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Old October 17 2012, 09:19 PM   #16
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Re: Animated Firefly in works?

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The worst thing I found about the Firefly/Serenity comics was that I just didn't feel like the writing grasped the characters well enough, and I think a lot of that was simply due to the lack of the actors' presence. The actors made those characters awesome, so I could see an animated series being a little better if we could get all their voices back.
They were pretty good, its just not the real thing.
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Old October 17 2012, 09:35 PM   #17
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Re: Animated Firefly in works?

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The characters were paper-thin enough when portrayed by actors on film, thanks...
Only if by "paper thin" you mean better-fleshed-out-and-well-rounded-after-a-mere-13-week-run-than-"Enterprise"-managed-to-accomplish-in-4-seasons.
What does Enterprise have to do with any of this?
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Old October 17 2012, 11:13 PM   #18
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Re: Animated Firefly in works?

^Do you not understand how a comparison works?

"If we're dreaming, tell me what you think about this: Firefly the animated series," Fillion said during the panel.
I saw the panel in question. Fillion was obviously joking when he said that, he certainly didn't seem serious...especially since right after that they started joking about making Firefly radio plays.

So no, I don't think there's anything in the works for an animated Firefly. Just a few people taking a joke too literally.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:37 AM   #19
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Re: Animated Firefly in works?

Fillion has been cracking jokes like this for awhile, remember a few years ago when he -drunkenly- cracked a joke about buying the rights to the show and then putting it on himself?
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Old October 18 2012, 01:49 AM   #20
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An animated version would be a train-wreck of epic proportions.
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Old October 18 2012, 04:08 AM   #21
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Re: Animated Firefly in works?

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The characters were paper-thin enough when portrayed by actors on film, thanks...
Only if by "paper thin" you mean better-fleshed-out-and-well-rounded-after-a-mere-13-week-run-than-"Enterprise"-managed-to-accomplish-in-4-seasons.
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Old October 18 2012, 05:48 AM   #22
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Animated? No. It's already similar to Cowboy Bebop. Lets not go the whole hog.
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Old October 20 2012, 05:35 PM   #23
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An animated version would be a train job of epic proportions.
Fixed.
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Old October 20 2012, 05:38 PM   #24
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Re: Animated Firefly in works?

For some reason I keep imagining this as a CGI cartoon. I think that would work better than a traditional animated series.
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Old October 21 2012, 02:28 AM   #25
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An animated version would be a train job of epic proportions.
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Old October 21 2012, 07:13 AM   #26
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Animated? No. It's already similar to Cowboy Bebop. Lets not go the whole hog.
I've seen a bit of "Cowboy Beebop", and other than some very superficially similar allusions to "old west" themes, I really don't see any similarities between it and "Firefly" at all. One might just as well accuse both of being ripoffs of 1980's "Battle Beyond the Stars" because it featured George Peppard' as a cowboy in a spaceship.
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Old October 22 2012, 03:17 AM   #27
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The characters were paper-thin enough when portrayed by actors on film, thanks...
Only if by "paper thin" you mean better-fleshed-out-and-well-rounded-after-a-mere-13-week-run-than-"Enterprise"-managed-to-accomplish-in-4-seasons.
Eh. Comparing to Enterprise feels a little like beating up a quadriplegic. How about Stargate SG-1, Battlestar Galactica, or Babylon 5? The claim is still true, but it doesn't look like Firefly feigned a disability in order to compete in the special olympics.
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Old October 22 2012, 08:48 AM   #28
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Animated? No. It's already similar to Cowboy Bebop. Lets not go the whole hog.
I've seen a bit of "Cowboy Beebop", and other than some very superficially similar allusions to "old west" themes, I really don't see any similarities between it and "Firefly" at all.
It's more the general tone than any specific "allusions to 'old west' themes" (Bebop was noir and blues, not western and country, anyways). It's hard-on-their-luck bounty hunters looking for jobs on the various terraformed planets and moons in one solar system, occasionally being Big Damn Heros, but normally getting screwed, instead of Firefly's hard-on-their-luck bounty huntees looking for jobs on the various terraformed planets and moons in one solar system, occasionally being Big Damn Heros, but normally getting screwed. They also both have a similar mix of humor and serious business.

While they aren't the same, Cowboy Bebop is the closest thing to an animated Firefly there is.
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