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Archive for November, 2010

Miscellaneous Tidbits

November 25th, 2010 | Category: Farscape,Farscape Alumni,Farscape Fan Stuff

Froonium Ricky has a GREAT blog post on his recent appearance at the Farscape convention in Los Angeles.

Another well written Farscape convention report can be found here.

 

Speaking of Froonium Ricky, it seems that the Mambo Loud shirts, made famous on Farscape by Harvey, are a thing of the past. Mambo, the brand, has been sold, and the new owners see no future in continuing the loud, Oz version of the Hawaiian shirts. You can still find a few for sale from Loud Shirt Chip.

 

Timewaster: Farscape Concentration game

 

A Farscape Universe map. Finally we can see where the Gammak Base was compared to the wreckage of the Zelbinion, or where Aquara, Lomo, the pleasure planet, and the Budong mining colony is. ChicagoScapers will take special note of where Tormented Space is, a place that anyone who’s been to one of our parties knows very well.

 

Farscape comics are now available for iPhone and iPad. (Wake me up when it comes to NookColor or, heck, how about just a plain ol’ computer app?)

 

LA-LA Land Records is offering a special Thanksgiving Day sale of Farscape Classics:Vol 2 Limited Edition. This is a CD soundtrack of Die Me, Dichotomy and Into The Lion’s Den Part 2. The set includes exclusive liner notes and Farscape photos. All for the low low price of $9.98!

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The Doctors

November 24th, 2010 | Category: Great Lakes Area,scifi

This weekend is the annual Tardis convention, for Doctor Who fans all over the midwest. The ChicagoScapers have always had a soft spot in our hearts for Whovians, not just because they’re nice people, and not just because some of us are also fans of Doctor Who,  but also because we admire their patience: it took HOW many years before they got their show back???

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A Notable Farscape Fan

November 22nd, 2010 | Category: Farscape,Farscape Fan Stuff

Oh boy. Another would’ve-been author for a Farscape novel surfaces.

John Kenneth Muir, noted horror genre critic and author of two Farscape short stories, as well as numerous other books, writes up a review of Farscape’s The Way We Were episode. (That’s the one where Chiana discovers an old video of Aeryn being a jack-booted thug.) He also makes a brief mention of a Farscape book proposal that had been accepted just as Farscape was canceled.

So..that makes at least TWO books that TOR books had been planning once upon a time.

Oh Tor Books, WHAT does a Farscape fan gotta DO to get a Farscape book??? (And no, the deeply unsatisfying comic books are … well, deeply unsatisfying, and they just won’t do.)

Anyway, it’s not only gratifying to see an intelligent review of an episode some ten years after it originally aired, but also to see the many great comments at the end. Farscape lives! Officer Aeryn Sun, jack-booted thug

Picture snurched from FarscapeCaps.com

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Another Day Another Gig

November 20th, 2010 | Category: Farscape Alumni

TV Guide has a tiny snippet about Claudia’s next small screen appearance.

Aussie actress Claudia Black, who parlayed the role of Aeryn Sun from Farscape to Stargate SG-1, has landed the sexy role of Guru Sona on The CW’s 90210.
Beginning in late January, Sona will appear in a three-episode arc as a yoga guru who the West Beverly girls meet on a yoga retreat. But as the mind-body-spirit studies continue, Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) will begin to rely on Sona for far more than how to master the downward facing dog position.

I will sit through even THIS show to see Claudia again.

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News From Hollywood

November 17th, 2010 | Category: Farscape Alumni

Deadline Hollywood reports that CBS is considering a remake of Wild Wild West, with Ron Moore and Farscape Season 2 alumnus Naren Shankar at the helm. 

It sounds like someone at CBS had the bright idea to follow up the success of the Hawaii Five-O reboot with a reboot of another hoary old show. Still, there’s nothing wrong with telling a good story a second or even a third time, especially it its told well. 

Deadline Hollywood ventures a comment:

Mounting a period drama on broadcast TV is a risky proposition as they are hard to pull off. It’s been easier on cable, with AMC’s Mad Men, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Showtime’s The Tudors

Oh, and don’t forget, it’s also a western — another long dead television genre.  But it’s easy to be cynical and negative. Wild Wild West was a cool show in its day, and if the Casting Gods and the Writing Gods and the Scheduling Gods all shine on this project, CBS will look like an innovative winner.

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New Projects From Our Raven Haired Goddess

November 13th, 2010 | Category: Farscape Alumni

From ClaudiaBlackOnline comes word of a couple of interesting projects from our Raven Haired Goddess.

Rango, an animated movie directed by the dude who directed the Johnny Depp pirate movies, Gore Verbinski. Ordinarily, I’m not a fan of animated movies, but this looks almost dada-esque, and I’m up for anything animated that’s that smacks of surrealism, especially one that stars a lizard. Claudia voices Angelique.  Others in the cast include Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Alfred Molina, Abigail Breslin, Ray Winstone, and a host of others. Look for the movie to be released in March 4, 2011.

Random House Audio has released a new audio book voiced by Claudia Black, titled “Museum of Thieves”. It’s available to order on the Random House Audio website. You can listen to a small preview in mp3 on the same page above as well and enjoy Claudia’s beautiful voice.

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