Regular readers of the blog are saying to themselves right now: "it's about time. Why did it take you 266 days to get to Firefly?"
Then again, some would say this about Doctor Who, and you are not going to see any Doctor Who stuff on this site. I can't watch everything. I have to draw the line somewhere. Heck, I cannot even watch what I have in my possession to watch let alone getting new things I don't have and are not that interested in despite all the insane pestering from the Doctor Who-ful-faithfuls.
Firefly is in another league as far as I am concerned.
This is a nifty shirt, innit?
Though I am a huge Joss fan, owing to the genius of Toy Story and then Buffy the Vampire Slayer (see T-shirt #170), I was not possessed of abundant time when Firefly came out. I recorded it, and then I lost the recordings. I had to wait for the DVDs and an illness to discover the wonderful joyland of joyful love that is Firefly. I came down with the Collegiate NerfHerder Oozing Sludge Fever, and all I could do for a few days was lie around and watch TV. Oooh, let's watch Firefly. Due to some genius thing, I already owned the Serenity movie as well as the DVD set of the short first and only season. What a wonderful way to pass through my illness of the time.
Regular readers will also expect me to write a huge, complex, involved love letter to this late great (and much too short) TV series. But that's not in the cards for tonight.
If you have seen Firefly, you know why it's great.
If you have not seen Firefly, nothing I say will make it any greater for you than just watching. It's fourteen episodes and a movie. Not a huge time commitment.
I have collected some great links as the fan community online for Firefly are rabid and passionate. Check out those resources, plus some articles on stupid rumors, such as Joss Whedon selling Firefly to Nathan Fillon. Horse hockey! I also added a few nifty pictures.
If you have not seen Firefly, go GET IT. Right now. Stop reading and go. It's worth it.
But before I close, I have some thoughts about the Future, which is now the Present.
A FEW THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FUTURE THAT IS NOW THE PRESENT
It is not yet second nature for me to to go to Google when I have to look up something.
My step daughter wanted a Sylvia Plath quote on a Christmas gift.
It's not yet second nature for me to make a Google search. My first thought is going through my Plath books and trying to locate an old poetry journal where I had scrawled a great quote from the Bell Jar, while reading it in a hotel bathroom in the middle of the night on Mackinaw Island. I still remember the cold, white tile.
It was quite some time before it dawned on me that all I needed to do was a Google search for some nifty Sylvia Plath quotes. Done and more done.
This is akin to the time, not long ago, I saw a student take a picture of the wipe board in the classroom with her phone rather than TAKING NOTES. I was a bit offended, and then I realized that this was a really good idea.
But then, I am still old school. I prefer searching through books. I like taking notes.
The Future is here and it's not like what I thought it would be. Back when I read The Bell Jar and all of Sylvia Plath's poetry like any well-read college student, back in the early 1980s, I knew that computers were going to become more common place. I knew the personal computer was coming. But I did not see the handheld phone/computer revolution. And neither did so many SF writers and filmmakers. Computers were bulky things, and handhelds were like small trays not like remote control size.
And things that were envisioned, like flying cars and personal jet packs, are not here. I don't have one. Revised futures keep us on the ground and our cars on the pavement. Really that makes sense. Even in Firefly, there's cars and in some cases, horses, which are much more reliable as vehicles than either flying cars or jet packs.
CAN'T TAKE THE SKY - A FIREFLY SITE
FIREFLY FANS ON FACEBOOK
THE SIGNAL -SERENITY - FIREFLY
JOSS WHEDON SHUTS DOWN FAN CAMPAIGN TO REBOOT FIREFLY
JOSS WHEDON ON KICKSTARTER AND FIREFLY
FIVE REASONS YOU SHOULD WATCH FIREFLY
(even after all this time)
FIREFLY AND THE REAL BATTLE OF SERENITY
FIREFLY'S 15 BEST CHINESE CURSES AND HOW TO SAY THEM
If the image above makes no sense, then you have not watched Firefly yet.
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- chris tower - 1312.12 - 18:28