March 5, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST
by Rev. Artemis Prime
March 5, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
by Rev. Artemis Prime
I've never read any of Optimus Douche's work before, but Jesus, he is the worst interviewer ever. Really? Douche. I can't believe Ron Glass didn't reach through the phone and strangle this jackass to death. Ron was interesting though.
March 5, 2010, 9:35 a.m. CST
That said, if the best I can do to get Book's backstory is this, I'll take it. But I want some company to reboot Firefly...and by reboot I mean offer everyone originally involved enough money to come back and pick it up where it left off. Jesus, can't someone, anyone out there do this please? Instead of wasting all your money on the current shit heap of programming?
March 5, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST
They'll never better the British version. Fact.
March 5, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST
I felt the same way about THE OFFICE.<p> Those mere two seasons (and the special) from BBC still hold a special place in my heart.<p> As Gervais said at the Golden Globes, "quality, not quantity"
March 5, 2010, 10:32 a.m. CST
...I guess (usually dont read views) but now im reminded of two favorite shows that was canceled... and i think Firefly had the best ensemble cast ever, even beatin LOST
March 5, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST
Very wise words indeed. There's just something special about the British version of The Office that wasn't captured in the US version. The British version was so much more subtle. That said *winks at Harry*, the US version is still funny, but I just treat them as two totally different shows that merely share a name. "If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain. Do you know which philosopher said that? Dolly Parton. And people say she's just a big pair of tits..."
March 5, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST
if they were just making a white family and 'americanizing' it, then it would be unnecessary.<br><br>but i could see it working with a black family. i think it's a smart choice to find a new audience with the remake.
March 5, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST
My favorite moment will still be when Garret and David debate whether midgits are real.
March 5, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST
Loved Ron Glass on Barney Miller, though.
March 5, 2010, 12:07 p.m. CST
I'm just happy he was able to get through the interview without hanging up on Optimus. Next time you need to do an interview, why not ask someone else, someone who might actually now how to conduct an interview without coming across like a sycophantic moron?
March 5, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST
Everyone loves the answers, but not the questions.<p> How do you think you get to the answers??????
March 5, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST
It's like the word "despite" doesn't even exist in your mental dictionary.
March 5, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST
As logic seems to elude your mental prowess...A+B=C sport.
March 5, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST
In the instant case, A.
March 5, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST
Different questions, different answers...Righto?
March 5, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST
And good to hear that Ron (and the Firefly universe) carries on. SOMEONE PICK IT UP! SYFY? NBC? SHOWTIME??
March 5, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST
They could continue given the events of SERENITY?<p> Just throwing out for debate and pontificating.
March 5, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST
Having the good fortune to be speaking with an intelligent and generous interviewee. Don't take credit for the responses. That's like an abusive father taking credit when their child makes good on their own.
March 5, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST
When's this coming out?
March 5, 2010, 2:16 p.m. CST
Fall...it is still in the outline stages at the moment.
March 5, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST
becasue talking to a person like another human being is the same as beating a child.../analogy fail
March 5, 2010, 4:02 p.m. CST
I had to stop reading for five mintes because I was giggling. Weird-ass chicken. And an "Abe Vigoda will outlive us all" shout-out. Funny interview, OD. Looking forward to reading this. Interview Patton when he finishes the next Wash comic.
March 5, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST
I was just going through my more recent long boxes the other day and I was wondering why there hadn't been more Firefly comics. So color me happy about this news.
March 5, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST
review Buffy S8 #33 with the big reveal?
March 5, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST
You don't have to defend yourself, you gave us a great interview with a beloved Firefly crew member. Feeding the trolls by getting defensive only makes it look like you doubt yourself. And why don't you have a black box yet?
March 5, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST
Just so much fun to play :-)<p> You're right though -- higher road, what not...<p> I'll tell you -- very different AICN world in the comic column each week...<p> Black Boxes solely for editors and the big dogs...I am just a mere speck in the great AICN machine.
March 5, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST
I do not think we hit the latest Buffy no...when did it come out?
March 5, 2010, 9:10 p.m. CST
I've met every member of the Firefly cast except for Gina Torres, and while I was completely in Heaven posing for a picture with both Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite, talking to Ron Glass at Gencon is my most cherished "Firefly" memory. <p> We chatted for 15-20 minutes about philosophy, karma, and of course, the tenets of Book. He became quite emotional as we talked, as did I when he apologized and said his soul was still on the mend from having to leave it all behind. <p> I was one of the lucky few who had seen the world premiere of "Serenity" a few weeks earlier at San Diego Comic Con, and asked him if he had any second thoughts of returning to Book after learning that the character would die. He paused and got emotional again, and said that he never had second thoughts - he was just pissed! Then we laughed and shook hands, wishing each other well. Wonderful man.
March 5, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST
Far too long to wait for a story about the best character on Firefly.
March 6, 2010, 2:08 a.m. CST
I'm way excited for this. Be nice to fill in the gap in Book's story (I would really like to see how River's psychic reading of Book saying "I don't give half a hump if you're innocent or not - So where does that put you?" is something he said to a person. Possibly before doing something rather nasty. And Book looked nasty when he "said" it in River's mind's eye.) Also, I'm one of the crazy people who think Firefly wrapped up perfectly fine with Serenity and we don't need a post-movie sequel. But filling in the gaps in Book's story should be mega-fun.
March 6, 2010, 3:04 a.m. CST
Or the day before. Brad Meltzer script. The revealing of the "Big Bad" . Building up 3 *years* to get to this point.
March 6, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST
the interview was fine except for the self-indulgent crap about your screen name. just don't do that. don't bring it up. don't put the interviewee off with your douche-name. to repeat myself, it just seemed self-indulgent and amateurish and didn't help anything in the interview itself. You might let Ron Glass know that you're posting under a pen name, and perhaps even tell him what that is, but DON'T make it part of the interview.
March 6, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST
There were indeed some good questions, but there was also an evident lack of professionalism and respect. If AICN wants to keep getting attention from major talent, y'all should can the self-indulgent stuff, which ain't especially cool for the readers, either.
March 6, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST
That was constructive advice.<p> Ron was made aware and we actually had a very good time with it, the audio is far more indicative of the shared joke.
March 6, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST
I don't know. I liked Mal or Jane (bet I'm the only one, too. Right?), But he's definitely the one we NEED to know more about. I haven't enjoyed the Firefly comics as much as I'd have liked, hopefully that will change with this. And as for Season 8? I'm scared to death that Twilight (or whatever the Big Bad is called) will simply turn out to be a future version of Buffy. If that happens...I think I'm out.
March 7, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Maybe it's explained in the interview, I did just kind of skim it. Did Ron Glass have some kind of creative role inthe upcoming comic?