Monday, September 26, 2005 11:07 AM
I'm One of the Chosen
I have a confession to make and I hope I don't get my geek card pulled for it. I totally missed the series Joss Whedon's Firefly when it was being shown on Fox back in 2002. I didn't even know it existed! Here I was, struggling through the first season of Enterprise (which I later learned to like, then love) and there is a perfectly wonderful series on another station I was not even marginally aware of!
Ahh, but redemption is at hand. This summer I "discovered" Firefly because the put it where I could not miss it--right infront of my usual Friday night fare of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and the truly space-opera paradigm shifting Battlestar Galactica!
Firefly is an excellent show. It feels like a western transferred to outerspace with plenty of dust, action, and living by one's wits. The character development is very well done and the actors do a great job.
All summer long the show has been sporting ads about impending movie based on the series named after the show's spaceship, Serenity. As the September 30th release has been getting nearer, I have been getting more and more excited about it. I love to go to the theater to see Space and Science Fiction movies on the big screen with the big sound. I can't wait!
Then a blogger's dream come true! One of the mailing lists I belong to posted a link for a registration to be selected to go see a pre-screening of the Serenity movie before the September 30th premiere! I need to post a synopsis here and show up at the theater to be eligible. Then they request I discuss the movie, good or bad, here on my blog. I can do that!
Here is the synopsis:
Joss Whedon, the Oscar - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
If any Kansas City bloggers are going to this as well, let's meet up after to say hey!
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