Reverend Jax Posted August 20, 2005 Share Posted August 20, 2005 So sometime around last week, I finsihed watching the short-living highly acclaimed Sci-fi series, Firefly. Lemme tell you, I was blown away. For all you people that don't like Sci-Fi, lemme tell you, I'm one of you, and this show is badass. Here's the skinny on the show: It first aired in 2002 on Fox, and Fox raped it in so brutally it makes what they originally did to Family Guy look like a King-of-Pop cuddle. They cut off production mid season, they didn't air the pilot til the end fo the run, they aired the whole thing out of order, they didn't run the lat 2 or 3 shows they did finish producing, they didn't run any commercials for it, and they ran in on Friday night same timeslot as Star Gate (a show I don't watch, but by all accounts is the top rated Sci-Fi show airing today). Do me this show is the best thing to happen in Sci-Fi since The Matrix or possibly even the original Star Wars Trilogy. If you favorite part of Star Wars was always Han Solo, thsi show is for you. The character are all outlaws and rebels, and they all have a good sense of humor and real life problems (out of money, fighting with the wife, can't find a job, sexual tension, etc). Not a single alien with a prostetic forehead in sight. This isn't a show about chancellors and ambassadors and generals and senators, it's about real people trying to make a dishonest living. Mercenaries, bounty hunters, smugglers, prostitutes, gangsters abound. The show takes place mostly on 'The outer planets' that have been 'tera-formed' and since civilization hasn't made is way out there full force (like Tatoonie in Star Wars), the show is more like a half western/half sci-fi. Think Trigun/Cowboy Bebop/Outlaw Star minus the silliness of anime. Lotsa people talk liek it's a western too ("I reckon I'd take it as a kindness" kind talk). It's by the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss Whedon, and always like the writing on Buffy, but his show is his masterpiece. The story is expansive, the narratives are interesting, the visual style is unique, the characters are complex and their relationship with one another are ever-changing. So, even though it was cancelled, the power of a cult following has now, 3 years since it's cancelation gotten it a full length theatrical feature film set for wide release called Serenity. The trailers look hot, and they have had many sneak previews for hardcore fans and the feddback adn internet buzz has been promising. Anyone else seen this show? If you haven't I recommend borrowing it, renting it, or buying it (the whole series on DVD is only like $35, well worth the price). 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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