I recently watched Serenity for the umpteenth time, and it’s still the equal of anything in the genre. It did a good job of ending the series storylines, but it’s obvious there’s far more to the universe. Thankfully there’s still plenty of interest in keeping the characters going, even if the chances of any more live-action shoots are pretty slim. A new comic will be out soon: Serenity: Better Days is written by Joss Whedon and will1 be released on 12th March. There’s also a free, full-length fanfic novel by prolific sci-fi author Steven Brust, which I’m hoping will start a trend.
Incidentally, Joss Whedon’s new show Dollhouse will start (I think) this autumn:
The idea is those with the money or connections can access this secret highly illegal facility where they can basically fulfill their greatest fantasies. Most people assume that means sex—and on an occasion it does, because that is a lot of people’s fantasies—but it’s basically scenarios. They can basically reenact scenarios of romance, adventure or anything perfectly, because they become the person that you want them to be—they become that person. They don’t act like that person, they are not a robot pretending, they become that person, and then they forget all about it. The problem is the character of Echo, Eliza Dushku’s character, stops forgetting. She doesn’t completely remember, but she does realize she is a person, and that she might have been a person before she did this, and she doesn’t know what that is.
Sounds interesting…I’ll watch anything written by Mr Whedon.