Firefly 2 – The Train Job

Did you know Kiyan and I once wrote a whole outline for a story about a guy robbing a train?

This week we prove that watching Firefly was not a hoax of… weakly epic proportions. That’d actually be a terrible hoax, it’s a sci-fi show, why wouldn’t we watch it? Well good news is that by the time I’m writing this we’ve even recorded episode 3. Wow! It’s The Train Job, written by Joss Whedon and Tim Minear and aired on September 20, 2002

1:37: We actually watched Blake’s 7 on our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.
4:19: Here’s that AV Club review of The Train Job that I’m referencing in this next statement.
7:52: The Raab Collection has an interesting breakdown on the early history of the phrase “the south will rise again”.
12:28: Serenity (the movie) came out in 2005, but we shouldn’t confuse it with this other movie that came out in 2019… also named Serenity.
16:17: Here’s Greg Edmondson’s Wikipedia page to see if you too can randomly discover he composed something you like.
18:22: Chinese is a really interesting and fascinating language with dozens of dialects and a heavy dose of “what even makes a dialect?” sprinkled on top. I can’t even approach the complexity of the topic so I’ll let Asia Society do it for me.
20:18: “RP” in this context means roleplay “received pronunciation”.
23:40: Check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.
25:02: Frost my tips and log me in.
33:33: Yeah I’m not gonna link this. (Here you go: Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse on wikipedia. Warning: graphic images)
35:17: We’ve actually watched the original 60s Ocean’s Eleven on Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast, our movie trilogy podcast.
39:32: Wow, Dylan sounds really disappointed that they didn’t kill him here.
43:43: Black lung is also known as coalworker’s pneumoconiosis. Not for the faint of heart. Or lungs.
48:42: Here’s an article outlining The Crow and the death of Brandon Lee therein.
53:35: You know what, here’s Lund on the Firefly wiki.
57:58: This shooting script is unsourced, take it as you will. (Editor’s note: The fact that this is from “” doesn’t lend do any favors for its credibility. Lmao)
1:13:29: The return of the stunned silence, our third host.
1:14:54: The Great Train Robbery was also, by chance, Michael Crichton’s second directorial effort. Neat.

Some other sources:
The Train Job, David Black

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