NOTE: I will not post any information about the personal lives of the cast or crew on my site. They are private people with private lives. We need to all respect that. So sit back and enjoy the spoilers about a show called Farscape.
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Season 4: FARSCAPE EXTREME
10410 Coup by Clam Written by: Emily Skopov

Online TV Directories are saying: 

Moya's crew exhibits strange symptoms after an alien doctor poisons them with deadly mollusks.

 

10409 A Prefect Murder Written by: Mark Saraceni

Online TV Directories are saying: 

Lost on a chaotic world beset by civil conflict, Aeryn (Claudia Black) is accused of murdering the leader of warrior clan. D'Argo: Anthony Simcoe. Chiana: Gigi Edgley. Crichton: Ben Browder. Scorpius: Wayne Pygram.

Aeryn is accused of assassinating a clan leader on a planet of warring clans.

On a world of warring clans, Aeryn stands accused of assassinating a tribal leader

10408  I Shrink Therefore I Am Written by: Christopher Wheeler 

Online TV Directories are saying: 

When Moya is taken over by a gang of bounty hunters, Crichton must team with a dubious ally.

 

10407 John Quixote Written by: Ben Browder

Ben Browders episode there is a sword fight and i would expect a windmill in there some where.<G>

"John Quixote"

Series star Ben Browder wrote this episode that finds Crichton and Chiana trapped in a virtual reality game based on Crichton's life.

This drawing (above) was created by Justin Monjo during the drafting of an as yet untitled episode 10407, written by Ben Browder for Season Four. What does it mean? Is is a clue? Or just the scriblings of a mad man? This is from the private collection of our very own PKBarb. <G>

Fran <Ben's Wife> at the con said that she was in episode 73, Ben's episode. We connected that with a statement she said about coming back as one of her previous characters. We narrowed that down to Raxil and M'Lee for obvious reasons. Which then led us to hypothesize why one of those characters would be in Ben's ep. Written By Ben Browder There’s also a rumor that there may be musical segments in this episode!

Online TV Directories are saying:

Crichton (Ben Browder, who also wrote the script) and Chiana (Gigi Edgley) become unwilling participants in a brutal virtual-reality game based on Crichton's exploits. Aeryn: Claudia Black. Scorpius: Wayne Pygram. Sikozu: Raelee Hill. D'Argo: Anthony Simcoe.

 

10406 Natural Election Written by: 

Sophie Hopkins will be writing an episode entitled "The Fearing Mind", and of course as he mentioned at the Burbank convention last summer. Source http://www.farscapeworld.com/ and http://www.pazsaz.com/farscape.html

Online TV Directories are saying

Natural Election
Crichton's efforts to reconcile with Aeryn are put on hold when he makes a breakthrough in his wormhole research and Moya is threatened by a parasite. Aeryn: Claudia Black. D'Argo: Anthony Simcoe. Sikozu: Raelee Hill. Crichton: Ben Browder
10405 Promises

"Crichton must befriend an old nemesis. I'm trying to be all mysterious, but you've probably already figured out it's Scorpius."  -- Joshua Rich, Entertainment Weekly

This comes from Mary:

I'm not sure if this was an accident or what, but I got this freak e-mail from sci-fi about farscape & sg-1. I *am* signed up to a few lists from them, but this came from an address I didn't recognize. It's for 'Promise', which I know doesn't come on for a while from now. The attached is what I got. Hope it's a spoiler!!!

~Thanks, Mary!

This is the text that came with the above image: Tonight: "Promises"
The crew of Moya face a hostile starship, a deadly Peacekeeper nemesis and an unwelcome visitor.

Online TV Directories are sayingCrichton is forced to play nice with the back-from-the-dead Scorpius after he proves to be the only one who can save an ailing Aeryn, who has a hard time coming clean about her pregnancy. Meanwhile, a new nemesis takes aim at the Moya crew for harboring a wanted assassin; and a mole within Peacekeeper ranks ruins Braca's latest plot. Aeryn: Claudia Black. Jool: Tammy McIntosh. Braca: David Franklin. Grayza: Rebecca Riggs.

 Crichton, D'Argo, Chiana, and Rygel are finally reunited with their ship, Moya - and crewmate Aeryn Sun. The reunion takes a bittersweet turn when the crew discovers that Aeryn has brought an old enemy aboard. Tensions mount as Crichton confronts Aeryn about her pregnancy - and what debt she seems to owe their nemesis.

