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Title: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 15, 2005, 09:37 PM
I never watched this show when it was on Fox, but I saw the trailer for the movie Serenity when I saw ROTS.

I'e been thinking about getting a set of the Firefly show on dvd to see it, but I just saw that the Sci Fi channel will be showing the entire series starting next Friday.

Anyone here ever watch the show before?  It looks pretty cool, but I'd like to hear a review from someone who's seen it before.  Spoiler free please.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2005, 11:26 PM
I've seen it, and I like it.

My wife on the other hand LOVES it.

We've got the DVD Box Set and it is her official "walking-on-the-treadmill" TV show.  Whenever she's on the treadmill, she's watching Firefly.

Now, if you knew my wife, you'd know she's not really a Sci-Fi fan, but she was a HUGE fan of Buffy/Angel.  She's a big fan of that style of "dram-edy" drama/comedy hour long show format.

I'd say it's definately worth watching next week for free on Sci-Fi and from everything I've read, it's shapinf up to be a great movie.

Jeff
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Bob Crane on July 16, 2005, 12:10 AM
Didn't Ron Cobb do tech designs for this show?
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: dafoo on July 16, 2005, 03:57 PM
I didn't see much life in that show.  I watched, hoped it would take off. It never did just sat there and died.

I hated Buffy, but liked Angel, for the most part
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 17, 2005, 03:54 PM
I love Firefly. It was alomst like watching Han Solo's own show. Can't wait for the movie.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Loopy_Leia on July 17, 2005, 07:30 PM
I love Firefly!!!  I can't wait to see the movie.  I might even buy Firefly on DVD.  Anybody know how much it is at the moment?  And, where the best place would be to get it?  Let me know!!!!

Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: JoshEEE on July 18, 2005, 02:02 PM
Oh dear God.

My fiancee' is obsessed with this show and the upcoming movie. She had me waiting online to get her tickets to the pre-screenings here in Seattle, yet we still missed all three because they sold out faster than Pearl Jam. They were going for hundreds online and I could almost hear her considering it.



We skipped Comic Con this year to save for the wedding and she just emailed me all distraught because they played the movie down there too.   

I never watched the show (it looked too corny), but I'm sure I'm going to get dragged to this one at whatever midnight show it opens at.   I wonder if it's something that a non-fan like myself can watch, or if it's something that you need the context of the show for.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 18, 2005, 05:21 PM
I've been thinking the same thing Joshee, but Sci Fi channel starts showing all the episodes of Firefly this coming Friday.
Title: Serenity now!
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on September 25, 2005, 03:41 PM
I'm so excited to see this movie THIS week.  I became a fan just a month ago when I rented the show off of Netflix, and now I'm about certifiably insane about it- ask name, he'll tell you.
Anyone else a big fan of this series? 
I still want to discuss the series, movie too... but also have a request.
I need a date for the premiere.  ;)  Okay, so not really a "date"- but someone to go with, but let me explain.
I entered a poetry contest on Ain't It Cool News last week to win 2 tickets to a premiere this Wednesday (8pm) in AUSTIN.  Now, 1) Austin is around 4-5 hours away from here.  2)  I haven't been able to find anyone up here who is available to take off work to go down there in the middle of the week with me. 
Okay, so what's the big deal about the premiere?  Well, Summer Glau and Jewel Staite (River and Kaylee from the series) will be in attendance, and are doing a Q&A after the film.  It's also held outside of Austin actually, in a 'secret location'- some sort of western set actually OUTSIDE.  They have those huge moveable screens and all - and will have full consessions including Chinese food, beer, etc... So, I just thought that was really neat and I'm such a fan now and have so very little good things happening lately, that I thought this would be something.  I figured if I won, then I would go, if I didn't win, I wouldn't even buy or try to get tickets, kind of leave it up to some sort of destiny. 
I'm going with or without someone, but I have family worried about me going by myself as far as the drive, which I can understand, but I'm a safe driver, and it doesn't bother me.  So, looking to see if anyone in North Texas wants to go so I don't have to drive by myself, or in lieu of that, if someone around the Austin area or wherever wants to come in (because they are a browncoat lovin' fan) and meet me there. 
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 25, 2005, 03:50 PM
Looks like the Sci Fi channel won't have all the episodes aired by this Friday when the movie premiers.  Guess I'm going to have to pick up the dvd set.

