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Visual Companion Planets----anything established?

POSTED BY: LINDLEY
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 14:14
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Saturday, September 2, 2006 3:55 PM

LINDLEY


As we all know, a number of planets were listed in the Serenity Visual Companion which have not appeared in the movie or series.

As part of my work on Escape Velocity: Firefly, I am of course including these planets. But, in an effort to keep things at least somewhat consistent, I was wondering whether any other fanfiction or fan projects have established anything significant about them.

I know Regina was mentioned in Firefly: Old Wounds, the audio drama. Unfortunately, they seemed to assume it was rather farther from the Core than I did. I'd like to minimize such discrepancies with other fan projects as much as is practical----so, if any of you have read or encountered a story dealing with these worlds, let me know.

I'm particularly interested in Harvest, Angel, Lian Jiunn, Prouin, Deadwood, Three Hills, Salisbury, Aberdeen, Whittier, Muir, Highgate, and Kerry.


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Sunday, September 3, 2006 12:20 AM

SPACEANJL


I think I read somewhere that Muir was near Dyton, a mining colony and the moon that Badger grew up on.

Deadwood - I've personally put that out towards the Rim, just on account of the origins of the name. (And made it Jayne's home planet, too - it seemed to fit.)

I'd imagine that Aberdeen and Kerry might also be out near Dyton. Highgate might be nearer Londinium (it's a fairly flash area of modern London.) Salisbury is also a fairly upmarket town, so that may also be Core, rather than Rim.

A good idea might be to research the original names of anything Chinese sounding. Joss doesn't name anything without reason (though I think Angel might just be a piss-take) Though Canton is actually a town in Georgia, just north of Cobb County...






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Sunday, September 3, 2006 3:20 AM

ADAMWANKENOBI


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Though Canton is actually a town in Georgia, just north of Cobb County...


LOL! Maybe one day Joss was driving through Georgia and, seeing the roadsigns, thought, "Hmm, I think I'll use those names in my new TV show."

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Sunday, September 3, 2006 6:21 AM

OUT2THEBLACK


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Though Canton is actually a town in Georgia, just north of Cobb County...


LOL! Maybe one day Joss was driving through Georgia and, seeing the roadsigns, thought, "Hmm, I think I'll use those names in my new TV show."



Hmmm, there's also a Canton in Ohio , and we have one in N. Carolina , which seems like a nice-enough place . If Adam were to be available , we could have a Hero's reunion . Any excuse for a 'shindig' . 'Course , the folk there might take offense at being a 'crappy' town full o' Mudders...

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Sunday, September 3, 2006 6:25 AM

DCWASHINGTON


I read that Kerry is a blackrock with some moons around it. Can't remember which ones though.

And isn't Lian Jiun (sp) the place where them hillfolk took River and Simon on their best day ever? I'm too lazy to check the Firefly Wiki, but I'm sure any and all info that exists is there!

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Sunday, September 3, 2006 3:15 PM

LINDLEY


^All of "Safe" that wasn't in space took place on Jiangyin.

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Monday, September 4, 2006 12:22 PM

GREENFAERIE


"Prouin" is actually Paquin. The font used makes it a little hard to make out.


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Monday, September 4, 2006 12:59 PM

STINKINGROSE


Add Canton, NY to the list.

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Monday, September 4, 2006 1:05 PM

BAD2VERSE


Quote:

Originally posted by Lindley:
As we all know, a number of planets were listed in the Serenity Visual Companion which have not appeared in the movie or series.

As part of my work on Escape Velocity: Firefly, I am of course including these planets. But, in an effort to keep things at least somewhat consistent, I was wondering whether any other fanfiction or fan projects have established anything significant about them.

I know Regina was mentioned in Firefly: Old Wounds, the audio drama. Unfortunately, they seemed to assume it was rather farther from the Core than I did. I'd like to minimize such discrepancies with other fan projects as much as is practical----so, if any of you have read or encountered a story dealing with these worlds, let me know.

