FIREFLY EPISODE DISCUSSIONS

What moment first made you fall in love with the show?

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Friday, August 4, 2006 8:28 AM

RIMGIRL


First, I will admit that I'm a new recruit and saw the shows in order on the box set. And then saw the BDM.

There are 10 hooks a show. By the time Wash was playing with his dinosaurs, I thought it was special. By Mal's incredible double take at, "Sir, I'm your wife," it was in my top 5 TV shows ever. By War Stories, it was number one. "O.k. I'm right here. I'm angry. And I'm armed."

But love? That wasn't until the closing scene of The Message. The scorer admits that the music contains all of his emotion at the end of the show. Silently, they all reveal their worry for each other and their need to connect. Jayne breaks down. Then Mal looks out at the whole group that he's carrying and who are carrying what's left of him....

Sigh.

And quibble: I wish they'd had time to include Mal closing Tracey's eyes.
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Of course there are other schools of thought.

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Friday, August 4, 2006 8:46 AM

ISAACSHEPHERD


In all fairness I'm not an "original" Browncoat and I never even heard of Firefly when it was on Fox. In fact, when I went to see Serenity with my friends. One of my friends (who was a Browncoat) I think was secretly trying to convert all of us in one swoop and boy did it work. Thanks Parker6097. It wasn't until after the movie he told me that Serenity was based on a tv series called Firefly.

Shortly after that he lent me the series and of course I was instantly hooked, more specifically when Mal shoots Dobson in the head at the end of the pilot. I always love a bold hero, and Mal is also a kind of anti-hero and I always love a good anti-hero.

IS

The Bible's a bit fuzzy on the subject of kneecaps.

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Friday, August 4, 2006 9:08 AM

JOSSISAGOD


Gorramit I've already responded! I get forgetful sometimes.

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Friday, August 4, 2006 11:01 AM

MIRACULOUSBUMM


Okay, are we talkin' about where I got hooked, or where I got absofrickinlutely obsessed with the show?
I got sufficiently interested to watch another episode after Jayne goes crazy and falls asleep.
I got sufficiently obsessed to watch the rest of the season, by the movie, and become a browncoat after Our Mrs. Reynolds. Many scenes: Book's "Special hell", Inara tring to convince everybody that she "tripped", Jayne's little comment on kissing, and Mal thinking that Inara kissed YoSaffBridge.

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Always havin' a good time!

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 2:35 PM

BLINKER


I think it was the "you don't even like me"/"you're on my crew" exchange in "Safe," and how it reflected on Gabriel Tam's "I won't come for you again." The contrast perfectly illustrated what makes a family, and yet the writers respected us enough to just drop the two lines in there, several scenes apart, without comment.

To me, that was all kinds of shiny.

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 2:55 PM

CAROLJUDE


Oh, I was in love from the moment I saw toy dinosaurs on what looked like a pink toy lake on the dashboard and then hearing OMG! a Beatles lyric, but what made me decide I would totally sleep with Firefly on the first date and then wake up early to shower, put on a little makeup, and make breakfast was when Mal, upon returning from the squirmish with Patience's crew, in one ultra-cool smooth move, strides up the ramp and puts a bullet in Dobson's head without one single pause or break in stride.

(Longest run-on sentence EVER)

That was THE COOLEST move I've seen since I can't remember, to me on the same psychic plane as the continuous/not-one-edit 'Copacabana' scene in Goodfellas. I believe I even let out a small groan of pleasure. I know I rewound it half a dozen times. And it was then that I decided I would summon every bit of will power to NOT watch every single episode in once sitting.

Walk tall, or don't walk at all...

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 3:59 PM

DONCOAT


Quote:

Originally posted by CarolJude:
Oh, I was in love from the moment I saw toy dinosaurs on what looked like a pink toy lake on the dashboard and then hearing OMG! a Beatles lyric, but what made me decide I would totally sleep with Firefly on the first date and then wake up early to shower, put on a little makeup, and make breakfast was when Mal, upon returning from the squirmish with Patience's crew, in one ultra-cool smooth move, strides up the ramp and puts a bullet in Dobson's head without one single pause or break in stride.

