Farscape: Peacekeeper Wars
Once upon a time there was a boy named John, and John was an astronaut…
Biggest OTPs of my life (in no particular order): Aeryn & John [Farscape]
"They say… it’s a lucky or an unambitious man who goes when he’s ready. That said… Scorpius is gone, I’m at peace, I don’t hurt. I did some good things. I’m proud of my life… when I’m with you. Don’t worry about me.I’ve never felt better"
Could a Farscape movie finally become a reality?
Hope springs eternal …
Monjo pens HBO pilot, Farscape movie … http://bit.ly/1gnZ9zs
"The prolific Monjo is also writing the screenplay for Farscape, a movie spin-off of the sci-fi series that ran on the Nine Network and the Sci-Fi Channel in the US, for Jim Henson Productions, to be directed by Brian Henson."
"The plot follows the kid at the age of 19 when his whereabouts have been discovered and he rejoins his parents on their spaceship. Monjo says the film would be shot in Australia."
John and Aeryn in Die Me, Dichotomy
Talking about Farscape’s John Crichton and Aeryn Sun on Valentine’s Day.
"Science fiction as a genre has plenty of gorgeous love stories to go around, ones that leave you in tears or fill your insides with fluffy candy heart goulash (just pretend that sounds appetizing…). But for years now, when I think of the words “true love” there is only one pair that continues to impress me with how well they embody the phrase. Farscape’s John Crichton and Aeryn Sun should be on the cover of a book called “How to Do Romance Right in Storytelling For All the Times Ever.”
Which is not to say that there aren’t other couples in the SF pantheon that make me all wibbly. I’ll cop to being a sap; I love a good romance as much as I love good villains and snarky dialogue. But Farscape was a show that continually broke ground (even when next to no one noticed), and continued to do so by way of the show’s central couple. It’s not that John and Aeryn are simply destined or lovely together or worth rooting for—it’s that they broke rules for couples on screen. They broke a lot of them. And they did it with such style… and by style I mean that they wore leather pants. Style.
It is essential to realize and remember that most of what this pair had going for them came down to ineffable, stupid luck. Chemistry between actors Ben Browder and Claudia Black was off the charts throughout the show’s entire run, and easily could have ended up as something far less memorable. The casting call for Officer Aeryn Sun demanded a blond-haired blue-eyed woman who would have been ten to fifteen years John Crichton’s junior. Black happened to be reading the part opposite the men trying out for Crichton, and when Ben Browder came in, everybody sat up and took notice… of the two of them. They just worked. Black wanted to be part of the show in any way she could, but would have never been considered for Aeryn initially—she had no idea that by reading opposite Browder, Farscape’s direction would alter entirely.
For those who know next to nothing about the show, the crux of John and Aeryn’s tale is not too complex; he’s an astronaut from Earth who’s flung across the universe, where he meets a flight jockey named Aeryn Sun, member of an elite, galaxy-dominating military force known as the Peacekeepers. The brief time she spends with him in the first episode has her dubbed “irreversibly contaminated” by her commanding officer, and she is forced to flee with the very escaped criminals who have cost her the only life she has ever known and everything she previously held dear. Problem is, this odd “human” as he calls himself has really blue eyes, and he’s all full of emotions and caring and terrible advice… So, this is a love story in which the woman is the colder, more logical, less emotional participant to start. Rare, yet not unheard of. But it’s more clever than that; Aeryn isn’t dropped into a “frigid harpy” stereotype and left there to flounder. Her difficulties come from what boil down to cultural misunderstandings. To set up an example, the reason why the Moya’s crew can understand each other despite all speaking different languages is an injection of translator microbes that colonize the base of their brains. But the microbes can only translate for what words each character knows in their native tongue. John is shocked early on to find that Aeryn does not get a translation for “compassion”—there is no equivalent word for it among her species
Because the Peacekeepers breed and train their own soldiers to follow orders and fall in line, Aeryn doesn’t have an emotional base. She believes that her feelings are a defect that can only get in her way. Claudia Black extended this even so far as John and Aeryn’s initial meeting—the meet cute that John lovingly refers to as “boy meets girl, girl kicks boy’s ass”—saying that the reason Aeryn reacts so violently to him is because it was actually love at first sight. The problem is, for Aeryn Sun, it could only be identified as a foreign emotion that resulted in confusion, so she believed her best course of action was to eliminate it… by eliminating the target responsible for eliciting the emotion. If you don’t think that’s just the cutest thing ever, I honestly don’t know what to do. So this show, with its galactic machinations and colorful characters and exotic, dangerous technology became a backdrop to the Saga of John and Aeryn. He learned about the universe and she learned about herself. Sometimes these journeys aligned well. Sometimes they did not. Sometimes they left both participants in pieces. And that was one of many reasons why few tales taking up science fiction’s hallowed halls have ever surpassed Farscape. Even today.”
John&Aeryn | Ark Ascending
It’s finally complete! I’ve worked extremely hard on it, so it’s definitely a labor of love. I tried to the best of my ability to capture why I’ve been so enamored with these two for the past four years, and why I think their story is one of the most well written, complex, intense, devastating, yet ultimately satisfying relationships to exist in any medium, and why I think they are one of the most important couples ever to be on television. The initial feedback I received for the earlier part of my video was beyond lovely and inspiring & I knew I had just to finish this. So this video is dedicated to all the awesome J/A fans on Tumblr and beyond.
I love love LOVE your blog!!!! I've even book marked it on my Safari hahah!!! John and Aeryn are my ultimate/unbreakable/perfect only true pairing. Your blog is simply amazing. I agree with your bio: I have prepared for the feels!! The best. Love Claudia! love Ben! Love your blog <3
Hi! Thank you so much! I’m happy you like it. I couldn’t agree more. John/Aeryn are just unbeatable. In every way.. story-wise, chemistry-wise, they are just the most compelling, heartbreaking, satisfying, hot, precious, all around awesome ship. :)
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