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Credit: Serenity: Sidney Baldwin

Reading today’s reviews of Serenity, Joss Whedon’s adaptation of his short-lived Fox sci-fi western Firefly into a feature film, I was surprised not to see more headline writers echoing Seinfeld‘s Frank Costanza, with his blood-pressure-reducing chant: ”Serenity Now!” Only a handful went for that easy pun; the rest set themselves the more difficult task of trying to riff on the words ”Serenity” and ”Firefly.” Or else they went further afield and ended up light-years away, as you can tell from the samples below.

‘Now’ and again
New York Sun: Serenity Now
The Weekly Standard: Serenity Now
Toronto Globe and Mail: Joss Whedon: Serenity Now, and Then
Boston Herald: For spaced-out fun, you’ll want ‘Serenity’ now!
Village Voice: Serenity Now! Whedon Flips Off Fox in Clever Space-Western

What other old movie/TV show did this remind me of?
The Journal News (N.Y.): Back to the future
Buffalo News: Final Frontier
Dallas Observer: Have Gun, Will Space Travel: Serenity spins a classic tale way out west

Speaking of science fiction…
Charlotte Observer: Intelligent design makes a winner of daring ‘Serenity’

No, this isn’t the same critic who thought last week that Bow Wow should win an Oscar for Roll Bounce:
San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Serenity’ earns director Whedon spot on sci-fi’s Mount Rushmore