#010 – Serenity Now

#010 – Serenity Now

On this episode of the Reel World Theology Podcast:


On this episode of the show we explore one of the greatest movies in the Verse’, Serenity. This Joss Whedon film is beloved of fans and the sic-fi community in general. It is the culmination of a one season series called Firefly, also by Joss Whedon — heck, if you do not know this or have not seen it, please, go watch it, you will not regret it. It may possibly be the best TV show ever made, and I do not say that lightly. Since Serenity is not a new film, it has been viewed, reviewed, and dissected by nearly everyone, and will be again, by this show!

This movie, and furthermore, the series Firefly, make us come face to face with memorable characters that have to make decisions in a “space-western” future universe that is in constant conflict from municipalities, thieves, and creatures on the edge of space. In what is arguably Joss Whedon’s greatest creative achievement, we find an endless supply of discussion topics that It include questions of faith, belief, love, hope, control, destiny, and even moral objectivity. With all this ground to cover in one Episode, we will be aiming to misbehave!

Download Episode 010 Here:
Reel World Theology #010 – Serenity Now

This weeks panel included Laura Fissel, Griffin Kale, and Mark Wingerter.

Laura Fissel (@laura_fissel)
Leaving Teaching Blog

Griffin Kale (@griffin_kale)

Mark Wingerter (@markdapackerfan)
Short Films:
Transmission & Dead on Arrival can be found at this YouTube Channel
Entries for the 48 Film Project, including Heart of the Dead, can be found here:
Greensboro 48 Hour Film Project
I, Anomaly
Let Pylons Be Pylons 


Podcast Notes and Links:

Firefly on IMDB

Serenity on IMDB

Serenity on Rotten Tomatoes

Serenity Trailer on YouTube

Serenity on Wikipedia

Firefly on Wikipedia

Joss Whedon Interview at Entertainment Weekly

Serenity Now at Cinemagogue

Good Without God on On Pop Theology

The Gospel According to Firefly at Pemptousia

Browncoats and Bibles at Theological Graffiti

Serenity and Firefly (Part 1) at Are You Just Watching

Serenity and Firefly (Part 2) at Are You Just Watching

Firefly and Theology Series at Political Jesus

Firefly and the Psychology of Religion Series at Cheesewearing Theology

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