 

10404 Lava's A Many Splendored Thing Episode 4.04, "Lava's a Many Splendored Thing"
Written by Michael Miller
Directed by Michael Pattinson
Air Date: 6.28.02

Log Line: After a forced planet landing, the crew becomes trapped in a lava-filled cave, hunted by a mercenary squad with a hidden agenda.Life's a gas for the ''Farscape'' gang when Rygel can't control his bowels. And there are even more explosions awaiting on the lava-filled planet below.

Synopsis: After a forced landing, the crew is divided by an elaborate trap that leaves Crichton, D'Argo, Noranti and Rygel underground in a lava-filled system of caves. Chiana and Sikozu are left outside, trying to re-activate D'Argo's ship. Inside, Crichton and the others are hunted down by mercenaries who are led by a monster impervious to the fiery lava.
10403 What Was Lost, Part 2: Resurrection Written by: Justin Monjo

Facing Peacekeeper imprisonment, the crew concocts an escape plan that goes awry.

Online TV Directories are saying:
Conclusion. Captured by Grayza (Rebecca Riggs) and facing imprisonment, Crichton and his comrades plot their escape, but the gambit fails to go as planned. Sikozu: Raelee Hill. Scorpius: Wayne Pygram. D'Argo: Anthony Simcoe. Chiana: Gigi Edgley. Crichton: Ben Browder. Jool: Tammy MacIntosh.

UltraMagna Says:
D'Argo and Sikozu come up with a plan to crash Elack onto the Peacekeeper pursuit craft, facilitating their escape. Crichton is forced to consort further with Grayza to ensure success. However, a most unexpected enemy stops them in their tracks.

10402 What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice

The crew's reunion is endangered when Crichton falls under the control of Commandant Grayza's mysterious and dangerous allure.

OK, 4.1 was easy to write about. The less said about "What Was Lost Part 1", the better. Why? Because I was so utterly blown away by so many aspects of this episode that the fan in me refuses to ruin it for anybody. Written By Justin Monjo

Episode 4.02, "What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice"
Written by Justin Monjo
Directed by Rowan Woods
Air Date: 6.14.02

While it was a thoroughly amusing episode, "Crichton Kicks" wasn't exactly epic in feel or grand in scope. We simply learned how Crichton survived being stranded, how he met up with Chiana and Rygel again, and it introduced us to new alien babe Sikozu. By contrast, "Sacrifice" gives you the feeling that this is where season four really begins. In other words, Farscape kicks it back into high gear, and you don't wanna miss it.

First of all, this episode may frustrate a lot of people. Not only are many questions pertaining to the end of season three still unanswered, but even more are introduced, leaving us as perplexed as ever. As someone who can appreciate a good mystery, though, I'm diggin' it.

In a nutshell, Crichton, Chiana, Rygel and Sikozu find Jool and D'Argo on a seemingly dead planet, where Interions once thrived, and so apparently did Scarrans and Sebaceans -- all at the same time. But an event happened eons ago that made the planet uninhabitable, and no one knows what happened to the inhabitants.

So the planet is a giant archeological dig site, where radiation levels are only non-lethal for short windows of time. Jool and D'Argo have been here awhile it seems, but for how long is uncertain. Also uncertain is how they even met up in the first place. In fact, whatever happened to Moya at the very end of season three (being sucked into a wormhole) isn't explained either! Is this sloppy storytelling? Hell no. Haven't you learned anything yet? DK & co. is purposely giving us only tidbits of info a little at a time. It's an interesting technique. Jool does tell Crichton, however, that he should talk to Wrinkles about what happened. Ah, yes - Wrinkles, or Granny, or Noranti. Whatever.

Well, in regards to Moya, she doesn't tell him anything just yet. But she does give him a glimpse (via that magic dust again) into the planet's past -- he sees three probes fall from the sky in three different directions. It's these artifacts that are playing havoc with the planet's 'magnetics'. And the Interion dig leader has found two of the them. She claims that finding the third will allow her to reverse the damage. But Noranti warns Crichton that she will only destroy other worlds if she attains the technology. Crichton doesn't know who to believe, and honestly, isn't even sure if it's his problem. He just wants to get back to Moya. Unfortunately, some familiar Peacekeepers show up, and when they do... well, let's just say Scorpius will never, ever, be the same. Braca is also back, and in a position of authority I never suspected his character would attain. Grayza is also back, and apparently not quite Sebacean, or if she is, she has a unique ability that may very well explain her ascendance up the PK ranks.

There are so many things going on in this episode, it's almost too much. But in many ways, this is the episode many of us have been waiting for all along. I won't give it away, that's for sure, but let's just say a certain development that many a Scaper has been theorizing about since day one finally happens, and it will affect the course of Farscape forever. (if you read my convention coverage, you may be able to guess what I'm talking about - DK hinted at it)

I simply cannot wait for this to air, so I can actually talk about this episode in more detail. Because with "What Was Lost, part 1: Sacrifice", the next chapter of Farscape truly begins.

