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Mark Fletcher
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Ok,

Being stuck at home for the last couple of weeks, Ive had the opportunity to watch as many Farscape episodes as possible (SciFi broadcast all four seasons), after watching "The Peacekeeper Wars", I still dont have a frell(?)ing idea whats going on.

If you watched the mini series, what did you think of it?


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Jim Yingst
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Well, I loved it. But they didn't make much effort to explain things to new viewers, did they? How many episodes did you manage to see first? And how many specifically from the fourth season - or for that matter, the last four episodes or so? There's quite a lot of backstory built up here, and they used most all of it. Which made for a very good payoff for longtime fans, but maybe not for recent converts. Too bad. But I thought it tied things up fairly well, while still leaving room for further sdquels if they get the opportunity. I'll miss D'Argo though. (Um, assuming he's really gone - I suppose he's not necessarily any worse off than John and Aeryn were at the beginning of the episode. Or Aeryn at the end of season 2 for that matter. But it felt final, relatively. And the final scene with D'argo Sun Crichton really got to me. Sniff...


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I'll miss D'Argo though.


Though they never actually did show him die. Could leave things open.

There is that small matter of the planet being pulled apart by the wormhole, but hey, it's Sci Fi!


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P.S. I really enjoyed the mini-series. More please.
Mark Fletcher
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:


Though they never actually did show him die. Could leave things open.

There is that small matter of the planet being pulled apart by the wormhole, but hey, it's Sci Fi!


Black Hole eating up planet > D'Argo taking bolt to the chest.

The way that Sci Fi were pimping the Peacekeeper Wars suggested that is was the end of the series. At least that was the impression that I got on *every* commercial break tha SciFi screened

Without mentioning spoilers though; where could Farscape go from here? So many plot threads were resolved...
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Black Hole eating up planet > D'Argo taking bolt to the chest.

Generally speaking, a black hole is a pretty good trump card. Though just as Bear points out that we don't see D'Argo die, we don't know that D'Argo (alive or dead) was still on the planet when it went kablooie. Yeah, it looked like he's probably toast, but this is Farscape. They've survived worse. Similarly, Jool may or may not have survived the destruction of the Eidolon temple (plus a huge amount of surrounding countryside - it was visible from orbit, after all). It's just that in Jool's case, no one really cares.

The way that Sci Fi were pimping the Peacekeeper Wars suggested that is was the end of the series. At least that was the impression that I got on *every* commercial break tha SciFi screened

"All great stories come to an end. But this one... isn't... over... yet". I understood that to mean that season 4 wasn't the end. It doesn't say one way or the other whether FS:TPKW is the end. But at least, if this is the end, it's a good one. Unlike the end of season 4.

(Actually, I thought the last episode of S4 was a pretty damn good ending - up until the last two minutes or so. )

Without mentioning spoilers though; where could Farscape go from here? So many plot threads were resolved...

Well, there's Grayza. "For the sake of our children... I will agree to a settlement." I think "our" was intended to be a bit more inclusive than might have been apparent. She did basically turn Crichton into her boy toy for an episode or two in season 4, right? (Heck, if John's going to get captured by the enemy, he could do a lot worse, right?) They could also visit Hyneria (which they explicitly mentioned a couple times, right?) or Nebari - which Chi would never dream of mentioning if she could possibly help it, but you gotta figure that with the PKs and Scarrans at peace, now's the time for a third party to step forward to raise some hell - and the Nebari are a good candidate here, I think. Then too, how effective is a peace that was negotiated at gunpoint? The PKs and Scarrans are still a bunch of conniving b@$+@rds, after all.
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