Farscape’s Moya Gets the Deluxe Replica She Deserves
Farscape may not be a show that gets talked about a lot lately. But in its time, however, it was a massive achievement. It combined actors with realistic Henson Creature Shop puppets. They composed a rag-tag crew in the middle of a space war, on a living starship. Moya, controlled by a built-in symbiotic pilot, wasn’t just a metaphorical additional character on the show. She was a location, a vehicle, and also a friend.
As the official Chronicle Collectibles description puts it, “Beneath those lovely lines – reminiscent of a graceful sea creature – is a sentient being composed of biological and mechanical parts. She lives. She thinks. She even procreates. She also rips holes in the fabric of space as a means of faster-than-light, single-dimensional travel. It’s a marvelous escape mechanism, unique to Leviathans. And it’s astonishingly random, to the extent that even the Leviathan and its Pilot frequently have no idea where they’ve wound up.”
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This 14.5 inch long polyresin collectible celebrates Farscape‘s 20th anniversary. Moreover, illumination from within gives it that lifelike feel. Furthermore, the ship stands above a base for an in-flight simulation. And the design hails directly from assets provided by the Henson company. Maybe $500 seems like a steep tab. But think of that as really only $25 for every year since Farscape debuted.
Don’t make Rygel expel helium with anxiety — check it out today. Just bear in mind that Moya does have feelings to hurt, so be nice.
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