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Firefly Marathon

I’m living the bachelor life for a couple more days, until my wife comes home from her mom’s (her sister had her baby last night – welcome to the world, Kara Renee!). I’ve been busy with work or Cub Scout stuff every night this week so far, so last night, I just wanted to veg out. A perfect opportunity to catch up on the Firefly DVD box set I bought and never got more than three episodes into.

So, I watched about 5 hours of Firefly last night – starting with the fourth episode, “Shindig”, and progressing through “Safe”, “Our Mrs. Reynolds”, “Jaynestown”, “Out of Gas”, and “Ariel”.

I LOVE this show. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s great sci-fi, set about 500 years in the future, but everything is kind of old west-style – outlaws, smuggling, etc. The writing is great – you never know what twists are coming. It’s hilariously funny – lots of smart dialog and laugh out loud moments. And you can’t help but love each one of the characters.

Fox TV had the broadcast rights to the show, but screwed up by airing the episodes out of order, then canceling the show after one season, even though it had a cult-like following. The movie Serenity was made last year, set in the Firefly universe, and was actually my first exposure to the show.

If you haven’t already, check out Firefly and Serenity. I’m doing a lousy job of explaining why it’s great, but you’ll know right away if you’re going to like it, and chances are, if you like, you’ll love it.

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4 thoughts on “Firefly Marathon

  1. When Jason was out of town last weekend, I had my own Firefly marathon. I highly recommend watching War Stories with the audio commentary with Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. Very funny stuff.

    Favorite episode: Out of Gas. Or Trash. Or Our Mrs. Reynolds. Or…

  2. I didn’t see the option to turn on the director commentary on the eps I was watching. Am I missing something?

    I’m going to try to get through discs 3 and 4 tonight. :-)

  3. Glenn Bailey says:

    I have the Firefly movie DVD (my first exposure) and I certainly like it. I definitely want to get into the series, too.

  4. Anna- Nevermind, I figured it out. Only certain episodes have the commentary, and I hadn’t gotten to War Stories yet. I watched it (normal first, then commentary), and I agree. It was hilarious!

    Glenn, I finished my marathon last night. Roy said he wants to borrow the series DVDs, but you’re welcome to do so after him. :-) It’s great stuff. You’d love it.

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