|John Crichton, American astronaut|
|Aeryn Sun, cold, pragmatic soldier (and later romantic interest)|
|Rygel, exiled Dominar of the Hynerian Empire|
|Zhaan, a Delvian, who are a mystical species of humanoid plants|
|Chiana, a rebel and thief.|
These are just a few of the main characters and chosen largely because of their visual interest. Farscape is a really creative show in terms of both characterization and visual design. Its weaknesses are largely narrative. Some of the plots are just odd and absurd and certain themes are flogged to death. But it is certainly original and worth watching. Here is how John Crichton and Aeryn Sun first meet:
Doctor Who, a BBC program that originated in 1963, is actually the oldest series of all. It started out as a family and educational show and in its original form lasted until 1989, which must be some kind of record! The version that I am familiar with is the revival dating from 2005 and still going. It is an enduring part of British popular culture. The character of The Doctor (who has no other name) is one of the most intriguing ever created. The problem of an ageless lead character who has to be played by an aging actor (a problem particularly for Angel on Buffy and Angel) is solved in a unique way. The Doctor, the last of the vanished race of Time Lords, from time to time regenerates and re-appears in a different form. This device was taken up to solve the problem of replacing the original actor, who had fallen ill and was unable to continue, with a new actor. The character, an engagingly eccentric British one, remains the same, though played by different actors--twelve as of now with a new actor, the first woman, to be the thirteenth in future episodes.
|All twelve versions of The Doctor in chronological order|