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October 2005 Table of Contents

In September, we went on vacation, which means I spent October making a photo album, not a website edition.

This month will focus on Serenity, a movie based on the series Firefly.

Serenity is that rare combination of an action packed movie with a brain.

It has Joss Whedon’s trademark humor and whip snap jumps from laughter to tears to gasps and edge of the seat exhileration.

The first ten minutes pretty much fill you in on all you need to know about the ‘verse, although certainly a familiarity with the characters can only enhance your enjoyment.

It does what science fiction does at it’s best, takes modern issues and ideas and put them in a new context. Truth, belief, freedom, all with a delicious candy coating of space battles and gun fights.

Serenity is et five hundred years in the future, but rather than focusing on the clean winners, the series is about the Han Solo smugglers. People trying to just get by. But when forcefully confronted with a secret the government will stop at nothing to keep hidden, they're faced with a choice. Fortunately, for the viewer, we get to go along for the ride.

And if you’re still unconvinced,

Go here to look at the first nine minutes of the movie for free. Try it. You’ll like it.

 
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