I just finished watching Firefly on DVD. I hadn’t heard about the show until a friend gave me the DVDs; it is one of my favorite shows of all time now. One reason is the excellent scripts. I was trying to think of my favorite lines, and couldn’t think of all of them, so if any of you are interested, we can recap some of them in this thread.
Tough guy: (snarling) …The last thing you see will be my blaaaade.
Mal: Darn. (Kicks guy into engine. New guy is brought to him.) This money belongs to…
New guy: Oh, I got it. Best thing for everyone. I’m right there with you.
Niska: You died, Mr Reynolds.
Mal: It seemed like the thing to do.
What I want to read most is quotes by Jubal Early. Man, that character was great. I hope (a) the show resurfaces and (b) someone picked Early up as he floated through space.
Curiously, the Firefly Jubal Early, who is black, is named after a unrepentant Civil War general who was famous for staging an abortive raid on Washington DC in 1864 (I think). The Civil War Early did vote against secession, but fled to Mexico and, later, Canada after the war. He only returned to the US after being pardoned in 1868.
Inara: It sounds like the sort of thing this crew can handle. I can’t guarantee they’ll handle it particularly well, but-
Nandi: If they got guns, and brains at all…
Inara: They have guns.
Wash: Little River just gets more colorful by the moment. What’ll she do next?
Zoe: Either blow us all up or rub soup in our hair. It’s a toss-up.
Wash: I hope she does the soup thing. It’s always a hoot, and we don’t all die from it.
Mal: And Kaylee, what the hell’s goin’ on in the engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?
Zoe: “River, honey? He’s putting the hair away now.”
River: “Doesn’t matter, it’ll still be there… waiting!”
Wash’s Stegosaurus: “We will rule over this land. And we will call it… This Land.”
Wash’s T-Rex: “I think we should call it your grave!!!”
Wash’s Stego: "Aaaah! Curse your sudden, but inevitable betrayal!”
Wash’s T-Rex: (evil laugh) “Mine is an evil laugh! Now die!”
(plastic dinosaurs have a go at it)
Wash’s Stego: “Oh no! God! Oh, dear God in heaven!”
I dunno… I’m worried about that one. They have started to show them in the wrong order, and at unpredictable intervals. That’s what they do when they are gearing up to give a great show the axe (it happened to Firefly!).