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Did the terrible theme song lead to the demise of the show?

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:30 PM

KD


I mean, I think Joss Whedon may have a good sense of dialogue but that song is awful.
Can anyone tell me where in the show the movie takes place? Is it just a remake of the episode Serenity or does it start after Rivers and the Doctor have joined the crew?


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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:38 PM

SERGEANTX


I suppose that's a matter of opinion. I loved the theme song the first time I heard it. I think it really sets up the key things that make Firefly different from most sci-fi. Sorry to hear you didn't like it.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:25 PM

ZOOT


Bloody hell (she said in terribly Birtish fashion) but damn me if I don't love, I mean postively want to do the old fashioned marriage and babies thing with, the Firefly theme song!!!

I think "Once More With Feeling" certainly established Mr Whedon's credentials as a damn fine humourous song writer (a la Tom Lehrer (sp?)(see footnote 1)) but I like to think the FF theme tune is a little bit more grown up, a bit more Loudon Wainwright III ....

Footnote 1: I mean I ask you, genius or what?

"He snores
She wheezes
Say "housework," and he freezes
She eats these Skeezy cheeses,
That I can't describe
I talk,
He breezes
She doesn't know
What please is
His penis got diseases
From a chumash tribe "

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:33 PM

FRAY101


I think we dedicated Browncoats have grown to love the song, but let's be honest - it's not going to appeal to everyone. Having said that, I'd hate to think anyont would be shallow enough to stop watching a show just because of the theme tune!

What's more pertinent perhaps, as raised in one of the essays in "Finding Serenity" is that Joss was taking a risk creating a western when there's little interest in those anymore.

And yes - Once More With Feeling is sheer genius. Was travelling to London at the weekend and ended up listening to it three times in a row! Never get tired of it - there's the comedy element referred to above but also those beautiful songs sung by Tara & Giles. The latter in particular just gets me everytime.

Oh, to get back to one of the original queries - no it's not a rehash of Serenity. It takes place after the events of the series.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 10:52 PM

ZOOT


Ah the Giles song - you are right - sweet and tender as well as funny - and I absolutely love Where Do We Go From Here - and yes I listen to it in my car (well, sing along) all the time!

I think they should do a "Sing Along A Once More With Feeling" at the Prince Charles behind Leicester Square like they did with the Sound of Mucus and Rocky Horror - I'd go!!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:21 PM

DAIKATH


It still aint as bad as..

'It's been a long road, getting from there to here, i't's been along time but my time is finally here. I can feel the change in the wind right now, nothing is in my way and they are not gonna me hold no more, no they are not gonna hold me down. Cuz I got faith the heart.'

Etc

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:34 PM

FRAY101


Quote:

Originally posted by Zoot:
Ah the Giles song - you are right - sweet and tender as well as funny - and I absolutely love Where Do We Go From Here - and yes I listen to it in my car (well, sing along) all the time!

I think they should do a "Sing Along A Once More With Feeling" at the Prince Charles behind Leicester Square like they did with the Sound of Mucus and Rocky Horror - I'd go!!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2005 11:44 PM

ZOOT


*thinks* perhaps someone should look into this ... that'd be a nice little project!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 3:38 AM

ZOIC


Quote:

Did the terrible theme song lead to the demise of the show?

I think you might have Firefly confuse with Enterprise. Firefly is the one with the GOOD theme song and Enterprise is the one with BAD theme song.

Seriously, I think you are possibly the only person on the planet that does not like the Firefly theme song. It's kind of like being the only person on the planet that likes the Enterprise theme song.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 3:38 AM

GWEK


I love the Firefly theme. But then, I'm also the one person on Earth who likes the Enterprise theme, so maybe I'm not the best judge...

As far as lyricked theme songs go, I think they're both good. Of course, the best themes usually don't have words: even years later, I think Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team are top of the charts.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 3:42 AM

FRAY101


Quote:

Originally posted by GWEK:
I love the Firefly theme. But then, I'm also the one person on Earth who likes the Enterprise theme, so maybe I'm not the best judge...

As far as lyricked theme songs go, I think they're both good. Of course, the best themes usually don't have words: even years later, I think Battlestar Galactica and The A-Team are top of the charts.



Both classics!

