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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Oct 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Best Ever!



Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian07 Oct 2017 5:23 p.m. PST

I just finished watching all of the episodes. Very well done, excellent characters, a few flaws, wish it hadn't been cancelled before the end of Season 1…

goragrad08 Oct 2017 3:31 a.m. PST


Dynaman878908 Oct 2017 5:16 a.m. PST

The movie is excellent as well. "I'm a leaf on the wind…"

Personal logo Mardaddy Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2017 8:41 a.m. PST

Have to call its cancellation one of the biggest modern missteps in entertainment executive decisions.

The rest of the cast and the creator were all so talented they got hired on for so many projects afterward, by the time the fanbase made clear the mistake, it was too late to relaunch the series. Proof of how magical the potential was, and how we must appreciate those gems we do get both EARLY and LOUDLY to prevent a repeat.

JOHN CSONKA08 Oct 2017 8:44 a.m. PST

Dark matter is a good replacement I feel.


Captain Gideon08 Oct 2017 1:45 p.m. PST

I saw it but didn't care for it Farscape was far better as well as Star Trek and Babylon 5.

chromedog09 Oct 2017 12:43 a.m. PST

@Dynaman8789 – don't worry, I'm sure the bloodstains from that harpoon will come out in the wash …

(and don't give me any of that "too soon, bro" Bleeped text.
It's been 10 years, plenty of time to get over it.

Dynaman878909 Oct 2017 7:02 a.m. PST

too soon bro! :)

lugal hdan09 Oct 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Dark Matter also got canned. :(

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

Ohh. Didn't know Dark Matter got the axe. It could be confusing, but I watched it. I kept mixing the plots of Dark Matter and Killjoys.

goragrad09 Oct 2017 5:39 p.m. PST

Will be interesting to see what happens with 'The Expanse.'

Dar Matter was decent, but not 'Firefly'…

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP12 Oct 2017 8:23 p.m. PST

Love the series, did not care for the movie (I am of the IDNH group on that one).

Alas, we have lost Shepherd Book, but there's otherwise no reason the series couldn't be continued "a few years later," or even between Book's leaving and the events of the film (though personally, I'd just drop the film as "apocryphal." It never really resolved the whole "hands of blue" aspect, much less the question of Book's past.*)

*Yes, I know about the graphic novels and their explanation of Book's history. My take on that is, it ain't canon if it ain't on a TV screen, and even that's subject to change.

kabrank13 Oct 2017 2:33 a.m. PST

Actually loosing Wash was a big blow too

Ghostrunner13 Oct 2017 11:41 a.m. PST

*Yes, I know about the graphic novels and their explanation of Book's history. My take on that is, it ain't canon if it ain't on a TV screen, and even that's subject to change.

Ron Glass asked for some explanation from JW about Book's backstory, and the result was the 'Shepherd's Tale' comic, which frankly was at odds at some things we saw on screen.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

I should have been clearer that by "losing Shepherd Book," I actually meant the loss of the actor, Ron Glass, not the character. My thought for the series would be to either set it between the last moment of the series and the movie, so Wash is still around, or to simply ignore the events of the film completely and continue from a point of a few more years moseying about the 'Verse.

catavar23 Oct 2017 6:57 p.m. PST

Good actor. Enjoyed his work. He will be missed.

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