tv::firefly [best character development & dialogues in SF for a long time]
"...The entire show feels so fresh and revolutionary. Other contempory science fiction shows appear tired and formal excercises besides it. Look at 'Star Trek Voyager' and 'Enterprise'. They are playing the same riffs as the 'STNG', only far less competently. And these riffs are tired. The characters are cardboard, the plots recycled, the universe and concept apathetic. It is a brand with no ideas and too scared to evolve or die. 'Firefly', on the other hand, is as radical, precious and almost as inventive as the landmark television series 'The Prisoner'. 'The Prisoner', a short lived television series of only 17 episodes, detailed the fight of one man alone against a system designed to break him... / ...All the episodes are so perfectly paced, and pack more into themselves as far as wit, character, action, emotion and plot go than half a series of Star Treks or movies. The only flaw I can see is that the episodes end abruptly sometimes, but I can understand. There's so much story that things are significant to the last moment - there's no winding down.... [] / and finally a SciFi series wher space is "silent" [evdm] // Wash: "Psychic, though? That sounds like something out of science fiction." Zoe: "We live in a space ship, dear." Wash: "So?!" [Firefly Quotes] Book: "If you take sexual advantage of her, you're going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater." [Firefly Quotes]