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WIN! Farscape The Complete Series on Blu-ray!

To celebrate the release of Farscape the complete series we’ve got a Blu-ray copy of to Give Away!

For your chance to win, simply email your answer to the question below to – include your answer in the subject line of your email and include your postal address in the email body.

Which popular cinematic franchise drew inspiration from Farscape?

A) Star Wars
B) Ocean’s Eleven
C) Guardians of the Galaxy

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The epic sci-fi classic Farscape is a fusion of live-action, state-of-the-art puppetry, prosthetics and CGI. Edge-of-your-seat thrills, irreverent humour, unforgettable characters and mind-boggling alien lifeforms are brought to life by the creative minds of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. No wonder it’s been called the most imaginative sci-fi series in television. Now sit back and enjoy all 88 episodes of Farscape: The Complete Series Blu-ray 25th Anniversary Edition now in high definition.

Writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series James Gunn (now also Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DC Studios) is a fan of Farscape and has admitted he drew inspiration from the series. Gunn approached Ben Browder who plays John Crichton in Farscape to suggest an appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Browder‘s cameo role is as an admiral on a Sovereign ship.

Farscape has an unusually large number of alien expletives that include frell, yotz, dren, mivonks, tralk, farbot and hezmana- allowing the characters to swear in every other sentence.

Running from 1999 to 2003 Farscape was abruptly cancelled after Season 4 having ended with a “To Be Continued” tag, fans showed their discontent by shouting “frell you mothermivonks” and “you’re all a bunch of farbots” at the Sci-Fi Channel for withdrawing funding. The fans had made their point and the loose ends were tied up in a mini-series called Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars -included as a bonus feature on the boxset.

Ben Browder and Claudia Black were both cast as regulars on Stargate SG-1. When the star-crossed lovers from Farscape first meet as their new characters on Stargate SG-1, Vala Mal Doran (Black) tells Cameron Mitchell (Browder), “I know we haven’t met. That I’m sure I would remember”.

Synopsis: John Crichton is an astronaut flung through a wormhole and lost in a galaxy far from home. He finds himself in the middle of a prison break, surrounded by hostile aliens, soaring through space inside a glorious living spaceship called Moya. Hunted by the relentless Peacekeepers, he allies himself with unimaginably alien fellow refugees and searches for a way home.

Cast: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Virginia Hey, Anthony Simcoe, Gigi Edgley, Paul Goddard, Lani Tupu, Wayne Pygram, Jonathan Hardy, Tammy MacIntosh, Raelee Hill, Melissa Jaffer, David Franklin, Rebecca Riggs.

Extras (approx. 1172 Minutes): The Peacekeeper Wars-The Incredible Two-Part Miniseries Conclusion to the Farscape Saga,30 Audio Commentaries, New ‘A Look Back At Farscape” with Executive Producer Brian Henson and Series Creator / Writer Rockne O’Bannon, Hosted by Adam Savage, ’Memories Of Moya’ A Retrospective Documentary Featuring The Cast And Crew Reminiscing About The Experience And The Legacy Of The Series, ‘Farscape Undressed’, Three Archival Documentaries- ‘In The Beginning: A Look Back With Brian Henson’, ‘Making Of A Space Opera’, ‘Farscape: The Story So Far’, Three ‘Inside Farscape’ Featurettes- ‘Villains’, ‘Visual Effects’, ‘Save Farscape’, Deleted Scenes, Director’s Cut Scenes, And An Alternative Version Of The Season Two Premiere, Video Profiles And Behind-The-Scenes Interviews With The Characters, Cast, And Creative Team of Farscape, Original TV Promos And Much More..

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