Posted: March 22nd, 2018 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Farscape, farscapenow | 1 Comment »
Lovely interview on syfywire looking back at the end of Farscape featuring Rockne O’Bannon, Andrew Prowse and Ben. What always strikes me is the pride everyone who worked on Farscape still has about the work they did. It still rings true. I attend many panels of different shows and you usually hear the people talk about they miss the people they worked with and having fun. After all these years I love reading that the things that impacted me as a viewer are also things these creative people are proud of! Be sure and leave a comment on syfywire or tweet the writer we need to let them know we want to read more on Ben and Farscape !
Important passage for the #farscapenow peeps :
Browder: The eternal question is where are they now? What are they doing now? Still flying around with a spaceship with a gaggle of kids? Imagine raising kids on a spaceship with that crew. That would be pretty awesome. It’s a little more like Lost in Space, but only twisted.
Posted: March 12th, 2018 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Farscape, farscapenow | No Comments »
#ManCrushMonday #BenBrowder #smitten
Now that I have your attention — next Monday March 19th is Farscape‘s 19th Anniversary. There is going to be a Tweet surge at 8 PM ET/ 2000 GMT. Now matter your feelings on Twitter or future Farscape take time to join in and say Happy Anniversary Farscape ! Please include our #farscapenow hashtag so the Farscape love can be seen. Name you favorite episode, share a GIF or photo whatever you like. Show your Scaper pride with one of the #IAMFARSCAPE designs from SpriteLady found here. Share your name or handle ( especially if you were on the Dom back in the day!), job (defy stereotype scifi fans are tech people, moms,nurses, teachers, bankers, soldiers etc) and #IAMFARSCAPE #farscapenow . Twitter is easy and anonymous so if you have questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will help you get ready!
To get in the mood check out this interview with creator Rockne O’Bannon done last December to commemorate the anniversary. Be sure and thank the author!
***Also fan contact info here per The Man, Gersh a busy agency so send fan mail don’t call or email.
Posted: February 20th, 2018 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Being, Ben Browder, Criminal Minds, Farscape, Hoax | 1 Comment »
Basic non-update 😉 No release info yet on Hoax or Being 🙁 If you missed Ben on Criminal Minds it is available on Amazon (not sure if that is US only) to buy. It is worth it as it is a solid performance dealing with a serious topic affecting many Americans.
I check IMDB frequently but recently heard some changes made to Ben’s bio there so I had a read. Ben’s wife Francesca Buller appeared in Merchant of Venice in London. They both appeared in the Broadway production after that. Dame Judi, who is a favorite of Ben’s, directed his final play at drama school.
Posted: January 11th, 2018 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Criminal Minds, Farscape | 2 Comments »
If you missed Ben on Criminal Minds last night check out CBS All Access (in US) which is offering a 1 week free trial or buy the ep on Amazon. He was looking great and wonderful to see him play a different role than we have seen him do. He said the cast were fun to work with and he gave kudos to them for being together for 13 seasons. As I see him play a father of younger children, believably in my some what biased opinion ;), I am reminded people think him “too old” to reprise the role of Crichton. Crichton would have a teenage son!
Posted: January 1st, 2018 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Being film, Ben Browder, Farscape, Hoax the movie, john crichton, SG1 | 1 Comment »
Happy New Year! We have Ben on Criminal Minds this month (?), Hoax and Being hopefully being released this year and maybe more news on GotG3 who knows !? 2018 should be a good year for Ben fans!
Update on #farscapenow :
When I started this campaign I figured on a year to get it going. That was based on the original Save Farscape campaign and the fact there is no central fan site to get people involved. I do think as we go forward we need to push for a 20th Anniversary convention in 2019, perhaps the buzz from that will garner attention from the press and investors.We also need to get Farscape back streaming on one or all of the services. Old fans will rediscover it and maybe be motivated to get involved. New fans will be made. I have started watching shows that I wasn’t interested in or had no time for when they aired on traditional television/cable. Often quality has little to do what what gets revived. People talking about a show. A show trending on social media.
Request Farscape on Netflix .
Posted: December 29th, 2017 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | No Comments »
A bit of an editorial today. People clamor for their favorite celebrities to be active on social media. Most actually only want very innocuous interaction confirming that the individual had a blast filming ____, the cast were like family and there were lots of pranks. That is fun and very real for some actors. Some add real comments that likely underscore the truth but still ring true about the experience. Some shout loud for causes dear to them. Some , especially those veterans of conventions have over time become open and honest in their real opinions on world events, sports and more. The cast of Star Trek : The Next Generation is most notable for this. In general it does not bother me— if I follow someone unless hate surface , and I mean hate for people that goes beyond hating man buns, latte drinkers and so on, I stick with them. Social media offers YOU the choice to follow or not, to scroll on by or even block so use your power to show your opinion of their posts. The world is not yet the world of Black Mirror’s Nose Dive but you can use the Like button or not. It is a bit arrogant and surreal when people think they should be giving career advice to a stranger they follow but that is the world we live in. Freedom of speech is very complicated!
Posted: December 11th, 2017 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Farscape, SG1 | 2 Comments »
Happy Birthday Ben Browder !!!!!
I first met Ben in person in 2001 at the Farscape Convention. He was a classy guy then and still is —- he remains true and genuine and plays his own game which is a bit unusual in today’s media world I think. Physically he has a few more laugh lines which anyone who has raised kids knows aren’t all from “laughing”! So below my favorite shots with him from 2001 and 2017 — thanks to musicalgal and the unknown fan in Birmingham! I hope this will be a great year for him!
Posted: December 6th, 2017 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Farscape, farscapenow, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | No Comments »
Netflix US has released Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 which features a cameo by Ben in case somehow you missed it! So add commenting on that to your tweets and tag @Netflix and @JamesGunn.
Posted: October 30th, 2017 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Farscape | No Comments »
For #ManCrushMonday a look back to 2012 and London Film and Comic Con. I was fortunate enough to attend. It was my first con outside North America and was very laid back. I met with a Scaper Leah who I knew from Twitter the first evening to pick up badges and she explained the set up. Many actors were there so that was great! Leah was volunteering and Saturday scooped that Ben was doing a panel on Sunday. I emailed him and said we had quite a group of UK Scapers attending. He answered back what panel? Uh oh. Ben saw me walking around and asked what time and where the panel was as his handler (who was busy on her phone trying to find out) so I told him what I knew. Gravastar arrived and we got in line and met Brigitte for the first time. The panel was great despite Ben being surprised and tired after 2 days of signing and photo ops. The room was packed! Here is a shaky video 🙂 This fandom has allowed me to meet people from so many places! At this con Scapers from Hungary, Netherlands and England all brought together.
Posted: October 28th, 2017 | Author: ath389 | Filed under: News | Tags: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Farscape | 2 Comments »
Scaper Brigette found some more photos from Fed Con 2013. There were several first time guests signing and the room got very crowded so Ben moved his table and line out to the hotel’s atrium mall. As you can see the light was perfect!