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blahness

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« on: 05-23-2002 13:25 »

particularly the show firefly on fridays....

here is what the show is about:

Set 400-500 years in the future in a newly established Union of Planets, "Firefly" centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship of class firefly who will take any job -- legal or not -- to stay afloat and put bread on the table.

blah i tell you blah
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #1 on: 05-23-2002 13:37 »

Can you give me a link and some pics for it?

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 05-23-2002 13:38 »

Ok, sounds pretty similar, but more info is needed, please smile
blahness

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« Reply #3 on: 05-23-2002 13:40 »

heres a link for ya!
 http://www.insanity.com.au/firefly/
Sarge

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« Reply #4 on: 05-23-2002 14:49 »

Fox really likes shows about the future & outer space, don't they.  hmpf
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« Reply #5 on: 05-23-2002 15:26 »

like Marc Berman (mediaweek.com columnist) said:

 
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-New Shows to Probably Forget About:
Fastlane (Fox), Firefly (Fox), Hidden Hills (NBC), Push, Nevada (ABC), RHD/LA (CBS)
If I had to personally predict what show is most likely to face the axe first, based on the reaction to the audience at the Fox upfront presentation the winner (err loser) probably is Fastlane.

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-Laziest Programming Maneuver: [...]
-Runner Up in the Lazy Department:
Futurama (Fox). Instead of producing new episodes, this already concluded series is just leftover episodes yet to be seen.

hope he is a bit wrong with the 'concluded' though
Teral

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« Reply #6 on: 05-23-2002 16:28 »

Who remember this character description from firfly, posted by VF some time ago: "a hulky independent adventurer who doesn't back away from a good fight and has a face that doesn't lie"  laff  roll eyes

Anywho, another link for ya: fireflyfans.net

Sounds like FOX outdid themselves again.
static

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« Reply #7 on: 05-23-2002 16:46 »
« Last Edit on: 05-24-2002 00:00 by Nixorbo »

 
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Sounds like FOX outdid themselves again.

as if that would be something new   mad
Nixorbo

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« Reply #8 on: 05-24-2002 00:38 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
anyone notice something about fox's fall lineup

You mean other than it sucks and all our pleas for fair treatment of Futurama have fallen on deaf or simian ears?  No, not really.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #9 on: 05-24-2002 04:49 »

Next on PEEL; The World's Most Rage-Puke-Inducingest Topics! What would look better in a meat grinder? FOX, or...FOX? Let's find out...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #10 on: 05-24-2002 05:34 »

 
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Originally posted by blahness:
particularly the show firefly on fridays....

here is what the show is about:

Set 400-500 years in the future in a newly established Union of Planets, "Firefly" centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship of class firefly who will take any job -- legal or not -- to stay afloat and put bread on the table.

blah i tell you blah

Sounds like a cross between "Star Trek" and "The A-Team" if you ask me.  I give it two seasons.  And that's me being optimistic.

David A

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« Reply #11 on: 05-24-2002 06:22 »

True but amusing story:  The other day, my sister was over here and we were watching Television.  A commercial for this Firefly show came on and she asked if I knew anything about it.  I gave her a brief description similar to the one above.  Her response was, "Oh, and does one of the characters have only one eye, too?"  She's not even a big fan of Futurama and it was that obvious to her.   big grin
bankrupt

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« Reply #12 on: 05-24-2002 13:26 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Sounds like a cross between "Star Trek" and "The A-Team" if you ask me.  I give it two seasons.  And that's me being optimistic.


You mean they'll fire their phasers all over the place and not hit anything?

McGrady

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« Reply #13 on: 05-24-2002 13:32 »

David: Hehe

It doesn't look like any good new shows are coming on fox next season.  And even if I didn't hate Fox, the new shows look like crap.
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« Reply #14 on: 05-24-2002 16:33 »

 
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 You mean they'll fire their phasers all over the place and not hit anything?

And they'll blow up other people's ships, but everyone will survive unsinged by using the escape pods.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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Teral

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« Reply #15 on: 05-24-2002 16:49 »

And the baddies always lock them up in a cargo bay stocked with broken tricorders, plasma welders, antimatter residue and duranium rods.

