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10th Anniversary Rewatch

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 6:27 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


September 20 will mark the ten year anniversary of the first FOX broadcast. I haven't watched the show for a while, not since I got the Blu-Ray a couple of years ago, but I intend to marathon it beginning then, but starting with "Serenity" (the pilot) rather than "The Train Job" of course. FOX

My schedule might not work out exactly as planned due to other events interfering, but here's how I hope it will go:

Thursday, 9/20 - Serenity, the pilot
Fri, 9/21 - The Train Job + Bushwhacked
Sat, 9/22 - Shindig + Safe
Sun, 9/23 - Our Mrs. Reynolds + Jaynestown
Mon, 9/24 - Out of Gas + Ariel
Tue, 9/25 - War Stories + Trash
Wed, 9/26 - The Message + Heart of Gold
Thur, 9/27 - Objects in Space
Fri & Sat, 9/28-29 - All of the bonus features, plus re-watching as many of the eps with commentary as I have time for.
Sun, 9/30 - Serenity, the BDM (the seven year anniversary of the theatrical premiere)

Of course, there is a possibility I will call in sick on the 20th and watch it all that day.



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Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:20 AM

MOOSE


I'm not working the 20th or the 21st, so I'll be marathoning the whole thing.

I am toying with the idea of watching the VHS tapes I made during the original broadcasts...commercials and all.



I do have to try and locate my VCR though.


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Sunday, September 16, 2012 7:38 AM

WHOZIT


I wonder if the "Science Channel" will do a marathon?

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 9:53 AM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by whozit:
I wonder if the "Science Channel" will do a marathon?



They're going to air their reunion special in November.
I'll bet they'll save a marathon for then.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012 11:41 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I checked Science Channel's site today and they have no mention of Firefly broadcasts in the near future, although I believe they intend to run another marathon either before or after the reunion special in November.

The Syfy Channel has not had the repeat rights for almost four years, so they won't have it either. Both TVGuide and IMDb usually will have broadcast listings up to two weeks in advance, but neither show it airing on any channel within that time frame.

For anyone who doesn't have the DVD or Blu-Ray set (but if not, why not?) it is still streaming on Netflix, Hulu.com and Amazon Instant Video.







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Monday, September 17, 2012 6:18 AM

SIMONWHO


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
I'm not working the 20th or the 21st, so I'll be marathoning the whole thing.

I am toying with the idea of watching the VHS tapes I made during the original broadcasts...commercials and all.



I do have to try and locate my VCR though.




That's genius!

I wonder if I still have my first glimpse of Firefly somewhere - an AVI encode of a VHS tape of the unaired pilot. The picture quality was so bad, I decided to wait until it aired properly. Sadly by the time I got to see it, it was already cancelled. Ho hum.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 9:47 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!





Excited and sad, at the same time... oh well.


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Monday, September 17, 2012 11:45 AM

MOOSE



Quote:

Originally posted by SimonWho:


I wonder if I still have my first glimpse of Firefly somewhere - an AVI encode of a VHS tape of the unaired pilot. The picture quality was so bad, I decided to wait until it aired properly. Sadly by the time I got to see it, it was already cancelled. Ho hum.



http://versaphile.com/download/firefly.html
(I don't know if those still work.)



Quote:

Originally posted by vercingetorix:
I'm in the middle of watching the whole season and movie for the 2nd time this month



Welcome!

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 1:39 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



Happy launch day + 10 !


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 9:42 AM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Happy 10th Firefly Anni-VERSE-ary / Unification Day (if you're Alliance) / Malcolm Reynold's -456th Birthday!!!

I have this overwelming urge to watch The Train Job first.

Have no idea why.




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Find here the Serenity you seek. -Tara Maclay

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 11:52 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



8 or 9 pm ? I keep forgetting, which came first on the Fri nite schedule. John Doe, or Firefly ?


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:59 PM

MOOSE


Firefly was first at 8pmEST.

I'm going to watch in the FOX Broadcast order tonight.
I wish I had time for the full FOX experience. I would throw in a couple of baseball games and an Adam Sandler movie too.


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Thursday, September 20, 2012 1:11 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Ok... 8pm it is. Just an hour away.

I'm gonna go w/ the pilot, as Joss intended.

Screw the suits @ FOX!



ETA - and as for going w/ the whole 'FOX experience', I also have dvds of John Doe. Alas, they're not exactly HiDef quality ( more like VHS ) but it's all I got.


