Of Serenity

If you’ve not heard of Firefly before, you’re missing out. Firefly — a sci-fi TV show — is one of those bizarre shows that has managed to establish a fanatic fanbase despite it’s lack of initial success on television. Originally aired on FOX, the series was butchered by being shown out of order and cancelled before its first season ended. And then it hit DVD and sold 200,000 copies, is becoming a major movie called “Serenity,” and will be re-aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in order and in its entirety. How’s this kind of thing happen?

The fans, I tell you, they’re crazy about this show. Serenity, to come out this fall, has had a few hundred preview screenings around the country and these have ignited the passion of the “Browncoats” — the name for fans of the series.

And I tell you what, with all the positive reviews of the movie I’ve heard, I’m definitely planning on seeing it when it first comes out. Heck, I think I’ll even go watch the DVDs of Firefly. I’m all hyped up and it’s really that good.

I’ll leave you now with a short song written about a man called Jayne. It’s part of a folk-song in the show about the Hero of Canton.

He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor!
Stood up to the Man and he gave him what for!
Our love for him now ain’t hard to explain!
The Hero of Canton–the man they call Jayne!