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

27 February

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While we all await Farscape news, Ben’s upcoming appearance on Arrow, Dead Still here are some more pictures from the Farscape Convention 2001. Photos again courtesy of Bob Tebbe.  Enjoy!!

 

 


25 February

Posted: February 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »

No new information regarding the Farscape script penned by Justin Monjo. While I love the Farscape universe it is more the TV universe I love not the comic world. I also would have an slight interest in John and Aeryn joining an adventure with their son. That said having seen both actors in person in the last couple of years they have NOT aged 19 years. So they would have to include some lame rapid growth explanation IMO. So it becomes a wait and see. We Farscape fans are patient!

Back to our looking back at Farscape at 15! At the 2001 convention there was a writer’s panel featuring David Kemper, Ricky Manning,  Carlton Eastlake, director Andrew Prowse and actor/writer Ben Browder. Photos coutesy of Bob Tebbe.


20 February

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One of my favorite episodes of Farscape is Green Eyed Monster written by Ben. In the world of scifi TV or most any TV drama it was unique because it dealt with the characters and their attraction to each other in a way that used the jealousy element in a fresh way without the teenage drama and histrionics as is often the case. I think the characters and the audience benefited from having an actor that portrayed one of the characters bring the relationship out of the “will they,won’t they” shadow.  At the second Farscape convention in Burbank 2001 one of the highlights for me was the panel dedicated to this episode.  The panel featured Ben, Claudia Black, Lani Tapu, director Tony Tilse, and executive producer David Kemper.  My friend Bob Tebbe captured some great moments which I am going to share — he has no problems with people using them but I am asking you to give credit if you post them!

ENJOY  as we continue to celebrate Farscape at 15 !!!!

 

 


17 February

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This week’s look back is at the first Farscape convention, August 2000 in Burbank, CA. I had been to a couple of general scifi and X Files conventions but was unprepared for the cast and producers of this show. Their enthusiasm and pride in the show was amazing and came across as genuine (still does !). At the time many of the actors at cons acted embarrassed to be there. I think many of them have learned to enjoy it or at least fake it. This has never been the case with the Farscape cast especially Ben. I am not just being biased — a friend who I have never completely scaped left that first con upset. She later confessed that she wished X Files’  David Duchovny could act like Ben instead of mocking the fans and the show. Being somewhat cynical I assumed this would change and honestly that is in the back of my mind each con I attend which features Ben as a guest.


10 February

Posted: February 11th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

This year marks 15 years since Farscape debuted and introduced many of us to Ben Browder. I going to be randomly selecting pictures and screencaps in chronological order to bring us up to 2014. First up from the official press packet :

 


5 February

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Ben has confirmed he filmed another episode of Arrow. It is titled Suicide Squad and will air March 19th in the US — his character , Ted Gaynor, appears in flashbacks. As most of you know Ben had been up for the John Barrowman role when the Dr. Who guest role was offered. The Arrow producers liked him so brought him back as Gaynor. I am glad they found more use for him! I find Arrow hard going personally— I did enjoy the scenes with Barrowman or Paul Blackthorne.  I would like to see Ben on Revolution which has Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon as an executive producer this season.