Episode Rating: 8.5 out of 10

-your resident Farscape guru, Ultra Magnus

 

10401 Crichton Kicks Written by: 

 See below! Crichton's solitary existence on an ancient Leviathan spaceship is shattered after mercenaries storm the ship, intent on harvesting the living vessel's rare and highly valuable flesh. <from Sci Fi> Written By David Kemper

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Crichton Kicks
60 min.
Crichton (Ben Browder) combats pirates with help from a sexy newcomer in the electrifying fourth-season opener.
When Crichton was last seen, the news of Aeryn's pregnancy had left him stunned and his shuttle's dead engine had left him stranded. The action resumes aboard a dying leviathan, where a tipsy Crichton frantically transcribes wormhole theories in hopes of tracking down Aeryn. His calculations are interrupted when a wily redheaded Kalish named Sikozu (Raelee Hill) crashes into his ship and warns of scavengers hell-bent on harvesting the leviathan's valuable hide. (Note to veteran viewers: There are subtle changes to Crichton's opening voice-over.)

6-24-02 

This is from Friday's David Franklin (Braca) chat. It sounds like there's going to be a flashback episode -or part of an episode. Maybe it'll explain all those "previously on Farscape" scenes that were never previously on farscape <DavidFranklin> hmmm.... We did a flashback to when I was a lowly Lt. And discovered that my old outfit had shrunk terribly. People laughed at me. I looked like a sausage. They had to redo the belt. Three weeks more and I'll be hunky again.

 

06-17-02

Jack Crichton is in three episodes this season.

I will also be on Farscape next Friday the 26th in the wrap up of season 3 and then I head back to Australia to do 3 episodes for season 4. While I'm "down under" I hope to take some time to start filling out some of the Adam-12 episode backgrounds.

Stay Well,
Kent

This was from his official web site. Check it out here...


06-10-02

Here is a look at the alien of the week from 10402: What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice

Click the pic to see it full size...

thanks to USA Today

 


05-30-02 Update

Copyright 2002 Scripps Howard, Inc.
Scripps Howard News Service
May 29, 2002, Wednesday

SECTION: ENTERTAINMENT

HEADLINE: 'Farscape' bites off more than it can chew

BYLINE: ROB OWEN

BODY:
Sci Fi Channel's ambitious and startlingly original series "Farscape" returns for its fourth season Friday (June 7), but fans may come away from early episodes a bit perplexed.

When last we saw human astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder), who is lost in space far from Earth, he was adrift in his shuttle pod. Sentient spaceship Moya had plunged into a wormhole taking Jool (Tammy Macintosh) along for the ride. Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black), John's beloved, took off for points unknown, pregnant with the child of the other John, an exact duplicate who was killed last season. Friday's premiere clears up exactly none of that with a confusing, muddled episode that begins "some time later." A bearded Crichton is aboard a dying Leviathan ship that's boarded by members of a warrior race and a female alien, Sikozu (Raelee Hill). Chiana (Gigi Edgley) also comes crashing in, bringing new, unexplained powers with her.

This season's second episode reunites more of Moya's crew - plus the creepy three-eyed old woman (Melissa Jaffer) introduced in April's season three finale - but again offers few explanations for where the characters have been or how they got back together.

Fans may be frustrated, but executive producer David Kemper said it's all part of a grand plan. That second episode is part one of two, and Kemper said more will be explained in the new season's third episode.

"We've built in some mysteries," Kemper said in a phone interview last month. "Some of the questions won't be answered for quite a while, but they will be answered by the time we get to the end of the year."

Kemper said resolving such mysteries up front would be playing it safe. A meeting with Browder, Black and other cast members and writers revealed a sense of ennui after 66 episodes.

"We were getting bored and too predictable," he said. "You've got to make the show for yourself, and if we're interested and surprised ourselves, then you'll have to be surprised, too."

So, SURPRISE, there are scenes in the "previously on" prologue to this season's second episode that were never seen in past "Farscape" episodes.

Kemper said the scenes were cut to allow the story of new bad gal Grayza (Rebecca Riggs), who dresses like the J. Lo of outer space, to drip out over the course of the first four episodes of the season rather than to reveal her character right away. That's likely to include an explanation of the strange control the sweat from her cleavage has over Crichton and others.

 

Kemper said most mysteries won't be answered in flashbacks; rather, they'll be revealed when the past crashes into the present.