I'm particularly interested in Harvest, Angel, Lian Jiunn, Prouin, Deadwood, Three Hills, Salisbury, Aberdeen, Whittier, Muir, Highgate, and Kerry.




I talked with Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau AND the Guy that wrote the Novel from the script, AND in the discussion group on "The Firefly 'verse" at dragon*Con yesterday, and they ALL said that Joss made a POINT of saying that the 'verse was ONE BIG Solar System, and that they knew it didn't make Sense (as in How could one solar system hold all those planets, moons, etc), but that it was ONLY ONE big Solar system and that's the way Joss insisted it be.

I have no preference, that's just what we were told "From the Horse's Mouth" (So to Speak).

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Monday, September 4, 2006 5:05 PM

LINDLEY


Yeah, but that isn't really relevant to my question....

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Monday, September 4, 2006 5:52 PM

REDRIVER


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Originally posted by bad2verse:
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Originally posted by Lindley:
As we all know, a number of planets were listed in the Serenity Visual Companion which have not appeared in the movie or series.

As part of my work on Escape Velocity: Firefly, I am of course including these planets. But, in an effort to keep things at least somewhat consistent, I was wondering whether any other fanfiction or fan projects have established anything significant about them.

I know Regina was mentioned in Firefly: Old Wounds, the audio drama. Unfortunately, they seemed to assume it was rather farther from the Core than I did. I'd like to minimize such discrepancies with other fan projects as much as is practical----so, if any of you have read or encountered a story dealing with these worlds, let me know.

I'm particularly interested in Harvest, Angel, Lian Jiunn, Prouin, Deadwood, Three Hills, Salisbury, Aberdeen, Whittier, Muir, Highgate, and Kerry.




I talked with Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau AND the Guy that wrote the Novel from the script, AND in the discussion group on "The Firefly 'verse" at dragon*Con yesterday, and they ALL said that Joss made a POINT of saying that the 'verse was ONE BIG Solar System, and that they knew it didn't make Sense (as in How could one solar system hold all those planets, moons, etc), but that it was ONLY ONE big Solar system and that's the way Joss insisted it be.

I have no preference, that's just what we were told "From the Horse's Mouth" (So to Speak).

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if it has mutlitple suns that have their own planets then it's very much possible. check out the 'verse map over at the rpg site. looks like this is at least a 4-5 star system to me.

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Monday, September 4, 2006 6:01 PM

BAD2VERSE


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Originally posted by Lindley:
Yeah, but that isn't really relevant to my question....



Sorry, It seemed to be THE ONE topic FF fans were actually ARGUING over, so it stuck out in my mind from this weekend... I mean arguing as in "Red faced Angry about it", I heard the Question over and over and over, so when it got settled in the various discussion groups and such ("from the Horse's Mouth), it calmed things GREATLY...

I figured it was just a matter of time before someone asked the question again in this thread ("Is it multiple solar Systems, or just one big one (etc etc etc)"?), so I was just trying to head THAT off at the pass for you, to keep the thread from drifting off in that direction.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2006 7:15 PM

SONICSOCIETY


Hey,
Thanks so much for the nod to Firefly: Old Wounds.
Great to see some people out there listening... :)
Hope you had a chance to pull down Episode 5 as we just kicked it into atmo on Monday.

A little note, Andrew and I spend a great deal of time with the tools we have trying to keep as clear as possible with the Verse. We're browncoats too, although we're certainly not perfect.

When it comes to our positioning in the stories, we worked from the Serenity Role Playing game for positioning (All we had at the time), and added our own little moons as needed.
Our contribution to the ongoing, never ending story that is Firefly.

Thanks again everyone. Stay Shiney!
Jack
Jack J. Ward
The Sonic Society/Sonic Cinema

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006 2:14 PM

BROWNCOAT555



to be sure, I think any future movie has to have a "stellar cartography" moment and show us where all the ruttin stuff is in that solar system.

I agree that a multiple sun system would be the best bet...maybe some worlds could have a "figure 8" orbit while others are tied to only one sun.


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