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Firefly (2002) cast

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0303461/

A space-western with a motley down-and-out crew struggling on the edge of a semi-dystopian planet-spanning civilization.

Easily one of the best television shows I've ever seen. I don't just consider this mandatory, I will dog people to watch it. I bought two copies of this series just to give one away.

Let me stress this. This is a series so good that even after cancellation there was enough popularity to produce a movie. A movie for a cancelled series. The only one I've ever heard of. Serenity - (2005 movie) is itself mandatory viewing for those who have enjoyed Firefly.

Mandatory viewing. I have been brought to tears more than once.

  • Continues with Serenity - (2005 movie)

    • Serenity uses the same characters in the same world, but is not meant to progress story arcs from the series.



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I'll add notes when I re-watch this series.
Do not watch this without respecting the Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel viewing order.

Angel text

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162065/

A vampire, cursed with a soul to be immortally haunted by his past, hopes for absolution by fighting the damned.

An astonishing series. The characters and story are outstanding. While built upon/within the Buffy the Vampire Slayer universe, it has a different and significantly more adult story line. I would say that this series is better than its parent, but Buffy is mandatory and still enjoyable viewing to get to this one.

Mandatory viewing.



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I'd need to re-watch this to add proper notes.

Buffy text

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118276/

A highschool cheerleader, learning she is imbued with the spirit of the Vampire Slayer and her school was built on a Hellmouth, is trained by an ancient order of Watchers to fight vampires and other monsters from ending the world.

An astonishing series, and I don't say that lightly. The characters and story are outstanding. While this is a fast-and-loose show, it matures. It spinoff/partner series, Angel - (1999 TV show) is even more adult. This show is well worth the time, even if its initial episodes put the viewer off with its childishness. It's not a series that "grows on you", it really does get better and better, building upon and maturing out of its initial impressions.

Mandatory viewing.



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TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?
TODO - Follow up on the additional movie, which, as of 2014, is in its very early stages.

Farscape (1999-2003) s1c1 poster

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Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187636/
www.scifi.com/farscape/ archive
http://farscape.com/

While I really like this series, it's a major uncomfortable mindfuck in many places and I don't know how strongly I could recommend it to others. I would be far more hesitant in recommending it to those not already fans of the science fiction genre at large, whose members are often far more accepting of already-difficult subjects.

See also Farscape - The Peacekeeper Wars - (2004 movie), which was the show wrap-up.



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092383/

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  • Jim Henson's The Storyteller
  • Jim Henson's The Storyteller - Greek Myths
  • TODO/try harder - there's another out there.. I have it noted, but re-find it.



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