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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    I am beyond exciteded. Hope we get more news soon.

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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    Quote Originally Posted by SciFiFan View Post
    I am beyond exciteded. Hope we get more news soon.
    I'm sure we will. I'm personally hoping for at least something more by the end of the week. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed though.

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    As will I.

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    It is about time the Scifi Channel realizes and does something sci-fi-ish.

    Now, in respect to the money side of it, yeah it is impossible to make money off of just internet broadcasting, because everything eventually ends up on youtube. But if they where to shoot episodes of shows like this, then go back in editing and insert at certain time points advertisements for show sponsors then I don't see any reason this couldn't work. Because to remove those sponsors someone would have to actually take the time to edit the entire show before reposting it to a media sharing site. If they don't remove the sponsors then that is even more viewership the sponsors would pay for.

    Seriously, something like Farscape might never reach one million views on the Scifi Channel, but will probably reach one million unique views on the internet within a day or so. You couple that with an eventual TV run, if not an actual rebirth of the show and you begin to see why sci-fi fans matter!

    To be honest, I think every TV studio that considers canceling a sci-fi show needs to sell internet advertising for the show and release the episodes for download at the same time they are shown on television. I have a feeling no sci-fi show would ever get canceled if they did that.

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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    Unexpected, but not neccessarily welcome news.

    Web-based implies a fairly low budget, and the fact they don't seem to have any of the cast on board yet is worrying. I don't like the sound of "short films" either. Web-based also suggests sciffy are going to charge you for the pleasure. If its good I'll get it on DVD but web-based stuff just isn't good enough quality to warrent paying for it.
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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    I'm hoping that most of the core cast members will be involved and that the web series is a preliminary to a larger Farscape project. Anyway, it's great to see the web series announcement getting so much press. I found this article pretty amusing: 'Farscape to Return, Break Internet'.

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    I have to admit I'm partial about it. I guess it all depeds on where they take the story - but as people mentioned, so far none of the cast are confirmed- I'd have waited with such an anouncement til I have at least one major cast member, and the fact they didn't would suggest noen are willing to commit themselves jsut yet. (Not to mention not all cast can return, as they did the mistake of killing D'Argo in PKW).

    As people mentioned, length might be a major issue. There's only as much you can do with the usually short length of webisodes/ mini episodes - as I pointed out on the Sanctuary bits, one of the show's problems for me was the length of the episodes...

    Also, I'd wait to see who'd be the writers for this project. Farscape had very uneven writers, and while some of their episodes were fantastic others were jsut compeltely horrible. Then again, as logn as I don't see Justin Mungo confirmed I'm still relatively optimistic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitry View Post
    Also, I'd wait to see who'd be the writers for this project. Farscape had very uneven writers, and while some of their episodes were fantastic others were jsut compeltely horrible. Then again, as logn as I don't see Justin Mungo confirmed I'm still relatively optimistic.
    Odd. Justin Monjo was one of my favorite Farscape writers. "The Locket", anyone. I think he's been doing quite well in Oz TV and Film since Farscape ended.

    Anyway, according to Dave Howe, a SciFi executive, they just cut the deal the day before it was announced. I don't think even Henson knows who they are going to gather to produce these things, on camera or off camera.

    We probably won't know for a while.

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    Oh i am so happy you better be able to get it in the UK lets hope ben browder and claudia black are in it as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by MediaSavant View Post
    Odd. Justin Monjo was one of my favorite Farscape writers. "The Locket", anyone. I think he's been doing quite well in Oz TV and Film since Farscape ended.

    Anyway, according to Dave Howe, a SciFi executive, they just cut the deal the day before it was announced. I don't think even Henson knows who they are going to gather to produce these things, on camera or off camera.

    We probably won't know for a while.
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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    This is great, no, in fact, awesome news, but I think I'll need to hold back on the woohooing because I have a feeling that the new web series won't be available for me.
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    This is the best news I've had in a long while!!!! NEW FARSCAPE!!!!!! HELL YEAH!!!!!!!

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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    Quote Originally Posted by Missster.Freeman View Post
    This is great, no, in fact, awesome news, but I think I'll need to hold back on the woohooing because I have a feeling that the new web series won't be available for me.
    Yuuuup...... considering SCI-FI's track record and all (BSG webisodes anyone?), international viewers probably won't be able to see it. The thing is, this isn't like television- we're not waiting for it to come on our own channels. So how the frak is this going to work?!

    It'll be interesting to see the details when they're released. But if they don't make it available to us, I guess we'll just have to "aquire" it elsewhere.

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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    I thought this was going to be a cartoon type series,atleast that is what i remember hearing awhile back. That way they dont need to sign any of the former stars. And knowing scifi, this will be how they screw this up.


    Though maybe they will do this right and do what they are doing with Sanctuary. But im sure everyone on here knows about Sanctuary right?
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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    Would like to see more Farscape, but only if it's done right.

    For me, it won't be Farscape without Claudia and Ben at least at the start so I'll hold onto my squees until we get some confirmation of who's going to be in it. After that, I'll give it a shot on the Web and hope the quality is there.
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    Default Farscape Revived On SCIFI.COM!!!

    That's right, Scapers! Farscape is coming back via webisodes on the sci-fi channel, just like they did for Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance. Here's the info:

    SCI FI Channel will revive its popular original show Farscape as a Web-based series of short films on SCIFI.COM's SCI FI Pulse broadband network, part of a slate of new original online programming.

    SCI FI has ordered 10 webisodes of Farscape, to be produced by Brian Henson and Robert Halmi Jr. and produced by The Jim Henson Co., in association with RHI Entertainment.

    The series will expand the Farscape universe, but the network had no announcements on casting or premiere dates.

    Other new online series include SCI FI Tech, a companion to SCIFI.COM's SCI FI Tech blog, and Invent This!, which sets out to find the world's quirkiest inventions and get into the minds of the inventors behind each creation.


    And here is the link:

    http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index...d=42431&type=0

    Cool! With the recent cancellation of Stargate: SG-1, I would imagine that Ben Browder and Claudia Black could potentially reprise their roles as John and Aeryn. Maybe the story will focuse on little D'argo and may even include some surprises along the way, such as Big D'argo surviving, for starters. Just the same, this is going to be awesome!
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    Default Re: Farscape Revived On SCIFI.COM!!!

    Yes we know, there's been a thread up for several days. Please use the search feature, or at least scan the front page of the sub-forum before posting.
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    Default Re: Farscape returns in Web-based series

    I doubt they will have any of the cast.

    I don't see a season 5 happening, maybe Farscape movies. To me it seems they are testing the water for a spinoff.

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    Default Re: Farscape Revived On SCIFI.COM!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jds1982 View Post
    Yes we know, there's been a thread up for several days. Please use the search feature, or at least scan the front page of the sub-forum before posting.
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