Attention, Farscape Fans: O’Bannon, Browder, and Black at Comic-Con ’09!
Now this is certainly exciting news for fans of Rockne O’Bannon’s brilliant sci-fi show Farscape, which ran on the Sci Fi Channel from 1999 to 2003, and included a mini-series to tie up loose ends. Just got a press release that says the show’s creator and its stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black will be hitting up this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego later this month as part of a special panel to introduce a Farscape DVD mega set that will include all four seasons of the show, courtesy of A&E Home Entertainment and the Jim Henson Company. As someone who has never missed a single episode, this is very good news.
NEW YORK, NY (July 1, 2009) – When a freak accident during an experimental space mission catapulted Astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) across a thousand galaxies to an alien battlefield, a cult classic was born with the epic, adventure-filled TV series Farscape. The award-winning fan favorite show, which ran from 1999-2003 on Sci Fi and was named by TV Guide as one of television’s best cult shows ever, is about to blast off again on DVD courtesy of a pact between A&E Home Entertainment and The Jim Henson Company.
Blasting off in November 2009, as the show marks its 10th Anniversary, the treasure of the newly re-packaged DVD line will feature a Farscape home entertainment first: THE COMPLETE SERIES MEGASET™. Never before available in one package, A&E Home Entertainment brings together all four out-of-this-world seasons with countless hours of absorbing bonus programming featuring multiple commentaries, interviews with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more! Single season collector’s sets will also be released, offering genre fans of all walks the opportunity to sample this superlative sci-fi classic.
To launch this eagerly-anticipated re-release, there will be a Farscape panel convening at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. Executive producer Brian Henson, creator Rockne O’Bannon, and stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black (Officer Aeryn Sun) will be in attendance to discuss their favorite moments from the series and the DVD re-release.
What are the chances that we might get a continuation of the series, or at the very least some made-for-DVD movies, if this new mega set sells well? It worked for Joss Whedon’s Firefly, and could work for Farscape as well. You know what that means, Farscape fans — buy, buy, buy!