Posts Tagged ‘ Firefly ’

A Very Space-y Birthday


Today marks the nine year anniversary of Joss Whedon’s Firefly! The series premiered 20th September 2002 (marking the best day of my whole shiny life), and though it only aired for a season, it remains–to my mind–one of the best and most influential sci-fi shows ever made.

Fittingly–and, I’m sure, on purpose–20th September is also the birthday of one Captain Mal Reynolds! So, happy birthday to our favourite show and our favourite outlaw. I suggest imbibing copious amounts of Blue Sun sake* to celebrate!**

*This blog post sponsored by Blue Sun.

 

 

Live life with Blue Sun!

**This blog does not condone underage drinking. Please enjoy your legal alcoholic beverages responsibly.

The Avenging Firefly


Sounds like a crappy super hero, but really it’s just my lame attempt at a punny yet informative title.

So, basically I just wanted to geek out over the upcoming The Avengers film a little more, and this footage from the Oscars red carpet gave me the perfect opportunity!

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:626623

So, basically, awesome. I mean, we all knew Joss was a ninja, but how exciting is it to hear it from someone as kick ass as Jeremy Renner? I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m thrilled that he’s been cast as Hawkeye. Granted, that’s mostly just because I remember him fondly as Penn from the Angel episode ‘Somnambulist,’ and also as Detective Walsh in The Unusuals. (Great show! Never watched it? You should!) Still and all, The Avengers is sure to be incredible, and I am bursting with excitement.

And…I’m over it. On to other matters: Firefly. (This is where you pretend to act surprised and try not to roll your eyes too pointedly.) Now, Browncoats all around the world have heard about the Science Channel’s airing of the series, which begins 6th March of this year, and Browncoats all around the world (myself included) have voiced their excitement. However, many (again, myself included) have also expressed concern. We all remember how Fox aired the episodes out of order and didn’t even bother showing three episodes, right? And what if the Science Channel made that same mistake??

Fear not, gentle readers, for the Science Channel will be airing Firefly in full, starting with the pilot–it’s not that hard a concept, Fox–and including ‘Trash,’ ‘The Message,’ and ‘Heart of Gold,’ which were not aired as part of the original series run. Rejoice!

And, if that’s not enough awesome for you in one post, ladies and gentleman, the musical stylings of Boba Fett:

Don’t say I never gave you anything.

I Would Never Use This Soap


‘Genuine A-grade soapstuffs. Protein, vitamins, certified pure essential oils. One of these’ll wash a family for a month. Longer, if they don’t like their kids too well…’

Image of Alliance Soap Bar

That’s right folks, some ingenuitive Browncoat has created the best of the best here: strawberry scented soap in the shape of an alliance nutrient bar. The amount of win contained in this little beauty is hard to fathom. Plus, it’ll leave you looking shiny.

Still, I’d never use it. I didn’t support unification OR their personal hygiene habits, gorram it!

But, if you’re interested, I suppose I won’t hold it against you. You can buy the soap here.

Cape Fringe


The Fringe Cape, the Cape of Fringe…I don’t know where I’m going with this. But clearly, this post is going to be about The Cape and Fringe.

First, The Cape, because I did promise.

So, from a visual standpoint, I’m pretty pleased. Yes, the special effects are truly pitiful, but I really like Vince’s costume:

(and his face–what? Who said that?)

Also, I’m loving the intro. It’s so comic book-licious.

Not surprisingly, the show is pretty high on the cheese factor. I’m getting incredibly sick of the random flashbacks to happier days. It was appropriate for the sequence in “Tarot” when Vince was on the verge of death by poisoning, but it lived on into the next episode, and I’m not pleased with that. The dialogue could use some help as well, but David Lyons (Vince) and Summer Glau (Orwell) carry it well. As per usual, I’m impressed with Summer’s overall performance and, heavy handed as it was, I loved the scene in “KOZMO” in which she performed on the tissue, superimposed with Chess’s ballerina music box. (Can anyone guess who Orwell really is? God, I’m like Sherlock Holmes.)

I think it’s become a rule of television that Summer Glau must do something ballet related in every role she takes. Quite right, television gods. Quite right.

Don’t believe me?

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B (in awesome fan-vid form): 

Exhibit C:

Enough about The Cape. Clearly, I’m on a Fringe kick lately, so let’s continue that, shall we? And let’s continue it in the form of everyone’s favourite rant: FOX is evil!

