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  • FARSCAPE: The Peacekeeper Wars

    No one has really been posting much reaction to the mini, so I'll post my quick thoughts now.
    >>>>>>>SPOILERS>>>>>>>>





























    The make-up seemed...off...somehow. I'm not sure if they were able to get their original make-up artist back or not, but it didn't seem to have the same colorful and realistic quality it had in the series.

    The same can be said of the puppets. Rigel seemed more green and less animated. The animated thing could just have been the fact that he wasn't a major character in the mini so we rarely got a good moment with him. Pilot's voice was off, you could tell it was Lani Tupu more often than not. Not sure what was up there.

    The FX make-up on Scorpius was darker. All of the cast except Ben and Claudia seem to have gained weight. Though Gigi's body didn't look bigger, her face did. Maybe just me.

    All of the characters seemed slightly off. I think this was mainly due to the rush of the story they were telling. It seemed as though they were rushing through everything to wrap up this element of the Farscape universe, which is what they were having to do, thus missing some great character moments and comedic moments which I wanted to see.

    It would've been a much more effective 6 hour mini than 4 hour mini. Too much story to tell in too little time. Because of this they didn't have the great character moments and subplots that the series was well known for.

    A few of the blue screen FX seemed poor, although after seeing the climactic FX I would guess that they spent most of the budget there, wonderful moment!

    A little mention of the clue Crichton found in S4 (I think) about the genetic connectedness of the galactic races was given and answered, though in passing almost and never mentioned again (it was a Stargatish moment, but I still think it worked very well), though I would've liked to hear more about it.

    All in all I give the mini a good review. It was great seeing them all back together, even though they *******MAJOR SPOILER!********supposedly killed off Jool, Sikozu and mainly D'Argo (although the moment where John and Aeryn name the baby D'Argo made me tear up). I say supposedly since we never actually see any of the characters die and D'Argo actually said he would see Crichton again.

    The climax and epilogue were great and well worth the ride. The mini felt rushed, yes, but over all a good ending for the series finally and a nice place to leave us if a feature film never materializes like the producers want.









    *******END SPOILERS**********






    That's it, watch it, it's great and fun!

    CE

    PS: Here's the link to the ratings. It did extremely well! Sci-Fi should now be appropriately ashamed for cancelling it in the first place and forcing the writer to boil S5 down to 4 hours a year later.

    http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-m...0/20/11.00.sfc
    Anthony Flessas
    Writer/Producer/Director,
    SP Pictures


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  • #2
    I haven't had the chance to see it yet. Since I'll be on the road for a few days next week, I'll move it to laptop to watch it in flight. Although I never really got into the series since it was before I had access to SciFi channel.

    Thanks for the spoiler space CE
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    • #3
      Yeah saw it,funny as hell!!

      The only thing that i got pissed off about was (SPOILER BELOW)






      At the end when they float in space...like wtf....ok Dargo but her??
      Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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      • #4
        ***SPOILERS***






































        I say supposedly since we never actually see any of the characters die and D'Argo actually said he would see Crichton again.
        Technically, way back when, you never saw Z'hann die either, she just kinda faded away. But the fact that she was sacrificing herself and that the ship she was in utterly tore itself apart immediately afterwards... you don't need to buy a clue.

        Ditto D'Argo, Grunshleg, and Sikozu who have no apparent way off the planet they are on, and no way past hordes of Scarren shock troops, just a little bit before the entire planet was quite voraciously eaten. Call me crazy - but I think they're dead.

        In fact, this should be telling about Farscape - when there is a body left (Grunshleg, Aeryn/John (multiple)), chances are they'll be back.






































        ***END***

        All in all, I didn't notice any makeup problems or anything like that. Chiana seemed a little un-Chiana like in the beginning, and Jothee showing up in the middle was done kinda awkward too. In any case, I was too happy to see the end of the Farscape tale. And that's what this was, essentially - a full Season 5 storyboard vacuum packed into four hours and capped with a grand finale finish.

        It was damn good.
        Last edited by Radhil; 10-20-2004, 12:37 PM.
        Radhil Trebors
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        • #5
          I would agree.

