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Who among you watched Firefly when it originally aired?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:03 AM

NUCLEARDAY


I only caught one episode of Firefly when it was aired. (I work 3rd shift and always have trouble remembering to tape my shows.) I remember being fairly excited about it, thinking Whedon would have an interesting take on the genre. Caught "Bushwhacked," and knew I was missing out on at least an episode or two. Still, I remember thinking Kaylee was rather cute, and planned on catching up with the series during the off-season repeats (which I was horribly, horribly wrong in assuming was going to happen :)

Didn't turn Browncoat until I saw Serenity, though. I'd half forgot about the show by then, and lived through Fox cancelling a bunch more of my favorite shows :(

First time through the BDM though, and I knew I was hooked. Bought both DVD sets pretty much the very next day, and haven't been able to get it out of my head since :)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 9:30 AM

AZHEA


I watched an episode on tv, but can't for the life of me tell you which one... my schedule didn't permit regular viewing until the show was already off.

When I heard about the BDM, I was stunned... could this be the same little show that I saw and liked that one time?

Then I found you guys and knew I was not alone. I told my husband about this all and he was skeptical. But... he's now a proud Browncoat!!!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:49 AM

AGATSU


Quote:

Originally posted by SadLittleKing:


Sure.

So, do you know if Summer saw Firefly when it originally aired?



I'm absolutely positive she did! And I fell in love with her the way you did - I'm not one to be romantically obsessed by an actress, but it's fun to act like that, and she is just soooo yummy, in character and in person. Except that I never met her in person person, but you know what I mean.
And she's so beautiful and graceful, and makes me wanna hug and protect her, and when she looks sad she looks so incredibly sad, and then she smiles and it's like POW!, and I could watch her dance all day, and she made me hijack this thread after all. Only a woman like her could do that.
And there you have it.

Maybe they'll air Firefly on German TV one day, after all. Then I'ma watch it and say I saw it on the Teevee when it was first aired, muhahahahahahahahahahahaha! Mine is an evil laugh.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:54 AM

ANNIE


I watched it avidly when it first started airing. My best moments, however, came when my brother, son, daughter in law, other brother, other brother and his wife, my daughter and my boss all finally watched my dvd set and said, hey! you were right. :)

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 1:06 AM

VERASNEWOWNER


Quote:

Originally posted by FutureMrsFIllion:
Verasnewowner,

When was it shown? I was in London from 2000 to 2004. I never saw it. I did however see Fastlane (mentioned by Nathan in the commentary for War Stories).

I am glad I didn't see them until the BDM. I would have been mourning a lot longer!

Nathan doesn't know it yet, but I am his one true love! Is that weird?
(he will believe, he will believe)



It was shown on Sci Fi channel UK, available on some freeview packs and Satelite, so you may have missed it if you have terestrial.

As the guys at Sci Fi are fanboys like us, they were raving about and a full evening screening the first two episodes, Serenity (As one whole chunk as it were a TV movie) and The Train Job. 3 1/2 hours of the thing. It was good, i loved it from the start. and i set a programme reminders, calendar dates etc to catch each one.

It was a helluva night with interviews and behind scenes stuff intertwined.


And when you get to love the characters over the 13 episodes and features on discs, and joss plucks up the courage for the "Im a leaf on the wind... Watch how i so... " scene.

Sorry you missed it.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:44 AM

NOSADSEVEN


I had decided to watch it based on the write-ups for the new fall season. We got back a little late that night so I missed the first ten minutes or so of The Train Job. I felt like I had miss a helluva lot more than ten minutes! (Imagine that.) I, too figured that I had messed up and missed the pilot.

Anyway, Crow goes through the engine and I knew this show was going to be different, and I was going to be watching. I tracked down every episode when it aired - taped a couple of baseball games in there, but always managed to find the show when it finally aired.

I was very confused when I watched the "Special Two-Hour Firefly Event", and couldn't figure out why they didn't show that first, muchless why they showed it last.

I complained to everyone I knew about them cancelling my show. I loved it like I had loved no other. But it didn't occur to me to come online and do anything about it.

I found out about the upcoming DVD release from a TV Guide blurb. I was elated. I remember lying in bed the night before we were going to pick the DVDs up, recounting all of the episodes in my head. I'm kind of surprised by how well I could recount them, having only seen most of them once.

I have to admit, when I first put in the DVD, I was startled by the menu screen music. I was expecting something much more along the lines of the closing credits music, and for a moment I thought I had the wrong show.



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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:52 AM

KAYLEESTHEGREATEST


I sadly wasnt part of the firefly scene when it first aired. i still watched that 70's show on 43. I surely wish i had been on board on the pilot episode for the show. I started watching it when it came on the scifi channel awhile back before the movie came out.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:49 AM

SICKDUDE


I watched them all and enjoyed them. Weird thing is, I didn't start lurking here until late 2004, and became a Browncoat in 2005. How weird is that?

