Shindig - I like listening to Jane Espenson discuss her writing, but no big revelations. Since costume designer Shawna Trpcic was involved in the commentary, there was a lot of discussion of the dresses. Apparently, Morena Baccarin got to wear part of Shawna's wedding dress.
Out of Gas - It was interesting listening to David Solomon and Tim Minear talk about how the episode was filmed. I'm usually bored by the technical stuff, but they made it interesting. I didn't listen to it again, but a bit of Inara's conversation with Simon gives us a clue as to her character's past.
Oh, and in the 'this broke my heart' department. The Red Button. The one Mal was to push to call them back when he got his miracle? Alan Tudyk took it from the set his last day of shooting and later sent it to Joss (who was busy trying to save the show after cancellation). The note told him to just push the button to call the cast back when he got his miracle. ::sobs::
War Stories - I recall very little other than Nathon and Alan are two very funny men.
The Message - A very serious episode. Alan Tudyk and Jewel Straite were *not* the people to have do the commentary. They recalled several amusing anecdotes from the set since The Message was the last show they shot (they knew the show had been cancelled). There were also continued reminders by Alan that River was nuts (in case we didn't know) and much merriment over Tracey's death scene.
Objects in Space - stepinsidelove mentioned in another one of my posts that Joss' commentary was, well, pretentious. I get that now. ;) There's a lot of existentialist mumbo-jumbo, theorizing about the meaning of objects, and the importance of Summer Glau's feet. Suffice it to say, some of it went over my head, some of it just didn't interest me.
However, I did enjoy hearing Joss' feelings on the character of River and how this episode was the episode in which she finally became a part of the crew. Sadly, just as they accepted her, the show ended. :( It would have been interesting to see how she interacted with the others in future episodes.
And there was one revelation of sorts. Joss at one point stated in reference to River, "Though she may have been designed for killing...". A-Ha! I knew it! OK, I'm sure a lot of other people suspected as much too. The girl was waaaay to handy with a gun in Ariel. I also suspect since Joss was drawing so many comparisons between she and Early including their psychic/perceptive abilities (what separates River from Early is her heart) that they were products of the same government program.
And on an unrelated note, a meme gakked from jesouhaite47.
LAYER ONE: On The Outside
Name: What, you don’t believe it’s Asta?
Birth date: 2/22
Current Location: Michigan
Eye Color : brown
Hair Color: Reddish Brown
Righty or Lefty: righty
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
LAYER TWO: On The Inside
Your heritage: 25% English, 25% Irish, 25% Dutch, and 25% Lebanese
Your shoes today: Sneakers
Your weakness: Pretty Men ;)
Your fears: Making an ass out of myself
Your perfect pizza: Ham, mushroom, and onion and lots of cheese
Goal you'd like to achieve: Perfect happiness without losing my soul :p
LAYER THREE: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
Your most overused phrase on AIM: Hee!
Your thoughts first waking up: NOOOOO!!!!
Your best physical feature: hair
Your bedtime: around Midnight
Your most missed memory: Can't Recall
LAYER FOUR: Your Pick
Pepsi or Coke: Coke
McDonald's or Burger King: Mickey D's
Single or group dates: Date
Adidas or Nike: Could care less
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Again...could care less
Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate!!!
Cappuccino or coffee: Coffee
LAYER FIVE: Do You?
Sing: Trust me, you don’t want me to
Take a shower everyday: Yes
Have a crush(es): Hugh Jackman, James Marsters, Michael Vartan, Ben Browder, Colin Firth, the men of Firefly :)
Think you've been in love: No
Like(d) high school: Yes and No
Want to get married: Maybe - if I meet the right guy
Believe in yourself: Most of the time
Get motion sickness: No
Think you're attractive: Half the time
Think you're a health freak: Ha-Ha! Uh, No.
Get along with your parents: Yes
Like thunderstorms: Sure
Play an instrument: I use to play the flute
LAYER SIX: In the past month have you...
Drank alcohol: Yes
Done a drug: No
Made Out: No
Gone on a date: No
Gone to the mall?: Yes
Eaten an entire box of Oreos: I’ve eaten Oreos, but not a box
Eaten sushi: No
Been on stage: No
Been dumped: No
Gone skating: No
Gone skinny dipping: No
Dyed your hair: Yes
Stolen anything: No
LAYER SEVEN: Ever...
Played a game that required removal of clothing: No
Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: No
Been caught "doing something": No
Been called a tease: No
Gotten beaten up: No
LAYER EIGHT: Getting Older
Age you hope to be married: I don’t really think about it
Numbers and Names of Children: 0
Describe your dream wedding: The groom shows up. Relatively small guest list. I’d like a string quartet to play. The color sheme would involve blues. Definitely, chocolate cake.
And I would want to wear a very light blue wedding gown.
How do you want to die: In my sleep when I'm very old.
What do you want to be when you grow up: Happy.
What country would you most like to visit: England
LAYER NINE: In a guy
Best eye color?: Blue
Best hair color?: Dark blonde or Brown
Short or long hair: Short
Height: 5’7” to 5’ 10”.
Best articles of clothing: Suit and dress shirt
Best first date location: Movies - I’m cheap and easy! ;)
LAYER TEN: In The Numbers...
Number of drugs taken illegally: 0
Number of people I could trust with my life: Maybe 4
Number of CDs that I own: over 100
Number of piercings: 2 (1 in each ear)
Number of tattoos: 0
Number of times my name has appeared in the Newspaper?: Maybe around 10
Number of scars on my body: 1
Number of things in my past that I regret: I don’t have the time to list them all
Oh, and I finally got me some pretty Firefly icons courtesy of quebelly. :)