"We're a much more immediate kind of show," he said. "Chiana has this power now that she didn't have before. The audience now can't take her responses for granted. Hypothetically, if she'd stolen some paintings, the people whose paintings she stole are more likely to show up in the present than we are to go back and have the story of what happened to Chiana told to you."

Last season, Kemper found a unique way to placate fans but also maintain the dramatic tension in the budding romance between Crichton and Aeryn by splitting Crichton in two, allowing one to romance Aeryn while the other was on another ship elsewhere. The romancing Crichton died, leaving Aeryn conflicted about her feelings for the remaining Crichton when he returned.

It was an imaginative way to keep the show from getting painted into a corner.

"If Crichton and Aeryn get married and have babies, people will start watching another show," Kemper said. "You're looking for dramatic tension, and you get dramatic tension from people who haven't decided things. When you're happy and there's no friction, what's the tension? Crichton wants green sheets and Aeryn wants white sheets?"

Despite a recent rash of babies on genre shows that either matured quickly ("Angel") or were given up for adoption for their own protection ("The X-Files," "Roswell"), Kemper said "Farscape" will handle Aeryn's pregnancy in typically unexpected style.

"Our baby or our pregnancy or our Aeryn or everything is so not what you have seen before," he said. "It is so 'Farscape.'... We are doing something different and unique."

At the moment, Kemper and crew look to continue doing the different and unique for two more years. In addition to the premiere of the fourth season, Sci Fi also ordered a fifth season of the series. There's been talk of a "Farscape" feature film, but that couldn't happen until the series ends its run.

"We are always working toward keeping the franchise alive in many different ways," Kemper said. "Right now we're making a television show, and there would be no way to make a movie while making the television show."

(You can reach Rob Owen at rowen(at)post-gazette.com. Post questions or comments to www.post-gazette.com/tv under TV Forum.)

(Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service, www.shns.com.)

 

Thanks Cher!!!!!!!!

Karl


05-24-02 Update what we know so far

 FARSCAPE EXTREME
Season 4:  
Episode # Title and Air Date  Synopses
 10401 Crichton Kicks 6/7/02 10:00 PM

 See below! Crichton's solitary existence on an ancient Leviathan spaceship is shattered after mercenaries storm the ship, intent on harvesting the living vessel's rare and highly valuable flesh. <from Sci Fi> Written By David Kemper

Online TV Directories are saying:
Crichton Kicks
60 min.
Crichton (Ben Browder) combats pirates with help from a sexy newcomer in the electrifying fourth-season opener.
When Crichton was last seen, the news of Aeryn's pregnancy had left him stunned and his shuttle's dead engine had left him stranded. The action resumes aboard a dying leviathan, where a tipsy Crichton frantically transcribes wormhole theories in hopes of tracking down Aeryn. His calculations are interrupted when a wily redheaded Kalish named Sikozu (Raelee Hill) crashes into his ship and warns of scavengers hell-bent on harvesting the leviathan's valuable hide. (Note to veteran viewers: There are subtle changes to Crichton's opening voice-over.)

10402 What Was Lost, Part 1: Sacrifice

6/14/2002

The crew's reunion is endangered when Crichton falls under the control of Commandant Grayza's mysterious and dangerous allure.

OK, 4.1 was easy to write about. The less said about "What Was Lost Part 1", the better. Why? Because I was so utterly blown away by so many aspects of this episode that the fan in me refuses to ruin it for anybody. Written By Justin Monjo

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10403 What Was Lost, Part 2: Resurrection

6/21/2002

 Facing Peacekeeper imprisonment, the crew concocts an escape plan that goes awry.

www.pazsaz.com

Written By Justin Monjo

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10404 Lava's A Many Splendored Thing

6/28/2002

After an emergency landing, the crew becomes entrapped in a lava-filled cave and fall prey to a mercenary squad with a hidden agenda.

It was orignal suggested that this was going to be The fearing Mind but as you can see that has been moved along with Now or never which was originally 10401 now it is 10405 http://www.pazsaz.com/farscape.html

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 10405 Promises  Online TV Directories are saying:
 10406 Natural Election

  Sophie Hopkins will be writing an episode entitled "The Fearing Mind", and of course as he mentioned at the Burbank convention last summer. Source http://www.farscapeworld.com/ and http://www.pazsaz.com/farscape.html

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 10407 John Quixote

Ben Browders episode there is a sword fight and i would expect a windmill in there some where.<G>

 

This drawing (at left) was created by Justin Monjo during the drafting of an as yet untitled episode 10407, written by Ben Browder for Season Four. What does it mean? Is is a clue? Or just the scriblings of a mad man? This is from the private collection of our very own PKBarb. <G>

Fran <Ben's Wife> at the con said that she was in episode 73, Ben's episode. We connected that with a statement she said about coming back as one of her previous characters. We narrowed that down to Raxil and M'Lee for obvious reasons. Which then led us to hypothesize why one of those characters would be in Ben's ep. Written By Ben Browder

Online TV Directories are saying:

* Not a regular Karlsweb source! ** Fact!


