September 20, 2009
Firefly: The Complete Series
I was recently given this three-disk set by Erik Naft, who told me that, based on my love of sci-fi, I'd enjoy it a lot.
Probably because I have no clue re: what's on TV beyond sports, the fact that Joss Whedon's creation was cancelled by Fox in 2002 after only 11 of its 14 episodes had been aired eluded my reality field completely.
Aside: lately I've been rethinking things and now consider everyone's lives to be their own discrete reality fields, with the amount of distortion depending on how close they are to Steve Jobs.
But I digress.
I watched the first disk of the three one night last week and was completely absorbed.
It comprised five of the 14 episodes.
I'm going to watch one of the two remaining discs on a selected night each of the next two weeks.
Pricey at $54.99 for the set but worth it.
Especially if someone gives it to you.
September 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM | Permalink
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You are so correct about this hidden, seemingly little-known gem. I loved both the short-lived series and the movie. Though it did not appease my hunger for this type of science fiction (nothing ever does), it did do something that is often neglected: It Told A Story...from beginning to end.
Posted by: Steve West | Sep 24, 2009 12:27:39 PM
I watched that entire series, along with the movie, about 4 times this month (optional commentary by Joss Whedon once)... It makes great background noise whilst I crochet...
Posted by: BubbleGirl | Sep 21, 2009 3:44:42 PM
Thanks for this gem! I will not watch MASH (loved it) for about another 15 years (overexposure by the networks). But I am almost ready for one of my favorites, "Northern Exposure"!
Posted by: Joe Peach | Sep 20, 2009 5:40:08 PM
Joe - Your "But I digress." in this post was a pleasant surprise. From my view, it's been a while since I've seen that phrase here. I welcome it's return.
Posted by: Matt Penning | Sep 20, 2009 5:34:00 PM
You are so lucky! I watch too much TV so it's seldom I find entire series that are great to watch. Have you seen Rome or the Wire? They are both great, I've watched both two or more times. And I bought the Firefly DVDs after watching it. Now I have to see if I didn't eBay it and watch it again. There's also a documentary you may like, The Man Who Became King.
Posted by: e | Sep 20, 2009 11:57:52 AM
I know how you feel (that it was cancelled). I was one of the thousands who protested its cancellation. Great show. So much better than a lot of other series out there who still have airtime.
Posted by: Milena | Sep 20, 2009 10:20:06 AM
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