Monday, October 31, 2005

Firefly

I'm not a big TV watcher. I will make an attempt to catch the local news, and I will also admit to watching the History Channel and A&E on occasion. Other than that, if it isn't on AMC or Turner Classic Movies, I'll likely miss it.

This has it's good points. If you aren't watching TV, you have time for all sorts of interesting things, like going to the range, reading, writing, blogging, going to gun shows, coaching the Son's baseball team and Friday night high school football--you know, a life.

Occasionally, it has its downside. Once in a while--a great while-- there is actually something on one of the networks worth watching. Firefly was one of those things. As one wag said, "It's the best show I never saw."

I picked up a copy on DVD on my recent trip to the House of the Mouse, and I'm just astounded. I'm a SF fan, and this show is the best SF TV I've ever seen, and that includes any of the Star Treks and the new Battlestar Galactica. If you haven't seen it, buy, beg or borrow a copy. Remind friends that it would make an excellent Christmas present. Do what it takes, but if you are an SF fan, you must see this.

Trust me on this one.

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