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Firefly in USA Today

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Friday, April 11, 2003 5:44 AM

MOOSE


Saw this article in today's USA Today:

>>(USA Today April 11, 2003) Section E pg 1

Bright possibilties for Whedon’s “Firefly”

Firefly may be grounded, but it’s not quite ready to be scrapped.
Created by Joss Whedon(Buffy the Vampire Slayer), this Western-in-space spectacular was canceled by Fox this winter after a mere half-season’s run. Whedon, however, remains committed to the show’s possibilities-and hurt by it’s quick demise.
“I still haven’t given up on Firefly,” he says,”which may seem strange since its been off the air for months. If I can find a new home for Firefly, TV or movies or any damn thing,it will soften the blow.”
While he works for a revival, he at least has found a temporary home for two of the show’s stars. Gina Torres, who was Firefly’s first mate, has begun a run on WB’s Angel as the show’s “big bad,” Jasmine. And Nathan Fillion, who played the captain, starts a five-episode guest stint Tuesday on UPS’s Buffy. He plays Caleb, a cleric servant of “The First.”
“They’re very different roles,” Whedon says.”Gina gets to be all pretty, so she’s happy. And Nathan gets to be evil, so he’s having a ball.”
Whedon also may have found a home for Firefly on DVD. Fox is planning to release the show on disc in widescreen format, probably in December. Whedon is expected to provide commentary as he did for Buffy and Angel.

-Robert Bianco <<

(any typos are my own)


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Friday, April 11, 2003 6:19 AM

MARKUZR


Sooooooooooooooooooperb!!!

Is it December yet????


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Friday, April 11, 2003 6:54 AM

SUCCATASH


I looked for the article on USA Today online. Couldn't find it. Does anyone know the link to this article?

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Friday, April 11, 2003 7:25 AM

MOOSE


It was in the print newspaper. I couldn't find it on-line either.

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Friday, April 11, 2003 9:16 AM

ALEXANDRIA


eeeeek!!! this makes me very happy! especially the fact that it was in USA today and not just an internet news place! yeah for firefly publicity!!! well, I think we all know what we'll be asking for this x-mas!

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Friday, April 11, 2003 9:34 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!

I can't wait! This is great news.

Thanks for posting this!

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


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Friday, April 11, 2003 10:43 AM

ALCHEMY


I found the link to this article here:

www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20030411/5062282s.htm

The page comes up it says movies, scroll down to the section just below it says television, the article is there.

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Friday, April 11, 2003 10:47 AM

SUCCATASH


How did you find that link? I looked and looked. Anyway, THANKS for the link. I'm really glad to know this is for real.

YEEE HAWWWW!!

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Friday, April 11, 2003 10:52 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


Quote:


“I still haven’t given up on Firefly,” he says,”which may seem strange since its been off the air for months. If I can find a new home for Firefly, TV or movies or any damn thing,it will soften the blow.”



I wonder how serious he is about he "any damn thing" part. FIREFLYFANS.NET is available to host whatever he writes.

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Friday, April 11, 2003 10:57 AM

ALCHEMY


I went to the main page of USA Today's web page and there is a section on the left side that says print edition, click on today, then went to the life section, click on page 2, and then the article that said movies.

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Friday, April 11, 2003 3:33 PM

LORA


Thank you. Thank you! THANK YOU! (I jump for joy.)

"Is there any way I'm gonna get out of this with honor and dignity?" Zoe, War Stories

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Friday, April 11, 2003 4:59 PM

SARAHETC


I knew it! This story is not over! Not by a damn sight.

Hey, Lora! Did you see the great pic I got of you?

Sarah

I'm a dying breed who still believes, haunted by American dreams. ---Neko Case

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Friday, April 11, 2003 5:15 PM

GTHING


Maybe I can finally have something better than my collection of episodes recorded on tape. My copy of "War Stories" is a disgrace. The channel from which I recorded it needs some Browncoats on its staff.

Excerpt from My Genre Geek Resume:
~huge Odyssey 5 fan (despite its cancellation)
~dangerously obsessed with BtVS and Angel
~former Andromeda fan

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Friday, April 11, 2003 5:55 PM

LORA


Sarahetc, I have not seen any pictures from Atlanta. Probably because I haven't been to the Fox site in a while. I'll go check it out tomorrow -- Husband-mine is calling me to bed.

"Is there any way I'm gonna get out of this with honor and dignity?" Zoe, War Stories

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 10:26 AM

GLYDER


That all sounds very encouraging. I live in England, what do you think the chances are of an eventual DVD release over here? At least with it being shown on the Sci Fi channel there'll be some justification for them to bother releasing it here, but its only a smallish cable channel so maybe they wouldnt think there'd be enough interest for it. Plus, if it does get a UK release, what chances that it would have the same bonus material (commentries etc) which we're hoping to see on the US release should it happen?!

Ooh, so many questions, so long to wait for answers!

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 3:54 PM

SUCCATASH


How do Region settings work? U.S. DVD's won't play in England? I'm a little confused. Sarahetc threw me off earlier, and I haven't quite recovered, my apologies for sounding stupid.


[Head ringing in confusion]

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Monday, April 14, 2003 8:19 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


this would qualify for the monkey chair dance of joy!!

"I'm still flyin'...that's enough." ~ Mal

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Monday, April 14, 2003 1:34 PM

WILLIAM


Oh ! I can't wait to get my boxset !

I live in the U.K, but I'll be getting the dvd's as soon as they are released in the U.S.
For those in the U.K who want to purchase the Firefly dvd boxset. All you need is a multi-region dvd player. You can probably get one pretty cheap one if you look around the internet. As for actually buying the dvd boxset, you should try www.dvdconcept.com or www.play.com

DVD's released in different countries are encoded differently. The U.S DVD is region 1... the U.K is region 2.


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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 11:39 AM

TRAGICSTORY


I wonder if he will make any comments about how Fox handled the airing of his show?

"Societies are supported by human activity, therefore they are constantly threatened by the human facts of self-intrest and stupidity." --Peter Berger

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 3:40 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


Quote:

Originally posted by TragicStory:
I wonder if he will make any comments about how Fox handled the airing of his show?



I doubt if Joss would. He has been dealing w/ Networks long enough to know not to point out their obvious short comings, especially if he may have to work w/ them again in the future.

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


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Sunday, December 24, 2017 1:59 PM

MOOSE


Ah, found a print copy.



The Dark times of Firefly...after the "hiatus" but before the DVDs.
Any news was a bright shining beacon of hope.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017 3:04 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Ah, found a print copy.



The Dark times of Firefly...after the "hiatus" but before the DVDs.
Any news was a bright shining beacon of hope.

Ahhhhh, the advances of technology.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Sunday, December 24, 2017 6:03 PM

MOOSE


Same to you and yours.

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