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Old December 4 2012, 06:58 PM   #196
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Re: Firefly first-time/rewatch (NO SPOILERS, please)

Meanwhile, back on the ship ...

Jayne: "We need us a diversion. Zoe could get nekkid."
Zoe & Wash, in unison: "NO!"
Jayne: "Can I get nekkid?"
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Old December 4 2012, 07:10 PM   #197
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Meanwhile, back on the ship ...

Jayne: "We need us a diversion. Zoe could get nekkid."
Zoe & Wash, in unison: "NO!"
Jayne: "Can I get nekkid?"
And following up on that...

River Tam: [mimicing Badger's Cockney accent] Sure, I got a secret. More 'n one. Don't seem likely I tell 'em to you now, do it? Anyone off Titan colony knows better 'n to talk to strangers. You're talkin' loud enough for the both of us, though, ain't ya? I've met a dozen like you. Skipped off-home early. Minor graft jobs here and there. Spent some time in the lockdown, but less than you claim. And you're, what, a petty thief with delusions o standing? Sad little king of a sad little hill.
Badger: Nice to see someone from the old homestead.
River Tam: Not really. Call me if anyone interesting shows up.
Badger: I like her.
Jayne: [Whispering to the crew after River leaves That there - exactly the kind of diversion we could have used.
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Old December 4 2012, 10:02 PM   #198
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Except they were all diverted so they didn't use it
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Old December 6 2012, 09:36 PM   #199
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Outside of saying I think Shindig is my favorite of the first four episodes, I don't have much to add. I really love the entire episode from the ballroom scene to the swordplay where Mal pokes and jabs the defeated Atherton.

This episode really highlights the Companion's place in culture and society. I think only the movie "Serenity" and, possibly, the episode "Jaynestown" help further our understanding of Companions.

Loved the removable doorknob and the floating chandelier. The holo pool balls were the best!
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Old December 6 2012, 10:19 PM   #200
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Outside of saying I think Shindig is my favorite of the first four episodes, I don't have much to add. I really love the entire episode from the ballroom scene to the swordplay where Mal pokes and jabs the defeated Atherton.

This episode really highlights the Companion's place in culture and society. I think only the movie "Serenity" and, possibly, the episode "Jaynestown" help further our understanding of Companions.

Loved the removable doorknob and the floating chandelier. The holo pool balls were the best!
And there's some kind of hot cheese over there.
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Old December 7 2012, 08:30 PM   #201
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Shindig is the episode that made me fall in love with Firefly.

I love Mal's attempts at defending Inara's honor and Kaylee chatting about engines with the guys. Especially liked when the older gentleman shooed away the young man asking her for a dance because they wanted to hear more engine talk.
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Old December 7 2012, 10:29 PM   #202
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It's so perfect after she is ostracized by the queen bees!
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Old December 7 2012, 10:34 PM   #203
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"Why Banning Miller, what a vision you are in your fine dress. It must have taken a dozen slaves a dozen days to get you into that getup. 'Course your daddy tells me it takes the space of a schoolboy's wink to get you out of it again."
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Old December 8 2012, 06:33 AM   #204
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It was all very GWTW.
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Old December 8 2012, 11:58 AM   #205
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I think most first seasons have a tipping point when things start to gel, and this episode was it for me Looking forward to next one later...
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Old December 8 2012, 07:40 PM   #206
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I think most first seasons have a tipping point when things start to gel, and this episode was it for me Looking forward to next one later...
Agreed. When I looked at the episode guide list on IMDB with the airdates, I was shocked to see just how out-of-order FOX aired the series originally. No doubt this contributed to the mixed response and lower ratings and ultimate cancellation.

Here is the IMDB episode listing. The number before represents the episode number from the DVD

2 The Train Job
3 Bushwacked
6 Our Mrs. Reynolds
7 Jaynestown
8 Out of Gas
4 Shindig
5 Safe
9 Ariel
10 War Stories
14 Objects in Space
1 Serenity (TV Pilot)
13 Heart of Gold
11 Trash
12 The Message

Looking at that list and thinking about how River's story unfolds, I can see where it would be a confusing mess for a first-time viewer.
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Old December 9 2012, 07:32 PM   #207
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wow, that does seem a wacky tx order as (so far) there does seem to be progressive character development. Speaking of which:

EP 5 - SAFE
In which we get some Simon/River backstory, but it don't really amount to a hill o'beans yet. From flashbacks it's clear something retrograde happened to the precocious young River but unless I blanked out I couldn't tell you what. A bit of a letdown after Shindig; the backwards folk/witch thing is such old schtick.
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Old December 9 2012, 09:48 PM   #208
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Yeah that is one of my less favorites but I'm going to rewatch tonight to follow your review with my review.

My favorite episode is still before me
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Old December 9 2012, 10:31 PM   #209
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That's one that I've seen (I've really been slacking in the viewing department). Yeah, it was kinda meh. I kept thinking of Monty Python.
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Old December 9 2012, 11:16 PM   #210
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I kept thinking of Monty Python.
I knew it reminded me of something
well, she turned me into a newt
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