Serenity

BOOK REVIEW: “Serenity - The Official Visual Companion” by Joss Whedon (2005)

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Once upon a time there was a show called “Firefly” which was too brilliant and beautiful to live, and so it died. Like many genre shows before it and since, it was banished to the Fox Friday Night Death Slot to quietly starve for want of sustenance. Even then, it didn’t die fast enough for its master’s liking, so they put a bullet in its head and never even bothered to air the last three episodes. Two years later, the show rose from the dead, transformed in to a big screen movie; the first - it was hoped - of many.

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COMICS THAT NO ONE GIVES A CRAP ABOUT #4: “Serenity: Those Left Behind” (2005)

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“Firefly” was the best completely new SF show of the 21st century. Not a reboot, not a re-imagining, not a fantasy, and not clearly cribbing from any other show on TV. Imagine! A show that isn’t just like every other show, whoda’thunk it? But because it was brilliant and untested, the television gods were angered, and prophesied that it should be consigned to the outer darkness of the FOX network, amidst wailing and gnashing of teeth, and occasional pitchforkings from network suits with nothing better to do.

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(Belated)MOVIE REVIEWS: “Serenity” (2005)

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Just re-watched this movie and I just can’t help being disappointed by it. I realize that’s heresy since I loved the series beyond any limit of what is considered socially acceptable, but there you are.

Having pondered it a bit for a while now, I think there's no single cause, but probably a lot of tiny one that by themselves would be unnoticeable:
* The soundtrack was done by someone different from the TV show, and made use of no themes from the show, excepting a 15 second audio cameo in the very end of the credit roll. The STYLE of the music is different, too.

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