Tag Archives: Firefly

Almost Squeee for Firefly!

According to this article the Science Channel has acquired the rights to Firefly and will be screening it in its entirety.  Plus there’s an interview with Nathan Fillion about Firefly, where he says that if he won the lottery, he’d buy the rights to Firefly, make more episodes and distribute them on the internet!

Who’s seen Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog?

Now we can all dream what would happen if Nathan Fillion and Joss Whedon won enough money to pick up the Firefly series …



Filed under Fun Stuff, Genre, Movies & TV Shows, The World in all its Absurdity

Firefly, why weren’t there more episodes?

I’m currently preparing a lecture on dialogue and I began to trawl the Firefly series for examples.

It made me realise I could use this series for examples of excellent world building.

And characterisation.

Dramatic tension.

Subtle subtext in dialogue and character interaction.

Lighting and shooting. Music (that scene where they bring the young man’s dead body home).

Planting of clues that contribute towards a larger story arc in self contained episodes.

In fact the whole series is just so darn good, I don’t know why it was cancelled. What’s your favourite scene from Firefly?


Filed under Characterisation, creativity, Genre, Movies & TV Shows, Story Arc, Writing craft