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Does anyone remember...

Sometime in the Firefly era, somebody asked Joss Whedon about the "dozens of planets, hundreds of moons" physical structure of the 'verse, the presence or absence of faster-than-light transportation, and/or the "science" of the 'verse.

Joss replied something to the effect of, "Please don't ask me about the planets [or maybe it was "the science"] because it makes me cry."

Anyone remember that quote? Got a reference to it?

(It came up this evening in a discussion about storytelling.)

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executrix
Jul. 11th, 2010 11:26 am (UTC)
I don't have a reference, but I'm sure it was "science" and not "planets" that made the Baby Joss cry.

However, if you're going to posit FTL travel and terraforming, you might as well fix up a whole bunch of mudrooms planets while you're at it.
emeraldsedai
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:02 pm (UTC)
LOL! I wish I had FTL paintbrushes today. And I think you're right about science rather than planets.
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emeraldsedai
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I just had a look at Whedonesque (for the first time in a while) and damn! That tiny white font on that big black page makes regular pages afterwards look kind of psychedelic!

No joy with a quick search, but I appreciate basically knowing I didn't imagine the Joss-ism.
roxymissrose
Jul. 11th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
That's the perfect answer to *everything*!
emeraldsedai
Jul. 11th, 2010 06:05 pm (UTC)
I kind of thought so too.
llaras
Jul. 13th, 2010 03:08 pm (UTC)
Found it! Here: http://www.reocities.com/freetrader2300/serenityRPG/index.html

Q: Does Serenity go faster than light?

Joss: I don't think so.

Q: Are the planets really close together?

Joss: They’re really close together. You’ve never seen a planet cluster like this one. It’s a little planet village. If you start asking me science questions I’m going to cry.
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