Any Australian science fiction fans out there remember the television series Farscape? Well we played our part in the series, with Centennial Parklands featuring in a number of episodes.
Let’s take a quick look back at a few highlights…
Firstly, what was Farscape about?
Farscape was an Australian science fiction series, produced by Jim Henson Productions and Hallmark Entertainment. While the series was under contract for five seasons, it was cancelled after four (later Henson would buy out the rights to the series to finish the show, as it was cancelled on a fourth season cliffhanger!).
The first four series were filmed between 1998 and 2002. This included filming scenes on several occasions in Centennial Park:
A statue is blown apart!
During one particular scene, the Farscape crew created a large-scale ‘stone statue’ and created an ‘explosion’ that blew the statue to pieces. Compressed air spouts that were placed just under the surface of the pond water created the ‘splashes’ that were part of the scene.
And what happened next?
Well, watch this!
Part of big and small screen history…
Centennial Parklands has not only inspired many artists, writers and photographers, but also been the backdrop for many filming projects. And we’ve been involved for a long time.
One of the earliest movies that used the Parklands was The Kid Stakes (1927) – so nearly 90 years!
Today the Parklands is one of the most sought after filming locations in Sydney.
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