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Reminder: Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars & Starburst Vol 2 release on Tuesday 1/18/05


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#1 of 63 Greg S

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Posted January 11 2005 - 05:02 AM

Just a quick remnider for those of you who are fans of the show (I sure am now!!) about these releases next week.

If sales are good it could help to bring out more Farscape in the future.

Really looking forward to this one myself!

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#2 of 63 Joshua Lane

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Posted January 11 2005 - 06:47 AM

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If sales are good it could help to bring out more Farscape in the future.

Everything Farscape is already out... unless you're talking about more episodes.

#3 of 63 KyleC

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Posted January 11 2005 - 08:02 AM

Josh the Starburst Editions have only just started coming out.

#4 of 63 Greg S

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Posted January 11 2005 - 08:07 AM

Actually I was speaking of more NEW Farscape.

Brian Henson has said in more than one interview that they would like to do a Farscape Movie (ie big screen) and that is what they are working towards. Therefore continued support of this product line is necessary if you wish to see more NEW Farscape.

I wouldn't be too shocked if they did another mini down the road but I know Henson & Co. is much more focused on a big screen film instead.

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#5 of 63 Joshua Lane

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Posted January 11 2005 - 08:35 AM

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Josh the Starburst Editions have only just started coming out.

Yeah, but the Starburst Editions are just re-releases really. Season sets for the entire series are available.

#6 of 63 Joey Gunz

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Posted January 11 2005 - 08:43 AM

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Yeah, but the Starburst Editions are just re-releases really. Season sets for the entire series are available.


I might be wrong, but I think the "Farscape Starburst" DVDs includes some new extras that didn't make it onto the original DVDs. Extras like new commentary tracks. I could have sworn someone here mentioned that in a different Farscape thread.

#7 of 63 Daniel Kikin

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Posted January 11 2005 - 09:23 AM

The Starburst Editions have new commentary tracks and other new stuff in addition to the extras from the original releases.

#8 of 63 Joshua Lane

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Posted January 11 2005 - 09:34 AM

Yeah, they have new features... but they're still re-releases. I guess my point is that you don't have to wait for all these "Starbust Editions" to come out before getting the series. It's available now.

#9 of 63 Will_B

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Posted January 11 2005 - 10:09 AM

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The Starburst Editions have new commentary tracks and other new stuff in addition to the extras from the original releases.


And they're in more conservatively sized packaging. I knew
i didn't have room for the current oversized versions on my shelves, so I am getting the starburst editions and appreciate the heads up.
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#10 of 63 Paul Miller

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Posted January 11 2005 - 10:14 AM

I have both coming and I can't wait.

While it is true that all of the episodes are already out there, these are much, much cheaper and with more supplements so for most people who were priced out of the market, it is like these episodes are being released for the first time.

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#11 of 63 Daniel Kikin

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Posted January 11 2005 - 11:12 AM

The packaging was a factor for me too, even though the discs are double-sided, I need to save as much shelf space as possible right now so I sold the original releases I owned on Amazon and am basically breaking even.

#12 of 63 Lee Jamilkowski

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Posted January 11 2005 - 03:31 PM

I may wait on buying the Peacekeeper Wars miniseries. I heard that the UK DVD version will have more extras than the slight amount us North Americans will be getting.

So I am thus going on the assumption that at some point, there will be a PK Wars Starburst Edition DVD.

For those who want to read up on the UK version of the miniseries DVD, take a look at http://www.farscapew...ews.php?id=1099
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#13 of 63 Greg S

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Posted January 12 2005 - 01:08 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a rerelease of PKW later on since it is so skimpy on the extras. We'll have to see.

I will double dip on this if need be though since this first release can be had from deepdiscountdvd for $10.63.

Also on Volume 1 of the Starburst edition the Henson interview was well worth the $12 I paid for it. I also listened to the commentary on Throne for a Loss (Ben Browder & Claudia Black) and it was pretty good. These 2 get a long so well that it was a joy to listen to.

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#14 of 63 Laura Nicholson

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Posted January 12 2005 - 01:16 AM

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For those who want to read up on the UK version of the miniseries DVD, take a look at http://www.farscapew...ews.php?id=1099


After looking at those extras, I think Farscape may be the last straw in pushing me region free.
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Posted January 12 2005 - 02:54 AM

I wouldn't be too shocked if they did another mini down the road but I know Henson & Co. is much more focused on a big screen film instead.


Am I the only one that would rather see more mini-series than something on the big screen? Not only are the expectations for a big screen release much higher (and failing to meet those expectations could kill any future projects), but it also requires more backstory to be added to make it more accessible for the general public.

Even worse, if you look at the rumors regarding the Babylon 5 movie project, it appears the studio wants to recast all the main characters...

Mini-series allow them to develop bigger stories that don't have to be crammed into two hours along with 30 minutes of introducing all the characters.

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Posted January 12 2005 - 04:14 AM

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#17 of 63 Mikel_Cooperman

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Posted January 12 2005 - 07:46 AM

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If sales are good it could help to bring out more Farscape in the future.


I am still a bit peeved that after spending tons of money on all the seasons of Farscape that they do this to the consumer. I could care less if they sell more in the future. Double Dipping sucks!

#18 of 63 Jason_V

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Posted January 12 2005 - 11:43 AM

I've got the first three season sets (just watched "Self Inflicted Wounds part I" the other night) and I actually thought about selling these off to get the Starburst editions. It would prolly be a whole lot cheaper and it would save space and they have more extras...but only the first two sets are out as of Tuesday. As great as "Nerve", "The Hidden Memory" and "Premiere" are, I don't want to have to wait a long time to get back to the end of season two,

Is there any word about the timing of these releases? IIRC, the first was released late September and this one in early January. Are these going to straight up released by season (the rest of S1 is 8 eppys, not the 7 on the first two editions) or will they simply "Family Ties" on the first edition of S2?

I'm so confused right now...

#19 of 63 Daniel Kikin

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Posted January 12 2005 - 12:00 PM

I remember reading back in October that the Starburst Edition would contain three release per season, so "Family Ties" should be on the next release.

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Posted January 13 2005 - 01:20 AM

I got the first starburst edition yesterday in the mail via Best Buy. I opened it and was pissed to learn that disc 1 was loose. It didn't look damaged but should I take it back just in case? (Also it was $3 cheaper at the store rather than the website)

I put it in just to see if it was damaged but I did flip through the first two episodes. I have to say it looks AMAZING! I just got a 42" HDTV the other day and it looks phenomenal on it. I've put in DS9 and B5 to compare and the picture quality of the starbursts blow those two away. I was very impressed. The 5.1 audio was also very active.


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