Sketch O’The Day

March 12th, 2007 | Posted in Sketch O'The Week

A very quick sketch of Summer Glau, who plays a character called River Tam on the TV show “Firefly” and in the movie “Serenity”. She’s got an odd, buggy eyed look, and I tried to push that along with the pursed mouth a bit more than the likeness could handle, I think.


I caught “Serenity” on HD-DVD this past weekend. Not a bad movie, although I felt a bit left out having never seen the TV show. Obviously the film was aimed at followers of the TV series and very little time was wasted on character development or explanation that might have helped out those who weren’t regular viewers. There was some great humor and clever one liners from the characters… I imagine the show was worth watching.


  1. delamora says:

    The show was great. If you liked the movie at all you should really check out the show. You can find the complete series for around $20.

  2. Tom says:

    I may have to pick that up, or at the very least rent it. I know it’s fan base was small but enthusiastic… it’s not every canceled TV show that has enough fan uproar to get a feature film made. I am sure I’d have looked on the deaths of some of the characters much differently had I watched the series first.

    Then again, I had trouble not shouting out “ARRRGH! It’s Steve the Pirate!” every time Alan Tdyk was on screen.

  3. carlpeterson says:

    Yeah, Firefly was fantastic. Some people seem to get into it more than others, even in geek communities, but the show sports a solid story and solid characterization. And everything else is done well too – the music, SFX, costuming, etc. I felt that there were some subtle changes made to the characters and relationships for the movie, but don’t let that keep you from checking it out. $19.99 at Target.


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