Farscape: The Complete Collection: DVD Review
Farscape - The Complete Collection
Released by Magna Home Ent
The Aussie/ American scifi Jim Henson TV
series finally gets a complete box release which pulls together the four series
and the spin off TV movie, The Peacekeeper Wars.
Ben Browder acquired plenty of devoted fans in this series - he's
John Crichton, an American astronaut, who ends up in the wrong part of space
after traversing a worm hole (always the way).
Picked up by a living spaceship, Crichton finds himself forced to
live with the aliens as he tries to get home. But his quest to get back puts him
into direct conflict with Scorpius, the leader of the Peacekeepers, a bunch of
Farscape was innovative for its
time - and this collection, complete with a range of special features,
interviews and docos explains why. With some top of the range animatronic
puppetry, the series certainly offered something different to the genre - and
thanks to some pretty impressive writing, the stories proffered up something
But where the creators succeeded in
this was the characters - their humanity (despite the fact they're primarily
aliens) gave the show the credence it needed - and because of that, the writing
rarely dropped in quality (although as ever with a series like this, there are
exceptions). Plus later seasons become a little inpenetrable if you've not been
there from the start.
An impressively culled
together set,The Farscape Collection offers hours of entertainment and a
reminder of why Jim Henson was such the visionary.