Orogogus wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 15:40:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 16, 2020, 15:36:
Making a "family friendly" Firefly completely misses the entire point of that universe.
I dunno. Supposedly Fox made Whedon tone things down for the TV show, and I liked that fine. When the movie came out I thought it was pointlessly edgy and less fun to watch, by comparison. Just bad, whether considered as its own thing or as an extension of the show.
You can be PG-13 and still have some edge. The Marvel movies are evidence of that, I don't need them to be Dead Pool. But going PG is just too far in the opposite direction. No more Inara. No more mentally tortured River Tam. No more edge-of-the-law Mal shooting guys in the head or into Serenity's engine. No more Jayne "I'll be in my bunk." Firefly is the frontier, and things are messy out there. Star Trek can work at PG because it's about moral, ethical, and intellectual considerations in a utopian future. Firefly much less so.
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