What: We cover the movie wrapping up the story of the crew from TV’s Firefly and have trouble remembering which is which.
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau
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Science Fiction Film Podcast – Serenity Episode
Our friends at Liberty Street Geek also covered serenity on their show. We love these guys, and this was a good episode. 🙂
Listen at Liberty Street Geek
Bad Character by Ted Chiang
In touching on the Chinese in Serenity, we remembered Ted Chiang (guest co-host for our Looper episode) wrote this interesting bit of speculation on Chinese and writing systems.
Read it at The New Yorker
Joss Whedon & Firefly
Johhhhhhn Cena prank call. Fox’s predilection for cancelling the most-loved shows. Viewing orders.
Hard and soft scifi
Joss Whedon doesn’t care about the science. Star system design without FTL. A call-in from Adrian Falcone.
From cyberpunk to westerns. Frontier living.
Culture and language
Language evolution on generation ships. Creoles. Joss’ poetic Rialogue.
The mythology and the more reasonable backstory. Samuel Mumby calls in to express his appreciation for the former. “Who does the dishes?”
Sci-fi treatments of religion by Whedon and others.
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: Do you want to run this ship?
Jayne Cobb: Yes!
Capt. Malcolm Reynolds: [caught off guard] Well… you can’t…
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