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« Reply #440 on: 02-27-2011 16:46 »

The Internet told me that Browncoats were Firefly fans?
Is this true? - I actaully thought it was something else but 'The Internet' told me fan of Firefly...

And now I notice Firefly threads.
(also off topic, but I've suddenly seen Astro Boy pop up from no where!?)
lol
Xanfor

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« Reply #441 on: 02-27-2011 19:10 »

Beware. Browncoats and Brownshirts are not the same thing.

Nasty Pasty

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« Reply #442 on: 02-27-2011 20:20 »

Boy was I surprised when I mistakenly showed up to a Brownshirts Convention...
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« Reply #443 on: 02-27-2011 21:53 »

Me too.  Just the reversed, though.

And if being a Nazi is wrong, then I don't want to be right.
apexxx

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« Reply #444 on: 03-17-2011 22:59 »

would you believe i had never seen this show before, until Science Channel recently started showing the episodes? i will say that i do like it quite a bit.
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« Reply #445 on: 03-17-2011 23:06 »

Oh, when did Science Channel start! I can't believe I missed it!
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« Reply #446 on: 03-18-2011 00:50 »

2 Sundays ago. episode 4 is this sunday.
lemily33

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« Reply #447 on: 03-18-2011 01:02 »

Okay! Thanks! I just wanted to see Michio Kaku's commentary!
winna

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« Reply #448 on: 03-18-2011 01:43 »

If we talk about it enough it might come back. Worked for Futurama.

What is it with networks cancelling shows that begin with F? Firefly, Farscape, Futurama, Family Guy...

Didn't Farscape run its course and get a decent ending?
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« Reply #449 on: 03-18-2011 09:01 »

If we talk about it enough it might come back. Worked for Futurama.

What is it with networks cancelling shows that begin with F? Firefly, Farscape, Futurama, Family Guy...

Didn't Farscape run its course and get a decent ending?

Not really. It was canceled during season 4 which ended on a cliffhanger and it was only due to online petititions and such that allowed the straight to DVD Peace Keeper wars to be released which did end the series.
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« Reply #450 on: 03-19-2011 21:34 »

Wow, hello wukong, I was just looking for a pic of you the other day. It had a purpose!
wu_konguk

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« Reply #451 on: 03-20-2011 12:04 »

I really dread to think what kind of pic I might of done that you need.
futurefreak

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« Reply #452 on: 03-22-2011 10:50 »

Don't worry I never found it. mad How ya been?
wu_konguk

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« Reply #453 on: 03-22-2011 17:44 »

Lurking mostly and busy with work, thanks for asking
bankrupt

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« Reply #454 on: 11-11-2012 05:08 »

Bumpity Bump.

If you do get the Science Channel, they are having a 10th anniversary Firefly special with some of the cast at 10 pm EST tomorrow, Nov 11th.  Marathon on during the day, too.
Archonix

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« Reply #455 on: 11-13-2012 22:22 »

10th anniversary...

 no no

 cry
Svip

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« Reply #456 on: 11-13-2012 22:46 »

Why are you sad?  Because it was just a bunch of fanwank?
Archonix

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« Reply #457 on: 11-14-2012 13:42 »

You say that like fanwank is a bad thing!

I'm just having a hard time accepting that I was 23 when that show came out.
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« Reply #458 on: 11-30-2012 06:28 »
« Last Edit on: 11-30-2012 11:24 »

In the latest Dresden Files book, Cold Days, Bob makes a reference joke to Firefly. Funny as it was, that wasn't the hilarious part.

The hilarious part was that Harry was baffled by being unable to recognize it.

