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Originally posted by Jonna
Does anyone have any updated info on the forthcoming mini series? I haven't heard anything new in months! Farscape was the last show that I actually watched on a weekly basis.
Originally posted by intrepid
Nice to see fans of the most innovative sci-fi show in 30 years.
Dumped but not forgotten, Farscape returns as an epic four-hour miniseries. Here's the exclusive scoop for long-suffering Scapers.
By Ileane Rudolph
Everybody knows wormholes suck. But in March 2003, when SCI FI Channel pulled Farscape through a wormhole and into cancellation after only four seasons, that *really* sucked for the show's army of stunned fans. They were left on the edge of their couches wondering what would happen to John Crichton (Ben Browder) and his alien pregnant lover Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) after they were vaporized into a mass of tiny crystals.
Farscape's fans--who proudly call themselves "Scapers"--mounted a massive effort to save the witty, inventive series.
Fan campaigns succeed about as often as astronauts disappear in space, but this time the Scapers pulled it off. The result: Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, a four-hour October mini-series produced by Hallmark Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company for SCI FI. Grateful producer-director Brian Henson promises to deliver "everything the fans want. We never would have made it without [them]. The consortium of British financiers that came together [to fund the miniseries] approached me because of what the fans were doing."
Why did SCI FI, which dumped the series, coop up the miniseries? "It was [offered to us at] a price we could afford," says a network source. "Airing it was a no-brainer."
Henson bills The Peacekeeper Wars as an "epic romance set against a huge war" that even viewers new to Farscape will enjoy. Here are some tantalizing plot tidbits.
- Dearly departed Zhaan (Virginia Hey), the much-missed blue priestess, may resurface.
- The lilliputian tyrant, Rygel XVI, becomes unexpectedly pregnant--with Aeryn's baby!
- The beauty, Sikozu (Raelee Hill), and the beast, Scorpius (Wayne Pygram)? They've bonded.
- And John and Aeryn decrystallize to raise their family in peace--only to get caught in the middle of an interstellar war.
If enough people watch, Henson says, there could be a Farscape theatrical movie or even a possible spin-off series, with Browder in command. "A role like John Crichton is an absolute gift," he says. "I'd be a fool not to want to do it."