Episode 10, ‘The greatest show ever cancelled’, on Firefly
In this extra nerdy episode, Dave and Steven delve deep into the characters, stories, and mysteries of one of the greatest shows ever cancelled: Joss Whedon’s Firefly.
- Intro Clip: Firefly, Objects in Space [1×14]
- Things we got wrong: Angel only had five seasons, not seven
- River Tam, the arc of season one, and the many mysteries left unresolved
- The complexities of calling Anara Serenity’s matron
- Wash the Comedian and Jayne the Comic Relief
- As Serenity Turns: Joss Whedon at his soap opera best?
- The lived-in feeling of the ‘Verse
- At the core of the Firefly series is chores in space; at the core of the Serenity movie is “big damn heroes’
- Joss’ obvious debt to westerns
- Fantastic villains
- Dave and Steve talk about their favorite episodes