to a place like nothing you have ever seen before... An alteration of
the very fabric of all we know... The sign post up ahead welcomes you
Now on this our first
exploration of the Karlsweb Re-Zoned. Let us imagine back to the early
days during the evolution of Farscape if Rockne S. O'Bannon had made a
deal with Paramount instead of Henson, and brought in Rick Berman, Chief
executive producer of Star Trek: the next Generation, Star Trek: Deep
Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager and Enterprise. Imagine if Rick Berman
gained control of the series, what would the cutting edge dynamic show we
call Farscape look like? Well here is some Speculative Fiction of what our
little show might be like under the sphere of Rick Berman. Here is what
Rick would do to make the show we know and love BETTER!
Farscape's Pilot is the most original character I have seen
in a long time. Not since the Space Jockey in the first Aliens film
have we seen anything like this. Although conceptually touched upon
in the STNG episode Tin Man, this character is wonderful. Moya's
Pilot is more than just that, he is a traveler companion to Moya.
Pilot is a symbiont who is the crew's only true interaction with the
wonderful Biomechanoid ship.
RB: in early drafts of the show, Rockne wanted some
silly crab thing to interface with the ship and be its eyes and
ears. He wanted to do this with a puppet! Can you image that!!!!! I
mean we aren't doing the Thunderbirds here, now are we?
We have taken a more simple route so as not to confuse the Sci
Fi fans out there. Moya the sentient computer on board the ship has
a pretty holographic interface that talks to the crew directly. I
mean who would want to have the mystery of a thinking ship and not
know what it is thinking.
JOOLUSHKO TUNAI FENTA
Jool is a young alien woman of remarkable accomplishment.
Strikingly beautiful with orange-and-yellow-hued skin offset by a
mane of wild, silken hair, she has a fiery temperament to match her
RB: Jewel is played by Megan Mullally. We
were lucky to get her after her three-year stint at the Betty Ford
MM: What... Ya it's like Star Track, I think... I
don't know, really. I just show up and do my lines. I have a great
mini bar in my trailer.
RB: Jewel's a wonderful character. Some call her the
scream queen on the set. I call her a warning call for all the
action that is in store for our characters! Isn't this just going to
be the best show?
He has already proven to be a formidable opponent -- cold,
methodical, intelligent, and determined. He is half Sebacean and
half Scarran -- the latter being a species with which I'm not
Despite his mixed origins, Scorpius is intensely loyal to the
Peacekeepers. He was in command of a Gammak Base -- a secret
Peacekeeper research installation deep in the Uncharted Territories.
The purpose of this base, according to Crichton, was to develop
wormhole technology. It is chilling to imagine how much the
Peacekeepers could extend their power if they possessed the ability
to transcend vast distances via wormholes. Fortunately, Scorpius's
research has yet to bear fruit.
The Scorpion King
RB: Space Chase's arch-enemy is played by David Kemper a
struggling writer / actor who needed a break and he was the only one
who fit in the costume at final fitting so he got the job.
DK: Hey it's a living. If I do well enough they say
they might let me submit a script or two. That would be cool to give
me a chance to work outside the mind melting rubber that I have to
wear as the Scorpion King.
RB: The scorpion king is trying to find the mystical
planet called earth. Commander John April holds the key to finding
its where abouts, so with his Brain Scanning Barka lounger he will
track April down and find out how to find Earth.
Command Carrier Captain Bialar
One of the largest sweeping changes in the show is the slow
evolution of this one time, one-dimensional character, Bialar Crais.
He has transformed from a single minded "I am going to get you,
Crichton, if it is the last thing I will do...Yada yada yada," to a
deeper more complex character.
Star Fleet Captain Bi
RB: Could you think of a better choice as
captain then Bill... I mean he is Mister Sci Fi and I find it so
exciting that he is returning to weekly television.
WS: Well I figured what the hell I mean they are
paying me an insane amount and I will have line for line the most
dialog as anyone else on the show...why would I say no?
RB: Chase will be chasing after April for killing his
son in an accident. Later in the series he will become friend and
father figure to April in a very touching way... Can you say
Former first officer to Bialar Crais, now first officer to
Scorpius. He is a no-questions-asked first officer and the epitomy
of what a true Peacekeeper is.
RB: I loved Sean Hayes work on Will & Grace and
felt he would add a comedic offset to Bill Shatner's character.
SH: Well as long as they were open to me being
open. I said sure why not. All the guys running around in leather
what a dream come true...
RB: Bishop is Chase's right sideman; he is loyal and
will do anything for the captain. There is a great episode later in
the season where Bishop and Jewel are trapped on a planet together -
it is Simply Fabulous!
A reptilian race that is a major threat to the Peacekeepers and
the crew of Moya.
RB: A reptilian
race of savage evil. They were described as scaly aliens. That's
where the name came from... Now that's science fiction!!! We looked
into the cost of doing full animatronic heads as it had been called
out in the original script, but where we still had the plaster molds
of the Gorn head, we decided to pay homage to Classic Trek and reuse
them. Isn't it touching that we are going back and paying tribute to
the classics? I get choked up just thinking about it. It will work
just fine and will be a cost-effective way of producing the
Well I hope you enjoyed this little teaser of what was never to
pass... Thank God!
Look for more adventures into the other dimensions of
Farscape in the Future when it will be time once again to enter Karlsweb
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