11 September 2008

Manly fashion

Wondering now why I didn't watch this show during its one and only season... (Go ahead and watch. This clip is 11 seconds long.)

It's "Firefly," Joss Whedon's space-opera-meets-western that was eventually reworked into the very good feature film, "Serenity." Neither project was a success, alas. And we can only blame ourselves.*

You can stream the whole season for free over at Hulu.

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* The film produced one of the most magical pieces of dialog you'll ever find in a deleted scene:
Reynolds: Get these bodies together.
Zoe: We got time for grave digging?
Reynolds: Zoe, we're going to rope 'em together. Five or six of 'em. I want 'em laid out on the front of our ship.
Wash: Are you insane?
Reynolds: Put Book front and center. He's our friend, we should honor him. Kaylee, find that kid who's taking a dirt nap with baby Jesus, we need a hood ornament. Jayne, try not to steal too much of their shit.

1 comment:

cath said...

wait...WHAT? YOU MISSED THIS SHOW? This was only one of the most awesome and most lamented shows in the history of TV-dom for its early departure. How something like "Lipstick Jungle" gets a second season while this one got canceled the night of their season ending party is beyond me. You think that bit of dialogue is great, go through and check out some of the episodes. Brilliant. Joss Whedon at his best.