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I’m just being honest: I need more Ben Browder on my TV … and in my life

22 Jul

Just look at those eyes ...

After meeting Ben Browder at last weekend’s Polaris convention in Toronto, I was stunned to learn that Mr. Browder was currently seeking employment. I suppose his situation is a lot like 20% of Americans, but if you’ve ever stared into those gorgeous blue eyes, it would seem inconceivable to you that he’s had spotty employment since Stargate SG-1 was cancelled*. I just don’t get it.  Come to think of it, any current drama, comedy, science-fiction, action or horror series could benefit greatly from a dose of Ben Browder. Better yet, they should make him a recurring character or series regular. Can I get a “Hell, yeah!”?

Anyway, I started thinking of the shows that I currently watch and how awesome he would be on most of them. Here are a few specific roles I think he would be perfect for (clearly I like seeing Ben in a uniform of some kind … or in leather):

1. Sons of Anarchy:  Jason Teller (younger brother of the deceased John Teller and uncle to Jackson Teller)

Jason Teller, who has a military background and now owns his own security firm, is out for revenge against SAMCRO, the club he feels is responsible for his brother’s untimely death and to sway his nephew to leave the club and  start a new life free of crime. Jason seems to provide a viable alternative for Jackson, Tara and their growing family.

2. True Blood: Derek Beauregard (Acting Sheriff of Bon Temps)

With Andy Bellefleur addicted to v, his deputy Jason Stackhouse dealing with his Hot-Shot were-panther related mess, his other deputy Kevin Ellis out of commission since his were-attack, and his most competent deputy Kenya Jones not giving a fuck anymore, Bon Temps needs a new Sheriff to restore law and order. Derek is a former resident of Bon Temps who moved away for military service and has been working in law enforcement in another parish. He has a strong hatred for all things supernatural, including Sookie’s “annoying” telepathy.

3. Fringe: Sam Hudson (Olivia’s new partner)

In our universe, Charlie Frances has been dead for some time and Olivia has been partnering up with Peter since then. However, now that Peter no longer exists (I still can’t wrap my head around that one), Olivia is going to need a new partner and possible love interest since she can’t seem to not sleep with her partners (Remember John Scott?). Fortunately for Charlie, he was married. Sam will appear to be a skeptic, but may have ties with Nina Sharp at Massive Dynamic.

4. The Good Wife: Paul Foster (Peter Florrick’s divorce lawyer)

Now that Alicia’s gone AWOL with Will Gardner and Peter has been relegated to a one-bedroom apartment with limited visitation of the kids, Peter needs a ruthless lawyer who will battle for his interests in a way that he can’t or won’t. In steps Paul Foster, a former Georgetown colleague of Will. I’d love to see Ben bring his brand of crazy into a courtroom.

5. Castle: James King (rival author and amateur sleuth)

James King is a famous mystery writer and hosts a reality show called “America’s Bounty Hunters”. His cases will often cross with Castle’s and Beckett’s.  James is arrogant, reckless and determined. On a superficial level, James appears to only care about his fame, book sales and TV ratings, however, there is a particular cold case that he is willing to solve at any price.


*Ben’s most recent project is the sci-fi webseries Naught for Hire. The noir detective series is set in 2030, with the tagline “He’s an analog guy in a digital world”. Sounds really promising. Not sure where or when they will begin shooting or when it will be released but as soon as I hear something I will post it. I need more Ben Browder in my life. No one at the conference asked Ben about the Farscape Webisodes. I guess that’s a dead issue now 😦

Farscape – The Complete Series

4 Oct
Claudia Black is a badass. Ben Browder is okay too.

Claudia Black is a badass. Ben Browder is okay too.

While I am ecstatic that the entire series of Farscape, season for season the best sci-fi series of all time (just ask Kanye West), will be out in a new DVD box set this November, I’m a bit upset. I spent over $400 collecting the four seasons individually, including season 1 which was out of print for so long. Currently, my collection of Farscape takes up two whole shelves in my DVD collection.  This new sleek box set looks like it will take up less than a quarter of that. Awesome, and yet upsetting.

Still, it doesn’t answer the biggest question on most scapers’ minds. It’s beer o’clock, where are my Farscape webisodes? I am hoping that the re-release of the series on DVD is just a way of building interest in the return of the series. So, I’m going to buy the new set and I hope other scapers will too. Huge DVD sales could translate into another series, or maybe a feature film, like Serenity.

It’s beer o’clock, where are my Farscape webisodes?

11 Jun

Credit and thanks to Raingirlkm from TWoP for the title of this blog.

So back when the US had a cowboy for President, Veronica Mars was still on the air, Jay Leno was boring us five nights a week (oh, wait, he’ll still be doing that this Fall – nevermind), and the channel formerly known as the Sci Fi channel was still known as the Sci Fi channel (Syfy means STD in Polish, douchebags!), it was announced that there would be 10 new webisodes produced for Farscape.

Farscape, arguably the best science fiction television series in history (sorry, Battlestar Galactica) was canceled abruptly in its fourth season despite the promise of a fifth season. A mini-series, The Peacekeeper Wars, was produced to tie up some dangling plot lines but the show still had more stories to tell and the characters were so damn sexy, leaving fans wanting more. So the STD channel, er, I mean Syfy, decided to throw the fans a bone with a promise of 10 webisodes that may or may not reunite Aeryn “Badass to the Bone” Sun with her husband and baby-daddy John “Crazy as a Mo-fo” Crichton.

Well, that bone has turned out to be some kind of c**k-tease because it’s been 2 years since that announcement went out and there’s no signs that production has begun or any updates on the main cast’s respective websites. As an exasperated fan, I need to know how much longer I must wait. You can’t count on the fact that Ben Browder never seems to age or that Claudia Black will still be hotter than most starlets on TV when she’s well into her 50’s (she’s 37 now). I’m not sure who is in charge, but if you are reading this and you know someone who has clout on this project, LIGHT A FIRE UNDER HIS/HER ASS!!