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:00 AM

JMB9039


I absolutely watched it when it aired. Everyone would come over to my house (the meeting place when we went out for drinks and pool) and I refused to leave or let anyone talk until the show was over.

I kept trying to convince others to watch it, but I think Fox showing it out of order made it difficult for people to get into it.

I must say too, I think the Universal Marketing Department should all be beheaded or castrated or something for how poorly they advertised Serenity. You can't just rely on the fan base, you have to get other people in the theaters too.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:44 AM

VENA


I did. I remember falling in love with the theme song the first time I heard it. I remember frantically getting my chores and homework done (I was still in high school) so that my world would come to a screeching halt for the next hour. And I remember my abject horror several weeks in a row where I would tune in to watch, and I would be greeted with a baseball game. *Sigh* You know, Back In The Day.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 9:33 AM

JAYNESBUNKWOMAN


Okay - I get what this thread is all about. Gloating!!
*laughs* I'm sooo jealous of everyone who got to see it first time around. Even if it was out of sequence. I was missing out until last summer - that years of no firefly, no BDH's - how did I survive???
JBW

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:07 AM

MILFORD


I'll never forget watching the Train Job and thinking that it was the greatest show I had ever seen.

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JUNE 23RD: Take part in our assault on Universal. Commit to buy a copy of Serenity or Firefly, or both, and write a letter to Universal, Joss, and the rest of the BDH's and let them know what we want!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:06 PM

OPPYH


I transferred my old Firefly tapes to dvd about a month ago, but not the complete episodes. I just copied the Fox Friday promos, the Book/Mal narration intros, the previews for the next episode at the end of the show, and the little promo that played about halfway through each episode. It's good to have all the little knick knacks that go along with Firefly. So now when I get real sentimental, I can pretend it's 2002 all over again.

By the way, does anyone remember when Fox played Serenity last? The show was officialy cancelled at that point, but the week before they aired Serenity they plugged the hell out of it. all ten weeks, no plugs, it gets cancelled, and Every other commercial on Fox was about "the 2 hour Firefly event". Was Fox just spitting in our faces or is their logic just reversed?

I can't beleve I'm still mad at Fox after all these years. I want a season 2 Dammit!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 12:36 PM

CECIL


Yup. I remember. I remember watching every episode and being in awe the entire time. And than I remember coming up on the last few weeks of the show. All the cries of the fans. All the sweat that went into trying to save the show. I will never forget it. But I'm happy that I got to see it when it was born. I loved every minute of it.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 2:12 PM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by windie:
the muppets (fool's) at the studio who canned it

Hey now!

We like Muppets around here. Comparin' 'em to Fox was just uncalled-for.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 12:28 PM

WINDIE


We also like muppet's here in Blighty, but it is also used an almost pleasant degoritory term.

You never know who is reading these posts and we won't want to offend the young'uns, although listening to some of the music my son likes I could only offend them if we took their mp3's and phones away, and maybe applied a bit of tar and some feathers.

Anyway I would like to apologise to all muppets that have read my previous post

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:30 PM

DALILABA


I remember sitting down to surf the cable, and Captain Mal caught my eye. The scene from "the TRAIN JOB" when SERENITY rises up behind our crew sent chills down my spine....I WAS HOOKED!!!! I started calling my friends and family and begged them to watch. When the show was cancelled I mourned aplenty. I thought I was the only person who watched the show. I couldn't find anyone who was a fan[FIREFLY? never heard of it]. Cut to last August. I'm in Barnes and Noble and there on the display in front of me is the DVD FIREFLY box set!! I was stunned . I started grabbing strangers arms and telling them about the show. Purchased TWO sets and raced home to watch them. Yeah, just like the first time....Shiney.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:35 PM

DALILABA


I remember sitting down to surf the cable, and Captain Mal caught my eye. The scene from "the TRAIN JOB" when SERENITY rises up behind our crew sent chills down my spine....I WAS HOOKED!!!! I started calling my friends and family and begged them to watch. When the show was cancelled I mourned aplenty. I thought I was the only person who watched the show. I couldn't find anyone who was a fan[FIREFLY? never heard of it]. Cut to last August. I'm in Barnes and Noble and there on the display in front of me is the DVD FIREFLY box set!! I was stunned . I started grabbing strangers arms and telling them about the show. Purchased TWO sets and raced home to watch them. Yeah, just like the first time....Shiney.

dalilaba

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 1:35 PM

DALILABA


I remember sitting down to surf the cable, and Captain Mal caught my eye. The scene from "the TRAIN JOB" when SERENITY rises up behind our crew sent chills down my spine....I WAS HOOKED!!!! I started calling my friends and family and begged them to watch. When the show was cancelled I mourned aplenty. I thought I was the only person who watched the show. I couldn't find anyone who was a fan[FIREFLY? never heard of it]. Cut to last August. I'm in Barnes and Noble and there on the display in front of me is the DVD FIREFLY box set!! I was stunned . I started grabbing strangers arms and telling them about the show. Purchased TWO sets and raced home to watch them. Yeah, just like the first time....Shiney.

dalilaba

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 2:05 PM

TAYEATRA


Never got the chance to watch it on TV properly as it has never really aired over here in the UK.

