The Farscape Movie is Officially Happening


I had to make sure of what the date was before I posted this. Back on April 1, it was reported the Netflix was getting new episodes of Firefly; I got punked for a bit. Now, the reports for a Farscape movie was months ago which I kept in the back of my head as to not to get too excited over the prospects. Reading this morning news, I could not be pleased by the news and the process of a new Farscape movie is in the works. However, after reading the article below, I was kinda dumbstruck by the “premise” of this new film. I will be talking about this in the next podcast and would like to hear your thoughts on this matter. Are you happy with a new Farscape movie? Do you wish for another Farscape series? Or should Farscape receive a rebooted treatment? Let me know on this blog and your comments might show up on the podcast.

Back in February we brought you news that a Farscape movie was supposedly in the works. Now Rockne O’Bannon, creator and showrunner of the original series, has confirmed that the movie is, in fact, happening.

Confirmation comes by way of TV.com:

Just a little bit of, maybe interesting, information to report. ;-p Texting me from WonderCon, a very good friend of mine (@PaulBurrows) just left the Showrunners Panel at [WonderCon]. A panel member, non other than Rockne O’Bannon, the co-creator ofWarehouse 13, Defiance, and Revolution… who was also Farscape’s creator and showrunner – has indeed CONFIRMED a Farscape movie is happening.

via The Farscape Movie is Officially Happening.

Hulu – Warehouse 13: Pilot – Watch the full episode now.


scifi channel's new logo syfyReally?!? Imagine greater?!? Who is the channel trying to convice? Us the viewers, who have grown tired by the lack identity this channel used to have? Or themselves into believing this is the right direction? Those who follow politics last year heard the familiar phrase about putting lipstick on a pig. Guess what, Syfy is still a pig and not the kind of Ziggy Piggy I used to love. I liked Syfy when it was called AIG.

This comparison may go over some  heads but with our “tough economic times” AIG, a huge insurance corporation, has had such a bad reputation that they decided to rebrand themselves to AIU. See the difference? And I don’t see the difference with Syfy or siffy if you pronounce this way.

I remembered back in the days, when the Scifi Channel really meant something to me. Shows which grew up on like Buck Rogers, The Incredible Hulk, and hell, even Manimal was the aired once more for us fans. The wow factor of having a channel with all scifi materials 24-7 was incredible but now…now I have other avenues like Hulu, my trusty old dvd collection and of course, my library’s collection.

Once Syfy decided to add non-scifi programming to their weak base of shows, I knew this channel was in trouble. Before I go, let me explain how a marketing mix would work or how I have come to understand the 4 P’s and not the 456.

Product – this is of course, the service of the channel to all of geeks

Price – while many have this included this in our cable subscription, there are cable companies that would charge extra for the service. Since the channel is free, the perception from the customer is the value of this service. When the channel first came out, I was willing to pay extra. Now, screw it.

Place – The channel is on cable and online. Those who missed the shows on the channel the night before like BSG, we would be able to watch the show through scifi.com. However, this channel has missed the mark like with Hulu to at least keep past scifi show online and on demand. I love watching B5 on Hulu and Firefly. Syfy does not have BSG to hang the hats on and there is nothing to bolster this channel.

Promotion – The biggest advertisement this channel had was word of mouth. When Farscape was on or BSG or The Dresden Files fans would try to get others to watch as well. No amount of PR can make this happen at little to no cost. Jump forward, we have Warehouse 13. Honestly, I really tried to muster there the first 1/2 and I couldn’t stand it anymore. Now, you are reading this entry and countless others will understand my feelings in this matter.

I’m sad that the channel that I used to watch to get all my geek fixes is no longer in my life. There is no reason to go back only forward. Sadly, this channel’s direction is completely wrong and the name change it just the tip of the iceberg that is sinking this boat.

Monster Scifi Show Podcast Wants You


women-of-bsgI am planning to do a BSG podcast after the finale on March 20. The original date was going to be on March 21 from 3 to 6pm EST. However, this day and time conflicts with my mother’s birthday. While I don’t have another copy of myself to take care of this duty, I will need to changed either the time, day, or both. Look below at the suggested changes.

A: Saturday Night – After 10pm
B: Sunday Afternoon- 2:00 to 4:00
C: Friday, March 27 – 9:00 to 11:00 since there is no more bsg

Those are your three choices – Majority will dictate. Write me back soon.

Thanks,

Montgomery (Monster) 

PS – If you can not attend, send me your thoughts in an email to monsterscifishow@gmail.com and I will promise to read them on my podcast just like I did with the Heroes Season 3 premiere. (which I have stopped watching!)

WTF… What The Frak?!?


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I have just seen “Last Exist” for BSG and I have to say it sucked BIG time how this all came together. I am less than impressed with the big reveal of Ellen Tigh being that final Cylon and when we jump into this episode, we see that how backstory that supposedly had happened several years back. The whole conversation between Ellen and John reeks of Bladerunner’s Roy Batty and Dr. Tyrell. I had expected John at one point to say, “All those moments will be lost like tears in rain.” Come one, BSG writers this should have been one of those OMG moments but rather it turns out a big huh? 

Anders, who is recovering from the brain drain, now has visions of what has happened before. Fine, I’ll go with it but honestly, how much time does he need to explain all this has happened before and will again. And why for frak sake does he need his other skin job friends? To help them to remember? To have them sing Ding, Ding, Ding goes the Trolley? Can’t someone just record what he’s saying or maybe start a blog or podcast, you know time shifting tools, so that Chief can stop frakking appearing in every other scene. Yes, Chief is back in title and rank and has to repair Galactica. Great, I am all for that but what a minute, he has to be with Anders to find out more about the visions, but wait, Chief has to back to repair the ship, no wait, back to Anders…..STOP THIS CRAP!!!

We have 5 weeks to go until this series is completely over. I want to be  amazed, stunned, and in awe of an ending that is equal if not more to the amount of time I have spent watching, buying BSG merchandise, and loving this show. Let BSG be BSG and not just BS. Frakkers!