laurashapiro: a woman sits at a kitchen table reading a book, cup of tea in hand. Table has a sliced apple and teapot. A cat looks on. (Default)
[personal profile] laurashapiro
This just in:
Farscape writer/co-executive producer Justin Monjo is writing a movie spin-off of his cult classic sci-fi show.


Which would normally have me turning cartwheels. MY SHOW IS COMING BACK (maybe)!!!

But then:

In the finale, the protagonists, American astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) and peacekeeper Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) got married and had a baby. In the movie, it’s revealed the boy had special powers which made him the target of the villainous aliens so his parents hide him on Earth.


Oh, good, a boy with special powers. Because we've never had one of those before. ::sigh::

IDK, I love the idea of more John-Aeryn in my life, bigtime. I mean, BIGTIME. But one of the things I always loved about Farscape was that the people were people (blue or not), flawed and broken and strong and half-crazy. None of this "boy with a special destiny" crap in it. If people had "special powers", they were natural characteristics of their species that only looked "special" from the human point of view -- or they were the toxic result of people injecting things into your head.

Also, there's the thing where it retroactively turns Aeryn's pregnancy into a Mystical one. GRAR.

Still, more Farscape (maybe)! More John and Aeryn on my TV (maybe)!

on 2014-02-25 06:08 pm (UTC)
luminosity: (MISC-Aliens)
Posted by [personal profile] luminosity
Yeah, I saw this the other day and utterly, literally cringed. Just. No. What about "the universe will be his playground?" What about closed wormholes and John not knowing how to make them anymore? What about John and Aeryn EVER made her pregnancy/birth mystical? And? AS IF Aeryn Sun would ever let her child go somewhere else for protection. She IS protection personified. Nope.

Not to mention that one of the many things I loved about Farscape was that when they landed anywhere, it didn't look like southern California or the coast of Australia, etc., and my disbelief was suspended. If Little D is going to be on earth, what's so Far about that Scape?

I miss John and Aeryn. I do! I love them. I'd even give this a chance if it were Farscape: The Next Generation, but it doesn't to be shooting for that either. I don't trust them. I can't. Sadly.

on 2014-02-25 07:05 pm (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Farscape OTP)
Posted by [personal profile] grammarwoman
That news is giving me emotional fangirl whiplash. More Farscape good! Special powers boy bad! John and Aeryn on my screen good! Angsty teen savior bad!

As [personal profile] luminosity said, Aeryn would never let her kid go; look at her personal history of parental abandonment and how she's moved on from her past as a Peacekeeper. She went through hell to have and hold that child.

But beyond that, John would move heaven and Earth to stay with their kid. He's already had to leave one officially behind with the Princess (and don't tell me there isn't the potential that Grayza was carrying his child, too). He's seen what being raised without parental affection did to Aeryn. He witnessed the hell D'Argo went through trying to reunite with his son. There is no frelling way you could convince me that John would leave behind his son, D'Argo's namesake, the child of love he made with Aeryn. No. Frelling. Way.

This is leaving alone the fact that without Rockne S. O'Bannon, Brian Henson, David Kemper, Richard Manning, and the rest of that merry crew, that it would even be anywhere close to Farscape.

on 2014-02-25 08:55 pm (UTC)
china_shop: Goat: may I butt in? (Butt in)
Posted by [personal profile] china_shop
According to denofgeek, Brian Henson is involved and is set to direct, fwiw.

on 2014-02-25 09:57 pm (UTC)
china_shop: Bert and Ernie have a rubber duck (Bert & Ernie with rubber duck)
Posted by [personal profile] china_shop
*crosses fingers*

Generally I'm fairly happy to disregard canon that doesn't suit me (and after this much time, it feels more like a fanwork than an extension of canon, really). I figure if I like it, yay! And if I don't, I'll pretend it never happened. But I do understand that it's a completely different matter when it's Your Show. I'm a fan of Farscape, but I never felt the sense of ownership that comes with being in the fandom.

on 2014-02-25 10:35 pm (UTC)
grammarwoman: (Crichton on ice)
Posted by [personal profile] grammarwoman
Right there with you - for me, it's Farscape, Buffy, and Veronica Mars.

on 2014-02-25 09:49 pm (UTC)
luminosity: (MISC-Umbrella)
Posted by [personal profile] luminosity
I love your icon. IJS.

on 2014-02-25 09:59 pm (UTC)
china_shop: Goat: may I butt in? (Butt in)
Posted by [personal profile] china_shop
Hee! Thanks! [personal profile] mergatrude made it for me.

on 2014-02-26 12:32 am (UTC)
eleanorjane: Chiana (call me pip)
Posted by [personal profile] eleanorjane
Yeah, my reaction was pretty much this.

On the one hand, MORE FARSCAPE.

On the other hand... would this really BE Farscape?

Augh.

on 2014-02-26 02:23 am (UTC)
lydiabell: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] lydiabell
My God, it's like somebody watched the William arc on the X-Files and thought, "This was a GREAT idea!"

on 2014-02-26 04:40 am (UTC)
cesperanza: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] cesperanza
Maybe his special power is to, like, spit really far? :D

Seriously, though, all that tells me is that they need to change cast and don't have much budget (hence earth). The question will be what kind of smarts/attitude it takes!

on 2014-02-26 04:55 am (UTC)
ghanimasun: (farscape - chiana)
Posted by [personal profile] ghanimasun
Ugh I feel the same way. I don't want to watch a movie about their teenaged son and his pointless adventures. And I'm sort of hoping this doesn't get mad as is, as much of a bad Farscape fan that makes me!

on 2014-02-26 06:18 am (UTC)
cofax7: climbing on an abbey wall  (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] cofax7
I do feel like it's not really FS without Froon's involvement.

I don't want to see FS:TNG; I want to see John and Aeryn, and Pilot and Moya, and Chiana and Rygel (although RIP Jonathan Hardy).

And little 1812 carrying little D's LEGOs for him...

(And what you said upthread about the Nebari war, damnit.)

on 2014-02-28 01:35 am (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] handypolymath
*opens front door to find flaming paper bag of e[x-files]crement with 'fahrskap' scrawled on it, sighs, takes snow shovel, and flings the sad smoking lump out into a snow bank*

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