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Farscape Four-Hour Sequel Miniseries Not Yet Canceled
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© Joe Crowe
April 07, 2004

A brand-new "Farscape" 4-hour miniseries is set to air. SciFi.com's Sci Fi Wire says it will appear on Sci Fi in the fourth quarter of 2004.

As of this writing, Sci Fi has not yet announced that the miniseries is cancelled.

"The Peacekeeper War" will sequelize the series' final episode, which was the source of much screaming. That was chronicled here on RevSF in Jayme Blaschke's "The Rear-Ending of Farscape."

The show's official site, Farscape.com, says the entire cast and its creator Rockne S. O'Bannon return for the miniseries. A statement thanks the fans for their "tireless, unwavering efforts."

The show returns to the Sci Fi Channel, the scene of its own demise, like a vengeful spirit seeking to mete terrible revenge upon the still living. Look out, "Stargate"!

Look at what you have wrought, Sci Fi.

Usually when fans turn out to support a cancelled sci-fi show, they get nothing. Zip. This will only serve to encourage fans of future cancelled shows. Before, fans of the cancelled had to look for hope back to . . . I don't know. "Cagney & Lacey"?

Now, the rescue of "Farscape" will be fresh in their minds. This glimmer of hope means an additional 5 to 7 years of tenacious clinging for every other cancelled sci-fi show from now on.

In between "Farscape's" cancellation and the debut of the new 4 hours, "Stargate SG-1" will have had somewhere between 15 and 30 new hours.

I just wanted to put the quality vs. quantity thing into perspective.

RevSF news editor Joe Crowe almost titled this article Aeryn Sun Also Rises, but he thought it was equally as lame as the one he went with.

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