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Are you a big sap? A softie? What scene or episode turns on the waterworks?

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 8:13 AM

SUPERFLY


Quote:

Originally posted by JediSkanks:
All the scenes you guys mentioned are great, but one scene I didn't see on here was in Serenity: when Kaylee was shot and Simon is working on her, you see a shot of Jayne looking through the window, and he looks really concerned. I wouldn't say it made me teary, but I think it's a touching moment, and some nice insight into his character.




Ok ok ok ok. So, I've become a BIG Jayne Cobb fan and a really big Adam Baldwin fan. But before I even knew either, when I saw that scene, for the first time, with Jayne peering in the window of the infermery... well... damn, something just caught in my throught. That's probably the moment I knew I loved Jayne. Awww.. the big sappy lug of a guy.




"Also, I can kill you with my brain."

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 8:15 AM

DEADLYFOE


It is silly how emotional I can get over this T.V. show. With the exception of The Message(maybe I just dislike Tracy too much), I can agree with pretty much all the scenes that have been mentioned so far. I don't think anyone has mentioned the one scene that really gets me yet though. In the beginning of Serenity at the battle of Serenity Valley Mal says something like: "You hear that, that's our angels come to blow the Alliance to the hot place", then he gets the message to lay down arms and turns and his face is lit up by the devastating Alliance air strike that washes over the whole valley. This is the moment when Mal's heart breaks and he loses his faith.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 8:48 AM

STEVETHEPIRATE


Pirates don't cry, but if we did, I'd have to agree with just about every scene that's been mentioned.

However, for me at least, most of these moments elicit more of a revelationary (is that a word?) grin than a tearful reaction. Kinda like in "Objects in Space" when River says, "I'll be your bounty, Jubal Early," I'm sitting there thinking, "Well, there you go." As if to say, this person has resigned herself to an unenviable fate for the better of the people around her (as far as she's concerned), and has done it without hesitation or provocation. That's something.

Of course, I'm all about the music on this show, and in "The Message" from the moment Mal says, "I just carried the bullet for a while" to the final fade to faux black, I have to admit to gettin' a bit misty.

I mean, AARRGH! I'm a pirate dammit, I don't cry. AARGH!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:48 AM

KNIBBLET


Quote:

Originally posted by NervousPete:
To me that was the most emotional bit of television I've ever experienced... Vaughan Rice considering putting gun in mouth due to being trapped ...with four hi-tech coffins containing vampires with release timers counting down to dusk in 'Ultraviolet'...


NervousPete,
I bought Ultraviolet on your recommendation and agree, EXCELLENT program. That scene was heartwrenching and effective.
You've got good taste for a bloke.

"Just keep walkin, preacher man."

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:53 AM

FLYINFREE


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Quote:

Originally posted by Static:
The night I returned from Afghanistan, my wife and I lay in bed. . .she was exhausted because it was about 3:30 AM and she had been up since early that morning. . .and I could see that she was struggling to stay awake. I told her that she needed to go ahead and get some sleep.

"No," she said, "I'm afraid to go to sleep."
"Don't worry." I told her, "I'll be here when you wake up."
"Promise?"
"I promise."

With that reassurance, she finally drifted off. Whenever I see that final scene in OoG, I remember my first night home with my wife.


OK, now that's twice you've done this to me! I work very hard on my reputation as a heartless bastard! Between your wife and your comrades at the airport I'm a freakin' waterworks! Quit it damn you!
And another thing, it's not bad enough that you're a war hero, perfect husband and have flawless taste in TV shows but you can quote Shakespeare too?!? I'm tellin' you if you end up lookin' like Brad Pitt I'm startin' a posse to hunt you down! You're makin' the rest of us guys look bad!

"...we're still flyin'."
"That's not much."
"It's enough." Malcolm Reynolds and Simon Tam - Serenity

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:16 AM

STATIC


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I'm tellin' you if you end up lookin' like Brad Pitt I'm startin' a posse to hunt you down!


Ummmm. . .I don't know. Here's for judgement.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:21 AM

ALIENZOOKEEPER


Quote:

Originally posted by NervousPete:

To me that was the most emotional bit of television I've ever experienced. And I include the 'Vaughan Rice considering putting gun in mouth due to being trapped in warehouse with four hi-tech coffins containing vampires with release timers counting down to dusk in 'Ultraviolet' - which is a near perfect emotional moment on television itself.

>>>You left out the phone call he made. Only, he didn't speak when the woman answered it, and hung up. Didn't want to add to her troubles, or maybe, err, rare cowardice on his part. Not that i could survive being locked up with four vampires, either.

