My partner and I had a quiet night in. We went out for dinner with my parentals. Afterwards, we played Firefly Fluxx. I won the first round with my boys Mal & Wash…
Yup…it’s that good.
Now you’re about to find out why I’m blogging about it on my Civil War blog.
Y’all, here it is: “Firefly” is a sci-fi western written & directed by the awesome Joss Whedon. What did Joss Whedon base this amazing show on? “The Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara. That’s right. This awesome Sci-Fi Western is based on a novel about the battle of Gettysburg. Yup. When my brother told me I was all “WTF?” and I didn’t watch it cause it sounded silly.
But FINALLY I watched it…
And fell in love…
And Wash…oh, Wash…
And Jayne…as much of an idiot as he is, I can’t help but love him for that…
And the whole show. It’s awesome. Y’all need watch it.
And something cool I discovered? I’ve always thought that Malcolm Reynolds was based on union hottie General John Reynolds. Not just the last name but just how Mal is. I’m seeing it more the second time around.
They kind of look alike too
I was looking at info about Mal on the Firefly Wiki tonight and found his birthdate: September 20, 2468
September 20th is not random. It is the same day as my Union Rock Star General John Fulton Reynolds was born. Granted, Reynolds was born in 1820 (same year as my man Sherman).
Wow. Cool. Kudos to Joss Whedon.
Watching the first episode the second time through makes me realize how much of the Civil War is woven into this show. That if the Civil War is an interest of yours, watch “Firefly” and after that, the movie “Serenity” because the a-holes at Fox cancelled “Firefly”. And “Serenity” wraps it all up.
But this connection of date of birth between John & Mal? It made the show mean that much more to me. And I thought it was the most awesome thing ever when I found out. Mal is awesome and so is Reynolds.
It’s the little things like that I love about the show. I love how the American Civil War is woven into the show in little ways like that.
Malcolm Reynolds, I believe, is Joss Whedon’s way of paying homage to the Union Rock Star General John Fulton Reynolds.
That’s reason #20 of why you need to watch “Firefly”.
That…and seeing Mal in a bonnet is hilarious…
As always, thanks for reading.
P.S. SHINY!! (Watch “Firefly” and you’ll get this expression)