Special thanks to Brian Strader, previous commissioner of the podcast for the underrated sci-fi saga, Babylon 5. This time he’s back to, as he says, “play ‘TV Show Dumpster Fire’ roulette.” Unfortunately we think he may have lost by betting on Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. We were suitably impressed with the detail of the animations, certain aspects of world building, and the themes were philosophically engaging here and there. Unfortunately, other aspects of the world building struck us as silly or worse, the dubs and probably general translation on the version we watched were almost universally bad, and the themes that were otherwise engaging have been either dated or made more engaging by later works such as Altered Carbon.
In this community commissioned podcast, we discuss Joss Whedon’s 2002 television series, “Firefly”, which was sadly strangled in the crib by Fox, only to miraculously arise again in the form of a movie, where Whedon decided to put it down for good. We love the series so much that we watch the whole damn thing again, and the movie, and we have a lot of thoughts on the matter. We hope you enjoy this super sized reminiscing of one of our favorite Sci-Fi series of all time.