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Reviews » DVD Video Reviews » Farscape Season 2 2.2
Farscape Season 2 2.2
ADV Films // Unrated // August 27, 2002
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Review by Loren Halek | posted September 12, 2002 | E-mail the Author
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This is my second foray into the Farscape universe after my review of the first disc of the Second season. Before I begin, there was the sad news last week that Farscape had been cancelled by the Sci-Fi channel. The Sci-Fi channel has a habit of killing off great shows when they come onto the channel. Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Babylon 5 come to mind, but I am sure there are many others. I know there is a campaign going on for Sci-Fi to continue this series, but I have a feeling all the support will be for naught. I saw it when MST3K was cancelled, this should be no different. There is a rumor flying around that the Sci-Fi channel is going to an adventure type format after Spielberg's mini-series Taken is done.

Anyway, back to the review. I shall give short a short synopsis of every episode as I am still attempting to catch up with the first season along with doing these discs.

The Way We Weren't: A datacam shows that Aeryn was part of a Peacekeeper firing squad that executed a previous Pilot of Moya. The crew wants some answers, but Aeryn is does not want to think of the past, especially her relationship with Velorek, the man charged with forcibly bonding a new Pilot to Moya. Pilot also does not want to remember the past. Eventually, Crichton and Aeryn finally get through to Pilot and he admits his overwhelming desire to bond with Moya properly.

Picture If You Will: Chiana returns to Moya portrait that tells fortunes. The crew watches as the portrait correctly predicts all of their deaths. Zhaan realizes an old nemesis, Maldis, is behind the terrifying goings-on. He is trying to bring himself back into the real world through the fears of the crew. Zhann then kills herself and Chricton to stop Maldis from his plan. Maldis creates an exit through the painting to Moya, but Zhann, Chricton and the rest stop him and return themselves to the real world.

Home on the Remains: The crew is hungry, so they head for a mining colony within a giant Budong carcass. Zhann needs meat or a defense response will make her sprout buds of toxic pollen. The crew goes to find meat, but they have to contend with the overlord B'Sogg who has taken a liking to Chiana. Each of the crew go on their ways to get supplies and food for Zhann and Chricton falls upon a secret of B'Sogg. He controls a vicious creature called the Keedva and B'Sogg unleashes it on an unarmed Chricton.

Dream a Little Dream: Zhaan tells Crichton about what happened to Chiana,Rygel and herself when they left Chricton, Aeryn and D'Argo at Gammak Base. They went to a planet called Litigara, a world that is comprised of mostly lawyers. Zhaan was jailed for a minor offense, which did not help situations with Moya still wanting to go after her son Talyn. After getting out Zhaan was once again arrested, this time for murder. With Moya wanting to get away, Chiana and Rygel end up having to defend Zhaan, which is not an easy task given the hardcore laws of the world.

The episodes were excellent. The more I watch the more I understand. This is easily one of the better Sci-Fi shows to come out recently.

The DVD

Video: Presented in Full-Frame video. I did not see any bad video while watching the episodes.

Sound: Presented in Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0. The 5.1 mix sounds more full, although the surround channels are not used too much. This is a television show after all and the sound is not expected to have movie-type qualities. The sound is very clean.

Extras:

Deleted scenes, Farscape Dictionary, Alien Encounters, etc. Pretty much the same kind of subjects as the first dics of the second season.

Final Thoughts: Anyone who is a fan of Farscape will undoubtedly pick this up. The news of the cancellation makes it even more important to pick up this series while you can. Even for a relatively new watcher of Farscape, these releases are quite good, especially the 5.1 sound re-mix. Highly recommended.
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