Whine, whine, whine...
Thursday, July 21, 2005

This blog is dedicated to those people who complain about the trailer and the "Serenity" poster. I will now quote Harry Dresden (protagonist of the Dresden Files book series, written by Jim Butcher), as I feel this fragment of "Summer Knight" applies greatly:

"Sometimes the most remarkable things seem commonplace. I mean, when you think about it, jet travel is pretty freaking remarkable. You get in a plane, it defies the gravity of an entire planet by exploiting a loophole with air pressure, and it flies across distances that would take months or years to cross by any means of travel that has been significan for more than a century or three. You hurtle above the earth at enough speed to kill you instantly should you bump into something, and you can only breath because someone built you a really good tin can that has seams tight enough to hold in a decent amount of air. Hundreds of millions of man-hours of work and struggle and research, blood, sweat, tears and lives have gone into the history of air travel, and it has totally revolutionized the face of our planet and societies.

But get on any flight in the country, and I absolutely promise you that you will find someone who, in the face of all that incredible achievement, will be willing to complain about the drinks.

The drinks , people." [...]

I find this fragment relevant enough, in that we had "Firefly" and they took it away from us. We liked it bad enough to push and push and have people take notice of the following the show had, so we could have the movie. The movie is done. It was an awful lot of work for everybody involved. And yet, there's people who'll complain about such silly things as "the trailer doesn't have horses" or "the poster's tagline is all wrong." Are you ruttin' kiddin'?

We have achieved the impossible. No cancelled show gets a feature film made. Ever. That makes us mighty. Just don't let the idea of mightiness go to your head. Usually, that tends to not go well...


Sunday, August 21, 2005 5:14 PM


Wonderful point, akin to looking a "gift horse" in the mouth.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 4:11 PM


So glad to find another Butcher fan! Love that series.

Anywhoo, I agree completely with you. Too many people nitpick or blatantly say that Joss was wrong in some of his storyline decisions in the movie. I have seen the movie and think it's pretty close to perfect.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:15 PM


Exactly. I'm a sci-fi geek, but I'm not a really big nit picker about details like a lot of people are. I don't give a good gorram if not everything from the show was painstakenly recreated down to the last speck of dirt. As long as the basic spirit of the original survives, then I'm game for anything.

That's kind of why I'm probably one of the few people out there who didn't beat the STAR WARS prequel trilogy to death. It maintained the spirit of the original, so I didn't mind any of the stuff that a lot of people complained about.

Thursday, July 21, 2005 1:02 PM


They both had more than one season under their belts when they decided to make the movies, Simon. We got 13 episodes, of which only 10 aired. I think that's a huge difference right there...

Thursday, July 21, 2005 12:26 PM


*ahem* Star Trek and Police Squad did.

But I know exactly your point. We had a new series of Doctor Who in the UK and for weeks, the huge point of debate was whether the windows on the TARDIS were the right shape.


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