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Homer Jones?? FARSCAPE & SG-1's Browder Developing New Sci Fi Channel Project!!

Merrick here...
FARSCAPE & STARGATE SG-1's Ben Browder is developing a miniseries for Sci Fi Channel alongside FARSCAPE director Andrew Prowse. Evidently, the project was stalled during the writer's strike - but now they're back on track.
The miniseries follows a modern American 12-year-old boy, named Homer Ulysses Jones, who can see Greek and Roman gods walking among the populace. Homer and his father run away together after a fierce custody battle and head to the home of their ancestors in Ithaca, N.Y.
...says THIS ARTICLE at I think Browder is cool...more power to him!

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  • March 10, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST

    I got a better idea...

    by br1947

    it's about an astronaut that get flung to another part of the galaxy whre he meets strange aliens on a living ship. They should do that instead.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Sounds good, but ...

    by Huelya

    I want my Farscape baaaack.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Oh and bring that chick from SG-1 with him...

    by br1947

    Val, Valia, Vala, whatever her name was. She'd do good as a love interest on the crazy living ship.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    12 year old?

    by Blackguard

    Browder is a GREAT actor if he can portray a 12 year old. ;) I miss SG1. I just watched "Ark of Truth" and don't understand why they ended the series. They need a crossover with Atlantis. Maybe another Farscape mini-series????? PLEASE????

  • March 10, 2008, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I'd rather drink my own re-claimed water...

    by Super Moo

    In fact, I just did.

  • March 10, 2008, 11:50 a.m. CST

    novel concept...just promise me one thing

    by RealDoubleJ

    That the Roman-Grecian Gods aren't the kid's link to solving crimes! I don't need anoher supernatural detective series on my telly.....but I do need more Browder...

  • March 10, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    i get it now...

    by Bouncy X

    this is gonna be a live action version of that class of the titans cartoon.

  • March 10, 2008, noon CST

    "Oh and bring that chick from SG-1 with him..."

    by Shermdawg

    "that chick from SG-1"? <br><br> "THAT CHICK FROM SG-1"??? <br><br> Claudia Black is now known as "THAT CHICK FROM SG-1"? <br><br> That's like calling Leonard Nimoy "that guy from Mission:Impossible."

  • March 10, 2008, 12:01 p.m. CST

    "American Gods"+"Sixth Sense"=

    by MisterE

    "I see godlike people..."

  • March 10, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Just as long as Dionysus is the wacky neighbor

    by Fred

  • March 10, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    hopefully it's a mini-series...

    by milla jovovich

    that serves to boost Browder and Prowse's popularity to bring back Farscape.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg wins the award...

    by raw_bean

    ...for replying to something without reading it properly.<p>br1947 wins the award for Awesome. :^)<p>D'Argo, tell him who his Daddy is!

  • March 10, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Calm Shermdawg!

    by br1947

    Trust me, I have a Claudia Black shrine ;-)

  • March 10, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    All filmed in the glorious setting...

    by Kid Z

    ... of someone's backyard in Vancouver a la Flash Gordon and Tin Man.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Bah. You had me riled up at "that chick from SG-1."

    by Shermdawg

    Didn't bother reading the rest. <br><br> AND DAMN SOMMERS FOR NOT CASTING BLACK AS THE BARONESS IN G.I.JOE!!!

  • March 10, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Given how the rest of the movie seems to be going

    by br1947

    that may be a blessing to her career. But yea, she'd have been perfect given a GOOD G.I.JOE movie.

  • March 10, 2008, 12:59 p.m. CST

    But sadly, it wouldn't surprise me if she was known as...

    by Shermdawg

    ..."that chick from SG-1." <br><br> Seeing how Renaissance Fairegate had a much larger audience.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Fred good stuff

    by indyjonez100

    and Hera can play the Divorce e trying to always find ways to score with the dad and a young Hercules can play the wacky side kick to the dad's young boy.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I'd think she'd be known more for Pitch Black

    by br1947

    at least by the general public.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    If they do bring back Farscape, will you change your mind about never using your "fame" to get a role on the show? ;) <br><br> Oh and good luck with that Target line.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    This is a cool idea, the Greek Gods were horney and violent!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Showtime is the venue for this series.

