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Dollhouse – Agent Paul Ballard is Alpha February 21, 2009

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dollhouseSecond episode of Dollhouse The Target
wasn’t nearly as good as the first and good be the beginning of the end of the series as far as we’re concerned.

We know now what Alpha is – some kind of dollhouse ‘echo’ that went wrong and is out on the rampage.

An easy ‘early’ guess by us is that FBI Agent Paul Ballard (played by Tahmoh Penikett the actor who was Helo on Battlestar Galactica) is actually Alpha.

Anyone want to take that bet?

As for the show – this episode was confusing and disjointed making it difficult to follow and less entertaining than its true potential –

We don’t have a problem with showing different time-lines as it were but the back and forth shifting was far to abrupt and confusing which will no doubt alienate mainstream TV viewers and shorten the life of this series.

Don’t forget Fox is the network that cancelled Joss Whedon’s Firefly after all.

If you missed the episode live – or just want to watch it again (I know I did) Amazon has it The Target

Dollhouse – What is Alpha? February 13, 2009

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First episode of Dollhouse finally!! woohoo..

Started off a little slow but it sure did pick up about 10 minutes in. The personality imprinting idea shows tremendous possibilities on so many levels.

Each actor could be anyone and those ‘anyones’ have their own histories.

Now what’s up with Helo (the actor who played Helo on Battlestar Galactica) ? Is he the guy behind Project Alpha?

Who was the person watching the videos at the end of the show?

Lots to speculate on and hey this is only the first show!

Serenity: The Other Half August 11, 2008

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Good news Firefly/Serenity Fans! You don’t have to pay Dark Horse for the newest iteration of the Serenity comic..you can get if for free — online.

Serenity The Other Half is available for free on Dark Horse’s MySpace preview page it’s a short little story..but still entertaining.

Gorram Reaver are chasin Cap’n Mal and his pal who are tyring to deliver some human cargo..but River’s got a bad feeling about the dude…

In typical Serenity fashion, no one is really quite happy in the end.

No this isn’t quite as good as say Serenity Better Days but it is Firefly and it’s a good (short) read. There should be another Serenity full series out soon from Dark Horse though and we can hardly wait..

Serenity : Better Days #3 REVIEW June 4, 2008

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So this is how Better Days ends…in typical Firefly fashion it’s an ending that leaves as many question as it answers.

Yes this was a good series but this last issue had a few flaws….

Like who was that guy that got fired from his job and then went nuts shooting at Alliance and Dirt Devil alike?

That was just odd.

Then in the end they’re all ‘just good’ seems a little strange but then again that’s the quirkiness that makes Firefly interesting.

The ending of this little series just felt a little rushed but then again maybe that’s just cause we want more Firefly.

I can hardly wait till the next Firefly Serenity series is out later this year which should be a focus just on the Shepard.

Serenity Better Days #2 Review April 15, 2008

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 FOX’s cancellation of Firefly remains one of the greatest SciFi travesties of all time.

Dark Horse is working hard to help us…and Serenity : Better Days issues #2 is a great step.

Can a comic book recapture the glory that is Firefly?

The answer in this case is an emphatic

YES!!!

The characters are right.

The dialogue is right.

The plot is right

The art is right.

Everything is right about this book — except for the fact that it’s only a three issue mini-series!!!!!

Serenity (Firefly) Better Days #1 Out TODAY March 12, 2008

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It’s a better today Firefly fans, now that a new chapter is out.

Serenity : Better Days #1 hits comic book retailers today.

Yes it’s still a prequel to the Serenity movie..which of course means that Wash is still alive (hurray).

More importantly the Browncoats yet live and we the fans should rejoice that today is in fact a better day.

(we don’t have our copy yet but once we get it we’ll post a review on ShowMeSciFi.com)

Firefly Returns in 2008 – December 10, 2007

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No, the dumb a$$es that run the studios and the TV networks haven’t come to their senses.

The geniuses at Dark Horse comic on the other hand have…

There’s plenty of reason for the Browncoats to look forward to 2008. Dark Horse has a whole lot of Serenity coming down the pipeline! First and foremost is the new Serenity comics series that is due out in March. This three-issue series, Serenity: Better Days, is a step back in time to the early years of the Firefly crew, and the fledgling gang’s turbulent attempts to cope with success after they pull off their first successful heist. It features the same creative team as Those Left Behind, with the story by Joss Whedon and Brett Matthews, art by Will Conrad, and Adam Hughes providing all three covers this time.

Those Left Behind was a great comic series and a must read prequel for the Serenity movie.

Considering the Joss Whedon himself is on this..how could this fail? Especially as a comic? That said…why just a mini-series and not a full series?? Surely there are enough browncoat loving Firefly fans to support a monthly book right!?


Serenity 2 (Firefly) Not Just a Fanboys Pipedream October 8, 2007

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Apparently the runaway success of the special edition of Serenity has led to talk of a Serenity sequel.

Alan Tudyk (he’s the dude that played the pilot Walsh and got speared by a Reaver) told movie site that a sequel may happen.

“They had to put the new DVD out because they’ve been selling out of the other one [the DVD that isn’t the ‘Collectors Edition’] and so Universal’s like ‘So, let’s do another one’”, he says, adding “And now… there’s now a chance there’s going to be another movie”.]

Let’s hope they call it Return of the Browncoats or something like that and have it be a full out battle with the browncoats taking back what they lost at Serenity.

Firefly was cut short by Fox and was not properly marketed as a movie by Universal – maybe a direct to DVD flick is the answer – i don’t know. All i know is that Firefly fans WANT MORE.