On Wed, 12 Feb 2003, Ryan Grove wrote: >Speaking of television, did anyone get a chance to watch Firefly >during its short run on Fox? >I managed to see every episode, and the style of the show really >reminded me of a Vlad novel. Not the setting, mind you, The setting is a *little* like the Dragaeran Empire - Mal, like Vlad, hates the Government, and opposes it. But it's not much more than that. > but the plots, >pacing, witty banter and fight scenes. The captain in particular was >Vlad all over. There's a scene in the pilot episode where a bandit has >one of the crewmembers in a choke hold with a gun to her head. The >captain walks in, and before the bandit can finish saying "Stop or I'll >shoot," the captain shoots him in the head and keeps walking. Reminded >me of Vlad and his throwing knives. > >There was also a scene in another episode in which the captain and >another character are confronted by three or four bad guys who they know >they can't outfight, so the captain offers one of them a hefty sum of >money to kill the others, just like Vlad in "Orca". Brilliant. Well, Jayne kinda *is* an Orca. The dumb doodlehum kind. Hmm. Zoe is a Dragon, methinks. Wash is a Vallista - or, no, another Orca, but the kind that actually sails rather than being just a thug. Kaylee is a Vallista. A *cute* one. A mega-glompable one, even. Inara is probably an Issola, but I suspect her of secretly being a Yendi (that is, I have a notion that her real agenda is espionage). Book is... hm. Dunno. Maybe Yendi; I suspect *him* of having a secret agenda as well. Simon & River are Hawks, or maybe Athyra. Mal, I suppose, is a Jhereg. Or an Orca.