I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my entire life.
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« Reply #459 on: 11-30-2012 07:59 »

Didn't this show get cancelled? confused
Svip

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« Reply #460 on: 11-30-2012 09:25 »

Futurama or Firefly?
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« Reply #461 on: 11-03-2013 12:03 »

Found the DVD for 10 bucks at our local store, and decided to give it a try.
I am somewhat neutral:

- I do not consider Firefly as the greatest Sci Fi series ever (nor the worst).
- A solid series that got it's job done.
- The Western setting was not that groundbreaking or new. ( Already Star Wars borrowed from the Western genre, and in a more subtle, in-universe way).
- I enjoyed the dirty, used look, adding realism. (I always prefered Star Wars or Alien settings over the clean Star Trek backgrounds).
- Unlike in Avengers, the show did not suffer too much from Joss Whedons "Cannot write proper villains to save his life" approach.

So, all in all:
I certainly would not mind going to the store to purchase/watch 1-2 more seasons.
But not being able to do so is also not a major downer.
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« Reply #462 on: 11-03-2013 12:11 »

You're not even a person. Not the greatest indeed! You don't deserve to breathe.
Beamer

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« Reply #463 on: 11-03-2013 13:01 »

People class Firefly as a sci-fi series? I mean, don't get me wrong, I fucking love the show, but it's basically just a stylised western... I guess anything set in space automatically warrants the label "sci-fi" these days. roll eyes
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« Reply #464 on: 11-03-2013 13:51 »
« Last Edit on: 11-03-2013 14:16 »

People class Firefly as a sci-fi series?

As "Space Western" is a subgenre of "Sci Fi"...yep.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_%28TV_series%29
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_western

Also..when elements fade into the background, it will be rather the Western ones. The Sci Fi elements are more constant (especially the hospital raid. Which reminded more of an "Ocean's eleven" variant, instead of a Western. The futurisitic elements and technology did remain, though).

Coldy>Now, now...easy, young Padawn.
It seems you hate that series, and are outraged by the thought others do not share your POV. Yet, while I can see where you find flaws, not EVERYTHING in Firefly is completely bad.
It managed to entertain me...especially as background entertainment when I painted some Warhammer 40K miniatures, and did not have to raise the head for every scene from the drawing table to the TV... big grin big grin big grin big grin tongue
JoshTheater

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« Reply #465 on: 11-03-2013 17:32 »

I'm pretty sure Coldy loves the show, and was arguing against the assertion that it wasn't the greatest ever...
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« Reply #466 on: 11-03-2013 17:37 »

And I think Hein is trolling.  Let's see if coldangel will bite.
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« Reply #467 on: 11-03-2013 18:22 »

I dont even class StarWars as Sci-Fi, or Babylon 5 , Galactica or FireFly.. they are more like space-operas.. in wich space is just the setting (tought B5 is far more beliable than ST)

Star Trek clutches to Sci-Fi or it tries to keep that banner ,tought is obvious that they abandoned it long ago.. wich is good for them as their trying to be "sci-fi" only meant lame technobabble nonsense
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« Reply #468 on: 11-03-2013 21:34 »

Star Trek is a space western as well, at least the original series. Gene Roddenberry pitched the show as “Wagon Train to the stars”. I would also say that B5 was influenced a lot by fantasy especially Lord of the Rings and the Arthurian legend.

As for shows that do not fit this sort of mold, I am struggling to think of a show that I, at least would consider hard sci fi. After some thought I would perhaps say the anime Planetes where dealing with the impact of science is a major plot point.

Most other shows just use the science as window dressing, which is not always a bad thing as it does allow for controversial topics to be talked about even if it is indirectly (eg suicide bombers in Battlestar)

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« Reply #469 on: 11-03-2013 23:21 »

Science is just magic that we can reproduce for ourselves.
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« Reply #470 on: 11-04-2013 02:06 »

#WheresSerenity?
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« Reply #471 on: 11-05-2013 12:37 »

And I think Hein is trolling.  Let's see if coldangel will bite.

Fuck you. Fuck everybody!
Zed 85
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« Reply #472 on: 04-17-2014 23:36 »

It's not exactly news, but apparently the very first instagram from space was posted just recently.

Which is quite shiny.
Info on the tshirt design, if folks don't get it

Also, don't forget International Watch Firefly Day on the 24th. big grin
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« Reply #473 on: 04-18-2014 01:57 »

Then he put the engines into full burn and rode the ISS out into the black.
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