How I became a Browncoat

UPDATED: Thursday, January 5, 2006 13:15
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Thursday, January 5, 2006 11:13 AM


Ok so my friend had been telling me about this Movie firefly for about 2 years. I of course blew him off (shame on me) because it just didn't sound like something I would be interested it. That and I was still sorta boycotting Sci-fi since the complete Star Wars debacle and the cancellation of Star Trek NGR. I will have you know it was not completely my fault. Said friend did leave out some very important details. Joss the creator being one and super cool characters, including some very hot girls who can kick a$$ being the other.

So he comes to visit two weeks before Christmas with a video box in one hand and beer in the other. I have to give him credit; he is a great manipulator and knows what buttons to push to get me to do something. I would watch anything if beer is involved.

So we all sit down and he puts in the first DVD of firefly. I open my beer and wham, in no time at all the first 3 episodes are over in a flash. Needless to say I’m completely hooked. Beer and Firefly, it really was a great night I must say. So we watch all four disks over 2 days. Man it was one of the best weekends I have had in a long time; woops I’m getting ahead of myself a bit.

Back to the completion of the box set, I completely loved the series. He then informed me it’s canceled. I of course respond with a drunken WTF because I was drunk and seriously disgusted that anyone would cancel such a great show. Followed by are your kidding me who a$$ do I need to kick to get this show brought back. I immediately went to the computer and fired off a drunken email to Fox. Ok so that was probably not all that helpful to the cause but none the less they are complete idiots and it made me feel better.

After a few days of completely sober thinking I decided I needed a different approach. Money is what makes the world go round and what drives the movie industry. So I methodically planned my attack. I had to start recruiting my friends. So I bought two copies of firefly. My personal copy and one I loan out. Only I only loan the first two disks. If they want to see what happens from then on they have to go buy it. Then I tell them hey there is the movie Serenity out too (which I also own of course) and it picks up where the show leaves off. I then tell them they have to watching firefly before you get it though.

So this is really working for me. My family and friends are lovin it. I am boosting sales one person at a time. I am determined to get 20 people and have them get 20 and so on.

Then I find this place. Now I will have you know I am not normally geeked about any TV show and have never joined a fan site before but I am very excited to be here really, and visit daily to see what’s up. Just want you all to know I am out here fighting the good fight and working everyone I know to keep our little movement going.

Take care and good luck!


Thursday, January 5, 2006 11:18 AM


Make them buy it to see how it ends! That's good!


Thursday, January 5, 2006 11:50 AM


Make them buy it to see the ending... you are a clever little bunny!!! I LOVE IT!!

and btw welcome "home"



Thursday, January 5, 2006 12:00 PM


LOL love your methods. I think ill start doing that to get my friends and family into it, since nothing else has worked yet.

***someone should make a MMORPG based on the 'verse!***

Geeze i want Firefly to come back!



Thursday, January 5, 2006 1:15 PM


Awesome, awesome, awesome. You're right, its all about the money to the movie industry, and I still have high hopes that DVD sales of Serenity could save this thing....eventually. It just might take awhile. But if everyone who's a big fan does the same kind of thing you're doing, it'll happen.

And be oh-so-shiny.

Oh, and BTW - I was at Best Buy today, looking for another copy of Firefly (my first disc got scratched while being lent...the only reason I haven't killed that person is that they have become as big a fan as me, and bought lots of Serenity DVDs as gifts for Christmas) Anyway, they were all sold out, and the guy I asked said they usually have lots of copies. Then I heard two army guys walking by talking about how good a movie Serenity is. Oh, I was happy. (even though I still had to drive to Target to find Firefly.)






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