Serenity (2005) – Joss Whedon’s short-lived TV series Firefly lasted a mere 14 episodes. Not nearly enough for the fans. So Whedon took it to the big screen and made a lively, humor-laden science fiction western. Nathan Fillion (Castle) is the former rebel soldier turned smuggler with his rough-and-tumble crew (including Gina Torres as his […]
The TV sequel to/spin-off of the ‘Terminator’ films was short lived but delivered both smart science fiction and gritty, spectacular action for the small screen in its 31 episodes.
Knights of Badassdom (2013), a modest little horror comedy set in the fantasy gaming LARP (that’s Live Action Role Playing) culture, has a good time sending up its obsessive nerds and cosplay veterans gathered for a weekend championship of stage combat and mock-Shakespearean patter. Then it unleashes a succubus from hell on them. Actually it’s […]
Firefly: Complete Series, Joss Whedon’s short-lived foray into sci-fi television, was (purposely or not) sabotaged by Fox when it finally premiered on network TV. The 14 episodes (that’s counting the movie-length pilot as a single episode) were rearranged by the network brain trust, completely disrupting the carefully constructed narrative that he wove through the episodes […]