The Fetishisation of Season 1
Thursday, August 18, 2005

(This is not really a blog, just a ramble about Firefly).

Imagine you're sitting with a group of Buffy fans. To your left, a couple of people are discussing what diabolical plans The Annointed One must have. To your right, someone is showing off his fan made copy of Sid the Dummy. Someone has just been speaking about how Angel will get killed off. There's no mention of Spike or curses, Anya or Dawn, Tara or Faith.

Because you're sitting in a parallel universe where Buffy was cancelled after season 1 (damn you WB!) and all they have is the first season to know the show by. Think of how much they missed out on. Granted, they were spared season 6 and 7 but still... no Mayor, no Angelus, no Hush, no Once More With Feeling, heck, no Angel the Series.

Now imagine the same group of people doing the same thing in our universe. Would we not be puzzled as to why they were obsessed about the trivial ("No, of course Sid the Dummy isn't coming back") and misguided vision of the future ("Angel was just about to become a regular, they wouldn't kill him off.")

I sometimes wonder about this because if there were seven seasons of Firefly, who would have a Jayne hat? Who would be discussing spending thousands of dollars to save a prop seen in one early episode? Would we still be saying Shiny or Big Damn Heroes?

Who can say? I just wonder about these things sometimes (then curse the networks that kill our beloveds again and again).


Friday, October 21, 2005 5:31 PM


I love it here.....

Friday, August 19, 2005 5:02 AM


Couldn't really say, I've wondered this myself...
An artists work is never truly appreciated untill after their death, when you no you ain't gettin no more.
As much as FireFly obviously struck a nerve with us whats made so many people fanatical about it may very well be because it was cancelled. We wouldn't need to discuss what had/would happen between River and the Alliance, because it would already have happened by now...

Thursday, August 18, 2005 7:33 PM


You always come up with the best topics for discussion...

Would we be as hard core if it had lasted? I'd like to think so...I mean Star Trek only lasted a bit longer and it was pretty hard core. I can't comment on other shows, like Buffy, because I never submerged myself into their cultures. I don't know if they would rescue an ambulance or a coffin or whatever.

I love the fact that there is a movie from all of this. I love that I have dvds...but do you know what I love more? I love you. This place. I love the Browncoats. Frankly, I would have been fine without the movie. I would. You all are what really made Firefly and Serenity come alive for me. I found people I can relate to about life and junk. Thanks.

Thursday, August 18, 2005 1:05 PM


Yeah well some of us felt that way after one season of Blake's Seven.


Thursday, August 18, 2005 12:25 PM


Truth is often found in the strangest places. This time, we find it here.


To put it another (i.e. better) way: hey, cool thunkin' there dood!

Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:02 AM


What I love about your comments is that you don't try to judge us for that. We cling to what we have. Firefly reached a martyrdom when it was canceled, and Obi Wan Kenobi level of "more powerful than you can possibly imagine." It's a beautiful thing though, if the show hadn't been canceled, I never may have discovered it! We definately wouldn't have a movie, no "The Signal"... Fate is strange sometimes, but we make our own destiny... and we made one hell of a movie and community for our little failed tv show.


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