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  1. Damn you, Joss Whedon!

    Tuesday, 15 March 2011

    Ah, I love me some sci-fi. I know it's considered a bit geeky to many, but I've never minded. I loved Star Trek (TNG, DS9, Voyager) in my teens, and I'm happy with a good science fiction book. So when I finally got around to watching Joss Whedon's Firefly a couple of years ago, I was smitten. Smitten, and naturally bummed out that it never got to fulfil its potential (yes FOX, I blame you! For this, and many things). So the other day, Andrew and I start rewatching his DVDs from the beginning, and something jumped out at me from the Pilot...

    MAL
    Unfortunately, we've been ordered by
    the Alliance to drop some medical
    supplies on Whitefall. It's the
    fourth moon on Athens, a bit out of
    our way, but we should have you on
    Boros no more than a day off
    schedule. Is that gonna be all right
    for everyone? 
     
    BOOK
    Jake by me... 
     
    SIMON
    What medical supplies? 
     
    MAL
    I honestly didn't ask. 
     
    ZOE
    Probably plasma, insulin, whatever
    they ain't got enough of on the
    border moons.

    Insulin?! Are you freaking kidding me, Joss Whedon? The year is 2517, and you in your fictionalised future there's still diabetes? And there are places that don't have enough insulin? Oh, come on! I was practically banging my head against the wall. 

    Come on world. We've still got another 500 years or so to prove Joss Whedon wrong. Probably one of the only instances in which I would ever wish that upon Mr Whedon, as well.


  2. 5 comments:

    1. I can't believe I missed that. I have shamed my geeky family.

    2. Virtue said...

      So funny: I was just watching that episode yesterday and the same thing struck me. All of the medical stuff is archaic considering they could terraform any planet they wanted! Ah, well... we will have to band together and write a medical sci-fi story... an ER of the future, or something.

    3. olivejooice said...

      LOL!! That's hilarious Becky...I have NO CLUE which show you are talking about, but I think there BETTER be a cure in 2517!

    4. Jeff Mather said...

      Turning to the person watching "Firefly" with me: "Well, I guess that answers whether there will be a cure in my lifetime."

    5. shannon said...

      OMG I SAW THAT RECENTLY AND THOUGHT THE SAME EXACT THING! *shakes fist at whedon*

      (found your blog through D Art Day!)

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