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31 July

Posted: July 31st, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

UPDATE 2 :  The writer of the film (with Douglas C. Williams) is a big Farscape fan was excited when he was told Ben had been signed!!

UPDATE 1 August : Principle filming will start August 14th in Cornwallville,NY. Keep an eye on Ben Browder Network on Facebook and Twitter for Being inspired photos featuring Ben and the cast by Sprite Lady.

 

Scaper Patricia passed on Ben Browder Network’s find of a new IMDB listing for Ben — Being scheduled for 2018 featuring Lance Hendrickson and Robert John Burke.  He plays Agent Dixon so an MIB or a Mulder πŸ˜‰ Am confirming any details now. 


29 July

Posted: July 29th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

 

Ok let us take a few moments to go back to fall of 2002. Many of you hadn’t joined the Farscape family yet, so this is addressed to the others. We fans rallied despite the saber rattling of the US president who did not win the popular vote, social protests were happening, investigation in to election improprieties were ongoing and some winding up — sound a bit familiar? European fans were worried their countries would be drawn in and protests happening in their capitols as well. Despite this we took to the internet, the phones to save our show and jokingly(or not!)  our sanity. Do I think today worse—yes. That is why we need escapism. I have worked in healthcare for over 30 years and was married to a cop for 16. It has taught me to thankful. Sometimes I need to escape the reality of how cruel life can be. I get that people can escape watching reality dribble (not really but I try!). So for all of the old warriors who still proudly say they are a Scaper —- dust off your 2002 spirit and Tweet,tumblr,Reddit or whatever to streaming services such as Netflix,Hulu,Amazon Studio and yes even our former nemesis SYFY that the time is now for more #farscapenow. Where do you get your entertainment news? Post to them that you want to hear about Farscape— where are they now, revival merit whatever YOU are interested in. The need for stories by these sites will attract the streaming services/networks that can help at Henson line up investment money and guarantee a distribution outlet at the same time.  The campaign will also provide you, the fan, with a few minute a day escape from the adult world around you! So go and ask for more #farscapenow and save your sanity!


16 July

Posted: July 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bit of a follow up to my editorial rant. I believe in showing respect in public forums to both your fellow fans and the actors being discussed. That said there is nothing wrong with appreciating their sex appeal and physical attributes as well as their talent. For me there some beautiful actors with zero talent that have no appeal.  That is where I question Hollywood’s choices sometimes but then I realize great abs or hair are enough for many viewers. A group I am in (not Farscape or Ben related) had some people posting that they knew the partner of an actor was jealous of them because they were so much more fun than she as they attended a wrap party and she couldn’t be bothered (their words). They had no facts and the couple has 2 younger kids and it was during school. She is also a performer. It was said in fun I am sure but repeated and discussed in depth. The fans are happily married women. It passed the line in my opinion because they demeaned the partner so as an extension the actor . However saying you would “hook up,do etc” an actor is different in my mind. It is usually said as a compliment , off the cuff and in a setting where one is comfortable. I have posted that myself especially back in the early days of Farscape on the Dom. If any producer types are reading fan groups they want to know the actors are appealing and often sex appeal draws more viewers than just talent. Farscape was blessed with a group of actors that had both. They were various types, ages and some in prosthetics yet all had and still have followings who find them and the characters they played “sexy”. Well maybe not Rygel though Jonathan Hardy was adored by fans. Most of us who make the comments are not sexist in real life and treat people with respect.  I am sure this sounds a bit hypocritical but I think most of us think along the same lines. There are lines not to be crossed. Comments that are truly offensive usually generate many negative responses that let the poster know a line has been crossed. A pet peeve of mine is conventions where all guest questions are vetted. The same goes with fan boards. Farscape and Ben fandoms are usually pretty mellow and self-regulating. Heated discussions may call for a nudge from the mod now and again. Trekbbs use to ban people for a week at a time when things got ugly and heated ( and it was worth it when I responded rudely to someone who said Connor Trineer was a better actor than Ben !).

Right now we need to band together to get more Farscape. You can bet that Producers and investors want to know the leads still have “it” and people want to see them back in their leathers!  #farscapenow  !!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 July

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

A bit of an editorial today first. Farscape fandom and the Ben fandom as it is a corollary, have long been known for being mellow and accepting. Rarely any heavy handed actions by mods needed as I have witnessed in other fandoms. We disagree but choose to embrace the differences as our heroes did to become a family. Often to quote Crichton ” a Jerry Springer kind of family” but … it does bother me to hear of fan policing over things that are not immoral or illegal. As we fight for more #farscapenow let us embody the best of this fandom.

Meanwhile it appears Hoax reshoots complete. Not a fan of horror genre but this may be enough of a twist to make it work for me. Plus Ben and Brian “Mighty Morphin’ Bounty Hunter” Thompson star.


23 June

Posted: June 23rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

 

 

#FarscapeFriday takes on more meaning as we begin to get serious about the quest for more #farscapenow !! I mean Full House is getting a second season on Netflix! Granted it cost way less to produce but seriously πŸ™‚ If you are off this weekend take a few minutes before heading out to Tweet or tumbl or Reddit or Snapchat or whatever your social media of choice is to say you want more #farscapenow. Tag entities when you can or choose like Netflix,Amazon or Henson Company.


22 June

Posted: June 22nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

So in Birmingham earlier this month Ben brought up a campaign to get Farscape back on TV via Netflix,Amazon or a major streaming service. At the time I thought it an offhand comment. There was buzz after the talk. I asked him about it and he said times have changed and Henson needed to know we have grown in numbers. There was standing room only at the talk. Last year to see Brian Henson and Gigi Edgley at Dragon con people were turned away from a decent sized room. At most cons over half the people discovered the show after it left the air. So farscapenow.net is launched. No money just a few minutes a day now and again on social media and the second part involves snail mailing an actual postcard of your town( international fans encouraged!!) to Henson. I am always afraid of bringing back something loved but I was so surprised by The X Files limited series and our cast still looks great soooooo let’s give it a try!


19 June

Posted: June 19th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Scaper Brigitte found some photos from FedCon 2013 and is letting me share them! Those of us who were there remember the magic! Many new fans were made that weekend!


16 June

Posted: June 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

#FarscapeFriday

Reply to mayanscaper —this is from 2004 and surf widow took this photo 


11 June

Posted: June 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Flashback to when Farscape drew thousands to SDCC. As we see Full House revivals wouldn’t we like to see these folks back? Britangie thought they were my photos but I was over to the left so who ever took them thanks!


10 June

Posted: June 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

I got a wonderful gift from Britangie that included many wonderful photos! I am sorting through and will be creating a gallery for them. A flashback below to the Farscape Convention in Burbank 2003. Claudia Black played the guitar and sang for us. Ben was her moral support. Photo by Britangie!  I want Scapers to be ready for an announcement soon —- no movie news πŸ™‚