Saturn Award!
Finally I've done some
reviews of new Farscape merchandise. So far I've completed reviews of The Season Four
set of trading cards, Farscape: The Illustrated Season 4 Companion, and the new set of
Bobblehead dolls from Rittenhouse Archives. Click Here to
read the reviews.
Who's on First
has a much needed update with loads of shows to watch with Farscape cast members. The
links to articles page has also been updated.
Thanks to artood2 who passed along this link to vote for Pilot as the best
creature and Farscape as the best show.
Farscape World has posted a transcript and
images of the UK SciFi channel's interview with Ben Browder. Click here
for the interview and pictures.
Franklin (Captain Braca) can be seen in The Matrix
Reloaded. He plays the part of a maitre d'. Thanks to
KADD22 for passing this along!
TPTB'S THOUGHTS ON FARSCAPE'S FUTURE
May 13, 2003: Newscape has compiled a few statements made
by Rockne S. O'Bannon, David Kemper, Ben Browder and Brian Henson, all of whom are
guardedly hopeful of seeing more Farscape in one form or another some time in the future.
here to read what they had to say.
BEN & FRAN TO ATTEND OFFICIAL
||May 20, 2003: Creation Entertainment has
just announced that both Ben Browder (who will not be signing autographs at the
convention) and his wife Francesca Buller will be
guests at the official Farscape convention to be held on November 14, 15, and
16. For more information on the convention or to order tickets, go to Creation Entertainment's website.
MELISSA JAFFER SCHEDULED FOR
GALAXY CON II
May 13, 2003: Melissa Jaffer
(Noranti; Nilaam) is the first guest to be announced for Galaxy Con II, shceduled to take
place on October 4th and 5th in Baltimore, MD. For more news about upcoming conventions,
go to Newscape's Convention Pages.
10, 2003: Counting down to the Final Four, this week is your chance to vote for the
worst villain in Season Four. Next week is the playoff! Click
here to vote.
ILLUSTRATED SEASON FOUR COMPANION
May 8, 2003: If you've
been debating whether or not to order the latest volume in this fantastic series, we
have an excerpt from the chapter "Into Season Four" which should convince you
that you need this book.
Click here to read the excerpt.
The book is now
available from Amazon's UK website for £7.69 (about $12.50)
PICTURE GALLERY AT THE BBC'S FARSCAPE SITE
8, 2003: The BBC has a new group of images ready for
download called "Sexy leather picture gallery".
If you'd like an image of Chiana and Sikozu in their
leather costumes titled "looma-tastic" or of
Crichton's middle third called "wowza wowza, ladies!'
once again to Bazza for the heads up!
KERMIT IS COMING HOME!
May 7, 2003: The Jim Henson
Company is about to come back into the hands of the Henson
Family. Brian Henson announced today that he and his
brother and sisters have purchased the company back from
EM.TV for a fraction of what it originally sold for back
in 2000. Farscape is specifically listed among the assets
The sale still requires approval by
EM.TV's shareholders. This is set for their annual meeting on July 20th.
To read more about the sale, click here. For more links, click here.
Thanks to Europa Europa who was the first
person to send this to me.
NEW VIRGINIA HEY INTERVIEW
May 7, 2003: The BBC's website has
put up another Virginia Hey interview this week. It's the abbreviated version with the
full version expected to be posted soon. Click Here to read what she has to say in answer to questions about
the most fun she ever had on set, her motto for life and others sent in by fans.
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE
May 6, 2003: I just received an
email from Creation
Entertainment that the Official Farscape Convention has changed its dates from
November 21-23 to November 14-16 (one week earlier). If you've already made hotel
reservation at the Burbank Hilton, please contact the hotel to change the dates of your
Guest information will be coming soon from
Creation Entertainment Click here for more Farscape-related convention news.
ANTHONY SIMCOE ADDED TO SCAPERCON
May 6, 2003: We just received some
good news from ScaperCon. Anthony
Simcoe has been added to the guests scheduled to appear in Chicago at ScaperCon in
August. Click here for more convention news.
