Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fallout and Farscape

Continuing the A-Z Challenge from Arlee at Tossing it Out - today is F, and I have selected Fallout and Farscape.

Fallout New Vegas

I'm an avid gamer, especially RPG, although I try not to spend hours in front of my computer. Since the next Starcraft game may never see the light of day, I've set my sights on Fallout New Vegas instead. It's slated for a fall 2010 release for Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. Fallout is an amazing game that combines a first-person shooter with an RPG. Two of my all time favorite gaming moments happened in Fallout. But that's a blog for another time. It's not yet rated, but I'm sure it will be an "M" for mature. Visit the official site HERE

Farscape

Remember Farscape? Unlike Firefly, this series actually survived several seasons and spawned a couple mini-movies. I've been watching Farscape on NetFlix and now recall why I enjoyed this quirky, colorful series. Ben Browder and Claudia Black (both of whom went on to do later episodes of SG1) are great, as is the cast of eccentric characters. The Jim Henson Company was responsible for many of the characters and still have Farscape on the company website. I'm also amazed how many fan sites exist on the web, such as Watch Farscape Even though half the characters are dead, I wonder if it's too late to do another movie...?


Are you a Farscape fan? Fallout fan? Are you just hanging around hoping I will post another photo of Kate Beckinsale?

22 comments:

Jamie Gibbs said...

Lol, a little from column A, a little from column B. I've only seen a few episodes of Farscape, and that was a good number of years ago, but what I remember of it I enjoyed. I'm still trying to get my hands on Fallout 3, but everyone I know who owns it is reluctant to part with it. From what I've read, there's a lot of tension in the game. And yes, more Kate Beckinsale would be admirable, hehe.

Falen said...

LOVE farscape. LOVE it.
I was so glad when both Ben Browder and Claudia Black had short lived careers on SG1. Claudia Black was especially hilarious.

As for Fallout, we've never actually played it. I don't know why. I assume it's on our Gamefly queue. I'll have to suggest we move it up a bit

Summer said...

My husband has had Starcraft 2 on pre-order for...three years now? Four? Yeah.

I do like Farscape! I've been watching it on-demand on Netflix.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Sadly I'm not into Farscape but I did go to Vegas 2 years ago, it was great experience. Looking at all the sights one see on TV.
Enjoyed you "F" blog. look forward to tomorrow.

Yvonne.

Ellie said...

I haven't seen Farscape, but it sounds really great. I love eccentric
characters, sounds like it is worth
checking out. Gaming, is big at my house; My son is into so many, I will have to see what he knows about this one!

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the Farscape reminder. I recently joined Netflix and will place the series in my qeue. I love Vegas. Can fly there in less than an hour.

Stephen Tremp

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jamie, just wait until tomorrow then...

Falen, Claudia Black was funny. I see her now and then in smaller movies.

Good for you, Summer! And tell your husband, him and I both!

Dez, we will forgive you then...

Ellie, check it out on NetFlix - it's a hoot!

Stephen, that's how I've been watching Farscape. That and every other sci-fi series out there!

Raquel Byrnes said...

You know, I've never heard of either of those. Have heard of Firefly..Joss is Boss! Great post.

Helen Ginger said...

I vaguely remember seeing some Farscape. I did like Firefly, Star Trek, and others.

I'm not much for playing games - don't guess Spider Solitaire counts - even though my son is getting a degree in Game Design.

Helen
Straight From Hel

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Farscape was cool! It was odd sometimes, but I always watched the show.

Marvin D Wilson said...

Mmm, nah - not much of a gamer myself, so not familiar with these, But they make for a great F'ing post! (wink)

The Old Silly

B. Miller said...

I was never really a Farscape fan... of course it came along after I stopped paying for cable. (Haven't had cable in a long, loooooong time.) Haven't played Fallout either, but I have lots of gamer friends that would be VERY interested in this! Thanks for posting, Alex!

Galen Kindley--Author said...

Not to be sexist, but, photos are nice.

Galen.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Helen, it sorta counts.

Marvin, that word did come to mind when searching for a topic!

Miller, your gamer friends will be excited.

And Galen - tune in tomorow!!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I've never played them, but as soon as my son's old enough, I'll look for them. I'm sure we'll all get into it!

Kirsten Lesko said...

I'm not a gamer. But I did do international marketing for EverQuest. Does that count for something?

Gregg said...

Good choices for today's letter. I am not a gammer and don't know anything about it. But I liked learning something new by reading about your choices.

Palindrome said...

OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE FARSCAPE!! It's one of my favorite shows of all time!!! Is this your first time watching it?

Don't forget to watch the Peacekeeper Wars!

I need to post about all of my favorite shows...next week perhaps...mmmm.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nicole, the game is definitely for older kids.

Kirsten, I think that counts. How cool!

Gregg, thanks for stopping today.

Palin, that is awesome! And no, I watched the series when it was on TV. Recently started watching it again via NetFlix. The Peacekeeper Wars movies were great.

Jemi Fraser said...

I'd forgotten all about Farscape - I loved the few episodes I saw - I'll have to search up some of those again one day!

Monkey Migraine said...

Farscape was an excellent series, one that I thought had more imagination and surprises in a single episode than a whole season of "Deep Space Nine" or "Enterprise." Because they weren't afraid to use puppets, they could really represent aliens that looked truly otherworldly and not just "Star Trek"'s bumpy forehead-alien of the week.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Monkey, I still love the Star Trek episodes, but you're right about Farscape. And Henson never really got the credit he deserved for his muppet creations. They were all incredible.