Farscape is a science fiction television series that premiered in 1999 and ran for four seasons until its conclusion in 2003. The series was created by Rockne S. O’Bannon and produced by the Jim Henson Company, known for their innovative puppetry and special effects.
The show follows the adventures of astronaut John Crichton, who is sucked through a wormhole and finds himself stranded in a distant part of the universe aboard a living spaceship called Moya. He is joined by a motley crew of alien beings, each with their own unique abilities and quirks, as they embark on a journey to survive and find a way back home.
What sets Farscape apart from other science fiction shows is its blend of humor, drama, and compelling character development. The series features a diverse and colorful cast of characters, including the fierce warrior Aeryn Sun, the eccentric pilot and scientist Pilot, and the devious and manipulative Scorpius.
One of the most notable aspects of Farscape is its use of groundbreaking puppetry and practical effects. The Jim Henson Company’s involvement in the production of the show allowed for the creation of unique and lifelike alien creatures, including the imposing and imposing Scarrans and the lovable but mischievous Rygel.
Farscape also tackled complex themes and explored the intricacies of relationships, identity, and power dynamics. The show was known for taking risks with its storytelling, often challenging the audience’s expectations and exploring the darker aspects of its characters’ personalities.
Despite its critical acclaim and devoted fanbase, Farscape struggled with ratings during its initial run and was ultimately canceled after four seasons. However, the show’s impact and influence can still be seen in science fiction media today, and it remains a beloved and often overlooked gem in the genre.
Farscape Rygel Plush
He has 6 billion loyal subjects. Well, so he claims. While he’s known for exaggerating, we’re quite serious when we say that this is the first (and best) plush Farscape figure ever! Dominar Rygel XVI stands 12-inches tall and is a carefully recreated version of the well-known cast member from the award-winning TV series.
Retail – $29.99
Farscape DRD Plush:
He’s far out! In the TV show Farscape, the Diagnostic Repair Drones (DRDs) are small robotic drones created by their biomechanical host, the living ship Moya. The DRDs maintain and protect Moya from any foreign threats that make their way into the ship. This plush DRD measures about 15-inches tall and will protect your room from unwanted visitors, too! Ages 14 and up.
Retail – $24.99
Farscape 1812 DRD Plush:
- From the cult favorite series Farscape!
- Big and colorful
- The best in huggable technology!
1812 is a unique DRD modified and adopted by Crichton during his time on the dying Leviathan Elack. Crichton alters 1812, coloring him the French patriotic colors of “bleu, blanc et rouge” (emulating the French flag) and scrawling “1812” on the side. He also teaches the DRD to play the 1812 Overture which Crichton will sometimes whistle, sing, or hum with 1812’s accompaniment. 1812 has the capabilities of all DRDs, but also exhibits some level of independence and seems to have a relationship with Crichton that resembles that of a much-beloved dog. Measures 15-inches tall. Ages 14 and up.
Retail – $24.99
If those are not enough Farscape for you here is Chiana herself Gigi Edgley just incase you need something more personal for your collection.
Gigi Edgley is an internationally renowned actress originally from Australia. Edgley has starred in countless film and television series including FX’s Feud, USA’s The Starter Wife, Farscape, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge, Diminuendo, Rescue Special Ops, Tricky Business, SyFy’s Showdown at Area 51, Quantum Apocalypse, Carlotta, Newcastle, Black Jack, Peacekeeper Wars, Stingers, Secret Life Of Us, Beastmaster, Lost World, Water Rats, Day of The Roses, Star Trek Continues and Nexus.
Edgley has an extensive history with The Jim Henson Company beginning with her popular role as Chiana on the company’s critically acclaimed sci fi cult series, Farscape in which she starred for over five years.
Gigi stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts. She was originally cast as a guest star for one episode, but quickly captured the attention of the Farscape writers, producers and the fans alike. The mischievous Chiana became one of the most popular, and at times controversial characters in the series. The SyFy Channel and The Jim Henson Company also asked her to host Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge.
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