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New Farscape Movie Confirmed By Rockne S. O’Bannon At WonderCon

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Back in February, it was learned that a Farscape movie is in development with Justin Monjo on board as writer.

It’s reported the new Farscape movie will center on D’Argo Sun-Crichton, the son of John Crichton (Ben Browder) and Aaryn Sun (Claudia Black) from the original TV series.

Now, at this past weekend’s WonderCon, Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon confirms it is in the works.

Rockne S. O’Bannon was a featured guest on the TV Showrunners Panel at WonderCon where multiple outlets confirm that O’Bannon said a Farscape movie is happening (via TV.com).

The original Farscape series ran from 1999-2003 on Sci-Fi (now known as SyFy) that saw Astronaut John Crichton launched across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield following a freak accident.

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Justin Monjo Writing New Farscape Movie

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It’s learned that a Farscape TV movie is in development as Justin Monjo has revealed he is writing the script for a spinoff film.

Australia’s IF.com reports that the new Farscape movie will be centered on D’Argo Sun-Crichton, the son of John Crichton (Ben Browder) and Aaryn Sun (Claudia Black) from the original TV series.

Crichton and Sun had a child in the Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars 2004 mini that was meant to wrap up the original series. Their son was named in honor of Ka D’Argo.

D’Argo has special powers with his parents hiding him on Earth to keep villainous aliens from discovering him. The movie will see the 19-year-old reunite with his parents on their spaceship after his whereabouts become discovered.

Justin Monjo wrote for the original Farscape TV series and let it be known the new movie will film in Australia.

Deke, as D’argo is also known by, was also featured in the BOOM! Studios Farscape comic books.

It’s possible the new Farscape movie could land on SyFy as the original series aired on the network.

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Farscape To Return? Cast & Crew Talk More On SyFy 20th Anniversary Special

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4630:]]Tonight saw the SyFy 20th Anniversary Special air which featured, in part, a look back at Farscape.

The series was popular amongst critics and fans alike, but apparently not enough to warrant a fifth season.

The cast and crew received word of the cancelation shortly prior to the last episode of the fourth season.

Actually, they all just assumed they were getting a fifth season.

So when word of the cancelation came down, the creators of the show included “to be continued” at the controversial end of the series finale, which they noted, SyFy could have cut out.

However, it wasn’t.

Well, fans went ballistic over the cancelation, so much so, that a Farscape mini-series was ordered, “The Peacekeeper Wars,” and funded by outside sources, to provide a decent ending to the story.

So is that the last we have seen of Farscape?

Well, the cast and crew hope not.

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:4629:]]The Peacekeeper Wars allowed us to get this group to a good place where we could complete kind of the first cycle of Farscape,” said Farscape creator Rockne S. O’Bannon. “There has been a comic series [from BOOM! Studios] that we have done that has been very, very successful. There is always talk of rekindling the show in some incarnation, whether it’s online or in features.”

“I don’t believe Farscape is done. I still don’t,” added co-producer Brian Henson.

“But I think there is a bigger audience out there for Farscape than we really know even to this day,” Claudia Black offered, Aeryn Sun in the show.

Farscape aired from March 1999-March of 2003 also starring Ben Browder, Anthony Simcoe, Virgina Hey, and a popular ensemble of puppets from the Jim Henson Company.

Episodes of Farscape can be currently viewed on Netflix, and maybe one day, much like Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, Farscape will return in some form as well.

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Farscape’s Ben Browder Joins CW’s Arrow

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Last seen on an episode of Doctor Who, Ben Browder of Farscape and Stargate fame, has been cast in the new DC Comics hit show on the CW, Arrow.

Ben Browser will be playing Ted Gaynor, reports IGN, Diggle’s former commanding officer from Afghanistan who now works as part of the Blackhawk Squad Protection Group in Starling City.

Comic book fans should recognize both Ted Gaynor and the Blackhawk reference as Gaynor briefly appeared as a member of the Blackhawk Squadron team that was set in WWII. 

Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8pm ET on the CW.

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Doctor Who: Farscape/Star Gate’s Ben Browder To Guest Star In Season 7

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:825:]]Season 7 of Doctor Who will see Ben Browder, of Farscape and Stargate fame, guest star in an episode that is being described as a Western.

Doctor Who Magazine announced the news, with Browder due to appear in the third episode directed by Toby Whithouse.

The episode is shooting in Spain, and here are a few details:

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill travelled to the town of Almeria to shoot.
 
The episode will feature a half-human half-robot Terminator-style beast which patrols a Victorian-era western town.
 
Adrian Scarborough, Dominic Kemp and Rob Cavazos will also guest star.
 
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Review: Farscape #21

As my readers know by now, the last year’s worth of Farscape-related comics have told the story of an enigmatic alien race known as the Kkore’s invasion of known space, first in jumbled pieces that a clever reader could put together, and then in full color and larger than life space drama.

Last issue, the focus was a single event (the battle of Falaman) told from many different perspectives, and we spent a great deal of time inside the thoughts of a number of different characters. Some of these sequences revealed interesting tidbits, others seemed like mere filler.

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Review: Farscape #19

For more months than 2011 has had so far, Farscape told the story of the War for the Uncharted Territories as an enigmatic alien race known as the Kkore invade known space. For the most part, the series has been continuously good during this time. The storyline is culimation of a year’s worth of development over the course of two different Farscape-related series, the main ongoing and the Scorpius solo series, and many of those plot points have been resolved or look to be before the end of this arc.

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Cosmic Book News lands Boom! Studios cover blurbs!

Cosmic Book News gets a mention from Boom! Studios on the back covers to the Muppets: Sherlock Holmes TPB and Farscape: Scorpius Vol. 2: Glorious Basterds TPB!

Thank you Boom! Studios!

All the credit has to go to CBN reviewer, Brandon Barrows, who reviews Boom!’s Farscape books and also the Muppets — nice job, Brandon!

Brandon just doesn’t talk the talk – he writes it!

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