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Firefly - A Recovering Physicist's Apology

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I just finished tearing through Joss Whedon’s space western Firefly. I watched the entire series in like 2 days. The series is what the upcoming motion picture “Serenity” is based on. It was a brilliant series, though it only lasted one season. I have no idea why something like Firefly would only last one season when crap like “Friends” can run for approximately 50% of my life. It just goes to show that we live in an unfair and unjust world. I am partial to space westerns ever since seeing Cowboy Beepop, cemented further by re-watching the original Star Trek, and then bolted in place by Trigun. Firefly is a mesmerizing, hilarious, and touching run. Why did it get canceled? Ahhh, it makes no sense. I think I like Firefly better than I do Buffy and Angel. But I am still riding the euphoria that Whedon writing can produce, so some careful thought and reflection is needed. I like the feel of the show a little more. I like the format and the style. There is nothing Whedon does that I would not gladly watch. He is amazing. Firefly will end up in my dvd collection one day, that’s for sure. I am sad to see that the movie seems to cut out the character of Shepard Book, but it is also understandable. The series is a 14-15 episode run, summing to a total of around 630-675 minutes of plot development. The movie, on the other hand, will likely be 120 minutes or so. I still have very high hopes for the movie, but the series will undoubtedly outshine it. Do yourself a favor, watch Serenity and Firefly. And then hope that Serenity is such a HUGE success that more seasons of Firefly are made. Why did it get cancelled? IDIOTS.
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From:chanzi
Date:August 14th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
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I don't think they're going to make any more seasons of Firefly, but hopefully the movie will do well enough that there will be sequels. Please please please please please!
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From:biggrumpy
Date:August 20th, 2005 03:27 am (UTC)
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In the special features Joss talks about how he hopes a network comes and asks him to do a series "based on the movie." So fingers crossed.
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From:flong
Date:August 15th, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Hey, did I tell you that I saw the first round of Serenity screenings? We got Mal (!!!) and Book as surprise guests. The guy who plays Book was annoying, so we were all less sad about what happened to him. If you'd interacted with him, you would be, too. Although, a highlight of the evening was when they introduced the movie, and said to please be quiet and respectful, and my sister held up a sign she'd made that read "A SPECIAL HELL." Which, of course, is referencing a line of Book's about a special hell for child molesters and people who talk in movie theatres. And they both pointed to it and laughed. So that was awesome. I could have told you about this personally but you are never on AIM.

Anyway, the movie was good, although certain notable scenes have sound in space, and Book's character is not the only one they majorly wrong. Everyone should all see it multiple times. Plus it has David Krumholtz in it, who I've been in love with since I was 11 when I saw him in The Santa Clause!
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From:biggrumpy
Date:August 20th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
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You are sooooo lucky. I hate you and your fortune. I want to see it sooo bad, because the series was amazing. Sound in space? Grrr some corporte exec probably made him put that in because it tested better in a focas group of monkeys. Sound in space: that was part of what made firefly so awsome was the 2001-esqu no sound in space.

Based on your sister's sign, and the fact that I now hate you, she is my new favorite member of your family. She is the one I want to hang out (beck)-with. We are now super best friends.
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