What I’m listening to today:
The entire back catalog of The Signal (The Big Damn Podcast) http://signal.serenityfirefly.com/signal.php a podcast devoted to Firefly/Serenity the TV Show/Movie.
I’ve just begun watching Firefly. Sci-Fi channel has picked it up for syndication and has been playing it Fridays. I caught an episode this week and one earlier and thought it was pretty good. I stumbled on the podcaast somewhere and started listening to it. It is very well-done by a co-operative group of quite a few people and runs over an hour an episode.
I listened all night, laying in bed with my headphones on. I don’t think I fell asleep through much of it, either.
Anyway, I added Firefly to the shows set to record on my Replay-TV. I guess I’m a fan now. Serenity is the movie based on the series and featuring the same cast. It comes out the end of the month.
The writer and producer, Joss Whedon, did the same thing to me with the series Angel. I never heard about that show until it was in syndication and no longer being made. I got caught up in that show and finally can say I’ve seen every episode. The guy’s got something for writing shows that build a passionate fan-base, but Hollywood execs just don’t get.
Also, listening to two John Renbourn albums – The Lady and the Unicorn and Sir John Alot of Merrie Englandes Musyk Thyng & Ye Grene Knygte (sic.)