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David A

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« Reply #120 on: 12-30-2005 23:58 »
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Twixt my neithers was good, but I couldn't picture Gadget Hackwrench saying it...you know on second thought I can...

Great, so can I now.    hmpf
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« Reply #121 on: 12-31-2005 15:49 »

From Slahdot, or so I'm told:

 
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Whedon calls Death Knell for Firefly
Entertainment Weekly is reporting on the end of Firefly. From the article: "Alas, Whedon's fond memories are also tainted by Serenity's status as a franchise nonstarter; despite Universal's best marketing efforts, the film only mustered $25 million. 'In the end, it was what it was: a tough sell,' says Whedon, adding that it appears the Firefly saga has reached its conclusion. He has no regrets -- and he's moving on."
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« Reply #122 on: 01-01-2006 18:29 »

Well, at least like Futurama, Firefly went out on top of its game. Seems like it's better to live fast, die young after all. If you're a TV show, that is.

I'm sorry to hear it, but relieved to know that it'll at least never go downhill like so many other badly sequalised franchises.
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« Reply #123 on: 01-01-2006 21:30 »

That blows, but it's not surprising considering how poorly the movie faired.  I have to go buy the series DVD now, before it goes out of print.
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« Reply #124 on: 01-04-2006 00:46 »

So I finally googled what this "Blue Sun" gobbledegook was all about.

Very, very interesting.  It always pleases me when things are subtle enough for me to not notice.  Then again, that happens very very often with visual things.
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« Reply #125 on: 01-04-2006 10:49 »

Nice find Nerd.

I did see some of them in the show (Blue Sun logo on box and shirt)

 
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« Reply #126 on: 01-04-2006 13:25 »

Anyone noticed the cameo of the FireFly class transport in the pilot episode of "BattleStar Galactica" 2003?
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« Reply #127 on: 01-04-2006 13:34 »

Can you find a pic of it? I'm not really into BattleStar Galactica. (For now!)
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« Reply #128 on: 01-04-2006 13:41 »

i will try to find a pic, but i know its when the Colonial Heavy 237 ship takes off from Capicra city a firefly transport can be in the background
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« Reply #129 on: 01-04-2006 16:44 »

The people from BSG had previously worked on Firefly.  That's why you may also notice some striking similarities in the camera work, especially in space.
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« Reply #130 on: 01-05-2006 07:05 »



there it is
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« Reply #131 on: 01-05-2006 16:07 »

I'll paraphrase a guy from another board:
"What's the deal with their ship? It loks like a chicken..."
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« Reply #132 on: 01-05-2006 18:05 »

Cool!!!
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« Reply #133 on: 01-09-2006 09:19 »

I'm procrastinating packing, and want to address Javier's Serenity issues from like a week ago without derailing the Best/Worst '05 again.

 
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The movie was ok, the starting was awesome, but i didnt like the plot, where were all those blue hands people..

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and it has much gratoitous action, the space secuences had sound,one reason i like firefly was the ausence of sound in space and now we have a revenge of the sith starting battle with all sound effects?
1. After watching Firefly, I am sorta disappointed that they used a new character rather than the Hands of Blue Guys - not that The Operative isn't awesome.  However, it sorta makes sense.  The HOBGs were, as far as I can tell, agents of whomever was in charge of the so-called Academy.  In the series, the big conflict was with those guys trying to retrieve their "property."  In the movie, it's somewhat different, as someone finally realized just how much River might know about the Alliance's black ops.  Thus, the Parliament sent one of their Operatives to silence her once and for all.
Personally, I don't much like the opening anymore, since it doesn't mesh with the fact that Simon really has no idea what's going on with River for the first nine episodes or so.  He shows no notion that she might be a telepath, nor any sign of worry about her ass-kicking ability.
2) Shepherd Book was always the most staunchly enigmatic character in the series.  Personally, I think Whedon decided to have fun with his fans by never revealing his backstory.
3) Well, the big battle you're referring to happened in a planet's upper atmosphere.  Admittedly, sound shouldn't have carried as well, and it might have been more Firefly to set it in deep space and have no sound at all, but they didn't fully violate the one scientific principle they seemed to consistently get right on the show.
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« Reply #134 on: 01-09-2006 12:00 »

1) Two by Two Hands of Blue were dealt with for good in the three-part Serenity comic series that connects the show with the movie.

