Farscape : season 4 review


22 50 minute episodes

SF elements

living with aliens


Utterly brilliant. So inevitable it would be pulled at the season's end.

This season is slightly darker than previous, with fewer downright joke episodes ( Lava's a Many Splendoured Thing possibly coming closest, closely followed by John Quixote ), but the humour is still there throughout, dark, bitter, and tightly integrated. Typical of Farscape , when John does finally get home, nothing is resolved in the obvious way. And the season has a complex arc, leading up to the big showdown with the Scarrans, to stop them invading Earth.

Then there is that stonking end of season cliffhanger. So we have to wait for the Peacekeeper Wars miniseries, made after the outcry over the pulling of the series, for the resolution...

Rating: 1

[ unmissable | great stuff | worth watching | mind candy | unwatchable | unfinishable ]

reviewed 31 October 2004