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« on: December 06, 2009, 03:44:02 AM »

Firefly is one of those shows that lasted long enough to tell a good story, even if it could have lasted a lot longer.

My favourite episode is "Out of Gas", the first episode I actually saw, when Firefly was actually on the air even.  The deathly silence and isolation of space was hit spot on in this one, and it sold me instantly.  After I saw more of the series, I came to better appreciate the backstory sequences. "The Message" says a fair bit about Mal and Zoe's past, as does "Safe" for River and Simon.  The bits we hear about the rest of the gang come from "Out of Gas".  I especially liked how Kaylee got the job.

As far as the film goes, I liked it, but the victory was pyrrhic.  "Objects in Space" did a lot more to end the show emotionally
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« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 01:30:58 PM »

The movie was ok, but in a lot of ways the things that made the series so charming were lost in the movie.
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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 03:07:30 PM »

Exactly; the soundtrack for the film was too much industrial and not enough country/folk.  That was what I missed most about the whole thing.  And the tack-on of a supporting character didn't really endear me to the movie, either.
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 03:39:29 PM »

When the show was on, I watched it every chance I got, but I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that it was a western/sci-fi. It actually took the movie to convert me. Now I've got the first release Special Edition of the movie, the series and the ship ornament.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 03:48:08 PM »

I kind of liked that it was essentially a horse opera in space.  It amused me.  jack_cool
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2010, 08:56:48 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 07:16:02 PM »

In light of SFDebris' review, BUMP.

"Out of Gas" remains my favourite in a number of ways.  If I were to order them all in roughly the order I like them, though:

  • Out of Gas
  • Serenity, the pilot
  • Shindig
  • Jaynestown
  • Our Mrs. Reynolds
  • War Stories
  • Ariel
  • The Train Job
  • Serenity, the film
  • Heart of Gold
  • Trash
  • Bushwhacked
  • Safe
  • The Message
  • Objects in Space
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