(Longest run-on sentence EVER)

Well, no, not even close to the longest. James Joyce, anyone?

Possibly the best, though. Loved the first-date thing. (About halfway through, if anybody forgot it by the end.) Not sure if you misspelled 'skirmish' on purpose, but if so it was a nice touch.


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I'm pointin' right at it!

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 5:38 PM

CORNDOG


Right after the crazy Ivan:

Kaylee: "That's my girl. That's my good girl.."

...

Zoe: "Sir, I'd like you to take the helm please. I need this man to tear all my clothes off."

Wash: "Work, work, work..."

Kaylee totally makes the show for me.

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 5:56 PM

MORDACIL


My journey to the 'verse

turned to scifi channel right as i was leaving for a scout meeting, saw the end of some firefly episode and thought "those are cool doors..." An art teacher told me to check out this new movie called "Serenity". Never heard of it, maybe a commercial once or twice. she said it was from some scifi western called firefly. I dont usually go see movies so I diddnt look into it. then I started a scifi club and my friends wanted to watch serenity. i saw it and thought it was okay but diddnt really understand the characters, dont really remember what i thought. I was taping stargate and caught "out of gas" by mistake and watched it out of curiosity, same as serenity, I diddnt understand how the characters interacted. the way mal had to get on to everyone just to do their job. all semester a friend of mine talked about teh show and showed me the serenity visual companion and so i started looking up more stuff. I was just reading a 'verse timeline and thought "this is interesting, i should see this" so I asked another friend to borrow the DVDs, started watching them with my family, bought my own st along with serenity on serenity day, and the more I see the more i love, and now want to get my hands on everything firefly.

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Saturday, August 5, 2006 8:26 PM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


I caught all of the Firefly episodes when they aired on Fox. I knew I liked the show a lot when I saw Mal push Crow into the engine in The Train Job. Fox aired that instead of what was meant to be the pilot (Serenity) first. I didn't know if you knew that or not. If you did, I beg your pardon if I insulted your intelligence.

I liked Bushwhacked, the second episode aired. The reavers intrigued me.

I knew I absolutely loved the show when I saw Mal beat Atherton in the duel and he did his whole mark of a great man speech. After he gave Atherton that last stab and said "Well, I'm all right." I fell head over heels in love and knew I was watching one of the greatest shows ever made.

"Well, here I am." http://whimsicalnbrainpan.blogspot.com/

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 9:18 AM

AXEBOY


Hi All.. 1st post.. :)


I loved the show from the start, but it was when they first seen the statue of Jayne in Jaynestown that made me laugh so much..

Thats when i really thought it was a great show...

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 9:21 AM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


*hugs axeboy on account of his first postiness*

The first episode I saw was Ariel. I think I started to fall for the show when Simon was teaching the crew how to pass themselves off as EMTs, but it was the closing scene with Mal and Jayne that really clinched it for me. I knew right then that this was something special.





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Sunday, August 6, 2006 2:42 PM

WELLIMIGHT


Funny thing is it wasen't part of the show. The special fetured of Serenity in their entirety I think spoke volumes of the show. I missed the show completely and just a month ago I rented serenity, I was curious so I rented the collection, and after the second apperance of sapphron I was hooked.

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 2:43 PM

WELLIMIGHT


Quote:

Originally posted by Axeboy:
Hi All.. 1st post.. :)


I loved the show from the start, but it was when they first seen the statue of Jayne in Jaynestown that made me laugh so much..

Thats when i really thought it was a great show...



Yeah, especially with Kaylee's loveably airheaded comment

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 7:17 PM

QWERTYUIOPASD


um.... ALL OF 'EM? I watched the movie first, and liked it hella lot. then we started watching firefly on dvd through netflix. I don't think there was a finite time I was in love with it, it is just ALL awesome!