Not a big deal, since I planned on doing it anyway.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: DualSaberMaster on September 25, 2005, 04:13 PM
I love Firefly. It was alomst like watching Han Solo's own show. Can't wait for the movie.

That's funny.  The first time I saw the trailer clip for the movie, when the lead guy drew his blaster "gunslinger style" I immediately thought it was very Han Solo'esque.  Cool! he even looks like a younger Han too. :P
Title: Re: Serenity now!
Post by: Ben on September 25, 2005, 04:39 PM
I should go on a bender and watch the series again before seeing the movie, since it's been awhile.

I doubt the movie will even play here, since we're down to eight screens in the W'loo/CF area now that the biggest theater in town is closed for renovation.  >:(
Title: Re: Serenity now!
Post by: Commander Cody on September 25, 2005, 04:50 PM
George: "Do you have to yell it like that?"
Frank: "The man on the tape wasn't specific..."


SERENITY NOW!
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ryan on September 25, 2005, 05:00 PM
I'm really excited for this movie. I had never seen the show before but I started watching it on SciFi because it came on before Stargate, and I got hooked. It really is a great show. I need to get the DVDs, but there are so many different DVD box sets that I need now, I don't know when that will happen. :-\

Ooooo look I got a new colored lightsaber. :P
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on September 25, 2005, 05:50 PM
Looks like the Sci Fi channel won't have all the episodes aired by this Friday when the movie premiers.  Guess I'm going to have to pick up the dvd set.

Not a big deal, since I planned on doing it anyway.

Ok, Ok, so I didn't find this old thread, sorry!

BUT The Sci-Fi Channel is doing a marathon of shows this Tuesday starting at 11AM CST and running until I think 9PM when they show a special about the making of the movie.
:P
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2005, 09:04 PM
As I said earlier, my wife is a HUGE fan and is anxiously awaiting the movie.  We've watched the whole thing on DVD (first time through for me) and are all set.

When the topic of going to the movie on Friday came up, she said to me, "This is what it must have been like for you and Star Wars".   ;)

Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on September 25, 2005, 10:15 PM
As I said earlier, my wife is a HUGE fan and is anxiously awaiting the movie.  We've watched the whole thing on DVD (first time through for me) and are all set.

When the topic of going to the movie on Friday came up, she said to me, "This is what it must have been like for you and Star Wars".   ;)


Too bad she can't come down here and see the movie with me in Austin :(  Well, actually, if she has frequent flier miles or whatever and the time, I'd be glad to pick her up at the airport and drop her off- of course :) 
As long as she can handle my drooling over Mal...
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: john todd on September 26, 2005, 05:11 PM
i am pretty psyched about this.   i am anxious to find out how they tell the story of river in just 2 hours though.  in 13 episodes they didn't really tell anything about anyone.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2005, 08:04 PM
This movie was ******* awesome.

It makes the prequels look like the boring twaddle that they kinda are.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ryan on September 30, 2005, 08:07 PM
I'm going to a 7pm show tonight, I wish I had someone to go with.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2005, 08:09 PM
I'd get there early. I went to a 4:30 PM show, and the theater was pretty full, especially for this area in the middle of the afternoon.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 30, 2005, 09:19 PM
Wow....great movie.  I'll wait a day or so for people to see it for themselves before discussing it.

If you liked the Firefly story...you will NOT be disappointed.  You could also go see it without seeing Firefly and not be too lost.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: BillCable on September 30, 2005, 11:37 PM
This movie was fantastic Sci-Fi.  I wasn't a big fan of the show.  Couldn't get into the blending of genres, and it always felt a little cheesy.  But the movie was absolutely top-notch.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: EUCustomMan on October 1, 2005, 12:33 AM
All I can say is OH MY GOD THAT WAS AWSOME!.....and also WHY!?! Why did you have to do such a thing?
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 1, 2005, 12:45 AM
I can't recommend it enough. It was fantastic and I plan to drag some of my friends to see it who don't know anything about the show.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ryan on October 1, 2005, 05:02 AM
I couldn't get my friends to go (me being the only nerd of th e group :P) so I went by myself, and I'm going to echo what everyone else:That was one ******* good movie. I LOVED it. I'm also taking my friends I think it was excellent and ou didn't need to see the show, it helps but isn't necessary. I'll definitely going back to the theaters a few times for this one.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: john todd on October 1, 2005, 03:09 PM
not that this movie needs any more endorsements, but i also thought it was top notch.  i thought my expecatations might be too high, but i was not disappointed at all.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Famine on October 4, 2005, 12:22 PM
I took my girlfriend to see this movie and we were both really impressed. I loved it, being a fan of the show.

