Thank you, Joe

Last night was a blast. Thanks to Joe, I had the opportunity to see a preview screening of Serenity, the Firefly movie. If you don’t know what Firefly is, it’s a space western tv series by the creator of Buffy, Joss Whedon. Only it’s about ten times better than Buffy. I was a little excited to see the movie, but having seen it, I am now really excited to see it again (in late September). I expected it to be good. It was great. I was amazed at how bold it was, I enjoyed the economy of the storytelling (one scene was about 3 seconds long and consisted of one line: “Define ‘disappeared,'” and there was nothing missing from the series. One of the stars of the show, Jewel Tait(?) who plays “Kaylee” the mechanic, was on hand to answer aggravating nerd questions (I was reminded of Homer saying “you nerds! He’s trying to save you money on long distance!”), and she said if enough people go and see it there could be a sequel. It is definitely worth a second or third screening for me, so I heartily recommend that you go see it when it comes out. And it would help if you saw the series. I might just go out and buy the DVD set so that all my friends can borrow it and watch, and to support Firefly in general. Awesome. Thanks again, Joe.

2 Replies to “Thank you, Joe”

  1. Just a note: Future Shop has a special on FOX DVD sets — buy two and get $20 off — *and* on Firefly itself ($10 off the $55 price). Find someone else who wants to buy Firefly and go get the two together and split the cost and it works out to $40 each with tax.

    Glad you loved it. It was my second viewing and it was even better the second time. I’ll certainly be watching it again on September 30th, with as many new converts to Firefly as I can create between now and then.

    Serenity is one of the best sci-fi movies ever, and I hope it gets recognition as such.

  2. I want to get a copy for my Dad, so let’s split that thang. Tuesday? I’m planning on going Tuesday to pick up Danger 50K Volts anyhow, so…

    And thanks Joe, that was an awesome evening!

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