If you’re a fan of either Warren Ellis or Joss Whedon, you have got to read the comments to this post at warrenellis.com. I think my geek gland exploded.
For those of you who do not know, Joss Whedon is the creator of Buffy, Angel, and more recently the greatest sci-fi show in the history of the universe, Firefly. The fact that this show was cancelled after less than a season will stand out as the greatest travesty ever committed by a network, ever. Yes, Fox, i’m talking about you. We should just start calling it ‘Fux’.
If you are one of those people who ‘always meant’ to watch Firefly and never did (and damn you for dropping the ratings to watch whatever substandard drivel you did), i suggest you buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of the box set. Now. And then set aside a weekend to watch it, and stock up on food and wetwipes, because once you start you’re not going to want to stop to do anything like eat, talk, or clean yourself. I’m serious.
And then immediately go out and get the movie, Serenity. Watch it. Watch it again. When you find yourself compulsively watching it a third time, stop and acknowledge the fact that you were a dumbass for not watching the series when it was on Fox, and thereby contributing to its premature, abortive death. Shame on you. Self-flaggelate a bit. Then watch the movie again.
Oh, and go here and fill in the FireFly Season 2 survey.