Saturday, August 7, 2010

Firefly: Still Flying

Firefly: Still Flying -- A Celebration of Joss Whedon's Acclaimed Television Series
by various authors [791.457 FirYw]

Firefly is one of those tv series that falls into the "cult favorites" category. Though it only survived for 12 hours on the small screen, it has since generated a fairly successful theatrical feature film and has built up legions of fans in the 8 years since it first aired. This gorgeously-designed behind-the-scenes "making of" book gathers articles from the series' main writers, remembrances from the cast members, plus a large collection of highly-detailed photographs, storyboards and conceptual sketches. All of which would be enough to recommend this on their own. But...of special note...four of the series writers contribute brand new short stories set in the Firefly universe. Those stories alone earn the 10 rating I'll give this one. Firefly fans won't want to miss this, and those who are curious about the show but may not have seen any episodes will still appreciate the in-depth look behind a tv series production. [If you enjoy behind-the-scenes books about tv productions, check out the 791.457 section of the non-fiction collection.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ Firefly episode guide on ] | [ Firefly creator Joss Whedon's official blog ]

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