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Calling all Browncoats!

POSTED BY: PSYCHICRIVER
UPDATED: Monday, November 29, 2004 23:44
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Friday, November 26, 2004 9:01 AM

PSYCHICRIVER


I just thought this might be a good idea for a post. To make a registry of everybody here who became a Firefly fan after the wonderful show got cancelled. 'Cuz that would give us some insight into how much bigger the fanbase is, than what it was when the show was cancelled. And therefore indicate how much more popular the Movie will be, and a new series if one gets made later down the line.

So, I'll start.

1 - PsychichRiver - Became a fan after the show had been cancelled.

PsychicRiver

"Two by two, hands of blue."
"We can take care of each other. I'll knit!"

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Friday, November 26, 2004 9:13 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Good idea PsychicRiver!

2 - CosmicFugitive - Became a fan after the show had been cancelled.

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Friday, November 26, 2004 1:02 PM

CHRONOS


Just to make clear, the ones who loved the show as it was still on the air shouldn't register, right?

Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't coming back

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Friday, November 26, 2004 2:06 PM

BRUISERSMOM


I became a fan after the DVDs came out. I didn't even know that the show was out there when it was on the air! I heard Joss mention it in an Angel DVD commentary.

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Friday, November 26, 2004 3:37 PM

NIKNAK


I'm from the UK and had first heard of it's existence when slashdot carried the story of its cancellation. I kept seeing good things written about Firefly so last April I took a chance and bought the DVD, despite knowing virtually nothing about it. I gambled on a series that I'd never even seen a clip of and hit the jackpot.

I'm glad I got to see the episodes in the right order. I can't imagine not seeing Serenity (the episode) first.

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Friday, November 26, 2004 10:35 PM

PSYCHICRIVER


Quote:

Originally posted by Chronos:
Just to make clear, the ones who loved the show as it was still on the air shouldn't register, right?

No, this is just so we can get an idea of how muc bigger the fanbase is than it was when it was on the air.

PsychicRiver

"Two by two, hands of blue."
"We can take care of each other. I'll knit!"

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Friday, November 26, 2004 11:42 PM

REGINLEIF


Guess I'm third...

3 - Reginleif - Became a fan after the show was cancelled.

(BTW apart from telling us how the fan base has grown, this also gives us an idea about how many we have a chance to convert till September... I hope to get as many as possible.)

You can't take the sky from me.

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Friday, November 26, 2004 11:50 PM

SGTGUMP


One more fan after the end of the show.

Didn't even know about it until I got the DVD's from my dad.

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 2:00 AM

COTTONWOOLFAIRY


And me: I'm from the UK and kept hearing good rumours about Firefly, so I saved up to get the DVDs and find out what all the fuss was about :D

You can add on 3 more of my friends too, who adore the show but don't tend to read message boards

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:43 AM

HAUFEL


Our story so far ("DVD fans")

1 - PsychichRiver
2 - CosmicFugitive
3 - BRUISERSMOM
4 - NIKNAK
5 - Reginleif
6 - SGTGUMP
7 - COTTONWOOLFAIRY

And me

8 - Haufel


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

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:51 AM

MIREILLE


Mireilleisis - Add me too.

I knew about the show when it was being aired in the US. But I didn't ACTUALLY get to watch any of it (and therefore become completly devoted), until it was cancelled.

I am from the UK and I was VERY lucky to catch it on Sci Fi Channel.

My Yahoo Group:
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/Firefly_Serenity_UK/

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:01 AM

JACEN


As the show has not been shown over here in Germany on TV anyway, I've become a fan after watching the DVDs in january 2004.

You can't take the sky from me

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 5:29 AM

CAPNERIC



Hi, I'm in the UK and knew nothing about it until my sister in the US told me it would be on the UK SciFi channel (which I can't get).

But she went on about it so much I downloaded the eps and loved it so much I bought the DVD. Now I'm going to the Starfury con in April!

Still flyin' !

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 7:02 AM

JEWLZ


I`m from the UK .I only discovered the existance of FIREFLY after it was cancelled . I bought the dvd boxset in May , & have been a fan ever since

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 7:17 AM

TETHYS


as in my profile:

Tethys, from all over. Like Haken and Browncoat1, I have been a fan since "The Job" first came on.
Stumbled onto this site not too long after it was put up, but wasn't very involved, and came back six months ago.

"Your mouth is talking. Might wanna see to that"

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 7:19 AM

NWUKSTEVE


Quote:

Originally posted by PsychicRiver:
'Cuz that would give us some insight into how much bigger the fanbase is, than what it was when the show was cancelled.

