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Neflix to bring back Firefly

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:06 PM

BUZZRAMJET

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:13 PM

WISHIMAY


If maybe's were babies, I'd only have to wait nine months

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:28 PM

KWICKO

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Quote:

Originally posted by Wishimay:
If maybe's were babies, I'd only have to wait nine months




BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!

Careful what you wish for, ma'am!


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:32 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


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Originally posted by Buzzramjet:
MAYBE.

Read it here.

http://bernardin.tumblr.com/post/14182869809/could-netflix-bring-firef
ly-back-from-the-dead






So, on the one hand, SQUEEEEE!

On the other hand, I think I may have heard this before.

"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservatives." - John Stuart Mill

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:52 PM

ANTHONYT

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Hello,

Someone please edit the title so that nobody else has a heart attack.

'Netflix to bring back Firefly' is a statement of fact, and a cruelly incorrect one.

"Could Netflix bring back Firefly?" would be better.

This is a Firefly forum. Don't do this to people. The remaining hope is delicate and must not be abused.

--Anthony


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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5:18 PM

WISHIMAY


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:

BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!

Careful what you wish for, ma'am!



Glad I could make somebody laugh


No babies, No whammies!! No babies, No whammies!
Not that I woudn't like more, but...can't....

Wouldn't mind adoptin' a slew of older kids if we ever get this damn house done....


And yeah, shoddy misleadin' thread title there....

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:25 PM

RIONAEIRE

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Wish, that would be cool if you guys adopted more kids!

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:54 PM

AGATSU


Uhm, I'm kinda disappointed to come back here after hearing about the netflix thing, and seeing nothing whatsoever concerning what Browncoats can do to help make it happen.
Back in the day, FFF would have been buzzing with activity and plans. Now it's "Oh, that would be nice". What happened?

Or rather: WTF CAN WE DO TO PERSUADE NETFLIX TO RESURRECT FIREFLY?

I know Netflix is getting e-mail-bombed (although I can't find anything about it on FFF - WTF?). That's a start.

Come on, ideas, people! We used to kick ass at this! In fact, it's how we Browncoats got our hardcore rep: We. Don't. Give. Up.
This is the best opportunity to bring back Firefly in YEARS. Don't sit back and wait how it turns out; that's not what Browncoats do.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:15 AM

ANTHONYT

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Hello,

I have been spamming Netflix with the following message across their communications methods, including Public Relations, Investor Relations, and their facebook page.

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Hello,

Recent speculation that Netflix may revive Joss Whedon's Firefly television franchise has produced great energy and enthusiasm in the Firefly Fans community. We wish to express our delight at the prospect, and hope that you will invest in this opportunity to lure many fans of this sci-fi franchise to your subscription service.

Joss Whedon and Firefly have dedicated fans, and polling has suggested that most of our membership would join Netflix merely to watch this one show. Your pursuit of original programming is the perfect plan to recapture lost subscriptions, and this show is popular enough to accomplish that goal single-handedly.

Reviving Firefly would do no less than revive Netflix, launching it to the forefront of quality program providers.

Thank you for your time,

--Anthony T


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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:12 AM

STORYMARK


No news here, nothing but speculation.

Yeah, the title should be changed.

It's a nice idea, and I'd fully support it, but Im not holding my breath. The shows Netflix are backing have a common thread - they're not very expensive to make.

I also don't know how compelling the "Rebuild Netflix" argument is. For all the bad press they got, and all the talk of subscribers leaving - the truth is they lost rought 1 million subscribers - out of 24 million. Not a huge hit.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:17 AM

ANTHONYT

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Hello,

In my industry, a 4% drop in sales is considered regrettable and a cause to take corrective action.

In their industry, which relies on growth to outpace competitors and capture the market, it could be even more disastrous.

--Anthony



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"In every war, the state enacts a tax of freedom upon the citizenry. The unspoken promise is that the tax shall be revoked at war's end. Endless war holds no such promise. Hence, Eternal War is Eternal Slavery." --Admiral Robert J. Henner


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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:24 AM

STORYMARK


But it was also a drop they completely expected, and was more than made up for by the price increase. That drop came packaged with a revenue boost.

Their stock dropped a fair bit, and that Im sure is troublesome to them - but subscriber-wise, they are doing fine. And the stock price is already turning around.

