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05/06/2004 Archived Entry: "Firefly messages"
TWO MESSAGES TUMBLED INTO MY INBOX LAST NIGHT. They were right together. Both bore the simple subject line "Firefly." Both were from folks who'd gotten DVD sets of that phenomenal series in the last day or two. Both people were sending huge e-smiles of delight. And both suggested that Fox network executives (or "powers" above them) may have deliberately destroyed this series because of its subtle (and often not so subtle) individualist political message. I'm quite sure these two correspondents weren't colluding. One is a professional woman from the deep east coast. The other was Hermit on the Water (Hey, Hermit, nice to hear from you again!), writing from the deep, deep wilds of quite another part of the world. The fact that Firefly could spark delight in two such very different people says more than I could ever say. One of the correspondents had been watching steadily since 5:00 a.m. -- dashing home from appointments to catch the next episode, skipping meals. The other was looking forward to sharing the series with at least two relatives, as soon as possible.
Posted by Claire @ 08:29 AM CST