when any original sci-fi content airs, here's you're reaction:
stargate - it's wank. bring back farscape.
atlantis - it's wank. bring back farscape.
bsg (gulp) - it's great. bring back farscape.
tremors - decent show. they should have cancelled this not farscape.
tripping the rift - I've not seen it, but man...they should replace it with farscape.
(I don't actually remember anything about lexx, but tell me how this sounds..."lexx - it's a nice try but they should cancel it to do more eps of farscape")
now you mentioned ST and X-files and B5, but those are just syndicated, shows with no new episodes and really have no place in the discussion. but if you must...
firefly - why are they rehashing this crap? (because there's a new movie coming out, you turd!) bring back farscape.
B5 - great series, it was. like yoda, I speak. back, bring farscape.
ST - was wank. farscape is the best because it's nothing like ST.
X-files - this was a very nice show before it wasn't. oh? they're re-airing it? they should bring back farscape.
am I a whedon fan? well I loved buffy although it turned into shit, but you could say that about x-files and still think it was a great show. angel was good (at times better than buffy - usually when buffy was bad by then - most of the time just a spinoff of buffy). firefly was bleah. I hate westerns. well...that's not true. I was just annoyed that they would waste "sci-fi" on a western. why not just waste "western" on a western? it'll prolly draw a larger audience. so I watched a handful of eps and they were ok. but it was a western and I wanted sci-fi and most of what I did like was just cut 'n' paste from angel which was cut 'n' paste from buffy. so I didn't watch it. which means I'm one of the many who didn't watch it. which would make me not a fan. I sing this whole sad spectator story cuz I watched the teaser trailer for the movie. liked it. got a 2-for-1 deal on the dvds. bought them. watched them in succession. loved it. so am I a fan of firefly? sure, with one huge caveat.
A4 was ok. yeah yeah, it was shit. blah blah blah. it wasn't like trying to watch the village or alexander.
toy story was very good (not great). sequel was great. but then, I am a SW fan.
buffy the movie was really really bad. not as bad as alexander or the village, but those two movies had a lot further to fall.
so no. I think I'm a fair judge of the guy's resume. it's not all champange and caviar dreams. in fact, it's really just buffy and then pieces of buffy recycled (when it's good) up to serenity. which is literally angel + buffy but emphasis on angel (which is a manifestation of buffy). see? simple.
A4 was a dud. the guy wrote it. the director directed it. the studio made it. everyone was man-handled by (exec) producers. if you're going to peg responsibility for a movie on one person, it's the director. you saw city of lost children. it's got that guy's piss all over it, which - hate to break it to you - is more important to the end result than the writing. that said - the cloning thing was just dumb. the hybrid baby was REALLY dumb (and that I attribute to whedon because of a similar occurance in toy story - although it's worth noting that there are very very similar plot elements in city as well...in fact, more direct than the franken-toys in story). the look of the baby was really REALLY dumb, and letting that happen falls on the director. the fact of an underwater chase and the rest of the chase throughout the ship is just fine. the execution</i>, you may certainly argue, was sub par. but the bare bones, the scaffold is there. my gawd! that's the plot to aliens: "here they come. let's get the hell out of here! ah!!!!" wynnona ryder was a silly casting choice but the fact of a cyborg in the movie is a given (prolly even at the studio level - as was the inclusion of ripley) both of which, in and of themselves, predicated a sub par movie. but hey, it could have been worse. they could have made AVP. oh yeah. at least A4 made sense.
Life ducks, and you sigh.