Firefly is a science fiction space western that ran for four months on the fox network in 2002. I will be presenting my studies relating to each, such as commentary on the science described, sound bits of memorable dialog, screen grabs and my own musings. Meaning on paper shepherd book is nothing but a retired prominent alliance officer. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on serenity. War stories alan tudyk pointed out in the commentary for war stories that, despite the fact that zoe was. Firefly firefly is the story of one mans journey in a world at war, and a daytoday description of the fighting force that was flying a1 skyraiders in combat. This timeline is intended as a guide to the events depicted in the television series firefly and its feature film continuation, serenity, as well as the internal history described in that series and film.
Jealous of zoes relationship with mal, wash insists that he go with mal to try to sell some of the medical supplies the. Alan tudyk pointed out in the commentary for war stories. The mob boss from the train job episode finally catches up with mal and the serenity. The book is different than most of the spy stories on the market today. To the crew of serenity, derrial book s past was a mystery. Meanwhile, he will subject river to a brain scan to help him diagnose her. Book is away visiting superfluous character abbey, and inara goes in for a cootchie exam. I love audio commentaries found on dvds and often listen to fan commentaries of movies i especially like. War stories, visible chinese, on jaynes tshirt jayne tshirt list with 28 and flames, visible as he gathers weapons from dead middlemen.
As the old saying goes, the best laid plans the episode was directed by allan kroeker and really deserved a commentary track of its own. Governos date is deduced from the fact that on the dvd commentary for the episode, writer tim minear and director david solomon indicate that this took place five years ago. Feb 08, 2018 ever since fox canceled its science fiction western tv series firefly in 2003, fans have been clamoring for more stories from the world. Book sounds like huh choosang hmm zahjah dah tahnghwa instead of huh choosheng tzajiao duh tzanghuo. Part 2 will cover covers the series in general, character analyses, and worldbuilding thoughts. Book asks if he has ever read the works of shan yu, who simon recognizes as a psychotic dictator, but book reveals was also a philosopher, if a demented one.
Episode 10 war stories posted on december 9, 2010 by mark oshiro in the tenth episode of firefly, the events of the episode, the train job come back to haunt mal and wash in the most brutal way imaginable. Firefly a skyraiders story about americas secret war over. The shepherds tale by joss whedon, those left behind by joss whedon, better days by joss whedon, firefly. Derrial book commonly called shepherd book and born as henry evans is a fictional character played by ron glass in the sciencefiction western television series firefly and its sequel movie, serenity. I wrote an analysis of firefly and serenity, but i found that i wasnt done with thinking about it. The tenth character, joss tour of the set, alan tudyks audition, gag reel, joss sings the firefly theme, deleted scenes. It has all of the trappings of a lovable science fiction drama, which outfits a stellar cast as they brave the new frontier at the edge of the solar system, dodging the law and other dangers at every turn. Okay, per the poll, im posting part 1 of the firefly commentary roundup now. My date comes from mals alliance record known from a prop from the movie. The format of the timeline is based more or less on that found in star trek chronology. Not common alliance treatment even for men of the cloth. Unfortunately, crime lord niska chooses this moment to exact a brutal vengeance for mals failure to complete an earlier job. He is a shepherd the literal english translation of the clerical title pastor, from the latin, and provides frequent spiritual advice and.
At a key point during the war he intentionally lost a major battle dealing a crushing blow to the alliance and leading to him being discharged. He is a shepherd the literal english translation of the clerical title pastor, from the latin, and provides frequent spiritual advice and perspectives for the crew of serenity. Via entertainment weekly, series creator joss whedon will be a consulting editor on the new fireflynovels, and they will all be official stories within the canon of the franchise. In a dvd commentary of firefly, whedon states this is due to earlys intuition and ability to quickly size people up. Its quick cancellation helped give rise to the firefly effect. This is a lot of negative commentary on this book, and i could keep ranting about it, but i want to emphasize again that this is just my opinion, and i want you to be able to form your own opinion, if you havent. In the fourteenth and final episode of firefly, objects in space, simon berates the bounty hunter jubal early for assaulting book, a shepherd. Unfortunately for wash, the mission does not go as smoothly as he had hoped when adelai niska decides to take this opportunity to avenge himself of the crews past. Thank you to firefly chinese translator jenny lynn for confirming, before the script was published, my suspicion that books throaty hmm sound isnt part of the chinese. Jun 7, 20 alan tudyk pointed out in the commentary for war stories that, despite the fact that zoe was always taller than her husband, he is actually two inches taller than gina torres. Although, his ear is reattached at the end of the episode. Angered at zoes unshakable war connection to mal, wash demands a shot at a field assignment. According to alan tudyk on the dvd commentary, his character was in internment camps throughout the war and entertained the fallen troops with shadow puppets. Popular firefly serenity books meet your next favorite book.
All the best science fiction understands that genre trappings are not at the heart of the stories being told. But jayne throws a wrench into the works and exposes them to the hands of blue, leading mal to throw a wrench into jayne. The main protagonists of the series were actually the losers of the war. Joss whedons firefly 1 has captured the hearts of many viewers, despite its length of one lonely season. Firefly a skyraiders story about americas secret war. Wash, angered by zoes close relationship with mal, convinces the captain to take him along on the next away mission. Shepherd book mentions the writings of shan yu, a psychotic dictator of the past. In the firefly universe, the gun is a moses brothers selfdefense engine frontier model b. Firefly is noted for being one of the few canceled television series to be spun off into a major motion picture. There are a lot of commentary by the cast and crew. Joss whedons firefly is coming back as a series of novels. Firefly is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of serenity, a fireflyclass spaceship. I always took the implication from his performance, and things like this in many episodes, that book used to be a very bad man, on the level of the operative from serenity. I shudder whenever i read a book blurb comparing the author with a recognizable big name, someone who is wellknown by most readers.
