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Serenity DVD to feature doc on fans!

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UPDATED: Tuesday, March 29, 2005 01:13
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:20 AM

CAPTAINCDC


Saw this over at www.zap2it.com , which is doing a great job of getting the news out on Serenity. I have seen a lot of articles lately on Joss and our beloved movie on their site.

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Whedon to Feature Fans on 'Serenity' DVD
Tue, Mar 22, 2005, 04:03 PM PT
By Hanh Nguyen

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - A camera crew recording Joss Whedon's activities on Sunday (March 20) at Wizard World Los Angeles surprised many by turning its lens on the fans themselves.
Curious about the unusual turn of events, Zap2it.com accosted the trio of men, who revealed that they were taping footage for a piece on Whedon's fans, which will be edited together as a bonus feature for the DVD release of "Serenity."

The upcoming sci-fi film is based on the writer-director's series "Firefly," which lasted only 11 episodes before FOX pulled the plug. The fans' outcry caught the attention of Universal, which placed its faith in a silver-screen version of Whedon's unique space western.



"This is a movie that got made based on a canceled TV show," says writer-producer Adam Hauck, taking a break from interviewing fans. "That doesn't happen unless you've got a lot of very devoted fans. This [DVD feature] is a big deal to Joss -- kind of a tribute to the fans."

The feelings of admiration, gratitude and devotion are mutual. Hundreds of Whedon enthusiasts arrived early at the Long Beach Convention Center, some rising with the sun, to score the highly coveted passes that would allow them to attend the afternoon's signing.

Clutching posters, DVDs, comic books and other Whedon paraphernalia, the fans queued for two hours for a chance to have their items signed and to exchange a few words with the man himself. Those possessing more than the two-item maximum scrambled to befriend their fellow devotees, hoping to have their surplus taken on by their newfound pal.

Following the signing, Hauck, a cameraman and a boom mike operator approached fans to conduct short interviews about their fondness for the creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel."

"There's no corollary for the kind of fan support that Joss seems to gather around him," says Hauck, who questioned fans of various shapes and sizes, including: a woman whom Whedon helped nab a role as one of his extras and someone who wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the "Blue Sun" logo, the symbol of the corporate entity featured in "Firefly."

Hauck, the writer-producer of the popular film festival documentary "Homecoming," has written and produced a number of DVDs for Universal, including "Seabiscuit," "The Cat in the Hat" and "The Chronicles of Riddick." He admitted to being a "Firefly" fan himself after watching the series on TiVo, but couldn't share more about the rest of Whedon's vision for the "Serenity" DVD.

"You'll have to speak to Joss about that," he says.

Set 500 years in the future, "Serenity" centers on the crew of a cargo ship that's plunged into a battle between two powerful enemies when they take on a couple of refugees. "Serenity" whizzes into theaters nationwide beginning Friday, Sept. 30.





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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:40 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


This is really shiny! It is great to see Joss and cast giving us Browncoats some recognition.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:42 AM

DIETCOKE


You beat me to it on the post! I think it is just great and can't wait to see the DVD.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:00 AM

ZEEK


That is cool. I hope they make a point of noting that Joss deserves his following 100%. Not only has he given us some of the highest quality entertainment ever, but he also really treats his fans well. Posts on whedonesque. Comic cons. He's just a stand up guy. He doesn't seem to look down on anyone or act like they aren't worth his time. Basically, he is the man.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 8:20 AM

DIETCOKE


Joss is Boss!

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:33 PM

SOUPCATCHER


That's great!

Damn, I wish I could pre-order the movie DVD.

(Side note: Just went to Amazon to see if I could pre-order and found this page: http://tinyurl.com/67qze - anyone know what that's about?).

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:40 PM

CAPTAINCDC


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Originally posted by SoupCatcher:
That's great!

Damn, I wish I could pre-order the movie DVD.

(Side note: Just went to Amazon to see if I could pre-order and found this page: http://tinyurl.com/67qze - anyone know what that's about?).




No idea, and who in the hell is Charlotte Wheeler?

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Thursday, March 24, 2005 6:46 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


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Originally posted by SoupCatcher:
Just went to Amazon to see if I could pre-order and found this page: http://tinyurl.com/67qze - anyone know what that's about?