05-16-02 update

Will some one please tell Henson that although there make up department is wonderful there ability to make a believable Beard is lacking. They are now two for two... I mean bad! Really bad! Want to know what the frell I am talking about check out DarkScape for some cool pics from season four. Well Nine cool pics and one really bad bearded Crichton... Move over Jeremiah you have company. <G>

Una's site really rocks go and enjoy!

DarkScape

As always thanks for the heads up Una you are the best!

Regards

Karl


05-14-02

New opening sequence thanks to RamaLad.

First off the title sequence has unsurprisingly been rearranged. The tune is basically the same, but the narration is pretty different - now it starts with, "My name is John Crichton, 3 years ago I was shot through a wormhole...then I don't remember the differences 'til the end in which he says to the people of Earth, "Look upward, and share the wonders I've seen." Kinda cool, but it'll take some getting used to. The imagery, of course, was also different. Lani Tupu is not in the credits any longer, so I'm thinking Crais is indeed gone, for those of you still wondering about this.

Tammy Mackintosh has NOT been added to the opening credits, in fact, the list of credited actors in the opening titles is small: Ben, Claudia, GiGi, Anthony and Wayne. That's it. Flashes of the new girl, Sikozu, Noranti, the old woman and also Grayza exist in the montage, but I don't think Tammy's there. My gut feeling, based on that and the press materials, is that Jool will probably be written out of the series (at least temporarily) after ep 3 of the season. Eps two and three feature the Interions.

Thanks Rama!


05-13-02

Here are some cool bits on 401 and 402 from Aint it cool news...Claudia Black in a bikini!!!

Here’s “Roj Blake” with the gory details:
This review is based on a SciFi press tape that contains the first two episodes of S4. As a fan, and probably to the dismay of the AICN guys, I’m going to be a bit coy in writing about these episodes, as there’s really nothing as refreshing as watching a Farscape episode unfold without knowing too much about it going in. Additionally, the tape I viewed had not been decoded for Farscape’s all-new 16 x 9 presentation, so I had to watch it all kinda tall and skinny. In other words, I have suffered in order to bring you the information below.

4.1 "Crichton Kicks" by David Kemper
4.1 begins with a recap that ends with the footage of John floating in space from the S3 ender “Dog with Two Bones”...then we cut to the on-screen caption, "Some Time Later". The amount of time? Unsure, but enough time has passed for John to grow his hair fairly long, sport a thick, heavy beard, conquer wormhole theory and find himself bored, alone and in constant states of inebriation on a dying Leviathan named Elack. His only company is the ship's Pilot (who is very reminiscent of Katherine Hepburn) and a few of the DRDs - one John has painted red, white and blue and named "1812". In fact, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture plays a sizable role throughout the episode. Before the opening credits roll, Sikozu crash-lands onboard Elack destroying the bulk of John's wormhole research in the process.

The episode seems designed, more than anything else, to introduce the character of Sikozu (Raelee Hill) and establish her relationship with Crichton. That Season 4 would begin by focusing primarily on the new girl seems to speak volumes about what the production team has in store for her later on down the road. I liked Sikozu quite a bit throughout the course of this episode. She's strong (big surprise there), smart, and quite the looker; she also possesses a pretty cool ability (which I'll not reveal here) that allows the cinematographers to get a bit crazy when it comes to lensing the scenes in which she uses it. Her physiology does not "allow for translator microbes", so while John is able to understand her, they both have to take some time out so she can (rather speedily) learn his language. Implausible maybe, but hey...this is Farscape. Kemper certainly doesn't waste any time abusing her in the same way he thrives on doing to the regulars.

The majority of the episode, outside of getting to know Sikozu, is spent telling a somewhat standard Farscape Cat and Mouse game between John, Sikozu, two of Moya's crew who appear about halfway through the story and some Grudek mercenaries who followed Sikozu to the diseased Leviathan. The Cat and Mouse game is nothing spectacular and more than anything else is again used to reveal facets of the new girl's character.

