In the beginning, there was "Babylon 5". And it was good. In fact, it was damned good. And some
wise and creative minds looked upon "Babylon 5" and said, we are Australian and can get away with
And then there was "Farscape". And it, too, has been damned good.
While it may be overstating things a bit to call "Farscape" the creative progeny of "Babylon 5", since
one came along as the other was still wrapping up its five year story arc, there are definitely kindred
spirits at work here. Compelling characters, daring and intricately planned plot twists, and the support
of a small but dedicated fan following that kept "Farscape" on the air since its inception.
With the fourth season completed, the series found itself hamstrung in mid-stride by the Sci-Fi
Channel. Breaking their contract with the Henson Company and their promise to the fans, Sci-Fi
cancelled "Farscape" without financing a fifth season, choosing to break the news at the last possible
The campaign to "Save Farscape", however, resulted in the production of a mini-series designed to
resolve the major plot threads and give the epic story a fitting resolution. "The Peacekeeper Wars"
aired in October 2004.
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