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Firefly / Serenity

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by memphisto, 11 Apr 2006.

  1. memphisto

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    well rented serenity a coupld of weeks ago and found it to be a decent enough film although I had never seen firefly the film moved along swiftly and river kicked some serious behind. so all in all pretty pleased with a quite decent film.

    anyway move on 2 weeks and I have bought the series that pre dates the film Firefly. Have watched around the first 5-6 episodes so far and am enhoying it greatly.

    In a socisety bereft of decent TV at present I was quite surprised to find that this show was cancelled, as much like the late great SAAB it is pretty much great entertaining TV.


    just wondering if anyone else has watched it and how they found it ?
     
  2. Scam

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    I got suckered into watching Firefly and after the second episode i was hooked. It was a fantastic series in my opinion. This was right before Serenity came out, and i loved that too. (Didn't it get voted film of the year on Film 200x? :p)

    As i understand it Fox essentially trashed Firefly, advertising it as something it wasnt, showing episodes well out of order (they didnt even show the pilot first!) - basically they screwed Whedon over. Which is a great shame.
     
  3. Werewolf

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    I loved it, and was quite disapointed it got canned so fast :(
     
  4. DaveyD

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    Housemate religously watched it, then I watched the first two episodes and I was hooked! It's really annoying that it got cancelled before they even showed all of the first series on TV, but Serenity did very well as a big film I thought to keep the whole Firefly spirit alive.
     
  5. oldbag

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    Yeah, I enjoyed Serenity.

    Does anyone reckon there will be another series/film?
     
  6. memphisto

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    weel wasnt it solely based on the cult following that whedon managed to get the money together for the film ?

    if true then i guess another film / series would be possible and great to see if it happened.
     
  7. HighlandeR

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    Yeah something like that if it wasnt for the success of the firefly and cut fans and DVD sales, Serenity wouldnt have happen....

    And Since Serenity didnt do so well either its up to the DVD sales/fans again.... sure the DVD sales will count more!

    Joss originaly wanted to do 3 spin off films or continue the series so see what happens next if anything.

    Just like babylon5 the DVD sales have shown theres money to be made but since the last few pilots/films flopped even crusade there still skeptical.

    Things will get interesting shame Joss is busy doing wonderwoman the Spike film should have been top of list!
     
  8. oldbag

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    I remember the days when films were on video. You had to wait almost a year for a film to come out to even rent on video. These days, they're pretty much on DVD format to rent in a few months after they've had the cinema run.

    Sometimes I think that films are unfairly labelled as being a flop. On many occasions, this is probably due to people ripping the film off the Internet whilst it's in the cinema, or waiting for it to come out on DVD to copy/buy, etc, rather than paying money to go and see it in the cinema.

    There also are, however, very bad films being made. I can't remember a decent film I've seen recently, or indeed, any films i've wanted to see.
     
  9. binaryknight

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    i agree wit the previous posts, watched the film, got the series and was really saddened when i seen the last ep knowing that it was over, no more to see, really enjoyable series one of the best sci fi in my opinion.

    just like saab a truely great series that should never have been canceled
     
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  10. Memphis

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    Fantastic series and film. It does appear that any good sci-fi series just ends up being screwed over by the networks.
     
  11. Psypher5

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    I nearly cried at the end of firefly, probably due to watching them all in one go and lack of sleep but that doesnt matter!


    -APPARENTLY- there are 2 more films being made, and someone bought the rights off FOX for firefly and might be remaking /carrying it on. It's been shown on TV after a period of time too?

    IIRC. :/
     
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  12. binaryknight

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    got a source for the info on the 2 films?
     
  13. Psypher5

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    Ok I got mixed up with the sci-fi channel re-licencing the exsisting shows, fox won't sell the rights.

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds30578.html:
    And the films?:

    http://www.darkhorizons.com/news04/040716f.php



    Also a few bits on a second series:

    http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:3c13kSqOYdsJ:www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php%3Fcategory%3D0%26id%3D34383+firefly+fox+sell+rights&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=10

    http://www.fireflyseason2.com/index.asp


    *Thanks to Ja :) for the info"

    ~Psy

     
  14. Ja (:

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    Really hope that there is anouther series, i enjoyed it alot! Same view seems to be of anyone whos watched it.. which is why its so crazy they didnt make anymore episodes >.<

    And imo the film wasnt nearly as good as the tv series.
     
  15. iJedi

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    another ff fan here i bought it and watched it before the film was released on dvd which i then also bought and watched, great series and film, fingers crossed for the next two films
     
  16. ThriceNightly

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    serenity

    just watched serenity...amazing film. Imdb give it 8/10 and for once i agree with the rating.

    have not seen the firefly series but look forward to watching that too :)
     
  17. Psymonkee

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    Sorry to seem dim but whats SAAB? :)
     
  18. atpbx

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    I was underwhelmed by the series, in fact i only watched 3 episodes as i thought it was bobins.

    Serenity however, was better.
     
  19. Efour

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    Swedish Company that makes nice cars and Jet fighters? :)
     
  20. Takhisis

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    Space: Above And Beyond

    (or space up and above as my dad use to call it :) )