Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Firefly

I can't think of anything bad to say about this series, aside from wishing that there was more, and that the River backstory could have unfolded in due time instead of all at once. I'd also like to see Inara naked (my GF even thinks she's hot). Hell, River too - she has that Fifth Element weirdo ninja quality about her to make up for whatever making up they did to have her look screwed up. Great character - she's Wolverine, Dr. Xavier, Snake Eyes, Carrie, John Nash, Robocop, and Tetsuo rolled into one.

They paid homage to so many great series' of the past that I don't know where to begin, the dialogue was very good, and the acting was good enough that I was sucked into watching the entire thing over 2 days while working at the same time.

A++

2 comments:

Rowr said...

Yah I loved that series too. Wish I could get the mister to like sci fi more. I also love BSG, you should check that out if you haven't already. :D oh, and of course the Firefly movie: Serenity.

Duke said...

Yah saw Serenity at the end of it, figured it was as good as they could do in 2 hours to rush all the plot lines ahead to some sort of conclusion.

The strength was really in the characters and not necessarily the setting. Like, the story was basically "Han Solo." But this Han definitely shot first since the other guy never even got a shot off.

BSG next, I'm guessing. I've heard good things about that too.