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Thursday, July 15, 2010 9:31 PM

ETERNALD


I just had to post this so fans can see.



spotted this while visiting scrap yards.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010 11:27 PM

MICJWELCH


Are we about to launch another Ariel Ambulance project here?

"Always be yourself. Unless You suck." - Joss Whedon

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Friday, July 16, 2010 12:56 AM

MUTT999


If that's for real, it's a damn shame.



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Friday, July 16, 2010 4:14 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by micjwelch:
Are we about to launch another Ariel Ambulance project here?

That is the appropriate response, I'm thinkin'.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 5:50 AM

YELLOWJACKET


Someone buy it right now. I feel sick.


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Friday, July 16, 2010 6:00 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Get the phone number and address of that junkyard and then call the historic rescue squad from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum! www.nasm.si.edu/ They will save this early flying machine for posterity. This is as horrifying as throwing the Wright Brother's Kitty Hawk flyer in the trash.

The Mule at the premier of Serenity (2005). Notice that its wings have been clipped.
http://germancitygirl.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-Fan-Fest-02-70528705
http://germancitygirl.deviantart.com/art/Serenity-Fan-Fest-08-70528405


Mule before its wings were clipped. www.fireflyfans.net/sunroomitem.asp?i=19526


Own a Mule https://store.quantummechanix.com/MF-813-Flying-Mule-Studio-Scale-Repl
ica_p_99.html
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The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Friday, July 16, 2010 6:56 AM

IREMISST


Quote:

Originally posted by EternalD:
I just had to post this so fans can see.



spotted this while visiting scrap yards.



Gawd, what a day wrecker. That's just...sad.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 9:53 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
Quote:

Originally posted by micjwelch:
Are we about to launch another Ariel Ambulance project here?



That is the appropriate response, I'm thinkin'.





Gorram right it is!!!

It is just gut wrenching to see her lying upside down on a scrap heap.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 11:18 AM

YOSAFFBRIG

Aim to Misbehave


Quote:

Originally posted by EternalD:
I just had to post this so fans can see.



spotted this while visiting scrap yards.



I know it's probably not needed and I'm all the way in NH but if it's rescued and needs a place to stay to be worked on and live then my driveway is available. I mean that in a serious way. I live in NH and don't have to worry about neighbors wondering why there's a broken down vehicle in my yard...and I have a house big enough for Browncoats to come and work on it and stay...and I already have shindigs once a month. Man, I wish I could afford to just go and get it!
~Deb/Kessa/YoSaffBrig

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Friday, July 16, 2010 11:41 AM

BRONSONBB


Yeah, lets get it!
The west coast already has their `Versy vehicle. Now the East Coast needs ours!

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Friday, July 16, 2010 4:16 PM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Eternald, where exactly is this scrap yard?

If not post an address, then maybe take a Google Map snapshot.


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Friday, July 16, 2010 5:42 PM

SPACEBUMPKIN


That's not real, it can't be! ...right?
Soon as someone finds out where that scrapyard is, I'm bookin a bus. Or...uh..hitchin a ride from one of you...
That just ain't right! Or one mean joke if it's fake.

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Friday, July 16, 2010 6:03 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by SpaceBumpkin:
That's not real, it can't be! ...right?

Photoshop, IMO.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Saturday, July 17, 2010 3:19 AM

YOSAFFBRIG

Aim to Misbehave


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by SpaceBumpkin:
That's not real, it can't be! ...right?

Photoshop, IMO.


The laughing Chrisisall




It's how they found the Ariel Ambulance so it probably is the real deal.

I'm all for it getting to the East Coast. Can anyone give us the whereabouts of the junkyard, the price of the vehicle and the size so we can figure out the cost of getting it, renting a trailer, and finding someone to move it??? At least then we would have a goal to work towards.

SHINDIGS! "It's what I do, Darlin'" ~Kessa
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Saturday, July 17, 2010 4:54 AM

RIVERGIRL22


where is this?

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 5:43 AM

OUT2THEBLACK


Quote:

Originally posted by micjwelch:
Are we about to launch another Ariel Ambulance project here?




