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Gunfight at a Makeshift Corral

August 26, 2008

If westerns themes and conventions were submerged or treated metaphorically (as more general meditations on the relationship between civilization and savagery) in some of the earlier episodes of Firefly, the episode “Safe” returns western conventions to the forefront, as the plot involves cattle rustling, posses, outlaws, a shootout, and a just in the nick-of-time rescue […]