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Sunday Cinema: Firefly – “Objects In Motion”

And so, sadly, we come to the end of Firefly, with perhaps the best episode of the season, “Objects in Space”. Jubal Early has to be the most interesting bounty hunter ever created (sorry Boba), certainly the most philosophically read. Add in some sneaky River action and you’ve got a great ep.

So, comments from our readers on the Sunday Cinema feature. Did you like it? Not? Would you like to see more? Hulu has quite a bit of SF fare to post.

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4 Comments on Sunday Cinema: Firefly – “Objects In Motion”

  1. Joe Iriarte // March 23, 2008 at 11:29 am //

    Anybody know if Early’s ship was intentionally reminiscent of Cthulhu? In that last shot it sure looked it.

  2. joshua corning // March 23, 2008 at 3:28 pm //

    what the hell is up with the Shepard’s flash?

    “I don’t give half a hump if you are innocent or not. So where does that leave you?”

    He died in the movie without any explination

  3. Ummmm, the episode’s entitled “Objects in Space”, not “Objects in Motion.”

  4. I thought this was hands-down the best Firefly episode. On the other hand, it showed what was wrong with the series too.

    I loved the episode for the existentialism. It spoke to me and reminded me of college philosophy and made me think more than any other episode. The fact that Early didn’t die (he ended up a cat in a box) was icing in the cake.

    But it was also way too cerebral for mainstream television and probably seemed smug to some and inscrutable to others. Sure the show was always a bit on the fringe, but this one was way over the line. I’m honestly not surprised that somebody at Fox would cancel the show if they saw this episode and were on the fence about it.

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