The National Review on Firefly. Actually it's an article ostensibly about Steven King's "The End of the Whole Mess" but the writer spends more time talking about the politics of Firefly, Serenity, and Dark Angel. It's a positive review of the show, despite the condescending attitude towards many of the characters.
"I’ve never been sympathetic to the fluoridated-water-is-a-Commie-plot crowd in real life, but in science fiction it can be a useful shortcut for exploring tensions between individual freedom and the greater good."
There's also a detail mentioned I hadn't heard, from when this writer toured the Firefly set: "The books piled in the spaceship lounge included old Judith Krantz novels." Somehow that fits...
July 10 2006
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