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August 02, 2006


Ladies and gentlemen I have a confession to make. I am an addict. No I don't mean I drink excessively, I don't mean I huff paint, I don't mean I smoke marijuana cigarettes, in fact I don't mean any kind of mind altering substance at all. Actually I never partake in any of those specific kinds of addictions.

No, what I mean is I have a very serious and incurable addiction to Firefly, well Firefly/Serenity/Everything in the Firefly 'verse. Why then am I not a completely active member of any of the communities online? Simple, like I said I'm addicted, too addicted. Once I see, read, or hear of something Firefly related I then have the impulse... no a driving force that pushes me to .. well to watch Firefly again. It starts innocently enough, I read something online about one of the actors or something the like. Then I think “Hmm, maybe I should put in one of the DVD's and watch an episode”. Of course that episode always ends up being the first episode “Serenity”. That obviously leads to the thought “Well that was fun, maybe I'll keep going and watch “The Train Job” that one is fun too” pretty soon I've watched the entire first disc and at that point there is no turning back. Then of course there is the Feature Film “Serenity” (not to be confused with the name of the pilot episode of the tv show “Serenity”, or the name of the ship “Serenity” which of course the other two are named after). Watching the movie is good but again it is one of those things where afterwards I am drawn back into the 'verse and need to get my Firefly fix and the whole “I'll just watch one episode” debacle starts back over.

The CD soundtracks to both show and movie are the same deal. “Hey that is the song that River dances to in “Safe” I should watch that episode. Wait, that episode has some call backs to a couple of previous episodes, I want that fresh in my mind.... OK where is disc 1...”.

Well now I have a new enabling device, it is called “Done the Impossible” a brilliant documentary profiling the rise and fall and rise of Firefly as seen through the eyes of the fans (which includes many people involved in the production of the movie/tv show). I've just watched it tonight and it is amazing. Of course that means that tomorrow first chance I get to sit down... that damn Firefly Disc 1 is going to magically find it's way into my DVD player.

Posted by Pierce at August 2, 2006 04:08 AM

I totally understand this addiction as I too am a chronic sufferer. From the moment I watched the film in the cinema (all four times of it) to the pruchase of Firefly ( and subsequently the film) there is rarely a day that goes by where I do not think about them in one way or another.

At one point I watched the entire series of Firefly and then Serenity along with all the extras on the DVD - only then to rewatch them with the commentaries turned on! I then pretty much did it all again the next day...and the next...and the next. Although I believe nothing bad can come of this - perhaps the with the exception of involuntarily speaking with a bit of space lingo, it has begun to worry me slightly.

I am also one of those fans who believe that everyone in the world should be crazy about this show and have currently 9 direct converts under my belt. However, each time that I lend out my precious, precious DVDs I feel compelled to take it right back, and am more than a little angered if they have taken more than 3 days to watch all of the boxset.

Good to know I am not the only one out there.
(I have now reduced my viewing time down to just 2 hours a day! Good thing or Bad thing?)

Posted by: Steve at August 23, 2006 04:18 AM

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