- "Throne for a Loss" (Ep. 104)
- "Nerve" (Ep. 119)
- "Mind the Baby" (Ep. 201)
- "Won't Get Fooled Again" (Ep. 214)
- "Season of Death" (Ep. 301)
- "Incubator" (Ep. 311)
- "Terra Firma" (Ep. 413)
Archive for the ‘Good People’ Category.
16 years ago (3/19/1999), #Farscape premiered on Sci-Fi! I watched it on my laptop in a Sydney hotel room. Streaming. On dialup. Not ideal. — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
17 years ago (3/19/1998), I first met @Rockne_S at Henson Co. re his show "Space Chase" (which he said would get a new title). #Farscape — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
@froonium A VERY important day in the anals of #Farscape. I mean annals. Frell. A stellar collaboration and friendship began that day. — Rockne S. O'Bannon (@Rockne_S) March 19, 2015
17 yrs ago: @Rockne_S asked if I'd be willing to relocate to Australia. I said sure, feeling 100% certain it'd never happen. #Farscape — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
2 months later (5/7/98), I pitched #Farscape ideas to David Kemper & @Rockne_S. 1 week later, I was hired to write "Throne for a Loss." — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
16 yrs 7 mos ago (8/19/98): The Henson Co. hires me as a full-time #Farscape writer, and I start work (in LA) w/DK & RSO the next day. — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
And, by God, on 2/6/99, I'm on a plane to Sydney, Australia (and even manage to get 2 hrs of writing done on the flight). #Farscape — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
3-1/2 yrs later (10/22/2002), I fly back to LA for the final time, after 4 blissful seasons working with AMAZING WONDERFUL people. #Farscape — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 19, 2015
And FOURTEEN years ago today, the most excellent Justin Monjo said, re him & me & DK, "The three of us make a good pair now." #Farscape — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 20, 2015
13 yrs ago today, #Farscape's Becky Hunt, asked if a Creature Shop critter was headless, replied "It's headless if you take the head off." — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 20, 2015
Last 19 Mar. Memory: TEN yrs ago, I was flying back from London after 3 great weeks with @ChrisChibnall & other BBC writers & whiteboards! — Richard Manning (@froonium) March 20, 2015(And yes, I know my tenses are inconsistent.)
"I'm learning to love myself despite my kitten problem." – Emily Salzfass[caption id="attachment_1150" align="alignleft" width="300"] Em and me at the 2002 Farscape convention[/caption] A lot of people in a lot of places and a lot of fandoms are grieving today at the loss of Makiko aka Sab aka Makikosab aka, simply, Em. She was many things, but primarily she was an Illuminator of Rooms, the sort of human dynamo universally described with phrases like "contagious energy" and "delightfully skewed" and "fearless enthusiasm" and "one of a kind." Go to Em's Facebook page to read or contribute remembrances, photos, or kittens.
Photo by Peter Fallon.[/caption] Jonathan Hardy has passed away at the age of 71. His acting career spanned 37 years and included Moulin Rouge!, Mad Max, and a shirtload of Australian television including Farscape, where he not only performed the voice of Dominar Rygel XVI but also donned a toga to play Kahaynu, one of Moya's builders. Jonathan was also a screenwriter who shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1981 for Breaker Morant, one of Australia's all-time best films. He was a skilled raconteur who delighted in sharing anecdotes, meeting with fans, and lighting up every room he entered. Born in New Zealand (on September 20, 1940), he particularly enjoyed telling ribald jokes concerning Kiwis and their sheep. Because of his slight facial resemblance to Rygel (judge for yourself), there are some who claim that he served as the model for the puppet. However... [caption id="attachment_915" align="alignright" width="150"] What resemblance?[/caption] ...if that's true, the Creature Shop must've been psychic, because Jonathan wasn't cast as the voice of Rygel until we were well into the shooting of Season One. In fact, Jonathan wasn't even in the first group of voice actors who auditioned. A scene from the first episode where Rygel bargains/argues with an alien Proprietor (it's the scene where Rygel says, "There was a time when you would have been disembowelled with a dull Lashlan spade for half such an insult to me!") was shown to half a dozen Australian voice actors, and each took a crack at it. [caption id="attachment_897" align="alignleft" width="300"] Froony and Hardy.