Never heard the Enterprise theme tune so can't comment. But I'm still prepared to concede that many people won't like the Firefly theme tune. Doesn't make them bad people (well, not too bad) and as I said above, I certainly hope they wouldn't avoid the show just because of it. But it's clearly not going to be to everyone's tastes.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:08 AM

GWEK


When I say I like the Firefly song, I should probably also point out that I'm a big Country fan, so I'm inclined in that direction anyway.

Speaking from experience, there are lots of shows with credit sequences I don't like: I use that time to get a snack rather than choosing not to watch the show, which is just silly.

Can't remember what it is right now, but there was a show in the past few years that had an opening sequence that I hated so much it would actually make me a little queasy. So I just recorded it every week so I could have the satisfaction of fast-forwarding through it. Lemons into lemonade!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:18 AM

GTMAN8503


Actually, I knew I would love the show from the minute I heard the theme song. I love westerns and country-western music, and to see those combined with science fiction...oh man, that's my idea of heaven. My two favorite genres together with my favorite music...nothing better.

Oh, and "Serenity" takes place 6 months after Objects in Space.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:27 AM

QUIETUDE


And from someone who greatly dislikes Country music, I have to say that I sometimes find myself humming the Firefly theme song (and singing when no one can hear), I didn't choose the name Quietude for nothing, although it was in the Thesaurus for another word for Serenity.

As for people who do and don't like something, even Inara voted for the Alliance.

Take me where I can not stand (the bar after several pints, especially on Re-Unification Day).

I was going to mention the Enterprise theme song, but everybody has gotten there before me. But here is one question my ears cannot answer in regards to it, there is one line that sounds like 'No one's going to bend or rape me', kind of Nirvana, but I must be hearing it wrong. Its likely 'break' instead of 'rape' so the singer needs to take some enunciation lessons from Sean Maher.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:35 AM

STARRBABY


I'll admit I didn't really care for the theme song in the beginging, but now I adore it. I really like the ending credits where it's just insturmental.

I recently saw a fan vid where someone set the trailer to the theme. I thought it was wonderful. When I first saw the trailer I didn't hink it had the "Firefly" feel to it. After it was put to the theme music it was a spittin' image of the series. It's amazing what music can do.

For example, do you really think Jaws would have been as cool w/out the music? How about Psycho? I haven't seen the BDM yet, but I really hope the soundtrack has that same gritty western feel to it.

okay . .. I'll shut up now.


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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:59 AM

CALLMESERENITY


I'm another one that didn't like the theme song right off that bat (I don't like country, either) but it's grown on me and now I find myself singing it all the time. I make up my own words. I think for me, it just became part of the whole Firefly experience, rather than just the westerny theme song.

And I'm SO glad someone brought up Enterprise before me, because I CANNOT stand that song, and it may be one of the reasons I stopped watching the show (that and it wasn't holding my attention.)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:31 AM

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I LOVE the Ballad of Serenity! I get goosebumps everytime I hear it and I am always compelled to sing along.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:41 AM

VENA


I loved the theme song. When it was still on the air, hearing it was my favorite thing about Friday night. I was like Pavlov's Theme song=good TV so I would come running.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:43 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


The lyrics of the "Ballad of Serenity" speak to me.

Very much like...

"Man on the Corner" by Genesis
"New World Man" by Rush
and
"On the Turning Away" by Pink Floyd

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 5:56 AM

FRAY101


I have it as my ringtone....

Just a shame noone ever calls me

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 6:06 AM

MIKEYMO


I didn't really like the theme song the first time or two I heard it... in my case, it wasn't until I had a 'feel' for the 'verse, and what Mal had gone through, that the song really connected.

Of course, if I didn't watch a show just because the theme song sucked, I would've turned Wonderfalls off 15 seconds in. Damn, that chorus is annoying as hell.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:51 AM

ZEEK


I really didn't like the theme song much myself when I first heard it. It took a while for me to accept it. That's the same for the whole show though.

I also have converted friends who still think the theme song is ridiculously stupid. They like the show though. So, I consider that acceptable.

Then again, I also am the type of person who won't go see cinderella man because of how terrible that title sounds. They might as well have called it fairy, girlie, fancypants man.


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Monday, June 20, 2005 6:13 AM

CHRISISALL


I didn't have a feelin' one way or the other for the song untill a couple of eps into it, when the words started makin' sense to me. Now I love it and will be heartbroken if they don't include it in the BDM!!!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:18 PM

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The fact that KD has been a member since June 14 ( just over a week ago ) and hasn't been back to visit the site since the day after he/she posted the one and only thread so far suggest to me one thing.

