Feb 20, 2019
Welcome to In the 'Verse: Song Crafting for the Firefly Universe. Here are some of the themes discussed in this episode: loyalty and safety.
2:42 Upcoming Shows with Marc Gunn
3:29 Upcoming Show with Mikey Mason
3:59 Geek Music News
8:10 Marc’s Song: Favor of Dance
9:29 Mikey’s Songs: Captain Tightpants and Sad Little King
12:01 Plot Summary
14:42 Discussion of Episode 5 “Safe”
38:41 Mikey's thanks and song "Safe"
42:18 Marc's thanks and song "Like a Big Damn Hero"
MARC: My name is Marc Gunn, the creator of the Firefly Drinking Songs show.
MIKEY: And I’m Mikey Mason, creator of the Beer Powered Time Machine Podcast.
MARC: This is part five of a six part series. We are rewatching episodes of Firefly. Our goal is to find themes and stories that we can write songs about.
Mikey: These first six episodes were funded by Marc’s fans in his Gunn Runners Club. He hit a milestone which made this show happen.
MARC: There are still eight more episodes of Firefly. If you want us to finish out the series, like we do, make a monthly pledge to Mikey Mason on Patreon. Once he hits his goal, we will record eight more episodes! Go to http://patreon.com/mikeymason/
And I’m 97% of the way there! Of course, if you enjoy Marc Gunn's music, you can still make a pledge to support him at http://patreon.com/marcgunnmusic
Episode 5: Safe - Written by Drew Z. Greenberg
Marc: The crew delivers cattle to the Rim, but Book is gravely injured when they are stuck in the middle of a shootout. At the same time, Simon and River Tam are kidnapped by locals while sightseeing in town.
Mikey: Mal chooses to leave the Tams behind to seek help for Book. Desperate, they turn to an Alliance ship. At first hostile, the Alliance officer they speak to provides medical aid after seeing Book's ID.
Marc: Meanwhile, the kidnappers belong to a community in desperate need of a real doctor, and Simon tentatively hopes he has found a haven for himself and River. However, the religious residents come to believe River is a witch and attempt to burn her at the stake.
Mikey: Serenity returns just in time to rescue the siblings. When Simon asks Mal why he came back, the captain tells Simon that he and River are part of the crew.
“Safe” by Mikey Mason
“Like a Big Damn Hero” by Marc Gunn
Mikey: We would love your comments, songs and lyrics or links to videos to share in the next show. Use the hashtag #InTheVerse. You can post them on the Blue Tour Facebook page or email email@example.com
Marc: In the ‘Verse was produced by Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason. Sign up on our website and find out more about the Blue Sun Tour at http://fireflydrinkingsongs.com/intheverse/