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 10:01 PM

AFTERGLOW


I fell in love with the BDHs and the verse when I was watching the first episode. The crew is on an illegal salvage mission and Wash is back at the controls: " Everything looks good from here.."
Just when you think that he's monitoring the crew's progress, it is revealed that Wash is just playing with his toy dinosaurs....and then gets Mal, Zoe and Jayne out of there in a hurry (with Kaylee's expertice)....with the goods...which brings them a whole heap of problems.....
I've been a Browncoat for a while now.....

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Sunday, August 6, 2006 10:08 PM

ODDSBODSKINS


h'mmm, well, i actually managed to watch nearly all of the series without falling in love with it, so t'speak, but it was near enough the very last scene in objects in space, when river asks to come aboard, something just clicked into place and the whole thing took on a whole new dimension of squeedgy. then i rewatched it all (wasn't getting paid for it this time though, good wheeze night-shift) and each and every episode took on so much new meaning, 'cos all of a sudden you have this huge emotional investment in the characters and what they get up to.


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Monday, August 7, 2006 7:49 PM

PROPHETESS89


The second that I fell in love with firefly would be the first time I heard that theme song. It really grows on you... and when wash has his first really funny line:
"Ah! curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal..."

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Monday, August 7, 2006 10:06 PM

TERRI


Lol! There were many, but I'll try to narrow it down. I first watched the series waaaaay out of order, and ended up seeing the last six, first. So, my fave moment was definately when, in War Stories, everybody's so rarin' to go and Zoe's all a-like, 'Let's go get the captain.' And I was like, I love this show. Also, same ep,
Zoe: Shoot anything that moves.
Kaylee: Except the captain.
Zoe: Except the captain.
Just the way she says it, not condescending, not snooty, just a simple truth. I totally loved the familial atmosphere of the ship, at that point. And of course, any point thereafter, where I got the little emotion *zing* after watching the opening credits. You know, "you can't take the sky from me"...zing.

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Monday, August 7, 2006 10:40 PM

PEONY


I was introduced to the show when visiting my friend at Princeton, who showed me "Our Mrs. Reynolds" first (good for converting people). The moment came right after Mal and Saffron kissed, when Mal said, "Son of a...." and hit the floor. It was just amazing. Her "Night, sweetie," afterwards was just the sweetest icing on the cake.

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Friday, August 11, 2006 7:48 PM

PINBALLWIZARD


The first time I watched the show was when it aired, with the Train Job. I liked it, enjoyed Mal shoving the thug into the turbine, but was somewhat unimpressed my the episode. Later my family got the DVDs and i saw Serenity.
The look in Mal's eyes, the horror and disbelief, as his men are mercilessly slaughtered by the superior Alliance ships, as his faith in God and freedom are shattered completely; that is when I fell in love.

No, I am not insane, I am crazy. Thank you for asking.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 5:13 AM

GORRAMMALCONTENT


This is my first post,but I've been a Browncoat from the beginning.

I loved the show from the first time that I heard the theme.The ship zooming over the heads of the running horses made a statement;People and problems are the same past,present and future.
I knew that I would love the show forever when I saw Shindig.The crushed look on Kaylee's face when the debutants are putting down her beloved pink party dress stayed with me for a long time.
That's when I knew it was more than just a story,
these folks were family.

"I appreciate your honesty..not,you know,a lot."

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 6:27 AM

ERIC


"Do you have time to do my hair later?

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Saturday, August 12, 2006 11:44 PM

WINDSTRUCK


I am a new recruit I guess.