I thought the ending was so very clever.

Any talks of a sequal or a ressurection of the show?

Kevin
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: JedioftheNorth on October 4, 2005, 12:47 PM
Great movie good sci-fi go check it out.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: CorranHorn on October 5, 2005, 07:19 AM
I got to see the movie on Monday and it was all sorts of kick-ass. I attempted to watch the show when it was on Fox, but couldn't get involved. When it began airing on Sci-Fi I started to watch it, but then my cable company removed Sci-Fi from the lineup, so I got the DVD and watched the entire series. And it was just a great series that was cut short before it's time.

The movie flows just like the series, in fact like all of Joss Whedon's work.  Though that could be a bit bothersome to the uninitiated, as could some of the references and/or character relationships. The movie though was definitely outstanding and certainly leaves open the possibility of sequels, as Joss was recently quoted stating he was given the green light for more movies, although he didn't specify what movies.

I highly recommend seeing the movie, even for those who never followed the series. It certainly brings back the fun aspect to sci-fi movies that A New Hope brought almost 30 years ago.

An oh yeah....

River = The Reaver SLAYER!  ;D
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 5, 2005, 06:53 PM


Any talks of a sequal or a ressurection of the show?



Both. In the film business, if anything does really well, you can put money in the bank betting that a sequel will get made to a franchise. I heard rumors of a trillogy film series and a return to network TV under universals care, but at this point, I think a film series is more likely. Although...

SPOILER*****






how the hell can you do the show without Wash??????
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ryan on October 5, 2005, 07:24 PM


Any talks of a sequal or a ressurection of the show?



Both. In the film business, if anything does really well, you can put money in the bank betting that a sequel will get made to a franchise. I heard rumors of a trillogy film series and a return to network TV under universals care, but at this point, I think a film series is more likely. Although...

SPOILER*****






how the hell can you do the show without Wash??????

As soon as the movie was over I thought the same thing. I would actually rather there not be a sequel. As much as I love Serenity, I don't want to see it killed off in typical Hollywood fashion by dragging it into the ground with crappy sequels. Simon and River's story is over, there is no point in a sequel. Without Sheppard and Wash, it can't be the same.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 6, 2005, 01:29 AM
Perhaps a prequel then that covers why Shepard left and perhaps explains why there were no Blue Sun guys after River in Serenity.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: CorranHorn on October 6, 2005, 04:02 AM
Perhaps a prequel then that covers why Shepard left and perhaps explains why there were no Blue Sun guys after River in Serenity.

Thats why River's story isn't finished yet. We know what the Alliance did to River, we just don't know all the whys yet. What where their plans for her and others like her. And where are the men with the blue gloves, what role do they have to play in all of this. I think it's very much still widely open and Serenity only showed tidbits of her tale.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: EUCustomMan on October 6, 2005, 11:35 AM
I think the men with the Blue hands were part of whatever the military/science experment was for. This film was more about a political cover-up and a few people in the government covering their asses. I think there is still a story out there about River and the blue handed guys.
You also have the Shepards story, either in a prequel or something in his past coming back to haunt them because he was part of the crew. Hell, even just some really cool theifing would be cool.
Or how about the German dude coming after them again?
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: john todd on October 7, 2005, 12:10 AM
i kinda doubt we will ever get a wash or a shepard's story.  i think wash didn't really want to do the movie and shepard's health isn't that good.    i am pretty sure their deaths served a dual purpose of building suspense and getting rid of characters unlikely to return for sequels.

