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Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two Paperback – May 8, 2007
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"Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume Two" is another fine example of what such books should be, as fans of Whedon's television series have come to expect. What you get here is more of what we found in Volume One.Read more ›
But when I saw this book on the library's New Books stack, I grabbed it. I think you should grab a copy, too, even if you're no die-hard fan. Because this book is _fun_.
Most of the book is episode scripts (half of them; the other half are in Volume One). That's worth the price alone, because the scripts are immensely readable. Like other intelligent shows, the dialogue is both fast and thoughtful, and you might not have caught everything when you heard it the first or second time around. In particular, the scripts include the translations from the Chinese expletives, and most of them are _very_ funny.
And the "stage direction" is not the dispassionate descriptive sort ("Man enters, wearing a hat"). It reflects the entire mood of the show:
INARA walks towards them, heading for the stairs up to the shuttle catwalk. She's dressed with stunning elegance.
KAYLEE: Hey there, 'Nara. Heading off for some glamorous romance?
Simon turns, momentarily stunned by her elegance.
If you're a screenwriter, this is absolutely a must-have.
The book is also peppered with cast interviews, stories about the creation of Firefly's theme song, production explanations on how, for example, they created Niska's Skyplex. In this book, you can spend an enjoyable few hours investigating how a show can be done *right*...even if the network screwed it up.
Treat yourself to these books. You won't regret it.
Take some time out to read this, and I guarantee that you'll be buying the boxset of DVDs, and the special edition of Serenity (the film that came about because of the fans' amazing support) ... and you too will start to call yourself a Browncoat!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyed this very much. In addition to the TV scripts, the "behind the scenes" info.; pictures from the series, cast, and crew; and the various interviews made this very... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fair haired Cher
As a serious Firefly addict, this book is fascinating! Not only lots of photos and explanations of the major props, it also gives the shooting scripts for the first half of the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Haxie
Great show companion - nice colours and a good quality feel - collect both for surePublished 12 months ago by Hybrid
Excellent product. Exactly as described - and more than I anticipated.Published 12 months ago by Micheal D. Frantz
If you're a browncoat, you should have already reviewed this.Published 13 months ago by Richard White