I have never heard of Firefly or Serenity at all. I am on the other end of the globe. I have never seen the show on TV. I don't have sci-fi channel and fox news is the only FOX on TV here. I am so detached from sci-fi since season 1 of Farscape that I only get to watch on AXN here. Most shows here are local TV and are fantasy soaps!!
The only thing I know about Joss Whedon was that he created Buffy and Angel and was to direct the new Wonder Woman movie. I did like Buffy, and Angel. But Firefly? I never heard of it. I just stumbled into it while on the net looking up Wonder Woman movie updates.
I stumbled into Morena. And Firefly being one of her credits. I thought she'd be a good WW. Then I left it at that. Few months later, I was looking up for WW updates again. There were a lot of women now rumored for the coveted role, but none of them looked like the one I saw before. I liked Morena the first time I saw her. So I looked her up. Still the same info about her. Firefly. I once again left it at that.
Weeks later I spotted a Firefly DVD in the mall. I bought something else that day. I came back to buy FF a few days later.
MAL shocked me as a response to why they are not going to die. "Coz we're pretty!". HUH?!
But what got me was Kaylee looking for passangers sitting with her blue-green dress and tiny oriental umbrella. She was so happy.
I felt very happy watching it and wanted to see more of it.
And I laughed so hard in OUR MRS REYNOLDS. That sealed the deal. I'm hooked.


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Sunday, August 13, 2006 3:08 PM

ELDUSTO


I always meant to watch the show on FOX, but could never remember when it was on. Then I forgot about the show. Sci-Fi then started advertising the show and I though, "Oh, cool. I can check it out, finally." I forgot to watch it on Sci-Fi, also. My brother took me to go see "Serenity" and I was like, "OMFG! That rocked!" I then promptly forgot out "Firefly" again till just a few weeks ago and I spotted the DVD boxset for "Firefly" at Target. I picked it up and thought the first 3 episodes were ok, but I think it was either the 4th, 5th or 6th episode that really got me hooked on the show. I've been watching a DVD a night and then "Serenity" for the last two weeks. LOL, I even got my grandfather to start watching it.

I aim to misbehave

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Monday, August 14, 2006 11:13 AM

VICOMTE


For me, it was about two minutes into my first experience with Firefly. In The Train Job, after Mal and Lund have their exchange, when Lund says, 'Now what are you going to do about it?' and Mal replies, 'Nothin'. I just wanted you to face me so she could get behind you.'

That's when I realized that these were my kind o' people.

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Monday, August 14, 2006 1:37 PM

DIVINEST


I got told by my boyfriend I had to watch it, and to be honest, it was the opening scene on the double episode that got me.

And the theme song too, I could identify with.

No power in the 'verse can stop me

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Monday, August 14, 2006 9:08 PM

SLAYERCHICK


My earliest memory of the show was when I stumbled upon it on FOX one night. I never watched the show when it was airing, but the scene I saw was permanantly etched into my memory, since it'd made me pretty much pee my pants laughing so hard, despite being out of context. Time passed, and the title of the show, and the fact that it had been a Joss Whedon production, faded from my memory.

It wasn't till i got a chance to watch the DVD's that I realized that I had been blessed to witness one of the funniest moment on television without knowing it. I never forgot the scene I saw that night, nor the first words I EVER heard utter by a Firefly character...

"If you take sexual advantage of her, you’re going to burn in a very special level of Hell...a level they reserve for child molesters, and people who talk at the theater."


All hail the mighty Joss, for making my night, and making this show!

*************
Morena and Nathan asked about the Mal and Inara dynamic:

Morena: Who knows where this relationship is going.

Nathan: If I had my druthers, if we ever hook up I hope it’s on my death bed.

Morena: You don’t want to kiss me, do you?

Nathan: I do. But not for the sake of the show.

Morena: Good answer.
*************
*sigh* even adorable off screen...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006 4:50 AM

ELDUSTO


Quote:

Originally posted by slayerchick:
My earliest memory of the show was when I stumbled upon it on FOX one night. I never watched the show when it was airing, but the scene I saw was permanantly etched into my memory, since it'd made me pretty much pee my pants laughing so hard, despite being out of context. Time passed, and the title of the show, and the fact that it had been a Joss Whedon production, faded from my memory.

