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There's going to be a 'Farscape' movie

Plans are underway to bring cult hit "Farscape" to the big screen.

1999 Claudia Black Stars In The Show 'Farscape.' (Photo By Getty Images) 1999 Claudia Black Stars In The Show 'Farscape.' (Photo By Getty Images)

Fans of every cult television show from the early '00s are required, by law, to at least talk wistfully of a big screen sequel. The Australian-American sci-fi epic "Farscape," however, is so weird that surely all concerned would agree that it doesn't belong on the big screen.

Nope! According to IO9, plans are underway for a "Farscape" film. "Farscape" is the story of John Crichton (Ben Browder) a lone human marooned deep in space and the weird aliens he befriends there. It's full of sex, goo, and puppets, sometimes all at once.

After rumors emerged at WonderCon that a revival was in progress, "Farscape" showrunner confirmed to SpoilerTV that the movie was on. "Yeah, yeah it's the worst kept secret…We're far from production, but yeah, the first step is Justin [Monjo] working on a script for us. We'll keep our fingers crossed," he said.

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"Farscape" was canceled in 2003 after four seasons. A miniseries, "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars," wrapped up remaining plot threads. The new movie will reportedly follow Crichton's half-alien son, now 19 years old, as he leaves Earth to rejoin his parents in space.

That's all fine, but I'll ask the question that's on everyone's mind: Whither the puppets? A number of "Farscape" aliens were played by puppets from the Jim Henson Creature Shop, creating a much more weirder universe than, say, "Star Trek" with its uniformly bumpy-headed aliens. In the age of CGI, would a "Farscape" movie still be filled with space muppets?

 
 
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