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Brian Henson gives more mini-series details
by Dani Moure - Sunday, May 16th 2004

Category: The Peacekeeper Wars

SPOILER ALERT... There may be spoilers in this post, so take note of the subject and beware!

In the latest issue of SFX Magazine (June 2004), executive producer and director of Farscape: Peacekeeper War Brian Henson divulges some thoughts on the upcoming mini-series.

On the premise of the mini-series:

"It's great. It's big. It's epic. I think it's going to be the biggest thing there has ever been on television. [...] The proportions are huge. It's basically the continuing love story of Crichton and Aeryn - who naturally don't stay locked in the crystalline state in which we left them at the end of season four. Early in the film they are reconstituted. But it's their love story and their attempts to have a baby, set against a backdrop of a full, all-out, intergalactic war between the Scarrans and the Peacekeepers, with them getting pulled into that by both sides."

Later Henson also mentions that there's a new Peacekeeper Commander and a new alien race that work for the Peacekeepers.

On where Peacekeeper war fits in the franchise's future:

"It's the rounding off of a chapter, if you like. [...] But to say that there is an end is not necessarily right because the adventure continues, so that if this is very successful we can consider all options. We can consider spinning off a TV series with just some of the cast. We could do a theatrical movie that jumps ahead of time. Really we needed to do this one so that we could get to a place that there were more options that were open for Farscape in the future."

On the opening of the show:

"There are two cool special FX sequences that start off the mini-series. The Scarrans and the Peacekeepers going to war is the big opening. We're about five weeks into editing and visual FX. We have a huge amount of special FX shots."

In the rest of the brief news article, Brian Henson also mentions why the story had to tie up loose ends, how they tried to make it more accessible, and more.

Thanks to Mrdini for his help with this story, and Lynn for the tip. The latest issue of SFX is available now in the UK. For subscription information, please visit the SFX website.

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