Farscape, the 1999 sci-fi show about an astronaut named John Crichton who finds himself stranded across the galaxy in the middle of an intergalactic conflict with aliens of all kinds, has had a strong cult following even though the television show ended over 15 years ago.
While the show has long been off the air, the good news is that new and old fans alike can now watch or re-watch the series on Amazon Prime. Even more exciting for fans, series creator Rockne S. O’Bannon and Brian Henson talked last year about bringing back Farscape in a multi-episode television format.
To celebrate this news, some of the cast and crew got together for a Farscape Comic-Con@Home panel. During this virtual event, moderator Kirk Thatcher (Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge) chatted with writer Ricky Manning as well as cast members Gigi Edgley (Chiana), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Grayza), David Franklin (Lieutenant Braca), Lani Tupu (Captain Crais), and Paul Goddard (Stark) about their experience on the show and where they think their characters would be now if they came back in a new season.
While the first half of the virtual event focused on the panelists reminiscing about their time on the show, including the long bouts of time in the makeup chair for those like Gigi Edgley, whose character Chiana took 3.5 hours to pull together, the last part of the panel focused on what the participants thought their characters might be up to all these years later.
Check out the full panel here:
“I reckon that Grayza is sitting talking to her daughter,” Riggs mused, talking about her psychopathic character, Commandant Grayza. “She wields power through his beautiful girl, and surprisingly enough loves her, but in the same way that people often love exquisite cars or phenomenal horses that win a lot of races.”
“I’ve got two versions,” Goddard said when asked what his character Stark—the Banik who wears a mask on half of his face and who can take people’s pain away by removing it—would be up to. “One is he’s in this dungeon area and he’s leading these little children who have half-masks, other Banik slaves … he’s escaping with those kids. The other version is, you’ve got this nice lounge room, warm lighting and some nice antique furniture, and then you see he’s set up shop as a psychotherapist.”
Whatever the future may hold for the show and for the character remains to be seen. While we all speculate, however, we can rewatch all episodes of Farscape on Amazon Prime.
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