May 3, 2003: Lots of new goodies
today! First, there are new conventions to check out in our Convention News pages. DataStores has an interview with Dave Elsey from Modeler's
Resource and another one with Gigi Edgley from Starlog 2000.
We have a new
poll ready for voting - Stinkers of the Uncharted Territories, Part 3. In our countdown
to the final four, vote for the best of the worst (or the worst of the best?) Season
Three villain. Previous winners are: Durka for Season One and Natira for Season Two.
Click Here to vote for Season Three's baddie.
Who's on First
has several movies and TV episodes listed where you can catch up on both new and
previous roles for Farscape's cast.
COMIC CON IN PITTSBURGH
May 5, 2003: Thanks to
Chi-fi-Eagle, we have a report on Comic Con 2003 from Pittsburgh. He spent quite a bit
of time with Bianca Chiminello (Jena from LATP)and learned what she's up to now and what
may be on for the future. Click Here to read what he has to say.
May 2, 2003: According to the official Star
Wars site, Dave Elsey is filling the position of
Creatures Supervisor for Star Wars, Episode III which will
be shooting this summer in Australia. Congratulations,
COMMANDO AERYN SAYS "THANK
3, 2003: You voted and Toy Vault listened! Back in March, with the Aeryn figure in
danger of never seeing the light of day, Karlsweb ran a poll to get your input. Rather than see Aeryn
disappear forever, you voted overwhelmingly for a limited edition figure at a premium
price and we sent the poll on to Toy Vault.
Aeryn is now being offered to stores as a
limited edition of 3,000 figures. The retail price will be $29.95 and she's scheduled to
ship in August. Included with Aeryn are a blaster rifle, a headset and tracker and a
metal stand. This could change if dealers don't order enough to make production
worthwhile, so be sure to pre-order the toy ASAP.
to see more great photos of this phenomenal figure.
BEN TALKS CSI
May 2, 2003 FROM
Zap2it: "In 'Tinder Box,' Browder plays Danny Maxwell, a doorman and bouncer at
a South Florida nightclub where a fire kills 16 patrons."
To me, Ben sounds very sad. He misses the
excitement of working on a show like Farscape. He says, "It's hard, coming off any
show, but a show like 'Farscape,' it's very difficult. The majority of roles that are
available are, he's a cop, he's a lawyer, he's a cop who used to be a lawyer, he's a
lawyer who used to be a cop, he's a retired cop." Click Here to read the
PULLS TREMORS & CLEO 2525
1, 2003 From The
Futon Critic: Sci Fi's hot streak could be coming
to an end as the cable channel announced today it has
pulled its original drama "Tremors: The Series"
and repeats of former syndicated series "Cleopatra
2525" from its Friday schedule. Encores from
"Stargate SG-1's" sixth season will take over
both hours (8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c) beginning this
week. Fellow Friday series "Scare Tactics"
however will continue to run fresh installments at
No reason was given for
the move however based on "Tremors'" 35% drop in
audience between its first and second weeks, low ratings
are likely the culprit. Such news could mean the end of
Sci Fi's 11-month streak of building on year-to-year
averages, the longest by any network, broadcast or cable.
Final numbers for April however will not be available for
"Tremors" is set to return on Friday, June 20 at
8:00/7:00c for the remainder of its 13 episode order. The
drama will undoubtedly be helped by the return of
"Stargate SG-1" to the schedule when its
two-hour seventh season premiere hits June 13 at
As for "Cleopatra
2525," no return date has been set.
CSI: MIAMI WON'T BE SEEN IN PROVIDENCE,
May 2, 2003 A Providence-area CBS
affiliate won't air the May 5th episode of "CSI: Miami" (Ben's episode)
that deals with a nightclub fire out of respect for the victims and survivors of the
West Warwick blaze that killed 99 people. Click Here to read the full story. Thanks to Europa for sending this
TREMORS AND SCARE TACTICS:
May 2, 2003 From