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Where’s my flying ambulance?

Your Happy Medic has a nerdy side. Gee what Paramedic doesn’t, right?

One of my particular joys after a long day in the 6×8 foot office is watching an episode of Firefly.

Firefly was a short lived sci-fi TV series written by Joss Whedon of Buffy the Vampire fame. No vampires in this series, but plenty of great characters and dialogue. The show took on a cult following, mainly appealing to two unique groups – space buffs and western buffs. And, like many great programs before it, was canceled prematurely.

A particular episode stands out as appropriate for this crowd as it has a neat look into the future of pre-hospital care. At least as envisioned by sci-fi writers.

The video at hulu.com is the whole episode, with only minor breaks and has a great explanation of the series to that point. It’s great alone, or with watching the preceding episodes first.

If another person ever tried to get you to watch a fun sci-fi show a few years back, this was it.

Find a few minutes and give it a try. The ambulance and interaction between medics and hospital staff is worth it.

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  1. Ninja Medic February 3, 2009 6:26 am

    I liked Firefly too…I have a knitting pattern for a Jayne Cobb hat. I’ll make one for you if you like.

  2. MotorCop February 3, 2009 8:11 am

    I knew I liked you. One of the best shows. Ever.

    Joss Whedon is the brains behind the upcoming “Dollhouse” on Fox as well…just a little fanboy FYI.

  3. medicblog999 February 3, 2009 9:31 am

    I’m sooooooo with you on this one HM! Bought the series after I watched and became addicted to Serenity. I was gutted when I got to the last episode.
    I’ve just recently got Dr Horribles sing-along-blog as well…. One word..Brilliant!

  4. Gasda February 4, 2009 1:59 am

    Your killing me…
    So I watched it, and liked it. Now I have to watch the other episodes..
    Well there goes more of my “free time”…

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