although, i must say i wouldn't really mind getting another actor to play a young shepard book in flashbacks.   his character was the one most teased and least revealed in the series.   i would very much like to find out why he knows so much about crime and guns and got such good service from the alliance when he got shot.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Morgbug on October 7, 2005, 12:48 AM
Like many I couldn't get into watching the TV show, though my wife enjoyed it.  Saw the movie tonight and yep, pretty darn good.  I definitely enjoyed it much more than I expected to :)
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ryan on October 7, 2005, 01:15 AM
I actually like how Sheppard's past is so foggy. It makes him much more mysterious, we don't need to to exactly where he has been as long as we know that he somehow has all this knowledge that he shouldn't have. If we got a sequel (or prequel rather) based on him, we'd lose thatr mystery. Personally I'd be glad to see the story end here.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 7, 2005, 01:31 PM
I think they've left it open enough for a whole series of movies.  Think about this:

-The Parliment of the Alliance, although embarrased by the information about Miranda, is still around and may want to get revenge on Mal and the Serentiy crew.

-Just because River uncovered one bit of information that was in her jumbled brain, doesn't mean there isn't any more in there and she's far from cured.

That's just two things off the top of my head....let me see the movie again and I'm sure I could come up with more.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: DarthAcroyear on October 7, 2005, 10:58 PM
I've seen the movie a couple of times now and I've really enjoyed it. It has to be one of the very best new movies that I have seen since 2003. :)
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ben on October 8, 2005, 02:17 AM
I'm going to see this again this weekend.  ;D
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: DarthAcroyear on October 8, 2005, 02:23 PM
I'm going to see this again this weekend.  ;D

So am I! :)
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: BillCable on October 8, 2005, 06:05 PM
I actually like how Sheppard's past is so foggy. It makes him much more mysterious, we don't need to to exactly where he has been as long as we know that he somehow has all this knowledge that he shouldn't have. If we got a sequel (or prequel rather) based on him, we'd lose that mystery.

Kinda like Darth Vader...
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Xander on October 10, 2005, 10:32 AM
So far, Serenity's earned  $17,600,000, which ain't much, but it only cost $40,000,000 to make.   They always say opening weekend is the magic number as far as sequels are concerned, but I don't know if its as big a deal nowadays as it used to be. Overseas markets and DVDs will bring in more than $40m I think, and maybe enough to justify a sequel. I think Joss has got it in him to continue the story, and I know he's got enough creative control to not let it go to a hack writer or director.

Univeral has the rights to Serenity movies, but part of the terms of the contract were that they can't make a TV show for 10 years (non-compete with FOX.) 
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 10, 2005, 11:28 PM
I saw it again Friday dragging a good buddy and my brother to see it. My buddy wasn't very intressted in seeing it, although he's huge into comic books and Sci-fi. Needless to say, he walked out stunned at how good it was.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: DarthAcroyear on October 16, 2005, 05:50 PM
Well, I went with a friend and saw it again on Saturday, In fact, we watched it twice that day so now I've seen it a total of five times and still I find it to be great fun to watch.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Jeff on December 19, 2005, 02:45 PM
Time for a bump!

Serenity comes out on DVD tomorrow and I know I have to make the trip to Best Buy to grab one to add to the pile of Christmas loot for the wife...

I've seen a few of the deleted scenes on the net and it looks like this could be a great DVD.  Looking forward to watching the film again this week!
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Rob on December 19, 2005, 04:37 PM
So I still am not a fan of this Serenity stuff, but I've got to ask if any of you people went to the Firefly convention in L.A. a week or two ago?

Naturally, I didn't - but a friend of mine apparently proposed to his girlfriend at the event, somehow employing the 'main guy' from the movie in his proposal stunt.

Anyone catch this who could fill me in on the details?
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: CorranHorn on December 19, 2005, 06:02 PM
So I still am not a fan of this Serenity stuff, but I've got to ask if any of you people went to the Firefly convention in L.A. a week or two ago?

Naturally, I didn't - but a friend of mine apparently proposed to his girlfriend at the event, somehow employing the 'main guy' from the movie in his proposal stunt.

Anyone catch this who could fill me in on the details?

I recalled reading something about this, then it dawned on me. So here you go Rob from www.Whedon.info...

