Anyone know when it’s coming to England? I don’t know what the Sci-Fi channel’s like in the US, but over here it’s mostly third rate programs nobody wants to watch, bad movies, and awful porno about people screwing aliens/computers/aliens and computers.
“ADV hasn’t quite gotten out of that mindset of screwing people over for as much money as possible, unfortunately”
ADV’s gotten worse. The fact that I haven’t been watching anything like as much anime as I used to is due largely to them trying to stretch out every show as long as humanly possible - used to be four discs for a series, then six, and now seven. £140 for what’s typically going to be an average action-comedy series that quickly descends into fluff, filler and caps out with a crap ending? Sorry, no. I like anime, but not THAT much. Unfortunately, too many fans immediately rush to defend them, whining “Oh, they’re just a poor multinational corporation with a near total lock on the entire genre!”
Over here, Farscape isn’t done by ADV. You get between four to six episodes per double-DVD set, plus special features (often themselves bundled up cheaper), each for a reasonable £20 - and there’s a few other deals scattered around as well.
The Complete Season 4 from ADV, you can get for 65.72 GBP from dvdboxoffice.com
To buy the five double-DVD sets of season 4 from play.com, you have to shell out 89.95 GBP.
Even the Complete Season 3 set from play.com is as much as 74.99 GBP.
Well, you’ll most likely be able to get it off the net via bit torrent after it airs but iirc, bb2 was showing the series across the pond when it was still on.[/quote]
Long, long after the fact. They didn’t bother buying the later series.[/quote]
Odd. I know that bbc or was it space/sky that showed some of season 4 before it hit the US on scifi because I was watching them off the net. Same thing happened with Stargate sg1 season 6.
Don’t get me started on ADV. I originally got suckered into buying the first 4 dvds of season 1 with 2 eps per disc at $20. I know of several folks who sing their praises on anime but I think they’re nuts ($30 for 3-4 eps on many series). ADV offered all of season 1 farscape as 2 eps per disc, then season 2 in 2 disc sets of 4 eps and then as whole seasons charging about $120/ season I think.
[color=white]A full season in four hours
What would have felt more comfortable drawn out over a season’s worth of episodes feels awfully cramped in four short hours. The quickly growing baby being a prime example.
Z’OMG! D’Argo faces death! Again!
We think he’s dead from being in space too long. We think he’s dead from getting hit by a wall of water. We think he’s dead from getting shot. Oh wait, he really is dead this time.
Sikozu, you bitch!
Her being the traitor just didn’t strike me as all that worthwhile of a plot point. The idea of Scorpius trying to deal with a relationship would have made great television had we had a full season of episodes, though.
Avast ye, Pirates!
Another pointless waste of valuable “last-Farscape-EVER!” time. No real bearing on the plot that I could see, other than another interrupted marriage scene.[/color]