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Firefly in a few paragraphs

POSTED BY: RETARDOSAUR
UPDATED: Friday, September 24, 2004 07:41
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Monday, September 20, 2004 7:38 AM

RETARDOSAUR


Ok i feel a little cheeky doing this but i could do with a little help. I'm a member of sheffield universities sci-fi society and as a huge fan ive been asked to write a few paragraphs about the show for our new website. Problem is i keep trying and start getting into to much detail and am just finding it hard. So heres what id like a few paragraphs that sum firefly up and will make people want to watch it please help

Its quite simple im a retarded dinosaur

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 5:22 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


Why not use the introduction paragraphs that the movie site uses:

In Serenity, Browncoats are Independent Faction soldiers, a body opposed to the AngloSino Alliance in the Unification War. Defeated at Serenity Valley on Hera in 2511, Browncoats are forced to live as galactic outcasts. A small band of them skim the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed until they find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space.

Captain Malcolm Reynolds is a hardened veteran on the losing side of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family - squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal. Mal takes on two new passengers-a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister, and gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the telepathic sister.


This sums up the backstory and is interesting enough to get people to check it out.



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


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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 6:02 AM

ZNACHKI


I think Browncoat1 has the right idea. The only thing I would add is that you might want to include mention of the fact that it is from Joss Whedon (if you aren't already).

Of course it seems, from what I've read, that there are plenty of Firefly fans that are no particular fans of Buffy or Angel. So, inclusion of the Joss statement would depend on how you're targeting the message.

Love to see the website when it's ready. Make sure you give us the link.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2004 6:34 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


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Originally posted by ZNACHKI:
there are plenty of Firefly fans that are no particular fans of Buffy or Angel.



Sign me up.

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So, inclusion of the Joss statement would depend on how you're targeting the message.



Speaking of which, you might wanna include a warning that Firefly contains both spaceships & horses.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:32 AM

RETARDOSAUR


i was planning to use the phrase western in space as a description as it flows better than spaceships and horces and also covers shoot outs and bar brawls

cheers browncoat1 i dont know why i didnt think of it my self

Its quite simple im a retarded dinosaur

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:56 AM

THRAWN


I've found that it's pretty much impossible to describe Firefly in a way that makes it sound as good as it is. Or even close to as good as it is. If you say "space western", it freaks people out, or they think of the original Star Trek...if you just describe it as the movie blurb does, it ends up sounding like a Star Wars ripoff.

The best I've been able to do is give a really quick description of the Alliance and the Browncoats, say they lost, then say something like "but what the show is REALLY about is nine extremely different people and the ways they all see the universe. The backstory isn't the point; the characters are the point."

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 7:58 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


No problem Retardosaur. Always happy to help out a fellow Browncoat.


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


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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 9:38 AM

SHINY


There's also the long-ish description on browncoats.com:

http://www.browncoats.com/main.php?parent=404e29687e7b9

Jayne, your mouth is talkin. Might want to look into that.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2004 10:53 AM

RETARDOSAUR


Cheers for that one ive chopped a few bits out of that as well. Hopefully i can further the fan base by introducing some of the freshers to firefly

Its quite simple im a retarded dinosaur

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Thursday, September 23, 2004 12:20 AM

RETARDOSAUR


ok for those interested our website goes online at 4pm GMT today

http://www.shef.ac.uk/~sts

It should have what i wrote about firefly but knowing our IT manager he'll have pissed it up

Its quite simple im a retarded dinosaur

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Thursday, September 23, 2004 11:04 AM

KINGPAUSE


Firefly in 17 syllables (haiku):

Blue Sun, Alliance,
Reavers, Crooks, and Con-women
Can't take sky from me

Hey, give me a break, that was off the top of my head.

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Friday, September 24, 2004 7:41 AM

SOUPCATCHER


Oooh. Haiku. Reminds me of a great thread that was going on a few months ago.
http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=1784

Okay. Back to the scheduled programming.

I shaved off my beard for you, devil woman!

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