And my reward has arrived, in the form of this message in my inbox:
"Congratulations! You are one of the lucky bloggers to be chosen and confirmed for the screening of SERENITY for the time, date and the number of guests that you have requested ..."
I can't believe how jazzed Amy and I are about this! The DVD's of the first season have completely hooked us, and this is a much-needed fix for a couple of junkies.
If you haven't heard of Serenity, here's the official synopsis:
Joss Whedon, the Oscar® - and Emmy - nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE, ANGEL and FIREFLY, now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity. The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family –squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.
And here's the link to the movie site, with some excellent trailers.
If you haven't seen any of the series, you still have time. Rent it, buy it, or borrow it from a friend (unfortunately our copy is checked out, and there's a considerable waiting list. We do accept bribes to move your name to the top.) Though I imagine that the movie will stand on its own just fine, the Firefly series is not to missed in any case.