I am extremely bitter about that... Damn them

Dark Angel, Firefly, Buffy, Angel, Enterprise, Farscape... anything else you'd like to cancel?

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 2:31 PM

PDCHARLES

What happened? He see your face?


Flipping through the channels and stopped on Mal and the crew heading out of Serenity in the pilot.

Literally thinking "what is this crap" after the ninja dudes and others. I knew nothing of Firefly coming out or that Joss had anything to do with it.

When the meeting with Badger happened I was hooked. ...and after it was over I remember thinking this is how Sci-fi should be. Then I got all excited about it, only to find out it was not coming back. I thought it was a mini-series or something.

Forgot about it over the years until the movie hype. Then found this site around the movie DVD release.


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Thursday, April 20, 2006 3:54 PM

DARKJESTER


I was there for "Train Job", recording Firefly and John Doe every Friday night (that they were on! Stupid baseball!!)

But on week, my son wanted to take me out for my birthday (him being 9 meant McDonalds, but I can handle that). I set the VCR and went out for a night on the town. Came home, rewound the tape, and realized that I had set the VCR wrong! It didn't tape. And suddenly, I was dizzy and could barely breathe. That's the moment I realized how much I loved the show. I calmed myself down, and told myself I'd have to look out for that episode on re-runs. Then, again suddenly, I was fighting back tears. Because I KNEW, down in my bones, that there would be no re-runs.

I watched those tapes through all the episodes at least once a month.

But I never did see "Ariel" until the DVDs came out.


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Thursday, April 20, 2006 4:27 PM

SQUISH


Okay, so I watched it from the beginning (had never heard of Joss Whedon, I know, I know, don't kill me; and I thought the name was a weird choice for a sci-fi show, but the commercials looked good, so...). First episode, like others I thought I'd somehow missed the pilot. Watched every episode aired, then it was gone. I didn't think much more about it except that it was too bad.

Then, about a year ago, I was thinking how so many shows were coming out on DVD and I wondered if there was any chance that little show I used to like would be out. I figured there was no way (I mean a cancelled show!). I had no idea of the internet presence of the fan base. I just randomly did an internet search. First site was Amazon with the DVD (I ordered it immediately). Then another site said something about a movie, but it was dated '04, so I thought there's no way. They don't make movies about cancelled tv shows. Another site confirmed it and I found this community and others. I couldn't believe it. I've since been through the addiction stage to the obsessed stage and here we are today.

Whew! Sorry that was so long, guess I've been wanting to share that for a while.

-squish



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Thursday, April 20, 2006 5:57 PM

THATDUDE90210


I caught half of an episode of "Our Mrs Reynolds" when it first aired. Since I didn't see the whole episode, I didn't get it.

Over that time, I kept seeing glowing mentions of it at various computer gaming discussion forums... so in preparation for the movie, I started watching it fridays on Scifi. It took a few episodes but then I got hooked.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:08 PM

AZTECHROME


I saw everything that FOX let me see.
Having a girlfriend means that you can actually be home on Friday nights.

I was overjoyed to find out there were unaired episodes, despite the cancellation.

It was a time of reliable happiness at a troubled time in life.

"Where is the difference between work and love? Show me..." (JLG Passion)

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:27 PM

CANTONHEROINE


I'm going to say I did, even though it didn't air here in Tasmania until early-2005.

I was a huge Buffy and Angel fan, and it was through lurking on those fansites that I'd heard of the show. There was no promotion for it here. It just started airing one Tuesday night at about 12:30pm. It just so happened that I spotted the name in the TV Guide and recognized it. I taped them all. They showed every episode, too, and almost in the correct order - starting with The Train Job and then Serenity 1 & 2.

It was only when promotion started for the BDM that I purchased the DVDs and fell into full-blown Browncoathood.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:34 PM

CALHOUN


Yes I viewed the very first run(gotta be 4 years or so ago now?). In fact I am officially the very first Australian to have seen Firefly! Prove me wrong. Heh

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:41 PM

SERGEANTX


I didn't even know they had an Australian translation of Firefly yet.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006 7:30 PM

CALHOUN


Quote:

SergeantX wrote:
Thursday, April 20, 2006 18:41
I didn't even know they had an Australian translation of Firefly yet.




Muahahha. Thats clever.

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