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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 19: Firefly

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Lost in Sci-Fi: Episode 19: Firefly

This week Leland and Elizabeth get way lost in Joss Whedon’s “space western” show, Firefly. The little show that was taken way too early but got itself a movie and huge fan base. The crew breaks down their favs: characters and episodes. It’s a fun episode filled with lots of love towards the show, and towards Nathan Fillion himself, and how we’re still mad about Wash. So please download and huzzah with us.  Read On

Preview: Newest Chapters in the Whedonverse

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Preview: Newest Chapters in the Whedonverse

The worlds of Buffy and Angel get even more complicated than usual as Angel hunts in the streets of London and Xander meets up with Dracula (again). Meanwhile the crew of Firefly finds that breaking into the Alliance isn’t going to be nearly as hard as getting out.

Dark Horse presents previews of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind issue 5 and Buffy Season 10 issue 3. Bonus images: the covers for next Wednesday’s release of Angel & Faith issue 3.

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Review: Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes”

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Review: Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes”

At this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, viewers waiting to see the premiere of In Your Eyes were shown a short video message from the film’s writer, Joss Whedon. He apologized for not being there (he was on the set of Age of Ultron in the video.) He hoped everyone enjoyed the film, and then casually mentioned that this wasn’t just the premiere of the film at Tribeca, it was the premiere of the film worldwide. It was available for anyone to rent from Vimeo for five dollars. Immediately.

The internet, of course, lost its collective mind.

I heard about it when BBC.com broke the news, and I didn’t even finish reading the article before I rented the video. I haven’t been able to shut up about it since.

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[Review] Much Ado About Nothing

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[Review] Much Ado About Nothing

After the bigger-than-life superheroes of Avengers, the vampires of Buffy, and the spaceships of Firefly, it’s definitely a head-trip to watch a Joss Whedon movie about a 400 year old play. But it’s a good head-trip, one that you need to go experience.

Yes, I know it’s Shakespeare. You’ll like it. And you’ll understand it, I promise.

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Live: GO SEE IT

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Live:  GO SEE IT

As of now, I’ve seen Dr. Horrible LIVE twice.  My companion and three friends enjoyed opening night, and then we came with four other people at the end of Gam3rCon.  It’s a testament to this show, itself an adaptation of an internet phenomenon, that it has so much to offer from multiple viewings.

My Constant Readers know me as a film critic, but I also dabble in local community theatre.  This show has the do-it-yourself energy and sense of ensemble that community theatre fosters.  It also has an immensely professional production staff.  As I previously reported, this is a stage creation assembled from a web sensation.  Designers David F. Weiner, Michael Lowe, Chris Rynne, Paul Peterson, Karen Li, and Jannifer Mah created a vivid world in the tiny 10th Avenue Theatre space out of walls, light, and shadow.  Pianist/conductor Korrie Paliotto’s crisp direction belies the fun energy the band brings.

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Firefly Returns to TV in HD

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Firefly Returns to TV in HD

Although fans of Firefly have undoubtedly watched the series probably more than once, they will now get a chance to experience it in HD on the Science Channel. Beginning in March, Firefly will be shown on the Science Channel in its intended order on Sunday nights. The Science Channel has recently acquired the rights and will air the entire series along with new extras. These extras include “interstitial segments starring renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku, who will discuss the theoretical science behind the show’s sci-fi concepts.” Firefly will premiere on Sunday, March 6 at 8 p.m. and will continue to air every Sunday.

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