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Old April 10 2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

Thanks to Netflix streaming I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon.

Having never seen the show before, I was pleasantly surprised how well I enjoyed it.
I was also glad I didn't watch it back in the day because I would have been extremely bummed to see the show end.

I think they did a very good job with the show to movie tie in, it did a good job in both giving the show closure but also left me wanting more.

Shame it didn't do better.

I only wish

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Old April 10 2010, 07:42 PM   #2
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

With regards to your spoiler...

Even though those characters met that fate, had there been sequels, the actors were still going to be included somehow.

And he did it because Joss is a sadistic bastard who loves to make his characters miserable!
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Old April 10 2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

I believe the question in your spoiler is also the answer.
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Old April 10 2010, 11:37 PM   #4
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

I've got all the episodes and the movie.... and I can not bring myself to view anything past episode two... and I like syfy...
what's the problem?
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Old April 10 2010, 11:53 PM   #5
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With regards to your spoiler, Serenity the movie was the whole of Firefly season 2 in one movie. That was likely planned from the start of the show.
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Old April 11 2010, 12:06 AM   #6
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

Actually, in the first draft of the script, everybody lived. Heck, Book was even on the ship at the beginning of the movie.
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Old April 11 2010, 12:19 AM   #7
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Is it online to read anywhere?
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Old April 11 2010, 12:51 AM   #8
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

Here's a review that gives the highlights. You can read it for yourself here.
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Old April 11 2010, 01:01 AM   #9
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190 pages! Sweet!
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Old April 11 2010, 02:52 AM   #10
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I've got all the episodes and the movie.... and I can not bring myself to view anything past episode two... and I like syfy...
what's the problem?
You have no soul?
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Old April 11 2010, 03:11 AM   #11
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

In my experience, it generally goes like this. You watch the pilot, and go, "Huh. That was pretty okay, I guess." A few weeks later, you're bored, so you watch "The Train Job." Again, sort of "eh." Then you watch "Bushwacked" maybe a week later. A couple days after that comes "Shindig," and then you figure, well, the disc is already in the player, so you do "Safe," too. Another day or two later, you give "Our Mrs. Reynolds" a try, and then you're hooked and watching as much as you can as quick as you can and are shaking and crying like a junkie in withdrawal by the time it's over.

So anyone who gives up on the show within the first three episodes isn't necessarily suffering from a criminal lack of taste.
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Old April 11 2010, 03:36 AM   #12
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Yeah, I wasn't hooked after the pilot either.

"Our Mrs. Reynolds" is definitely the first awesome episode. The previous episodes are great upon rewatch, though, once you've already gotten a feel for the characters.
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I got to the train episode... throughly enjoyed when he pushed the guy into the ships engines....
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Old April 11 2010, 03:48 AM   #14
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That part was hilarious because I absolutely did not see it coming.
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Re: I just had a Firefly/Serenity Marathon

My wife and I rented the entire series and enjoyed it. We also saw the movie back when it first came out- before we watched the show. It was enjoyable but watching the series definitely helped me understand it better. We're fans of Whedon's work in general (Buffy, Angel), so it was pretty easy to get into. We were definitely bummed out that we ran out of episodes to watch so soon. My favorite episodes were "Ariel", "Out of Gas," and "Objects in Space" although nearly episode had some nice touches that made it at least somewhat enjoyable. Whedon shows tend to have just the right balance of action, comedy, drama and Firefly was no exception. It was interesting to watch a sci-fi show that might as well have been what a Star Wars show might look like if it were about Han Solo and his adventures before he joined the rebellion against the Empire. It's unfortunate that since Buffy, Whedon's shows haven't been quite as (commercially) successful.
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