Killjoys Isn’t Firefly: A brief review of SyFy’s new show

I’m surprised that I missed this entry, considering that I have a penchant for mild to moderate geekery / nerdery on a lot of things under the heading, science – fiction / fantasy / horror.
Killjoys & Dark Matter got my attention unlike some new offerings from Syfy & syndicated series.

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It’s hard these days for a space opera. As soon as there’s a hint of a rogueish character, people come out of the woodwork and start making comparison to Firefly. It’s tricky to not have that certain level of bias, I mean Firefly was great, and the characters of Killjoys like to wear their pistols low. And when it premiered last week, I was expecting to have that hole in my heart filled.

That will probably never happen, Firefly is one of those shows that will never be outdone, because we have a bias of it being nearly perfect. It’s the space western that got away, it showed so much promise and the brief look we had only left us wanting more.

Killjoys isn’t Firefly, and I’m sort of glad. Killjoys was good, and not just good in the “I’m a spiritual sequel” kind of way, it didn’t even try…

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Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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