It wasn't till i got a chance to watch the DVD's that I realized that I had been blessed to witness one of the funniest moment on television without knowing it. I never forgot the scene I saw that night, nor the first words I EVER heard utter by a Firefly character...

"If you take sexual advantage of her, you’re going to burn in a very special level of Hell...a level they reserve for child molesters, and people who talk at the theater."


All hail the mighty Joss, for making my night, and making this show!

*************
Morena and Nathan asked about the Mal and Inara dynamic:

Morena: Who knows where this relationship is going.

Nathan: If I had my druthers, if we ever hook up I hope it’s on my death bed.

Morena: You don’t want to kiss me, do you?

Nathan: I do. But not for the sake of the show.

Morena: Good answer.
*************
*sigh* even adorable off screen...


Yeah, "Our Mrs. Reynolds" was probably one of my favorite episodes, too. The "special hell" that Book mentions made me laugh pretty hard, too. I laughed harder after the pause and then he says, "and people that talk in the theater." Then he pops back around the corner and says, "A special hell." and runs off. LOL! Definitely one of the many great moments the TV series had.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006 1:45 PM

SHROUDED


What made me fall in love with the show... -sigh- Well. I saw the episodes on DVD first.

The line that got me hooked?

"Because we are so - very - pretty. Weare just too pretty for God to let us die."

Yep.

Of course, the chinese was an added plus for me. It was new, it was hip, and... it's just fun to curse in a foreign language people don't normally learn in high school, so no one knows what it means.

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When you can't run, you crawl, and when you can't do that you sit still and watch episodes of Firefly.

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Sunday, August 20, 2006 12:38 AM

RUCHIK


i actually watched the movie before the series, because i didnt know that the movie was based off of a series. the opening scenes were interesting, but what really got me hooked and make me think to myself "i have to find out more about this series" was when the serenity is flying into the world for the bank heist, and the panel flies off the ship and mal goes "what was that?"

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006 12:54 PM

HEWHOKICKSALOT

It takes all kinds to make the world go ‘round. Unfortunately, some are pedaling in the wrong direction...


Mal: What was that? Did the primary buffer panel just fall off my ship for no gorram reason?

Wash: This landing is gonna get pretty interesting.

Mal: Define "interesting."

Wash: Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?

Mal: Just get us on the ground.

Wash: That part'll happen pretty definitely.

I was hooked from there. I had never seen Firefly, and I missed Serenity in the theater, though I'd greatly wanted to go. When I finally rented the movie and saw that opening scene, I knew I'd found a universe for me. I love finding different ways of saying the same old thing, and the Firefly/Serenity 'verse does just that. The relationships between the characters are fantastic, whether they are positive or otherwise.

Rob

"...and she was all... articulate!"

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Friday, August 25, 2006 7:11 AM

BORNTOFLY


What moment FIRST made me fall in love with the show? Well, the first episode I ever saw was about 85% of 'Our Mrs. Reynolds'. Caught it by accident, as I was meant to be in bed. Firefly showed at 12:30am Monday night/Tuesday mronings in Australia... I was 15...

I knew I LIKED this show. I knew I wanted more.

Bought Firefly on DVD as soon as I found it at the wonderful JB-HIFI. By the end of 'Serenity' (the ep.) I was in love. But no singular moment did it for me. Lots and lots of little ones.

When Mal, Jayne and Zoe are walking back from Badgers, there is a street vendor at a barbeque. The sign reads 'Real Dogs'. I paused it right then and stared at it for a good 5 minutes.

Kaylee's "Your comin' with us" to Book.

Kaylee eating the strawberry.

Everything revolving around Kaylee getting shot.

That crane shot of River in the cryo box.

Jaynes dissapointment as he says "I was gonna get me an ear too.."

