Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Are we shiny?

Yes we are. And what the hell am I on about? I'm talking Firefly, Joss Whedon's sci-fi/western and, I gotta tell ya, it fucking rocks! Seriously. Awesome SF, mixed with all the bits of the Western genre I like and with Whedon's dialogue and characters thrown in for good measure. The basic story revolves around Captain Mal Reynolds and his crew, jobbing smugglers and guns for hire in the aforementioned sci-fi/western universe. It's a standard crew of the nice one (Kaylee, the engineer), the thug (Jayne Cobb), the pilot (Wash), the Captain's war buddy (Zoe, who is also married to Wash) and their passengers include a preacher who is bringing the Word to the outer colonies (or something) and a brother and sister who are on the run from the Alliance (the Galactic Empire equivalent).

This series is tightly-scripted, well-acted and just brilliant. Of course, it got rogered by the execs so only got the one season, but there is a movie coming out on the 29th and it looks like it will also rock. I'll get back to you on that one. In the mean time, do yourself a favour and go out to JB or whereever and buy the series. It really is that good!


Anonymous Sam IV said...

Yes it truly is a great series. Joss just gave a brief blurb on news.com.au

My apologies if this link doesn't work.
However Joss has sadly said that there is no hope for a resurection of Firefly on the small screen and has declared it finished. But if Serenity is a big success then another movie may be in the works and yay us.
Suffice to say, I'll probably be there on the 29th and I'm taking the Penny Arcade attitude.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Sam IV said...

One wrong forward slash and the entire Penny Arcade link stuffs up.

Ok, I'll try again

5:05 PM  

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