Marital trouble spills over into actual trouble in “War Stories”, as Mal and Wash are captured by an old adversary. Meanwhile, Inara shocks everyone by taking a female client. Oh, 2002. Were we ever that naive?
In “Ariel”, Mal decides that enough is enough after River stabs Jayne and demands that Simon do something about her. So the good doctor comes up with crime. About time he pulled his weight, don’t you think?
When you live in a solar system as seemingly empty as the one in Firefly, it’s important to keep your spaceship in good working condition, as the crew of the Serenity finds out in “Out of Gas”. Also! Always listen to Kaylee when she tells you the ship needs a new compression coil. Actually, just always listen to Kaylee.
Jayne has been a bit of a condundrum so far on Firefly, but in “Jaynestown”, we learn a bit more about his illustrious past and what makes him tick. Turns out, it’s money. Okay, that wasn’t that much of a surprise.
The Serenity gets a surprise visitor in “Our Mrs. Reynolds”, and she’s not as friendly as she first appears. But never fret, because Inara saves the day. Sort of. Plus! Is Christina Hendricks just the best, or what?
It’s backstory week on Tuning In, as Firefly reveals some of Simon and River’s past, in “Safe”. Meanwhile, in the present, everyone’s in trouble. Again. We’re seeing a pattern, Firefly.
Tuning In goes to a “Shindig” this week, along with several of the Serenity crew. Unfortunately, no one has a good time and someone gets stabbed. Sounds like every high school party we ever went to, honestly.
Get ready to meet the Reavers in “Bushwhacked”, the third action-packed Firefly! Watch as the crew discover a derelict ship! Listen as they search for a mysterious noise! Be horrified as they uncover the gruesome secret of the Reavers!
On the second episode of Tuning In, we continue our 15-podcast look at Firefly by talking about “The Train Job”. This second pilot is both less successful and more successful than “Serenity”. Find out how by listening now!
More than 400 scripted television series aired in 2015–but don’t worry, Eric and Richard, creators of the Emmy-watching podcast Trekabout, are here to help! With our trademark blend of deep analysis and breezy conversation, you’re sure to find a new favorite or reconsider an old forgotten gem.
In this first episode of Tuning In, we start a 15 episode look at the Joss Whedon show that wasn’t, Firefly, by discussing the double-sized pilot “Serenity”.