And FOX did some odd things with the show. Fans of Firefly already know how FOX likes to fuck up a good Joss Whedon show. For the life of me I will never know why that man allowed that network access to his intellectual property again.
First, they put it on Friday night. The freaking elephant graveyard of broadcast TV programming. I know that this is 2009 and everyone has a DVR, but it is still the kiss of death to have your show moved to a Friday night. And they didn't even move it. They STARTED it on Friday nights. Nothing like an underdog story, eh?
Then they decided not to air the final episode of season one for some contractual reason that still befuddles me.
And what an episode it was! Easily the best episode of the series thus far. It was dark and depressing and it showed how truly evil this technology that they developed could be to the human race. An absolutely amazing story. Something that really could have been a springboard to the next season and the next season after that. And it starred Felicia Day! Yum.
But you could only watch it by purchasing the Season 1 DVD. Or buying that episode on iTunes or Amazon like I did. And that's the way FOX wanted it. They wanted to have an incentive for fans of the show to purchase the DVDs. Fucking blood-thirsty hacks!
But here is the problem. A lot of folks gave up on the show during the season. Or after the season. Had FOX aired this episode, I think it may have swayed a few viewers (at least) toward remaining with it the next season. And the second season started out pretty strong. Especially for those of us who have watched "Epitaph One". That's how strong of an episode it was.
Anyone else out there purchase the DVD or the single episode online? I'm curious to hear what everyone else thinks of that episode and the show. I know it is disappointing to some, but I think I can see where it is going now. And I'm in for the ride.
Well, until FOX cancels it, of course.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Did I fall asleep?