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Farscape - Best of Farscape S1 Press Release

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HOUSTON, May 2, 2002 - ADV Films has set a street date of July 9, 2002 for the release of Farscape: The Best of Season One, a three DVD set honoring the best of the award-winning series airing on SCI FI Channel. The six episodes selected for this DVD set were personally handpicked as the best by Rockne S. O'Bannon, Farscape's creator and Executive Producer.

The story: After a wormhole in space sends American astronaut John Crichton to the other end of the universe, he joins a trio of escaped prisoners - Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan, Ka D'Argo and Rygel XVI - who have taken control of their bio-mechanical prison ship, Moya. A Peacekeeper officer, Aeryn Sun, joins them when her commander deems her irreversibly contaminated by the prisoners. The fugitives desperately search for their home worlds while trying to stay one step ahead of Commander Crais and the deadly Peacekeepers.

Farscape: The Best of Season One ($44.98 SRP) features six episodes from the first season, all personally handpicked by the Farscape's creator and Executive Producer, Rockne S. O'Bannon. DVD special features include character profiles, audio commentary by Farscape stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black, notes from each episode from O'Bannon, and the documentary "Making of a Space Opera."

About Henson: The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for more than 40 years, is a multimedia production company; one of the top character licensors in the industry; a leading publisher of children's books; and home to Jim Henson Television, Jim Henson Pictures, Jim Henson Interactive and Jim Henson's Creature ShopTM. The Company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and production facilities in New York and London. The Jim Henson Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EM.TV & Merchandising AG based in Munich, Germany.

About ADV: ADV Films is Anime-and more. In 1992 ADV Films (ADV) transformed a niche market into a global industry by bringing Japanese animation to North America and beyond. As the #1 distributor of Japanese animation, ADV's holdings include such premier titles as: Spriggan, Sailor Moon, Samurai X, Medabots, Robotech, Gasaraki and Neon Genesis Evangelion. ADV's commitment to genre programming, including popular science fiction programs such as Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Farscape and Gamera: Guardian of the Universe has helped ADV become a burgeoning entertainment powerhouse. For more information, visit ADV on the web at

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