If you had asked me yesterday to list all the good things that have come out of this blog, I would have listed exactly one: it pleases me.
Today that list of good things doubles in size. We've now updated the Good Thing Color Alert level to aquamarine.
One of my favorite TV shows of all time was a short-lived sci-fi series called Firefly. In general, I'm a sucker for sci-fi, but this was something special. The characters were fun instead of cheesy and the dialog just sparkled. The show was penned by Josh Whedon, and although I never watched his Buffy or Angel shows, I'm prepared to offer him my
Thankfully, they've made a movie out of the show. It's called "Serenity" and it will be opening at the end of this month. I've been itching to see it for an embarrassingly long period of time.
Last week I saw an Instapundit post that said that bloggers could attend preview showings of "Serenity" if they were willing to blog about it. I contemplated this for many milliseconds. Could the blogosphere withstand the replacement of a post about how I drool in my sleep for a post about "Serenity"? It was a tough decision, but I emailed my request to the powers-that-be and was rewarded with a confirmation email this morning (that had better not be a cruel joke).
As terms of this deal, I must post a synopsis of the flick:
Joss Whedon, the Oscar® - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family –squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
Tuesday night, baby. I'm so there. Envy me.