Below are messages from Claudia Black that she has posted on the bulletin board.
Claudia Black Here Oct 18 2004
Date: 18 October 2004
Well hello there and with a tingle down my spine, I say, "Welcome Back"!
The buzz about the miniseries has been amazing. The press have been more than kind ( I suspect fan bribery)
And what the frell has happened to this website? I feel very old and dumb. This is all fancy now and I feel like Aeryn saying in TGIF that science is really hard....
So...... we'll have lots to talk about at Burnbank, won't we?
I just wanted to say hello and thank you to you all for creating this extraordinary opportunity for me to work with my friends again and give us a chance to keep these timeless characters afloat. This would not have been possible without you.
In fact, this is 100 percent FOR YOU.
So sit back , put your feet up, grab some hankies and enjoy Night two... it's a doozie!
I know what happens and you don't yet...
I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves...
I know a song that gets on everybody's nerves....
I am sooooooooooooooo excited for you guys.
Lots of love to you from your
Officer Aeryn Sun,
aka Claudia xo
Claudia Black here...
Date: 14 April 2003
This is a quick e-mail to see if my handle and password still work.
It feels like an eternity since I have posted on this site.
But old habbits die hard.
I wanted to touch base with all our Scapers and say hi.
I hope you are all doing well and do not feel too scarred by the demise of the show.
Life trundles on . Goodness knows what awaits us all.
I am sure you will forgive my absense from this board. Last time I tried to post was shortly after the news that season 5 would not be going ahead. Try as I might, the post would not go through.
Fingers crossed for this one.
Let me know you are out there.... and I will post back soon.
Thinking of you all,
Date: 12 June 2002
Let me just say that the weird rumour from this weekend passed sent me through a whirlwind of emotions. Reading some of your posts tonight did the same.
I am so sorry that you may have thought for even a second that I was dead. I know what it's like to get bad news. I am flattered that there are loving thoughful strangers on the other side of the world who were concerned or would be if had actually died. I am also flattered that you all think I was robbed of an award.
But this is Ben's time to shine, let's not allow our potential joy for him to be tainted. He is too humble, too modest. Without him, there is no Farscape. It is about time that people in the broader community recognised what an asset he is to the show and what a talented man he is in his own right.
So don't you worry about me, you lovely , lovely ones!! Not only am I alive and kicking Crichton, (arf, arf) but with supportive fans like you I don't need awards to feel I'm doing good. You guys make me feel that I'm doin just fine.
And be careful how you judge the winner of this years award. Alcoholism is a disease. It's not a lifestyle choice. I am pleased that she has, by the sound of things, sought help. She will now, I am sure tread a difficult path that requires courage as well as support from others. So I say, yay! and congratulations to her (and the other winners) . This business is not an easy one. We artists are a delicate lot . And we're only human.
thank you for your love. You are all too good to me.
CLAUDIA BLACK SAYS WELCOME BACK
Date: 07 June 2002
Hello there loyal Scapers!
I just remembered that we go to air tonight on sci-fi and thought the occasion was post-worthy.
I appologise for the wait; I had nothing to do with it, of course, but I know what it's like having to count the days 'till things get kicking (arf, arf)
Speaking of which,
Sydney has been taken over by World cup fever with fans already running amok. Good old mob mentality. why can't they all be civilised like us and post on the net about it instead of dancing around on parked strangers' cars and beating on drums blocking traffic?
a-chem. looks like my time living in London was not time enough in which to develop an appreciation for that white and black ball. The crew were in shock the other day after the American team's win against Portugal. They are all petrified that there will be too many more wins and that Ben will not let any one live it down. The only yank on set is gunning for a good result.
But now we have a kick-off time of our own- for S4 and the motley crew.
some great stuff on the way including another ep written by Ben. David Kemper had me laughing the other day when he told me how much he's going to drive you all crazy with his amazing block of eps to finish off season four. We are over half way through filming and yet it felt strange to be already discussing how the season will end. I just hope DK doesn't 'reward' me again with death by drowning chained to a chair.
Lots of people involved with the show behind the scenes are expecting or have recently had babies. Exciting times for them. If I ever decided to have a child I think my training for it would stem from the show; the lack of sleep, the necessity for constant enthusiasm and energy, something to which one is bound which carries great responsibility. It takes about the length of a pregnancy to shoot one season too.
