FarScape Mini-series -- Lowering Filters
I finally had a chance to sit down and watch this over the weekend and while I wasn’t as blown away as I thought I’d be (I had stupidly high expectations) it was still very good TV and tied up a lot of loose ends that the series never got to close.
While four hours may have seemed like a long time in which to have one last outing, when you look back at the series and examine the three episode arcs such as “Kiss the princess”, “Liars, guns and money” and “We’re so screwed” they gave any Sci-fi film a run for its money and, for me, were defining achievements for FarScape.
Even now that I’ve seen what is possibly the end of FarScape, this feels a lot more definite than the end of the series did, I can’t help but think back to the end of the last episode when the people behind the series put the “To be continued” on screen despite having no contract and no home for the series. They believed in what they were doing, the fans agreed with them and thus it was fated to come back. To everyone who helped get it back even for just four hours I’d like to say thank you.