          On to the big screen!!!!!
          Anthony Flessas
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          SP Pictures


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          • #6
            I thought it was a little rushed too. It would have looked much better as a full season.

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            • #7
              It was frelling good!!

              (A more proper review when and if I have a chance.)
              Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
              James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

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              • #8
                colonyearth; quick thoughts
                what`s with all the negative vibes dude!?

                Sci-Fi should now be appropriately ashamed for cancelling it in the first place and forcing the writer to boil S5 down to 4 hours a year later.
                my thoughts with the idiots running sci-fi have been slightly to the right of Atilla The Hun ever since they killed Farscape, getting the show back in any form only slightly changes that feeling.
                "The trouble with being a cynic is that you eventually get labelled as a highly reliable fortune-teller"

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                • #9
                  Don't know what you mean by negative vibes.

                  I am a filmmaker so I tend to see even small alterations as if they're jumping up and down in front of me like some jester in neon yellows and purples (but in purple he's stunning ).

                  I did say that I liked it. I will not give it carte-blanche however simply because it's FARSCAPE and I'm a major fan. I will support it fully, but will call them out when something didn't work.

                  Overall, I thought it was a wonderful mini. Considering that they had to boil a full season into 4 hours, I thought they did a fantastic job. I missed the character interplay that was signature to the series. I thought the make-up was different and not as crisp. And I thought two or three of the blue screen FX weren't all they could be.

                  But did it deliver? Yes. Do I want a feature film now? Yes. Am I pissed off that they killed D'Argo and now he can't be in any film? Yes.

                  If a film never happens however, I'm more than happy and satisfied with the ending they have now provided and will be buying it on DVD as soon as it hits the stands.

                  CE

                  PS: B5 is the greatest SF series ever made IMO. I cannot wait for TMoS and will rush to see it opening day! However, though I may respect JMS with all my heart, though I adore the B5 universe and all the enlightenment and wonder it has given me, I will still call JMS to task if the film doesn't deliver or work.

                  It's the filmmaker in me. I see a mistake or problem and I won't ignore it, I'll call it out.
                  Last edited by colonyearth; 10-21-2004, 09:33 AM.
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                  • #10
                    D'Argo
                    Sleeping in Light-----Darnit! Shut the Window.

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                    • #11
                      D'Argo Sun-Crichton
                      Such... is the respect paid to science that the most absurd opinions may become current, provided they are expressed in language, the sound of which recalls some well-known scientific phrase
                      James Clerk Maxwell (1831-79)

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                      • #12
                        I'm reminded, for some reason, of the old gag.

                        One guy bumps into his friend and asks,
                        "Hi ya pal, hows the wife?"
                        To which he replies,
                        "Better than nothin'"

                        We could quite easily have been left with that cliffhanger for all time (ala Twin Peaks)

                        And I for one am happy to see any footage of Ben's trousers, Though I agree a whole season would have been better than 4 hrs but as I said, It's better than nothin.
                        I have the wings for Bingo.

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                        • #13
                          It was a little rushed, but that same fact also made it a complete rollercoaster to watch. I'm really gonna miss D'argo, even though there probably won't be any more continuations, unless we are extremely lucky. John and D'argo really "made" the show with their "best buddies" onscreen bond.
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                          • #14
                            Don't know what you mean by negative vibes.

                            I am a filmmaker so I tend to see even small alterations as if they're jumping up and down in front of me like some jester in neon yellows and purples (but in purple he's stunning ).
                            my appologies COLONYEARTH, i mistook your analysis as a fellow filmmaker out of context as just another put down on the show.
                            "The trouble with being a cynic is that you eventually get labelled as a highly reliable fortune-teller"

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                            • #15
                              I love FARSCAPE and have been a fan since it first aired. While I loved what we got, I will admit it could've been better.

                              As for future incarnations of the FARSCAPE universe, considering how well it did in the ratings, I think that is a given. I know that the creators want to make the leap to the big screen with it. I'm all for that.

                              I only hope they find a way to bring D'Argo back for such a leap.

                              CE
                              Anthony Flessas
                              Writer/Producer/Director,
                              SP Pictures


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