A sweet moment: Nathan stood inexplicably, and seemingly pretending to be a psychic getting a vision, divined the name "Erin Fitzgerald." "Is there an Erin Fitzgerald here?" There was (there were two, actually), so he had the one come up on stage, and she gave him a hug. "Do I scare you?" He asked of the visibly nervous but delighted woman. "Do you have a boyfriend?" She did. "Is he bigger than me? Can he beat me up," Nathan asked. "What’s his name?" "Thor" the woman responded. "What’s his real name?" Thor was in fact his real name, and Nathan brought him up on stage too, then had him get down on his knee. By this point, everyone realized we were witnessing a very clever and fun marriage proposal. Thor asked Erin to marry him him and she said yes, to applause from the stars and crowd. Nathan and the other actors hugged Erin.

Sounds pretty entertaining, full con details can be found by clicking here (http://http://www.whedon.info/article.php3?id_article=12880)
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Rob on December 19, 2005, 06:21 PM
That's it!

Thanks a billion!
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Cory Chaos on December 19, 2005, 07:53 PM
I didn't follow "Firefly" during its 12-13 episode runm, but watched the movie. Just seemed like a stripped down "Star Wars" with a homicidal "Minority Report" styled precog. I thought it was kind of ambitious to drop $20 M on a cancelled television show based soley on some fansites and people dropping $30 on the DVDs.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ben on December 20, 2005, 12:25 AM
This is the only thing I asked for for Christmas, so I'll either end up with three copies (none of them widescreen) or none at all.

Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Famine on December 20, 2005, 07:36 PM
I picked one of these discs up for myself, and one for a friend, for Christmas.

The comentary from Joss was awsome.

Kevin
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 21, 2005, 11:10 AM
For as much as I'm a fan of the movie and have been waiting for the DVD, I had no idea when it was coming out until yesterday. :P
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 24, 2005, 03:13 PM
I picked it up on Tuesday as well.  Great movie and I've watvhed it twice already.

I don't normally watch the movie with commentary, but I might have to with this one.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Famine on December 24, 2005, 04:55 PM
I picked it up on Tuesday as well.  Great movie and I've watvhed it twice already.

I don't normally watch the movie with commentary, but I might have to with thsi one.

I've seen it 6 times since. 2 with comentary. Joss Whedon is funny, and insightful.

Kevin
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 26, 2005, 04:01 PM
I finally picked this up today. I'm making my wife sit down and watch the entire series before I let her see it though. She's going cry when Book and Wash get it. :D
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Rob on January 3, 2006, 02:50 AM
If anyone was curious, my friend sent me a link to a 4 minute clip of the proposal...

http://www.zippyvideos.com/5411756682894816/flan_proposal/
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Morgbug on January 3, 2006, 01:19 PM
This is the only thing I asked for for Christmas, so I'll either end up with three copies (none of them widescreen) or none at all.



And?
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2006, 01:20 PM
I got one widescreen copy, which made me happy. But I've only been able to watch it once since my uncles and my mother all wanted to borrow it.  ::) :)
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Famine on January 3, 2006, 07:55 PM
I got one widescreen copy, which made me happy. But I've only been able to watch it once since my uncles and my mother all wanted to borrow it.  ::) :)

My copy has been in houses that I've never been inside.

Kevin
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Tracy on August 14, 2009, 06:31 PM
Sorry for the old bump - but I finally got around to watching this.  All I can say is -- Wow! - I see what everyone was talking about.  I loved it.  I can't wait to rent the Firefly series (though I don't know when I'll get to watch it) and buy the DVD of Serenity.  I also have a renewed crush on Nathan Fillion.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Matt_Fury on August 14, 2009, 08:12 PM
Glad you liked it Tracy.  The show is definitely worth watching!
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: P-Siddy on August 14, 2009, 10:58 PM
Yes, it is a great show. It's too bad it ended too soon. It ranks up in my all-time favorite shows. The only bad thing about the series and movie is that there are some things that are introduced in the movie (Mr. World and Haven (Book's leaving Serenity), namely) that aren't in the series. Plus, Book had such a mysterious background that was never explored. But Joss did say if everyone read the comics and such, we'd know things, which I didn't, so there are some gaps that need filled.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 16, 2009, 12:19 AM
Yeah, this def ranks as one of my all time favs.