The greatest strengths of "Crichton Kicks" involve the subtle showcasing of how much our core characters have changed in the time they've been apart...and that's really all I'm going to say about that. Again, there are some things that are best left viewed fresh. I'm sure there's all kinds of Kemper shading that I just didn't pick up on with one viewing, but the great thing about the show is I'll see it all on subsequent viewings.

The story is not great by any means, but it does seem to do the one thing I suspected Farscape was going to do as S3 came to a close (and I'm going out on a limb by making this statement): It "reboots" the Farscape universe. As David Kemper has been quoted as saying "It'll be the same, but different" and that's as accurate a statement as anything I can come up with. I might even go so far as to say that an uninitiated person *might* be able to start watching Farscape fresh with S4, without too much problem understanding what's going on. This is, of course, easy for me to say knowing everything I know, but the show feels new. It doesn't feel like we're necessarily retreading old ground; that the saga is in some strange way starting over.

My biggest criticism involves a creature realised through CGI. It bears more than a passing resemblance to the animal from Alien 3. I like my Farscape populated with puppets. 'Nuff said.

Oh, and one more thing before I move on to Episode 2:

Claudia Black in a bikini.

4.2 "What Was Lost Part 1: Sacrifice" by Justin Monjo
OK, 4.1 was easy to write about. The less said about "What Was Lost Part 1", the better. Why? Because I was so utterly blown away by so many aspects of this episode that the fan in me refuses to ruin it for anybody.

SciFi's two-year commitment to Farscape has done more than just simply guarantee 44 episodes; they've obviously given the production team far more money to work with. The cinematography is unlike anything I've ever seen in the program's three-year history. It is truly cinematic in nearly every way, and I'm sure seeing it in 16 X 9 (as opposed to tall and skinny as I saw it) is going to add to the episodes craft ten-fold.

Monjo's script is precisely the kind of deep character shading at which he excels. Everyone is so incredibly well drawn (and in many cases, re-drawn) I was floating on a cloud after viewing this 45-minute installment.

Here's what I will tell you:

1. You'll feel sympathy for Scorpius by the end of this episode. What Monjo does to Scorpy in this episode is undoubtedly one of the cruelest, most demeaning things I've ever seen done to a recurring character on a television series, EVER.

2. Grayza's particular brand of evil makes Scorpy's seem tame and crude by comparison. This is a woman who thinks with her head, not her gut. In Scorpius, John had a worthy adversary with whom he could put up a good fight. It's going to be a much tougher battle with Grayza, especially if the production team can sustain what makes her so malevolent - and it's something that really only Farscape can pull off effectively.

3. Jool finally gets to be the character she's always needed to be.

4. The Old Woman/Noranti (or "Wrinkles" or "Granny" as she's dubbed by various characters) is somebody who will wreak more havoc for the crew of Moya and cause more change than any other shipmate has before her.

5. The production team simply must be indulging in hallucinogens before they begin the workday.

My only criticism of 4.2 is something that is still confounding me: in the "Previously on Farscape" tag at the beginning of the episode, there are two or three quick scenes that involve Grazya/Scorpy/Braca that I've never seen before; they certainly weren't in the final four of S3 and they weren't in 4.1 so I do NOT know where they came from, and yet they seemed somewhat necessary to the understanding of 4.2. I'm mystified. Perhaps this is some kind of weird SciFi frell-up that will be rectified by the time of broadcast.

Recently I chatted with some other Farscape fans about the possibility of the show “Jumping the Shark” in the future. If "What Was Lost Part 1: Sacrifice" is any indication of the overall quality of what we’re to be given over the course of S4 in terms of cinematography, characterization, effects, writing, acting, direction and the many other aspects that make Farscape the show that it has become, then there is simply no danger of this happening within the confines of the upcoming 22 episode block.

Hope this helps!

Laura


05-12-02 Update

This just in from the Ultimate Farscape Bboard!!

By phoenix52: More unverified spoilage?
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These were from the press kit, reported on Usenet. I'm paraphrasing....

Crais and Jool not in the credits. Three new ladies in montage. They are not credited, although they are apparently hyping the Sikozu character like crazy; expect her to be a major player. She is an expert on Leviathans and thinks everyone is of substandard intellect, but Crichton surprises her.

E1 starts some time after DW2B as we know, on a decaying Leviathan named Elack whose pilot is a bit narcoleptic. John has a beard and spends time getting drunk. He has mastered wormholes. Sikozu appears within minutes of the opening when she comes aboard Elack.

[Will she straddle his face???]

Not sure, but Aeryn may not reappear until Episode 5.

[Well, it's good to know she shows up at all]

Grayza becomes the number one bad guy as Scorpius may be the most valuable ally, if they can trust him.