Troll

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 4:41 PM

STARRBABY


I'm inclined to agree with you, AURaptor, but only because he/she was only here long enough to rip on the theme song.
I didn't think the post was trollish. Too intelligent and simply stating an opinion that differed from many flans' ideas.
However, as I mentioned, I agree the dates on his/her bio scream troll.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:50 PM

THUNDAR


I despise most Country music but I Lurv the theme song. It is my ring-tone too, the entire, actual, song. I get people asking me what that's from, opening the door for me to enlighten them.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2005 5:52 PM

JUSTMAUNDERING


In case there was genuine interest regarding the show by kd besides the theme song:

No, the movie is not a remake of the show. It's set several months after the show ends. a

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:07 AM

SILMARWEN


Quote:

Originally posted by fray101:
I think we dedicated Browncoats have grown to love the song, but let's be honest - it's not going to appeal to everyone. Having said that, I'd hate to think anyont would be shallow enough to stop watching a show just because of the theme tune!




I thoroughly enjoyed the theme song, but it does have it's own taste. This song was specifically written to be kinda otherworldly or allworldly, I think you know what I mean. Anyhoo, I HOPE people wouldn't turn off a show just because of the theme music. I do know that my mom only started watching Third Watch (great show) because as she was flipping through stations their theme song caught her ear. I don't think that would work the other way around. Look at Family Guy's theme song. I'm sick of hearing it! But I really don't think I'd stop watching the show because of it. That's just silly.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2005 4:37 AM

THEDUKE


The first time you hear ballad of serenity, it kinda just doesn't mean anything, then when it does mean something, don't u find yourself singing it with pride. Like bellowing out, unable to understand why others can't comprehend the geniousness, and passion, of what you're declairing?


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Wednesday, June 29, 2005 5:16 AM

CHANNAIN

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Quote:

Originally posted by KD:
I mean, I think Joss Whedon may have a good sense of dialogue but that song is awful.
Can anyone tell me where in the show the movie takes place? Is it just a remake of the episode Serenity or does it start after Rivers and the Doctor have joined the crew?


I'm sure you meant to say "that song is awful, IMO" right? Not everyone is of the same opinion, let's remember. And they're not afraid to tell you either, as you may have noticed

I'll admit, the theme put me off for a bit, due to the genetic aversion I have to country western music. I took it as such at first, then realized it actually has a blue grass tempo to it. I've grown to appreciate blue grass in recent years, which I probably should, since it has Scottish roots, same as I do.

Forgetting the tune for a moment, consider the lyrics. Even hating the tune, the words are very Firefly.

Not to mention, it has considerably less verses than "Hero of Canton" which makes the theme WAY easier to sing in the shower.
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The Duke said:
The first time you hear ballad of serenity, it kinda just doesn't mean anything, then when it does mean something, don't u find yourself singing it with pride. Like bellowing out, unable to understand why others can't comprehend the geniousness, and passion, of what you're declairing?

Utterly and completely. You said it better than I did.

StringSlinger does a FABULOUS rendition of it. He also wrote another tune that speaks more to the Battle of Serenity.

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Friday, July 1, 2005 6:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
The fact that KD has been a member since June 14 ( just over a week ago ) and hasn't been back to visit the site since the day after he/she posted the one and only thread so far suggest to me one thing.

Troll

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The fact that KD does not have a cool avitar SCREAMS "TROLL!" KD, this is for you!
The song is very catchy. It quickly found it's way into my mind!

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:48 AM

CEDRIC


I don't like most of the Country music out there--but Southern Rock like "The Ballad of Serenity" is good.

BTW, does anyone know anything about Sonny Rhodes? What else has he done? Also, who is his fiddler? I think the fiddling really makes that song.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:31 AM

SAFEAT2ND


I'm not a huge country music fan either, but I really liked the theme song from the get go.

It probably helped that I watched O Brother Where Art Thou before I saw Firefly. If you get a chance, see that movie.

Apparently KD listens to the "sound" of music, but never actually LISTENS to music. Know what I'm sayin'?



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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:04 AM

WHITEFALL


As much as I love the theme song after coming to understand it, (and peripherally before that, because you dont hear many lyric songs these days) i just want to disagree about the enterprise theme.