Wash and his Dino's!

Mal:"Well, we may not have parted on best terms. I realize certain words were exchanged, also certain bullets."

Mal: "One of those will feed a family for a month. Longer if they don't like their kids too well.". The funny (or not...) thing is, he is sorta serious about it....

I won't keep goin, if I do I'll never stop.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006 5:29 AM

WHATMONTHISIT


I'm one of those people who didn't get to see Firefly until it was on DVD, more specifically, internet download before I bought my first Firefly DVD.

It was the opening theme that did it for me, I feel in love with it instantly.

Huh choo-shung tza-jiao duh tzang-huo!

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Friday, September 8, 2006 5:26 PM

TWITCH


I'm one of those who saw the movie, unaware there was a series, then saw the series (then cried inside when I knew there was no more to be had.)

Keep in mind I didn't know what the movie was when I saw it. I got it as part of a two-pack with Chronicles of Riddick. (FWIW, the blurb on the back of the movie case didn't really do justice to the movie... I thought it was going to be a SF space opera hack flick. BOY I WAS WRONG!)

So was there "a moment"? Yes and no. There were things that drew me. The fact that they were short on cash and down on luck helped. It was an every person's movie. (Hey, I'd take a crew slot on Firefly any day!) The fact that the captain bawls out his engineer and she reminds him she'd asked for new parts six months ago and he'd forgotten. (I'm an engineer of sorts, and can relate.)

If I had to pick a moment when the hook set and the barb took, it had to be when the crew was getting into the Mule (the floaty Mule). Two lines just got me:

Mal: If anything should happen to her, anything at all, I swear to you - I will get very choked up. Honestly. There might even be tears.

Simon to River: It's ok to leave these people to die.

Even so it was a gradual thing... that took all of about fifteen minutes. By the end of the movie I was thoroughly hooked and needing more. By the end of the special features I'd placed my Amazon order for the series DVDs. By the end of the series...

>Sigh<

Take me out to the black.
Tell them I'm not coming back.


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Sunday, September 10, 2006 3:20 AM

EDIBLESPREAD


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Sunday, September 10, 2006 4:57 AM

JOSSISAGOD


Quote:

Originally posted by ediblespread:
I dont like Jayne so far though.

Oh, and now I want to be something that doesnt even exist as a job :( I want to be a firefly engineer or design a star-ship engine as pretty as that one. Is there any canon to what it actually runs on?



Jayne gets MUCH better as the series goes on. As for the cannon engine, Check Twiztv.com for the Firefly shooting scripts, the person who wrote the scripts for the site says that they are the original scripts unchanged.

Fe'nos Tol
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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:52 PM

ASORTAFAIRYTALE


I actually didn't start the obsession with the movie like so many of you guys, in fact the first episode I saw was Out Of Gas a few months back. I don't know what it was exactly about it that made me think "Wow this show RULES!!" But that was pretty much my initial reaction. I ended up watching the entire series and the movi in less than two months. And yeah, I realize that that wasn't really a great story....

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"It's always too late when you've got nothing..."


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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 6:56 AM

GRRARGH


My first post! Not really sure how these things work....

It was all about Wash and the dinos for me. Specifically "oh God, why,God."

After that it was just one moment after another.

"It is my very favorite gun."

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 6:22 PM

RAVENHAIR


Quote:

Originally posted by Vicomte:
For me, it was about two minutes into my first experience with Firefly. In The Train Job, after Mal and Lund have their exchange, when Lund says, 'Now what are you going to do about it?' and Mal replies, 'Nothin'. I just wanted you to face me so she could get behind you.'

That's when I realized that these were my kind o' people.



I distinctly remember watching this scene for the first time almost two years ago and thinking, "Wait, did the Captain just set him up for the Woman to knock him out? - Awesome."