05-10-02 Update

Buff and tan and ready to rock... Get ready for Season 4 of FarScape 10:00PM Fridays starting June7th. Here is an ad from Sci Fi...

 

 


05-07-02 Update

Here is some interesting news from Captain Hornblower...

 

Hello,

I found this spoiler at a site which has a biography/filmography of Alyssa Jane Cook. According to the site, Alyssa will be returning to Farscape in Season 4 as Gillina.

Thought you would like to know.
Captain Hornblower

Thanks Captain Hornblower, This isgreat info!

Karl


 

05-07-02 Update

Here is some interesting news from Captain Hornblower...

 

Hello,

I found this spoiler at a site which has a biography/filmography of Alyssa Jane Cook. According to the site, Alyssa will be returning to Farscape in Season 4 as Gillina.

Thought you would like to know.
Captain Hornblower

Thanks Captain Hornblower, This isgreat info!

Karl


4-30-02

Here is a great little bit of info from janet from Down Under. Thanks Janet Very cool!

 

hi mate

if you've been watching the scifi bborad - you may have picked up on a possible spoiler that us aussie farscape fans discovered sunday night

sunday (28th April) was the annual Logie awards (kinda like the emmy's).
We were all Farscape guest cast spotting as normal.
Anyway - there sitting at the "All Saints" table was Tammy McIntosh (couldnt miss her -the camera man showed her quite often) All Saints is a medical drama - most popular here in Australia.
Well - not too panicked at this stage as there were photos around after last years awards with Claudia Black at the "Water Rats" table - and she's still in Farscape.
Later on though - the sense of "oops somethings going on here" became stronger when "All Saints" won most popular show award. Tammy was up on stage with the rest of the cast, standing right behind the girl doing the acceptance speach. Again later, whilst going through clips of the show to highlight the talents of two of the show's cast members, there was Tammy in the background wearing a nurses uniform. This, in scenes that havent gone to air here yet. Given that All Saints shoots 44 weeks of the year - one would assume that Tammy isnt trying to shoot two shows at once, but has left Farscape and is now on All Saints. Or maybe she's a semi-regular on both shows? mmmmm.......

Gotta love speculation dont ya??


Janet


4-29-02

Liz has put two and two together and its sound like a bit of spoilage worth posting... Thanks Liz you rock! Please keep updating your whiteboard. <G>

Fran at the con said that she was in episode 73, Ben's episode. We connected that with a statement she said about coming back as one of her previous characters. We narrowed that down to Raxil and M'Lee for obvious reasons. Which then led us to hypothesize why one of those characters would be in Ben's ep.
~Liz


4-27-02

...and they keep coming! This one from PKB.

Kent McCord is heading back to Australia to do 3 episodes for season 4 in May.

Thanks PKBarb


4-26-02 Big News

Well I got a couple of big bits from a new source... Ladies and Gentlemen lets welcome Deep throat... As always this is a new source so we must not take there word as gospel...

1) The first four eps of season four were rewritten b/c "they" wanted a more powerful, action-oriented lead in. Second ep of season was three weeks behind schedule. They had to pull material that they didn't want to use yet and instead bump it up to be used in these first four eps. <There is more but I chose not to post it.>

2) Wayne, Lani and David Franklin (Braca) are back in their roles for season four. Wayne as Scorpy AND Harvey. Braca is alive and he's being given MORE screen time.


3) Claudia is involved in the very least with the second episode of season four. She was filming this at Homebush will the rest (Ben, Wayne, Lani, and David) were at the studios in the harbor.
<There is more but I choose not to post it.>


4) Lani is back as Crais.... somehow. I asked if he was back as just Pilot or as Crais. Deep throat... said both Lani and Wayne were filming!

I would like to thank Deep Throat for this interesting information.

Regards
Karl


4-07-02 Update

Lucy was kind enough to send in a report from Starfury Con.

Hi ya
just to let you know according to Gigi Edgley at the Starfury Defiant convention in
Ben Browders episode there is a sword fight!
OH and Lani Tupu said that he didn't know whether Crais is coming back, but he is still doing Pilot!
From
Lucy M.

Thanks! Lucy


.Season Four 

03-24-02

Hot off the presses here are pics of the latest additions to the Farscape universe. I won't give anything away other then say pick up a copy of TV guide to hear all about these VERY familar looking characters. Has anyone seen Blake's7? Commander Cleavage is a poor copy of Servilan. But hey I am willing to give her a chance. OK enough of my two cents. LOL

All the best and scape on!

Karl

PS Click on the pics if you would like them full size.

Season Four

 

 

Kent McCord returning in season 4???

