skatimmy737 wrote:A Hands of Blue reference but no Jubal Early? Why doesn't anyone ever remember the last episode?
lcatgoddess wrote:True! One of the best Weadon villains evah & no one seems to remember him.
Still buying tho...
Definitely not a Lost Cause! One of the coolest villians in all of fiction, let alone science fiction,* Early was named after Jubal Anderson Early, (1816-1894) General in the Confederate Army and ancestor of Canadian actor Nathan Fillion, of whom you may have heard.
Joss Whedon was once asked during a Reddit AMA, "What one thing you've written -- movie or TV episode -- would you pick to represent your entire body of work," and he answered "Objects In Space." You can really get a feel for the affection Whedon has for this episode when you listen to his episode commentary on the DVD.
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*Seriously. I rank Early WAY up there up with Hans Gruber, Hannibal Lecter, Heath Ledger's Joker, Nurse Ratched, Agent Smith, (the idea of) Rollo Tomasi, Keyser Soze, Hal 9000, Anton Chigurh and, hey why not: Adlai Niska, AND THE GORRAM REAVERS!