To know that, surely you'll need to compare the number of new fans with the number of old fans!? And counting fans in countries where it hasn't been shown or was shown after it was cancelled in the US is probably gonna skew the maths. For myself, despite being in the UK I was a fan while it was still showing.

---
Whadyall order a TV series you don't want for?

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 8:08 AM

DEBBIEBUK1


I think it was cancelled about the time it was shown in Sci-Fi in the UK? I was a fan since "Train Job" was shown on Sci-Fi UK, think they showed them in the right order here, but I was a teensie bit anti as a long time Joss fan who felt he was in too many projects. Also the number of characters did my simple head in (just from the photos) until I actually saw the show. I'm pretty certain it had been cancelled by the end of the UK showings anyway, I desperately waited for the R1 DVDs.

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 8:10 AM

GRIMMA


14?15?16? - Grimma - Became a fan after the show had been cancelled.

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:30 AM

SIGMANUNKI


I don't know whether you'd consider someone posting through someone else "here" (my wife has posted through me before), but my wife didn't really like FF when it was on the air. She became a fan after we watched it when I got the DVD's.

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"Canada being mad at you is like Mr. Rogers throwing a brick through your window." -Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 11:41 AM

INARAESQUE


I think I'm number 14?

Inaraesque -- Became a fan after the show had been cancelled.

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:18 PM

FIREFLOOZYSUZIE


I got the DVDs last Christmas from a friend who was helping me "move on" from my Star Trek addiction.
Got my husband and daughter into it this summer.

That's three more.

(I have knowldege of a dozen other post-DVD converts, but you only want to count the folks who log in here to FFF, right?)

One more piece of turkey, some more stuffing...how many calories could that be, really? Aw, heck, let's splurge and have gravy, too. Man I *do* love livin' on Thanksgiving leftovers...

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:04 PM

DACUTE1


Add Dacute1 and Professor

Kaylee: Wash, tell me I'm pretty
Wash: Were I unwed I would take you in a manly fashion
Kaylee: 'Cause I'm pretty?
Wash: 'Cause you're pretty

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 3:20 PM

POTEMKINVILLAGER


Never even heard of the show until months after it was cancelled. Not much of a teevee fan, what can one say? But FF is my one and only tv series dvd set.

Then I found this site. Wow, eh?

Please be so kind as to qualify me.


Or not.

"The trouble with normal is it always gets worse."

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Saturday, November 27, 2004 4:36 PM

TRIBES


First heard about the series last April when my son brought the DVD set over. The wife and I watched it that weekend. We loved it. My daughter has also watched the DVD. Should also state my son had watched a friends DVDs before buying his own. I have since bought the DVDs and they are now on loan to a friend.

Since I began to loan the set out, 6 friends from work and two of the wifes friends have watched it.

1 of the only 8 friends watched it alone, out of the other 7
3 wives, 2 girl friends, 1 husband, 1 boy friend and 2 daughters and 2 sons have watched Firefly. None of them have ever heard of the show prior to the DVDs. All said they loved and/or liked it. All said they would like to watch more.

Including myself 23 folks have watched the DVDs since they came out. This does not include a friend and his girlfriend
watching Firefly this weekend.

Still disappointed over the Serenity changed release date. Hope Universal knows what they are doing.

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 6:57 AM

ELLISONBABE


If SciFi UK aired FireFly after it was cancelled, then count me too! Missed most of the series first time around but caught it the next, then rushed out to get the DVD.

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 7:05 AM

HASLINGER


I am a fan after cancellation. I missed the show on Fox. It's tough to see Friday night tv in the food service industry. Thank God i'm out.

keep flyin'

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Sunday, November 28, 2004 3:58 PM

SHINYHAPPYKLIN


Add me to the list of fans-after-it-was-on-DVD...barely remember hearing friends mention it when it was on F*x, but when I heard it was from "the guy who did Buffy", I just went "uh...yeah, right..." and never bothered to try to see it.

Getting the DVDs from them as an anniversary present converted both me and my husband, and I'm ever so grateful for that wonderful gift! What a wonderful surprise Firefly was, and I can't wait for the movie...(but will, with all the rest of you...)

"We gotta go to that crappy town where I'M a hero..."
Shiny stuff for Browncoats at: http://www.cafepress.com/outtotheblack

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Monday, November 29, 2004 6:02 AM

HARDY


im from switzerland, and i became a fan after i saw the train job, wich i got from a friend, who lives in the us...

now i'm still waiting for the german release of the show...