Here is a wonderful bit from Captain Hornblower that he posted on the Sci Fi BB... Please go and check it out! HERE

"...What a nice guy, and a wonderful actor that I have enjoyed seeing in many a series over the years. By the way, things are in the works now for him to return in Season 4, but he says the details still have to be worked out."

I thought you all would want to know what he had to say.

Captain Hornblower

03-22-02


Hey guys well I hope this new kinder lighter Farscape doesn't go too far I will say that I miss the dynamic of season 1 and an a bit tired of the scorpi and scorpi chip thing. just my two cents... If you have any news about season four please drop me an email... Thanks

Karl

Transcribed from Farscape Magazine #6

Season 4 Season to be “The Best Year Yet!”

Six weeks into the filming schedule for season four of Farscape, David Kemper talks to Martin Eden about how it’s all shaping up.

“Oh sh*t,” says executive producer David Kemper on the phone from Sydney. “Are we supposed to be doing season four? Ben and I have been surfing. Oh cr*p. I’ve gotta write a script.”

As fans of his regular Farscape magazine column will have gathered, Kemper is, of course, just joking around with us. Season four began filming on 7 January 2002 at the Homebush Bay Studios in Sydney and at the time of writing (mid February), four episodes were already pretty much in the can. “We’re actually seeing the rough cut of the first episode next week.” Says Kemper, excitedly, “and I’ve heard from the editor and the people in post-production that you’re not goanna believe it. It’s gonna twist people around and people are gonna say, ‘we hate you and we love, you.’ I can’t tell you what’s going on – just know that you won’t be disappointed and it’ll be Farscape. We just keep pushing it. You’ll just go ‘wow’.”

As for the general direction of season four, Kemper indicates that it will be another big year for Crichton. “Crichton’s been out in space long enough that he’s no longer a stranger to his environment. And now I think it might be time for him to stop being reactive and maybe become a little proactive. I think this year Crichton has some decisions to make and some goals to set for himself.”

“This year’s gonna start out the way it always does,” continues Kemper. “We’re starting a new chapter in the book. However because I like to do things differently, this season will start out with a significant difference in how we tell the story and viewers will not be able to predict what’s happening. They’ll follow it, they’ll scream at the their TV, they’ll yell at us, and they’ll go on this journey.

“We’re gonna be throwing a great deal of surprises at the fans totally. I can only tell you that we know specifically the stories through the first 14 episodes. And there isn’t one episode there that I’m not already proud of. I’ve been doing this for a number of years. You can tell when something’s working, and it’s working. And I’m very hopeful at this early stage that this will be the best year yet.

“The show will also look very different this year. Not only will there be a new title sequence, but the show will not be broadcast in widescreen, much to the excitement of the whole Farscape cast and crew.

All in all, it’s looking highly promising. “We’re making great Farscape,” Kemper concluded. “Great, great Farscape.”


Here is a great installment of info from Bandicoot,

 

Interviews with David Kemper and Rockne S. O'Bannon in issue 90 of
Dreamwatch. heres some of the juicer stuff...

Also, some pictures... one of which I dont recognise, I've seen all but
three episodes, but a friend who has seen ALL the series didnt recognise
it either. It shows Crichton, wearing sunglasses, standing by pilot,
holding a circus poster that has a pic of pilot with the words "ALIVE!
Lobster boy. FROM SPACE!" the along the bottom of the poster, "Dont let
your children too close!!! It's Weeeeird! Count his arms!". I'll try and
get a scan of it for you.

Now, the interviews...

RSB

Of my latter two scripts for season three, [Fractures] delves into the
Crichton/Aeryn relationship more deeply, and the other [Lion's den part
2] is a particularly significant episode for Captain Crais.

(Don't know if I'm looking into this, but unless he means that apperant
death is significant, I think Crais will be back from that)

Also, he syas...

"I guess if I were to crystalise the upcomming season, I'd refer to it
as 'FARSCAPE EXTREME".

DK

(In reply to "Any clues about season four?")

In the same way we've played around with the two Crichtons [in season three], we are going to explode another convention that I beleive no
other science fiction space show has done. We're going to do another of
those conventions and it's going to look like, "Oh yeah, I've seen this:
this is the 'blank-blank' episode..." But what viewers aren't going to
get is that we're doing it in a radically different way, and it's not
the 'blank-blank' episode, it's the 'blank-blank' theme [of the year].
It's going to unfold in a radically unique way, and it will sustain
itself in the way that the two crichtons idea sustaind itself. And it
will radically change the show.

Bandicoot,

Thanks for the great Info!!!

Regards

Karl

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