Firefly episodes ranked best to worst

firefly-title-screen

The science fiction TV series Firefly, well known for its loyal-to-fanatic following among fans and for its early cancellation after a single season, has few enough episodes that it’s easy to watch and rewatch them all and to analyse and compare them individually. What follows is my very subjective opinion on ranking the episodes, from favourite to least favourite. I’ve kept it spoiler free so that anyone can read it (even though the people interested in this would probably have watched all the episodes anyway, and this is not a viewing order recommendation for first-time watchers).

This list does not consider Serenity – either of them. The first episode “Serenity”, and the 2005 film Serenity, bookend the whole series: they couldn’t go anywhere else than the beginning and the end (cough cough, “The Train Job” isn’t the first episode, you hear?), and their style is different from the other episodes, not just a continuation or a one-job episode, but respectively an introduction and a conclusion of sorts.

Read more

Favorite Questions and Answers from Third Quarter 2022

Top Question

The top voted question was A man drives the last gas guzzler car. . . but he has a secret asked by Covertwalrus and answered by FuzzyBoots


profile for covertwalrus  at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts

profile for fuzzyboots at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts

Best Answer

The question with the highest answer was Does everyone always eat, drink and sleep for free everywhere in Middle-earth? asked by Robert Columbia and the highest answer by Shamshiel

 


profile for boromir at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts

profile for shamshiel at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts

Most Viewed

The most viewed question was Why couldn’t the Ring be taken to Gondor by sea? asked by Joe and answered by Shamshiel

 


profile for joe at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts

profile for shamshiel at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts

Most Controversial

The most controversial post came from Why does Ender Wiggin win all the time if he is always outnumbered, weaker, and physically/materially inferior? 

Bounties

There were 16 bounties rewarded for a total of 1275 rep. 

Blog Posts

August

Prey (2022) – In 100 words or less Spoiler Free

Jack’s Bad Movies: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

July

Favorite Questions and Answers from Second Quarter 2022

It’s Time to Give Star Trek: The Motion Picture Another Look

Prey (2022) – In 100 words or less Spoiler Free

Prey 2022

Pretty decent. I like the differences in Predator tech as opposed to other movies. Acting and characters are pretty good. A little on the predictable side. I would say the second best Predator movie to date. Unlike Predator 2. However if you were to watch the first movie and then Prey you’d likely notice a lot of commonality. 

Jack’s Bad Movies: Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

Johnny Mnemonic

IMDB’s description:

A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.

The year is 2021. There is a global pandemic. Called Covid…err NAS (nerve attenuation syndrome). I think this is a disease from using social media.

Johnny (Keanu Reeves) wakes up with a prostitute. She leaves to get ice. He already has ice. I think he is about to get attacked, because the girl left so quickly. No attack happens though. I wonder why she left in a hurry (more on that later).

Johnnie gets a call from his boss. He needs to pickup some data. In his head. Did he get the upgrade? No. Lied to his boss. He is a bad employee.

Read more

%d bloggers like this: