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C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015

Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jewel Staite, Leah Pipes and Neve McIntosh - C2E2: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015 at McCormick Place at McCormick Place - Chicago, Illinois, United States - Saturday 25th April 2015

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Ari Millen, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Jordan Gavaris
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Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jewel Staite, Leah Pipes, Neve McIntosh and Clare Kramer

Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015 #C2E2 - Chicago - Day 1

Jewel Staite - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo 2015 (C2E2) Day 1 at McCormick Place at McCormick Place - Rosemont, Illinois, United States - Friday 24th April 2015

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David Ramsey, Raphael Sbarge, Jewel Staite, Eoin Macken and Clare Kramer
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Jewel Staite - Jewel Staite, Cassie Steele, Joe Dinicol and Jonathan Patrick Moore Tuesday 17th July 2012 Cast of The L.A. Complex appears on MuchMusic's New.Music.Live promoting the show 2nd Season

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Picture - Jewel Staite , Tuesday 17th July 2012

Jewel Staite Tuesday 17th July 2012 Cast of The L.A. Complex appears on MuchMusic's New.Music.Live promoting the show 2nd Season

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Picture - Jewel Staite and Cassie Steele , Tuesday 17th July 2012

Jewel Staite - Jewel Staite and Cassie Steele Tuesday 17th July 2012 Cast of The L.A. Complex appears on MuchMusic's New.Music.Live promoting the show 2nd Season

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Firefly: The Complete Series Review


Excellent
Firefly was an unexpectedly shortened series created by writer/director Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) that aired in the fall of 2002. The grassroots popularity of its limited run was able to spawn a highly enjoyable feature film shortly thereafter, Serenity. Though it all ended abruptly, there is much in the finished episodes to appreciate, and the complete series on DVD includes three excellent episodes that never aired.

The name of the series comes from the model of spaceship our protagonists travel in. It's an out-dated clunker full of problems but it's a comfortable mobile home that engineer Kaylee (Jewel Staite) affectionately maintains for a variety of passengers who fall in the enormous gap between government (a.k.a. Alliance) official and beggar on the fringe. Captained by Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion, Waitress), the crew flies from one smuggling or delivery job to the next, be they legal or not under Alliance rules, to maintain their independence. Their main objective is to keep food on the table, fuel in the tank, and to stay away from Reavers, hideous beings whose hunger for anything living is never satisfied. By staying on a planet too long they would end up on the Alliance's radar, or end up slaves to a system they don't wish to support, so purposeful vagabonds they are when we join them.

Continue reading: Firefly: The Complete Series Review

Serenity Review


OK
Somehow, in the wake of Lucas' CGI evisceration of his own work and overblown space operas like The Chronicles of Riddick, somebody still knows how to put together an outer-space romp that trades just as heavily on quips and character as it does on conflict and explosions. All the better, there's barely a movie star in sight. The film in question is Serenity, the by-product of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Firefly. Somehow, Whedon convinced Universal to pony up about $45 million to make and show Serenity to multiplex audiences, 95 percent of whom will have never seen the original series, which lasted on Fox for only 11 episodes back in 2002.

It's no matter, though, as Whedon gets the uninitiated up to speed quick: 500 years in the future, most of the human-colonized galaxy is controlled by the autocratic Alliance, who won a war some time ago against the rebel Independents, now roaming the fringes of explored space. This is where we find the rattletrap freighter Serenity, crewed by a loveable gaggle of rogues who want to be free to wander at will and maybe pull off the occasional crime. The unusually personable crew is led by Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), a sarcastic loner with a not-so-secret heart of idealism. A shambling kind of hero, he's about the best thing to hit movie screens since Harrison Ford lost his sense of humor. Since every good hero needs sidekicks, Mal's backed up by badass Zoe (Gina Torres), her geeky husband Wash (Alan Tudyk), weapons-crazed lunkhead Jayne (Adam Baldwin), and wide-eyed girl mechanic Kaylee (Jewel State). There's also some new crewmates: a doctor, Simon (Sean Maher), who we've seen busting his teenaged sister River (Summer Glau) out of an Alliance research facility where she'd been being turned into a psychotic killing machine. Now River just mopes around the ship, occasionally having psychic flashes, while Simon ignores advances from lovestruck Kaylee.

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