Firefly: Letting go…

One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a long time now is put an official closer on my earlier Firefly entries. So let’s do it.

I saw Serenity a while back when it was still in the theaters, and I did really like it. However, when I walked out it was clear to me that it was over. I don’t exactly know why I felt that way, but I did. Maybe it was the character deaths in the movie, maybe it was the fact that the movie seemed to compress what should have been at least a season or more worth of episodes into two hours, maybe it was the fact that Firefly was really designed to be on the small screen and just didn’t translate well enough to the big screen. I don’t know. Either way, the movie didn’t seem to do well enough to really keep the whole thing going, which is a shame, but there you are — at least we did get an idea of where a bunch of the ongoing sub-plots were headed. Those of you who don’t want to give up hope, head on over to www.fireflyseason2.com.

Since it usually comes up when discussing Firefly, I’ll also mention that I finally gave up on Battlestar Galactica. Now, I know lots of people absolutely love BG. I’m not telling you you’re wrong. I’m just saying that for some reason for me, it just didn’t do it. That’s the way things go.

Next up is going to see V for Vendetta. The trailers look as if they kept a lot of the storyline from the graphic novel. Will this be the first Alan Moore adaptation not to suck? We’ll see…

3 thoughts on “Firefly: Letting go…

  1. Matt McGuire

    It saddens me to see a great show like this get screwed, mostly because it was never on in a standard time slot. I had a hard time finding it while it was on Fox. Then they killed it, just like Futurama. I sometimes get the feeling there is a bubble headed idiot running programming there, and if that person doesn’t understand the show, they move it around till it dies. But will not let another network pick it up, like Sci-Fi for Firefly or Cartoon network for Furturama. I don’t understand why they would kill these smart shows and let mental midget shows like the OC, and the Family Guy remain. I’m sorry to those who are fans of these IQ vacuums, but I can’t grasp the enjoyment of these.

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  2. MarcelG

    Hi,

    I’ve also given up on BG. I grew up with the original series, so maybe i’m not part of the target audience.

    But the filming style is the main thing I dislike, trying to make it something it isn’t it.

    But I appriciate the effort they made.

    I agree with the previous poster, there must be a third force trying to drive out al quality sci-fi. The golden years are over, in film, tv en books…

    Maybe an alien force is silently taking over.

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