Monday, September 08, 2008

Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars

Well, after a long time I've finally managed to wrap up Farscape, watching the final 3 hour miniseries/movie on DVD and a decent-size LCD TV. Long time in coming, but I finally got there.

It was fitting end, and I'm glad I was able to watch it on the same day as the final episode of Season 4, which ended on the ultimate to-be-continued cliff-hanger, that only pretentious retard commentators could possibly have regarded as a form of 'completion'—unless it was the 'completion' one would also find in death, but which I, as everybody should know by now, consider futile and stupid. And, yes, there were those. There always are.

In the event, the actual 'final scene' was just the opposite and just as slightly crazy and dizzy as much of the series had been, if only because it was to unabashedly open and hopeful. And, for those in the know, the 'internal' farewell between John Crichton and Scorpius's neural implant—nicknamed 'Harvey' by John Crichton, in allusion to the 1950 James Stewart movie—was both, homage to and piss-take of, the final moments of 2001: A Space Odyssey, done with a very firm but reverent tongue-in-cheek.

I can't even begin to summarize what I want to say about Farscape, because there's just so much, and I just don't have the time. Besides, it would just be 'commentary', and why should I deprive you of the fun of watching it yourself? It's still available on your friendly bittorrent p2p network, so if you have the bandwidth, by all means go for it. Why deprive yourself of a memorable 63 hours of great story telling, that you might otherwise spend watching dumb-ass news, reality shows, soapies, sports or other, often ad-laced, trash?

Even better, consider buying the series (1 2 3 4 5) on DVD. If only it weren't so damn expensive!

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