FIREFLY EPISODE DISCUSSIONS

favorite episode?

POSTED BY: JERRY111
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Saturday, April 3, 2004 3:13 PM

JERRY111


Mine would have to be "Serenity."


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Saturday, April 3, 2004 3:49 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Almost impossible to say. But, if tortured by Niska to reveal my favorite I guess I would have to say Objects in Space.

But, then again, every time I watch Serenity or Out of Gas or War Stories...well, you get the idea.

When I wrote the review for my webpage I rated each episode on a scale of 1-5 stars, and seven of them got 5 stars - Serenity, Bushwacked, Our Mrs. Reynolds, Out of Gas, War Stories, The Message, and Objects in Space, with a stipulation that I would have liked to rate OiS higher if I hadn't already set the limit at 5.




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Saturday, April 3, 2004 3:51 PM

ARCBEATLE


JaynesTown, Hands down. (or up, preferitably)

People only beleive somehting if it's in a movie

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Saturday, April 3, 2004 4:34 PM

TIMBOBB


It depends. It changes everytime I watch the series.

We got to go to the crappy town where I'm a hero.

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Saturday, April 3, 2004 4:57 PM

MALSDOXY

I know what did this...


I'm just so happy to see someone else really liked Bushwhacked...it got the lowest rating on this site...I thought it was a great character study of Mal...

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Saturday, April 3, 2004 5:03 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by MalsDoxy:
I'm just so happy to see someone else really liked Bushwhacked...it got the lowest rating on this site...


That's hard to believe, Bushwacked is excellent. My lowest rated ones would be Shindig and Heart of Gold, but I gave both of them 3½ stars, as low as I rated any of them.




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Saturday, April 3, 2004 5:40 PM

BROOKIE


I've spent much time debating this with myself, i have watch each episode at least twice so this is obviously frustating.

I would give the episodes (based on a 1-5 scale, where 5 is the best):

Serenity: 5
The Train Job: 5
Bushwacked: 4
Shindig: 4.1
Safe: 4.4
Our Mrs. Reynolds: 5
Jaynestown: 4.6
Out of Gas: 5
Ariel: 5
War Stores: 4.9
Trash: 5
The Message: 4.9
Heart of Gold: 3.7
Objects in Space: 5

So i gave seven episodes a 5 and only one below a four. It is really tough to decide, i love them all so dearly.

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Sunday, April 4, 2004 2:38 AM

MUTT999


Tough question, love 'em all. But have to go with "Ariel".

"That's the buffet table....."

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Wednesday, April 7, 2004 7:41 AM

RHOETUS


It would have to be "Our Mrs. Reynolds" because of Jayne trying to trade Vera for Mrs. Reynolds.... It is my very favorite gun.
...no wait...its "Jaynestown" cause of Mal saying "You wanna tell me why there's a statue of you here lookin' at me like I owe him somethin'?"


Okay maybe I just like the interaction between the two charactors...


"I call it Vera."

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Wednesday, April 7, 2004 7:58 AM

EST120


My ratings (based on the standard 5 star scale):
Serenity: 4.5
The Train Job: 5
Bushwacked: 3.5
Shindig: 4
Safe: 3
Our Mrs. Reynolds: 4.5
Jaynestown: 3.5
Out of Gas: 5
Ariel: 4
War Stores: 4
Trash: 4.5
The Message: 5
Heart of Gold: not watched yet
Objects in Space: 4

of the ones that got 5 stars, i would choose Out of Gas as my favorite. i am a little biased because when the show as on Fox, Out of Gas was the first and only episode i got to see. still, i liked it the most because it is a well written story, edited well and shot very well too. i really liked how the story flows and how the segments connect together. great job, technically.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2004 8:11 AM

MELEAUX


to ask which episode is your favorite and then rate them predominatly 5 stars is not really answering the question.
how about listing them in descending order of favoritness?
1 oog
2 serenity
3 trainjob
4 ariel
5 omr
6 message
7 war stories
8 trash
9 jaynestown
10 ois
11 safe
that is as of today- give me a week and it will all be shuffeled


She understands, she doesn't comprehend

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Wednesday, April 7, 2004 8:34 AM

KINGOFKOINS


1. Out of Gas
2. Serenity
3. Objects in Space
4. War Stories
5. The Message
6. Bushwhacked
7. Shindig
8. Our Mrs. Reynolds
9. Trash
10. Ariel
11. Safe
12. The Train Job
13. Heart of Gold
14. Jaynestown


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Wednesday, April 7, 2004 10:17 AM

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Well, I'm all right. - Mal


Out of gas. On imdb's scale of 1 to 10 (they don't have 0) I'd give it a 9, which I've given to only 25 movies on imdb (with only Fincher's Fight club and Attenborough's Gandhi getting 10s). I really like it that much.

BTW, when showing future FFFs my tapes (region 2 DVDs soon:)), would it be evil if I showed Oog last and said: "This is the last episode I'm gonna show you, it was written by Tim Minear - the guy who kills the characters on Angel."? :)
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Sunday, May 8, 2005 11:54 AM

KRYSTLE


it's got to be Objects in Space, i just love that episode. dont really know why but i do!

my second fave is Out Of Gas.

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Sunday, May 8, 2005 11:59 AM

RIVERGIRL


Quote:

Originally posted by Jerry111:
Mine would have to be "Serenity."



mine too but followed thisclose by Out of Gas

Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:16 AM

HWND


I'd give them all 5 except for Hearts Of Gold (3)which reminded me of The A-Team, and Objects In Space (4)

I'm amazed a show of such obvious quality got cancelled

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005 4:35 AM

STEVETHEPIRATE


Wow. Just realized I've never done this. May take a while.

