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Tango0103 Feb 2021 8:56 p.m. PST


"About 15 years had passed since I last spent time aboard the Serenity with Mal, Zoe, Wash, and the gang. But with plenty of free evenings during a global pandemic, I decided it was time to take another journey into the Verse and bring my adoring wife along for the ride. Oddly enough, she had never seen the show—even though her name is Jayne.

Like many of us, I didn't watch Firefly when it was first on TV in 2002. Instead, I caught up with it on DVD a few months before creator Joss Whedon released the movie version, Serenity, in 2005. Instantly, I fell in love with the show and the film; the characters, the world, the language, all of it was so exciting. Somehow it was fun and fresh, but also familiar. In the years since, my memories of the show got diluted into a few tiny pieces, many of which were driven by the movie and the franchise's very outgoing fans at Comic-Con…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2021 11:38 p.m. PST

Never saw it.

Only have watched Serenity.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian03 Feb 2021 11:43 p.m. PST

Only watched the series, years afterward. Very good in terms of writing and characters, inconsistent as they kept changing to try to please management/find an audience. At time, very silly sci-fantasy instead of hard sci-fi.

Personal logo Editor Katie The Editor of TMP03 Feb 2021 11:49 p.m. PST

From the Gizmodo website.

Huscarle04 Feb 2021 3:32 a.m. PST

My 2nd favourite Sci-fi show, and I only found out about it after it had been canned. Great characters, warts & all thumbs up

dick garrison04 Feb 2021 4:21 a.m. PST

Sorry, I've tried on several occasions to try and watch Firefly, as it has got some good actors, and it's the sort of thing I usually love, and people rave about it.

But I just cant get into it.

RudyNelson04 Feb 2021 7:30 a.m. PST

Enjoyed it then and have the videos to watch over.
Only a few SciFi that I have not watched. Worst is Discovery which I am currently watching anyway since it is on network. But I refuse to pay extra to watch it.

Loved Farscape, Lex, and Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Expanse, Invaders and others.

Personal logo BAMeyer Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Feb 2021 9:54 a.m. PST


pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2021 11:22 a.m. PST

Firefly is my favorite sci-fi show, although BS Galactica (new one) and Expanse are very close. Firefly had so many possibilities…

Tango0104 Feb 2021 12:22 p.m. PST



bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2021 11:06 p.m. PST

Watch it when it started and loved every second of it.

Heedless Horseman09 Feb 2021 12:06 a.m. PST

I like Firefly. Should have been more of it, but 'Serenity' was an excellent wrap. Too many series don't get this…or are 'botched'…re BSG, GOT!
I do find the VERY 'Western' bits a little jarring, but I can accept it.
Where Firefly excelled, was in the interaction and dialog within the cast. They 'just fitted', perfectly.
I never bothered with 'Buffy', Joss Wheedon's fame-maker, as it seemed 'silly' and a bit 'girly', at the time. In a moment of, (drunken!), internet madness, I bought the set… and it sat, un-watched for years. Recently, out of boredome, I started it. I could not 'get away' with the 'rubber faces' or rather daft 'monsters'… but, again, the interaction, dialog, and SOME characters sucked me in and I really did not want it to finish.
If only, Joss Wheedon's, (probably not-serious?), 'bid' for a continuation of TTSCC Had been taken up… Oh Well.

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