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You can't take the sky from me...

Spent a very pleasant Sunday watching Firefly at elethe's house and consuming copious quantities of alcohol, cheese, Doritos and little nibbly snacky things with seaweed in (the cause of some tastebud controversy but I liked them).

It was nice to see verlaine and bluedevi again, and to meet redscharlach and mrtreacle.

Firefly is a most excellent series, subtle and sexy and funny - I'm a convert as of yesterday and I mourn the fact that it was alas, alack it was axed and delighted us too briefly, leaving us (or possibly just me) in the grip of unanswered questions and unresolved conflicts. Will Mal and Inara ever outwardly declare their love for each other and get it on? Will Simon manage to say more than three words to Kaylee without insulting/alienating her? Will someone shoot the irritating preacher? Will Jayne shave his goattee? Alas, I fear we will never know.

Still we got to watch many episodes and I got to indulge my nose fetish by admiring the one that graces Nathan Fillion . *sigh* It's so long and striking and manly.

The show does have great characters, even though due to lust my primary loyalties lie with Captain Mal (Nathan Fillion) and the courtesan Inara (Morena Baccarin - she not only has a lovely nose but sumptuous skirts too), and have a special place in my heart for any characters who are clearly insane and have hippy names (such as the double delight from River played by Summer Glau) and I am also prepared to concede verlaine's point and acknowledge the greatness of Jayne, the mercenary, who cherishes his guns so much that he has given each of them a woman's name.

Of course, nothing has yet dislodged my loyalty to Lexx but Firefly comes a close second.


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May. 24th, 2004 04:58 am (UTC)
Of course, it's not impossible that the guns cherish Jayne so much that they have given him a woman's name. It's one explanation for his unusual moniker, anyway!
May. 24th, 2004 05:03 am (UTC)
Teee heee heee possible, and an intriguing image at that.

however, I prefer to think that it was all a form of subtle and profound revenge from Jayne's mother for the morning sicknesses and stretch marks and the labour pains.
May. 24th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)
i've managed to miss firefly completely despite almost buying it last week : there were better/more appropriate things deserving of your hard unspent tax squids...

Is it actually any good - ala Babylon 5 or Space Above and Beyond,
or is it typical Josh Whedon fare
[feature length opener good, 1st series good, 2nd series average, 3rd+ series the deceased horse has been flogged sufficiently... ??

or is it purely good from a trashy point of view?
May. 24th, 2004 09:41 am (UTC)
I think it's genuinely good, better than Angel and Buffy (both of which to me are entertaining from a trashy point of view), it seems a more grown up version of Whedon's work, the characters are subtler and there is little gratuitous gore and violence, more adventures and interactions and irony. More smart and sassy- think Western in space.

It is hard to tell whether Firefly would have followed the Whedon pattern because it never made it past the first series, as it got cancelled (*insert weeping here*).

Worth checking out thouhg, I think. If you go to this site and gander around a bit among the links therein, they should explain a bit about the show and give the cast of characters and episode guide etc.
May. 25th, 2004 03:04 am (UTC)
Western in space?

with no alien banditos?

Or could they not afford them...

Not impressed from what i've read, but then B5 and S:A&B are the mutts nuts.

On the plus side i note it hasn't got Kevin Szorbo in it,
so that's a good thing;)
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