What makes Firefly so different?
Sunday, May 15, 2005

Yes, that was a question that was asked. The person who asked me said "What makes Firefly different from any other space show out ther". My answers.

1. No Aliens - As much as I loved Star Trek: TNG, Deep Space Nice, and Enterprise. I am glad to see Firefly doesnt have all those Aliens. It's a nice change from the other shows that feature alien life.

2. Cowboys in Space - Dont ask me why but I have allways loved those old Westerns that they show on AMC or TCM.

3. Clothing - Nobody wears the same thing every single day. (Example: Star Trek:TNG)

4. Chinese - Love it! I thing this is one of the best things on the series.

All in all, Joss created a great show (Buffy and Angel included)! I really wish it could of been on longer and I am looking forward to seeing Serenity and will buy it on DVD when it comes out as well!

My question for you, What do you think makes Firefly Different from the rest?


Monday, May 16, 2005 1:24 PM


I would also like to state the No-Sound-In-Space thing is really realistic and cool. Makes ya laugh when you think of Star Wars with no sound! Thanks for pointing these things out!

Sunday, May 15, 2005 12:44 PM


It's gotta be the horses.

Sunday, May 15, 2005 10:37 AM


One thing that makes it different for me is the dialog. It sounds real. So many other shows sould like they're stringing a bunch of sound bites together or some such. Nothing ever really flows. Not the case with Firefly. Even when Kaylee is going on about the engine, it still makes sense.

Sunday, May 15, 2005 9:00 AM


I think it's the way thought and intelligence is applied throughout. Certain constants from our history are applied to the future; the haves and have nots, greed and corruption, civil rights. No character is a cliche or even approaching one. There were (and are) endless possibilities for storylines in that universe.

It's more than the usual "Crew drifts along, crew encounters problem, crew tries to solve problem, gets through the difficulties involved and comes out successful, often having learned something important about humanity."

And to go with all that deep thought, there are some great moments of humour to offset it all.

Sunday, May 15, 2005 8:53 AM


Well I gotta say that this applies to Joss's other shows as well but for me it would have to be:

1. A cast that genuinely appears to get along with each other and wants to make something of the show not just their career.

2. Genuinely likeable characters, even (maybe especially) if they're the big bad.

3. The mix of humour, drama, highs, lows, tradegy, surprises, suspense,
quotability, etc.

4. An EXTREMELY loyal fan base.

5. Even if it's a bad episode it's still better than some other shows whole seasons.

6. No aliens as stated above.

7. For all the scifi/fantasy elements they still have a sense of reality.

That's enough for now.



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