2) Also, it leaves a storyline open for any future explorations into that 'verse.  Which now looks like is never going to happen.

3) Because an epic space battle with no sound may work on television, but absolutely and totally will NOT work in cinematic form, especially if you're trying to reach beyond your core audience.
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« Reply #135 on: 01-09-2006 14:22 »

 
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1) Two by Two Hands of Blue were dealt with for good in the three-part Serenity comic series that connects the show with the movie.
Why does no one tell me these things?  Is there an easy way to get these comics, or are they going to be like Dark Empire was for me?
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« Reply #136 on: 01-09-2006 16:45 »

 
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1) Two by Two Hands of Blue were dealt with for good in the three-part Serenity comic series that connects the show with the movie.
what? i didnt know about firefly comics, thats a piece of the story i`m missing.

 
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3) Because an epic space battle with no sound may work on television, but absolutely and totally will NOT work in cinematic form, especially if you're trying to reach beyond your core audience

Right, thats true, and i can buy the explanation that its on the upper atmosfere. Same as in Star Wars III. The battle over coruscant, star wars has sound on space, but it hit me when you could hear the fighters and shots from within the federation cruiser (when Anakin fights Dooku), but then in the DVD comentaries Lucas sais is so because the battle is in the upper atmosfere, so there is sound, there is trails, the ships in fire have smoke going up, ships wich loose repulsors fall to the planet like stones.. etc.
for some reason i didnt considerate that the firefly battle was in the upper atmosfere.
I can understood Whedon for trying to reah more audience ,bur for example, with me to the cineman went two friends wich have never saw firefly and even didnt know the series plot, what they disliked more was the space battle, and they loved every "goberment" moment and the operative speaches.
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« Reply #137 on: 01-09-2006 23:14 »
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Originally posted by Nerd-o-rama:
Why does no one tell me these things?  Is there an easy way to get these comics, or are they going to be like Dark Empire was for me?

Didn't we have this conversation back in October when I bought the comics from eMerchandise?
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« Reply #138 on: 01-10-2006 02:13 »
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Must...not...purchase...yet.  Too..far...in debt...

And more random Firefly site:

 http://www.fiveminute.net/firefly/
 
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Simon: Ow...
Jayne: Grrr!
Stitch: Master betrayed us!
Stitch's Gun: BANG!
Mudder: GAK!
Jayne's Knife: Swoosh!
Stitch: Grrr... GAK!
Jayne: Wow... I really suck!
Mudders: Nah.
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« Reply #139 on: 01-15-2006 14:40 »

Some neat Serenity wallpapers in the "downloads" section
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« Reply #140 on: 01-15-2006 17:10 »

 frown the site doesn't seem mac friendly, what are all the special features? all i can read is up to is "Future history the story of earth that...".

besides that, i guess i'm going to have to be getting two copies of Serenity.
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« Reply #141 on: 01-25-2006 01:42 »

Is this likely to accomplish anything?  No.  But it's still better than anything we've come up with.
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« Reply #142 on: 01-27-2006 21:09 »

 
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http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=1&id=34383

 
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A spokesman for Joss Whedon, creator of Firefly and its spinoff movie, Serenity, told SCI FI Wire that Whedon hasn't heard of Ace Underhill, an entrepreneur who said he is trying to acquire the rights to the SF TV franchise for purposes of mounting a second season to be distributed in alternative media. "Joss doesn't really know anything about that guy, and I don't really think he has a comment," Whedon's spokesman said in response to questions about Underhill's efforts.
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« Reply #143 on: 01-28-2006 00:14 »

Are we beating the dead horse, or are we hitting it with the defibrillator?


