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  • #64209
    waltersgirl
    Participant

    While there is no way that I can match Marcia’s gracious post at our website’s forum, I did want to stop by and wish you all the best.

    You have nothing to lose, therefore, you have everything to gain. The only people that can defeat you are yourselves. Let no one tell you that what you seek cannot be done. The viewing audience is the consumer. It is your money that they compete for, so let your will be heard, loudly and clearly.

    If we can be of any further assistance, you have only to ask.

    Best of luck,
    Teri

    aka waltersgirl

    co-owner http://www.watchfarscape.com

    #92939
    marcia
    Participant

    Hi Teri!
    Welcome to the board and thanks so much for making the visit and for making a post over here. It means a lot.
    Everyone…….say Hi to Teri and don’t forget to check out Farscape and give their show a chance as well.
    We are working toward a common goal; saving something that means a good deal to us.

    Marcia :)

    #92940
    teresa02
    Participant

    Hi Teri :wave:

    Thanks for the note of support! It’s so good to know that we have so many friends – all with similar beliefs!

    Forgive me, but will someone please explain a little more about Farscape, for the Brits on this site:lwink:

    I found your petition and signed it – any friend of Save John Edward TV, is a friend of mine!

    Thanks!

    Teresa

    #92941
    juju4u0913
    Participant

    Hi Teri,

    We are so glad you joined our big family. Thank You so much for your kind words, they mean so much to us. It’s great to know you want to help us. We appreciate your efforts and if there’s anything we can do to help you, just ask. That’s what friends are for.

    Welcome and God Bless!!!
    Julie
    :jumper: :jumper:

    #92943
    Gail
    Participant

    Thank you, Teri, for stopping by. I also love Farscape.

    Now that you have joined, I hope you stay around long enough to look us over. We have a pretty interesting, wonderful site here.

    Gail :)

    #92945
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    Thank you so much Teri, for stopping by and for your warm wishes. We know that not everyone in the world may share our beliefs, but we seek to make aliances with those who would rather focus on what we do have in common :thumbsup:

    Teresa, Farscape is a cutting-edge science fiction series on the SCIFI channel. It’s a show which I also love! It’s a ground breaking show, with many loyal followers. The show was canceled, but the fans united and made their voice one – and won! Their efforts to save their show which were as cutting-edge and groundbreaking as the show itself, are documented at [url]http://www.savefarscape.com.[/url]

    We looked for the experts in fans uniting, and found them at http://www.watchfarscape.com :thumbsup:

    #92951
    forgiveness
    Participant

    Teri
    Thank you so much for the kind words.
    Well Just as John Edward is a pioneer and example of sticking your neck out because of believing in something….

    SO is http://www.watchfarscape.com
    I know that you set the foundation and bar when it comes to trying to get a TV show back on the airwaves.
    Thank you for helping US in our efforts

    Big hug
    Angelina

    #92981
    waltersgirl
    Participant

    Originally posted by marcia
    Hi Teri!
    Welcome to the board and thanks so much for making the visit
    and for making a post over here. It means a lot.
    Everyone…….say Hi to Teri and don’t forget to check out Farscape and give their show a chance as well.
    We are working toward a common goal; saving something that means a good deal to us.

    Marcia :)

    aw man…now you guys are makin’ me all embarrassed. (reverts to habit of all lower case posting.)

    thank you for the kind welcome. you all share a grace and warmth that isn’t as common as it should be.

    teresa,

    hmmm. tell you about Farscape. wow. uhm…there’s no short answer…so everybody remember, she asked for it. :D

    momentary pause to wave to fellow Farscape fans.

    metaphorically…Farscape is a story about identity, hope, love, loss, friendship and family. about finding out who you are, why you exist, if there’s more to existence than simple survival. it’s about purpose and duty, honor and loyalty. about realizing that once you leave, you can never truly go home again. about recognizing that love makes no sense, abides by no rules, follows no logic.

    Farscape, like all the best science fiction, is an examination of the human condition. space is the neutral setting that allows us to see beyond our preconceptions.

    practically….Farscape is the story of John Crichton, a scientist, an astronaut. a flawed man, lost with no way home, trying to do the best he can in a world he doesn’t understand.