I actually liked the enterprise theme song, from the first time i heard it on the pilot, it's just a nice song. Imho, the problem is the show REALLY (really!!!!) didn't do it justice. The show seems like it was designed around the song, pigheaded idealism and all. Still, it's a nice song, imo.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:09 AM

CALLMESERENITY


I agree with Safeat2nd, I don't like country music at all. But some "southern rock" I like. Like Third Day. And I LOVED "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Both the movie itself and the music. Now, would I have liked the music outside of the context of the movie? Not so much. But it was so perfect in the movie. And plus, I've read the Odyssey, so it was a hoot for me, comparing the two.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:36 AM

GREEKTOOMEY


I'm inclined to agree that the OP is trollish, but I'll take the bait.

Every time I watch an episode, the theme song makes me feel like the world is a little bit brighter. For someone struggling with "issues" I find the theme to be inspirational. I hope I find serenity soon.

Re: Once More, With Feeling - my favorite part was Anya's power ballad about bunnies. I think I'm going to have to watch that episode again when I get home. *grin*

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:07 AM

BADGERSHAT


Quote:

Originally posted by KD:
I mean, I think Joss Whedon may have a good sense of dialogue but that song is awful.
Can anyone tell me where in the show the movie takes place? Is it just a remake of the episode Serenity or does it start after Rivers and the Doctor have joined the crew?




HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!! The theme song is the single greatest musical creation since the evolution of singing birds!

And if you disagree, you're obviously unpatriotic to your country, you hate children, you eat puppies, and should be sterilized!!!!!

Actually, I happen to love the theme song, but I SUPPOSED I can understand that the style may not be everyone's favorite. Although, lyric wise, it's entirely perfect as a sort of backstory bit.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:15 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by GreekToomey:
I hope I find serenity soon.




I'm right here!

Oh wait...


Also-I am another big fan of Anya's power ballad bunny song. It's just so funny. Her and her thing with bunnies cracks me up and it always makes me think of the killer rabbit from The Holy Grail.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:18 AM

SAFEAT2ND


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
Now, would I have liked the music outside of the context of the movie? Not so much. But it was so perfect in the movie. And plus, I've read the Odyssey, so it was a hoot for me, comparing the two.



Hit the nail on the head! I felt I recognized the storyline but couldn't place it until I bought the CD and read the booklet. And like Firefly, when the music is in context to the movie....perfection!

I too would be upset if the Ballad of Serenity is not in the movie.

Oh, and I don't have an avatar yet 'cause I can't find one that fits....please don't hate me for being unadorned. Or worst yet, clump me in with this KD person....

Righteously Indignant.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:28 AM

GREEKTOOMEY


Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
I'm right here!



So I have to go to SC? I guess that would explain a few things...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:34 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by GreekToomey:
Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
I'm right here!



So I have to go to SC? I guess that would explain a few things...



ha ha! Someone's been reading my profile!
Though I wouldn't say that SC is very serene...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 3:47 AM

CALLMESERENITY


Quote:

Originally posted by safeat2nd:
Quote:

Originally posted by CallMeSerenity:
Now, would I have liked the music outside of the context of the movie? Not so much. But it was so perfect in the movie. And plus, I've read the Odyssey, so it was a hoot for me, comparing the two.



Hit the nail on the head! I felt I recognized the storyline but couldn't place it until I bought the CD and read the booklet. And like Firefly, when the music is in context to the movie....perfection!



I really wish they'd come out with a Firefly CD because the music really is superb.

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I too would be upset if the Ballad of Serenity is not in the movie.

Oh, and I don't have an avatar yet 'cause I can't find one that fits....please don't hate me for being unadorned. Or worst yet, clump me in with this KD person....

Righteously Indignant.



How DARE you be unadorned! The indecency! There could be young children on this website!



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Saturday, November 5, 2005 6:12 AM

REDREAVER


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Originally posted by KD:
I mean, I think Joss Whedon may have a good sense of dialogue but that song is awful.
Can anyone tell me where in the show the movie takes place? Is it just a remake of the episode Serenity or does it start after Rivers and the Doctor have joined the crew?




personally, i don't like the theme, but i can appreciate the sentiment of they lyrics. i just have a profound dislike for anything resembling country-western.

and since i don't believe anyone's actually answered this question yet[feel free to mercilessly rag on me if i happened to miss it].... the meat of the film takes place 8 months after Simon and River join the crew of Serenity.


now all i need is a big gun and a "very fine hat"...

