The Cast of Farscape – Then And Now by HollywoodNuts

The Cast of Farscape – Then And Now by HollywoodNuts

Australian-American science fiction television program Farscape was initially created for the Nine Network. As their anchor series, it made its US debut on SciFi Friday on March 19, 1999, at 8:00 p.m. EST. Rockne S. O’Bannon came up with the idea for the show, which was made by The Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Entertainment.

The diverse alien make-up and prosthetics were created by the Jim Henson Company, while two regular characters (the animatronic puppets Rygel and Pilot) were wholly designed by the Creature Shop.

Although there were five seasons of the show planned, it was abruptly cancelled after the fourth season’s filming wrapped up, leaving the finale on a cliffhanger. Later, co-producer Brian Henson acquired the rights to Farscape, opening the door for a three-hour miniseries titled Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, which Henson also directed, to resolve the cliffhanger. The creator was supposed to return for a web series in 2007, but production has been postponed numerous times. In December 2008, a comic book miniseries that was consistent with both the series and the anticipated webisodes was published.

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars received a remaster in 2019 from Amazon Prime Video.

Crichton makes enemies while having the best of intentions, with Scorpius being his main adversary. There are a few stand-alone stories, but the show primarily follows progressive story arcs that start with the Peacekeepers’ ultimate recapture of them, continue with Crichton’s search for another wormhole back to Earth, and end with a race to develop wormhole-based weapons. Aeryn’s connection with Crichton, his preoccupation with wormhole technology, and the haunting neural clone of Scorpius that resides in his head are some of the characters whose personalities are examined in secondary arcs.

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