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« Reply #144 on: 01-28-2006 02:47 »

 
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Are we beating the dead horse, or are we hitting it with the defibrillator?


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Dammit, Firefly, don't you die on me.

 
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Whedon previously told USA Today that he still hopes to tell more stories set in Serenity's futuristic universe, though Firefly as it was is dead. He later told Empire Online that he remains open to doing another TV series.
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« Reply #145 on: 01-28-2006 15:19 »

You draw far too much attention to yourself, Mr. Underhill!
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« Reply #146 on: 03-24-2006 01:35 »
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Finally got the boxset of this series and i've been watching it.  Whats up with the dudes with the blue gloves ??
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« Reply #147 on: 03-24-2006 02:21 »

They like to keep their hands clean, and the only gloves they could find were the ones that came for free with their toilet brush. It's tragic, really.


Okay, perhaps not. I think they were explained in a comic that I never read.
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« Reply #148 on: 03-30-2006 22:27 »

What is FireFly about ?
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« Reply #149 on: 03-30-2006 22:31 »

Buy it and find out.  Or read the beginning of this thread.  tongue
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« Reply #150 on: 05-31-2006 13:42 »

Bought "Serenity" with some of my annual bonus money from the local supermarket. Enjoyable flick, the description of frontier westerns in space seems rather fitting. Now I wish I'd seen the series when it aired here. Guess I have to tape the reruns (which airs at 2am).

Anyway, have everybody seen Seremuppety yet? It's not quite Serenity and it's not quite a mop, but maaaan....

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Part 17

Premiere night
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« Reply #151 on: 05-31-2006 19:52 »

i'd only seen up to about 6 or 7 previously. It strays and gets a lot more obscure after that. Favorite line is still

"Oh look, they're sending us free lumber!"

On a side note, i've turned a friend, he wanted to watch serenity, but i said "no, not untill you've seen firefly!" so he has...all of it... and we are watching serenity this saturday...awwww yeah.
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« Reply #152 on: 05-31-2006 20:38 »

I watched all of Firefly, then bought and watch Serenity in three days. Once I started, I just couldn't stop...
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« Reply #153 on: 05-31-2006 20:54 »

Yeah, i did the same thing in one week. Had little idea what it was at the start, then it joined my top 3 favorite shows of all time. The movie in my top 3 movies as well.
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« Reply #154 on: 06-10-2006 23:18 »

I've never stopped by this thread to register just how much Firefly rocks. Well, it does. It has done for a long time. Any pre-concieved notions you may have of Joss Whedon's stuff (even if it's overwhelmingly positive) should be thrown out of the wondow. This is a vision of the future that's in equal turns more terrifying and more reassuring than any other experience on TV. One of the all-time televisual tragedies that this series wasn't allowed to breathe and realise its full potential.

Viva Firefly, Viva Serenity and the future of this galaxy,
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« Reply #155 on: 06-10-2006 23:45 »

Ruttin' right.
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« Reply #156 on: 06-15-2006 06:12 »

 
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I watched all of Firefly, then bought and watch Serenity in three days. Once I started, I just couldn't stop...

dude - i cant believe it took you three days to watch serenity - sooooo good. my friend lent me the firefly series a while back and although some episodes were better than others i totally dug it on the whole.
think ill borrow it again.

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« Reply #157 on: 12-08-2006 07:35 »

As usual, I must ask for the sake of Futurama fans: how come we didn't think of that?

It appears someone's finally figured out how to get me to pay for an MMORPG.  Then again, it kinda smells like vaporware in the making, but I'm gonna keep my eye on it.
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« Reply #158 on: 12-08-2006 08:04 »

Firefly. If not the greatest sci-fi show ever, then beyond a doubt the most human. Every one of those characters represented a facet of humanity an a manner most vibrant, worldly, and true. They're the kind of magnificently flawed and fucked-up characters that live on in legend.
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« Reply #159 on: 12-08-2006 08:11 »

'Are you ready to meet the real me?'


Yes, that's right. I'm scared of Mal.
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