So in a way, I have given birth already to four babies. We all as a team have. Thank you for treating our children with such care. You guys are the best sitters in the galaxy :)
There is no doubt that we are making this show for all of you.
Thank you for your intelligent debates, constructive criticisms and generous support. I have not yet met a farscape fan whom I didn't warm to. As you embark on this new season please know that we think of you all often, with gratitude, and work damn hard not only for the personal satisfaction it brings but also for a group of people who have placed these characters in their hearts.
enjoy the ride.
May we entertain, delight and frustrate you.
see you on the flipside.
aka Officer Aeryn Sun.
CLAUDIA BLACK HERE
Date: 06 December 2001
Happy belated Thanksgiving.
Just a quick one today to wish you all a happy holiday.
I know this gets boring but don't drink and drive. Hope you don't have too many fights round your tables with the family.Christmas sometimes gets that way.:)
Also an apology from me if there has been fan mail sent to me and you have received no replies back. In light of recent events few of us are opening mail now.Perhaps we should put fan mail on hold until the world calms down a little.
love and chickwithgun hugs from
PARTY AS ARTFORM
Date: 23 October 2001
You guys have raised the post now. This is party-ing as artform
Here's to the longest party ever.
now go home, your families are worried.
CLAUDIA BLACK SAYS THANK YOU
Date: 22 October 2001
Hello beautiful people!
Please accept my appologies for not making an appearance here on my birthday.
I returned home after escaping new york to find that i had been robbed for the fourth time this year. My computer was stolen in the robbery and I only just bought a new computer last night.
I wanted to get to the BB straight away and acknowledge the warm and charming birthday messages you all left for me.
I have moved house to a safer area and am enjoying my time off. It is a rare and great experience to go to bed at night without having to do homework or set an alarm. Preparations for season four are under way. The energy in sydney is very positive despite recent world events and i am really looking forward to a great summer here.... mangos, the beach, daylight savings and the open air cinema.
One positive thing i have taken with me since September 11th is an overwhelming gratitude for the life i have led so far and for my extraordinary friends and family who make me sparkle and help me to emanate warmth. I am happy to be alive.
and proud to be associated with you all.
Take care of yourselves and your loves.
life is a weird fish. and we only get one each.
love and hugs from
CLAUDIA AND BEN IN NYC
Date: 12 September 2001
The purpose of this message is two-fold.
Firstly, thank you for a successful and very enjoyable convention tour.
Secondly we would like to send out our best wishes to everyone in New York. We walked into town and lit a candle on the steps of a closed church last night. What else is there to do but try and give blood and pray for everyone.
We are here in town until the planes start running and are being taken care of by a large and caring group of collegues from the Henson Group. So lucky to have members of our work family with us at this time.
As much as I have wondered how Aeryn would be dealing with this the very human me has been a little teary, a lot scared and very grateful to be alive.
Ben has plying me with chocolate and has firmly established himself as a real life hero.
Chick with gun and black tee signing out for now somewhere in nyc.....
CLAUDIA POPS IN
Date: 16 June 2001
We are nearing the end of the shooting schedule for Farscape Season Three. I look forward to seeing you all in a short while at the conventions. My main reason for dropping a line to you all today is to alert your attention to the episode Green Eyed Monster which will air next Friday. I am sure you know already that it was written by Ben Browder,directed by Tony Tilse. Killer combination.
I believe it is one of the best episodes of the season.
This ep is proof for those who until now ,could only suspect that some actors contribute to the success of a show by doing more than just 'standing on their marks and getting their lines out in the right order'.
David Kemper would have paid me good money to say just once on set...'Who wrote this *^%# ?' , but I couldn't. It was too good.
Love and light to you all. The news here has reported on some bad storms and twisters in the States. I hope you are all well and safe from harm.
CLAUDIA HANDS OUT PARTY BAGS AND SAYS TIME TO GO HOME
Date: 19 October 2000
Player, stevepalmer and meascaper get extra pieces of cake in the hope some of the tequila will be absorbed
while your favorite ravenhaired birthday girl has a shower to clean the cherry pie out of her hair.
Any tips on how to get the stains out of the party dress?
CLAUDIA SAYS HI AND THANK YOU !!!!!!
Date: 17 October 2000
Hello beautiful people! I left my computer at a friend's office for a week so I haven't been online until today.
Thank you so much for hosting a party for me. One day I may even tell ya how young I am ..... It's no big secret really I just enjoy people guessing.
