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  • Ged42 24 Jun 2011 19:00:05 7,700 posts
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    He needs to team up with Syfy, ok he won't have budget that Fox would give him, but he would be pretty much guaranteed all the seasons he wanted.
  • ecureuil 24 Jun 2011 19:01:43 76,497 posts
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    If Avengers does well then maybe he'll get to make more Firefly. :D
  • Flightrisker 24 Jun 2011 19:06:22 18,096 posts
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    Leaked Avengers screenplay.

    INT. WAREHOUSE

    Man: I can't believe someone killed Thor, Hulk, Ironman, Hawkeye and Captain America. What are we gonna do?

    500 YEARS LATER

    Mal: 'Howdy'

    OPENING TITLES: "SERENITY 2, BITCHES!"
  • BinaryBob101 24 Jun 2011 22:57:11 22,294 posts
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    So, I was reading my local rag today and some bloke is making a Firefly universe film. He has US backing and the budget is 1million. It's a one-hander about a miner who leaves Earth in search of new colonies and only has a computer as company. Sounds suspiciously like Moon. More news soon.

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  • Flightrisker 26 Jun 2011 19:47:55 18,096 posts
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    Getting through the series now with the missus. Her firs time, my, I dunno, 5th.

    Watched Out of Gas last night which prompted the question I always get when rewatching this with a newcomer - Hang on, why did they cancel this again?
  • HoriZon 26 Jun 2011 19:54:26 13,496 posts
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    Flightrisker wrote:
    Getting through the series now with the missus. Her firs time, my, I dunno, 5th.

    Watched Out of Gas last night which prompted the question I always get when rewatching this with a newcomer - Hang on, why did they cancel this again?

    No viewers watching it on the telly, and it been FOX they shut it down.

    You knew that though silly rabbit! ;)

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  • Wobble 27 Jun 2011 13:06:59 1,029 posts
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    out of gas is one of the best episodes of any tv i have seen, followed closely by objects in space.
  • boo 27 Jun 2011 13:14:32 11,703 posts
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    Flightrisker wrote:
    Leaked Avengers screenplay.

    INT. WAREHOUSE

    Man: I can't believe someone killed Thor, Hulk, Ironman, Hawkeye and Captain America. What are we gonna do?

    500 YEARS LATER

    Mal: 'Howdy'

    OPENING TITLES: "SERENITY 2, BITCHES!"

    /prays for it to be true

    The would be a) awesome, and b) hilarious.

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  • henro_ben 27 Jun 2011 13:17:46 2,211 posts
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    Although I'd seen the film Serenity I'd never seen the series - so started watching it last night.

    Just to echo everyone else: Why the hell did this get cancelled? It's great!
  • TechnoHippy 27 Jun 2011 13:18:55 14,698 posts
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    Wobble wrote:
    out of gas is one of the best episodes of any tv i have seen, followed closely by objects in space.

    I think Jaynestown was my favourite, that and the final episode (I can't remember the name).

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  • Wobble 27 Jun 2011 14:17:48 1,029 posts
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    Techno Hippy wrote:
    Wobble wrote:
    out of gas is one of the best episodes of any tv i have seen, followed closely by objects in space.

    I think Jaynestown was my favourite, that and the final episode (I can't remember the name).
    (objects in space)
  • Flightrisker 27 Jun 2011 14:18:51 18,096 posts
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    That's Objects in Space. I think OIS is mine too. There's something just so weird about that episode. Probably not the best in terms of laughs or character moments but it's just such a finely crafted episode.

    Out of Gas probably has a better balance on that front. Has a bit of everything. The pilot, Serenity, is actually probably the best. Genius idea of FOX not to air it.

  • RabidChild 27 Jun 2011 15:09:18 2,288 posts
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    OIS is my favourite. Early is such a great character
  • CosmicFuzz 27 Jun 2011 15:10:21 23,189 posts
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    Flightrisker wrote:
    That's Objects in Space. I think OIS is mine too. There's something just so weird about that episode. Probably not the best in terms of laughs or character moments but it's just such a finely crafted episode.

    Out of Gas probably has a better balance on that front. Has a bit of everything. The pilot, Serenity, is actually probably the best. Genius idea of FOX not to air it.


    They did air it, but just as the last episode, the assholes. Must've made no sense.

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  • Salaman 27 Jun 2011 15:14:21 18,863 posts
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    The pilot is pants. Everytime I convinced someone to watch Firefly with because I assured them it was utterly brillaint, they struggled through the very long, rather confusing pilot. Watched the second (first) episode because I made them and then started to like it.
    One said you'd better get started off on the second episode and watch the pilot later on when you already like Firefly as the pilot doesn't exactly pull you in.
  • TechnoHippy 27 Jun 2011 15:21:00 14,698 posts
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    Wobble wrote:
    Techno Hippy wrote:
    Wobble wrote:
    out of gas is one of the best episodes of any tv i have seen, followed closely by objects in space.

