I'm 46, and I've been a SciFi fan since I read Heinlein's Have Spacesuit, Will Travel
37 years ago. Farscape
was just not my cup of tea. It was just too weird and fantastic, and overly melodramatic. (You know, it reminds me a lot
of Flash Gordon
--put a little Fu Manchu mustache and goatee on Scorpius et voila! Instant Emperor Ming
I'm a big fan of some of the Star Trek
series, probably DS 9
most of all, for many the same reasons that so many of you love Farscape
. It took a Starfleet crew and stuck them out on their own in the hinterlands, far away from the sedate interior of the Federation, where they had to deal with a diverse set of races and cultures and high post war tension, eventually putting them at the frontline of a much bigger war. I just found the races, characters and story arcs much more credible, palatible and interesting than Farscape
's, but again, that's just me.
I will say one thing for it though. It may not have garnered enough of a following to stay on the air, but it was well reviewed, and its fans are truly fanatical. People who love it, really
love it. Though I like SG-1
a lot, and dislike Farscape
somewhat, I don't feel nearly so strongly about either of them as the people who adore Farscape
fans, I salute you!