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  1. SCCutler

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    My G_d, I had no idea this show was out there until now. Some of the best television I have ever seen, and they killed it after one season.

    What a shame - good stuff!
     
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    Sounds like the Browncoats have a new recruit.

    "Ain't all buttons and charts, little albatross. Know what the first rule of flying is? Well I s'pose you do, since you already know what I'm 'bout to say."

    "I do. But I like to hear you say it."

    "Love. Can know all the math in the 'verse but take a boat in the air that you don't love? She'll shake you off just as sure as a turn in the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down...tell you she's hurtin' 'fore she keens...makes her a home."

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    One of the best shows all time!


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    Yeah, it's a good one!
     
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    I'll be in my bunk.
     
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    There was also "Serenity," aka, "Firefly, the Movie."

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379786/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_2

    I was majorly in love with Kaylee (the ship's mechanic), and Inara (the high-class "working woman").
     
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    Yep, serious quality entertainment.
     
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    And nobody messes with River.

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    What rock have you been hiding under? :D

    Also pretty rad: iPads, electric cars, nintendo wii....
     
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    So when it came out iirc they aired the eposodes out of order. Fox seems to kill shows early.
     
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    Another production by the Joss Whedon Repertory Company.
     
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    Had a regular Mary Ann/ Ginger thing going on there, didn't he. Kaylee was my favorite, but Zoe certainly has her assets.

    Jim "I'm a leaf on the wind" K
     
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    Firefly taught me the right way to handle a hostage situation!

    SPOILER ALERT!!!

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    Next you are going to tell us that you don't know about Dark Matter. Or Babylon 5.

    Kids nowa days....
     
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    That’s my preferred way to handle any hostage situation.
     
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    A bit off topic, but The Expanse is quite a ride, with one season to go.
     
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    With Firefly a whole generation of nerds and geeks fell in love with Nathan Fillion, myself included!

    The books are fantastic, highly recommend the entire series (although it's quite a commitment at 8 books so far with ~450 pages each). I'm afraid to watch the show and have it ruin my image of the Expanse universe!
     
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    Had to Google that one. Looks somewhat amusing but sci fi isn't my thing.
     
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    We just finished the last episode last night. Recommended. Not perfect, but a lot of decent adventures packaged pretty tightly.
     
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    Will that iPad software run on my Apple ][+?
     
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    Fox was concerned the two-hour pilot was too talky, and didn't have enough action to keep folks watching. So they aired the second episode ("Train Heist") first.

    My favorite "Firefly" tribute comes in the Simpson's "Treehouse of Horror" episodes. The credits are all modified, "horror" versions of the persons names... "Bat Groening," "Island of Lost Selmans," etc. Then there's "Don 'Reavers!' Payne"....

    Add another vote for "The Expanse." I especially love the technical accuracy of the show, especially how they simulate the effects of microgravity. It's not perfect, but within technical and budget limitations, it's probably the best that could be done short of filming the episodes on the Vomit Comet.

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    It also obeyed light speed limitations. Most everything happens within our solar system, and they do pay attention to communication lags. And every space show needs a “Jayne”.
     
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    Run this forward to 1:10 for the song itself...



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    I missed Firefly too. What service is it on? Don’t see it on Netflix.

    +1 for Dark Matter. Wish it would have gone to its conclusion. Some of the plot lines are pretty contrived, but excellent premise and character development/evolution.

    Also recommend Ascension, a SyFy mini-series a few years ago. Hokey dialog, but another excellent premise.
     
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    It's on Hulu currently. Believe it was on Amazon last year.

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    And Morena Baccarin wasn’t too difficult to look at either...
     
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    It would have been a lot better without the alien goo stuff. I ended up giving up
     
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    I was pretty bummed when they shut down Dark Matter.

    That was one of the few shows I've liked in the last 20 years or so...
     
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    I have no idea what any of these shows are, but then I don't see all that much TV other than car races.
     
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    I always liked River, when she went bonkers.

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    A little known and definitely oddball sci fi series was Lexx. It's available on IMDB TV and Pluto TV.

    "A group of disparate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship."

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115243/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0

    The motto of the series was "Ready for some strange?"
     
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    Lexx seemed to me to be targeted directly at teenage boys.

    Firefly was very different. I've never seen another Sci-Fi show with such a strong appeal to woman as Firefly. I think it's Firefly's characters, character development and interactions. Firefly is much more than just Sci-Fi (and a western). It's not about the tech. It's not about space travel.
     
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    I think that's a good summary. It was a really excellent show, in part because it had such a broad appeal and was so different from so much else out ther. Great character development and interaction.
     
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    I absolutely loved the fact that the only person on the Serenity with an honest job, who wasn't a criminal or being actively hunted by the despotic government was the Prostitute.
     
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    Ahem, Companion!! :)
     
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    I agree with this for sure. My wife loved (loves) Firefly. Any time friends start talking about sci-fi series (Expanse, Dark Matter) she will not shut up until everyone agrees that Firefly was the best sci-fi show ever made and what a travesty it was that it ran only one season and how it's more than just sci-fi how about the plot and storylines and excellent character development and.... omg. Don't get her started.
     
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    I like starting debates between Star Trek and Star Wars fans, once on a while I can throw in the Marvel universe.... Sounds like it would be fun to ask your wife which one was the best, listing the aforementioned shows. :)

    Tim
     
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    just do it when I am not in the room lol ..... once she gets started.....

    not like I do that when someone brings up airplanes...
     
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