I Aim To Misbehave

The best sci-fi universe out there can be found in the pages of The Erratic Sun. Don’t believe me? Purchase a copy and see for yourself. For those of you who say I’m biased, that I should pick something not of my own creation, I suppose I could pick one that’s a close second.

And that close second would be a galaxy far, far away.

Though not everything in the Star Wars universe has been great, some the movies, novels, and video games set within it have been among the best things I’ve ever watched/read/played. It is a vast landscape full of possibilities. Even the worst of it is better than a lot of things that are out there.

However, while reading something set in a different sci-fi universe, I realized that while Star Wars may be my favorite universe as a whole, it doesn’t contain my favorite sci-fi movie. It was a weird experience because up until then, I didn’t even realize that it was my favorite sci-fi movie. I knew I liked it, but until I actually thought about it, I didn’t realize how much I liked it.

That movie is Serenity.

Joss Whedon has done a lot of good things in his career, but as far as I’m concerned, Serenity is the best, by far. I know, I know. Avengers. I’m right there with you. I love The Avengers. I still think Serenity is his crowning achievement, however.

Serenity took everything that was good about Firefly (which is a great show) and made it even better. The story is better. The interaction between the characters is better. The “villain” is better. Now, I’m not going to say that it’s perfect, but I can’t think of a single flaw in it.

Now I’m going to have to go watch it again.

What about you? What’s your favorite sci-fi movie? Is it set in your favorite sci-fi universe?

4 comments on “I Aim To Misbehave

  1. djmatticus says:

    Favorite sci-fi movie? Rogue One. With blade runner a very, very close second.

    • Rogue One is a very underrated movie. Other than the original trilogy, which probably rate so high with me purely because of the nostalgia factor, it’s my favorite Star Wars movie.

    • P.S. I still have never watched Blade Runner. I’ve seen bits and pieces of it over the years when channel surfing, but what little I saw was nothing that made me want to stop and watch it.

      • djmatticus says:

        It certainly isn’t for everyone. I like the arc of it… The small play from start to finish, mixed with the setting and the music. It’s simple, really, but still has so much depth I find it enthralling. It’s quirky and ridiculous and wonderful. And was my favorite for years and years until Rogue One.

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