Monday, September 26, 2005

Since I found Serenity...

A year or two ago, I got hooked on a science fiction television series called Firefly. What's it about? It's not another psuedo military space story a' la Star Trek or Star Wars.

It's about every day people manning a small freighter trying to survive in the future. The twist? They've unknowingly attracted the attention of the Alliance government when they take on a very special passenger.

The series was prematurely cancelled by network executives.

It's full of colorful characters with their own motivations. There's a captain, pilot and 'first mate' of course. Also there is an engineer, a mercenary, a doctor, and a preacher. And the catalyst to this whole story? The very special passenger that interests the alliance so much.

The dialogue is wonderful and as such, the story doesn't need non-stop eye candy to keep the audience hooked. But it is a space based movie, there's plenty.

The story and series is the project of 'Buffy' and 'Angel' creator Joss Whedon.

Recently I just finished watching the DVDs and I got the Mrs. hooked!

Guess what?

The MOVIE called Serenity opens this Friday! Shiny!

See the trailer and some artwork by clicking here.

Here's the press release about the movie:

"Joss Whedon, the Oscar® - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family –squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal."

So, come see the movie with me! The babysitter's all lined up and I'll be dragging the Mrs. there Saturday.

It's the only 'space' offering from the movie houses that I recall this year and I hope that this will bode well for this movie's box office receipts.

Oh, and wear a brown coat if you got one. ;)