Hey, this sounds like a great show! I'm there.
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« Reply #16 on: 05-24-2002 19:47 »

well some fox-guys should take one of those escape pods!! now! eject! get lost!
PCC Fred

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« Reply #17 on: 05-24-2002 19:51 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
 Sounds like a cross between "Star Trek" and "The A-Team" if you ask me.

Wait a minute, they've made a show like this - Stargate SG-1!

static

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« Reply #18 on: 05-24-2002 21:07 »

that one was pretty much ok actually.
Chump

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« Reply #19 on: 05-24-2002 21:24 »

It can;t be much worse then the Latest Malcolm clone off the line Oliver Beene. I can picture Fox execs standing up for it:
NOOO! Its totally different that MitM! This takes place in the COLD WAR ERA! And we'll have flashbacks and everything!

The Fox Description For OB:
 
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Oliver Beene     
           
     It's 1962, and 11-year-old Oliver Beene's (Grant Rosenmeyer) world is filled with chaos. His eccentric family includes his dentist father, Jerry (Grant Shaud), whose idea of a fun Sunday is drilling his kids' teeth; mother Charlotte (Wendy Makkena), who is doing her best to be a happy homemaker; and brother Ted (Andy Lawrence), a sports fanatic never without his transistor radio. Making life more bearable are Oliver's eccentric friends, including heavyweight Neal (Ben Bookbinder) and lightweight Michael (Taylor Emerson), who is already obviously gay in a time when gay still means "happy." Narrated by the wickedly wry, adult Oliver, OLIVER BEENE depicts the trials of growing up during the Cold War. Like every kid, Oliver longs for family normalcy and peer acceptance, especially while practicing drills for the end of civilization in a fallout shelter with his family during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Along the way, Oliver must contend with Mrs. Heller (Annie Korzen), a teacher who hates him; Joyce (Daveigh Chase), a classmate who feels she's married to him; and Bonnie (Amy Castle), the unattainable red-haired girl. Writer Howard Gewirtz, ("Wings&quot wink, who survived the Cuban Missile Crisis in his own family's fallout shelter, and producer Steven Levitan ("Just Shoot Me&quot wink use flashbacks and flash-forwards to vividly re-create the Kennedy-era sixties in this fast-paced comedy.
 

and if you really want, the description of FF:
 
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Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," and an Academy Award nominee for "Toy Story," brings a powerful, original science-fiction adventure to the screen in FIREFLY. Set 800 years in the future, in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship. The crew members will take any job -- legal or not -- to stay afloat and put bread on their table. Thrust together by necessity, these disparate men and women are cowboys of the future. They're seeking adventure and the good life, but facing constant challenges on the new frontier, which test and reveal their true identities. FIREFLY is about their unpredictable lives and relationships, as well as their search for meaning in a very uncertain time.

Oh, and wednesday is 'please the races day' with Bernie mac and cedric the entertainer... and the newest 'hit' fastlane. Wow. Stellar work there.
bankrupt

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« Reply #20 on: 05-25-2002 23:49 »

Stargate SG-1 rules!
David A

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« Reply #21 on: 05-26-2002 08:31 »

 
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Stargate SG-1 rules!

Yes it does.    big grin  It's one of the few examples of a television series based on a film that actually lives up to the potential of the film.  Plus it has Richard Dean Anderson from MacGuyver.  Is it just me, or is anyone else disappointed that Patty and Selma never mention this show on The Simpsons?    laff
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« Reply #22 on: 05-26-2002 10:57 »

For a full screen lineup of FOX's entire schedule, go to www.tvtome.com  and click on 2002-2003 schedule and scroll down to FOX. Notice how they start at 8. And what was I thinking, thinking that now with X-Files gone, FOX would give Futurama a better time slot. I gotta get off the pill.
VelourFog

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« Reply #23 on: 05-26-2002 13:19 »

 
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 Oh, and wednesday is 'please the races day' with Bernie mac and cedric the entertainer... and the newest 'hit' fastlane. Wow. Stellar work there.
geeze, racist much?
Chump

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« Reply #24 on: 05-26-2002 20:18 »

I think thats the attitude that ruins society. As a rule, I don't care about race, sex, etc. etc... so no, not racist much. I don't think that that statement was racist either.