This appears to be a fictional reference, though it may be inspired by the title shan yu or chanyu given to the rulers of the. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with tim minear. Derrial book commonly called shepherd book and born as henry evans is a fictional character played by ron glass in the sciencefictionwestern television series firefly and its sequel movie, serenity. The look of the weapon was based on the volcanic repeaters used in the civil war as explained by firefly creator joss whedon in the visual companion book of the series. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of serenity, a firefly. Hes almost immediately wheeled into the operating room, no more questions asked. War stories is the tenth episode of the science fiction television series firefly created by joss whedon. Wash is getting increasingly annoyed with zoes war stories in the episode. During the torture scene, mals ear is cut off by niska. From joss whedon buffy the vampire slayer, avengers comes a new era of firefly, as the definitive story of the unification war is told at last. Studios the unificators come after mal and zoe as wanted war criminals.
There are profiles of the actors and characters which detail a lot of information. Now, were going to get another series of adventures in. Writer greg pak may have now made that piece of washs. The timing of the episodes ariel and war stories is also different.
In the infirmary, simon looks over the neuralscan information he acquired on ariel while book chats with him. He also comments that earlys methods for dealing with each crew member. With nathan fillion, gina torres, alan tudyk, morena baccarin. The le carre reference was bothersome, but i gave henry porters firefly a chance, and am glad i did. Titan books is bringing back joss whedons scifi western series firefly with a trio of new novels. Unlike some fan commentaries, mine dont expect you to start the movie at the same time you start the commentary. Read the full episode summary at the firefly and serenity database. Before his time aboard the ship, he led a life marked by violence and conflict, both inside and out, which remained a secret from the crew. Firefly contains actual transcriptions of dialogue of pilots locating a target and making a strike in northern laos during the vietnam war. Actually so far its the only book ive read for that book club because i missed aprils meeting, and im going to miss mays because of graduation. Science fiction is about human relationships, just like all fiction, whether any recognizable humans appear in it or not. Sep 03, 2016 firefly episode 10 war stories larry pena. A dvd boxed set was released in december 2003 and has sold briskly ever since. That book will launch the line in october with a story that finds malcolm reynolds, the.
Just as the alliance officers deny medical assistance, book has them check his ident card. War stories by title fireflyserenity chinese pinyinary. Firefly is an american space western drama television series which ran from 20022003, created by writer and director joss whedon, under his mutant enemy productions label. That said, it does tie in with the rest of war stories, given that the fluid sexuality of the 2500sand the acceptance thereofmay go handinhand with the willingness of men and women to take on different responsibilities than they generally do in our society. This loss was so crushing that the alliance made a point to wipe all record of it out. He indicated early on that he was a shepherd who had been living in the. Firefly also works closely with some of the worlds best publishers to bring an extensive range of books to all ages and reading. Book starts the episode by being uncharacteristically weird himself and quoting warrior poet chanyu about holding people over volcanos as a. War stories the firefly and serenity database fandom. A new era of firefly starts here, as the secret history of the unification war is revealed at last. This is the only episode in which book speaks chinese. May 20, 2019 back in march, i read firefly lane by kristin hannah.
Reynolds jaynestown commentary track for shindig disc 3 out of gas ariel war stories trash unaired commentary tracks for out of. I largely plundered these from ealgyldens memories, and just organized them and annotated them, because i am weird like. I did these watching the firefly region 1 boxed set dvds and serenity region 1 movie, so dont be surprised if your pirated r4 dvd or bit torrent rip gets out of synch. This was the first book i read for the national federation of the blind cambridge chapter book club i joinedhelped form. This is popapostles home for studies of the tv episodes, videos, movie and licensed tieins to firefly and serenity. Derrial book the firefly and serenity database fandom. We recap episode 10 of firefly war stories last weeks episode ariel was the first time the show ended on a moment that made me immediately want to watch the next episode immediately, but i. Notice that jubal the bounty hunter, who deals with everyone on the crew. Unification war the firefly and serenity database fandom. He also said he thought wash was captured early on in the war and spent most of it as a pow though most consider this to be humorous speculation on the part of tudyk. Captain malcolm reynolds thought he could outrun his past, but when a simple heist goes wrong, hes forced to confront it.
Unfortunately, crime lord niska chooses this moment to exact a brutal vengeance for mals failur. Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them. Shepherd derrial book born henry evans was a passenger aboard serenity, and a friend and spiritual teacher to its crew. It contains the scripts of several episodes which include jaynestown, out of gas, ariel, war stories, trash, the message, heart of gold, and objects in space. Although this was not previously canon, actor alan tudyk wash joked in the audio commentary of war stories that wash had served as a pilot during the war but was shot down on his first flight and spent the rest of it in a pow camp entertaining the other prisoners with shadow puppets. A government is a body of people usuallynotablyungoverned.625 210 1343 189 1370 193 1015 1630 1347 162 380 242 167 29 1142 852 216 1190 775 1079 962 346 1331 1308 65 9 731 382 736 292 1426 234 722 766 477 919 491