Fellow executive producer Josh Schwartz ("Gossip Girl," "Chuck," "The O.C.") is no stranger to fandom himself.
"Obviously 'Farscape' is very different from other shows that I've produced," he acknowledged, "but the level of fan passion that you get, whether it's about a storyline or about shipping a particular couple on that show, it crosses over any genre and people feel a tremendous amount of ownership and investment in their shows. And now you have such access to the people creating and writing those shows and starring on those shows that you also feel as if you can control that conversation as well. And so when things don't go the way you have tweeted to the show's producers or writers or actors, you know, there's a certain level of animosity that can start to grow."
As for those "Farscape" webisodes that were announced in 2007 with O'Bannon developing them, fans should not hold their breath. O'Bannon said there are no plans to revive the series in any form.
"There are no plans right at the moment but I get a call from Brian Henson every three months or so about keeping it alive, what we can do," O'Bannon said, adding that the websidoes simply did not come together. "We couldn't get it to work. It was an expensive show to make initially. To try to make webisodes that didn't look under-nourished relative to the original show, we couldn't figure out a way to do that. Believe me, we took a huge swing at it. We tried to make it happen but everything we came up with was such a diminished version of 'Farscape,' we just didn't want to do it."