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July 25, 2006



The way I see it, if he was a racist, surely all the crew would be white? On the boxset DVD, Joss explains the Chinese language in Firefly as being due to the future world economic domination of China. It seems logical to me.


I know I might be in the minority on this one, but I always thought the Tams were Asian. Their name is Tam, and while they don't look particularly Asian, they don't look exactly completely not-Asian. I'm of mixed heritage myself and some people notice, some people don't. I've always been surprised that no one seems to have remarked on this. It seems like it really is just me who thinks this.


I'm with Isabel -- Simon and River Tam are intended to be of mixed heritage, with at least some of it Chinese. (See their father's clothing, for example -- decidedly non-Western.)

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