Reavers ate my homework

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Saturday, November 5, 2005 7:14 AM

JOSSISAGOD


I respectfully disagree with you about the theme song being "terrible". as for when Serenity takes place, it's about eight months after "The Message" which was the final episode of the series, it remained unaired until Sci-Fi re-aired the episodes before the movie. River and Simon have been with the crew since the begining of the series!

Gorramit! REDREAVER already answered both questioons!

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Saturday, November 5, 2005 7:43 AM

TOMTBA2004


They are coming out with a CD. comes out NOV.8
You can look it up..The firefly soundtrack.
anyway to answer the first post..That theme song is awsome. Joss actually wrote it before he wrote the first episode.. and yes the movie does take place during the series, right in the middle of it..you can tell because wash and sheperd book are there the whole time. (sarcasm) :)

"lets go to work"

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Sunday, November 6, 2005 2:56 PM

RIVER6213


I love the Firefly theme song, or Mals' song. There is another version of that song floating around the internet. This girl with a beautiful scottish or irish sounding voice sings it, and it is the most beautiful song you ever heard

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Sunday, November 6, 2005 3:39 PM

TRAKEN


I loved the twangy songs in Firefly, really reminds me of old westerns.

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Sunday, November 6, 2005 4:00 PM

TALLAUSSIEBROWNCOAT


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Originally posted by Daikath:
It still aint as bad as..

'It's been a long road, getting from there to here, i't's been along time but my time is finally here. I can feel the change in the wind right now, nothing is in my way and they are not gonna me hold no more, no they are not gonna hold me down. Cuz I got faith the heart.'

Etc



Oh hell yes.

If they didn't (barely) balance out the dodgy with the hearttuggingly historical "spirit of human exploration" video (both real and CGI), it would just be crap-on-a-stick.

It was the ONE Trek series theme that FAILED to move me as much as the orchestral tones of TNG/DS9/VOYAGER. Now THOSE are sci-fi themes to remember. Hell, even Trek TOS had a better theme, and IT sounded like a yodelling "happy"! XD

Joss' "Ballad of Serenity" theme was the FIRST sung sci-fi theme I haven't WINCED at!

And these days, the audiences are more fickle, maybe spoiled by themes of old?

Hell, Jerry Goldsmith made most of the Trek ones! The man (WAS, sadly) a genius!
He came up with the rare musical genius that inspires entirely ORIGINAL themes that are finally emerging again today, like the new Battlestar Galactica and Farscape themes - odd to the ear to begin with, but still amazing and stirringly original, and MEMORABLE!
(Who doesn't get shivers as the choir dies down slightly and the drums kick in in Battlestar? ANY originality is remembered in ANY good project. Even spreading to non-TV/Movie media such as PC games - Deus Ex anyone?)

Noone hears one of those themes and goes "was that show A? Or show B?", unlike, say, Superman and Star Wars for example. I go to hum Superman, and I switch half way to Star Wars by accident!

Anyway, to conclude, themes are good backups to reinforce the show's memorability, but in the end, it's the SHOW that defines itself, not two minutes of credits' music.

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"Hey, support it best you can! I believe supporting this as far as we can will get Serenity restarted. Right now seems VERY "Out Of Gas", and the Fans are Mal. We need to get her running to get the Big Damn Button pushed."

"I don't care what you believe in! Just BELIEVE!"

- Self Quote from a reply to a post about Serenity

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Monday, November 7, 2005 12:52 PM

REDREAVER


Quote:

Originally posted by jossisagod:
I respectfully disagree with you about the theme song being "terrible". as for when Serenity takes place, it's about eight months after "The Message" which was the final episode of the series, it remained unaired until Sci-Fi re-aired the episodes before the movie. River and Simon have been with the crew since the begining of the series!

Gorramit! REDREAVER already answered both questioons!



just wanna double check... in the film Mal makes a comment to Simon; "eight months you've had her on my ship, knowing full well she could go monkey-shit..."

so i'm assuming 8 months from day 1, pilot episode when Simon waltzes onto Serenity with River in a box....

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Monday, November 7, 2005 2:24 PM

JOSSISAGOD


You could be correct, I'm not sure anymore, I would like to think this was done for the new converts. But I've been wrong before, and will probably be wrong again.

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