Monday, December 7, 2015

An observation on the occasion of watching Serenity again

and having to leave the house fairly early tomorrow morning to begin the annual trek to Las Vegas with Kyle and friends:  The obsession at the heart of much of Joss Whedon's work is family, generally extended family.  The stories contain plenty of action, but at core heart is always an extended family.  Membership in that family is rarely cheap or easy, and conflict among its members is common, but when is it not in families?

This focus is, I believe, a key part of what makes Whedon's best works so memorable and so compelling.

And now to pack.

1 comment:

Mark P said...

I found Firefly/Serenity some of the best SF produced along with B5. I always liked Star Trek but didn't find it dark enough, other than DS9.

I've just stated watching Dark Matter. So far so good.


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