Season 1 Podcast

The podcast that focuses on those shows gone before their time and those shows you wonder why they ever got any time. We look at TV shows that only had one season. Tune in every week to hear Chris Kamler and Chris Atkins send up television's best and worst. See our website at and on Twitter @season1pod
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Oct 25, 2016

You voted and decided that you wanted more Firefly episodes! So we're going to be giving you at least two more. This week's episode was the first non-pilot episode and there was a noticeable tone shift as this one was darker and spookier. Chris and Chris talk about the Bushwhacked, the Alliance, the Reavers and we again threaten you with Cop Rock. Sit back and enjoy! Don't forget to leave us a review on iTunes or where ever fine podcasts are served. You can also give us a follow over on Twitter for good measure! Show Notes:

  • 02:00 - A new intro - Shepherd Book tells it how it was and space basketball
  • 07:00 - A ghost story in space
  • 10:00 - The B story - everyone's sixth sense
  • 16:30 - The spirituality of Firefly
  • 20:00 - In which Chris mistakes 90210 for Melrose Place
  • 25:00 - Way too tidy of an ending
  • 31:00 - A repeat of the Cop Rock threat

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Oct 20, 2016
Thanks for joining us for Episode 2 of the podcast and Episode 2 of Firefly. One of the goals with this podcast is to better understand why a show is cancelled after one season and you can start to tell right off the bat with this second episode that there's trouble a-brewin. This was the FIRST episode that Fox aired and they reportedly gave Joss Whedon only three days to write it after they disapproved of Episode 1. The Chris's discuss this week about the thin plot, how Firefly does in the Bechdel test, and how much Jayne steals every scene. Follow this episode, you're going to get a chance to play studio executive and either cancel our reviews of Firefly, or continue it on for two more episodes. Follow @season1pod on Twitter for 48 hours after this episode to vote! Episode Notes:
  • 00:00:30 - The second pilot, that viewed first. How do you write a story in three days?
  • 00:02:30 - The writing is on the wall, Fox isn't fond of Firefly.
  • 00:04:00 - Unification Day! An aspicious day.
  • 00:08:00 - Best theme song of all time?
  • 00:10:40 - Firefly and the Bechdel test
  • 00:19:00 - Niska vs. Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • 00;21:00 - The Train Job - Doin' the crime.
  • 00:26:00 - The Jayne chain of command
  • 00:27:00 - Second reference of Disney Princesses in two episodes. (What is wrong with me?)
  • 00:33:00 - How this episode failed as a pilot, but succeeded as a second episode
That's our second show! Don’t forget to leave us a good review on iTunes if you have a moment and tell your friends! Now the podcast is in your hands. Vote on our twitter feed to either cancel Firefly or keep flyin'. We are on Stitcher, iTunes, Pocket Casts, and Google Play. If there’s a podcast app you want us on, let us know!
Oct 18, 2016

Welcome to our inaugural episode! We'll be focusing first on the Joss Whedon series, Firefly. This series aired only 11 episodes and this episode actually aired last. However, if you check out this series on Netflix, it was originally intended to be the pilot, so we'll review it first. Firefly premiered on Fox in September, 2002 and stands as a testament to a wonderful missed opportunity. Chris and Chris look at this pilot episode called "Serenity." Every two episodes, you're going to get a chance to cancel a series, or keep going. Check out our twitter feed for more details. Episode Notes:

  • 00:02:00 - The pilot that wasn't really the pilot.
  • 00:04:00 - The Saving Private Ryan opening. Expecting the audience to understand what's not stated.
  • 00:05:00 - Kamler tries his hand and explaining cinematography.
  • 00:08:00 - Poor Bendis. He's so very, very pretty.
  • 00:10:00 - The Browncoats - a metaphor for the Confederate Army and reconstruction?
  • 00:12:00 - Six Years Later... 2517
  • 00:14:30 - The influences of Firefly
  • 00:19:00 - The shaving habits of Captain Mal
  • 00:20:00 - Atkins' favorite scene. Inara bones the virgin.
  • 00:24:30 - The cast assembles, and Barney Miller
  • 00:28:00 - Firefly, Aerosmith, and Disney Princesses
  • 00:34:30 - Reavers - Scary af
  • 00:36:30 - The backstory of River Tam
  • 00:40:00 - Patience and the return of the Reavers
  • 00:43:00 - Crazy Ivan
  • 00:44:45 - What if with Firefly
  • 00:47:00 - Wrap-up

What did you think about Firefly Episode 1? How about our review of it? Sound off in the comments below. Don't forget to leave us a good review on iTunes if you have a moment and tell your friends! We're reviewing Episode 2 next week and then we turn the podcast over to you to determine if Firefly gets cancelled. We are on Stitcher, iTunes, Pocket Casts, and Google Play. If there's a podcast app you want us on, let us know! See you next week!  

Oct 12, 2016

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