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After 4 outrageous seasons of "Battlestar Galactica" and the conclusion of the "Stargate Atlantis" series last year, I fell into a Sci-Fi drought. The spin-off "Stargate Universe" series was (and still is) a great disappointment. It was clearly a time to catch up on misc series I never came around to watching. By Gary's recommendation, I caught up on 2 seasons of "The Tudors" following the life of King Henry VIII and "Pushing Daisies" which was absolute 'Pie Heaven'.

At the start of 2010, I was eager to get back to some good ole science fiction television. And I remembered "Firefly", the canned Fox Sci-Fi series that spun-off "Serenity" in 2005. The series sparked off in a conversation with Sarah when she bunked at my place last December. I had no idea she was such a Sci-Fi fan.

"Firefly" was writer and director Joss Whedon's strange blend of American Western in space - year 2517, following 9 characters in their adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. According to Whedon's vision, "nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today."

In it's short span of only 14 episodes, characters and plots were built up with what critics claim as "the most potential for future brilliance." Each episode tried to reflect real situations; of marriage & family, of survivor, of faith... The series was very witty and I was intrigued to discover more of River's experiments at the hands of Alliance doctors. What were their agenda, what River's potentials might be. It was most horrible that the series never got a proper ending, leaving a strong cult following raving for some closure in "Serenity" the movie.

For what it's worth, though not entirely satisfying; it was a nevertheless, a good ride. The series lives to be 'what could have been'. Now to dig out "Serenity" the movie for another watch! There after, perhaps another re-run of "Stargate SG1"!

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me...

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