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Transcript of Rockne O'Bannon and Ben Browder on UGO
by Dani Moure - Wednesday, September 1st 2004

Category: The Peacekeeper Wars

UGO.com have a video interview with Rockne O'Bannon (Creator/Writer) and Ben Browder (John Crichton), filmed at Comic-Con 2004, discussing the upcoming mini-series The Peacekeeper Wars. For those that can't view the trailer or have audio/visual problems with the streaming, we have a transcript below.

[Opens with clip of John and Aeryn in the boat at the end of the fourth season finale "Bad Timing"]

Rockne: "Hi, I'm Rockne O'Bannon, the creator of Farscape, and you're watching UGO.com – take control."

The Mini-series

Rockne: "That's the great thing about the upcoming mini-series, is we were able to take a lot of threads that were planned for season 5 and introduce them into the mini-series."

Ben: "There is a compression of elements in the mini-series that we're telling more story in the 4 hours than we would traditionally tell in the series."

Rockne: "There's so many characters plus we want to tell a very strong stand-alone story. I mean it's the Peacekeeper Wars and this is the culmination of so much of which has come before."

Ben: "Well the mini-series is the continuation of the story of Farscape, leaving from the fourth Season cliffhanger and then addressing elements of the series that have existed from season one. So we're basically getting the story to a point where it is a satisfactory, palatable conclusion."

The Fans

Rockne: "If there was not the tremendous, ongoing, never-ending, undying faith and passion of the fans there would have been no interest in doing the mini-series. Sci Fi didn't produce… had nothing to do with the mini-series, we sold the miniseries to Sci Fi after the fact. It was entirely the fan support."

Ben: "The tenacity, the creative nature, the intelligence behind their outcry was surprising. I don't see how you could really get much better, they were very, very creative and vocal about wanting more Farscape. I think they will be pushed in some ways that they haven't been pushed before. I think that there are things that are going to make them laugh and things that are going to make the cry and it's going to be, 'Oh wow!'"

Rockne: "The four hour mini-series has a conclusion, a climax, but it isn't the ultimate resolution of the John Crichton saga. So there's a real opportunity for that. I think a lot of it has to do with how well it plays on Sci Fi Channel and how well it's received, and certainly all of us behind the scenes would love to have the saga continue."

Check out the video interview at UGO.com.

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