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October 05 2005

Tuesday Morning Quarterback mentions Firefly/Serenity. "Yours truly found it impossible to figure out what was going on in Firefly, other than that good-looking wisecracking people were zooming around the universe."

Check near the middle of the page. Nothing negative, just doesn't get Firefly. Praises Buffy though.

I couldn't find anything about 'Serenity' at this link, and amazingly enough I'd actually like to read what he has to say (I'm not over-dosed on reviews yet).
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"Meanwhile Jose Marquez of Somerville, Mass., commends the sci-fi series Firefly and its new theatrical release Serenity. Yours truly found it impossible to figure out what was going on in Firefly, other than that good-looking wisecracking people were zooming around the universe. Supposedly Serenity is comprehensible, and it's produced by Joss Whedon, who did a slap-up job with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Marquez notes that Whedon's sci-fi has the virtue of depicting outer space as silent. Usually in sci-fi the viewer hears engines, phasers and explosions echoing through the firmament."
Here is the Serenity bit:

"Meanwhile Jose Marquez of Somerville, Mass., commends the sci-fi series Firefly and its new theatrical release Serenity. Yours truly found it impossible to figure out what was going on in Firefly, other than that good-looking wisecracking people were zooming around the universe. Supposedly Serenity is comprehensible, and it's produced by Joss Whedon, who did a slap-up job with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Marquez notes that Whedon's sci-fi has the virtue of depicting outer space as silent. Usually in sci-fi the viewer hears engines, phasers and explosions echoing through the firmament. "
I guess I was a little late
I guess Tuesday morning quaterback isn't all that smart. Well, what can you expect.
Easterbrook actually is pretty smart. He used to write for The New Republic. I'm frankly astonished that he couldn't follow the movie.
"Yours truly found it impossible to figure out what was going on in Firefly, other than that good-looking wisecracking people were zooming around the universe."

When you show the series out of order and not showing the pilot episodes that kinda, you know, sets up the whole 'verse, it certainly won't be easy to figure out what's going on.

TMQ rules-- Easterbrook writes by far the most intelligent and erudite football based column.
Did a success with Angel too.
Can't help but be a little amazed at the 'don't know what's going on other than zooming through space' remark. Did he watch them out of order on Fox? That would explain some confusion, but if you watch them on DVD....what's not to get? I mean...the characters say words, and do things and....those give you clues...

Easterbrook writes by far the most intelligent and erudite football based column.

Well, I'm not familiar with his column at all, but purely judging by his Firefly remark....let's say it doesn't entirely give that impression...;-)

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