Monday, July 18, 2005

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Some years back, I chanced upon a quirky sci-fi show that soon became one of my most anticipated Wednesday night events. At first, I thought Farscape would be the cliched lost-man-tries-to-find-his-way-home, but it quickly turned out to be a lot of things that I wasn't expecting. It was strange, funny, thought-provoking, and dramatic. It was everything I thought a sci-fi show should be.

Somewhere in the third season, though, AXN quietly dropped the show. Possibly it might have had something to do with broadcast rights. So my interest waned somewhat, and it didn't help that the storyline was so strange and so involved that missing a few episodes would throw someone off track. Ultimately, the series also met an untimely death.

But, it's back for one last curtain call. "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars" is showing this month on the Hallmark Channel. Here's the synopsis:

When a full-scale war is engaged by the evil Scarran Empire the Peacekeeper Alliance has but one hope: reassemble human astronaut John Crichton, once sucked into the Peacekeeper galaxy through a wormhole. Crichton’s task: recreate the invaluable wormhole weapon and flush the entire Peacekeeper race to safety before the last war of an era brings an end to the universe.

I caught it last night, but I was so tired I couldn't keep my eyes open. Fortunately, there's an encore presentation tonight. Yay!


  1. Try Joss Whedon's Firefly.

  2. Thanks, Migs (Paraz? Arguelles? someone else?) I'll give that a shot, as soon as I find it. Any recommendations where to get it?

  3. Oops, that was me. You got it right the second time. :) I'm not sure where to get it. It was actually cancelled after half a season, around 2002, but it has a large cult following and an upcoming feature film, due to highly successful DVD sales. I don't know where the DVD is sold, though. I just found the episodes... elsewhere. :P