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05, 2006: From a Brian Henson interview in the Toronto Star:
"As for devoted Farscape fans willing to grab any sliver
of hope the sci-fi show may return, he advises: 'I do believe we
will do more Farscape. It will not be a continuation of that
TV show, because that set of actors and all will not be available.
But there will be something else and I am just not sure what,
16, 2006: From Starburst DVD 3.3 commentary on Into the
Lion's Den, Part II: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing by David Kemper
& Rockne S. O'Bannon
Rockne: As is typical in science fiction shows, and our show in
particular, people can die but they don’t necessarily perish
forever. We’d always have in the back of our minds, There’s a
way…we had a way of bringing Crais back. And I vow that someday,
we may in fact…I don’t know how…but someday...
15, 2006: From the Anime News Network's web site: "As
for the Farscape anime, it appears that the next step in the
franchise will be a theatrical feature, and the anime series is
currently a low-priority project."
27, 2006: In response to a question about non-Japanese content
from ADV, Greenfield (co-founder of ADV Films, the producer of the
Farscape DVDs) stated that the Farscape anime was
"still being talked about," but that current buzz was
about a feature film.
13, 2006: From a Wonder-Con report MoviesOnline:
The second and last panel I attended Friday was the "Mirrormask
DVD panel. Executive Producer Michael R. Polis (with the Jim Henson
Company) and Rob Valoy (with Tokyo Pop, an anime/manga producing
company) helmed the stage for this panel. At this point, not
too much is unknown about the actual film (available on DVD February
14th), so Polis went into more detail about the DVD and the making
of the movie. Originally titled "Curse of the Goblin Kingdom
(remember, this is the Jim Henson Co., makers of Dark Crystal an Labyrinth),
the film, written by Neil Gaiman (who has a couple other movie deals
based on some of his graphic novels, like Sandman and Good Omens)
and directed by Dave Mckean ("N[eon]"), only cost about 4
million dollars to make in it's 2 month production process. After it
launched at Sun dance
in January, it was released in London soon after, where the film was
shot. 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.
10, 2006: From an interview with Ben
Browder on SciFi Wire: "Even as Stargate SG-1 rolls
on, Farscape fans continue to clamor for the further
adventures of star-crossed lovers John Crichton (Browder) and Aeryn
Sun (Black). Browder noted that he'd welcome a follow-up to the SCI
FI Channel's 2004 miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.
"Oh, I'd be more than happy to play John Crichton again,"
Browder said. "I haven't heard any news lately about it. I
think that will [be] a business decision. When it's the right time
for it to be realized, and when there's a will by [executive
producer] Brian Henson to do it, that's probably when it will
Browder added: "Brian is obviously busy doing other things at
the moment, but he and I have talked about it. I think it's more a
question for Brian than it is for me as to when and whether we'll
see more Farscape. But Farscape has a very special
place in my heart. I absolutely adored the series and adored playing
John Crichton, so if the opportunity presents itself I'd be more
than happy to go back into the fold again."
26, 2002: From Cinescape
online: In a telephone conversation and follow-up e-mail ADV
Films Public Relations Manager Andrew Nelson confirmed and
elaborated on information contained in an ADV press release dated
September 20th. The original release listed FARSCAPE: THE
ANIMATED SERIES with 26 half-hour episodes under the heading
"Properties In Active Production." Nelson wrote: "The
FARSCAPE anime project should more accurately be described as
'in development' at this point--