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'FARSCAPE' DECLARES 'WAR' ON THE COMPETITION
SCI FI Miniseries Premieres #1
Among P18-49 and P25-54


New York, NY (October 19, 2004) -- The fans have spoken. They frelling love their Farscape. The two-night, four-hour Farscape:

The Peacekeeper Wars (Oct. 17-18 @ 9-11pm ET/PT) premiere averaged a 1.7 HH rating/1,916,000 P2+, making SCI FI the #1 non-sports cable network for P25-54 and P18-49 for the time period over the two nights.


SCI FI trounced its competition among P25-54, outdelivering TNT (24%), TBS (45%) and Spike TV (42%). They fared no better among P18-49, with SCI FI outperforming TNT (32%), TBS (27%) and Spike TV (35%).


Peacekeeper Wars delivered an aggregate audience of 6,883,000 viewers over the two nights (4 telecasts of Night One, 3 telecasts of Night Two).


With a 1.5 HH rating/1,735,000 P2+, Night One of Peacekeeper Wars was up 81% in HH ratings and scored triple digit increases in key demos versus the time period average for October 2003:
• +163% in P25-54
• + 202% in P18-49


Night Two of the mini soared even higher, delivering a 1.9 HH rating/2,097,000 P2+ (Oct. 18 @9-11pm ET/PT). It improved upon the previous night's premiere by:
• +30% in HH rating
• +25% in P18-49
• +20% in P25-54


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PK Wars Goodies for Scapers! More Info & spoilers >>
19th Oct 2004 @ 4:15 PM - The Peacekeeper Wars part 2 image gallery, containing 687 photos, is now open! Enter gallery >>

18th Oct 04 @ 11:39 AM. Download the new "Previously on Farscape" & opening credits. To download the 13.8 meg Windows Media file, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..."

18th Oct 04 @ 9:40 AM. Download the PK Wars part 2 trailer! To download the 1.9 meg Windows Media file, right click HERE and choose "Save Target As..." Enjoy!

18th Oct 04 @ 3:21 AM. The Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars image gallery, containing 600+ images, is now open. Enter gallery >>

17th October 2004 - KFC [link], a huge corporate supporter of Farscape for years, has a special treat for Scapers. They have built a special website where you can download a one-of-a-kind screansaver. Go to KFC's Farscape site HERE >>

 

 

Details are sketchy right now, but more information will be posted here as details develop.

***CLICK HERE FOR SPOILERS*** Updated 25 August 2004

6 April 2004 Henson announces the mini-series and acknowledges fan support.

From Farscape.com

Rallying Cry of Fans and Critics Alike is Answered As New Farscape Special Even Miniseries is Announced by Sci-Fi to Premiere in Fall.

The critically acclaimed adventure sci-fi series Farscape will soon be back on the airwaves in the form of a television special event miniseries - Farscape: Peacekeeper War. In response to fans' overwhelming support for the Farscape franchise, SCI FI Channel announced yesterday that it will be airing the 4-hour miniseries produced by The Jim Henson Company in conjunction with Hallmark Entertainment. The two-part program was directed and executive produced by Brian Henson, and written and executive produced by series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon and David Kemper. In addition to Henson, O'Bannon and Kemper, all of the key creative talent, both in front of and behind the camera, that made Farscape so unique and special, will return.

"This special television event would not be a reality were it not for the tireless, unwavering efforts of the Farscape fans to bring the series back. Like all of of us at The Jim Henson Company, they believed that the epic story we were telling was something special and deserved a proper ending. We are thrilled to respond to their dedication be creating this miniseries, thus resolving man of the unanswered questions from the final episode and giving fans their due."

-Brian Henson
Director & Executive Producer
Farscape: Peacekeeper War

 

5 April 2004

To Be Continued...Peacekeeper Wars

The Sci Fi Wire is reporting this morning:

SCI FI Brings Back Farscape SCI FI announced it will be bringing back Farscape with an all-new miniseries called Farscape: Peacekeeper War slated to air in the fourth quarter of this year. The four-hour miniseries picks up where the cliffhanger series finale left off and will reunite John Crichton (Ben Browder), Aeryn Sun (Claudia Black) and the rest of the Moya crew.

Farscape creator Rockne O'Bannon and executive producer David Kemper wrote the miniseries, which was directed by Brian Henson. "Peacekeeper War" was produced by the Jim Henson Company and Hallmark Entertainment, and executive produced by Robert Halmi Jr. SCI FI will make the official announcement at noon on Monday, April 5, during the channel's advertising sales "upfront" presentation.

Farscape Fantasy is monitoring the situation and will post information as quickly as possible.
More Farscape news as it becomes available. Other Farscape news>>

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Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars
Length: 4 hours
Principle photography December 2003 - March 2004 in Sydney, Australia.
Post production ongoing.


Next broadcast: U.S. Sci-Fi Channel
Parts 1 & 2 rebroadcast next Sunday, 24th October 2004

Written by: David Kemper
Directed by: Brian Henson

 

Image Galleries:

Part 1 - 600+ images
Part 2 - 687 images


Video downloads:

Previously On Farscape & New opening credits. 13.8 megs. Windows Media.
Click Here


Official Trailer (Apple.com)
Click Here

Image gallery


11th July Sci Fi Channel Teaser ad

>Windows Media | 4.4 MB
>QuickTime | 3.9 MB

>Image gallery

More downloads >

 
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