Anyone that is a fan of Nathan Fillion has a few options available.

First is his show "Castle" I think it's on ABC. It's pretty good.

He's also in the new Halo game (ODST). He plays the squad leader and the game developers even modeled the cg character to look like him.

Oh and I think Adam Baldwin (Jayne in Firefly/Serenity) is also one of the ODST squad members.

This series ended WAY to soon. I LOVE Firefly. I need to watch this again. I usually take a whoel weekend and watch all of the shows, then the movie.  We fans of the show/movie have been trying to get another movie for a few years now. But it doesn't look like FOX is budging. Too bad for them too.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: name on August 17, 2009, 09:44 AM
I need to get my hands on the series....never seen it, but loved the movie.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Nathan on August 17, 2009, 05:01 PM
http://www.hulu.com/firefly
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: P-Siddy on August 17, 2009, 10:50 PM
I need to get my hands on the series....never seen it, but loved the movie.

You've missed out, my friend. Check it out. You won't be disappointed! Especially with eyecandy like Morena Baccarin. Yum!
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: Tracy on August 18, 2009, 01:59 AM
http://www.hulu.com/firefly

Thanks for the link Nathan!  Since my hubby is working all night, I put the kids to bed early and have been watching for the last 4 hours.  It's addictive.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: jedi_master_sal on August 18, 2009, 04:58 PM
I need to get my hands on the series....never seen it, but loved the movie.

You've missed out, my friend. Check it out. You won't be disappointed! Especially with eyecandy like Morena Baccarin. Yum!

She's hot, but Kaylee has that sort of innocent yet wild charm about her. And the grease mechanic angle works for her...lol
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: P-Siddy on August 18, 2009, 05:52 PM
I need to get my hands on the series....never seen it, but loved the movie.

You've missed out, my friend. Check it out. You won't be disappointed! Especially with eyecandy like Morena Baccarin. Yum!

She's hot, but Kaylee has that sort of innocent yet wild charm about her. And the grease mechanic angle works for her...lol

Well, yeah... I don't think anyone would refuse a double-up with both of them, either... (well, some would, but you know what I mean).
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: name on August 19, 2009, 09:59 AM
Thanks for hulu link!  I hadn't thought of that...Watched the first two episodes last night and loved them.  So good!  Woke wife up laughing at the end of episode 2 with Mal's attempts to return the money.   Great stuff.

Between those two episodes and Serenity, I've seen enough to officially call myself a fan.  Will be watching the rest soon.
Title: Re: Serenity -- The Firefly continuation
Post by: P-Siddy on August 19, 2009, 10:26 AM
Thanks for hulu link!  I hadn't thought of that...Watched the first two episodes last night and loved them.  So good!  Woke wife up laughing at the end of episode 2 with Mal's attempts to return the money.   Great stuff.

Between those two episodes and Serenity, I've seen enough to officially call myself a fan.  Will be watching the rest soon.

You're not just a fan, you're a Browncoat!  ;D
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: DSJ™ on February 20, 2011, 06:44 PM
Browncoats rejoice...    'Firefly' returning to cable (http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/TV/02/18/firefly.returns.ew/index.html?hpt=Sbin) 
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 20, 2011, 08:46 PM
Yeah! Firefly!!
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: P-Siddy on February 20, 2011, 10:26 PM
Man, I had hoped they were going to start it up again, not rebroadcast the originals... man, that would be awesome to get that show on the air and pick up where they left off... with the original cast as well.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: McMetal on February 21, 2011, 08:58 AM
Meh, they should resurrect "DRIVE" instead...there was a Nathan Filion vehicle with TONS of potential.  :D
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Rob on February 21, 2011, 10:16 AM
Man, I had hoped they were going to start it up again, not rebroadcast the originals... man, that would be awesome to get that show on the air and pick up where they left off... with the original cast as well.

