Raw Thought

by Aaron Swartz


Movie poster

So Buffy ran its course, Angel got canceled, and Firefly saw its untimely demise. But all is not over for Joss Whedon — Firefly is back, this time in the for of the feature film Serenity. Along with the rest of the diehard Joss Whedon fans, I’m on the edge of my seat. By all accounts the film is going to be amazing.

In this time of increasing polarization between left and right blogospheres, of endless politically-tinged cultural crticism, it’s more important to see some pop culture we can unite behind. That’s why it’s nice to see that the leading blogs of the right and those of the left can get behind this film, with impressive marketing finesse. Here’s how the film is described:

Joss Whedon, the Oscar — and Emmy — nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 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.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have managed to nab two tickets to a preview screening here in Boston! The place is practically alive with buzz over this thing — family, friends, random folks at parties are all talking about it. I’ll be sure to tell you all about how great it was after I see it.

For more information, including the trailer, check out the Serenity website.

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September 24, 2005


nice job pimping :) I too got tickets (the blogger giveaway) for Monday in Los Angeles. I shall be pimping too.

I think the thing about Firefly is it aimed for hard-sci fi, with actual explanations for various matters of science, and enough “future” to explain for some things i never explained (gravity matching on the colonized outer planets for instance, or terraforming).

posted by ethan on September 26, 2005 #

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