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Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004)

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Created at least in part due to popular demand,Farscape: The Peacekeeper Warswill provide some closure to fans who were dismayed by the demise of the popularscience fiction television showin 2003 and campaigned mightily to bring it back. Indeed, this … see full wiki

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Easily, One of the Finest Minis Ever ...

  • Dec 25, 2004
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"Farscape" was always "the little engine that could," and "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars" gives another science fiction show whose fans refused to let it die a grand send-off (if it is the last we'll ever see of these remarkable characters) as it brings most of the arcs to a dramatic and shocking finale ... but leaves enough dangling threads to suggest what direction another miniseries or another series could explore.

The stakes have never been higher: John and Aeryn are re-united thru the usual "Farscape" science only to discover that the various alliances in the universe have gone to war. Both the Skarrens and the Peacekeepers still desire wormhole technology -- in order to have the ability to destroy the other -- so Crichton is still a hot property being sought after by everyone. But in order to save his friends Crichton must make some incredible sacrifices ... and the battle to end all battle begins!

The acting is top notch, the effects are cinematic, and the story is thrilling. All of the series regulars -- and a few of the irregulars -- are back for some big moments in this miniseries, and the only possible complaint is that not everyone was given enough to do; however, each player has a role in this grand drama, and everyone serves the primary purpose of advancing the plot. Certainly, not all reunion films can claim the level of success that "The Peacekeeper Wars" nears, and that's a testament to the greatness of this show, a program that never sacrificed humor, drama, and originality even if it meant scaling back the budget. "Farscape" always managed to excel at whatever it attempted, and "The Peacekeeper Wars" happily continues this tradition.

While there are moments in this four-hour wrap-up that may feel a bit predictable or unoriginal, there's no denying that the scope, the pace, and the risks are epic.

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