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Old July 7 2009, 07:24 PM   #61
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Re: Firefly worth it?

I would check it out online for free first, or maybe rent it if you need to. My boyfriend loves all things scifi and borrowed Firefly from a friend expecting to enjoy it after we'd heard so many great things about it. Unfortunately neither of us really liked it at all. I liked the concept of a western in space but we both felt that it was executed very poorly. The writing just wasn't that good. There were some humorous parts but overall I couldn't get into any of the characters, didn't really care about them or what happened to them. And the plots weren't all that exciting either, so we were left feeling pretty bored. I don't hate the show but I don't find it entertaining.
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Old July 7 2009, 07:29 PM   #62
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My boyfriend loves all things scifi and borrowed Firefly from a friend expecting to enjoy it after we'd heard so many great things about it. Unfortunately neither of us really liked it at all.
One of my good friends felt the same way, but just one.
The writing just wasn't that good.
Whoah there lil' Missy, that's a judgement call- I can direct you to many highly respected reviewers that stress that the writing was it's greatest strength. Just like I have no love for Babylon 5, yet I can appreciate that it was, as far as I could tell, nicely penned.
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Old July 7 2009, 07:29 PM   #63
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I would check it out online for free first, or maybe rent it if you need to. My boyfriend loves all things scifi and borrowed Firefly from a friend expecting to enjoy it after we'd heard so many great things about it. Unfortunately neither of us really liked it at all. I liked the concept of a western in space but we both felt that it was executed very poorly. The writing just wasn't that good. There were some humorous parts but overall I couldn't get into any of the characters, didn't really care about them or what happened to them. And the plots weren't all that exciting either, so we were left feeling pretty bored. I don't hate the show but I don't find it entertaining.
I was finally getting into it around the last episode, and then it was over. I didn't really like it that much the first time around, either. I did at some point go back and re-watch it, and that's when I fell in love with it. I was familiar with the characters, so I was able to enjoy it a whole lot more. Now it's one of my favorite series.
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Old July 7 2009, 07:53 PM   #64
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I was finally getting into it around the last episode
It had me in it's clutched during "Out Of Gas."
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Old July 7 2009, 08:07 PM   #65
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Serenity isn't even close to being one of the best movies ever made, it's a really good sci-fi movie, but it's a horrible Firefly movie.

I know this is a Star Trek site, but does EVERYTHING need to be compared to it?! Star Trek and Firefly share nothing in common besides they both take place on a human space ship in the future!
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Old July 7 2009, 08:41 PM   #66
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Serenity isn't even close to being one of the best movies ever made
In your expert opinion?
it's a really good sci-fi movie
Absolutely.
but it's a horrible Firefly movie.
Illogical. Please explain. You are human...only humans can...PLEASE EXPLAIN!
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Old July 7 2009, 08:50 PM   #67
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I've never seen even one episode of Firefly, but I keep noticing the entire series on DVD for about $30, which doesn't seem like a whole lot of money. I rarely ever buy DVDs completely sight unseen. So, I'd love opiniopns of people who have seen it. Do you recomend it or not?
Not.

I don't care how deep you want to go with the philosophy behind it, it's still just cowboys in space speaking Chinese.

Wait for Syfy to do a marathon and watch it then. Save your money.
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Old July 7 2009, 08:54 PM   #68
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it's still just cowboys in space speaking Chinese.
And Star Trek is just about pointy eared guys shooting lasers on Mars.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:06 PM   #69
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it's still just cowboys in space speaking Chinese.
And Star Trek is just about pointy eared guys shooting lasers on Mars.
And guys from Iowa boinking alien chicks, getting redshirts killed every week and TALKIng...likethis, and I would still (and have) chosen this over Firefly, which is not anywhere near as brilliant as its creator and fans think it is.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:07 PM   #70
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not anywhere near as brilliant as its creator and fans think it is.
3 out of 4 dentists disagree.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:12 PM   #71
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not anywhere near as brilliant as its creator and fans think it is.
3 out of 4 dentists disagree.
So you're saying the fourth dentist is the one with sense?
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Old July 7 2009, 09:17 PM   #72
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I really enjoyed firefly, but it ended too soon and I was very annoyed with some plots.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:25 PM   #73
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So you're saying the fourth dentist is the one with sense?
Your good with the comeback but not so much with the taste.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:26 PM   #74
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I think the 4th Dentist is a Reaver.
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Old July 7 2009, 09:30 PM   #75
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Okay, now that would be a scary dentist.
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