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One of the Four Greatest Television Programmes Ever Made,
This review is from: Farscape : The Ultimate Complete Collection [DVD] (DVD)
Some people have tried to dismiss `Farscape' as an Australian `Blake's Seven' or `Buck Rogers.' But although it didn't have a unifying message like `Deep Space 9' or `Babylon 5,' it was still one of the most consistently excellent science fiction series ever made.
`SG-1' and `Deep Space 9' were almost ruined by too many bad episodes and hastey re-writes. Most other science fiction is groaning under the weight of its clichés and `Black & White' morality. But amazingly, almost every episode of `Farscape' was exceptional from beginning to end.
The acting was incredible, the scripts were just as good, and the `Jim Henson' Company's special effects were always spectacular and integral to the story.
Even the 'will they, won't they' between Kryten and Ayren, the `Comic Relief' and the few clichéd episodes (often the downfall of many science fiction programmes) were exceptionally well-written and performed. But at the end of the day, since the Science and Technology was justly pushed to one side, the brilliance of this series was almost entirely the result of its wonderful characters.
John Kryten: the human trapped in a strange part of the galaxy and desperate to find his way home.
Khar Dhargo: the Luxan warrior who seems doomed to never be happy.
Ayren Sunn: the `Peacekeeper' soldier, raised obey orders and slaughter without mercy who learns to be something more.
Cpt. Krais: The `Peacekeeper' Captain who first hunts Kryten to take revenge for the death of his brother, but who also learns to be something better than a mindless thug.
And Scorpius: the `Peacekeeper' who later hunts Kryten, desperate to steal the knowledge that he possesses.
Even if you aren't a fan of science fiction, I would highly recommend this series. And in my humble opinion, it is still one of the most amazing stories ever told.
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2009 07:38:35 GMT
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Rebecca Joynes says:
Ok, I accept this is nitpicking, but couldn't the names have been spelt right?
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