No one's going to invest any sort of serious money back into that show for two reasons... First, it's already flopped once.  Second, the best part about it (Nathan Fillion) isn't leaving his big-time ABC show to come back to a previously-failed Sci-Fi show.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Jeff on February 21, 2011, 10:44 PM
No one's going to invest any sort of serious money back into that show

Well, not right now.  But if Nathan Fillion wins $300 million in the lottery (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/), look for new Firefly webisodes soon after! :P

Can't wait for the luck of a lotto win?  Then join the rally to help get the ball rolling sooner! (http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/21/help-nathan-fillion-buy-firefly/)
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: McMetal on February 22, 2011, 11:31 AM
No one's going to invest any sort of serious money back into that show for two reasons... First, it's already flopped once.  Second, the best part about it (Nathan Fillion) isn't leaving his big-time ABC show to come back to a previously-failed Sci-Fi show.

Actually, if you read the EW articles Jeff references above, the show pulled a 2.0 average rating, which is very passable in today's TV landscape. So the show actually had some legs. It's the movie that flopped.

And Nathan already said he would love to buy the rights to Firefly and resurrect it, even as an online series.

The real problem would be getting Whedon back on board. And probably Adam "Chuck" Baldwin. Morena could be available soon, as could Summer. (although I hope not as I love their current respective series)
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Rob on February 22, 2011, 12:14 PM
I stand corrected... I see that he did say that he'd love to do the show again.

That said, I watched the show (a friend gave me the DVD's and sort of made me) and I didn't think it was any good... but if you're into it, good luck.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 22, 2011, 05:54 PM
I could totally see this as a web series on the order of The Guild or Dr. Horrible. Heck, Whedon has done it before.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2012, 02:09 PM
Sorry for the old bump....but I was one of the few that hadn't seen the Firefly series until this past week/weekend.  The "Science" channel (which I wasn't even aware we had until I had searched for Firefly and saw it come up), aired the entire series over the weekend.  I've got a couple on the DVR left to watch, but man have I enjoyed it.  I did see Serenity awhile back, but hadn't seen any of the show, so I'd like to rewatch it now after seeing everything else (actually, I'm planning on picking up both on Amazon now I think).  I can see why so many love this series, I'm definitely in that camp as well.  Really wish it would continue on in some capacity at some point.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 17, 2012, 05:46 PM
The whole thing including the movie is on netflix.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: McMetal on January 17, 2012, 10:58 PM
I get the appeal, but somehow the prospect of futuristic sci-fi without aliens always seemed like a bore to me. They don't even have anthropomorphic robots!  ;D

Anything that gave us Summer Glau is ok with me though.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: name on January 17, 2012, 11:40 PM
There's Mr. Universe's lovebot.

He killed me with a sword.  How weird is that?
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 18, 2012, 12:19 AM
Would the Reavers be considered aliens?
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: P-Siddy on January 18, 2012, 08:55 AM
Would the Reavers be considered aliens?

Reavers were humans that just went nuts due to the side effects of the calming chemical they were using on Miranda.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Tracy on January 21, 2012, 05:13 PM
There's Mr. Universe's lovebot.

He killed me with a sword.  How weird is that?


Shiny!  :D
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Potawatomi13 on January 28, 2012, 08:09 AM
I did watch the original airings of this show, Starhunter and The Cape.  I loved them all!  I think the fact that they put them all on Saturday afternoon was a killer.  It's about the worst time to air a good show.  It also sucked that they pulled the new "V" series.  Networks SUCK!
I bought the series Firefly and Starhunter but was shortchanged when all the Starhunter episodes were Not included in the "complete" series.  I'd love to see tem ALL come back.
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Scott on March 9, 2012, 09:29 AM
I watched Firefly this last week on Netflix.  At the end I gave it 4 stars.  Some of the episodes were really good...especially the last one with the bounty hunter and the one where the engine blew.  Some were terrible like the Whore House one.  I started Serenity last night and got about 30 minutes in...watching them back to back is a little weird because some of the dialogue and exposition are such that they are reexplaining the TV show for the benefit of those who see the movie without seeing the show. 
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: McMetal on March 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
What's Summer Glau doing now? Shouldn't she be joining the cast of another show that will soon be cancelled?

I kid...I miss her cute mug on TV, but she is the Kiss of Death. (Firefly, Terminator, Dollhouse, etc)
Title: Re: Firefly / Serenity
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 9, 2012, 03:07 PM
Looking at her IMDB its amazing how many shows she was part of that died. Maybe she should just stick to one or two episodes of a show at a time.