"A determined Ingmar Bergman trapped on an Aaron Spelling planet". An insightful piece on Whedon and Firefly in "The American Prospect" compares Whedon to Flannery O'Connor's Hazel Motes, who toured the American South to win souls for the "Church Without Christ." A stubborn individual with integrity.
Contains slight spoilers for the as yet unaired original "pilot" of the series...
... which I just finished watching. Fox were out of their minds to demand a different season opener. "Serenity" introduces the characters, makes sense of why they're out there together in the first place and is almost compelling viewing. Plus, you *have* to see our chicken ship do a "Crazy Ivan".
October 04 2002
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