Monday, February 24, 2014

A Farscape movie is coming!

You know who would be right at home next to the Guardians of the Galaxy? These guys:

I loved Farscape when it debuted on the SciFi Channel (yeah, back before it showed wrestling and became "SyFy"). Every week was space opera adventure with aliens designed and operated by Jim Henson's Creature Shop. You couldn't ask for a more winning combination in my book.

It was sort of rudely ushered off the airwaves in 03, and left many plot holes dangling until they were finally resolved in a TV movie (Peacekeeper Wars). It'll be nice to see what the cast and crew can do on the big screen.

Here's a plot synopsis from
It turns out that Monjo has also written a screenplay for what would likely be a Farscape television movie. Set to follow the awesome comics written by our favorite Keith R.A. DeCandido, the film would follow John and Aeryn’s son, D’Argo (or Little D, as we will always refer to him). Because their baby was exhibiting a set of interesting powers that made him a magnet for galactic villains, we find that John and Aeryn hide their son on Earth to grow up. Now the kid is 19 and ready to go into space with his parents.

D’Argo in space! With his amazing super parents! And then they could go visit Chiana and Rygel and Noranti...


This makes me glad to hear. The more I think about it, the more I feel like GotG embraces the same wa-hoo-go-for-broke madness that made Farscape a fan fave.

Maybe Guardians is the forgotten love child that late-90s SciFi Channel had with Marvel Comics? Who knows. All I can say is it's been a spectacular week for amped up, gonzo space-fi!


  1. Ah, a new Farscape movie would be very cool!


  2. Not to feed the rumor mill but I heard the news a bit differently from a source that posted to Facebook (either io9 or moviepilot I think).

    According to them the movie may not be a movie but more like a mini-series.

    Either way, really excited. I loved Farscape and when it was cancelled I sort of lost faith in television. I haven't watched TV regular since.

  3. A mini-series would be even better!