Firefly 11/01

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  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    I think this episode the whole thing finally gelled. Everyone had good screen time, the A and B plot were both fun and we had a great Jossism

    "....but I got stabbed right here"
    "But you also managed to line up exciting new crime!"
    "There is that....."

    All in all, I'd call that sucessful. Hopefully the ratings will agree
     
  2. BrianShort

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    Well I'll do my best to contribute... it starts in 40 minutes here, AND I have a journal from Nielsen to fill out this week, so I'll be sure to mark it down. Unfortunately I wasnt home at 4pm, or I could have watched it twice on DirecTV [​IMG]
    Brian
     
  3. Robert Ringwald

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    Well, FOX must still have some hope.
    They've ordered 3 more episodes to be written.
    That makes 13, plus the 3, adding the total to 16.
    I guess they're a little pleased with the show, and the girl at FOX states that she's letting the show build an audience, and that was the idea from the beginning, at least they're giving it a shot.
    Can't wait to see if this one sticks around. I'm guessing at least 3/4ths a season 16/18 episodes or so. Hopefully a full season, and another season pickup.
    We can hope.
    Tonight's episode was really good. One of my favorites so far.
    Next week looks very good. [​IMG]
    This show keeps getting better and better.
    http://tv.zap2it.com/news/tvnewsdaily.html?28704
    www.zap2it.com
     
  4. Adam Lenhardt

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    This is most definitely my favorite show on television right now. And I don't like Whedon's Buffy shows either... but then it's not just one talent; we also have Tim Minear who graced many a wonderful X-Files episode, as well as Ben Edlund, a creative genius known for his own private work, like The Tick. Add a cast that has perfect chemistry, and a quirky sci-western setting and you have a damn great show.

    My favorite part was when River comes in to provide them a distraction, but no one gets what she was trying to do. The way she pulled off the one guy's accent and so on was just priceless. The best part was, I didn't know weither it was psychic or just from her listening to the conversations and drawing her own conclusions.

    I've gotta say, Jane Espenson really has a firm grasp on the characters... particularly Mal. The other guys tended to make him this all knowing type guy that would always get them through anything. It was nice to see a shortcoming, and it was played to the max.

    The shop talk between Kaylee and the noblemen at the party was priceless.

    And is it OK to say testicle on broadcast television?
     
  5. Jeff Kleist

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    Brian, the Joss thanks and blesses you for telling the Nielsens how much you enjoy Firefly [​IMG]
    Don't be shy about watching Buffy and/or Angel either [​IMG]
     
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    First time I finally caught a whole episode all the way through. Not too bad, if a bit slow to develop. I really like the western feel to the show. It's about time someone realized that space operas are just westerns with spaceships.
     
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    Yep, this show gets better and better.
    "Mercy is the mark of a great man"
    "Guess I'm just a good man"
    "Well, I'm all right"
    "You know, you didn't have to wound that man"
    "Yeah I know, I thought it was just funny"
    [​IMG]
     
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    I enjoyed the episode but I'm not sure I like the captain/companion angle (sorry, I forget their names). I've kinda had my fill of that relationship angle - the we care but can't speak sort of thing. I feel like that's been played out. Hopefully, they'll find away to keep it off that path.
     
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    I'd love to check out Buffy, but with DirecTV I dont get UPN or The WB [​IMG]
    Oh well...
    Great episode yet again though. Next weeks looks pretty intense.
     
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    Another fun night of Firefly. Want more Zoe, though! She is still one of my favorite characters but she has so much less screen time than her comrades. She has a great delivery and wit. Her bits with Jayne are always funny. Her best was a few weeks ago with "Jayne, your scaring the women" but last nights bit about still being able to "take him" after Jayne proposed she buy a slinky outfit was fun.

    The bowler wearing character...wasn't he the firestarter guy from X-Files? He looks very familiar.

    Phil
     
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    The better I get to know these characters the more fun the show is to watch. The one person I haven't warmed up to is the fugitive guy. With that one sour expression always on his face he looks like he would be more at home over on Six Feet Under where I would find him easy to avoid. Hopefully the authorities will catch up with him soon enough.

    A few pesky questions occur to me, like why would someone centuries in the future and way out in space have a British accent or why do virtual poolballs make more sense than real poolballs but these trivialities aside this universe becomes more interesting each week.
     
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    "Firefly" was fourth on FOX with a disappointing 2.8/5.

    John Doe did 3.8/7

    Again, not looking very good. Hopefully it'll be moved to Monday nights and fare better...
     
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    Sigh, we can only hope......
     
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    It was one of the best episodes yet and the characters are really starting to take shape. I've found myslef liking Jayne, even though I don't think that's the writer's intent.

    I really like the comedic blend that's starting to flow naturally. Just like in Buffy, and to a lesser extent Angel.
     
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    I wouldn't even mind it if they cut back the budget a bit to make it last on UPN. It's totally worth it to me.

    Just recycle shots of the ship seen in other episodes. (lol)
     
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    I get excited when I see Jane Espenson listed as the writer of any episode of a Whedon show. Espenson has a knack for clever dialog and "getting" at the core of the characters. This episode did not let me down.

    River's diversion was splendid (albeit wasted on the rest of the crew). Kaylee was splendid as well in her own ways. So just how long will they play the "will they or won't they" for Mal and Inara?

    Is it just me, or is some form of Chinese being used as a "universal" language that the character revert back to when they are stressed or exclamatory? When Kaylee says "shay shay" to Mal, I took it to mean "thanks" (in Chinese).
     

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