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hendrixsalison  asked:

What is farscape about

i initially read this message as ‘what is a farscape’ and was all INDEED MY FRIEND. WHAT IS A FARSCAPE IT IS INDESCRIBABLE.

okay i’m gonna do the thing because tumblr needs to know about the thing:

largely taken from wiki with some added points by yours truly:

  • Farscape features a diverse ensemble of characters who are initially escaping from corrupt authorities in the form of a militaristic puritanical/secretly-hedonistic organisation called the Peacekeepers.
  • everyone on this show is amazingly talented, so much physicality, so much everything, jfc
  • The protagonists live inside (the most beautiful, awe-inspiring) giant space-dwelling creature - a leviathan named Moya, which serves as their ship. think everything you feel when you think about whales singing through the depths and then put that in space. screw u doctor who, you could never moya.
  • In the first episode, they are joined by the main character, John Crichton, a slightly bonkers modern-day American astronaut with daddy issues who accidentally flew into the entrance of a wormhole near Earth during an experimental test flight.
  • On the same day, another stranger is picked up by Moya: a stranded Peacekeeper named Aeryn Sun, who slowly unwinds the threads of peacekeeperdom from her mind and body but never stops being precisely who she is - which is fire and ice.
  • other characters include: a megalomaniacal but adorable ex-king of kings, a disgraced beserker warrior, a peaceful goddess-priestess with innate and terrifying capacity for violence, a pansexual revolutionary girl alien (actually she is my favourite just look at her goddamn)
  • John makes lots of enemies, basically for a) being an idiot, b) being a genius, c) being in angry love with everything
  • the show gradually unfolds progressive arcs beginning with their fugitive status from the peacekeepers to vendetta hunts to an overarching desire of them all to find home - which is one of the coolest parts of the story - that they are lost in the uncharted wild space. This arc includes John’s increasingly dark and obsessive search to find another wormhole back to Earth, which eventually leads into an arms race for weaponized wormhole technology.
  • so leads into lots and lots of inter-species politics and warfare and espionage and double/triple crossing in which our core crew of characters are the incendiary wild cards.
  • Secondary arcs explore the way in which the characters change due to their influences and adventures together, most notably John over his obsession with wormhole technology, his ‘do you love me?/beyond hope’ feral frontier genius/lionheart relationship with Aeryn, and the neural clone of Scorpius that haunts John in his brain leading to increasingly raw and disturbing identity politics and horror.
  • this sounds super dark but the show actually has an incredibly self-aware, genre savvy sense of humour, which includes body horror parody and body swaps and the grotesquery of alien bodies type stuff as well as genre parodies (supernatural i love u but u could never). the dark gets incredibly dark but the show never ever gets lost in its wallowing - it is crazy smart about it.
  • lots and lots of culture and day-to-day domestic weirdness of living on a spaceship with other species and every single relationship + character has development and arcs that are followed through and followed through hard

basically no other show will ever get near it in my heart of hearts.

tl;dr take the fifth element, throw it in a blender with darkest timeline star trek, a touch of doctor who and a whole lot of shakespeare, let sit, add an acid trip and place on high a top the thing. 

a+++ would let rip out my heart and rearrange the insides of my head into a kaleidoscopic fever dream again

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Reasons you need to watch Farscape
  • It will make you the geekiest person in the room
  • SCIENCE FICTION IS THE BEST 
  • Kickass frellin’ characters
  • You’ll add to your sci fi cusses and start saying frell and dren and hazmana a lot
  • Spectacular costumes, puppets, make up, effects 
  • Incredible romance that will make you suffer and cry 
  • Episodes that make you feel like you are completely high
  • ridiculous moments
  • really odd humor
  • CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT
  • Wicked villains
  • some villains you end up loving anyway 
  • the ship is fucking ALIVE how cool is that
  • it makes you question your morals and beliefs 
  • you will feel more things from puppets than real life
  • THE FEELS. ALWAYS THE FEELS
  • even if you arent into it the first episode or even seasoon KEEP WATCHING BECAUSE ITS PERFECT
  • motha fuckin sci fi classic
  • breaks barriers and stereotypes
  • a characters race/species is not the sole defining characteristic of that person
  • ADVENTURE
  • SPACE
  • BEN BROWDER BEING SEXY AS FUCK IN LEATHER PANTS
  • CLAUDIA BLACK BEING SEXY AS FUCK IN LEATHER PANTS
  • character deaths that will make you die inside
  • DRDS BEING ADORABLE
  • ALL the character ships
  • awesome space battles 
  • wonderfully written even if some episodes seem totally random
  • the OTP to beat all OTPs 
  • The pain you feel of wanting two people ot be together LIKE NEVER BEFORE.
  • and the FUCKING SETS LIKE DID THEY HAVE AN UNLIMITED BUDGET HOLY SHIT
  • its back on netflix finally 

watch it now. go. do it. trust me. stick with it its worth it.