Saturday, March 12, 2011

"... loves grammar" - or does he?

In this week's Parade Magazine (it comes on Saturday now) is an interview with Nathan Fillion. In it he says:
Something that drives me nuts to this day is people ending sentences with prepositions.
And he also says:
Yes, it has a big ol’ TV and one of those gadgets that let you press a button and watch in 3-D with the glasses on.
And this:
We were in Fall River, south of Boston, where my father’s family is from, and my parents sent some of us to see this movie.
Ahhhhh. I do love it.

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At 12:56 PM, March 16, 2011 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

This may make me renege on my promise to finally watch "Firefly".

At 2:35 PM, March 16, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

You won't be missing much. It's a cheesy western, complete with horses, six-shooters, and lowbrow accents. One episode even featured a train robbery; another, a duel with swords. The only difference is that they swear in Chinese, and they have a space ship.

At 3:28 PM, March 16, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I have to utterly and totally disagree with Barry. I adore Firefly. It's, in my opinion, one of the best sf series of the past ... couple of decades, anyway. I own the dvds and I actually rewatch them. A lot.

At 12:03 AM, March 17, 2011 Blogger Barry Leiba had this to say...

This, of course, is why I don't run the world. Well, one reason, anyway, among many.

What are some of the things you find so engaging about the series that make you consider it one of the best?

At 5:25 AM, March 17, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I love the characters - particularly the Tams, but also Wash and Kaylee. And Jayne - while I know he's a simple brute, he's so well written and acted that he's engaging and almost sweet at times. And Mal, of course: his determination to "misbehave" even though he's not very good at it, his love for his ship, his need for a place to belong and people to belong with.

I love the writing. I don't say Joss Whedon can do no wrong (I hated Dollhouse) but when he's on his game, he's very good. The dialog has lines that I can still quote, it's crisp and the idiom, the style, is immediately identifiable.

I like the look of the show, the color palette, the immediate visual distinction between the earth tones of the frontier worlds and the cooler blue palette for the central ones.

I like the sense of time and place. You know you're in the 'verse, not somewhere else, and you know it has a history. I like wondering about Shepherd Book's past, and what it was like before the war, and how Companions got to be so respectable.

What can I say? It sucked me in from the beginning.


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