Well , it IS Launch Day...Apollo 11 departed for the Moon , the frickin' Moon , July 16th , 1969.

Maybe the coincidence means something ?

I'm willing to pony up some Alliance credits if we can grab this...Getting towed out to the scrap belt , that ain't us !


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Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:10 AM

MIKEDINMD


If needed, we would offer up our non-profit status to get access to the Mule if needed.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 10:11 AM

BRONSONBB


Ok, does anyone here know who 'Eternald' is so we can learn this stuff from him/her?

I'm still serious about getting that mule.

Universal made three of them for filming, right?

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 3:55 PM

MIKEDINMD


BRONSONBB I sent him/her a message. I'm serious about helping. I would be happy to have our non-profit Big Damn Fan Films, Inc, support the cause in any way we can.

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Saturday, July 17, 2010 5:18 PM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


Looks like EternalD joined FFF.net just before posting the pic. Always nice to have new people. I hope *AFGNCAAP comes back soon.


*Ageless, Faceless, Gender-Neutral, Culturally Ambiguous, Adventure Person.

Anyone who finds a hovercraft in a junkyard IS an adventurer.


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Saturday, July 17, 2010 7:41 PM

BRONSONBB


I've called a couple people I know out in CA.
Maybe we can find her without EternalD.

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Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:17 AM

LAPZOD


That's awesome yet heart breakingly sad at the same time :(

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Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:44 AM

TDBROWN


I'm thinkin' this is a Hoax. The Mule is still part of the Universal Tour, last I heard, and this appears to be Photoshopped. Look at the tire in the left foreground of the photo. Seems disproportionally large, donchathink? Also, I have little faith in something posted by a one-time visitor. Should it prove to NOT be a hoax, I will do all I can to help. But for now... I say it ain't so.

"Might have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one." -Mal

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Sunday, July 18, 2010 5:44 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


If it was NOT a hoax, “EternalD” would have posted the name of the junkyard. Or at least the town where it's located. Or something from the pattern: “Who, What, When, Where, Why?”

If it IS a hoax, “EternalD” might eventually get around to posting an address for a real junkyard and sending Browncoats on a snipe hunt. I love junkyards -- I'd go if I lived in Southern California even if it was a wild-goose-chase because I might find some shiny hood ornament for my '88 Saab 900 turbo convertible.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity", where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Sunday, July 18, 2010 6:29 AM

BRONSONBB


Again, I think there were maybe three mules.

The one on the Universal tour was the one on the flatbed truck armature. They had at LEAST one more for the close in shots of the BDHs climbing in to get to the heist and for the shot of Zoe parking it.

There might have been another for the barn swallow scene.

Anyway, the one on the armature and the one taken on premiere tours are different ones.



Regardless, it doesn't belong in the trash!

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Monday, July 19, 2010 9:54 AM

QMXANDY


Hi folks –

As soon as I saw this post over the weekend I reached out to our friends at Universal, letting them know we'd be more than happy to acquire (and restore) the Mule if they no longer wanted it. I'm very sure we could have found space in our warehouse.

But I've been told by The Powers That Be they are not getting rid of the Mule.

So, not sure what this is a picture of, but I've made it clear to Universal should they ever want to get rid of the Mule (any version), we should take it off their hands.

Just thought I should pass this latest along.


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Monday, July 19, 2010 11:52 AM

MUTT999


Good looking out QMxANDY! And thanks for the info!



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Monday, July 19, 2010 2:09 PM

PENNAUSAMIKE


Hoax?

Or a prop that slipped through the system and was discarded?



We need more than one source to confirm or deny.



And, I would add, all those who were ready to send some cashy-money along to recover the BDM Mule,

might want to consider sending it to the fine folks of the Ariel Ambulance Rescue Group.

http://www.arielambulance.org/

The Ariel Ambulance is a major prop acquisition already in fan-hands.

They just need some money and fan labor to continue the restoration.



Mike

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 3:40 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


Quote:

Originally posted by pennausamike:
Hoax?

