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That certainly fits with the myth, but the reality, surely, is simply the Stockholm syndrome writ large: our survivor has moved Reavers to an uncontested first place on his personal threat list, and knows, to the bottom of his heart, that the only thing the Reavers won't kill is another Reaver. He has presumably seen what Zoe described in "Serenity"—seen the Reavers rape people to death, seen them eat their victims' flesh, and seen them sew their victims' skin into their clothing—and he wants, more than anything else, to be sure that doesn't happen to him.
Well, pretty much nowhere. The proliferation of channels has allowed a few attempts to revitalize the genre. The Young Riders, a network show, in 1989. Lonesome Dove in 1994. (All right, if you want to count Dr. Quinn, you can. But I'm not going to talk about it. . ) 52 FINDING SERENITY And, of course, in 1993 that other glorious attempt to meld the two genres of western and sf—the late, lamented The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (a series with a square-jawed, straight-shooting hero, a faithful clever horse named Comet, a faithful companion, a faithful comic sidekick, a somewhat-faithful gal pal—and a time-traveling villain who wore a black hat and carried an Orb of Power).