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on September 24, 2006
"Firefly" is simply the greatest television show of all time. Created by Joss Whedon -- the genius behind "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (the second greatest TV show of all time), and "Angel" -- "Firefly" is both brilliant and unique: It is a sci-fi western, with wonderful characters, compelling storylines, and (of course) Joss Whedon's trademark witty dialogue. "Firefly" is one of the few shows that I love watching over and over again; and never seem to get tired of. If you've never seen "Firefly" you owe it to yourself to check it out on DVD. Of course, if you HAVE seen "Firefly" then you already know just how amazing the show really is. So, you're definitely going to want to get your hands on the "Firefly Official Companion, Vol. 1".
This full-color, glossy book is packed with photos from the show; as well as photos and sketches of props and costumes. More importantly, it has the full shooting scripts for the episodes "Serenity", "The Train Job", "Bushwhacked", "Shindig", "Safe", and "Our Mrs. Reynolds". It also includes comments from the cast and crew, and profiles of the main characters and actors; as well as interviews with series-creator and executive producer Joss Whedon, and costume designer Shawna Trpcic. Plus, it has features on the design and creation of Mal's pistol and browncoat, and Zoe's pistol and vest.
"Firefly" fans will not be disappointed with this book. And, if you've never seen "Firefly", go ahead and get the book anyway: It's a great introduction to the show. (Of course, don't forget to order the DVD boxed set, too. And then be sure to check out the movie "Serenity" -- the motion picture finale to the "Firefly" series -- which is also available on DVD.)