Monday, March 17, 2008
I love Firefly!
I am a fan of most Sci-fi shows. If it has aliens in it, I will give it a try. Even my book is about aliens, even though it all takes place on earth. SO when my sister told me about a short lived series called Firefly. I thought I would give it a try. The writer is Joss Whedon, who wrote the Buffy the Vampire series. Unlike Buffy that has enjoyed an average amount of season, Firefly only lasted one. Don't let that fool you into thinking it is not a great show. Just remember sometimes TV producers are just plain dumb! That one season was enough to gather such a strong fan base that when it was canceled there was enough protest for them to end up making a major motion picture: Serenity.
The series and the Movie take place in the future when earth as we know it can not hold the population increase and so people set out to find another star system for humans. They find a solar system and terraform several planets and moons. The inner planets form the Alliance. But many of the outer planets are renegade planets.
The funnest things about this series besides the incredible writing and Witty characters, is that there are no aliens on it. Everyone is human. There is a huge mixture of Chinese culture in it, which if you think about it, China is a huge nation that is already starting to have a major influence in the world markets today. Just think what it would be like in the future. And these people are all forming new worlds, on many desert planets so it has an old west feel as well.
The stories revolve around Captain Malcolm Reynolds and his crew on the Serenity which is a Firefly class ship. This show has it all. Humor, Romance, Drama. I just re watched the movie and I still cried. It is just so good. SO if you are looking for a fun series, that you don't have to commit too much time to, try it out. I have the movie if anyone wants to borrow it!