Various and Sundry

Farscape at 25

I’ve mentioned before how much I like the now firmly cult show Farscape and I see no reason to stop now, especially as its vision of a galaxy full of wonders and nightmares is a clear influence on the upcoming seasons of my own space opera. At 25, its best episodes still pack a punch and aren’t shy about embracing the weird. So if it’s checking out this retrospective by Ryan Britt for Inverse, backing…

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Raves Writing

Farscape and Mental Health

I’ve mentioned before about my love of the space opera Farscape even going so far as to detail many of my reasons to recommend it. While I touch on the writing insofar as their episodes move at a rapid clip that puts many older TV shows to shame, one aspect I haven’t dwelt on was how the show deals with mental health in general and trauma in particular. Enter James Hoare’s piece for The Companion.…

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My Favorite ‘Scape

Thinking of last week’s post and the general notion of sharing creative work that excites, I stumbled across an interview with Rockne S. O’Bannon about Farscape, the sprawling space opera that ran on TV from 1999 to 2003. How much do I like Farscape? Let me put it this way: I’ve introduced many, many people to Firefly: lent them the DVDs, pestered them via social media when it’s been streaming on Netflix. If I learned…

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