    I think Jaynestown was my favourite, that and the final episode (I can't remember the name).
    (objects in space)

    Then we are in agreement :-)

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  • boo 27 Jun 2011 15:27:30 11,703 posts
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    I have a recurring thought for a film plot, along the lines of The Abominable Dr Phibes, in which all the Fox execs who took the decision to cancel Firefly are bumped off in ever more bizarre circumstances.

    As the final credits roll, Sergeant O'Murphy, genial policeman of Irish decent, closes the file and says "We couldn't pursue the case. What do you do when you've got ten million suspects?'

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  • kalel 27 Jun 2011 15:30:16 86,344 posts
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    I like the pilot. The bit where Mal tells the doc that Kaylee is dead and we see him running to her, and then they smash cut to Mal and everyone laughing about it, is possibly my favourite bit in the whole thing. It sets the tone beautifully and lets you know that certain TV conventions are going to be broken.
  • HoraceGoesSquiffy 28 Jun 2011 21:14:33 1,566 posts
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    Hello. I just started watching this; many, many moons behind everyone else in the world.

    So far : Liking it. Easy to watch, hits all the right buttons, very Joss Whedon.
  • _Price_ 28 Jun 2011 22:59:38 3,072 posts
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    Awesome. Come back when (not 'if'....) you reach the OMGB3STSHOWEVAR! stage and we'll induct you into the collective.

    Oh, and: hands off Kaylee. She's mine.
  • Flying_Pig 29 Jun 2011 08:08:08 10,686 posts
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    _Price_ wrote:
    Oh, and: hands off Kaylee. She's mine.
    Wrong! Mine!
  • boo 29 Jun 2011 08:44:40 11,703 posts
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    You wish.

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  • Ged42 29 Jun 2011 09:00:30 7,700 posts
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    Boo, even in a pink super frilly dress, that blow-up doll is not Jewel Staite.
  • AcidSnake 29 Jun 2011 09:03:48 7,214 posts
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    /thinks of Jewel Staite

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  • Flightrisker 29 Jun 2011 11:50:49 18,096 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I like the pilot. The bit where Mal tells the doc that Kaylee is dead and we see him running to her, and then they smash cut to Mal and everyone laughing about it, is possibly my favourite bit in the whole thing. It sets the tone beautifully and lets you know that certain TV conventions are going to be broken.

    Yup, salaman is nuts. It's not just not "pants" but is very good and very necessary for the following episodes to have any real weight to them.

    Other convention breaking things I love in it as the way they don't fall into the usual plot traps, ie when the officer has River at gunpoint and starts his "if anybody moves" spiel and Mal just walks in and shoots him. Brilliant.
  • LeoliansBro 29 Jun 2011 11:54:36 43,227 posts
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    Gotta agree with that.

    I have to say I've a soft spot for Our Mrs Reynolds. Also love the pantomime russian gangster from The Train Job.

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  • Flightrisker 29 Jun 2011 11:59:25 18,096 posts
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    Just last week I rewatched it all, finishing off with Serenity last nigth. Our Mrs Reynolds was not one of my favs before but definitely stood out on rewatching. It's got a lot of genuinely laugh out loud moments in it.

    The Bluray of Serenity has some great extras. Looking forward to rewatching with the commentaries.
  • Salaman 29 Jun 2011 12:23:43 18,863 posts
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    I meant the pilot is pants as it isn't very good at doing what a pilot should do.
    As I got past it and watched all the episodes I enjoy rewatching it.

    It's just that "newbies" who I convince to watch "it's such a great show!" don't seem to be eased into the Firefly universe in the way you'd hope they would be from watching a pilot.
    It's very long, it comes across a bit incoherent and confusing. Attention started noticeably flagging about half way through.
  • agparrot 29 Jun 2011 12:33:48 11,903 posts
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    Flightrisker wrote:
    Other convention breaking things I love in it as the way they don't fall into the usual plot traps, ie when the officer has River at gunpoint and starts his "if anybody moves" spiel and Mal just walks in and shoots him. Brilliant.

    I was just going to post exactly this same example. It was a joyous relief for Mal to enter the scene at full tilt, and solve the problem in a direct and unfussy manner, totally bypassing any hostage negotiation, angst-ridden Mexican standoffs or the like. Really sets the tone.

    I can't believe I've just lent my boxset out, all this talk of it makes me want to watch it again, again.
  • TechnoHippy 29 Jun 2011 12:54:41 14,698 posts
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    Zoe does a similar thing when Mal and Wash are being held captive. Snap decision, no messing around.

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