Friday, February 17, 2006


If you're a fan of either Warren Ellis or Joss Whedon, you have got to read the comments to this post at I think my geek gland exploded.

For those of you who do not know, Joss Whedon is the creator of Buffy, Angel, and more recently the greatest sci-fi show in the history of the universe, Firefly. The fact that this show was cancelled after less than a season will stand out as the greatest travesty ever committed by a network, ever. Yes, Fox, i'm talking about you. We should just start calling it 'Fux'.

If you are one of those people who 'always meant' to watch Firefly and never did (and damn you for dropping the ratings to watch whatever substandard drivel you did), i suggest you buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of the box set. Now. And then set aside a weekend to watch it, and stock up on food and wetwipes, because once you start you're not going to want to stop to do anything like eat, talk, or clean yourself. I'm serious.

And then immediately go out and get the movie, Serenity. Watch it. Watch it again. When you find yourself compulsively watching it a third time, stop and acknowledge the fact that you were a dumbass for not watching the series when it was on Fox, and thereby contributing to its premature, abortive death. Shame on you. Self-flaggelate a bit. Then watch the movie again.

Oh, and go here and fill in the FireFly Season 2 survey.


Blogger totalwaste said...

rats - i *STILL* haven't seen the movie. *self-flagellation begins*

February 18, 2006 10:16 AM  
Blogger totalwaste said...

did i spell that correctly? something tells me i didn't. shame on me.

February 18, 2006 10:17 AM  
Blogger Andrew said...

With deepest respect to firefly (and Joss Whedon, of whom I am a fanboy), but it isn't the greatest sci-fi series eva(tm). Isn't not even second.

That honour belongs to Battlestar Galactica. Which is amazing. Following it is the proto-Battlestar: Space, Above and Beyond. With flighted on SABC 2 locally, on tube. It was not children's fair.

But I love Firefly, and have filled out both survey, and order for the dvds.

February 19, 2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Big Joss Whedon fan - Buffy and Angel are firm favourites of mine.
I watched Serenty a few weeks ago, and perhaps I expected too much, but I was a tad underwhelmed. I am not saying it was not great... I understand the movie is supposed to stand alone, so that even those who have not followed the series, could still undestand it.
That said, Firefely, the series is fantastic and the box set an absolute must for Whedon and sci-fi fans.

February 20, 2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger Bast said...

Yes! BG Yes! Much better than Firefly! But Firefly was indeed very cool. It was a travesty that they cancelled Ff and replaced it with BG when they could have aired both!!!!

February 21, 2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger moonflake said...

i remember Space: Above and Beyond! I loved that show. Again, with the tragic cancelling mid-first season. So sad.

I've never seen battlestar galactica, so i'm afraid i can't compare.

February 21, 2006 12:55 PM  
Blogger Synkronos said...

That can be corrected very easily, Tsukiflake =) I have them all on disk if you would like to borrow them. Well, as soon as Al's done with them, which should be very soon at the speed he's going.

February 21, 2006 9:51 PM  

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