Can’t Stop the Signal: Flashback to a Meeting with Joss Whedon and the Firefly Cast

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Seven years ago this week, I stepped into a room in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills for what would become one of the most memorable experiences of my film-reviewing career.I'd been invited to a press event for the release of Serenity, the long-awaited feature film written and directed by Joss Whedon that would give fans of the prematurely canceled television series Firefly a last, bittersweet visit to that fantastic galaxy far, far away.I joined a small group of journalists for … [Read more...]

For all Firefly fans suffering from PTSD…

For those fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly who are still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder over FOX's unforgivable cancellation of the series, here's the show for you.It's about a doctor with qualifications to address your miserable condition... … [Read more...]

Shepherd Book Returns, Firefly Fans Weep for Joy

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There were quite a few loose ends left dangling when Joss Whedon's brilliant TV series Firefly was abruptly canceled by FOX. The follow-up big screen film Serenity tied up some of them.  But some things remained mysterious... … [Read more...]

Firefly is back. (Sort of.)

With each passing week, it continues to blow my mind that there is nobody out there able to talk sense into a television network and organize the return of Joss Whedon's Firefly. … [Read more...]

"Serenity" is Flying Back Into Theaters

Thanks to Josh Hurst for noting the return of Mal, River, Wash, and Zoe... … [Read more...]

Would C.S. Lewis love "Serenity"?

Would C.S. Lewis love "Serenity"?Is there a connection between Captain Malcolm Reynolds and Ransom?Bruce Edwards thinks so, and tells us why. … [Read more...]

My Film Forum column gets discovered by Whedon-ites

Wow!Today's Film Forum just scored cheers from Joss Whedon fans at Whedonesque!Check out the comments! It's great to see that Christianity Today's example of engaging with contemporary film instead of condemning it is making an impression.And at least for the moment, this is the top story on the Web site. … [Read more...]

Back from "Serenity"-land.

"I can't believe it, Nathan! They like me! They really like me!"I'm back, and I'm glowing with the happiness of having shaken hands with Mal (Nathan Fillion) and Jayne (Adam Baldwin). I've withstood the intense and ponderous gaze of the Doctor (Sean Maher), basked in the glory of Inara (Morena Baccarin), been dazzled by the semi-psychic abilities of River (Summer Glau), and I've been intimidated by the beauty and strength of Zoe (Gina Torres, wife of Lawrence Fishburne). I've I’ve given K … [Read more...]

Firefly fan alert: A comical testimony of the "Serenity" preview

Thanks, Prof. Rambo, for this! … [Read more...]

Serenity Now!

My how things have changed. In the year of the climactic Star Wars episode, I'm actually far more excited about this. … [Read more...]


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