Farscape Mix Voyager , Buck Rogers, and the Muppets and you get this engaging, if familiar, new actioner, which commences Sci-Fi's "2.0" makeover. Astronaut John Crichton… Sci-fi and Fantasy Claudia Black Ben Browder Gigi Edgley Raelee Hill Tammy Macintosh Rebecca Riggs SyFy Channel
TV Review

Farscape

Details Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Claudia Black and Ben Browder; Network: SyFy Channel

Mix Voyager, Buck Rogers, and the Muppets and you get this engaging, if familiar, new actioner, which commences Sci-Fi's ''2.0'' makeover. Astronaut John Crichton (Ben Browder) is held captive on a spaceship manned by escaped prisoners — including a Klingonish warrior, a blue-skinned priestess, and what looks like a talking turd. Farscape's F/X may be state-of-the-art, but its producers seem to have forgotten one crucial fact: Aside from Yoda, there ain't never been a convincing space puppet. B

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