television report announcing the cancellation of Farscape.
The first new moments of the report was not taped. Angela
...with them nearly four hundred jobs. The cast and crew got
word just as they were wrapping their fourth season last week.
That the show they had poured their heart and soul into was
being cancelled, effective immediately.
- The reaction on set was something akin to tragedy - there
was a lot of people in tears...and a great deal of shock.
Network's The Sci Fi Channel made the call based on costs,
ending production on one of the most sophisticated television
shows ever made here.
Kemper - There's only three Americans here and the rest
are Australian. It is an Australian show with a bit of American
paprika sprinkled on the top of it. And it couldn't have been
made in the states, it couldn't have been made in Canada.
the four years Farscape has been in production here in Sydney,
it's contributed almost as much to the New South Wales economy
as The Matrix sequels. And in this current climate, that's
a loss that's gonna be sorely felt.
more than seven hundred actors over that period, attracting
some of our best with the high quality film production, special
effects and Jim Henson Company puppets.
naming some of the actors who have appeared on the show -
Angie Milliken (Volme
in TGIF,A), Chris Hayword, Ben Mendelsohn (one
of the blue guys in IYYY), Claudia Karvan (Natira
in LG&M trilogy), Alex Dimitriades (Velorek
in TWWW)..Thank you to to Katarzyna who provided an accurate
translation of Ben's list of actors..
(walking through the Moya set) - While few Australians have
seen the show because of Channel Nine's decision to screen
it haphazardly, the fan
base in America and the UK is big and strong and they're fighting
back. Eight Save
Farscape websites have popped up, and fans have placed
ads in newspapers worldwide calling for the show to be brought
back. The reaction even made CNN's Headline News. (Download)
who have lost their jobs are in for some tough times. Brad
Pitt's withdrawal from the movie, The Fountain, caused
it to be cancelled, removing even more jobs. And there are
now no new films on the horizon until next year.
Bishop, Ten News.
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