Dusts Off the Very Old Soapbox:
coming back! So why I am not excited?
I have been
hoping since the conclusion of Farscape with the wonderful
Peacekeeper Wars that we would see another incarnation as either
another Miniseries or like what JMS recently did with direct-to-DVD
5: The Lost Tales. Having seen the two short B5 stories, there
was one very good one and one that well, just really missed the
mark - and yes, I am being kind.
Deep in my soul
I had hoped Farscape could have access to the masses through a
theatrical movie like Firefly pulled off so brilliantly with
Serenity, but Henson never seemed to have the pockets to cover the
show never mind a film of that magnitude.
I will say this
- I am a firm believer that Farscape is far more then just John
and Aeryn. Though both Ben and Claudia are brilliant actors, I
think the show is bigger than the one story. What sucked me into
Farscape to begin with was a combination of the lush production
designs, smart writing and outstanding pacing. With the right
talent, there are plenty more stories to tell from the Uncharted
Territories. Yes, a story of Nebari incursion into a destabilized
Peacekeeper territory would work. Yes, a story of an adolescent
Human/ Sebacaen half breed on the run from his family on board a
living starship could work just fine too. I would even put up with
a story of J/Aís son being stolen and raised by Scorpius.
Havenít I heard that idea some where before?<G> [Check out
Girl by AmyJ]
isnít the problem, itís the presentation. Five to ten minute
stories on the small screen? The really small screen. I love the
little stories that fill in the void on Battelstar Galactica. Boy,
I wish Farscape had had those to fill the long voids between
seasons. But in using Webisodes as the media to bring back
Farscape I feel too much will be lost. Now if this is a way for
Sci-Fi to see if there is still interest in our little show for
something bigger later( and I hope this is the case) then we all
need to be there to watch them and praise Sci-Fi in their vast
intellect for brining our show back. But trying to imagine what
StarBurstor Pilotís wonderful expressions will look like on the
small screen to me will be sad. Farscape deserves better.
story and I am sticking to it.
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