Or a prop that slipped through the system and was discarded?

We need more than one source to confirm or deny.





Agreed. No doubt there was more than one mule and even if there is still one on the Universal tour, this could be one that was unwanted or got tossed without the proper notice.

We need confirmation one way or the other. Hopefully Eternal will come back, if not we may need to reach out to Akin and the Ariel Ambulance people. Stands to reason if the Mule is in a scrap yard it may have wound up in the same one as the ambulance or one close by.

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Monday, August 16, 2010 8:21 PM

ETERNALD


I offered this up to the AA guys.
This is not a hoax or photoshop.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 3:13 AM

PIZMOBEACH

... fully loaded, safety off...


Quote:

Originally posted by BronsonBB:
Again, I think there were maybe three mules.

The one on the Universal tour was the one on the flatbed truck armature. They had at LEAST one more for the close in shots of the BDHs climbing in to get to the heist and for the shot of Zoe parking it.

There might have been another for the barn swallow scene.

Anyway, the one on the armature and the one taken on premiere tours are different ones.



Regardless, it doesn't belong in the trash!



I'm 99% sure it wasn't p-shopped. The shadows match and pixel densities match + the angle would have had to have been almost on the floor and then flipped - an odd one.

Interesting thrusters? protruding from underneath - don't see those on the other photos.




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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 3:28 AM

INVADERCHAT


Could it possibly have been someone trying to build a replica? And then running out of time, money, resources, having to move or simply giving up?

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:09 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


bumped for another thread looking for this, methinks.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:17 PM

THGRRI

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Thursday, October 9, 2014 8:28 AM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
http://signal.serenityfirefly.com/mmx/




Does one of the episodes address the where abouts of the mule ?

Or are you pointing out that The Signal is itself now on the junk pile ?


Only podcast I really followed, or tried to follow.


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Thursday, October 9, 2014 11:10 AM

THGRRI


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
http://signal.serenityfirefly.com/mmx/




Does one of the episodes address the where abouts of the mule ?

Or are you pointing out that The Signal is itself now on the junk pile ?


Only podcast I really followed, or tried to follow.




They said this season was it for them so when I came across the link accidently, I decided to throw it onto a discussion and see if something sticks. I guess it did.






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Monday, June 6, 2016 1:44 PM

THGRRI


Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
http://signal.serenityfirefly.com/mmx/




Does one of the episodes address the where abouts of the mule ?

Or are you pointing out that The Signal is itself now on the junk pile ?


Only podcast I really followed, or tried to follow.




They said this season was it for them so when I came across the link accidently, I decided to throw it onto a discussion and see if something sticks. I guess it did.







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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:30 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by BrownCoat1:
Quote:

Originally posted by pennausamike:
Hoax?

Or a prop that slipped through the system and was discarded?

We need more than one source to confirm or deny.





Agreed. No doubt there was more than one mule and even if there is still one on the Universal tour, this could be one that was unwanted or got tossed without the proper notice.


none of this could happen without proper notice. It's not like it is 75 copies of THE FILM Serenity, getting destroyed, and they claim it was "an accident" that they sent it to be destroyed.
Quote:


We need confirmation one way or the other. Hopefully Eternal will come back, if not we may need to reach out to Akin and the Ariel Ambulance people. Stands to reason if the Mule is in a scrap yard it may have wound up in the same one as the ambulance or one close by.

__________________________________________
Holding the line since December '02!



Richmond, VA & surrounding area Firefly Fans:

http://www.richmondbrowncoats.org

X.O. / Battalion O.I.C.



http://76thbattalion.homestead.com/index.html

http://76thbattalion.proboards.com



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Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:39 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by BronsonBB:
Again, I think there were maybe three mules.

The one on the Universal tour was the one on the flatbed truck armature. They had at LEAST one more for the close in shots of the BDHs climbing in to get to the heist and for the shot of Zoe parking it.

There might have been another for the barn swallow scene.

Anyway, the one on the armature and the one taken on premiere tours are different ones.



Regardless, it doesn't belong in the trash!


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