Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Scott Hertzog and Jonathan Colbon
Podcast length: 1:01:01
This time on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, we’re very pleased to welcome Scott Hertzog from The Scifi Diner Podcast, and he’s helping us discuss Firefly, the one season wonder from Joss Whedon.
On this episode we talk about how Firefly was launched, then botched by Fox, adopted by loyal fans and became the first TV show to inspire a full length movie after the TV series was cancelled.
Though it ran less than one full season, Firefly has cemented itself into the hearts of Sci-Fi Fans. With strong character development, exceptional dialogue and a unique Sci-Fi Cowboys in Space premise, Firefly showed us a very different and very plausible vision of the future. Even though the series was aired out of sequence and the full season was not shown, Firefly capture the imagination of Sci-Fi fans and will long be remember as one of the best Sci-Fi shows ever created.
It’s difficult to find anything significantly wrong with Firefly. We nitpicked a spell about how the Reavers could be insane cannibal monsters and still pilot spacecraft. There was a general consensus that the series (with the original cast) won’t come back, but there may be more story to tell through comics, books and even a new series with a new cast set in the future…but we won’t hold our breath.
It’s difficult to be completely objective about Firefly, but if one were to step back and look at the show on a whole, they’d likely conclude that Firefly is one the best Sci-Fi TV programs to every grace the airwaves. Were it not for the poor treatment by Fox, Firefly could have last many more seasons and reached a much wider audience. As it stands, there’s a certain perfection about one great season and one great movie. Buy them both and be prepared to loan them out and buy more, Firefly is that good.
A defeated rebel and his rag tag band of misfits take to the stars to earn a living, criminal or otherwise, while avoiding interference from the overpowering Alliance. When they take on two new crew members who turn out to be fugitives from the Alliance, it become ever more difficult to eek out a living in the ‘verse.
Nathan Fillion – Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds
Gina Torres – Zoe Washburn
Alan Tudyk – Hoban ‘Wash’ Washburne
Morena Baccarin – Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin – Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite – Kaylee Fye
Ron Glass – Shepherd Book
Sean Maher – Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau – River Tam
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