The Panel of Peril make comment about being a leaf on the wind or somesuch prior to being skewered by a large wooden pole directly through the chest. In their death throes they just about have time to watch this week’s film Serenity (Joss Whedon, 2005).
Mal (Nathan Fillion), Zoe (Gina Torres) and Wash (Alan Tudyk) run the good ship Serenity. Also aboard is traumatised fugitive River (Summer Glau) and her brother Simon (Sean Maher) who are on the run from the intergalactic Alliance. Specifically a man known as The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who must stop her revealing a devastating secret that could shape the governing body to its very core!
Turns out River knows the secret of a planet where the terraforming process ‘failed’: Miranda. The Alliance dosed the population with a drug to make them passive/compliant which resulted in death for most. For the rest, they were turned into the insane, cannibalistic Reavers. Bit of a silly error on The Alliance’s part all things considered. Can the crew of Serenity reveal the secret to all, or will The Operative silence them forever?
Did the panel enjoy this week’s cinematic serving? Could they find a way to improve the villainous plan? And who will be named this week’s most diabolical (person/podcast((er)))?