... but i createt the first german firefly-fanpage ( http://beam.to/firefly )

keep flying

hardy



Mal: "Everybody dies alone"

http://beam.to/firefly (deutsche fanpage)
http://48688.forum.onetwomax.de (deutsches forum)

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Monday, November 29, 2004 7:03 AM

OLLY


While it was being aired in America I didn't even know it existed!
I became a huge fan by hearing about it from word of mouth- i love this show!

Olly

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Monday, November 29, 2004 7:25 AM

BROWNCOATGIRL


My son took a chance on the DVD's because it was a Joss series. He got me hooked and his two brothers. I bought an extra set of the DVD's to lend out. So far three other people have not only become fans but purchased their own set and are spreading the word. This isn't counting the fans my sons have recruited.

At Dragon Con this year Adam Baldwin(Jayne) said the opening weekend of the movie will make the difference as to whether this franchise lives or dies.

I plan to give away tickets if I have to! You know like when The Passion was in theaters.


It's a real burden being right so often.

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Monday, November 29, 2004 8:52 AM

BEENWITHAWARRIORWOMAN


My wife was super excited when the DVD's came out and I had only vague recolections of the show being on air - never really saw it. I watched the DVDs with her and fell in love.

So count me in.

We also own two DVD sets, one for lending and one for use. We have purchased two sets as gifts and our lend-copy has netted at least 5 new devotees - the wife's got the actual numbers on that one. Problem is, the people who have the copy right now (and have for six months) love it so much, they haven't exactly gotten around the giving it back. :)

P.S. - I like the idea of buying up tickets to give out the opening week. Maybe I'll buy up a theatre's worth and make people come see it. Who can turn down a free movie?

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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:08 AM

RODRIGO


You can add me.

First time I watched was 3 months after cancellation. A friend of mine had recorded on a tape... But in a couple of days I'll have the FF box set on my hands.

I'm from Brazil. We see everything on FOX 6 months after you guys.

And we still don't have a release date for "Serenity" yet...

"You can't take the sky from me..."

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Monday, November 29, 2004 5:11 PM

KESTRELSEMPAI


I haven't had access to broadcast TV in several years, so I completely missed it the first time around.

A friend showed my boyfriend and I the first DVD when we were over at his place and the show we were going to watch hadn't been returned yet. This was a Friday evening, and the evil friend said we would had to come back next Friday to watch more, since he didn't lend his DVDs out any more.

By Saturday evening, we were racing to Best Buy before they closed to buy our own DVD set to watch. Finished all of them in 3 days.

And now I deal in black market beagles.
http://www.fandone.com

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"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
- Dumbledore, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:11 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 niknak:
I'm from the UK and had first heard of it's existence when slashdot carried the story of its cancellation. I kept seeing good things written about Firefly so last April I took a chance and bought the DVD, despite knowing virtually nothing about it. I gambled on a series that I'd never even seen


You an' me both, bruddah, but in my case it was "Ultraviolet". Reckon we both made out.

ps: I became a Firefly fan after the DVD was released in the USA.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:20 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 Rodrigo:
And we still don't have a release date for "Serenity" yet...


Try to look on the bright side: @least yours probably won't get pushed back.

Keep the Shiny Side Up

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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:41 PM

RODRIGO


Try to look on the bright side: @least yours probably won't get pushed back.


Yeah... With any luck, I'll be able to "reach" Serenity tilll Christmas...

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Monday, November 29, 2004 11:44 PM

MACBAKER


I actually caught a couple of episodes before it was canceled, but didn't become a diehard fan until I bought and watched the box set. Watching the series as Joss envisioned it to be seen made it much easier to understand and enjoy!

If Fox had aired the series from the beginning, with the proper two hour pilot, and kept the episodes in order, I think there would have been far more fans and better ratings from the start.

STANDING ON MY SOAPBOX: "I hate executives (read: those without talent) that second guess and lack confidence in a production they bought (similar to what seems to be happening now over at Universal)! Fox would have caneled M*A*S*H and many other shows that needed time to build a fan base. Shows that are now considered classics! Why do those who lack vision, have so much power in Hollywood? Arrrgh!"

GETTING DOWN OFF OF SOAPBOX: Sorry, I just needed to get that off my chest.

I'd given some thought to movin' off the edge -- not an ideal location -- thinkin' a place in the middle.

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