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Drabble: Upstaged (Firefly/seaQuest DSV)

Because clearly my entire reason for watching Firefly was so I could write River into weird crossovers, here's one more. Someone over at fandom_stocking wanted River/Lucas, and even though I can't ship them seriously of course I had to write something, because: River and seaQuest!

She was brilliant, for one thing. Lucas was smart, Lucas had a knack, Lucas knew how to put one byte in front of another, but River was Nintendo to his Atari.

Graceful, too. Slipped updeck and down like it was home.

Which, another thing: portal? spaceships? anti-gravity and dozens of terraformed planets? It sounded as good as Narnia. Better than, maybe.

And okay, fine, she was pretty. Beautiful. Unearthly? Like no girl he knew, anyway, hair hanging in her face, eyes that saw the whole world as physics and logic.

Now, if only she’d talk to him instead of Darwin.


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Jan. 8th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
Ha! Love it. I know we talked about it, so the Darwin thing shouldn't be a surprise, but the last line still made me bust out the biggest grin. :)
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Hee! That says a lot, right, that you knew it was coming and it still worked? *g*
Jan. 8th, 2011 02:31 pm (UTC)

This makes me want to track down Seaquest DVDs. They must exist, right?
Jan. 8th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC)
They do! The first two seasons, anyway; I don't think the 3rd season has ever been released, although it is available to stream on Netflix.

I have a big ol' soft spot for this show because it was my first TV love and the first thing I was ever fannish about, although that was long before I ran across "formal" fandom.

Glad you enjoyed.
Jan. 9th, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed this even though I've never seen Seaquest! But you're starting to tempt me...
Jan. 9th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Hah ha. Thank you! I should warn you that it is not, in fact, very good. Characters are two-dimensional at best (and there are few enough with even two dimensions!), the female characters get progressively weaker as the show goes on, plot and character continuity is a fool's dream (seriously, half the reason I was so impressed by BtVS the first time through was how, in contrast to this show, Joss never throws any elements away), and the majority of the plots are SF of the hokeyist kind. Think of it as a poor man's TNG, but in the near future and on a submarine.

OTOH, it has Roy Schieder (think Jaws), they do occasionally make real efforts to get their science right, and the female characters in S1 are both quite fun. Also, S3 makes a noteworthy attempt to be serious SF (though with mixed results).

Basically, I love it for the nostalgia value. However, if you did ever decide to watch, I'd be happy to squee with you over the squee-worthy bits. :)

Edited at 2011-01-09 07:14 pm (UTC)
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