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We Don’t Need Steam, Punk! How Joss Whedon’s Firefly Challenges Genre Restrictions

Joss Whedon’s Firefly is consistently described as belonging to both the Science Fiction and Western genres of television.  This fact is not in dispute since the show displays many of the defining attributes for both of those genres; space travel, advanced technology, and otherworld colonization; also gun-fights, cattle smuggling, and bank robberies respectively.  2,590 more words

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Quote of the Day

(Jayne is going through Simon’s things, and stops to “read” from his diary.)

Jayne: “Dear Diary, Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy.” (flips page) “Today, we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again.

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Putting the Spaceship before the Horse: Character Development in Firefly; “The Train Job” vs. “Serenity”

When a new television series is developed and first filmed, produced, and aired, it tends to follow this simple pattern: first shown is the pilot episode — where the creators first introduce the characters, the setting, the overall feel of the show in an attempt to… 1,382 more words

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Why Write?

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. 236 more words

Buffy Art Historian: How I feel about death

“I don’t understand how this all happens. How we go through this. I mean, I knew her, and then she’s, there’s just a body, and I don’t understand why she just can’t get back in it and not be dead anymore. 96 more words

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