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Free eBook Investigating Farscape: Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science download ISBN: 1845113411
Author: Jes Battis
Publisher: I.B.Tauris (May 15, 2007)
Language: English
Pages: 256
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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Rating: 4.8
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Investigating 'Farscape'. Uncharted Territories of Sex and Science Fiction. Jes Battis proposes that 'Farscape'' is as much about bodies, sex and gender, as it is about wormholes, space ships and interstellar warfare

Investigating 'Farscape'. Jes Battis proposes that 'Farscape'' is as much about bodies, sex and gender, as it is about wormholes, space ships and interstellar warfare. It is this straddling of genres that makes the show so viewable to such a broad audience, of which almost half are women.

Jes Battis proposes that 'Farscape'' is as much about bodies, sex and gender, as it is about wormholes, space ships and interstellar warfare.

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March 2007 : UK Paperback.

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Jes Battis proposes that "Farscape" is as much about bodies, sex and gender, as it is about wormholes, space ships and interstellar warfare. There Battis draws on theories without really explaining them or doing anything to make them approachable to the reader. And the content of those essays can be absolutely bizarre: some of the interpretations he comes up with are mind-boggling, and made me wonder if he's ever heard that a cigar can be just a cigar.

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""My name is John Crichton. I'm lost. An astronaut. Shot through a wormhole. In some distant part of the universe. I'm trying to stay alive. Aboard this ship. This living ship. Of escaped prisoners."" During its fourth and--for the present--final season, Farscape was the Sci-Fi Channel's highest rated original series. With its dedicated fan-base, Farscape seasons are still top-billing Sci Fi DVDs. This first substantial analysis of the show, written by a scholar-fan, uncovers Farscape's layers and those of the living spaceship Moya. Jes Battis proposes that Farscape is as much about bodies, sex and gender, as it is about wormholes, space ships and interstellar warfare. It is this straddling of genres that makes the show so viewable to such a broad audience, of which almost half are women. He explores Farscape's language and characters, including Moya, its creation of family and home, of masculinity and femininity, and the transformation of an all-American boy

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Grillador
I really enjoyed Dr Battis's look at Farscape! I have read a lot of the the theories he uses and believe they are right 90 percent of the time.
Zan
Battis is obviously a devoted fan of the show, and treats his close reading of the series with a fondness that goes beyond an academic interest in the various gender, queer, and postcolonial theories that Farscape explores (and casts his writing in a more engaging manner than most academic theses). That said, the reader would probably get more out of this book if they have some familiarity with literary theory, Lacan, Butler, etc.

I give it five stars because in doing what I perceived to be its chief aim - the kind of close reading of a text that brings out so much more from it, like a magic-eye illusion - it does a perfect job. And I greatly enjoyed that, feeling like I could go back and watch any given episode, now, with more things to look for and new understandings, and see it with more depth than I ever did before.

If you'd like a range of interesting takes on Farscape, ranging from the sexual to the political and beyond (which, I should note, the author acknowledges as only his take and that he fervently hopes for more perspectives from others), and enjoy discussing what it means to be human, political commentaries in fiction, and stuff of that ilk, then definitely read this book. If you enjoy the show for simply for its explosions and wit, then by all means stick with that, and keep enjoying it as is, though you might find yourself bored or bemused by Investigating Farscape.
Beardana
The author is confused from what the show gave us, and searches (using his words) to "queer" the show as much as possible, when there is no need to do so.

He also does not understand some of the European influences and ethos on the show and is caught up in poor arguments.

For example Chiana has a "tralk", which the Farscape community accepts as a meaning "slut", yet there are plenty of people in reality who are very comfortable in their sexuality and are not weak or gender-trapped.

The author is determined to take some of the shows key moments and inject his "queerness" in every moment.

I must stress I am not homophobic in any way but Season 1 - finale with John and D'Argo drifting in Space above the destroyed Gammak Base, he argues poorly to turn that into a sexual argument.