Only one reason to watch Mal's crew...
Monday, November 14, 2005

Freedom. Or the fight for freedom.

Now, I don't have all the answers. If anyone can spell it out, please tell me how it goes.

If you're into cool movies, I recommend Easy Rider, Koyaanisqatsi, Fight Club and Barton Fink... I believe there's a search for freedom in all of these movies, but none of them can spell out what freedom truly is.

Malcolm Reynolds doesn't want to be a number and he makes decisions accordingly. His crew is loyal to him for the same reason I watch the show: I'm not free but I'll do anything I can to be just that. And if not, I'll go down trying.

I haven't been a member of for long, but it seems to me that members are too involved with Angel or Buffy and waste too much time evaluating what our favorite line is in Serenity.

Pride is a mortal sin, but we should all be proud to have brought Serenity to balance what it cost to what it made. DVD sales will bring in more money to those who have something to say.

Our money is going to the right place this time.

Joss Whedon is not my master, he is my brother.


Sunday, November 27, 2005 11:49 AM


I hear what you guys are saying...

If Freedom is a thread shared by everyone, it's still not the only reason for watching the show.

I just figures everyone on the crew got on the ship to get away from something oppressive.

Even Kaylee and Wash had a better life on Serenity than anywhere else...

Jayne, if the Johnny Cash song has any truth to it, is now living the sweet life.

Zoe, for her it makes sense to follow the best damn captain in the verse...

Book met Kaylee and he knew this ship was all right for his journey.

Together away from bad situation and together as a familly.

You know, Freedom...

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:08 AM


To me freedom is making my own choices in an atmosphere free of oppression. That's why I like Mal's character. He won't knuckle under to the Alliance. To me the Alliance represents what happens when our precious democratic freedoms are all gone sometime in the not too distant future and most of our decisions are made for us, not by us by the a wealthy aristocracy and multinational corporations. Already they are trying to change our behaviors and influence our attitudes through the media outlets they control.
We just have to hope that in the long run "We will rise again". As Mal said, "May have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Monday, November 14, 2005 7:41 PM


Everyone gets something different out of Firefly (and Whedon's other shows for that matter). It strikes a chord with each of us for one reason or another.

The reason a person enjoys the show is a subjective one, and it would be pretentious to suggest that one reason is better than another.

Welcome to the site, by the way!


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