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 2:06 PM

MOOSE




Yay! FOX Widescreen!

eta: I had forgotten about the "fade to suede".

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:52 PM

MOOSE


One thing I didn't like about the dvds was the loss of this from the ending credits.


Joss and Tim's Executive Producers credit replaced it.

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 5:19 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



To be honest, it's been ages since I broke out the series DVD set. Even though I've seen the shows dozens of times, they still never cease to amaze.

So unlike any show before or since... Been said a million times I bet, but even so, it's great to watch again, one more time.

I really did pick up on some things which otherwise folks would just miss... Jayne's reaction to Dobbs, after Kaylee was shot, and again when he's waiting outside the med bay.

Simon calling River a 'dummy', and the resulting hug... so touching. And that's just in the PILOT episode!

Powerful stuff.


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Friday, September 21, 2012 1:05 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I did watch the pilot last night, and yep, it's still the best gorram show in the 'verse.

I will watch "The Train Job" tonight, on a Friday at 7pm (Central), so that's consistent with FOX's evil plan. I'll follow it up with "Bushwhacked," and still have time to watch the return of Haven on Syfy at 9.




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Friday, September 21, 2012 1:22 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Has it really been ten years already... Maaan alive does time fly.

Re-watched it earlier this year with my folks who would visit for dinner. At first it was once every week, by the second disc they were coming over every night :D They loved it! Even though they'd seen it before. I can't think of any other show that my folks have re-watched.... (Fawlty Towers, maybe....)

Mum's favourite character is Jayne and she thinks the crew treat him unfairly, so towards the end of the show she couldn't stand Mal and the way he'd be with Jayne, and my Dad thought Book was the best character and was beside himself with wanting to know more about Books past.

They were both annoyed that it was cancelled. Interestingly they prefer the show to the film, both siting that the film was too bleak.

Ten years... Jeez.

°...Well here I am.°

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Friday, September 21, 2012 2:04 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by THESOMNAMBULIST:

Mum's favourite character is Jayne and she thinks the crew treat him unfairly, so towards the end of the show she couldn't stand Mal and the way he'd be with Jayne, and my Dad thought Book was the best character and was beside himself with wanting to know more about Books past.



On Jayne, I might be reading into it more than there is, but I am seeing him as being more misunderstood as well. The incident at the dinner table, which resulted in Mal telling Jayne to leave, gave me pause. Jayne kinda likes Kaylee, whether in a kid-sister sort of way, or in a 'I'll be in my bunk ' way ,but his comments were intended, however crudely put, to be in jest. He wasn't MEANING to be a vulgar lout, it just came out that way. We know Jayne wants to be in control of the ship, but seriously? Does Jayne even think he'd know how to do that, or want that job ? I think he's just ticked at Mal, and it started at the dinner table, where he embarrassed him in front over everyone, Kaylee especially.

Also, something Mal said to Simon, at the very end, finally clicked w/ me. Mal told him " you aint' weak ". Mal says that twice, to emphasize that point. What I find interesting is , later on, Kaylee says the same thing to Simon, after he got slapped down in the bar in 'Jaynetown'. I wonder about that. Now, clearly, Simon is smart and strong willed. He is , however, the smallest male on the ship. And Wash, more a lover than a fighter, clearly is more able bodied than Simon.

So, why the repeated words of assurance to Simon that he ain't weak ?


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Friday, September 21, 2012 3:25 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Watched Serenity last night and as always I thrilled at the greatness that is Firefly. I wanted to weep for what could have been or just as easily ranted at the stupidity of Fox tv execs.

LONG LIVE FIREFLY!

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Friday, September 21, 2012 1:07 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I'm gonna continue the celebration , by watching * 'The Train Job ' tonight, then follow that by ep 1 of John Doe.



*edit*

I meant to say it right the first time, gorrammit.


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Friday, September 21, 2012 2:03 PM

MOOSE


I'm going to watch the three unaired eps tonight, plus Done the Impossible.
Might throw in Serenity, but probably will save that for the 30th.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 2:07 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I got off early today and couldn't wait. Just watched "The Train Job" and "Bushwhacked." Now I think I'll read until Haven comes on.




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Friday, September 21, 2012 2:27 PM

LOOTZEE


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
I'm not working the 20th or the 21st, so I'll be marathoning the whole thing.

I am toying with the idea of watching the VHS tapes I made during the original broadcasts...commercials and all.



