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You can't stop the Signal.,
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This review is from: Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition) (Hardcover)
This book is one long love letter to a series that has changed people's lives so much over the past ten years that it has gone beyond a simple fandom and become in many cases, a philosophy, a way of life. Despite lasting only thirteen episodes and one movie, the name Firefly has become synonymous with beautiful things struck down before their time, with an enduring love, and most of all, with a want to live life simply, unfettered by unjust authority.
The book itself is amazing to see. With it's look-a-like leather binding, its large, glossy, full color pages, it looks and feels more like an encyclopedia than a book dedicated to a TV show ten years gone. The physical beauty however is far out-shined by the content contained within. I had never previously seen the three books that have been collected into this one volume, and I have to say, all the information within them is amazing. Having all of the episodes scripts is amazing, made even better by the little side bars in each detailing little know facts about a certain character or scene. They truly make you want to watch all the episodes while following along in the scripts, and seeing if you can spot this or that. The list goes on and on, from closeups of all the shows weapons, props and costumes, to interviews with the cast, and discussions of the inspiration behind certain episodes or scenes, this is now the de facto Browncoat bible.
This book is an amazing addition to any Browncoat collection, be them a hardcore collector, or someone new to the 'Verse who's never flown on a Firefly before. This book is proof that we have done the impossible, and continue to do so, even almost a decade after the airwaves have forgotten Serenity and her crew, and the pitter pater of tiny feet in huge combat boots has since faded into the black; After all, you can never stop the signal.
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Initial post: Nov 2, 2012, 6:05:00 PM PDT
Jerome Bush says:
Wonderful review, Ghavranek! After reading how great it is, and seeing that the supply has run out, I'm a little afraid to open it. LOL Might be worth a lot of money. I'm sure the temptation will be too great though.
Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 8:55:25 PM PST
Hi, quick question: does this book include the Serenity movie companion as well? Thanks
In reply to an earlier post on May 8, 2013, 6:24:18 PM PDT
G. D. Maddox says:
I'm with you Jerome. I know once I get it (just ordered it), I know I will want to read it so badly...lol.
Posted on Dec 2, 2013, 7:11:01 PM PST
Awesome review, keep misbehaving!
Posted on Nov 8, 2014, 1:15:26 PM PST
One of the most eloquent reviews I've seen for any product. Well said Ghavranek
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