You may have heard of FOX’s Friday night death slot. It’s where they like to shove their sci-fi shows and then feign shock when those shows  fail and have to be cancelled. Let’s recount all the brilliant sci-fi shows on FOX that have found themselves in that slot (it’s an abridged list, because I’ve only included the shows I care about. You’re reading my blog, expect bias.):

Dark Angel (2000-2002) 

Firefly (2002-2003) 

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009)

Dollhouse (2009-2010)

Well, now Fringe has entered the death slot, and I can already see FOX digging the show’s grave. So unfair. SO not cool. So FOX. That should just be an adjective from now on. Like, when the Terminator killed Kyle Reese? That was so FOX. When Anakin Skywalker murdered all those Padawan learners? Totally FOX.

I’d call this a productive post. Do me a favour and add FOX to your lexicon. Good night and good luck!

Firefly Shenanigans


Haven’t had enough of Firefly? Yeah, neither have I. That’s why I make a point of watching every. single. bit. of panel footage I can get my hands on. Oh YouTube, thou hast served me well….

But, since I couldn’t possibly link to all of the fantastic footage fans have taken of the Firefly crew at conventions over the years (wow, what a mouthful!), I’m just going to show you the latest in a series of panels that nearly made me wet myself.

Here on P0serge3k for a limited time (I’m just kidding, it’ll be here forEVER), I present to you Dragon Con 2010: Firefly Panel parts 1 and 2:

I couldn’t stop laughing. I was also very impressed with the quality of the footage. Usually the audience member can’t get a very good seat, or there’s a lot of ambient sound, or the camera shakes so much that I get queasy. But this was very watchable. Double rainbow all the way, in the words of Captain Fillion, er Nathan Reynolds, er–Oh, you know what I mean!

The panel is, of course, much longer than what you see above. If you’re interested in watching the rest, see it compliments of TFAWvideos on YouTube.

Can’t stop the signal!

It’s Hard to Pick Just One


In light of this gargantuan poll by SFX: http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/08/18/sfx-200-poll-results/ I’ve decided to let everyone in on my top pick for each of the SFX Top 200 Characters Poll categories.

Let’s begin:

Favourite Robots & Androids
K9 (Doctor Who) K9 (courtesy of BBC )

Favourite Monsters, Supernatural Beings & Fantasy Creatures
Dream/Morpheus (Sandman)

Dream (courtesy of Chronicle Books)

Favourite Superheroes & Comic-Book Characters
Batman

Batman (courtesy of studiodaily)

Favourite Alien
Spock (Star Trek)

Spock (courtesy of nerdles)

Favourite Sages, Mentors And Boffins
Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

Giles (courtesy of SFX)

Favourite Villains
The Joker (Batman)

Joker (courtesy of MovieHole)

Favourite Anti-Heroes, Accidental Good Guys And Dodgy Do-Gooders
Doctor Horrible (Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog) Dr. H (courtesy of SFX)

Favourite Vampires
Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel)

Spike (courtesy of TVsquad)

Favourite Hero
**Okay, this one is extremely difficult, so it’s going to have to be a tie. I made the rules, I’m allowed to break them!**
Doctor Who

Dr. Who (courtesy of SFX)
and
Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly)

Mal (courtesy of examiner.com)

Favourite Heroin
**Of course, I’m going to go with my namesake–wouldn’t you?**
Sarah Jane Smith (Doctor Who and The Sarah Jane Adventures) SJS and Four (courtesy of 21 PIMLICO )

Who would win…?


The stakes are a little higher than when Angel and Spike debated a battle between a caveman and an astronaut (please read the transcript http://vrya.net/bdb/clip.php?clip=5886), but similar hilarity ensues:

http://io9.com/5601031/whod-win-a-battle-between-a-klingon-battlecruiser-and-the-death-star-we-found-out

I would also like to draw attention to the three best comments on that article:
1. Naro27 says, “Voltron Death Star”
2. CFinWV-in purple I am says, “Winner: River Tam. (There, fixed it.)”
3. Burke says, “And Serenity would win over everybody because they’d just lure everybody into fighting each other, then Wash would pilot them thru the melee and…

oh wait… Wash is…

ah crap, nevermind. “