People think about junk like that too much, thats the problem. I may be guilty of it occationally, but I find it annoying. If you are trying to describe someone who is "African American" people can get offended when you say they are black. Its stupid.
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« Reply #25 on: 05-26-2002 21:52 »

The only things I noticed about FOX is that they canceled Dark Angel, Futurama, & a bunch of other shows. I loved Dark Angel! I just wish the execs would pull their heads out of their asses and think for a moment and choose what shows they REALLY feel should be renewed! I for one will not watch FOX next season because they canceled Dark Angel! I thought DA was a much better show than Firefly! I think Firefly will fail beyond the pilot. If I were a FOX exec, I would pull the Bernie Mac Show off the air because that show sucks! I'd also put "24" on Friday @ 9PM. Then I would move Dark Angel on Wedneday @ 8PM. Anyone want to sign the petition to save Dark Angel? Go to http://www.darkangeltv.com
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #26 on: 05-27-2002 01:01 »

Chump once told us Amyholics we were primarily attracted by "the Asian thing." (...Which was a shock to me, as Amy's 'Asian features' are secondary to other aspects of her character, she doesn't fit the stereotype of the submissive Asian woman by a long shot, and, frankly, I would probably date a demonically-possessed tree stump from Zaire, if it talked like Lauren Tom.  love )
PCC Fred

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« Reply #27 on: 05-27-2002 05:55 »

 
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[Stargate SG-1's] one of the few examples of a television series based on a film that actually lives up to the potential of the film.

I think the series is far better than the film, and RDA's portrayal of O'Neill is far better than Kurt Russell's ninety minutes of constipation.
static

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« Reply #28 on: 05-27-2002 08:39 »

lets face it.
macgyver rulez  smile
Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 05-27-2002 12:25 »

So, your real name is Selma Bouvier?  smile
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« Reply #30 on: 05-27-2002 17:02 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
Chump once told us Amyholics we were primarily attracted by "the Asian thing." (...Which was a shock to me, as Amy's 'Asian features' are secondary to other aspects of her character, she doesn't fit the stereotype of the submissive Asian woman by a long shot

She's a Matt Groening character - let's face it, Amy doesn't look like a member of any race that has ever walked this Earth. She's still very cute, though.  wink And no, she's no Asian stereotype - if she's any kind of stereotype, it's a Valley Girl...

 
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and, frankly, I would probably date a demonically-possessed tree stump from Zaire, if it talked like Lauren Tom.   love )

OMG! You saw that movie too? I always wondered how MST3K could possibly have missed it...
Just Chris

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« Reply #31 on: 05-28-2002 00:47 »

Wow, what a craptacular lineup. It's like a whole different network now with all these new shows. In fact, I look at it like a cable TV lineup that somehow bought The Simpsons.

When I look at Firefly.net and DarkAngeltv.com, I think: What we need here are some more Futurama sites that are very professional in presentation. That will get more people's attention to the impending crisis of this show.
Ben

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« Reply #32 on: 05-28-2002 03:03 »

See how pissed off people with racist preconceptions get when those preconceptions are pointed out. It's like they're all against 'racism', until their actions are dubbed racist, then suddenly it's the definition that's wrong.
static

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« Reply #33 on: 05-28-2002 08:23 »

winged quote:
"im no rascist, but _god_ i hate niggers"

/Unknown
Ben

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« Reply #34 on: 05-28-2002 08:38 »

I'll just point out now that this wasn't directed at anyone here. It's just a thought I had when the subject came up.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #35 on: 05-28-2002 08:58 »

I was wondering about that...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #36 on: 05-28-2002 09:05 »

 
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Originally posted by Ben:
See how pissed off people with racist preconceptions get when those preconceptions are pointed out. It's like they're all against 'racism', until their actions are dubbed racist, then suddenly it's the definition that's wrong.

There's an episode of US sitcom "Becker" like that, where a journalist puts a racist spin on everything Becker says, until Becker points out it's actually the journalist who has issues.

I know this is wildly off topic, but the episode made a good point about people who read too much into everything you say and do.

McGrady

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« Reply #37 on: 05-28-2002 17:53 »

Homer: Now what were we talking about?
Bart: I think you were telling me how you got out of jury duty.
Homer: Oh yes, the trick is to say you are predjudice against all races.
bankrupt

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« Reply #38 on: 05-29-2002 12:52 »

Another quote: "I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally.".
payn
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« Reply #39 on: 06-01-2002 18:25 »

Personally, I'm not prejudiced against any race. Except humans. Stupid, dirty, lazy meatbags. Hey baby, wanna kill al....
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