    **************feel free to stop here…what follows is pretty long for a reader’s digest version**************************

    the premise….while testing a spacecraft, Farscape One, John gets shot through a wormhole and ends up on the far side of the Universe, right in the middle of a space battle.

    spewed out of the mouth of the wormhole like so much bad food, his ship careens through space and he bounces off another craft before he can completely regain control. that ship hits an asteroid and explodes.

    the pilot of that destroyed ship is brother to the captain of the larger vessel in the fight, the Command Carrier. picture a ship about 100 times the size of a modern day aircraft carrier, and then stick it in space.

    that Command Carrier is fighting with the crew of Moya, an unarmed Living, Sentient Ship. they are prisoners trying to escape the control of the Command Carrier. the Carrier belongs to the PeaceKeepers. the kindest, and most accurate, description of the Peacekeepers would be xenophobic space nazis. they were originally hired by other worlds to keep the peace in the vast Charted Territories. they sort of ran amok. a lot.

    John, trying to flee the battle, gets pulled into Moya’s landing bay. another ship like the one John collided with gets sucked in right behind him. as Moya is unarmed, the only defensive capability she can manage is a starburst, a sort of back door she can cut open in space. the ship goes in, and comes out who the frell knows where. Moya starbursts away from the battle, taking John and the other pilot with her. starbursts cannot be tracked. the captain of the Command Carrier, Crais, vows revenge for his brother’s life. he sets out to retrieve the escaped prisoners and exact his revenge upon John.

    all in all, a lousy 5 minutes in the new neighborhood.

    John finds himself on board a living ship with Zhaan, a priestess that committed murder who is forever seeking her redemption; D’Argo, a proud Luxan warrior accused of murdering his wife; Rygel, a deposed royal, betrayed by family, ruler of 600 billion subjects; and Pilot, the sentient species that is physically connected, bound to Moya to act as her pilot through space. it’s not love at first sight for any of them, but they’re all running from the same thing, so they decide to run in the same direction.

    in this realm of space, everyone has microbes injected into them which work as a universal translator. John gets shot in the foot with them shortly after arriving on Moya.

    also sucked onboard Moya with John is Aeryn Sun, Peacekeeper Prowler pilot. fierce, battle-hardened, dangerous, emotionally remote and drop-dead gorgeous. Peacekeepers (PK) belong to a species called Sebacean, rigorously bred for the sole purpose of being warriors to fill the ranks.

    put a PK next to a human and you couldn’t tell them apart. Aeryn thinks John is a PK at first. (that trick becomes handy at times, but it always seems to end badly for John.)

    running into Crais and Co a short time later, Aeryn seeks to do her duty and return the prisoners, and John Crichton, to her captain. Crais being the xenophobic space nazi that he is, labels Aeryn “irreversibly contaminated”, a death sentence to a peacekeeper.

    she can choose death, or she can run. John offers to help her escape and refuses to leave her behind. that action seals them both, their lives forever tied to the other. irrevocably.

    the PK’s control what is called The Charted Territories. the crew of Moya then, takes refuge in the Uncharted Territories (UT’s), areas of space where the PK’s don’t hold dominion. the UT’s are populated with a multitude of other species, other empires…the Luxans, the Scarrens, the Nebari, the Kalesh, the Interon…all fighting for dominion within an precarious balance of power.

    along the way, the crew picks up Chiana. a young Nebari, fleeing the mental-cleansing mind control of her people’s restrictive world order. Chiana is a vamp, liar and thief…and those are her good qualities. :D having been on the run a long time, she does not easily trust, but once she gives her loyalty, it’s for life. she was re-captured by the Nebari while searching for her brother, a leader in the Nebari underground. John helps set her free. in payment, she stays on Moya and tries to earn her keep. er, sort of.

    amongst the powers in the UT, everyone is looking for that *thing*, that one something that will give them an edge in the balance. by the end of Season One, John comes across knowledge that could be that *thing*…the hard way.

    trying to save Aeryn’s life, John is captured by the PK’s. while being tortured, John discovers knowledge he didn’t know was locked in his mind. a “gift” from a species looking for a new home….the knowledge of wormholes.

    the ability to navigate space/time.

    the PK’s want it. a Scarren/PK halfbreed named Scorpius runs the base that John was captured on. Scorpius has already been working on wormholes. he knows John is the key, but he also knows, as a result of the torture, that John can’t release the key willingly. that doesn’t bother Scorpius one bit, as he’ll happily force the knowledge from John’s mind….except for the part where John escapes with a little help from his friends, one of them being his cellmate in torture, Stark. a member of a slave race with strange psychic abilities, no one is quite sure if Stark is sane…not even Stark. when Aeryn and the others extract John from the base, he takes Stark with them. hmm. i sense a pattern.

