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posted by [personal profile] mmoa_writes at 11:50pm on 25/10/2011 under ,
 Just taking a break from some math and by some strange sort of miracle found some episodes of the generally highly esteemed Firefly online (without having to go through any dodgy looking sites). Good Lord but it's mediocre. At first I thought it was terrible but then I remembered I'd sat through all six episodes of the BBCs sci-fi series 'Outcasts' which was truly, bizarrely terrible. That and the fact that I did come in with nonsensically high hopes, expecting a sort of Mad Men in space type thing ( It's alright Dr. Who, all is forgiven on your emotional blackmailer of a score and cliched dramatisms (that's not a real word, I know but it's late and I've forgotten the term for the tricks you use to induce suspense/boredom in your audience) I mean, the Doctor thinks fezes are cool. That nigh well covers a multitude of sins in my book).

Of course I will finish watching it. It'll give me something to think (and then write) about. Like why I should never become a writer. The idea of some pretentious hack blogger ripping one's baby to shreds almost brings me to tears.

Still, perhaps I shouldn't feel too sorry for Joss Whedon. It seems most people dug it.


Maybe I should check out Babylon 5 which everyone says is amazing. Or maybe I should just stick to the sci-fi in my head.

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posted by [personal profile] holyschist at 03:19am on 26/10/2011
I dunno about other people (although Whedon definitely has a lot of fans who think he is the Second Feminist Coming and can do no wrong), but I mainly love Firefly for its potential more than what it actually was.

I am pretty darn fond of Wash and Zoe, though.
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posted by [personal profile] mmoa_writes at 10:25pm on 26/10/2011
They are interesting characters and I like their dynamic (there just don't seem to be enough decent married characters around on TV. Everyone's either unhappy about it or about to break it). I really like the ideas behind the futuristic world he's built but the execution just seems a little clumsy and clunky... too on the nose. Maybe it needed some more time to mature. Like wine.

As I said, I still have yet to finish the series. I may end up changing my mind!
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posted by [personal profile] holyschist at 10:39pm on 26/10/2011
*nods*

I feel like it would have been a much better show if developed by someone who knew something about China, and took the trouble to think out a plausible future universe dominated by a China-UK-US Alliance. Unfortunately, Whedon mostly wanted to be able to have actors cuss on air in bad Mandarin, with some "Chinese flavor" thrown in for window dressing. Idea cool, but execution...badly thought out.

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