Photo by Cheryl Manning.[/caption] David Kemper sent a copy of that tape—the same Rygel scene voiced six different ways by six different people—up to Los Angeles, where Rockne O'Bannon and I were writing scripts and breaking stories. Watching it, we couldn't decide whether to die laughing or die by hurling ourselves out a window. Every one of the voice actors—talented gentlemen to be sure—had played Rygel as a comic character... and tried to make him funny by using some weird comedic accent. So we had Chico Marx Faux-Italian Rygel, we had Snidely Whiplash Rygel... and the most hilarious of all, Truly Outrageous Monty-Python-Holy-Grail-esque French Rygel. (What I don't remember is whether DK had warned us in advance what we were about to behold... or whether he'd just sent the tape up without comment to give Rock and me the same coronary surprise that he must've gotten upon first watching.) [caption id="attachment_895" align="alignright" width="300"] Jonathon and friends, BOBW16, Sydney, July 27, 2002.
Photo by Peter Fallon.[/caption] Anyway. Rock and DK were in complete agreement that the search had to continue, and that it must be made clear to the voice actors that Rygel was a serious character... clever, devious, prideful, conniving, conceited, vengeful, etc. etc. etc., but serious. And then somebody found Jonathan Hardy, and that was that. Jonathan not only had the commanding yet versatile voice and the dramatic chops needed, but he also understood Rygel from word one... and he always played him as a real character, not a buffoon or a cartoon. Jonathan gave him dignity, without which a Dominar is nothing. Which was a tad ironic, because in person, Jonathan was a big, lovable goofball, a total party animal who never lost the twinkle in his eye. It seems appropriate to end with the (premature) eulogy Rygel gave Crichton in "That Old Black Magic"... [wpaudio url="http://froonium.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/FS108_HynerianCeremonyOfPassage.mp3" text="LISTEN TO: Rygel's Hynerian Ceremony of Passage" dl="0"]. Farewell, Jonathan. May you have safe passage to the hallowed realm of your choice.
"Thanks for the Memories"...[caption id="attachment_617" align="alignleft" width="223" caption="Fans keep me warm! Photo by Dizzy."][/caption] Since 2000, Creation Entertainment has hosted annual Farscape fan conventions. What's a "fan convention," you might ask? Simply this: An opportunity for the cast and crew to meet the fans! And the fans don't just pose for photos and sign autographs. They put on costume shows, panel discussions, and talent exhibitions, and they show off their amazing vids, fanfic, and other artistic creations. I recently attended what was billed as the "final" Farscape con (but I don't believe it; when it comes to Farscape fans, nothing is ever "final") and was going to write up a con report, but I thought I'd instead share a few happy snaps and memories from a dozen years of congoing. Here, for instance, is a gift I got at the most recent con: a fleece blanket, "handmade with Scaper love" by the talented SpriteLady, and made possible by donations from over 50 generous Scapers at TerraFirmaScapers.com! (And I wasn't the only cast/crewmember to get one of these beauties! Ben, Rockne, Wayne, Virginia, Lani, and Rebecca, to name just a few recipients, were just as gobsmacked and delighted as I was.)
[caption id="attachment_619" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dancin' with the PKOL folk. Photo by MissyKat."][/caption]
CostumesThey aren't just conventions, they're costume parties! Here I am at the 2001 con with members of the "Peacekeeper Officers Lounge"... a group of online chatters, roleplayers, and Rockette impersonators. (How cool is it that Farscape fans are so willing to mix and mingle with cast/crew and even pose for pictures!)
[caption id="attachment_620" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="D'Argo, Sikozu, dork, Sikozu"][/caption]
More CostumesMany fans work up not only costumes but also makeup and hair as well... and given how elaborate Farscape's prosthetic makeup and crazy hair could get, that was often quite a challenge. However, year after year, the fandom proved equal to the challenge, as this snap from the 2002 con illustrates.
[caption id="attachment_733" align="alignright" width="300" caption="These are simply AWESOME"][/caption]
Still More CostumesEvery con has a costume contest, and here are just a few of the astonishing entries in 2003.