  • March 10, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Ben Browder reminds me of cardboard

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Why does he keep getting work?

  • March 10, 2008, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Nude Goddesses cavorting around Ithaca!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 10, 2008, 1:46 p.m. CST

    As long as Alexandra Tydings is in it...

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 10, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Oh I get it...

    by dudebro22

    Ithaca, NY. Just like Ithaca the Greek island! That is so effing clever! If all the writing is that effing clever this one will rly save the Sci-Fi Channel!

  • March 10, 2008, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I concur...

    by Russman

    Bring back Farscape. Sci-Fi suits - suck ass

  • March 10, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Browder rocks!

    by warp11

    John Crition was one of the most original sci fi hero's in years.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Jesus, that sounds terrible...

    by JKrow21

    Bring back Rome.

  • March 10, 2008, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Browder needs to be Hal Jordan in a GREEN LANTERN trilogy

    by SpyGuy

    That trilogy, of course, being REBIRTH/THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR/THE BLACKEST NIGHT. Make it happen!

  • March 10, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST


    by Sick Fixx

    You're onto something. Ben Browder. Yeah, he IS Hal Jordan, isn't he? But I honestly think his Parallax emotional crisis along with Coast City getting destroyed should be the last installment if ever there were to be a trilogy for GL. It would be perfect. Greek epics always end at the end of the protagonist's life, and so should this.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:39 p.m. CST

    It will last four seasons

    by skywalkerfamily

    and air like two times a year.

  • March 10, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST

    The stupidist of concepts vs the smartest

    by Yeti

    can actually work quite well with the right writers and production team on board. Likewise, some of smartest concepts fail to find an audience.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Hals assed American Gods and Addams ripoff

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Yep, not original. <p> Matter of fact it kind of stinks of Xena and Hercules as well. <p> Why not just do a real asshole hero show? We expect tv heros to be decent and likeable. So make one about an asshole. <p> That would be original.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:19 p.m. CST

    Ahahahaha! Sweet!

    by Cadillac Jones

    I work and live in Ithaca NY - most liberal place on Earth. I hope they get it right and capture all the blackfooted hippies and college yuppies. One of the best things about Ithaca though is the women don't wear bras; one of the worst things about Ithaca is the women don't wear bras.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    We need more Ben Browders

    by Manos

    Very good actors who love and appreciate the scifi/fantasy genre.

  • March 10, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    People still identify themselves as "Browncoats?"

    by milla jovovich

    I might collect sci-fi movies, comic books, action figures and play video games, but get a fucking life already! For fuck's sake! Do ANY Scapers ever visit any of the Whedonite talkbacks?

  • March 10, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I'll watch, but...

    by Felix Buckman

    I'd rather have, oh, I don't know, something with Banik slaves, Scarrans and Peacekeepers. D'Argo, tell him who his daddy is.

  • March 10, 2008, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Milla and Jeff.....

    by closeencounter

    I love Ben Browder. I also love Farscape. I also love Firefly and yes, I consider myself a Browncoat, and also a 'Scaper, and a Trekker. Yes, I also have a life, Mr. Shatner-wannabe. Deal with it. And for Browncoatjedi, hey man, you couldn't be more wrong. His work in Farscape was always great, especially with Claudia Black (yummmm). And yes, bring back Farscape! And while you're at it, Firefly too. Shiny! The world never has enough great sci-fi. Live Long and Prosper! The End.....

  • March 10, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Don't let your Farscape love blind you. Browder is not "great".

    by Shermdawg

    He's a decent actor, but nowhere near "great". And the one thing that's holding him back is...he doesn't act with his eyes. He's got two moves, "the stare" and that side glance/back to avoidng eye contact maneuver he used on Stargate WAY too often. <br><br> I love the guy, but in terms of showing any emotion, any at all with the peepers, he's unfortunately in Tom Welling's league.