1. Objects in Space
2. Out of Gas
3. Serenity
4. The Message
5. Trash
6. Jaynestown
7. Shindig
8. Our Mrs. Reynolds
9. War Stories
10. Ariel
11. Bushwhacked
12. The Train Job
13. Safe
14. Heart of Gold

OK, so it only took me a minute and a half. Doesn't mean much - I could come back in an hour and the list could be completely different.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 1:13 AM

TZIGONE


"Serenity" is probably my favorite. Right after that comes "Safe" because I am huge fan of River and Simon.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2005 6:28 AM

OPPYH


Jaynestown was my favorite, followed by Ariel. Although my favorite episodes are Jayne-centric, my favorite character is Simon.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:41 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Objects in Space for it's brilliant writing. Joss Whedon

Out of Gas for it's stunning directing. David Solomon

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:51 AM

FRAY101


Watching the series again now but still can't decide....

So I'm going to go with Serenity. As I've mentioned elsewhere I hadn't seen a single clip of the show before I bought the DVD. But that one episode was enough to convince me that I'd love the show. Some shows take a while to draw you in, this one had me hooked from the start.

But it's a credit to the writers, directors, actors (everyone!) that it's so gorram hard to pick a best or worst episode - it's so consistent.

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Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:11 AM

WEICHI


I will start of with my history as a recent recruit. Old friend of mine who shares many of my sensibilities highly recomended the show, bought it, watched it alone after the wife and child were asleep.

Now here is where I sound like a goram Fed spy - I did not love it at first. Maybe it was the solitary experience, I dont know, but I kept watching. The Chinese had an appeal for me and do not hand me over to the Reavers, I didn't hate it, I just was not quite getting it.

Then I saw "Our Mrs. R" and that was hilarious, but it also operated on other...levels, so I still withheld judgment.

But when a lone singer belted out the line "Jayne, the man they call Jayne", I realized that this was something special, suddenly I realized how well defined these characters were and I was totally hooked.

Looking back now after seeing each episode at least 3 times, I realize that "Serenity" and "Out of Gas" are the best episodes. But the question is favorite. "Vertigo" is Hitchcock's masterpiece, but that does not make it my favorite ("Rebecca" or "Strangers on a Train")

My favorite right now is "War Stories" there is something in for everyone - and I mean the cast.

Mal - dealing with Wash and Zoe, keeping Wash going under torture, introducing the real him, the classic brave/hero/coward moment of "No I dont"
Inara - doing some special companion work, the priceless look she gives Jayne when the Counselor leaves.
Jayne - the guilt of the apples, his most famous line...twice, his rational pessimism about rescue and nevertheless some real fine heroics
Book - Who is this guy!, a parable about kneecaps, and his droll pardoning of Simon "Son, I was there...
Wash - if I have to tell you 1.You have not seen it and 2. I'm talking too much, not really being the Zoe on this team.
Simon - maybe not so much for Simon fans, but he tries, good advice and classic gesture with "Just dont fiddle with it"
Kaylee - a little weak for Kaylee (thats why I have a soft spot for "Shindig") but she still is wonderfully unable to fight, and she flat out portrays the fear of River, and not a bad reaction herself to the Counselor.
River - Total coolness, short but pivotally sweet.
Zoe - She'd scare me from the otherside of the 'verse - simply awesome, great apple story, the checking out of the defenses on the first pass, cutting off Mishka (LOVE MISHKA)and making her choice - total warrior total leader.

Too long, I know, but there all great (least favs are Heart of Gold and Message (dont think it would have the power if the show had not been cancelled) so had to share my reasons. It is not the plots for me, its the folks.



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Thursday, May 19, 2005 5:26 AM

FANTASTICLAUGHINGFAIRY


I love Out of Gas, but Serenity is also great -coz I got the DVD's it was the first one I ever watched and it just blew me away. JaynesTown, and Trash were also great and Our Mrs. Reynolds was HI-larious. Oh, I just loved 'em all really! WOOHOO! GO FIREFLY!

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 7:50 PM

0REAVER0


I really enjoy all the episodes like everyone else who will read this but i have to say "objects in space" because of the photography during the first ten minutes. With river walking around and her amazing perception/reallity that the veiwer gets firsthand also the shots taken are just beautiful (i.e the shot of river picking up the stick and all the autumn leaves inside the ship )its amazing this sho got cancelled so prematurely

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 10:37 PM

AMYGDALA


Would have to say 'Safe'. It's just this simple little story, but it loses nothing every time you watch it. And it has some of the most beautiful scenes in the whole series - River dancing with the townsfolk, her apology to Simon for what she's become, and the "Time to go" scene at the end.

Tied at second: 'Out of Gas', 'Objects in Space'.

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Sunday, June 5, 2005 11:49 PM

SPIROGYRA


In order from favorite to least favorite

1) Ariel
2) War Stories
3) Our Mrs. Reynolds
4) Out Of Gas
5) Objects In Space
6) Shindig
7) The Train Job
8) Trash
9) The Message
10) Bushwacked
11) Serenity
12) Jaynestown
13) Safe
14) Heart Of Gold

Man. I love this show. Why was it cancelled?

My show is too pretty to die.

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Monday, June 6, 2005 2:38 AM

SUBGUY


No doubt about it.

"Out of Gas"



Captain Pete
"What can Brown do for you?"

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