Can’t take the sky from me…


Short review of the new Joss Whedon film Serenity:

It rocked my face right off. Seriously. I’m looking around for my face right now. Has anyone seen it?

Go see this movie right now so that Joss may make many more of these.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

4 replies on “Can’t take the sky from me…”

I liked to movie. However, certain, well, “events” in the movie (you know what I mean), made it hard for me to to really enjoy it. Mostly I came away thinking about how much more I would have enjoyed seeing these events played out over the span of a TV show. Joss Whedon can write movies, really good ones, but TV seems to be his real gift.

loved it, loved it, loved it. I’ve only seen a few eps of the series on tv (my tivo caught it a few times – will set it up to record it consistently now). I like it because it’s funny, smart, has great character, original, and not all that complicated. Eric’s been into the really complicated shows like Babylon 5 and Farscape, and while I like them, goshdarnit, I don’t always want to be *that* challenged by television. So Firefly suits me very well. But about the movie: so fun, so exciting, so many hysterical one-liners (“am I speaking to miranda right now?” and “…now we can retire and give up this life of crime.” 🙂

Did not see your face in the theatre, although I did trip over something. 😉 We really enjoyed it. I’ve read that if it is successful, they will get the greenlight for 2 more films.

Movie rocked. The transition from TV show to Movie was a bit awkward in places though. I sat there wondering if a person hadn’t seen the TV show would they have known about all the various love interests/conflicts? Hard to fit everything in, but I think Joss did a great job. I walked out of there feeling like it had been three hours when it had only been two.

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