*****
Mal:We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006 9:58 PM

MAZAEN


I think I liked firefly when I saw the firefly and all the pretty colours and they were flying into a planet at high speed. I think this was one of the first episodes.

I also like the part where the doctor asks Kaylee what she is doing and she says "Crime".

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Monday, September 25, 2006 1:46 PM

GARBAGECANMUSIC


This post isn't anything new (in fact, there's a few people that I share the EXACT same moments with here on this list...)

There were all these little moments that got me hooked on the show....

But when Mal first sees Serenity in the end of OoG, I just sat there in the dark after the episode ended, fully in love with the show and the characters thinking, "This is the best show ever. EVER."

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Monday, September 25, 2006 2:02 PM

LADYSINGS


Quote:

Originally posted by Stubbs:
it was when i saw a tv spot for serenity back in october 2005. it looked so great- a down and dirty sci fi opera with humour and great effects as well as characters who you know can be related to. it also had killer lines such as

and

'faster, faster, faster would be better!'



....isn't it funny that this line wasn't scripted? Joss said in the commentary that he told Nathan to just make up some line that would sound "Mal-ish" and that's what Nathan came up with. Then Joss had the thought, "I should have just let the actors write it for me." lol

"Well ya know, we studied bludgeoning in the academy first year but by the time you graduate, you just forget everything. I'm a bad cop." ----Laurence Dobson

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Monday, September 25, 2006 10:41 PM

BRYS


I actually saw the movie first. But it was only a few minutes in which made fall in love with it. When the Operative says "Stop. Backtrack. Stop", followed by the whole scene introducing him, which was just brilliant. And then it was that good the whole way through. So immediately after seeing the film (about 5 times) I had to go and watch the whole of the series.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 1:30 AM

DONCOAT


Hi and welcome, Brys. I don't think we've crossed trails on the board yet, so, glad to meet you!

You know, I've never heard anybody mention that scene of the movie as their "hook" before. I'm a long-timer (saw Firefly's first run on TV) so to me it was an introduction to the movie's "bad guy", not to the whole 'verse. It was, of course, powerful since Joss uses that scene to show us very clearly just how ruthless the Operative is going to be.

You know, I sometimes worry that the "fall on the sword" scene is just too shocking an introduction for those who've never seen Firefly. Your comments make me feel a bit less worried about that.


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I'm pointin' right at it!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006 11:18 AM

TOBEDOG


I first watched the BDM and had to check out the series.

I loved the part when Mal told Jayne he couldn't take grenades with them. While being chased, Jayne looked at Mal and said, "It'd be nice if we had some grenades right about now!"

After that I was hooked for life.





"Six men came to kill me one time. The best of 'em carried this. Its a Killhan Full-Bore Auto Lock, customized trigger, double-cartridge thorough-gage. It is my very favorite gun."

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 2:36 PM

YESMYNAMEISKALI


i saw the movie first... so, the part i LOVED was when the operative says "stop" and walks through the hologram.

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"See, I've secretly been kind of a fan of me for some time now. I've seen everything I've ever done. I'd love to meet me, but I'd probably just stare and not be able to say anything witty or anything." -- Joss Whedon

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:03 PM

FWBBROWNCOAT


I gotta say as well, the moment that Mal walks on to the ship, shoots Dobson, and just is that quick about it, I was hooked!

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all." - Malcolm Reynolds

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:55 PM

PEULSAR5

We sniff the air, we don't kiss the dirt.


The Train Job when the Sheriff says
"When someone learns about a situation like ours, then he has a choice to make" (or something like that)

Mal: "I don't believe he does."

It was over after that.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 3:56 PM

BROWNCOATJIM


I was a very very late convert to Firefly, wanting to watch the series before I watched the movie, and honeslty, the movie intrigued me opnly becuase Gina and Morena are just so damn gorgeous!

I got a copy of the pilot episode in a hollywood video and withing 15 minutes, I was wearing a brown coat! it hooked me that fast! And now there is just no looking back!




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