I’m not exactly sure of the reason why I hadn’t watched Farscape before today. I can definitely say that my whole outlook on the series was completey off though. I thought it was a schlocky, two-bit, low budget production that didn’t take itself seriously. That probably had to do with the giant muppet character that I always associated with the show and might have just been me mixing it up with another sci-fi series that was on at the time.
It has a bit of a Buck Rogers feel to it, what with the main character getting transported to another point in the universe after a space travel experiment goes awry, and all. The cool thing is that unlike the Star Trek universe, the aliens aren’t relegated to either one bump on their nose or two. They’re really unique and all seem to have an interesting back story to their race.
The ship and weapon designs were also pretty cool and I can’t wait to see what other cool technology this universe has to offer. And since all 88 episodes are available on Netflix I can find out anytime I want.