Friday, October 01, 2010

Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled

Easy. Firefly.  They canceled it before it really got started. 

Sure, I'd love to have had another season of Angel -- it had just refound its stride when it was canceled.  And sure, I'd love more Nero Wolfe adventures.  But Firefly didn't even get to finish its first season, and that is a crying shame.

 This is such a shiny show, what there is of it.  I didn't watch it in its initial run, so I myself am partly to blame for its cancellation.  Firefly aired the first year Cowboy and I were married.  He was finishing college, I was working my first full-time job, and I was already addicted to Joss's other two shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.  I didn't think I had time for another show, didn't really know what Firefly was about, didn't give it even one chance.

Then the Firefly 'verse came to the big screen in 2005 with the movie Serenity.  My brother-in-law, Noumenon, asked if I wanted to go see it with him.  I love going to the movies, and it's rare I get to see one with another person, so I said sure, anything to support Joss Whedon.  I loved the concept, the characters, the writing -- instant fan.  (You can read about my initial impressions here.)  But, clearly, a show that is literally about cowboys in space was just too oddball for the network execs, and they pulled the plug.  Evil, silly, annoying execs.  Grr.  Arrgh.

(I really want this shirt!)

3 comments:

  1. When I get around to this meme after Nano ... Millennium! :)

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  2. I'm sorry, you can't have that shirt. It belongs to Nathan Fillion, so the only way you could get it would be to take it off of him, leaving him shirtless and surprised... oh. I see why you want that shirt now.

    Anyhoo, did not realize I was evangelizing anyone with that movie invite. My memories of that movie are all about the River fight scenes, the Reaver ships floating in space, and the phrase "'twixt my nethers."

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  3. Janet -- I don't know anything about Millennium except that Terry O'Quinn was on it. Intriguing!

    Noumenon -- Now you understand the appeal of the shirt! Okay, actually I'd love to have a shirt just like that, not necessarily that particular shirt (though it having been worn by Nathan Fillion would be an amazing bonus). Have you seen the movie since that one time in the theater? The River fight scenes do rock, and Kaylee's line was quite fun, though my most-oft-quoted line is Mal's "Yes, I've read a poem. Try not to faint."

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