However, if we want a selling point - instantwatcher.com tracks and posts which streaming shows/movies are trending highest on a day-to-day basis, and Firefly has been in their top 50 pretty much the whole time.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:33 AM

BYTEMITE


>_>

Thing is, don't most production companies KNOW about Firefly already? I mean, it isn't even like they said they were thinking about it, someone just speculated something on the internet. Seems like email bombarding them about something they already know about but haven't showed any interest in themselves is a good way to piss them off.

I think the only way this is going to happen is if Joss or another member of the crew steps up, says "let's make this happen," and then initiates some talks about it. I'm going to hold on to my emails until then.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:35 AM

STORYMARK


Maybe it would piss them off, but really - so what? They're not going to make it more cancelled.

And while Netflix existed back then, theyve only started commissioning shows in the last couple months. The game is changing - that's the whole point.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:43 AM

BYTEMITE


Maybe. But it might make them less likely to consider reviving it.

Wasn't Joss talking about maybe putting together some scratch for his own indy studio? And wasn't he experimenting with the viability of webisode DVD sales?

And aren't we getting ahead of ourselves anyway when The Avengers hasn't come out yet?

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 6:48 AM

STORYMARK


That company already exists - thus his new Much Ado adaptation, and the romance film he's written. But he's also siad its for making ultra low-budget stuff. That aint Firefly.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:16 AM

AGATSU


E-mailing them even at this stage shows them that there's loads of people out there who care and are willing to spend money on anything Firefly.

But yeah, Firefly would be a bit more expensive than a sitcom or whatever. Let's show them it's worth it.

Sucks that I can't even watch Netflix here in Germany, though.



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Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:22 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Agatsu:
E-mailing them even at this stage shows them that there's loads of people out there who care and are willing to spend money on anything Firefly.



Sending snail mail - maybe. But emails are virtually worthless. That's been the case for over a decade - anyone can end one with virtually no effort, and are generally ignored.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:34 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by Agatsu:
E-mailing them even at this stage shows them that there's loads of people out there who care and are willing to spend money on anything Firefly.



6 years ago we might have been able to make a staggering impression with an e-mail campaign. Firefly was at a fever pitch, and Netflix would be practically overrun with requests(if that option presented itself back then). Unfortunately I think now an e-mail campaign from a few hundred people would do more harm than good.

Fireflyfans.net is the place for us fans, and I'm sad to say this place is slowly turning into a graveyard. Traffic is at an all time low. I don't know what that says about Firefly, but my guess is that 10 years after the series people are finally starting to lose interest. The greatest show ever created is now as under the radar as it was first run on Fox.


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Thursday, December 15, 2011 7:41 AM

BYTEMITE


Quote:

That company already exists - thus his new Much Ado adaptation, and the romance film he's written. But he's also siad its for making ultra low-budget stuff. That aint Firefly.


That's too bad. I would've liked to see a version of Firefly where he had all the control over it, since the cancellation was such a heartbreaker.

Good point about email versus snail mail.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:16 AM

WISHIMAY


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
Fireflyfans.net is the place for us fans, and I'm sad to say this place is slowly turning into a graveyard. Traffic is at an all time low. I don't know what that says about Firefly, but my guess is that 10 years after the series people are finally starting to lose interest. The greatest show ever created is now as under the radar as it was first run on Fox.



I've thought that as well, but I also get the feeling there's tons of people who got bored of actively waiting, but keep it in the back of their minds. I still think something will pop, and right when we least expect it....

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:16 AM

AGATSU


Yeah, you're probably right. I mean, I myself haven't been on FFF for 2 years now and just came back because of the netflick thing.

It's kinda like falling in love with an ex-girlfriend again every time you happen to see her, despite knowing that there's almost zero chance of getting back together again. I love Serenity, and she left me, and keeps teasing me in cruel ways like this.
People who've been here a while know what I mean.

But hey, all it took to get me back here ready to kick some ass was hearing about yet another almost impossible chance to bring back Firefly. There's loads more sleeping Browncoats like me. Just not as pretty.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:31 AM

RIONAEIRE

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Agatsu, nice to meet you.

I'm still pissed at Netflix for taking over and making it so the video stores in my neighborhood went out of business. Now if I want to go to the video store, something I like doing, we have to go to another quadrant of my city which is plain unfair. So I have a love hate relationship with Netflix, the hate part explained above and the love part being that it is pretty cool getting movies in the mail.

