I first learned about Firefly a few months ago when a friend sent me the series on DVD. One rainy day when I had little else to do, I decided to pop in the DVDs and have myself a Firefly-o-thon.
I didn’t know what the movies/series was about when I inserted the first DVD, but once it began a vague memory of the previews for the series came back to me and I thought to myself “hey, I wanted to watch that…”, but of course, I never did (sorry Joss).
After watching every episode, I knew something had to be amiss when they left me hanging and figured a DVD had to be missing. I really wanted to find out what was up with River, the secret behind Book (because we all know he’s not a real Shepherd), and whether Mal and Inara actually got past their differences, admitted they loved each other and got together.
But no, nothing was actually wrong – at least not with my DVDs. I watched the commentary to find out the show had been cancelled after only 11 of their 15 episodes and that left a sore spot. One can only imagine how excited I was to hear of Serenity coming to theatres.
Unlike the true die hard fans of the series, I wasn’t at the theatre when it came out Friday, but I’m glad I wasn’t. Today while shopping with my sister I came across a book…yes, you guessed it – Serenity. I had no idea they wrote a book — now I get to read the it before I see the movie (my personal preference).
I’ll be sure to let you all know how the reading goes and then, whether the movie lives up to its textual counterpart (I’m sure it will seeing as though the book is based on the screenplay).