I finished the entire series of Firefly this weekend. I'm actually a bit sad about that. With shows like the X-Files or Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the shows were given the chance to develop storylines and mythologies and give the viewer a chance to really get to know the characters over the course of years. We didn't get that chance with Firefly. Actually, I really didn't get the chance because somehow I missed the show when it was first on (as I did with most good programs). But this show was not shown in the order Joss Whedon intended and was cancelled midway through its first and only season. This is a huge shame because this is one of the best shows I've seen and given the chance to have 3-5 seasons could have been one of the really great ones and one of my all time favorites. It already is. I almost feel the need to write a letter of apology to Joss Whedon for missing the show when it was first aired and thanking him for creating such a good show. And then another letter of apology because I may not get the chance to see Serenity in the theatre though I am quite sure that I'll buy the DVD. I'd like to get the Firefly DVD set as wel.
I hope stuff like Netflix rentals are tracked because at least this level of support will show up. There are so many stories that weren't explored (who is the Shepherd anyway?) and just more character goodness with Whedon dialogue that you can't buy anywhere else.
I miss the show already and I just sent back the last disc to Netflix.
Given the seven seasons of Buffy of the five seasons of Angel, I can only imagine just how good Firefly would have been.
I just hope that UPN or the Sci-fi channel decides that giving Joss another shot at Firefly is a worthwhile investment and that Joss and the cast and crew are willing to come back.
Firefly, I hardly knew ye...