Twitter brought my attention to these thoughts from Joss Whedon on why we are not likely to see a sequel to “Serenity:”
While it wasn’t a box office barn burner, Serenity is now something of a hit on DVD and Blu-ray, which makes the possibility of a sequel seem more likely. Alas, Whedon only shakes his head at the prospect: “As far as Firefly is concerned, that will always be unfinished business. Serenity was a Band-Aid on a sucking flesh wound. I think every day about the scenes that I’ll never get to shoot and how badass they were. It’s nice to know that people still care about Firefly but it’s actual grief that I feel. It’s not something you get over, it’s just something you learn to live with.”
I feel your pain, Joss; I really do. We all do. Gorram it.
If I could curse in Mandarin I would do so!
One of your Firefly references was the whole reason why I started following your blog in the first place…
Kaylee: Sometimes a thing gets broke, can’t be fixed.
@Charlie: Check out http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series)
It has lots of the mandarin slang/cursing translated…
Yknow if you sit near the kitchen in some Chinese restaurants, you can pick up a lot!
There was a recent post somewhere about why we feel so bereft when a favorite show gets canceled–even if reruns are readily available–it’s that we want to believe that we actually know these people and are sort of part of their parallel world– whether it’s present day or the past or the future, so cancellation feels like they died. We grieve.
Oh Man, I love Mal.
Dunno–he was kinda dim at times and prone to angry outbursts. IRL, I’d be far more likely to be happy with the doctor.
The doctor! (Sorry, I’m just seeing this, almost three years later.) My LEAST favorite character. To paraphrase Jayne (one of my two favorites), I think it’s just noble as a grape the way he cares for his sister and all, but take him all around, he’s pretty irritating.
Mal’s “angry outbursts” were all either provoked by threats to his crew and ship, or just instances of him having to assert himself as commander under difficult circumstances. He’s everyone’s friend and protector, but he’s also the Captain.
Mal’s probably my third favorite character. I love his ironic, self-deprecating plays on heroic language. My favorite, at a particularly dramatic moment: “I’ll take the shuttle in closer. Zoe, ship is yours. Remember, if anything happens to me, or you don’t hear from me within the hour…”
And once you’re sure that he’s going to say get out of here and don’t look back, just keep the crew safe, he completes the thought: “…you take this ship and you come and you RESCUE me.”
That’s the essence of Mal.