    Scorpius will stop at nothing to retrieve the knowledge within John’s mind…Crais is still out there with his own agenda…everyone wants a piece of John Crichton…and so begins his descent into hell.

    Farscape is dark, edgy, brave, funny, terrifying, visually stunning, and emotionally satisfying.

    come share the wonders we’ve seen.

    #92982
    waltersgirl
    Participant

    and did i mention how fine John Crichton looks in leather. ::::whistles innocently::::

    #92983
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    WOW! I have always loved the show (don’t get much of a chance to watch TV so I don’t see it as often as I’d like to) but you have really filled in some blanks for me! Now I have to get the video recorder set up to make sure I can watch this. I see that I can get the schedule at http://www.scifi.com/farscape/ Thank you!

    It’s interesting that you sum it up by saying:

    Farscape, like all the best science fiction, is an examination of the human condition. space is the neutral setting that allows us to see beyond our preconceptions.

    It reminds me of the reason that I enjoy watching John Edward on Crossing Over or in seminars. It puts me into a “neutral spiritual space” that allows me to see beyond my preconceptions about people and the phsysical world. It allows me to imagine a neutral plane of existance where we share much more in common; where color of skin, gender, nationality or even religion are meaningless because they don’t exist, and all we’re left with is our common human condition.

    Kind of like the internet – my favorite mantra is, “there are no genders or races in cyberspaces.” :)

    #92984
    marcia
    Participant

    It’s a bit like trying to explain all the Star Treks, Quantum Leap, etc, etc in one breath, isn’t it?
    What strikes me, and what I knew before I ever read your post, was that the show would at it’s core be about love, friendship, survival and adventure, because those are the basics for any truly good show (even a sit-com if they know how to work it)
    Do you think it’s possible to come up to speed on the show for a new viewer or would one just be totally lost?
    Teri, I sent Nina an email (from work) about the possibility of a joint press release, beause I wasn’t joking about that. I think it could work and it’s a fresh angle on a fan support story.
    I forgot to forward my work email home, so if she has an opportunity to look it over and rework it, she can email me thru this board if she doesn’t have my other email address handy.
    Thanks for the primer on Farscape, you did a great job!

    Marcia

    #92985
    waltersgirl
    Participant

    Pam,

    Farscape is available thru, i think the first 6 or 7 eps of Season 4, on dvd and video to rent and own. catch up, girl!

    Marcia,

    all the best stories are about that because *we* are about that…the ties that bind us. like Pam said about her perceptions and finding a commonality. those are the underlying messages that tap our psyches….story….the explanation of our world, the understanding of self. it’s every human’s journey, and the smart ones don’t walk it alone.

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    Do you think it’s possible to come up to speed on the show for a new viewer or would one just be totally lost?

    i got Nina hooked with a Season 3 episode, that was half cartoon. :D John was critically injured, and within his head was his struggle to survive or die. his stream of consciousness was in Looney Toons. the episode was actually the last cartoon work that Chuck Jones did before he died.

    we got a reporter hooked when he interviewed us for a story. we sent him a Best of Season One boxed set. he sent us an email back yelling at us for getting him hooked on “crack tv” and wondering if he could borrow any more tapes. by the time the second half of Season 4 had come around in January last, he was emailing us begging for tapes if he’d missed recording his vcr….er, setting his vcr to record. (stupid grammar.)

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    I forgot to forward my work email home, so if she has an opportunity to look it over and rework it, she can email me thru this board if she doesn’t have my other email address handy.

    i’ll tell her. ;)

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    Thanks for the primer on Farscape, you did a great job!

    it’s been a LONG time since i’ve tried that, so thank you!!

    #92986
    teresa02
    Participant

    OMG!!!!!!! What a reply!

    Sounds like just the programme that my hubby, Karl would be in to!!

    Maybe now’s the time to ask if we can move to NY!?!

    I’ll tell him the only reason I want to go is so he can check out Farscape!! (And while he’s watching that I could maybe go to an odd seminar or two ………..:devil: ……….hhmmmmm:rolleyes:………)
    :lwink:
    Teresa

    #93008
    waltersgirl
    Participant

    it’s out all the way through Season 4 in the UK also. i don’t know about to rent, but definately to buy. and if you get stuck, let me know, i’m sure we can find you a tape fairy somewhere.

    #93013
    marcia
    Participant

    I see on another thread we have another Farscape fan. Powerfulpug was just asking if there were any ohter sci fi fans out there. I suggested a vist to your site. The information is put together so well, she’s bound to find something that interests her there since she is a fan.

    Marcia

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