News for you guys too........
I am going up to the Gold Coast to film an episode of Beastmaster.My reason for doing it? It gives me an opportunity to work with an old friend who likes to trash hotel rooms in his spare time almost as much as I do.
If you know who it is you can go to his bulletin board on his website to get more info about the episode.....
So just incase you had any doubts about whether we all really like working together.....
shine on you crazy diamonds,
ps.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL FELLOW LIBRANS.....HOPE YOU ARE BEING SPOILED BY LOVED ONES......
CLAUDIA BLACK SAYS HEY
Date: 03 October 2000
Hello there beautiful people! We are all suffering from post Olympic syndrome after a surprisingly exciting fortnight of sport and entertainment.I am officially very proud to be an aussie (aussie aussie, oi,oi,oi!!!) My reason for posting today is to let you know that I have been cast to play Vampire Pandora in the sequel to Interview With a Vampire. For those of you who have read Anne Rice's books,be prepared for some filmic licence and adaptation, if you know what I mean.While being losely called the sequel,The Queen of the Damned is not the book which directly follows interview and will not star Tom Cruise nor Brad Pitt. I do not post this bit of news to boast, rather to recognize the enormous support I have received from you all on the BB and thank you for it as I feel You have instilled me with a confidence which has pushed me forward. For those of you who out of loyalty went to support Pitch Black I can at least promise this time that although Pandora is a small support role, she will not be knocked off early! Love and light to you all and thanks again for your continued support not only of Farscape but also of all the people who are bringing it to you. Your chick with gun, Claudia
CLAUDIA BLACK SAYS HI AND THANKS
Date: 08 August 2000
HELLO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE.. thank you to those who attended the convention.Appart from some inital nerves we had a brilliant time. I've said it before and i shall say it again.You guys are so lovely. Our enjoyment of the con came down to you: so courteous, charming, appreciative, respectful and energetic. thank you for making us so proud to be making this show for you. from the heart..and with gratitude, Claudia
CLAUDIA BLACK SAYS HEY & THANK YOUHi there everybody! Well as you know, we've just completed another season of farscape. In the episodes to come I can promise you action a la Tony Tilse as you've never seen on this show and romance that'll make the non-shippers warm and gooey. The numbers were great last year at comic con- i'm sure they will grow this year.And of course there is the first ever official farscape convention.We're all trying to make ourselves available for as many appearances as possible and look forward to seeing all of the incredibly loyal fans this unique show has attracted.So..... again, I would like to thank you all for your support and afforementioned loyalty which has helped this show stay on the air.With thanks to the internet,intellectually we know you are all out there. At the conventions we will see it and feel it. By the way, i appologize on behalf of whoever has been chatting on line as chick with gun.It has NEVER been me.I hope this will not dissapoint those who thought they were talking with me.Alas,one of the pitfalls of this weird and wonderful technology. Thank you also to those who have been sending mail and gifts.I did not want to start replying until we had been provided with star cards.2 seasons in and as yet no cards. I shall sign and send the requested photos asap and am grateful for all the kind words and time you have taken making cards, gifts, cassettes...... Take care of yourselves and each other..... Your Aeryn/chickwithgun/Claudia
Date: 30 June 2000
CLAUDIA BLACK THANKS YOU FOR SEASON ONE
Date: 31 January 2000
HELLO! and welcome to the end of Season One. What a year for all of us,huh? I just wanted to thank you all for watching and commenting on the show.Although I hardly ever have the time to surf these hallowed pages, what I have read, I have found interesting,amusing and heart warming. Thank you for your support, for spreading the word about farscape.You are the best fans a show could prey for. We hope you will find the next season delivers some more surprises,favourite episodes,weird and wonderful aliens from new cultures(or perhaps very old ones). I can promise there will be some great humour,action and yes......some sauce.....but with whom????and where, and how? I dare not tell. You have survived 22 episodes out in the Unchartered Territories, see you at the end of another 22.... Enjoy the ride, my friends, enjoy Your chick with a gun, Claudia aka Aeryn ps,YOU GUYS ROCK.
