kings, anyone?

I put on the pilot of the new fantasy drama Kings this afternoon while I was working on some stuff – I didn’t get all the way through it, as it was about two hours long, but I was mildly intrigued.  I like the imagery of the city.  Something that surprised me, though, was how much of a Joss Whedon/Firefly vibe the thing seemed to have.  All that talk of “unification wars,” the black preacher character, the character with a gift for making engines run… anyone else pick up on this, or am I crazy?