[caption id="attachment_618" align="alignleft" width="300" caption=""PK Barbie" impresses Wayne. Photo by SunAeryn."][/caption]
One More CostumeRain-n-Sun poses as Scorpius's assistant Niem (a character nicknamed "Peacekeeper Barbie" by the fanbase) with Wayne ("Scorpius") Pygram. This is a rare photo of Rain-n-Sun smiling while in costume; she seemed so solemn throughout the con that Wayne finally asked her if everything was okay... and she replied that all was fine; she was being serious because she was staying in character.
[caption id="attachment_626" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Talented and SMART! Photo from Karlsweb."][/caption]
"Farscape on the Net" PanelBut it's not all dress-up. Scapers are smart. Over the years, they've staged many fascinating and informative panels. Here you see me in awe of Angie, Thinkum, AmyJ, KernilCrash, and un4scene as they explore the topic of "Farscape on the Net" at the 2003 con.
[caption id="attachment_628" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="And they DID save Farscape!"][/caption]
"Saving Farscape" PanelAlso in 2003, Red, BritAngie, DaniMoure, and Voy discuss the campaigns devoted to "Saving Farscape." The series had been cancelled over a year earlier, but that didn't deter the true-blue fans one bit; they mounted an incredibly persistent, thorough, and intelligent campaign to bring the show back. And, unlike most save-our-show fan efforts, it worked; the Jim Henson Company produced a four-hour miniseries to continue the Farscape saga—and it was the Save Farscape campaign that made it happen. But the fan efforts didn't end there; websites such as watchfarscape.com are still going strong, bringing the latest Farscape info to the new fans who are discovering the series.
[caption id="attachment_624" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Writers Speak"][/caption]
Fanfiction PanelA series is nothing without its writers... and Farscape's fanfic scribes are second to none. Here, at the 2003 con, four of the finest—Cofax, UCSBdad, Shrift, and AerynCrichton—share tips, insights, and their favorite adverbs. Standing to the left of the panel is Adam Malin, co-founder (with Gary Berman) of Creation Entertainment (in 1971!). Adam's been the indefatigable host for a zillion fan conventions ranging from Farscape to Xena to Stargate to X-Files to Star Trek to... you name it. Together with a tireless crew of terrific people (special shoutout to Richard Arnold, with whom I toiled in the Paramount vineyards many eons ago on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Adam's put on some frelling fantastic Farscape bashes, year after year after year.
[caption id="attachment_625" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Talented, smart, and FAST!"][/caption]
Fanfic Panel Q & AMost of the panels take questions from the audience; we line up at microphones on either side of the stage and ask something probing and intelligent. At least that's the theory. In practice, there's always some tongue-tied, star-struck newbie who gushes over the panelists or—God forbid—asks for a hug. For the 2003 fanfic panel, that star-struck newbie was me! Yes, I knew better, and I think I had a real question to ask—but when my turn came, I couldn't stop myself from blurting out "Can I have a hug?" Wonder of wonders, Cofax leapt up, rocketed across the stage—so fast that I barely had time to snap this picture—and gave me an excellent hug! BESTEST. CON. EVER.
[caption id="attachment_621" align="alignright" width="300" caption=""It's a Cookbook!""][/caption]
Pressies(that's Australian for "presents") As if faithfully showing up to cons weren't gift enough, fans also make things to share with cast and crew. In this 2002 pic,
[caption id="attachment_673" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="I don't think they got this from Hallmark."][/caption]
And finally...To bring us full circle to the 2011 con, here you see the lovely custom-made card that accompanied the gift blankie I was given. I was especially moved by the very first name on the list: StevePalmer, a longtime and particularly devoted Farscape fan who passed away in 2006. Scapers presented a heartfelt memorial tribute to Steve at the 2007 con. (This is the kind of thing I point out when I tell folks that the Farscape fandom truly is a community.) Thank you for the memories, everyone. As DK once said, "Stay a community."
