"blowin up things and kissin that’s what we call Drahma" Ben Browder

19 March part 2

Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

I wished Ben a Happy Farscape Anniversary and asked his thoughts. Here is his reply :

I guess that makes us legal to vote? But not legal to drink.
 
I had a 19 year old yesterday call me John Crichton… She had  just watched the entire series for the first time. Kinda mind blowing.
 
Two decades is the typical spread for scifi reboots, so maybe more Farscape is on the horizon.

19 March

Posted: March 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

Today is the 18th anniversary of the premiere of Farscape on the SciFi Channel. I have shared my story of how I came to discover the show many times over the years and will do so again today. The show premiered on a Friday night. I didn’t watch it. I had seen the Starlog magazine cover with the “puppets” and not given it much thought. Saturday my Dad called me which was unusual (my Mom usually called and they lived not that far so we saw them regularly). He asked if I had seen the new show on SciFi. I said no and he said you have to watch it! Then said he thought they were rerunning it during the week. This peaked my interest so I checked into it and my then husband set the vcr figuring if my Dad was that excited he was on board as well! That was it and we were hooked! My Dad , a computer hardware engineer who had little use for the internet, asked who the actor was as that boy can act 🙂 After I attended the first convention , one day with my youngest daughter and the next with an X Files friend in August 2000  I decided to make a website for the actor who brought John Crichton to life. I knew little about web design (still don’t!) so I worked on it on days off while my daughters at school and husband at work. Spending most of my life in southern California where one becomes a bit more jaded about “stars”, I was very impressed with the cast at the con—none of the embarrassment seen at the time by actors at some cons. Ben was the only American actor on the show and was gracious and appreciative of the enthusiasm. He still is and though part of me still worries that this will change, but his true love and respect of the story remains in 2017. I have friends I met in the X Files fandom (we met on a text based chat) and some became Farscape fans as well. The friends I have met through Farscape populate my social media and my real life. They have been there for me through tough times, including divorce and loss of both parents, and happy times. It is great to visit other countries and have friends there who share your passions, not just for Farscape but books, travel and more. It is a unique show and a unique fandom. It lacks the divisions many fandoms have. Our crazies I am proud to say are a bit less crazy and well loved! So on this day we all answer John Crichton’s question : Can I get a hell yeah?  

 

HELL YEAH !!!

 


26 February

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Collectormania Birmingham (UK) has announced Ben for June 3-4  !!! I did confirm with him that he is planning to attend.

Bad Kids of Crestview Academy  will be released on DVD March 7, it is currently available on Amazon and other digital/streaming services as well. I continue to be surprised at my enjoyment of this film which was not something I would usually choose to watch!


16 January

Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

I am not much on reviews but I am going to attempt one of Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, the film Ben directed and reprises his role as janitor Max. Teen slash movies are not a favorite of mine (even when I was the target audience!). Ben had told me this would be different and have a bit more humor in it.  When you are a fan of someone you worry What if this is crap? each time a new venture is embarked on! The film is based on a graphic novel and there are some clever shots where a comic shot or panel is inserted and blends into the live action.  I enjoyed this  much more than I expected! The kids as Ben has said in interviews did a great job and the adults, especially Sean Astin, gave the movie some good moments. Ben fans get a treat with a brief ultra creepy scene that features Max , that was disturbing yet….”hot”. The pacing ( I have no idea the real term!) kept the story moving . Often when you watch something you are not that keen on it will drag. I experienced none of that feeling. Another thing I enjoyed was the music.  The original music was quite good for a small budget film, not relying on just a few “hip” sounding songs thrown in.

 

The film is available for rent or purchase on Amazon and iTunes as well as dvd.

 

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11 January

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To promote the release of Bad Kids of Crestview Academy Ben is doing an AMA on Reddit today. I confirmed it is real so go forth. Thanks to Scaper Victoria for the heads up!


6 January

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Don’t forget next week on 13 January, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy will open in select cities followed by a widespread digital release the following day. So if you are in  NYC,the Bay area, Chicago, Austin, LA, Boston, DC, Philadelphia, or Seattle get out and see Ben’s directorial debut!! He LOVED directing! He also reprises his role as Max.

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27 December

Posted: December 27th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | 8 Comments »

WOW!!!! Great catch by alittledizzy !!!

Today’s edit. Ben. #nikond810 #profoto #captureonepro9

24 December

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Happy Holidays to all !! I emailed Ben the thank you from IAVA. Thanks again to all who participated!


6 December

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Just a reminder that the birthday fundraiser to benefit IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, ends Sunday night at midnight. The plight of veterans is a cause Ben feels is important. IAVA works especially to help those contemplating suicide upon their return. It is a top rated charity and well supported by veterans themselves. I know this is a busy time of year and everyone is watching their money. So many causes to choose from. So donate small and think of the young man or woman debating whether to face another day rather than a grande or a venti. Donate.  Special thanks to PKGirl for the photo!!

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24 November

Posted: November 25th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Happy Thanksgiving to all US fans!! I am thankful for all of you around the globe! The fundraiser just hit $307!!! Still a couple of weeks to donate. As I have said think of someone who spent the day ending it all, many despite having caring family and friends. IAVA the charity chosen has worked diligently on this , especially the Clay Hunt SAV Act. You can read about their efforts here. This is a cause Ben finds important as we all should. Many more young men and women will face this in the decades to come. So skip a frivolous Black Friday item and make a donation!