Serenity

The 2016 ‘Great Digital Film Festival’

The seventh annual Great Digital Film Festival (GDFF) is just days away. Running February 5 – 11, the festival showcases over 40 years’ worth of pop culture’s most beloved fantasy, sci-fi, and cult movies.

Top 10 Things I’m Looking Forward to at New York Comic Con 2015

On Saturday and Sunday of New York Comic Con, the stakes get higher and the lines get longer as big studios, like Marvel, WB, and 20th Century Fox, bring out their movie and TV stars to sign autographs and appear on panels about their upcoming blockbusters and fall TV hits. You can catch the pilot of Fox’s Lucifer and CBS’ Supergirl based on the DC Comics properties, or decided to kick old school with several reunions of shows and movies, including Clueless, All That, and two masterpieces of nerdy TV that made my list.

Firefly, Ep. 1.05, “Safe”

After all of the build up and little moments between Simon and River Tam, the episode where their relationship is finally front and center arrives. Unfortunately, the episode doesn’t handle the large amount of material it attempts to fit in one hour with as much finesse as it could.

Firefly, Ep. 1.01, “Serenity”

Of all the things “Serenity” does well (from which there are many to choose), its successful building of an entire world in less than two hours, complete with fleshed out characters and relationships, is the most incredible.

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Greatest TV Pilots: Firefly/Serenity

Determining which episode of Joss Whedon’s Firefly is the actual pilot may be a sticking point for many. The two-hour pilot “Serenity” was intended as the pilot, but Fox executives rejected it and used the series’ second episode “The Train Job” as the network pilot.

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