Question: I don't know about you, but I was quite excited to learn that there will be new Farscape episodes, even if they'll just be shown on the Web. What is your opinion of these "webisodes”? I know Battlestar Galactica has done them in the past. Are they novelty items that are around just to promote a website? Or are they a legitimate storytelling medium?
Answer: For me, there's no downside in reviving the Farscape franchise, even if only for the webisphere in bite-size minisodes. It's not yet clear just how long each of these 10 installments will be, but they probably won't be more than a handful of minutes. They certainly won't be full-length episodes. The deal was brand-new when Sci Fi announced it over the weekend, and details are still scarce. I know Sci Fi hopes to use original core characters and actors, and you have to figure Ben Browder at the very least is a strong candidate to return, since he's still in business with Sci Fi, developing a future miniseries. The real issue
Sci Fi Channel announced at the summer TCA press tour that cult fave Farscape is returning in the form of a 10-part broadband-channel series. The cabler is also giving Battlestar Galactica fans an eight-part series of broadcast "minisodes" concerning the original Cylon war and leading up to the Nov. 24 premiere of the full-length "Razor." These shorts and the full episode will then be packaged together on a DVD, as well as offered on the channel's website. Sci Fi's new offerings in development include The Awesomes, an animated series from SNL's Seth Meyers; Going Homer, an Odyssey-inspired six-hour miniseries from Farscape star Ben Browder and producer Andrew Prowse; and God, Inc., a sitcom about His administrative staff.
Well, its all come down to this: 10 seasons. Over 200 episodes. Adventure. Laughter. Tears. And as this is the last episode of our journey together, I will make this my last TV Guide blog entry.Thanks be to all of you who have grown with us over the years. It has been a true pleasure, and one Im sure I will not see the likes of again. The years have gone by so fast
so fast. So much has changed, in my life, and in the lives of those around me. And Im sure of yours too.I was reminded as recently as yesterday how much can happen in 10 years. I shared a conversation on the plane with Katee Sackoff (of Battlestar Galactica fame — for those living under boulders) who enlightened me that she used to watch the early seasons of Stargate with her father
when she was 17. Holy crap. That aged me.I was a single boy of 26 years when we took our first steps through the gate, and now I speak to you as a father of three at 36 years old. It really does fly, doesn...
Wow. I have not gotten into so much trouble for not completing my homework assignment since grade 9. You have no idea how many people have been riding me like Zorro for not keeping up with this blog. Thanks for caring. "I'mmmmmm back!" Well, not to make any excuses, but we have been shooting the second SG-1 movie, Continuum, for the last three weeks and things have been a bit hectic. Not to mention the fact that the first shooting week overlapped with my wife's last week of filming her movie on Vancouver Island, so I was working during the day and being both mother and father at night. This wouldn't have been that much of a chore if my daughter Mia hadn't gotten a bad cold in Victoria, and happened to keep both her and I up through the entire first night before filming. Zero sleep is not the best way to kick off the work week. "Tough darts, Batman." Anywho, the filming for Continuum has been great: frozen sets, Air Force F-15s and Richard Dean Anderson's return all crammed inside tw...
Farscape, I got. Farscape, I liked. Farscape, I miss. But Stargate SG-1? Um, no. Nonetheless, MGM Television has given the green light to a pair of TV-movies based on its hit sci-fi series. The first, Stargate: The Ark of Truth, will wrap up the main story line from the show's last two seasons. The second, Stargate: Continuum, will kick off a new adventure. On board are leads Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks, and Farscape alumni Ben Browder and Claudia Black. I'll say it again: Farscape, I miss.