Firefly

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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Firefly was a favorite.

    made me want to learn how to swear in Chinese
     
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    Joss Whedon prior to the Avengers. Might want to look up Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Really good, and clever in the same way. Kinda dated though.
     
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    Dollhouse was another one of his that really didn’t get the eye balls for survival
     
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    When you really look at it it's 'just another' western, but the horses have thrusters. I hate westerns, but I *love* Firefly.

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    It's just your typical SciFi-Western-character-action drama.
     
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    Yeah, but the one liners, and everything else just fit with a good pace.
    Most westerns are sloooow. And I like them anyways.

    Tim
     
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    That's so the Texans can keep up.

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    Interesting insights as to why the movie didn't lead to a renewal of the series....

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    In 1998, I was busy with more important things and didn't watch television, so I missed it all...
     
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    Yes! I know a lot of people who love Firefly, myself included. The one thing we all have in common is that NONE of us knew about it when it was actually airing. No wonder it failed. Damn you, Fox!

    It's not really what you're thinking. It's not Star Trek. It's a Western that's set in the future. Nothing else like it. Really really great entertainment.
     
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    Definitely a Western...problems are solved by strategy and gunplay, not technology.

    Fillion donned his Mal Reynolds outfit and gun a few years later, for a Halloween outfit in his (contemporary) "Castle" detective series. Here his daughter catches him trying it on.


    "Didn't you wear that, like, five years ago? Don't you think you should move on?"

    Other actors from "Firefly" also showed up on "Castle."

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    My gawd, you're making me feel old.

    If you're a Shakespeare fan, check out Joss' production of "Much Ado About Nothing", starring the Whedon Repertory Company. I really like Branagh's version - full color, filmed in Italy, and one of the best opening scenes with the soldiers riding full gallop to the villa in parallel with everyone at the villa in turmoil. But Joss' is more intimate, being B&W in a smaller environment, with well-known TV actors. And a few others who've become very well-known.
     
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    Disney’s “The Mandalorian” has a similar western theme. Specifically, the title character has a very “spaghetti western” feel to him.
     
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    Such a wonderfully quotable series. . .

    Boy, it sure would be nice if we had some grenades, don't you think?
     
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    Some of the details in that youtube aren't exactly correct. Whedon had written other films: Toy Story, Buffy (the film), Alien Resurrection (aka Aliens 4). However Serenity was the first film he directed, altho he'd directed quite a bit of tv previous to it.

    As for killing off 2 characters - that's drama. Not killing off the characters is television. David Gerrold (Trouble with Tribbles) once explained that drama television series is defined as "[fill in the blank] makes a decision" or in the case of Trek, "Kirk makes a decision". Rodenberry pitched Star Trek as "wagon train in space". A film must have serious consequences, tv shows not so much.
     
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    I often feel that way :)
     
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    “I’ll be in my bunk.”
     
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    The original "I don't know it all" of aviation.
    Plus Michael Keaton as Dogberry was a bit of casting genius.

    Dogberry: Thou wilt be condemned into everlasting redemption for this.