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October 07 2009

Thirty four Firefly episodes based on Elton John Song titles. Glorious. There's no other word for it.

It got mentioned as a comment yesterday, figured it deserved a higher profile.

While a lot of them are good, considering the number of episodes we actually got, far too many of them described episodes we've seen. It's cute though.
Sigh. Some great ideas (though a few seemed a bit of a stretch). It would've been nice to actually see them.

Also, the Buffy episodes based on Elvis titles are made of win. Most of them would've worked best pre-season four, but that's cool too.
Meh. Seemed to just take the title of the song and use that, not actually use any of the story told in that song.

Rocket Man is about a guy leaving his family and going off alone, but the story her was just a guy who'd built a rocket pack.
The Buffy episodes Where the Wild Things Are and Who Are You didn't have anything to do with the stories of the works they took their titles from either. I don't think the point was to adapt the story of the songs into the story of the episodes.
Also, 'Candle in the Wind' is set down a mine where THERE'S NO WIND AND CANDLES ARE A POTENTIAL EXPLOSION HAZARD !

There're actually some pretty decent story ideas in there IMO, kudos.
Those are simply nifty, either the Elton-Firefly ones or the Elvis-Buffy ones.
Very clever! I tried to do the same thing with my favorite band, the French progressive band Magma (, but it does not work so well:

1. Hortz Fur Dehn Stekehn West
2. Ima Suri Dondai
3. Kobaia Is de Hundin
4. Zeuhl Wortz Mekanik
5. Nebehr Gudahtt
6. Mekanik Kommandoh
7. Kreuhn Kohrmahn Iss de Hundin
This makes me too sad thinking about What Could Have Been... But love the creativity. Like to see people using their brains out there.

On a completely unrelated note...anybody know anything about the progress of 'Goners'? is it dead? Because I still want to see that turn into something.
Great two parter: Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

Joss kills off another beloved character and things are miserable for a while. We take it because it's Joss doing it.
The idea for "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" actually sounded freakin' awesome.
zz9 - it's not supposed to use the song, just the title.

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