It was pretty weird to be sitting with the one man who is singularly responsible for some of the most passionate fanboy followings in all of entertainment. It’s fair to warn you, don’t ever say anything bad about “Buffy” or “Angel” when you are at Comic-Con. You will be killed… I recently had a chance to sit and talk with Joss Whedon about the upcoming release of Serenity: Collector’s Edition DVD that hit stores this Tuesday. Furthermore, Joss is my boy for making Firefly and Serenity, so tone down the hate people.
First off, I want to start a brawl right now and say that Serenity is the best film of its genre since Star Wars. When I asked Joss about what he thought of the comparison he too a more than modest approach. “I think it’s lovely for people to say that Serenity is this generation’s Star Wars, but I do not think it is accurate. Star Wars had a cultural impact that is unprecedented and almost untraceably large. Serenity is not that. It’s like comparing apples to…unbelievably HUGE apples.” So what is Serenity then? I especially wanted to know, mostly because there are alot of unfamiliar fans that might even think that this release of the DVD is the film’s first. “It’s a Sci-Fi action thriller that is very exciting, very funny and very human. It has spaceships chasing each other, and it is necessary in life that spaceships chase each other.”
What most of you probably want to know though, is if Serenity is worth buying for a second time around? So I asked a Joss what fans could look forward to most, “I wanted to get the whole cast together, and we managed to get five of us together to do some commentary. Nathan (Fillion) is so much fun, and Adam (Baldwin) and Ron (Glass) and Summer (Glau). We got to put the River Tam sessions on it, which is a video thing I did that doesn’t exist anywhere, so I’m glad that it has a home finally. There was a documentary made, that was beautiful, about the fans that shows the transition from show to movie.”
What can fans expect next from Joss? He is writing and directing a film called Goners, which not many people know anything about, and Joss didn’t want to talk too much about it because he is in the process of rewriting it. He is also busy on his comics, especially Sugarshock. He was wearing the only existing t-shirt showcasing the comic’s lead character Dandelion, which was drawn by Fabio Moon.
So there you have it, make sure you go out and pick up Serenity: Collector’s Edition DVD. I know I did, and I highly recommend it.