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Firefly 12/06/02

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jeff Kleist, Dec 6, 2002.

  1. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Another testament to the perfection of Lord Whedon certain to be ignored totally by the public at large


    LINE OF THE NIGHT

    "Stop! This is something the captain has to work out for himself!"
    :choke; No it's not :choke;
    "oh"
    BLAMBLAMBLAMBLAMBLAM
     
  2. Will_B

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    Saw it for the first time tonight; liked it. Basically it is Andromeda with slightly more realistic characters. If Star Trek Enterprise could take on a few qualities of this show I'd be a happy trek fan.
     
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    OMG! Never have I seen an hour of TV where they mixed so much LOL funny stuff in the face of torture and profit!

    The whole torture scene with Wash and Malcolm just flat out funny as hell.

    River's got mad skills with a pistol.

    Jayne having to go back to his cabin after seeing Inari's hook-up was quite humorous.

    Plus, the characterizations, showing Kaylee's flight impulse get the best of her, Book's resolve in conflict, Simon's philosophical conflict with such a venture, and Wash growing a pair.
     
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  5. Jeff Kleist

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    For the record, the show is virtually nothing like Andromeda [​IMG]
     
  6. Will_B

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    The husband of the woman appears to be virtually the same character as the light-haired youth on Andromeda.

    The woman appears to be the same character as the blonde woman on Andromedia - a tough fighter who had a previous involvement with the captain.

    That's about it for cloned characters, but then you've got the way they encounter slightly over the top villains and do the same sort of raids that Andromeda was known for, and there's more than a passing similarity.

    But I like the Western tint they've added to it, and the better variety of characters, and the less juvenile feel.
     
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  8. Michael Sliger

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    Will, I can see a few surface similarities between the Robert Hewitt Wolfe era of Andromeda and Firefly. But after you see a few more eps, I am sure that you will notice that the character depth and script writing are 5+ times more complex here in Joss Whedon's universe. We have only seen a few layers peeled from each member of this crew and I expect that the writers will have years of layers to expose if given a chance.

    And don't hold your breath on Enterprise tweaking its format to add more life to the show. Ever since the writing crew for DS9 had their hands slapped for adding some depth to Seasons 3 (IMHO, the best Trek season of all time) and 4, the franchise has been firmly held to a vanilla flavor with sprinkles of pointless titillation on top. Just watch Firefly to get your fill of the qualities which intrigue you. Believe us when we say that this show is getting better every week. Next week's episode was bumped up in airing order due to its quality, so expect to be blown away.
     
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    That Malcolm is one tough hombre. Good episode.
     
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    I missed the previous episode and am wondering what, if anything, was revealed about River's traumatic history. Do the 'mad gun skills' she demonstrated in tonight's episode reveal the purpose of her training/torture?

    This was easily my favorite episode of the season, and I've enjoyed them all (except the one I missed). Not too many shows can successfully incorporate a cheesy line, such as the one Jeff mentioned in his first post. Humor, violence, righteous ass-kickin', and sex of three different flavors: this episode had it all.
     
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    Patrick Sun wrote:
     
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    I'll be in my bunk.
    [​IMG]
     
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    Rex, please never torture me. Thank you. [​IMG]
    Best hour of television. Just wished we could have it every week and for a few more season. This episode had everything that makes Firefly great.
    "I'll be in my bunk."
     
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    Damn! I missed the first 45 minutes! I read the stuff about it going on hiatus and it never dawned on me that it would be on tonight. Is there any chance of a repeat anywhere in the known universe? On the outer rim? Please!
     
  16. Jeff Kleist

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    Unlikely till spring at least

    Try Internet downloads
     
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    Damn I love this show. The chemistry between all the characters is outstanding!

    I hope we see this on DVD whether it gets cancelled or not.

    Does anyone have the theme song in MP3?
     
  18. Dominik Droscher

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    2.4/4.0 overnight. Worst rating so far but after 3 weeks off air a better rating would have surprised even me. How was the advertising for Firefly? I heard a lot of complaints over at the official forums.
     
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    There were three Firefly promos during Fox's Wednesday night lineup (I accidentally caught one of them). Beyond the Watchit email campaign (http://fox.com/firefly/watchit/ ), there did not appear to be much promotion outside of the fanbase, which is what the series desperately needs. I am hoping that the mainstream media will start complaining about the violence and lesbian scenes from last night. That should drive the voyeuristic audience types to the show for the upcoming episodes. [​IMG]
     

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