Serenity NOW!

June 14th, 2006

I’ve recently become addicted to a defunct science fiction television series.

No, generic viagra sovaldi not Star Trek.

it’s called Firefly.

It’s about a junky little spaceship named Serenity, cialis buy sovaldi its captain, and crew.

Imagine the Millennium Falcon run by cowboys.

Do yourself a favor and rent the first DVD from Blockbuster.

If you’re a fan of science fiction at all, I promise by the third episode you’ll want to write a nasty, ranting letter to Fox for cancelling this gem of a series.

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  • 1. Nick  |  June 14th, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    Don’t forget that there is the Firefly movie called Serenity…

    I know that SciFi is replaying the series as it stands… and who knows, they may actually pick it and continue it. They did it with Stargate SG-1 after Showtime dropped it.

  • 2. Administrator  |  June 14th, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    I would love it if SciFi resurrected Firefly.

    Though they killed off 1/3 of the main characters in the movie.

    I saw the movie first and was unimpressed. The series is much richer and endearing. Though, for best results, I think you need to watch at least the first three episodes (in the DVD order, not the order they originally aired).

  • 3. tee bee  |  June 14th, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    I found the movie banal, except for the freaky mensa savant chick who kicked everyone’s ass before they noticed she was even in the room.

    I missed the series like I always do – I don’t get into serials because I can never keep up with them. But catching this on DVD made me wonder who in their right mind thought cancelling the show was the smart move.

    Even though the mensa savant never kicked ass in the TV show like I was waiting for, she and the rest of the cast need to be resurected for another go, and it’s time for the girl to start mowing through barfights and keeping Serenity one step ahead of the Revers and the Alliance (or whatever it’s called).

    There’s so much backstory that needs to be told, for one thing, and I don’t mean the whole “war with the Alliance.” What’s was the whole Asian theme and cussing in Chinese about?

  • 4. Casper  |  June 14th, 2006 at 9:09 pm

    The Asian/cussing in Chinese thing came about for two reasons.

    First, part of the backstory was that the Americans and Chinese were the two great superpowers that worked together in colonizing space, so the cultures and languages merged.

    Second, they found that by swearing in Chinese, they could get away with some pretty blue language on tv, even nobody understood it.

    I actually never saw the show but really liked the movie (I picked up the trivia from trusty ol’ IMDB). One of these days I’m going to catch the original episodes.

  • 5. Administrator  |  June 14th, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    I agree with Teebee that the shows outclass the movie.

    I saw the movie first and didn’t see what the fuss was about.

    Now I know better.

  • 6. tee bee  |  June 16th, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    Caspar, the interviews that go with the DVD sets explained about the backstory, but I’d rather see how Whedon intended to weave it in and explain it. The way they use Chinese makes it quite plain that proper folks wouldn’t say those things in English. Except for the fact that if everyone understands them in Chinese, what’s the dif?

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