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ReadyAndWilling December 20 2010 12:38 AM

Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
hey all, i was a huge fan of BTVS and Angel, but i never really looked into Firefly.

is this a show worth watching?

are there any robots and other sci-fi elements?

thanks

Pingfaaaaarrrrgh December 20 2010 12:56 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
No, nobody here is a fan of Firefly.

Sorry.

Cutter John December 20 2010 01:06 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
Firefly? Whats that?




;)



J/k'ing. What I meant to say was, OMG! DON'T WALK, RUN TO THE STORE AND BUY THE BOX SET!

Definately one of the more entertaining SF shows ever made. Like his other series, nothing huge and heavy, but plenty of fun to be had.

No robots. But its got a River.

JanewayRulz! December 20 2010 01:09 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
LOVE it! But if your vision of scifi is limited to killer robots... don't even go there.

SeerSGB December 20 2010 01:13 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
Was fan, WAS being the operative word. Over the years it's sort of lost its polish for me. Still a fun little watch every once in a while, but for the most part I've lost interest in the franchise.

Kegg December 20 2010 01:15 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
Quote:

Venison wrote: (Post 4605154)
No, nobody here is a fan of Firefly.

Sorry.

Indeed. I had to google it to even see what you were talking about. Seems the show was cancelled midway through its first season, which can't bode well for its quality.

Still, I appreciate it when people bring up and discuss more obscure sci-fi titles which have not been hashed to death on these forums, so I'd be interested to see your reacton to it.

C_Miller December 20 2010 01:37 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
I feel like Firefly is the Arrested Development of Sci Fi. Everyone who watched it loved it, yet not many people watched it.

Edit: Kegg, you're being sarcastic, right?

Pemmer Harge December 20 2010 01:47 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
Quote:

C_Miller wrote: (Post 4605223)
I feel like Firefly is the Arrested Development of Sci Fi. Everyone who watched it loved it, yet not many people watched it.

Well, I watched it and liked it, but I wouldn't say I loved it. It was enjoyable, but it didn't really suck me in that much. It does have a very passionate fanbase, though.

As regards the original post, yeah, I think it's worth checking out. Not my favourite sci-fi series, but pretty good nonetheless.

Gaith December 20 2010 01:48 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
Nope.

ThunderAeroI December 20 2010 01:49 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
I hear Lindsy is the only one around here to knows anything about it. All I know i learn from Castle.

RoJoHen December 20 2010 01:50 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
Quote:

Kegg wrote: (Post 4605190)
Quote:

Venison wrote: (Post 4605154)
No, nobody here is a fan of Firefly.

Sorry.

Indeed. I had to google it to even see what you were talking about. Seems the show was cancelled midway through its first season, which can't bode well for its quality.

Still, I appreciate it when people bring up and discuss more obscure sci-fi titles which have not been hashed to death on these forums, so I'd be interested to see your reacton to it.

Is this a real post? :confused:

iguana_tonante December 20 2010 01:54 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
I suspect it's heavilytongue-in-cheek. And for heavily, I mean "neutron star conditions" heavy. ;)

RoJoHen December 20 2010 01:58 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
I really hope so.

Too Much Fun December 20 2010 02:00 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
I think it's a bit overrated, and like most shows it drags sometimes and is hard to watch for the first few episodes. On the other hand, when it works, it really works. And like all shows by Whedon, it has superb casting and delightful dialog (except the Chinese swearing thing in this annoys the HELL out of me). It has its weak episodes, but if you can get past the parts that drag, it's a very rewarding series to watch and not that hard to watch even with the weak spots since it's only one season long.

Robert D. Robot December 20 2010 02:02 AM

Re: Anyone here a fan of Firefly?
 
I enjoyed Firefly. I liked Whedon's take on a sci-fi future and the bantor and humor he creates for his characters, like in BTVS and Angel. There isn't a great emphasis put on the science and tech like in Trek, but I think a lot is put into the characters. It often feels a bit like a "western" set in space. Like nuBSG, humans seem to be the only kids on the block. No aliens with fake foreheads or nose ridges, and no shrieking, bumpy, oversized salt shakers with plungers sticking out the front.


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