Joss Whedon's Firefly has finally arrived on Region 2 DVD. More than that, my copy has arrived!
Firefly is Joss Whedon's Successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7) and Angel (S1, S2, S3, S4). Both are excellent series, and were very popular. Firefly is less well known, mainly due to the fact that Fox messed it around in the schedules, as a result decided that nobody liked it, and then cancelled it.
This was a profound error. Firefly is a wonderful show. Indeed, a deal has been done to turn it into a film, so Serenity will rise again. Firefly is set in the future, mankind has colonised other worlds. As with frontiers in the past, life on the frontier is basic. It therefore shows a mixture of the high tech with the low tech but established technology - Firefly is a western, with spaceships.
I realise that if you've never seen it, your eyes will have gone to the heavens. However, it works. It really does. With the series coming out on DVD this week, my copy of Firefly was on order back in 2003.