I’d have Joss Whedon’s baby, if I were into that kind of thing.

I enjoyed Serenity that much.

It is based on Whedon‘s cancelled-by-idiots Firefly series. You don’t need to see Firefly to get the movie, but it will be more fun if you have.

I can forgive you for not watching the show the first time around. It was on for all of ten minutes or so, and then it was shown out of order. I didn’t watch it either. It was only fourteen episodes, and sci-fi as western space opera is easy to dismiss. Honestly — it is.

Only nothing Joss Whedon does should be dismissed.

I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to see Firefly, knowing that it expected someone watching it to have a brain and want to use it. If that alone weren’t enough, there’s the darkly humorous bits. The tough chicks who kick ass. Actual (not pretend) family values. Plus, a truly beautiful space hooker who is so enchanting it is just wrong and tacky to call her a whore.

All of which is playing on a movie screen near you right now, with bonus clever visual riffs on the original Star Wars movies. And really, when is the last time you saw a smart, funny, kickass space flick you could enjoy while using your brain?

3 thoughts on “I’d have Joss Whedon’s baby, if I were into that kind of thing.

  1. Other readers of this blog may think I oughta be glad she’s NOT “into that kind of thing”, but obviously she’ll try anything to keep me from demanding we see it again tomorrow…won’t work, either, though I won’t go as far as the baby-thing (I’d save that for Spike…just kidding, honey.)

  2. I can’t wait to see Serenity! I was a huge fan of the series, and just bought the Firefly DVD, which has some interesting “behind the scenes” commentary. It’s obvious that the entire cast and crew felt that the series was something special.

    I read in the paper this morning that Serenity was the number two movie this past weekend. Wouldn’t it be great if the powers-that-be decided to bring it back as a regular series!

  3. oh i loved firefly. huge closet sci-fi/fantasy nerd that I am, that show so sufficiently scratched a certain itch, i’d stay home on fridays just to watch it. shh. . . i’ve told NO one. p.s. can’t wait to see serenity!

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