When I first saw Fascape when it premiered in 1999, I immediately fell in love with the show. It's genuinely original storyline, muppet effects supplied by the Henson Co., and the depth of characters as the show progressed only heightened my affection for this, in my opinion, short lived show. For anyone that is wondering about this show, primarily if they are thinking about starting to collect this very affordable and well done DVD collections, they should know that this show had enough of a fan base to practically unseat a CEO of a company.
From what I have read and heard, when a new female CEO was named for the Sci-fi Channel in 2003/2004, the first thing she did was to cancel Farscape. She thought the show cost too much and that the story was too linear based, meaning that people who had never seen an episode would not be able to understand it because they hadn't see the preceding storylines that progressed the show. Anyways, this was a bad idea. Between 2 and 3 million people boycotted the channel because they cancelled their favorite show. On top of that, it was the Sci Fi channels top rated and most popular television show at the time. Needless to say, the board of executives threatened to releave her of her position with a vote of no confidence, so she allowed the creators and actors to come back and finish the show with a 4 hour miniseries. The reason I mention this is because the show is just that damn good, and if it had the fan base to change a company, then I would have to say that alone is proof of how great this show is and always will be.
I also used to work for a Suncoast store, which is primarily retail priced with the occasional sale in the store. The original retail price for the season box sets of Farscape retailed at $149.99 a piece. Outrageously priced, even for a good show. However, I still sold many, many copies of the Farscape box sets while I worked there, once again showing the show is just that damn good that people would spend that much hard earned money. These Starburst collections are just what the doctor ordered for people in the middle class like myself. You get all the episodes of whatever season you would like in 3 separate box sets that combined still only cost half of the full season box sets price. The Starburst collections also have great quality episodes, lots of documentary info, and cool facts surrounding the creation of the show.
If you like Farscape then I recommend buying these right now. If you have never seen it then buy the first starburst box just to see what you think and it will only cost you $20.00.