Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)
Baldwin was better this week but would still prefer Perlman
You need to go watch Alien:Resurrection then. Whedon worked on the script for that at one point and you can see a lot of proto-ideas for Firefly in the crew of The Betty, of which Perlman is a crew member.
It makes the movie almost palatable looking for the Whedon influences.
Baby, you and me were never meant to be, just maybe think of me once in a while...