Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars is approaching

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  1. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    I am very excited. Anyone else???

    The trailers up today....

    http://www.apple.com/trailers/indepe...pe/medium.html


    Sci Fi have released their October schedules, which includes the premiere of the upcoming mini-series, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.

    As previously mentioned, Sci Fi will get ready for the premiere of the mini-series by running all 88 episodes of Farscape (in order, from the beginning), weekdays from 8am to 4pm beginning Friday, October 1, running through Friday, October 15.

    Then on Sunday, October 17 at 9pm on Sci Fi it all begins, with the airing of Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars - Part 1, which will air in letterbox widescreen, as the fourth season did on Sci Fi. The first part of the mini-series will run again at 11pm at 1am that same day (6 hours of Farscape!).

    On Monday, October 18 at 9pm on Sci Fi it's the premiere of Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars - Part 2, the conclusion to the mini-series. Prior to its airing, the first part of the mini-series will have an encore presentation at 7pm. Like the first part, Part 2 will be rerun at 11pm and 1am. There will also be an encore presentation of Part 2 at 7pm on Tuesday, October 19.

    The entire mini-series will then be rerun on Sunday, October 24 from 3pm.
     
  2. Daniel Kikin

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    Very cool trailer, even more excited now!
     
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    After watching the second trailer October seems so far away!

    Hopefully the trailers will make it onto the DVD.
     
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    I thought the trailer was magnificent although it contained some quite large spoilers if you watch it carefully (and about 10+ times in 20 minutes as I did - ok, I'm kidding but not much).

    But yes, the anticipation is killing me, the mini looks HUGE. How many weeks until it hits the air? 7? 8?
     
  6. Daniel Kikin

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    The anticipation is driving me nuts too! I also really wish SciFi had an HD channel, it's going to be tough watching this with bars on all sides! The DVD will be great though, I've read at Watch Farscape.com that Lions Gate is producing it instead of ADV.
     
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    Unfortunately I will be on vacation but will be tivo-ing for sure.

    Wonder if Zaahn might make a surprise visit.
     
  8. Michael Harris

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    I watched the trailer and I can't wait to see the mini-series. Considering I never saw an episode of "Farscape" that is saying something. I guess I'll have to set my PVR to record the marathon screening on SCI FI to see what all the fuss is about.
     
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    I'm very excited about this.

    Can't wait!
     
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    Glad to hear they will be some newbies sampling it. I would watch some episodes before hand though. It might give you some back history that will enrich your experience.
     
  11. Ted Todorov

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    So when is it coming out on DVD? For this once I almost regret not having TV to watch this.

    Any chances of them going back to full seasons? And why can't the just go straight to DVD -- does that much of the money come from FX versus DVD sales?

    (I understand that a NEW show going straight to DVD wouldn't make sense, but an established one with a rabid fan base?)

    Ted
     
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    Well, figure each episode of Farscape costs a million dollars to produce, probably closer to $1.4M. So say $30M for a full 22-episode season.

    So, how many people buy the average Farscape DVD release? Even if it's a million (and it's probably half that), that's $30 that Henson/Hallmark would need to get from each DVD. Work in the middlemen, and you're probably looking at an $75 retail price on what is essentially a blind buy. I don't see that working.
     
  13. Mikel_Cooperman

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    It finally showed up so I could program my tivo to record but it just says, Farscape[​IMG]eacekeeper Wars. It doesnt say, part 1 or part 2 so I seasoned passed it in hope that it will record both parts.
     
  14. Steven.W.T

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    I cant wait for it!

    If you are new you could read a primer. It would have spoilers in it though.

    www.farwhat.com
     
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    BUMP!

    Its almost here guys! This Sunday! 3 days! WHOO HOO!
     
  16. Jason Seaver

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    Same time as the Boston Fantastic Film Festival and American League Championship Series. Someone doesn't want me sleeping at all next week.
     
  17. Daniel Kikin

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    If the ALCS goes to Game 5, it will be at 4 PM Sunday so it shouldn't interfere with PK Wars. [​IMG]
     
  18. Kevin Hewell

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    I'm very excited about this! I found a couple of reviews which are very favorable. Not too spoilery so I think it should be safe for those who worry about that.

    First one is from the NY Daily News.

    Second one is from the Boston Herald.
     
  19. Jason Seaver

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    Nah, it's been moved to seven - Fox also has the 1pm Pats game, and they figured there's no good reason to have them overlap.
     
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    I'm really looking forward to this.

    Hopefully it won't interfere with the ALCS[​IMG]
     

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