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In a special chat held Friday, 6 September 2002 in the SCI FI Channel's > #Farscape chat room, David Kemper (DK), Richard Manning > (FrooniumRicky), and > Ben Browder made the following stunning announcement (excerpt from chat > transcript follows):

[19:21] <DK> Each and every year, at the end of the season >
[19:21] <DK> we have a chat with you, >
[19:21] <DK> our slightly bent cohorts in this >
[19:21] <DK> wonderful adventure, >
[19:22] <DK> and we wanted this year to be no different. >
[19:22] <DK> However, despite our best efforts, this year is a bitt > different > from all the rest. >
[19:22]<DK> In the past 24 hours, I have been >
[19:22] <DK> innundated with emails and calls >
[19:22] <DK> regarding rumors that are circulating >
[19:22] <DK> regarding our joint passion. >
[19:22] <DK> Where do we stand? >
[19:23] <DK> We are two days away from shooting the last scenes >
[19:23] <DK> of season 4. >
[19:23] <DK> As you know, Sci Fi has picked us up >
[19:23] <DK> for 4th and 5th seasons. >
[19:23] <DK> However, as with everything done at a >
[19:23] <DK> corporate level, > [19:24] there was an out clause built into Sci Fi's > [19:24] pickup schedule. > [19:24] As of yesterday, we were informed -- >
[19:24] <DK> after massive efforts by everyone at Henson >
[19:24] <DK> and working on the show -- >
[19:24] <DK> most importantly Brian Henson >
[19:24] <DK> and the 3 gentlemen >
[19:24] <DK> here >
[19:25] <DK> that Sci Fi was not going to exercise it's >
[19:25] <DK> option to pick up the 5th season of Farscape. >
[19:25] <DK> The rumors that everyone has been calling me >
[19:25] <DK> about are sadly >
[19:25] <DK> very sadly true. >
[19:25] <DK> Tuesday will be the last time Ben dons the uniform >
[19:25] <DK> of Commander John Crichton. >
[19:26] <DK> We are all hugely sad. >
[19:26] <DK> I am shaking as I write this. >
[19:26] <DK> Yesterday, we all cried on the set. >
[19:26] <DK> Yet, as we are, at the end of the line >
[19:26] <DK> so to speak >
[19:26] <DK> being just the people who make the show >
[19:26] <DK> and not the corporate entities that fund and air it >
[19:26] <DK> we are as helpless as anyone. >
[19:26] <DK> And we are sad >
[19:26] <DK> And we are shattered. >
[19:26] <DK> And we are sorry. >
[19:27] <DK> And we wanted to come online >
[19:27] <DK> and talk to YOU, >
[19:27] <DK> our core fans who have stood >
[19:27] <DK> beside us for such a long and great journey. >
[19:27] <DK> I turn it over to Ricky and Ben for their comments. >
[19:27] <Ben Browder> Ricky?... >
[19:27] <FroomRicky> Ben?... >
[19:28] <DK> Alright. >
[19:28] <FroomRicky> DK speaks the truth; we are shattered >
[19:28] <DK> Ok... >
[19:28] <FroomRicky> speechless >
[19:28] <DK> I know what they're feeling. >
[19:28] <DK> We all believed >
[19:28] <Ben Browder> I really should have prepared something... >
[19:28] <DK> as late as 36 hours ago, >
[19:28] <DK> that we were going to 5th season. >
[19:28] <DK> But Sci Fi has not picked us up, >
[19:29] <DK> so, as all the rumors have suggested, >
[19:29] <DK> we have no way to make the show. >
[19:29] <DK> Believe me, Brian and everyone involved >
[19:29] <DK> have gone LITERALLY to the ends of the earth >
[19:29] <DK> to make this happen, >
[19:29]<DK> but there does not seem to be a way around this moat >
[19:30] <DK> placed before us. > ****
(end excerpt) **** >

I believe the scaper that sent me this message got it from Farscape Weekly. The full transcript of the chat can be found here >>

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