pip wrote:Do you not find that Blake 7 has aged fairly badly .
pip wrote:And the crew of serenity took big big Knocks along the way and end up pushed to the edge of civilisation . Not a huge victory.
pip wrote:Aside from anything it was just getting into a stride when cut off unlike Blake 7 with 50+ episodes to develop story threads etc.
Firefly managed to achieve a lot in terms of impact in a much shorter time scale.
pip wrote:I agree that if any character was to get killed off Jayne would have been an enjoyable choice but too easy as well.
I know this will get me kicked but i never really liked Doctor Who from any era.
Never got into it.
pip wrote:Blake 7 and Firefly are still too different for the kind of comparison you are making anyway.
Blake 7 did what first, Scifi or Dystopic future the whole reneagdes on the run thing
pip wrote:Genres cross but your accusing Joss Whedon of cloning Blake 7 then contradicting this by stating Blake 7 did this and that unlike Firefly.
pip wrote:Many films and tv of the 70's are Dystopic so how many was Blake 7 ripping themes from.
Logans Run etc etc etc ...............
pip wrote:I never liked the sort of criticism for films or books or tv based on statements along the lines of that was crap because this was better
Vila: I'm entitled to my opinion.
Avon: It is your assumption that we are all entitled to it as well that is irritating.
Quatermass wrote:I would like to clarify, given the length of my previous post, that I have nothing against Firefly fans (or Browncoats, as I have heard that you are called). And while I consider Blake's 7 superior, Firefly is still amongst the best of American science fiction TV. I just don't personally find it engaging enough for me. And I have tried.
pip wrote:Quatermass wrote:I would like to clarify, given the length of my previous post, that I have nothing against Firefly fans (or Browncoats, as I have heard that you are called). And while I consider Blake's 7 superior, Firefly is still amongst the best of American science fiction TV. I just don't personally find it engaging enough for me. And I have tried.
No problems here with disagreement and open debate by the way so no worries that on this one thing we disagree. And i do like Blake 7 and am a big fan of a lot of the Anti-hero and dystopic stuff that came out in the 70's and 80's and even before that.
And i probably do deserve the kick on Doctor Who.
The missus is a huge fan so maybe its over exposure but hey.
Conforumist wrote:Firefly & Serenity were both excellent. It's a real pity that the show did not even make it through 1 season. And it's the only show ever, which was canceled during the first season, yet they finished doing the rest of the episodes AND, made a movie after that.
If you like Nathan Fillion, you really need to watch "Castle"! Sorry, if I'm repeating here. I have not read all the posts.
DaveC wrote:Been hard for me to stay away from this debate - I'll just say that my parents were avid Blake's 7 fans, and my dad loved the bits of Firefly he saw, I haven't really seen much so I can't say anything.
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