CO, RDA's Leather Brigade
- Jul 6, 2001
I'm catching up with Farscape on DVD in season 1. I'm also waiting for the "other shoe" so to speak. The Farscape series started so strong. Out of the 12 I have the DVD for, I can't find one that's as cr :blpaw: p as some in the Enterprise or SG series. Somehow they pull everything out at the last moment and at least forward poor John's humasitic voyage in some way. I can't believe that they can do that forever and I expect that as I venture into season two they'll be some less that stellar ones.Originally posted by Hatshepsut
Actually, I think episode 4 is quite a bad time to put in a cr*p episode. They did that with 'Enterprise'. I never watched it again. I mean, we'd had a good beginning and then it just seemed like they'd shot their bolt and it was going to be downhill all the way thereafter.
But overall each series has its strengths to play on. Good US/Canadian CGI is Stargate's. I think they turn out some stuff that's simply fantastic TV. Sometimes doing simple stuff you can do at home. Stargate's tech guys really did some ground breaking animation in Nemesis and Small Victories that had never been done before. And they turn it out quickly. But sometimes the old spaceship stuff that Farscape did in season one is far superior in the pure CGI department. Sometimes I feel the art department in Farscape has far more to draw on and far greater freedoms. They have some very defined styles for what Moya should be like, what a Peacekeeper ship is like, and apply some very basic costume things that I learned in the theater trade. And for all the scorn the regular viewers of Stargate shower on the Muppets of Farscape, the puppeteers over on Farscape have tons of more experience and if they were working Thor, he and the Asgard would be an entirely more attractive entity on Stargate.
I shouldn't get so hung up on the differing looks of the two programs. It can boil down to budgets and stuff like that. The two productions are different in a lot of ways. The real trouble with the latest episodes of Stargate is its lack of the Stargate it's named for. Somehow in the episodes where Moya isn't a key figure, or missing entirely, Farscape fairs better. They rely on their universe of wondrous stuff to play with, while Stargate has seemed to have abandoned it in favor of Earthbound episodes of late.