Owner of a boutique web design and social media company, Words To Web, Inc. for the past 26 years specializing in creating and managing websites for independent films, small businesses and non-profits using Joomla! and WordPress integrated to social media for a turnkey marketing package.

Farscape fan and anthropology geek with a strong interest in science fiction, fantasy and Celtic mythology. Wife and mother with two grown daughters and two cats.

A Human Reaction: Series 1, Episode 16

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The commentary to A Human Reaction is brilliant. Ben and Claudia dissect the episode which is directed by Rowan Woods and given a distinctive indie movie feel. Ben was very sick with an infection from surfing and kept lying down between takes. That gives him the pale, gaunt look we see throughout the episode.

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  • Farscape Screencaps
  •   Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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We're So Screwed, A Trilogy

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We're So Screwed (as the trilogy was named in the United States but not in the United Kingdom) deals with the rescue of Aeryn Sun, the re-appearance of Harvey and the subsequent rescue of Scorpius; all from a hidden Scarren base called Katratzi. There are major surprises in store regarding what makes the Scarren empire successful and a questionable strategy by John Crichton used to keep him and his shipmates safe during this perilous undertaking.

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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Sunday, 25 June 2017
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Unrealized Reality: Series 4, Episode 11

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Einstein: (tonelessly) Time. (John just stares - and the man repeats the word louder- demanding an answer) Time.
John: Is up?
Einstein: Time?
John: Flies.
Einstein: Time.
John: Bandits.
Einstein: (intrigued) Time. (he begins moving towards John as the association game continues, faster)
John: Wounds all Heels.
Einstein: Time?
John: (singing loudly) Rosemary and thyme...
Einstein: Time! (John pulls his gun and fires from almost point-blank at the man’s head)
John: Is up! (but his pulse blast stops in mid-air a few inches from the face of his intended victim and hangs there, twisting. The man turns away. He seems disappointed)
Einstein: (toneless again) Time.

David Kemper wrote one of the MOST BRILLIANT scripts to explain a highly arcane subject: space/time and theoretical wormholes in English in a way that we can understand so that the rest of the season can progress. The script takes the idea of "talking heads" and creates a Greek chorus of John's past that shifts and changes illustrating just how dangerous it is to mess with time and wormholes.

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  • Farscape Screencaps
  •   Thursday, 22 June 2017
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Twice Shy: Series 4, Episode 14

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Along came a spider and 'sploded beside her.

Twice Shy is a strange cliched episode of Farscape that somehow works. I think it's because Talika the nasty spider lady isn't as important as the character developments we watch: John's main personality trait that keeps him going is HOPE.

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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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Terra Firma: Series 4, Episode 13

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tvtropes.com has an interesting entry from its recap of Terra Firma that I want to talk about here. Dad has become Jack in this episode. According to tvtropes, "The sudden switch in nickname or honorific when referring to a character, usually from their family name to their given name, is frequently used to demonstrate a significant change in the relationship between two characters, the desire for one by one party, that they have evaded listeners who require more formality, or that they are Not Themselves. Never using any formal indicators and just calling a character by their exact name is about as common to show the same thing."

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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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Prayer, Series 4, Episode 18

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I find it almost impossible to watch both the A and B stories of Prayer. Between Aeryn's torture and unbelievable duress and then John's trip into the hell of the twisted and dying Moya reality to kill Chiana/Aeryn so that Sikozou/Stark could cross her over and they could hear the meaning of Katratzi, I'm not sure my heart could stand it.
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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Monday, 19 June 2017
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Outlaws And Angels

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In 2016, Ben showed up in a very gory behind the scenes picture that was being shot in New Mexico by a small production company, JT Mollner's No Remake Pictures . This independent film turned out to be JT Mollner's "Outlaws and Angels" and we immediately rubbed our eyes at Ben's transformation. He had shaved his head and put on weight to play the character of George Tildon.

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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Monday, 19 June 2017
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Mental As Anything: Series 4, Episode 15

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Mental As Anything is D'Argo's revenge story. Because Scorpius arranged for advanced training with an alien named Katoya, poor John has a special nasty Scarren training he's forced into. I always focus on his torture/training and skip D'Argo's trials fighting Macton.

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  • http://farscapecaps.com
  •   Sunday, 18 June 2017
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Kansas: Series 4, Episode 12

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Farscape did something unprecedented in standard television shows: they took John Crichton home to Earth before the end of the show. This two-part visit to Earth was bittersweet and difficult and not the joyous visits that you would think would happen. That's another Farscapean trope. You can't go home again.

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  • http://farscapecaps.com
  •   Sunday, 18 June 2017
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John Quixote Re-Watch

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Patricia Lynn Vanover watched Ben Browder-penned John Quixote yesterday. Ben wrote a tour de force script with Shakespearean sonnets, fairytale princesses, black knights, Breast milking, acid bathing, Ogre fighting, lying butlers, bad guys in lederhosen, bean-eating off stomachs, green and yellow doors and Max Headroom.

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  • http://www.farscapecaps.com/?seasonfour
  •   Sunday, 18 June 2017
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