Episode 44 – Serenity (w. Jill Dickinson)

Charlie, Adam, and Amber welcome guest Jill Dickinson to the podcast to geek out over the 2005 sci-fi film Serenity! We’re all familiar with the short-lived TV series Firefly… but what if you weren’t? Would the movie still work? If there aren’t any cows, is this really a western? And there’s no avoiding those shocking deaths! Also: more Star Trek and Moana than you’d expect!


Make sure to check out the party Jill mentions at Hole in the Wall in Austin on March 13, and at Valhalla on March 14, courtesy Chicken Ranch Records!

We had a short segment about Joss Whedon’s behavior IRL, and how that undercuts his feminist messaging in his work. We ultimately cut it, but if you are not already aware, you should be.

Adam talks about Kris Straub and his disdain for the linguistic style of Firefly. It’s somewhere in the web comic Starslip Crisis. Find it yourself (you’ll have fun in the process).

As Adam mentions, Nathan Fillion starred in the fan film based on the video game Uncharted.

Things We Reference:

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (1999)

Tangled: The Series (2017-Present)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

The Naked Gun (1988)

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

Firefly (2002-2003)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Metropolis (1927)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Moana (2016)

The Rookie (2018-Present)

Castle (2009-2016)

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog (2008)

Big Mouth (2017)

FlashForward (2009)

Veronica Mars (2014)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (1993)

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010)