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

4 November

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

 

#FarscapeFriday

1 week until the Ben Browder Charity Fundraiser for IAVA, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America so save your latte money!

 

 

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1 November

Posted: November 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Two things to save your latte or beer money for ! The indiegogo page for a project Ben is attached to, 19, dealing with veteran suicide is now open. The goal is $1,750,000 which will be matched. I donated today —- there are perk levels I chose $25 which includes a poster by Spritelady . 

Second request for money will be the annual benbrowder.net charity fundraiser for IAVA , a veteran’s group that works to prevent suicides as well as many other services for veterans and their families. This will open 11/11 which is Veteran’s Day in the US and will run until Ben’s birthday on 11 December. There is no minimum!

I started this site called “Ben’s Den” in November 2000 because there was only one operational site at the time. BritAngie ran that one and we covered different things as we both learned about being webmistresses. I started it more for my own entertainment as my kids were in school and my schedule had me home often on school days with time to spare. I continue to do it for my enjoyment and continue to be surprised when I get emails from Ben fans around the world! Especially as new fans discover him. I am proud of my contributions to the Save Farscape campaign. This site raised well over $35,000 which placed ads in Variety,The Hollywood Reporter and USA Today.  So to remember I am posting a picture from the first convention , the ad from The Hollywood Reporter which ran 9/12/2002 and the first time I met Ben in 2001 at the Farscape Convention.

 

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30 July

Posted: July 31st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

A new Ben project for 2017 —- Hoax, a Bigfoot thriller directed by Matt Allen and written by Allen and Scott Park. Ben says he couldn’t turn down the remote Colorado filming location. As you all know this is not Ben’s first film that featured Bigfoot 😉

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13 July

Posted: July 14th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Tonight was an invitation only premiere for Outlaws and Angels held by MGM. The movie will be out this Friday July 15th in select US cities as well as online. I will have a review after I see it and there will be report from the director’s panel after a screening in Los Angeles. Here are a couple of photos — if you have seen the trailer you will be relieved to see the Ben we “know”  😉

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Premiere of Momentum Pictures' 'Outlaws And Angels' - Arrivals Featuring: Ben Browder Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States When: 12 Jul 2016 Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com

Premiere of Momentum Pictures’ ‘Outlaws And Angels’ – Arrivals
Featuring: Ben Browder
Where: Beverly Hills, California, United States
When: 12 Jul 2016
Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com


3 May

Posted: May 4th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

This is just an opinion piece. No new Ben news so feel free to move on 🙂

I have LOVED two shows this century. The first, Farscape, came as no surprise to me as I was a life long scifi fan. The second, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, blindsided me with the intensity of my reaction to it. I am no kid, I have experienced life. The two shows share a common denominator in that except for Ben Browder,  they are all Australian casts. My two favorite actors are Ben Browder and Claudia Black who I have seen play scenes that still bring me to tears after 15 years and I have seen them bring to life more standard 2D characters on other shows. I spent most of my life in southern California where as I have posted before I had friends who had parents in The Industry as it is referred to. Then I had friends and neighbors who were as I became an adult. It gives one perhaps a different perspective, more grounded in the reality of the business side. If you admire an actor such as Ben, Claudia Black, Essie Davis or Nathan Page and are angry they are not working more,  it is important to remember that they are in a profession where only 5% are working at any given time. Just like any of our professions the “stars” aren’t always who we would choose. What I hate to see is fans judging actors for their choices professional or personal in public forums and on social media. The arrogance that fans know better than an actor how to choose roles is ludicrous. Would any of you trust a stranger to pick your next job? These are grown professionals with decades of experience in their chosen career. Some actors make a choice for personal reasons. Richard Dean Anderson did not want to miss his daughter growing up. Essie Davis has admitted hating to miss trying for roles but her commitment with her husband that they will keep the family together while their daughters are growing up. Both these actors are criticized by their fans for making a hard choice.  I am not privvy to opportunities any of these actors have declined but I respect their choices despite the fact I want to see them every week on my TV !! Is it okay to be upset? To quote John Crichton “Can I get a Hell Yeah?”. I would caution my fellow fans to adjust their fan glasses before judging your favorites or assuming you could help their career by doing anything more than supporting their projects. Unless you are a director or producer then meddle!!! 


31 December

Posted: December 31st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

As the year ends it is time to look back on 2015 and look ahead to 2016. In December 2014 Ben told of an exciting project he was working on. He was full of boyish enthusiasm over the tech involved! But he could not divulge any info. Fast forward ahead to April in Perth,Australia where he tells us that it is a big video game. Some disappointment for those of us who don’t game! In Adelaide I was sitting next to a young man who said he guessed it was Call of Duty Black Ops III. When I returned home I began an internet search and found a leaked clip with a character who looked like Ben! I was quite excited! Ben also presented at the Saturn Awards where his date was his daughter, who though still at university is breaking into the business like her parents, though on the production side.  Next up I get an email from Ben saying he won’t be at the Chicago con because he is filming a movie and the schedule is tight. He told me where he was so I of course tried to find out what was filming there ( damn non-disclosure agreements!) with some luck but ….then the project is announced and a photo of Ben that startled and dismayed some fans. The film is Outlaws and Angels and will be premiering next month at the prestigious  Sundance Film Festival. Ben also was featured in Bad Kids of Crestview Academy which is also his first foray into directing and he has been doing the post production editing of this project which will be released in 2016 as well. He loved directing and is hoping to do more in the future. 

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12 December

Posted: December 12th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Final total for fundraiser was $2305 !!! 

I let Ben know and he was glad so much was raised ! 

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11 December

Posted: December 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Happy Birthday Ben!!!  

So far $2185 has been donated to support Alex’s Lemonade Stand which helps fund pediatric cancer. The page will remain open until midnight tonight. I want to think all who have donated —- this is a hard time of year to find extra money! Special thanks to Spritelady for the auction banner and the CaScapers , Sprite, and Paula K for donating auction items. The picture below is from May 2015 (thanks musicalgal!)

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2016 promises to be a good year for those of us who are fans —- the Bad Kids sequel , Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, featuring and directed by  Ben as well as Outlaws and Angels, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

 


7 December

Posted: December 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

The birthday fundraiser is in the final stretch —- 4 days left! The goal has been met and exceeded but that doesn’t mean don’t donate! Americans don’t forget it is tax deductible 😉 So skip a latte or other treat this week and celebrate Ben’s upcoming birthday AND help raise funds for pediatric cancer research at the same time! Donate!

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24 October

Posted: October 24th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Just want to update on the birthday fundraiser —- we have reached $965 !!!!! There are still more auctions to come including a special item from Spritelady  that all you Printheth fans are going to want 😉 Just sayin’ you might want to save your Pumpkin Spice Latte money !! All of you who have made friends and tell of how Farscape changed your life take the opportunity to join with fellow fans and donate to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help fight pediatric cancers and celebrate Ben’s upcoming birthday, after all he brought Crichton to life and helped make Farscape what it is !

Personally those of us that have been fortunate enough to see Ben at a con or those who have met him in other settings know he is more than jut another Hollywood pretty face but in the last 15 years that pretty face hasn’t changed that much !

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