The Gold Box deal of the day today over at Amazon today is the Farscape: The Complete Series DVD box set for only $49.99 (that’s 67% off the list price of $149.95).
Note, this deal is valid only for today, Tuesday January 4, 2011, until midnight PST while supplies last.
This 26-disc DVD set contains all 88 episodes of the sci-fi series Farscape, along with over 15 hours of bonus features like audio commentaries, featurettes, deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes footage.
The live-action series ran for four seasons, shown in the United States on SciFi Channel, and is best known its puppetry work from the Jim Henson Company’s Creature Shop. The show starred Ben Browder as American astronaut John Crichton, who’s on a quest to find a wormhole that will lead him back to Earth.
From the product page:
– Farscape Undressed: The home-video premiere of the rarely seen, long-sought-after behind-the-scenes special
– Three archival documentaries: “In the Beginning: A Look Back with Brian Henson,” “Making of a Space Opera,” and “Season Three: A Look Back with Executive Producer David Kemper”
– Three Inside Farscape featurettes: Villains, Visual Effects, and Save Farscape
– 31 audio commentaries
– Deleted scenes, director’s cut scenes, and an alternate version of the season 2 premiere
– Behind-the-scenes interviews with the characters, cast, and creative team of Farscape
– Listening in with composer Guy Gross featurettes for 12 episodes
– Original TV promos and more
John Crichton. Astronaut. Flung through a wormhole and lost in a galaxy far from home. He finds himself in the middle of a prison break, surrounded by hostile aliens, soaring through space inside a glorious living space ship called Moya. Hunted by the relentless Peacekeepers, he allies himself with his unimaginably alien fellow refugees and searches for a way home.
So begins the epic sci-fi classic Farscape. A fusion of live action, state-of-the-art puppetry, prosthetics and CGI, Farscape features mind-boggling alien life forms, dazzling special effects, edge-of-your-seat thrills, irreverent humor and unforgettable characters — all brought to life by the creative minds at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop. No wonder it’s been called the most imaginative sci-fi series in television history.
Here, in time for the series’ tenth anniversary, are all four Farscape seasons, 88 episodes, together for the first time in one epic collection. These are the adventures of Moya’s crew — Crichton, Peacekeeper Aeryn Sun, warrior Ka D’Argo, azure priestess Zhaan, spritely thief Chiana, Dominar Rigel, Pilot and many others. Like Moya herself, this package contains amazing surprises including hours of bonus materials, making-of featurettes, commentaries, interviews, deleted scenes and much more. Prepare for Starburst!