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Reply #50 on: April 23, 2009, 03:19:03 PM
It takes a very long time to find it's feet but has, to my mind, the best season finales of anything I've watched in the last five years.  The combination of epic scale SF and small, fragile people caught in events far bigger than them is incredibly well done.  Plus you have to have a certain respect for any series that uses 'We're So Screwed' as an episode title.



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Reply #51 on: May 27, 2009, 08:11:33 PM
I've finally figured out Farscape.  It is somebody's RPG that was turned into a television series.

Just an off the cuff list:

1.  Characters are thrown together due to extraordinary circumstances.
2.  New characters are added as the group of gamers gets new members.
3.  There are episodes that don't include all of the characters.  This could have been due to players not being able to make it to game.
4.  Misunderstood NPC becomes a tenuous ally instead of enemy.
5.  When Chrichton is cloned, it could have been because there were split sessions, and one player was at both sessions.
6.  The group is well known enough that they have a reputation, yet are not easily found by the "bad guys".
7.  There are specialist characters, ex-military, vamp, exiled ruler, etc.
8.  Dream sequences.
9.  Bad science.
10.  NPC's that had been antagonists are recruited to go against a tougher enemy.



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Reply #52 on: May 27, 2009, 09:56:10 PM
I've finally figured out Farscape.  It is somebody's RPG that was turned into a television series.

Just an off the cuff list:

1.  Characters are thrown together due to extraordinary circumstances.
2.  New characters are added as the group of gamers gets new members.
3.  There are episodes that don't include all of the characters.  This could have been due to players not being able to make it to game.
4.  Misunderstood NPC becomes a tenuous ally instead of enemy.
5.  When Chrichton is cloned, it could have been because there were split sessions, and one player was at both sessions.
6.  The group is well known enough that they have a reputation, yet are not easily found by the "bad guys".
7.  There are specialist characters, ex-military, vamp, exiled ruler, etc.
8.  Dream sequences.
9.  Bad science.
10.  NPC's that had been antagonists are recruited to go against a tougher enemy.

 :D  Somebody needs to do a "Darths & Droids" treatment of Farscape.

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Reply #53 on: August 19, 2009, 01:41:10 AM
Finished Farscape.  I watched them all, ignoring stePH's advice.

I don't think the lst episodes were horrible.  I did, however, watch the entire series in a relatively short time span.  It will be intersting to watch them again some time, knowing where everything is heading.

I still have The Peace Keeper Wars to watch.

All in all, a fun series.  The things I had problems with improved as the series went along.  I have lots of issues with the show, still, but they'd be spoilerish.



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Reply #54 on: August 19, 2009, 05:08:37 AM
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I still have The Peace Keeper Wars to watch.


Don't.  Just ... don't.  You watched season 4; wasn't that bad enough?

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Reply #55 on: September 01, 2009, 11:50:26 AM
B5. (sigh). I remember B5 when it was all new and unseen.


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Reply #56 on: July 31, 2018, 06:53:47 PM
The Legend of the Seeker is based on Wizard's First Rule. 

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Reply #57 on: March 19, 2019, 10:09:54 AM
A few years back I was at a con where Andreas Katsulas, Jason Carter and Richard Biggs finished a board together. They were interesting. Directly two of the three are gone, young.


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Reply #58 on: May 03, 2019, 06:25:08 AM
There's really no doubt that Star Trek is the best. And popularity would overwhelming agree! It's great to start with the original but you can skip it if you want and start with The Next Generation and keep going in order with Deep Space 9, and Voyager. You can skip Enterprise, but it's okay.



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Reply #59 on: October 18, 2019, 03:26:53 PM
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