The history first—Serenity is the movie version of Joss Whedon’s TV show, Firefly. Now I’ve not even seen Firefly, some network blockheads pulled it off air before even the first season finished, and there is no chance of it being shown in India.
I just know that Firefly is the SciFi show that everyone is raving about. If you like SciFi, there is really not much to see on TV—all the shows are pathetic. But the buzz is Firefly was good. But that’s beside the point. If Joss Whedon wrote soap operas, I’d still watch them. The man is gold, I tell ya.
His two previous TV shows—Buffy & Angel are two of the best shows I’ve seen. Ever. And I should know, I’ve seen everything that comes on TV around here. The man knows how to write characters—and make people care about characters.
Here’s my second–favourite Whedon quote (the favourite one is at the bottom of each page of my blog) —
“You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are. If there’s any kind of fiction better than that, I don’t know what it is.”
I rest my case.