BUY Chloramphenicol ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION, [caption id="attachment_487" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Gloria Stuart visits her cork bark elm at the bonsai collection of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, January 2010"][/caption]
On September 26th, 2010, actress, book artist, painter, and bonsai artist Gloria Stuart passed away in her West L.A. home, Chloramphenicol price. Indianapolis, Indiana, San Francisco, California, The oldest performer ever to be nominated for an Academy Award (for her portrayal of Old Rose in 1997's Titanic), Gloria had celebrated her 100th birthday on July 4, Chloramphenicol 125mg, Købe Chloramphenicol online, αγοράζουν online Chloramphenicol, 2010 with 130 friends and family at a party and retrospective hosted by James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron. Guests enjoyed more than two dozen of Gloria's oil paintings, Chloramphenicol 1000mg, 2000mg, Order Chloramphenicol online overnight delivery no prescription, several of her handmade books, and two of her bonsai, buy Chloramphenicol online no prescription. Chloramphenicol 75mg, On July 22, Gloria attended a Centennial Celebration of her career by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; she was also honored by the Screen Actors Guild for her 70-year membership and service, buy Chloramphenicol without a prescription. Buy cheap Chloramphenicol no rx, In August, the southern California bonsai community gave Gloria another birthday celebration at the Huntington Library and Gardens; four of her trees were on display, acheter en ligne Chloramphenicol, acheter Chloramphenicol bon marché. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phoenix, Arizona, Even in her hundredth year, Gloria's enthusiasm for life was contagious; she always kept her sense of wonder, buy Chloramphenicol from canada, Chloramphenicol 200mg, always lit up with childlike joy when encountering something new or beautiful, always exhibited a strong and ribald sense of humor, Chloramphenicol 150mg. Chloramphenicol 100mg, She was a delight to be near; would that we all could grow so old, yet remain so young, order Chloramphenicol online c.o.d. Rx free Chloramphenicol. Reasons to buy Chloramphenicol online. Chloramphenicol withdrawal. Chloramphenicol pharmacy. Online buying Chloramphenicol. Online buy Chloramphenicol without a prescription. Chicago, Illinois. Houston, Texas. Köpa Chloramphenicol online, Osta Chloramphenicol online, Jotta Chloramphenicol verkossa. Austin, Texas, Memphis, Tennessee. Chloramphenicol in cats, dogs, children. Chloramphenicol 5mg. Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee. Portland, Oregon. Chloramphenicol over the counter.
Similar posts: BUY Naltrexone ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Invega ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Diges Tea ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. Naltrexone 250mg. Where can i find Viagra online.
Trackbacks from: BUY Chloramphenicol ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Chloramphenicol ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Chloramphenicol ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. Chloramphenicol price. Reasons to buy Chloramphenicol online. Buy generic Chloramphenicol. Where can i order Chloramphenicol without prescription. Online buying Chloramphenicol.
Just heard that Australian writer Chris Wheeler, story consultant on Farscape and writer of the episode "I Shrink, Therefore I Am", died this week, apparently from a heart attack.
Talented, Diges Tea 800mg, 875mg, 900mg, Fort Worth, Texas. Denver, Colorado, funny, hard working, buy Diges Tea from canada, Where can i buy Diges Tea online, friendly, great to work with, Diges Tea 5mg, Detroit, Michigan, San Jose, California, and definitely One of the Good Guys. He'll be missed, Diges Tea snort, alcohol iteraction. Online buy Diges Tea without a prescription, ETA 7 Aug: Obituary has been posted by the Sydney Morning Herald. Jacksonville, Florida, Columbus, Ohio. Reasons to buy Diges Tea online. Diges Tea pharmacy. Diges Tea 125mg. Where can i order Diges Tea without prescription. Diges Tea 1000mg, 2000mg. Diges Tea 200mg. Diges Tea 250mg. Order Diges Tea online overnight delivery no prescription. Diges Tea 100mg. Canada, mexico, india. Diges Tea in cats, dogs, children. Diges Tea price. Farmacia Diges Tea baratos, Diges Tea online kaufen. Rx free Diges Tea. Diges Tea 50mg. Köpa Diges Tea online, Osta Diges Tea online, Jotta Diges Tea verkossa. Buy Diges Tea online cod. Købe Diges Tea online, αγοράζουν online Diges Tea. Buy Diges Tea from mexico. Buy cheap Diges Tea no rx. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Las Vegas, Nevada.
Similar posts: BUY Coreg ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Isoniazid ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Accutane ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. Naltrexone 250mg. Where can i find Viagra online. Purchase Invega online.
Trackbacks from: BUY Diges Tea ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Diges Tea ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. BUY Diges Tea ONLINE NO PRESCRIPTION. Where can i order Diges Tea without prescription. Baltimore, Maryland. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 0.4mg, 0.5mg, 1mg, 2.5mg. Purchase Diges Tea online. Diges Tea 800mg, 875mg, 900mg.