Shindig! - Netflix
Shindig! was a rock 'n' roll series that aired on ABC from September 1964 through January 1966. Shindig! premiered on September 16, 1964 as a half-hour show. In January 1965, the series expanded to an hour. Instead of reruns, ABC aired new Shindig! episodes throughout the Summer of 1965. Most of the top American and British rock/pop acts of the mid-1960's appeared on Shindig!. The British performers often appeared in segments taped in the U.K. For its second season, Shindig was split into two 30-minutes shows, which aired on Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm. Shindig's second season was not as successful as its first. In an attempt to boost ratings, guest hosts were used during October 1965. Still, the ratings kept slipping and ABC announced Shindig's cancellation in late October 1965. The Shindig! episodes from November 1965 through January 1966 were an odd mixture of programming.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Shindig! - Shindig (Firefly) - Netflix
“Shindig” is the fourth episode of the science fiction television series Firefly created by Joss Whedon. Inara attends a formal society dance, only to find Malcolm there as well, attempting to set up a smuggling job. Mal comes to blows with Inara's conceited date and finds himself facing a duel with a renowned swordsman, and only one night to learn how to fence.
Shindig! - Production - Netflix
The writer of this episode, Jane Espenson, revealed how she enjoyed writing this episode, as it gave her a chance to invent a card game, as well as write dialog in “Jane Austen style”. The sword fight took place near a Disney-owned production facility and so the shots had to be framed to exclude the “Country Bear Jamboree” barn located in the background. According to DVD commentary, the role of Badger was originally written to be played by Joss Whedon. Instead the role was given to Mark Sheppard. The ballgown that Inara wears at the ball was actually made out of costume designer Shawna Trpcic's wedding dress. The T-shirt that Jayne wears during the episode contains the Chinese word yong (勇), which means “soldier” or more commonly “brave”. This shirt also appears in the episodes “The Train Job”, “Ariel”, and “War Stories”.
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