We'll see what happens. I'm hoping for a spinoff with all new charactors in the verse.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:32 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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I think Byte's comment that people in the industry already know about Firefly goes to the heart of it. They know about Firefly, they know about Browncoats, they know about the costs, they know it was cancelled (for various reasons, most bad) and they know the movie did not do so well. And that I'm afraid was all on the movie - whether it was your favorite eva, it did not sell and if you're Netflix I think that makes it too risky.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:46 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by Bytemite:
Quote:

That company already exists - thus his new Much Ado adaptation, and the romance film he's written. But he's also siad its for making ultra low-budget stuff. That aint Firefly.


That's too bad. I would've liked to see a version of Firefly where he had all the control over it, since the cancellation was such a heartbreaker.



Unfortunetly, that's not likely to ever happen. Be it Fox or Universal - some studio entity is going to be holding the reins.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:48 AM

STORYMARK


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
Fireflyfans.net is the place for us fans, and I'm sad to say this place is slowly turning into a graveyard. Traffic is at an all time low. I don't know what that says about Firefly, but my guess is that 10 years after the series people are finally starting to lose interest.



While I have no doubt interest is at a low ebb, message boards are kinda dying in general, as social media like Facebook and Twitter take prominence. Im a member of several boards, and they've all become graveyards - but I see many of those peeps on Facebook all the time.

Matter of fact, FB community pages for Browncoats seem pretty active.

"Goram it kid, let's frak this thing and go home! Engage!"

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:56 AM

OPPYH


Quote:

Originally posted by Storymark:


While I have no doubt interest is at a low ebb, message boards are kinda dying in general, as social media like Facebook and Twitter take prominence. Im a member of several boards, and they've all become graveyards - but I see many of those peeps on Facebook all the time.




You're right. Facebook, and Twitter are killing message boards. Hometheaterforum.com at one time had 22,000 active members. I think now it's just under 2,000 people, and of those only a fraction of them post anything. Oh well, maybe there will be a resurgence of message boards if Facebook ever becomes old....doubtful though.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 10:31 AM

BYTEMITE


It's pretty sad about message boards if true, because it's always seemed to me like twitter and facebook might be fads. I mean, first there was Friendster then Myspace and now people have jumped to the new thing. But there's been bulletin boards and such even before there was a world-wide-web.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 11:58 AM

RIONAEIRE

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Well old or not, I'm sticking with message boards because I can use them without too much confusion and trouble, Facebook and Twitter are too confusing for me. I'm stickin with this.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:28 PM

WISHIMAY


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Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:20 PM

ZIPZINN


The truth is that I bleed brown and have since I saw the show when it first aired. At the time I got into huge arguments with my father about which was better, Firefly or the various incarnations of Star Trek that were on the air at the time. The circumstances that led to the cancellation soured me on reality TV altogether as it caused the death of my beloved show. Like the rest of you, I have ridden the emotional highs and lows of each speculated return.

I have been a huge fan of this site for years although you would never register my presence as I am not generally active on message boards. I come here for Firefly related news and the wealth of wonderful fanfiction that sustains my need for Firefly!

I see some people on this thread mentioning waning interest in the show and I have to say I disagree. I think the interest is changing but never waning. For example, I introduced several of my younger friends to Firefly by inviting them to my house for a screening of the DVD set. They all loved it. In fact six of the eight people bought the series before the week was out and everyone was incredulous when I explained that Fox cancelled the series. We have since gotten into the Firefly RPG and have Firefly parties (Yes there is sometimes LARP). The interesting thing is that more people keep showning up!

Firefly is just the perfect combination of great storytelling, character development, and imaginative settings. It resonates with people and I believe the fan base will continue to grow until it literally becomes a classic. I guess the point of this rambling post is that it may not be apparent how many fireflyfans there really are out there.

I know we would be Netflix subscribers if they had Firefly!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 4:45 PM

BYTEMITE


I agree, I think there's no waning. And I even think there might be some people in showbiz who'd like to see it on the air - I've seen a lot of references on popular shows about how good Firefly was and how it was tragically canceled.

I think it's more a matter of finding the right battle before we commit any resources. Soon as Joss moves, I think all of us will move to back him.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011 5:35 PM

WISHIMAY


Welcome to the party, Zipz...

We're glad you've finally posted, and hope you come back often!!

*Wishy hands Zipzinn an official virtual browncoat. Hope it fits!

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Friday, December 16, 2011 1:12 PM

AGATSU


Hahaha, I guess some things didn't change. Although there's strawberries missing.

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Friday, December 16, 2011 6:46 PM

WISHIMAY


Yep, FloralBun still stops by every now and then to restock 'em, and to tell people where ta go to question the buffet

I've got an extra keg of Mudder's milk too, if ye like They still pass that out in a couple of the regular threads yet too...

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