Can Farscape fans reinvent TV?

On the one hand, it's heartening to see the do-it-yourself ethic of the Internet applied to the sick-unto-death broadcasting industry. It's also sad to reflect that no one even considers involving government agencies — like the Federal Communications Commission or the Federal Trade Commission — that once upon a time were meant to help safeguard the rights of consumers and the public interest in broadcasting. To me, the most interesting thing about the save Farscape campaign is The Viewer Consortium's effort to fund an episode of the series with viewer donations. I pledged $50, and I encourage you to pledge something and see what happens.