Ultraviolet was the best 6 hours of British Sci Fi I've ever seen. Considering how short so many Fox sci fi series have been, would it have been better for most of them, from Firefly to Brimstone, had been created as miniseries? USA and the SCI FI have been going that route.

vince

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 11:28 AM

HILARYJANEUK


I've got to agree with almost everyone else and say the final scene in The Message. Every time I watch that, I start crying.

Also the last scene in Out of Gas gets me every time.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:29 PM

MER


Quote:

Originally posted by NervousPete:


'Out Of Gas' - When Mal has the flashback right at the end of the episode, and the music kicks in, and you hear the jovial ship dealer talk about a real beauty of a ship, and the camera backs away from him to take in Mal, and you see him looking away off camera with this utter look of love at first sight - of joy and the realisation of dreams. It's such a heart breaking look, it's so beautiful. And then you see Serenity herself, sitting there, waiting for the right crew, and in the background the voice of the ship dealer saying, "Sir? Sir? Can you hear a word I'm saying?"



Duuude. I totally forgot about that until you mentioned that. I started watering like a baby. Serenity isn't all that pretty and special, but Mal finds something in her that well puts her upbove the rest...*tries herself to hold back tears*

ohhh and of course I forgot to mention when Jayne said, "What are you going to tell them when I'm dead?" (pause), "Just don't tell them what I did....just make something up"-Ariel.
I tear up like a baby. Jayne isn't just an ass to me. He has his flaws, he's just been taught wrong. Just him saying that shows that notion.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 1:54 PM

BUFFYMCJEDI


I was very moved when Kaylee realises she isn't the gun totin' kind in "War Stories"

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 2:15 PM

YT

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Redundant, so removed.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 2:23 PM

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 RhymePhile:
Hmm, I said to myself, Ultraviolet, never heard of it. It sounds super cool, so of course it's a UK show. Argh. Then I read there was a pilot made for US TV in 2001, for, of all networks, FOX, and it never made it to the air. Wow, shocker. It's doubly disappointing knowing that The X-Files vets Howard Gordon and Chip Johannessen were attached as executive producers.



Ya, and they brought over only one of the actors from the UK series to do the FOX pilot: Idris Elba, who played Vaughan Rice. Now, I thought all of the principal actors were great, but I have a sneeking suspicion the producers liked the same scene that NervousPete describes.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 2:27 PM

SHINYSEVEN


Ultraviolet is indeed super-cool. If you still have a VCR, you can get the video set really, really cheap from half.com (I know, because I did.)

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 2:38 PM

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 AlienZookeeper:
Ultraviolet was the best 6 hours of British Sci Fi I've ever seen. Considering how short so many Fox sci fi series have been, would it have been better for most of them, from Firefly to Brimstone, had been created as miniseries?


UltraViolet wasn't created as a miniseries. It was sold to be open-ended. However, the creator (Joe Aherne) couldn't find anyone else he'd trust to write for the show, couldn't find etc direct -- couldn't let go. He burned himself out writing & directing six episodes, and wrote an ending (with an opening for more) rather than let someone else work on it.

Wonderful show, but not the same sad story as Firefly. I've only bought three copies of UltraViolet.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 4:37 PM

LADYDISDAIN


All right... I wasn't going to admit this one...

Whenever I first heard the Salvaging Of The Red Button story -- I can't recall whether I first read it in an interview, or heard about it in the commentaries, or in a special, but it was probably the former... -- I was all weepy.

And so now, whenever they hit that moment in "Out Of Gas", with that "When your miracle gets here" line... I'm far and away.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 5:33 PM

DECKROID


Ya know, the first few times I watched "The Message" I thought it was good, loved the music and the ending scene with all the characters. But then Static gave his rendition of "You know the old saying..." and that got me thinking about all my Army buddies and how we had that kind of unsaid thing... and now I cant watch that scene without choaking up a bit.

OOG gets me with Mal's final words... and it keeps going for the fade into the used ship salesman and Mal's first glimps of Serenity.

My take on it: Here is a guy who is fresh from being a POW and goes and buys a ship so he can get away from the Feds and just get out "to the black" and never be under anyone's Yoke again. It gets me right in the ol' patriotic heart...

Another one that gets me is when in Shindig the mean girls are talking to Kaylee. I get that "aww, back off" feeling. But then all is made well by the gentleman who insults as only high brows can.

River when she comes out of the box and starts trying to tell Simon about how they came and tried to make her see and ... and... well, it just moves me.

