Friday, March 23, 2007

Still Flyin'...

Watched the tail end of the pilot episodes for Firefly again tonight...has some of my favorite Firefly moments in that sequence. That's how its done - how when storytelling, its important to show, not tell.

The audience learns so much about the character of Captain Mal in one very short 2 second sequence as he walks in on a bad situation and without saying a word just takes care of it, but more importantly takes care of his crew. None of his choices are good, but he makes a decision regardless and moves on. Then there's Wash, showing how good a pilot he his and how calm under incredible pressure. Two of my favorite Wash lines - "If everyone could just be quiet a moment." and "Here's something you can't do." as he steers them away from certain death. And of course, Kaylee, talking to her ship and making it work. And then, the great exchange between Simon and Mal at the end:

Simon: "You had the Alliance on you, criminals and savages, half the people on the ship have been shot or wounded including yourself, and you're harboring known fugitives."
Mal: "Well, we're still flyin'."
Simon: "That's not much."
Mal(quietly): "It's enough."

Yep, still flyin'...

Comments on "Still Flyin'..."


Blogger themarina said ... (March 23, 2007 1:25 PM) : 

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Anonymous Marina said ... (March 23, 2007 1:27 PM) : 

Just reading those last few lines has me thinking about watching the episode again.

Maybe this weekend.


Blogger Eaglewing said ... (March 23, 2007 2:27 PM) : 

yep, anytime's a good time to watch a Firefly episode :)


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