CLAUDIA WISHES YOU ALL HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Date: 24 December 1999
Hi there! I've been out of radio contact since my b'day.we've been working harder this year and travelling longer distances to get to studios.we broke from filming a day ago and it is Christmas morning.soooooo, HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYBODY!!!!!! Be nice to your families....just take deep breaths and smile I'm sure they're going to love your presents and your presence. and I challenge you all to find creative things to do with all the turkey left- overs...lets face it....you'll be eatin it for about a week. not long now for the new eps....... we're filming a fantastic Aeryn story at the moment with the amazing Tony Tilse....I can't give anything away....you'll see it in a few months. Well, i'm going to go down stairs and give my beautiful mother a big hug (and a present) and prepare for a big day of eating. TAKE CARE EVERYONE AND PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE... peace and respect as always, claudia (officer Aeryn-Sun Icarion Company Pleisar regiment!!):)
CLAUDIA HERE BUT I HAVE TO GO OUT FOR BIRTHDAY DINNER
Date: 12 October 1999
It's just as well really because i think warrior woman is in need of some sleep...you go girl!!!! pkjedi....purple, deffinately a shade of purple.did anyone guess that tonight? delvian...hey babe...thanks for the cool indigenous sounds on the doo...we should chat again this is fun....buy for now...i TRULY wish i could stay longer...
CLAUDIA HERE, DID I MISS THE WHOLE THING OR IS THE PARTY STILL GOING?
Date: 12 October 1999
HEY EVERYONE THANKS FOR ALL THE PRESENTS, AND AGAIN THANKYOU TO VIOLETTE FROST FOR A WONDERFUL PARTY. YOU GUYS ROCK MUCH MORE THAN ME....HIC!!!I'M HUNG OVER ALREADY..I'M GETTING WAY TOO OLD FOR THIS DREN Jokes aside, all who wished me the best birthday so far,... your wishes came true...so thank you.... NOW,WHERE DID I PUT MY FRELLING ADVIL?
CLAUDIA BLACK ENTERS A VIRTUAL PARTY
Date: 11 October 1999
THANKYOU TO THE FARSCPE BBOARD FAMILY FOR THE BEST BIRTHDAY EVER .I WILL TRY AND GET ON LINE WITH YOU GUYS TONIGHT IF I CAN. WHERE WILL I MEET YOU FOR THE REAL VIRTUAL PARTY???? YOUR KIND WISHES AND UNBELIEVABLE SUPPORT IS SO MUCH APPRECIATED.I FEEL GENUINELY HONOURED TO WORK ON A SHOW WITH SUCH SOLEFULL AND GENEROUS FANS.HERE'S TO 10/11,OR NATIONAL COLLAR WEARING DAY.BE GOOD,OR IF YOU CAN'T, BE GOOD AT IT AND PLEASE NO-ONE DRINK AND DRIVE TONIGHT. APPOLOGIES FOR THE CONSTANT SHIFTS FROM FIRST TO THIRD PERSON IN THE POST,BUT IT'S MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT A VIRTUAL PARTY.....IT'S JUST MY WAY OF LETTING YOU GUYS KNOW THAT I READ ALL THE POSTS. IF YOU HAVE TAKEN THE TIME TO WISH ME WELL ON THIS SPECIAL DAY, THEN I SHOULD TAKE THE TIME TO ENJOY THEM. PEACE AND LOVE FROM CLAUDIA BLACK AKA C AKA CB AKA OFFICER AERYN SUN SPECIAL PEACEKEEPER COMMANDO UNIT PLEISAR REGIMENT AT YOUR SERVICE.:).....@~~}~~~..(.i learned how to do the flower from air n sun)
GREETINGS FROM CLAUDIA BLACK
Date: 03 September 1999
Hello to our beautiful and ever expanding Farscape family.
I didn't get a chance to thank everyone at Comic-Con. So let me start by saying that it is an absolute pleasure to be here in America to promote a show that no longer needs any introduction. We owe a lot of our success to you all. There is a record number of posts/replies on this site considering the show's brief time on air.
I am typing this from a computer in the USA Networks building. It's great to finally put some faces to names: many people around the globe envolved in putting it to air.
I haven't had an opportunity to get on line and read many of the posts but I hope you all enjoyed "A Human Reaction" as much as we enjoyed making it. We will be going into repeats soon but make sure you hang in there....the final episodes of season one are well worth the wait.
Thanks to the team here, we will be expanding this site to offer you more information about the show and hopefully some behind the scenes stuff too. I am including a picture that I took from the stage of the panel at Comic-Con... hope some of you recognize yourselves...
Must fly -- have a reporter on line to do an interview...and I'm going to get into trouble!
With love, respect and peace from,