What's new

Possible Firefly dvd release..... (1 Viewer)

Jeff Kleist

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 4, 1999
Messages
11,267
Yes, we knew it last year when Tim Minear said "Every episode we produce will make it to the DVD" :)

It was good to hear they're actively discussing however, I hope we get the nice leather book style packaging I asked for
 

LarryDavenport

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Nov 15, 1999
Messages
2,973
I hope there will be a summary of the episodes that weren't filmed so we know what would have happened to the charcters.
 

Jeff Kleist

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 4, 1999
Messages
11,267
There are no episodes that weren't filmed that were scripted

Fox still has 3 in the can, 3 episodes that they knew would be the last
 

Adam Lenhardt

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2001
Messages
24,733
Location
Albany, NY
Yup, unlike the Farscape debacle, Fox ordered the last two additional episodes as just the two so the production team could see the writing on the walk and took steps accordingly.

Besides, the show wasn't designed as an epic arc type show. You can pick up and leave Serenity at anytime and still get some enjoyment out of it. One of the reasons I fell in love with Firefly when I never got into ME's vamp shows.
 

Jason Seaver

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jun 30, 1997
Messages
9,303
Yup, unlike the Farscape debacle, Fox ordered the last two additional episodes as just the two so the production team could see the writing on the walk and took steps accordingly.
Well, no. Fox did the initial 13-episode order (including the 2-hour "premiere"), then ordered 2 or 3 scripts, then ordered those scripts get put into production. Sure, by the time the last scripts were written, the ratings for the first couple of months were in and not good, but most of the folks involved seemed to truly think they'd have a chance to do more.

The difference is that this show wasn't terribly serial. It had elements that were introduced in one episode and followed up in others, but most episodes were very self-contained; it wasn't building to a big denoument.
 

Jeff Kleist

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 4, 1999
Messages
11,267
yeah, they had just started planting macrostory seeds (albeit a much more X-Files style Macrostory that gets picked up and left constantly, and probably would have had much more coherence) when they were canned
 

Travis_W

Supporting Actor
Joined
Aug 8, 2000
Messages
531
I'm going to pick this set up as a blind buy from all the good things I've heard. It's cool that the whole show will be collected in one package but you know...no more new episodes.
 

Adam Lenhardt

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Feb 16, 2001
Messages
24,733
Location
Albany, NY
then ordered 2 or 3 scripts, then ordered those scripts get put into production. Sure, by the time the last scripts were written, the ratings for the first couple of months were in and not good, but most of the folks involved seemed to truly think they'd have a chance to do more.
While they certainly took it as a sign of hope, a full season pickup would have been a reason to believe that they'd still be on. A two-three episode pickup is an obvious "look, we like you and all but you're on the bubble right now."
 

MatthewLouwrens

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2003
Messages
3,034
According to Hercules at Ain't It Cool


“Firefly,” Joss Whedon’s widely adored but very cancelled Foxnet space Western, is coming to a DVD player near you -- and it’s coming in fabulous widescreen!

No release date yet, but Fox Home Entertainment will be releasing. It sports the entire season, including the unaired eps, in 16:9 glory and, most likely, in the "correct" order. With lots of goodies.
Personally I haven't seen the show - it hasn't been aired in NZ - but I am eager to as I hear it is very good, and completely undeserving of cancellation..
 

Jeff Kleist

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 4, 1999
Messages
11,267
You'll have a FireFlantastic time with it!

*Pow! Jeff reveals his latest Jossian adjective that would have adorned an Eternal thread :frowning:*
 

Dan Rudolph

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2002
Messages
4,042
Does anyone know if ME has said this is supposed to be in widescreen? This show aired in full on sdtv (except the finale, which was wide, IIRC) and by the end of 2002, precedent was that it was okay for genre shows to be letterboxed.
 

Dominik Droscher

Supporting Actor
Joined
Sep 11, 2000
Messages
531
Dan, the show was always supposed to be widescreen. The "alternate pilot" that Fox demanded was shown in 16:9 but after the first ratings came in, Fox decided to go for Pan'n Scan. :rolleyes

I still hope there will be at some time someone who sees the potential and picks up the show. Very unlikely though. :frowning:
 

Mark_Wilson

Screenwriter
Joined
Jul 27, 2000
Messages
1,798
I've got most of the Eps in 16:9 from the Fox DTV broadcast. This includes eps that were aired in 4:3 on their analog channel.

I'm hoping for 5.1 too!
 

Chet_F

Supporting Actor
Joined
Mar 1, 2002
Messages
776
I'll say one thing and leave. I absolutely hate it when I get sucked into a great show such as this and the G&* D*MN studios cancel it. It just PISSES ME OFF!!! So they can take their DVD and shove it up their !!! Well, you get the point. I mean I thought it was a cruel joke when I heard someone make the comment about the show being cancelled. But I soon found out that it was true. Now I appreciate the fact that some if not many of you will enjoy what this series offers on DVD but I will not give a red cent to them $%@#$^#&*(^!! Sorry about the rant. I hope everyone enjoys the series. I surely did and that is why the post is what it is.

Chet
 

Jason Seaver

Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jun 30, 1997
Messages
9,303
Chet,

You understand, right, that doing this just means you (possibly) won't get to enjoy the three unaired episodes, won't give the studios the most direct feedback available that there's a market for more Firefly and works like it, etc? It's cutting off your nose to spite your face.

TV's a crapshoot, nowadays, for a new show starting out - there really doesn't seem to be a way to measure viewership accurately and cost-effectively. The best you can do with an imperfect system is to hope for the best and when the opportunity arises to directly compensate the people involved for your favorite shows, take it.

The folks at Fox & Mutant Enemy deserve my money for Firefly, and just because it didn't work out on Fox Broadcasting doesn't mean I'm going to deny either myself or them.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
349,140
Messages
4,869,760
Members
142,489
Latest member
Lucrin
Recent bookmarks
0
Top