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Monday, December 29, 2003

You Can't Take the Sky From Me

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!

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