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Offline Trilaan

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Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« on: February 12, 2007, 05:04:10 AM »
Ah, yes, Farscape, a brilliantly concieved and executed sci-fi TV show that broke through the annoying standard of "Forehead of the Week" alien creatures.  I'm not saying it didn't have it's share of forehead styles, but it definitely had plenty of imaginative Henson creature effects, more than anything that came before.  Not to mention great characters, story, drama, humor and fun .  Yes, it is definitely my #1 favorite Science Fiction TV show.

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr, ah yes, a classic.  It's Western, it's Sci-Fi, it's supernatural, it's drama, it's comedy, it's fun and it's 100% Bruce!  That's right!  Bruce, the secret ingredient.  Sprikle a little of him on your show for long-lasting freshness.  Okay, occasionally I enjoyed the horse(Comet) a little more than The Chin, himself.


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 02:00:57 PM »
I liked Briscoe too. I'm hoping that we get the boxed set next month.  :D


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007, 02:06:02 PM »
I really enjoy Farscape (currently at the beginning of the 3rd season), but it can be really downbeat and depressing.  Claudia Black is incredibly attractive, however.


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 04:11:30 PM »
Ahh farscape. That is what a television series should be. It doesn't have the so-rapidly-developing-its-ridiculous plot pace of a soap opera, but neither does it have the "everything's back to normal at end of episode" dynamic that plagues modern sitcoms. It gets dark, it gets gritty, but unlike many "look at me, I'm so grim and serious" shows, it has the guts to lighten up now and then and not take itself too seriously. I think the key to Farscape is Jon Criton. I don't know the actor's name, and frankly I don't care, because to me he will always be "the guy who played Jon Criton on Farscape". His cultural allusions, sheer energy and over-the-top acting make the world a good place.

I also have to give Farscape some other kinds of credit. Science fiction film it may be, but they have the class to know when Magic/Fantasy genres have to intervene. When so many other series have resorted to the "old as the universe aliens" for ultimate good and evil, ressurections, etc., Farscape just admits that when you have a soul-sucking monster of pure ill will or somebody comes back from the dead, a few incantations are more elegant than reems of technobabble can hope to be.

I'm not familiar with Briscoe. Which Bruce do you speak of? Is it Bruce Campbell?
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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 11:09:15 PM »
Yes, Bruce "The Great and Glorious" Campbell!


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007, 05:21:08 PM »
Farscape was a heck of a lot better than Firefly. There I said it. Yes, I liked Firefly well enough, but you can go frell yourself if you think it came anywhere close to Farscape's grandeur. That goes for you too, Battlestar Galactica. You and your 'frack' ripoff of 'frell'! :P

...OK, I'll back off of the new Battlestar Galactica some. It's frackin' awesome in it's own right. :)





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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2007, 04:02:48 PM »
I caught an old episode of Battle Star and i heard the work "Frack Me" come out of the mouth of Dirk Benedict. I kid you not and i wish i knew what episode that was.

I liked Farscape until it was overdone with everyone puking and screwing everything by the 3rd season i think. The series finally ended quite well though IMHO.

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr was cheesy. I though only one episode was amusing and that was the one were some guy was speaking in a tongue you could not understand. He was in a group of villains chasing brisco with some actor that was a former football player i think.



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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2007, 07:24:47 PM »
i am a big fan of both shows, farscape lured me in with the henson creatures, and growning up brisco was one of the few shows i coulds really watch with my dad(he being a western nut, and me the sci fi geek)


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2007, 02:24:34 AM »
Here is an interesting fact for those who watched Firefly as well as Brisco County. The sawed-off shotgun carried by Zoe throughout the Firefly series is the same prop gun that was carried by Lord Bowler on "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr."

Also, in the old school Battlestar Galactica (which I prefer though I do enjoy the new one as well) they did say frack quite a bit. Loved how they got around censors. Still do to this day in shows how they can subtlely put things in.
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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2007, 01:40:26 AM »
Here is an interesting fact for those who watched Firefly as well as Brisco County. The sawed-off shotgun carried by Zoe throughout the Firefly series is the same prop gun that was carried by Lord Bowler on "The Adventures of Brisco County Jr."

Wouldn't this have been fabulous.  Firefly actually lasted for a couple of seasons and at some point they ran into Brisco and Bowler's descendents (as played by Bruce and Julius).  Depending on when Firefly takes place in relation to ABCJ maybe they could have been chasing after someone related to John Bly.

Actually, I had high hopes on seeing Bruce guest star on Farscape(yet another reason to be pissed when it's 5th season was revoked.)  Ohhhh the awesomenessity of it all.


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 12:19:06 AM »
    The only reason I started watching Stargate SG-1 was because they added Claudia Black and Ben Browder from Farscape to the cast.  And then they cancelled that show too.


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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2007, 07:42:14 AM »
Well it had been going on for awhile. All great things must come to an end though :-P
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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2007, 04:52:21 PM »
Yes, all good things must come to an end. That's why there's no reason that Stargate can't keep on going forever. =p
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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2007, 09:31:44 AM »
I love Brisco County Jr. and I have the box set.  In a way, Im kind of glad in never saw season 2 from what I heard the creators talking about for season 2.  They wanted to make Brisco the sherrif of some town and keep it in one place every episode.  I would have liked better if the kept the same format, Brisco travelling all over the west hunting down bounties.

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Re: Farscape and Brisco County, Jr
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2007, 01:37:53 PM »
Brisco County Jr was a little cheesy, but that was half the fun.  Sir Campbell did get a little too cheesy for me with Jack of All Trades.