I do have to try and locate my VCR though.




don't they play on one of these old timer :)





"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and a lot of bitching"

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Friday, September 21, 2012 4:17 PM

MOOSE


Eh? What ya say, sonny?
Speak up!



Just finished The Message, taking a little dinner break then going to watch Done The Impossible.

I love this show.

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Friday, September 21, 2012 4:49 PM

SERGEANTX


I haven't watched broadcast television since Firefly was canceled. Are any of the old guard around? Sarahetc? Wolfy? Anyone? Is this thing on?

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Friday, September 21, 2012 5:10 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Hey, sergeant, long time no see.

Nothing compares to Firefly, but that is not to say that there has not been some good TV since. Fringe and Pushing Daisies would top my list. Lost would qualify if they had limited it to three or four seasons and not gone too far off the rails. New Battlestar Galactica was great for about a season and a half, but they ran out of story and decided to change the motivations of the Cylons. Of mainstream stories I have liked Mad Men and Breaking Bad.




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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 1:34 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



So, who's still sticking to the plan ? Anyone still watching the season on Fri nites ?

I have to confess, that last couple of Fri nites, I got side tracked.

Has our trip down memory lane faded some what ?


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:11 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
I have to confess, that last couple of Fri nites, I got side tracked.

Historically, isn't the Friday Night Dead Slot the single most important reason why Firefly was canceled? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friday_night_death_slot

Monday night is a much better time to watch, especially during that show Murder, He Wrote, starring what's-his-name and Stana Katic. She's the only reason it's still on the air.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 1:32 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Well, FOX screwed up a number of ways, with airing the show on Fridays being the least of the problems. ( As I recall, Miami Vice use to be pretty successful at that time, back in the day. )

But FOX poorly promoted the show, didn't air the pilot to start the series, and had MLB play offs preempt an episode or two. It's no wonder that most fans had no gorram clue what the show was about, or who the characters were, until it was too late.

But as for me, I was just curious if anyone was still carrying on w/ the 10 year anniversary viewings, or if it had died out after the 1st night ?


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:24 PM

EBFIDDLER


Watched Objects in Space about a week ago. I didn't quite follow your prescribed path, since I started early, in August. I'll probably watch the movie sometime in the next couple of weeks.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 2:34 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

So, who's still sticking to the plan ? Anyone still watching the season on Fri nites ?



I know there are those watching on Fridays in the original broadcast order, but that was not my plan, which I outlined in my first post. I almost kept to the plan, except I doubled up on a Sunday since I knew I wouldn't get the chance to watch anything on the Monday after. I also didn't have the time to watch any of the episodes with commentary, but I did watch all the bonus features and the BDM on the 30th. I don't see the sense in watching them out of order.




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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 1:04 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Uh, I got this from S.F. Browncoats:
Quote:

Heads up fellow Browncoats - The Science Channel is having a 10th Anniversary special on 11.11.12 including cast members being interviewed together. Can't wait!
The SFers usually know what's going on (have had a Firefly booth at our S.F. Con every year and organize the annual "Can't Stop the Signal" Serenity theatrical viewing ), it's probably accurate.

I stumbled across Dr. Horrible on Science last night, but missed Nathan's tweeting it with Felicia Day. Did anyone else catch it??




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Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:51 AM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
September 20 will mark the ten year anniversary of the first FOX broadcast.


I chose a different decennial. (Howdy Easy; always good to read your voice)
Thursday December 20 will mark the ten year anniversary of the first broadcast of what may be, still, the finest pilot ep in the history of TV. I'll be hosting a dinner party for a baker's dozen Firefy Flans. Dessert will be Flan; post-prandial entertainment will be the aforementioned FPEitHoT
Quote:

I haven't watched the show for a while, not since I got the Blu-Ray a couple of years ago,

I haven't watched the show for a while. Since I got the Blu-ray, a couple of years ago, I've watched only the FPEitHoT, and that only once


Keep the Shiny Side Up,

YT

YTonTw1tt3r

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 7:50 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by River_Tam:
Does anyone know when Firefly was cancelled?


"Serenity" (the pilot episode) was broadcast last, on December 20, 2002, but I believe it was sometime in January when the official announcement was made by FOX.




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Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:19 PM

MOOSE


IIRC, there never was an actual official "its cancelled" statement.
Just that it was put on hiatus.

Though, tearing down the sets was a pretty good indication...


Found this: http://fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=1961

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