Oi! Spaceman: A Podcast

Speculative Fiction, Intersectional Feminism, and Dirty Jokes

Big Damn Shiny Heroes: Forever White Knights

The apocalypse is upon us and I’ve somehow been convinced to podcast a Joss Whedon show. Shana and I are going to be doing Firefly, episode by episode, and since she’s a big Whedon fan and I (to put it mildly) am not, this will be a more contentious journey than our fans may be used to. Don’t worry, Shana and I still love one anotEpisode 1 Background.pngher.

In this episode, we take a look at the very first episode of Firefly, confusingly enough given the eventual feature film entitled Serenity. We discuss each of the major characters and how they’re introduced, the role of sexuality within the ‘Verse, whether or not Mal is a total asshole, and the use of gender in the show. I also have opinions about the way the show’s iconography implies a problematic connection to the American Civil War, so be prepared for that as well.

Download it here.

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