Not I. I searched for Serenity in DVD, & got http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/002-4571414-53808
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Now, for those of you who don't wanna go to Amazon.com, here are the highlights:
1) Amazon thinks that related searches would be "Firefly, Joss Whedon, Firefly Soundtrack"
2) The first, meaning most popular, of six results is "Serenity (2005) Movie Showtimes"
3) There is a button to select "E-mail me when available from Amazon.com: DVD". I'm gonna start a new thread for that: http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=9246&m=125847#125847

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . . (wutzon) Grateful Dead, "That's It For the Other One (Frisco '69 Feb 27), from "So Many Roads"

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Friday, March 25, 2005 12:46 AM

SOUPCATCHER


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Originally posted by captaincdc:
No idea, and who in the hell is Charlotte Wheeler?


Whoever she is, her name is gone now. They got it right the second time around.

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Friday, March 25, 2005 3:32 AM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


A doc on the fans?! That's great! :D Hopefully no one makes us look too...ya know...too...I don't want to say geeky, but it's the only word coming to me at 5.20am.

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Friday, March 25, 2005 5:46 AM

CAPTAINCDC


I signed up for my email alert today, only about a year to wait....sigh....

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Friday, March 25, 2005 7:04 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by UnchartedOutlaw:
A doc on the fans?! That's great! :D Hopefully no one makes us look too...ya know...too...I don't want to say geeky, but it's the only word coming to me at 5.20am.

-Taylor


Well they did say documentary. They sorta gotta capture the truth and stuff.

Besides being geeky ain't so bad. Means you get to appreciate the finer things in life.

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Saturday, March 26, 2005 11:19 AM

PIGEON


Actually, the word that comes to my mind is "insane" or perhaps "obsessed."

But then I suppose they want to reflect reality and I think many of us (myself included) ARE obsessed.


Pigeon
Newly converted to Firefly fandom February 2005

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 5:44 AM

DANREGAL


I was interviewed! I was interviewed! Yep, I was one of the lucky ones to be interviewed at Wizard World for the upcoming fan doc. There were 3 of us interviewed at once. They asked us all sorts of questions about why we support a cancelled show, what getting a movie means to us, how we intereact with the BDH's, stuff like that.

If any of you know her from the OB, Rosie got interviewed also. Not sure how many others since we were near the end of the line and didn't notice the camera until after getting signatures. That's when they tapped us on the shoulder and asked if we wanted to be interviewed.

It was a very shiny day indeed!

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Sunday, March 27, 2005 10:23 PM

DOYOUFLIP


Great article. Good to know they're taking steps to make the DVD enticing. I'm someone scared though about DVD talk before seeing it in theaters. I guess I got spooked by the damn "direct to DVD" threads. Oh well, I still have faith it will hit the theaters. Hopefully audiences can still appreciate a good story by then.

Dan, cool! I'll keep an eye out for you and Rosie on the DVD. Thanks again for the con DVD's. Love em!

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Monday, March 28, 2005 8:29 AM

CAPTAINCDC


Wow, real shiny Dan!

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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:10 PM

SOUPCATCHER


Excellent, Dan!!! I'm sure you did the rest of us proud.

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Monday, March 28, 2005 3:28 PM

DIETCOKE


I really look forward to the DVD. One more thing to look forward to!

By the way, not all Firefly fans are geek types (which I really don't understand what that means for sure...) Some of us are corporate types who go to Broadway shows, vote conservative, and by way just love brilliantly written shows!

I remember reading somewhere that Joss said he was amazed at the diverseness of the fans. I hope they show that in the DVD. Yes we are diverse and that.....makes us mighty!

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Monday, March 28, 2005 9:46 PM

JARED


Quote:

Originally posted by Pigeon:
Actually, the word that comes to my mind is "insane" or perhaps "obsessed."



phew, good. nothing wrong with showing the truth. i was more afraid that we might look fangirlish or f(l)anboyesque (is that even a word?). might even throw in a tad of schizophrenia, if you can answer the following question without even thinking about it: what does an old married couple have in common with a table?

Select to view spoiler:


four legs



dont worry, schizophrenia must be the mark of all brilliant people and smart people love firefly.. so there you go ,-)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 1:13 AM

AURAPTOR

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Shiny!

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