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"George Lucas could learn a thing or two from Whedon" - Newsday"

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Joss Whedon is the creator of and guiding light behind Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He is also the Oscar-nominated writer of Toy Story, and Speed. Serenity, which he also wrote, was his feature film début as director, and continued the story from Firefly.
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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (May 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845763726
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845763725
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Lawrance Bernabo HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on June 5, 2007
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I am of the opinion that of all of the late, lamented series in television, the fans of Joss Whedon's "Firefly" are the most unwilling to let things go, especially after "Serenity." After all, they only shot fifteen episodes of the series (I count the two-part pilot as two), and not all of those were aired. Of course, those that were aired were not aired in the right order in another classic example of a network killing a series with their meddling (when you hire a Joss Whedon just get out of his way and let him do what he wants the way he wants to do it). Fans of "Firefly" might be bitter, but loyalty and persistence are even stronger traits. Their support of "Serenity" at the IMBD was such that you would have thought the film was the second coming of "Gone With the Wind." Benbella books is coming out with a second volume of essays on the show, and there is even a DVD, "Done The Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity," devoted the phenomenon.

"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.
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I missed Firefly, the first time around, and didn't discover the series until after I'd rented Serenity. I can't call myself a confirmed browncoat, though I really *really* liked everything about the show.

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.
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The Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two was a wonderful purchase for me. It is 208 pages of detailed information on heavy glossy color pages. It is 32 more pages than Volume One. The photos, sketches and diagrams in the book are wonderful. It is a full size paperback book about 8 1/2" x 11". It is the same size as Volume One. The companion book is a very nice quality. And, it is heavy.

It contains the scripts of several episodes which include Jaynestown, Out of Gas, Ariel, War Stories, Trash, The Message, Heart of Gold, and Objects in Space.

There are a lot of commentary by the cast and crew. There are profiles of the actors and characters which detail a lot of information. There are a lot of drawings and pictures of props and costumes. There are also a lot of scene info and photos. There is information on the creation of the theme song for the show.

Joss Whedon did a great job with the show. And, so did his team. Fox screwed up, and they should have let Whedon do what he knew how to do and to allow the show to stay on a decent night than to mess with things and mess with the episode order.

This is definitely a must book for the Firefly fan and any Browncoat for sure.

I recommend this book because it is so fully detail with information and color photos, and you get a lot of behind the scenes knowledge about the show and what the actors, writers and directors thought.

This companion book tells so much that you are not able to find and gather in one place and be able to have available in front of you in your hands.
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Every Browncoat should have this book -- and of course Volume 1 as well. Together they provide all the scripts of the TV show, interviews, and "insider" information. Good stuff.
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