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Old July 7 2009, 03:02 PM   #16
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Re: Firefly worth it?

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First blind buy I ever made on DVD. I'd say yes.
Same here, I totally loved it. Sort of the flipside of Trek- questionable, sometimes evil government, and heroes forced to the lawless side of gettin' by.
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Old July 7 2009, 03:48 PM   #17
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Re: Firefly worth it?

It's on sale a lot for less than $20, near the holidays it will be about $15-$18.

Plus just ignore the horrible continuation in the movie.
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Old July 7 2009, 04:00 PM   #18
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I picked up on Firefly after it was cancelled, because a young friend of mine - someone who couldn't care less about most sf/fantasy - was such a big fan.

I found the money spent on the DVDs was certainly worthwhile. I love the series and have rewatched many of the episodes more than once.

I also liked the feature film, Serenity, quite a bit.
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Old July 7 2009, 04:03 PM   #19
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Plus just ignore the horrible continuation in the movie.
Serenity is one of the best movies of all time. Talk like that again, and I'll set the Reavers on ya! Or I'll force you to watch Spock's Brain over & over a la Clockwork Orange.

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Old July 7 2009, 04:21 PM   #20
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I can see the arguments both for and against the movie; but regardless, the series is well worthwhile.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:02 PM   #21
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If you can, see if you can find it at your local video store and rent it out, better to lose a couple of dollar rather than $30.

I introduced 10-12 people to Firefly only around a quarter have really liked the show and of them only one has bought the DVDs.
Sadly, only 1/4 of his friends have any taste.

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It's on sale a lot for less than $20, near the holidays it will be about $15-$18.

Plus just ignore the horrible continuation in the movie.
The movie wraps at least one very large ongoing storyline-and you get to see the characters again. Worth it.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:05 PM   #22
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Re: Firefly worth it?

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First blind buy I ever made on DVD. I'd say yes.
Same here, it's one of the few blind DVD purchases I've made and it was well worth it.

So here's another vote for "go out and buy the gorram thing already!"
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Old July 7 2009, 05:13 PM   #23
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Re: Firefly worth it?

It depends on what kind of shows interest you.

Firefly did absolutely nothing for me. It's definitely not my kind of show. I have very little tolerance for rebels and losers, and that's what FF is all about. It was always trumpeted as an anti-Trek show, and, well, I *like* Trek. I sympathize with the larger group, with the legitimate authority. Which in this show meant the Alliance - obviously meant to be the big bad guys, the "evil empire" , but I never saw them that way (and still don't).

If this had been a Trekverse show, it'd be about the Maquis, and you all know how I felt about *them*. It just reinforces my belief that a lot of revolutions exist to feed the ego...

Also, I don't like shows that are filled with smartasses (which is what Joss Whedon loves to write). In fact there were very few characters on the show I would not have immediately shot in the face if I'd met them IRL. I don't think I've ever seen a more disagreeable lot. I almost wish there'd been an episode where they all get their asses thrown in prison by the Alliance.

Now, I admit, I thought the general 'look and feel' of the series was very interesting. I was fascinated by the concept of a "western in space" taken literally. But I did not like these people, I could not root for them, and so that must mean I failed.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:16 PM   #24
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the Alliance - obviously meant to be the big bad guys, the "evil empire"
Yeah, you really did miss the point.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:17 PM   #25
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the Alliance - obviously meant to be the big bad guys, the "evil empire"
Yeah, you really did miss the point.
I'm sure I did, but please explain?
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Old July 7 2009, 05:17 PM   #26
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It's easily worth it. Great show.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:24 PM   #27
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firefly has always been remarkably cheap on DVD. I got it as a blind buy, watched it in a weekend and and periodically rewatch it. The commentaries are interesting and entertaining as well. If you like, as other have said, the film Serenity brings it to a degree or resolution.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:34 PM   #28
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the Alliance - obviously meant to be the big bad guys, the "evil empire"
Yeah, you really did miss the point.
I'm sure I did, but please explain?
The Alliance isn't evil. Well, maybe a few of the top brass, but not the majority of it. It's simply over-extended. There's no way it can be a just and fair system when policy decisions are made by those sectors away from the actual problems.

And on top of that, the fact that it became so large via forceful expansion (eg, war) means that it's now a matter of image---they can't admit they screwed up and release worlds to local control again. So they just keep right on interfering with things running well and ignoring things running badly, and the whole system begins a slow slide towards chaos.

Mal and his bunch are the best possible response to this sort of situation---they get things where they need to go, rules and regs be damned. They may not operate within the law, but they have their own code, and that puts them above the pirates and slavers at least.
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Old July 7 2009, 05:39 PM   #29
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Re: Firefly worth it?

I was just thinking the other day how I wanted there to be a high quality, more episodic sci-fi show on the air and then I realized what I actually wanted was Firefly to be in it's 7th season.

Check out Firefly, it's one of the good ones.
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It's simply over-extended. There's no way it can be a just and fair system when policy decisions are made by those sectors away from the actual problems.
I see. Do you feel the same way about Washington, D.C.?
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