Here's to hoping your holidays went well. My favorite gift of the season and my Hot Link of the month has got to be the FireFly DVD
FireFly, for the uninitiated, is/was Joss "Buffy" Weadon's short run Sci-Fi Western. Set five hundred years in the future, the crew of the Firefly-class spaceship "Serenity" will take any job, legal or illegal, to keep fuel in the tanks and food on the table.
But things get a bit more complicated after they take on a passenger wanted by the new totalitarian Alliance regime. Now they find themselves on the run, desperate to steer clear of Alliance ships and the flesh-eating Reavers who live on the fringes of space.
They only got to make 15 episodes before FOX pulled the plug, but I assure you that it had nothing to do with a lack of quality. (in fact, part of me thinks it had more to do with conservative FOX honchos getting their panties in a bunch over the whole "rebels=good/conformists=bad" themes). It had top notch special effects (Emmy wining in fact - Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series, 2003). Add to that superb writing, direction, and set design. Not to mention some of the most believable acting I have ever seen on TV, Sci-Fi or otherwise.
Rent it... Buy it... whatever it takes... just SEE IT. you owe it to yourself to see what American Televison could be if only the mother-humping Tyen-shung duh ee-DWAY-BUN-RO at foxcorp pulled their heads out of their goram HOE-tze duh PEE-goo once and a while.
P.S. "FireFly: The Movie" is already in production. YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!