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In what order should I infect...I mean introduce Firefly to my family this weekend?

POSTED BY: AGIRLYMAN
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Friday, February 24, 2006 9:11 PM

AGIRLYMAN


I want to go with the movie first, then the series, but I was thinking maybe they'd be more attatched to the characters if shown the series first. As far as the series is concerned, I was entertaining thoughts on starting with "Out of gas".

How would you?


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Friday, February 24, 2006 9:12 PM

DINKY


Hmmm... Well I saw the movie then the series. But I wish I'd seen the series before I'd seen the movie.

I say the series, I think they'd feel more comfortable with being a BC if they saw the series then the movie.

"Th3re !s n0 spo0Ne." -The Matricks

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Friday, February 24, 2006 9:25 PM

TEALCANDTRIP


Either Out of Gas or Our Mrs. Reynolds...

Both newbies can get big kicks out of them without really knowing the characters.



"I also hear that there's something called Firefly, which is either a canceled science-fiction television show or a new religion, I'm not clear on that. Either way, prayers for the resurrection are involved." – Lore Sjoberg

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Friday, February 24, 2006 9:55 PM

RHYIANAN


Personally, I believe in doing things in order, so that would mean series first, starting with the pilot. But that's just the way I am.

Wash: Yeah, but psychic? That sounds like science fiction.
Zoe: You live on a spaceship, dear.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 9:56 PM

SIGMANUNKI


That is a trouble-some question.

Personally, I would start with Serenity (episode not movie). It introduces everyone just so.

Point of fact, the wife didn't really like the series when she watched it when I was on TV (No I don't understand either). But, after watching them in there proper order, she has come to love the series.

If you do this, the movie will have more meaning for them. This is both good and bad. They will of course be itching for the movie, but might not like what they find. Remember, many Browncoats aren't that fond of the movie.


Conversely, if you show the movie first, they won't get some of what's in it. This might not matter as look at all the new recruits we keep getting (Not to mention that they can just watch it again after they see there series).

This could be good, it could be bad. If they are the type of people to keep expecting the action driven style of the movie, they might not like the character driven series.


It really depends on what type of people your family is. You're going to have to be devious in planning you attack


But, I would certainly not start with "Out of Gas". IMO, that episode gets it punch from the fact that we have gotten to know and love the characters. If the viewer doesn't know, nor has become attached to the characters, a lot of the punch of that episode will go flying out the window.


At any rate, that my 2 cents.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 9:59 PM

FLORALBUNNY


Start with the pilot because it introduces the viewer to the ship's layout and also to the characters. And it's hard to understand the whole business about River without having her in the box to begin with.
After that I watched all the eps in order, but I think that if Out of Gas had been second that would have helped a lot.


bun
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Friday, February 24, 2006 10:08 PM

RAVENHAIR


I'm very linear in my approach to things, so... the series first, starting with the two part pilot (Serenity, not the train job).

This is how I saw it and I was intrigued by the dialogue (We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty!) and I was hooked when Jayne is looking through the infirmary window while Simon's operates on Kaylee.

my $.02

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Friday, February 24, 2006 10:10 PM

RAVENHAIR


Quote:

Originally posted by SigmaNunki:

But, I would certainly not start with "Out of Gas". IMO, that episode gets it punch from the fact that we have gotten to know and love the characters. If the viewer doesn't know, nor has become attached to the characters, a lot of the punch of that episode will go flying out the window.



Just read this and I absolutely agree!

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Friday, February 24, 2006 10:16 PM

DINKY


Yeah after you meantioned that Out of Gas delivers a 'punch' I just remember watching the show.... And worrying the crap out of myself.

I was so curious as to why Mal was hurt... Where were the others? They all alive? Is Mal gunna live?

And Geez is was soooo touching how the characters communicate with Mal!

And the entire episode came to you in flashbacks. It was so hard to watch! But if it was my first time watching the entire series starting from Out of Gas I'd be like.... Meh... I hope this guy with the bullet wound dies.

"Th3re !s n0 spo0Ne." -The Matricks

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Friday, February 24, 2006 10:47 PM

SAINTANDEOL


there is no question. the pilot MUST be viewed first. the show is too complex to jump into without that proper introduction.

don't entertain any thoughts to the contrary. I forbid it . . .

Clouds appear
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the moon.
-Matsuo Basho

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Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:05 AM

OLDMANSPLITFOOT


Definately the pilot. It sets the story, establishes the characters, and kicks ass, to boot. It's funny, has some good action, and is a well told story. Just about everything you could want out of a TV show was in the pilot. While it's not my favorite episode, it really is the best place to start.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006 2:26 AM

MEGMAC


Another idea I was thinking of for my brother is to show The Train Job and then show War Stories. I think he'd get the gist of the show.

Mal: Wheel never stops turning, Badger.
Badger: That only matters to the people on the rim.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006 11:41 AM

GIXXER


Series first.

Revelation in War Stories that would be anticlimactic if you saw the movie first.

I'm right you know.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:27 PM

OLDMANSPLITFOOT


I regret the hell out of not seeing the series before the movie, and any future Firefly fans that I can recruit will have the benefit of leanring from my mistakes. Of course, they'll have the three biggest regrets that I still have to live with: not seeing it when it was on TV, not catching Serenity in the theater, and always wanting more when we can't get it.

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Saturday, February 25, 2006 1:52 PM

COPILOT


If you're crunched for time I'd go with Serenity the pilot then which ever is your favorite and end with Objects in space followed by the movie. However I would whole hearted recomend a marathon style watching of every episode in order then watch the movie just cause that's how it's supposed to be. Then I recomend repeating this process once or twice a month with non Browncoats untill our ranks out number those who are not in the 'verse.
WE WILL RULE THE WORLD!..........In a very nice welcoming manner that will destroy the need for war and everyone will have plenty to eat and be happy and Shiny forever.

An I carried such a torch

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Saturday, February 25, 2006 2:01 PM

THENAVIGATOR


my dad got the entire family hooked, me, mom, my wife, even my little sister...got me with the movie first and then strategic episodes from the series...then i watched everything form start to finish myself...savoring the special features & commentary...wishing bitterly that there was more...i spread the word to several close friends starting with the series from the beginning...not showing them the movie inspired them to go out and buy it immediately!!! any potential consumer would be much more willing to shell out $20 for the dvd rather than the $40 or so for the series...every little bit helps our beloved crew keep flyin'

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