Friday, February 18, 2011

Firefly returns

Firefly is airing on the Science Channel starting March 6th. EW has a brief interview with star Nathan Fillion, who says "yes, yes" he would make more Firefly goodness if he could. The series will air with science comments by physicist Dr. Michio Kaku... Not sure that's really necessary. I mean, come on, how is Dr. Kaku going to explain Kaylee's super-duper twisty-turny engine thingy in scientific terms? In fact, the last thing Firefly had going for it was science. It had gritty ambience and lovable characters. It had Nathan Fillion. It had funky props and an actual dining room table - on a spaceship, for god's sake. It had life. Did I mention it had Nathan Fillion? Once, it even had naked Nathan Fillion.

If you've never seen Firefly, you must watch it now. No excuses. It's that shiny. Standout episodes are "Serenity" (created as the first episode, although it aired out of order), "Out of Gas", and "Ariel". Then of course there's the movie Serenity. It's a real shame this show belonged to Fox instead of a minor channel that would've accepted its lower ratings and given it a chance. When he should've been writing season six of Firefly, Joss Whedon was instead writing Dollhouse, which was kind of nasty.

6 comments:

MCPlanck said...

Don't you have a dining table on your spaceship? :D

Elias said...

I'll be in my bunk...watching DVR'd episodes of Firefly on my iphone after they air on the Science Channel! Shiny! I can't wait, anything that puts a little more Firefly out into the 'Verse is a good thing in my opinion. Remember the first time you watched it? Just think, right now, out there somewhere, is a browncoat-in-waiting, some scared little noob who has not yet been bombarded by the slightly greasy solar atoms of awesomeness that is Captain Mal Reynolds. Somewhere this shaky-legged doe-eyed bumpkin, eyes still squinting from the sun, mewling for it's bottle, is going to watch Firefly for the very first time, in the order it was intended, AND in full-bang HD. Oh how I envy the smooth, unwrinkled surface of their brain, to once more get to experience for the first time ever the Verse with all those Chinese curse-words and meeting Jane for the first time. AT least I have DISH, though, and will be able to watch episodes on my phone whenever I want, thanks to TV Everywhere.

Sara Creasy said...

I forgot, I do have a dining table on my spaceship!

Sara Creasy said...

Elias, what is TV Everywhere and why don't I have it? We can't even get Hulu in Australia.

Tiffany said...

Once again, I'm wishing that I had a tv. I'm a huge firefly fan and really wish that Fox would have given that show the time it really deserved.

twelvedaysold said...

I occasionally try to talk my husband into getting a tattoo that's in an inconspicuous area for me. And I ALWAYS say "Nathan Fillion had one on that episode of Firefly." I still don't think he's buying it.