Book at the end of Serenity... "I think I'm on the wrong ship..." yup... gets me there too.

Jayne and Mal in the final scene of Jaynestown... "I figure that everyone who got a statue made of 'em was some sumbitch or 'nother"

oh oh oh oh oh... the look on Wash's face when he realizes that Cap'n aint going with them in the shuttles in OOG... Alan is such a great facial actor.

That's about all for now. I should watch em all over again to catch all the emotional parts...

Ok, one more... "Ever been raped, Kaylee..." and the look of sheer terror on Kaylee's face...



I call her "Vera"

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 8:31 PM

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 TheRealMe:
Aside from that jerk Tracy. Sorry, I would have spaced his dead ass and, yes, missed that beautiful, moving music at the end of Message.


And Tracy's parents would have missed receiving his body for burial. They brought Tracy back for his parents, not for Tracy.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 8:43 PM

THEREALME


Yes. Well, you see...

Ummmm...

You are right, of course.

The Real Me would regret his rash action of spacing Tracy's body, and realize that perhaps he is not "Captain" material after all...



The Real Me

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Tuesday, August 10, 2004 9:31 PM

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 TheRealMe:
The Real Me would regret his rash action of spacing Tracy's body, and realize that perhaps he is not "Captain" material after all...


Perhaps just a bit more "Captain Blood"

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 4:22 AM

REGINLEIF


Quote:

Originally posted by Lerxst:
In Safe:

"You gave up everything you had to find me. And you found me broken."

"Mei mei, everything I have - is right here."




Yeah, especially that part. And the end of Ariel. Oh, and also the one in Bushwacked when they look at the stars. I think it's beautiful.

I also weep whenever I see River dancing in Safe. she's just so happy there.

When I hear Kaylee in OoG: "Sometimes thing gets broke can't be fixed".

The end of The Message.

"Everybody dies alone."

Inara crying in HoG. I know, I know, but she's just so... heart breaking. And she really doesn't deserve what happened.

You can't take the sky from me.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 5:37 AM

PURPLEBELLY


Rainbow Boulevard

OK, this is a plug for Wonderfalls, but if you love weeping, you'll love it

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 6:22 AM

SHINYDUDE


I am large, semi-muscular man, and it still gets to me to see Inara crying in HoG. I know, it's a bit cliche' and most saw it coming, bit it still make me a bit weepy...

I'll be in my bunk...

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 9:13 AM

MINGHUSCHUTNEY


Just the music and the opening credits is enough to get me a little melancholy and moist eyed.

Also "I can win this" (River OiS). A most satisfying and emotional end to what was simply the best TV ever made.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 9:16 AM

SHIKSA


Any touching scene with Simon and River will make me sniffle. The entire episode of Safe will get me going. Especially when they're getting ready to burn River and Simon sees no way to save her, so he climbs up onto the platform with her.

Another part of Safe that gets me is River's reference to Mal: "Daddy will come and take us home." And it's so clear that Simon thinks she's talking about their actual father who, in flashback, told him, "I won't come for you."


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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 3:37 PM

TRUTHSEEKER


I cry at the drop of a hat, so I agree with all the above posts, but the one I don't remember seeing mentioned yet (unless it was blurred by weepiness) is on OoG when the two shuttles take off, and Mal walks slowly through the abandoned ship, and you see all the reminders of the missing crew as he methodically locks every barrier between himself and the people he cares about. And then he gets the old army blanket out of the locker, wraps it around his shoulders and looks out into the blackness of space... looking all stoic and strong and soooo alone. It just breaks my heart every time.


And on another note entirely,

STEVEthePIRATE, did you go to Harvey Mudd? Because otherwise your username is an astonishing coincidence...

The woods are the only place where I can see a clear path.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 4:10 PM

POLGARA


-"When you can't run you crawl, and when you can't do that..." All of Tracey's emotional moments in "The Message"

-Inara crying in "Heart of Gold"

-"You all gonna be there when I wake up" Mal in "Out of gas"

-"It was my birthday" Simon talking to Inara in "Out of Gas"

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Wednesday, August 11, 2004 5:21 PM

HLGEM


Wow nobody has mentioned my two biggest heartbreakers.

First the end of Serenity
Mal: We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.

I just found out about the series being over that evening before watching Serenity and this scene will bring me to tears every time.

I also get all teary over the scene in Out of Gas when they are discussing what to do about River and she is is standing there all alone in a dance pose listening. Her aloneness at that moment and the knowledge she has to have that they might not let her stay and they don't trust her must have been crushing.

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