Farscape

Farscape comes to Amazon Prime Video on 20th anniversary; finale miniseries remastered

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Starting March 19, you’ll be able to watch all four seasons of Farscape and its miniseries conclusion with an Amazon Prime Video subscription.

Even better: The grand finale miniseries, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, has finally been remastered in HD.

Farscape premiered on March 19, 1999, so the sci-fi series is marking its 20th anniversary this year, if you can believe that fahrbot dren! Fans and collectors have a lot to look forward to:

Throughout the coming year, fans will have multiple ways to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Farscape, which first premiered on March 19, 1999. In addition to the launch on Prime Video, enthusiasts can expect fan events and various licensing initiatives including a special edition vinyl soundtrack release from Music.Film Recordings and Varèse Saraband this summer. Collectors can look for products from Chronicle Collectibles, Toy Vault, and Trevco in the coming months. ‘Scapers’ (Farscape fans) are encouraged to follow the official Farscape social channels using the fan-created hashtag #FarscapeNow for specific Prime Video territory details and any upcoming announcements.

Farscape is one of my most favorite productions, and I am so honored by the ‘Scapers’ who continue to love it and share it with other sci-fi fans.  Premiering the series and the beautiful HD remastered mini-series on Prime Video is a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary with the Farscape community,” said Brian Henson, chairman of The Jim Henson Company and executive producer of Farscape.

Holy hezmana! More background and details on the release are available here:

Fusing live-action, digital effects, and state-of-the-art puppetry and prosthetics from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Farscape has been hailed by TV Guide as one of the 25 Best Cult TV Shows.  Emmy®-nominated and winner of two Saturn Awards, Farscape, created by Rockne S. O’Bannon, was the first original series to air on SYFY.  It went on to gain a loyal international fan following that has propelled multiple ancillary products including comics, collectibles, games, and publishing.

Farscape follows astronaut John Crichton who, during an experimental space mission, is hurled across a thousand galaxies to an alien world.  In his quest to return to Earth, he finds himself aboard a starship populated by escaping political prisoners from a variety of alien cultures.  Crichton must rise to the challenge of surviving in a world he barely understands, keeping one step ahead of the pursuing Peacekeepers, a race of deadly mercenaries who will stop at nothing to capture him.

Farscape image courtesy of The Jim Henson Company

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