Revisiting Firefly, Anew

Our DVD copy of Firefly (the one brief season) is in storage. So it’s been a while since we’ve watched it.

The TV setup here is different from our place, and… interesting. We’ve got Hulu set up, but the TV is also really nice/modern. And super high resolution.

Funny thing – I just realized I have a record of my/our current TV, which I got back in 2007. And it’s still kicking (that’s seventeen years, for anyone counting). I’m actually quite impressed.

Needless to say, I’m not used to the newer, high definition screen/images. So it’s weird to see an older show, with such crispness and detail.

What’s odd to me is that, in many ways, the ultra high resolution makes things like more fake. Does that make sense?

There’s a certain subdued, flattened/matte look that I associate with movies and television shows, with the crispness something I’ve only notied for when things are broadcast live.

Seeing something familiar from a long time ago, but displayed in such crispness, makes the artificiality of it all seemingly more apparent. The fantasy is almost harder to achieve, because of how much detail (and reality) is coming through.

I feel weird for somewhat complaining about this. As though my experience makes me hearken for a time, before these advancements and improvements in our electronics. I bet I sound just like the old fogies from the 1920’s, who yearned for the silent films of their youth… and shook their head at all the “talkies” being shown in their neighborhood theaters.

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  1. We can’t get used to the new TVs either, which is why we don’t have one. That’s probably the biggest reason we use a digital projector.

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