Chat: Brian Henson
Chat: Brian Henson
ChatMod: Can you type, Brian?
BrianH: It was a labor of love.
ChatMod: <FarDareisMai> to <ChatQ>: do you feel like the mini took the show where you had originally envisioned it being after five seasons?
BrianH: I think it's fair to say that none of us knew where it was going to be after 5 years.
ChatMod: <KozmikBloo> to <ChatQ>: After being gone for so long, was it difficult for everyone to get back into the groove?
BrianH: It was certainly a challenge to get all the sets up and to get everybody back in character.
ChatMod: <samati75> to <ChatQ>: how much of a challenge was the actual direction of the mini and did you encounter any major problems, production-wise?
BrianH: I think this is probably the biggest production ever mounted for TV and had all the associated challenges.
ChatMod: <sprqy> to <ChatQ>: would we see more farscape after the mini? (BIG LOVE from Israel Scapers!)
BrianH: Part of the plan was to bring Farscape to a place in the big story where we could now go in lots of diffrent directions.
ChatMod: A question from Italy --
BrianH: First of all I'm very impressed that Italy and Isreal are awake and talking to us.
ChatMod: Italy...Israel....Germany...Russia...Japan -- the world is logged on here tonight
BrianH: Perhaps, although the MGM relationship is mostly for younger family films.
ChatMod: I seem to have forgotten to mention OZ... and boy am I hearing about it! Welcome AU
BrianH: We got everyone back that we needed to make a mini-series. I directed the mini so we didn't need the other directers.
ChatMod: <Otaku-Smeghead> to <ChatQ>: Will all the Plot threads be delt with at the end of the Mini and Is Tammy Macintosh in the Mini?
BrianH: We believe we've dealt with them all in a very cool way.
ChatMod: <Wormy> to <ChatQ>: I realize it's unknown at this point whether the funding will exist to resurrect Farscape as a TV series -- to make the rest of season 5 -- but if the money and the interest was there, would the cast and crew be willing and able to make this "Unrealized Reality" happen?
BrianH: Maybe, although we told the season 5 story in this miniseries.
ChatMod: <Joff> to <ChatQ>: Any hints as to Zahn returning in the mini???
ChatMod: <One> to <ChatQ>: what was one of the funniest of most memorable moments on the mini series set and, as a uk fan, do you know when we're liable to get to watch?
ChatMod: <KOBA-TV> to <ChatQ>: Brian, I was one of the people who met you at the Jim Henson statue dedication at UMD. I was wondering how you felt when Rygel and Pilot were pulled out of their boxes?
BrianH: I don't know what to say-- It felt great!
ChatMod: Oops. Instructions should say ChatQ for Questions --
BrianH: I think that's true.
ChatMod: <ricecakes> to <ChatQ>: what is the schedule for releasing the complete season 3 and 4 DVD sets?
BrianH: I should really know the answer to that!
ChatMod: <njak> to <ChatQ>: Did the actors get to take home the parts of their costumes they wanted? For example I have heard that Anthony and Wayne both wanted their boots.....and Hello from the Ohio Scapers!
BrianH: Of course we all know that props and costumes belong to the production company and that none of our actors would actually keep anything.
ChatMod: <Claudiasharon> to <ChatQ>: When can USA Scapers plan on seeing the mini?
BrianH: October or November of this year.
ChatMod: <BritAngie> to <ChatQ>: Hi Brian-firstly thank you for Farscape- Also can I ask-will we be seeing you guys at the Saturn awards again this year (as Farscape has reieved another nomination)?
BrianH: I haven't recieved my invitaion yet, but I would love to go.
ChatMod: <eddie22> to <ChatQ>: Its always called a 4 Hour Mini-Series, so will it really last full 4 hours, or are there 4 parts with each 45 minutes? (Greetings from Germany!!!)
BrianH: Hello Germany!!
ChatMod: <CaptWombat> to <ChatQ>: Were any cast members reluctant about coming back for the mini?
BrianH: they were all thrilled to come back
ChatMod: <thecrow24-fromSPAIN> to <ChatQ>: hi brian,in the mini we will find the duel scorpious/john like the 4seasons before?thanks
BrianH: You'll have to watch to see.
ChatMod: <atlgirl> to <ChatMod>: Brian, if money and distribution were no object, what would be your fondest desire for the future of the Farscape franchise? And Hello from the Southeast Scapers!
BrianH: Definately to make a feature film would be the most exciting.
ChatMod: <Snicka> to <ChatQ>: Do you think scifi will start airing the episodes in order in the months leading up to the mini-series airing?
BrianH: I don't know. we ahvne't talked about it that specifically yet.
ChatMod: <Nessus> to <ChatQ>: Where did the funding for the mini come from?
BrianH: It came from a consortium of financers who would not have heard of us if it weren't for all of the attention the fans bought to the cancelling of the series.
ChatMod: <shammy> to <ChatQ>: Do you know when we can expect to promotions for the mini?
BrianH: I don't know. I don't know whta the SCIFI promotion schedule is yet.
ChatMod: <fspusher> to <ChatQ>: Do you have any other (non-Farscape) projects in mind that you‚d like to see Farscape cast members work on?
BrianH: They are all enormously talented.
ChatMod: Brain, lots of people are asking if there was ever any thought of taking the Peacekeepers War elsewhere other than SCIFI?
BrianH: Clearly SCIFI was always part of Farscape and it made the most sense for SCIFI to broadcast this chapter of Farscape.
ChatMod: <greenfoam> to <ChatQ>: if the mini is someone's first exposure to Farscape, will they find the backstory easy to pick up?
BrianH: Our intention is that new audiences should be able to follow this, but they will have to concentrate hard.
ChatMod: <PKLadyhawk> to <ChatQ>: Is there any possibility of a longer, director's cut version of the mini when it is released to DVD?
BrianH: Maybe, but it costs a lot of money to finish additional scenes of Farscape because of the special effects.
ChatMod: <Farscaper> to <ChatMod>: Jersey Scaper here Since almost everyone has come back from the died in Farscape can we expect Talyn and crais returning ?
BrianH: I'm not telling.
ChatMod: <Mementh> to <ChatMod>: How Beliviable will Farscape PK wars be? I mean we see Johnand Aeryn Supposedly KILLED!!! I mean how are they going to be brought back since we see some of them fall into the ocean
BrianH: ON this one I'll tell.
ChatMod: Brian -- final question...asked by many people. How much does the future of Farscape depend on the success of the mini and what can fans do to help it succeed?
BrianH: The future of Farscape depends a lot depends on the mini.
ChatMod: Our hour is about up. Thanks Brian for chatting. It was a thrill for many fans. Thanks to our audience for your HUNDREDS of questions -- and thanks to Barbarella for her magic 'bots. We'll open the floor in a minute Good night.