  • March 10, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    I thought Caprica was the next BSG series

    by NoHubris

    This one sounds like Boy Meets Lords of Kobol. ;-)<P>Still, they get major points for not doing something that everyone else is doing.

  • March 10, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Never seen Stargate, so.....

    by closeencounter

    I can't comment on it. In Farscape tho, he did great enough to have me (and my ex at the time) come back for more. And that includes his fellow actors too. And that eye thing...never noticed it.

  • March 10, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Seeing Gods

    by BetaSword

    Seeing usually invisible gods, reminds me on an Anime, i was watching, Kamichu. so far, the idea is quite nice, but if it turns out, that this boy becomes/became a god by himself, it's pretty much a copy with replaced Gods-Setting. (still kKamichu was quite cute, but i didn't like the Episode, where they nostalgically recalled memories of an old Battleship, like it was something "Good")

  • March 10, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Sounds like Rick Riordan...

    by CriticalBill

    ...needs to call his attorney.

  • March 11, 2008, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Farscape...weirdest sci-fi ever?

    by vadakinX

    I'd never watched the show, but it was on one night at was like the Cantina scene in Star Wars done on a 1960's Doctor Who budget. <p> Browder was ok in SG1...though he's no Richard Dean Anderson, still a lot better than the guy in SG Atlantis though.

  • March 11, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Sci-Fi will cut them off at the knees.

    by Diagnostic


  • March 11, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Ye Gods! Poor Ben...

    by bswise

    Man, this sounds bad, Bonnie Hammer Sci Fi / USA Channel bad. Will, the one special effect be that the Gods speak in big echo-plex voices like they did on the ol' Star Trek? This sounds like Xena, sans action, set in modern Vancouver. No doubt the "Gods" will be oh so cheeky and Canadian. Oh well, at least this will keep Browder on his toes so that when they do bring back Farscape he'll still fit into Chriton's leather pants.

  • March 11, 2008, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Ahmen to bringing back Farscape.

    by CrichtonAstronut

    That was a dark day in scifi fandom, when Farscape was cncelled. Weirdest, coolest, funniest, sexiest, most dramatci and overall best scif show on television. Everything scifi should be Only BSG ever came close in quality. As for anyone who thinks Ben is wooden because they saw him in Stargate. Well, that character wass a bit underwritten and wasn't given much, if you atch all the changes John Crichton goes through in Farscape you would not doubt the man. No bad or even marginal actor could have done the things he did in that series. Which should also answer the question, why is he still getting work. My question why isn't Claudia Black getting ore work. Why aren't directors and producers lined up around the block waitin to offer up their levt nut if she' work on their show. Her performance was the standout best among the many extraordinary elements of Farscape, was an even clearer standout best in Stargate. As for this. It's got a Farcape director as well as an actor from that series so I'm hopeful and think it will be worth checking out.

  • March 11, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    BTW What ever happened to that Farscape

    by CrichtonAstronut

    webisode series that was supposed to come out. Any more word on that.

  • March 11, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    And yes I'm a Firefly and Buffy and Angel fan too

    by CrichtonAstronut

    And I think Joss Whedon's the shit. But Farscape's even better.

  • March 11, 2008, 2:48 p.m. CST

    She woulmake an awesome Baroness

    by CrichtonAstronut

    Getting Ark of Truth as soon as I get off work. Anything with CBs awesome.

  • March 11, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Ark's supposed to have good Ben scenes too

    by CrichtonAstronut

    and Morena Baccarin. And the Ori. Damn they sghouldt've cancelled SG-1. But it was getting good so it was kind of inevitable.

  • March 11, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    sounds like a Simpsons project

    by theonecalledshoe

    Homer in spacceeeeeeeeee... Do'h!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 12, 2008, 12:12 p.m. CST

    by flave

    Anyone else think that this sounds like a ripoff of Neil Gaiman's "American Gods"?

  • March 14, 2008, 7:17 a.m. CST

    I love Ben

    by johnnykool

    He can do no wrong in my eyes. Where's my Farscape mini-episodes???