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I know we don't need another Firefly thread

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by zahc, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. zahc

    zahc Member

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    But it's SO good! I'm so happy to watch a positively pro-gun, pro self defense, pro libertarianism TV show.

    It just needed saying again. Go buy the box set.
     
  2. Herself

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    Oh, of course we needed another Firefly thread! The old one had quieted down.

    If the future looks like that, it won't be totally awful. At least there's still some looseness around the edges.


    --Herself
     
  3. zahc

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    One of my favorite parts is where one crew member is presented as ominously confronting Malcolm in the ship with what appears to be an assault rifle. Then he very gravely expresses that he wishes to trade it!:p

    Guns != violence, I love it.
     
  4. TexasRifleman

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    Yeah, but he's offering to trade it for a woman..... bad trade. I traded in some things for a wife once. Guess which I wish I'd kept......
     
  5. HankB

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    Yeah, but remember what Jayne was trying to trade his favorite rifle for?!?! :D

    edited to add: TexasSIGMan was just a little quicker on the ENTER key than I was.
     
  6. Herself

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    It would have served him right if Malcom had taken him up on the deal. It might've served Saffron right, too. Probably not, though.

    It was after that episode, I think, that Jayne offered his opinion that "girlfolk aren't to be trusted."

    He's right. We're not. Boyfolk ain't to be trusted either, though, not til ya know 'em!


    My husband points out that every time the crew pass up carrying a weapon, like on the Mudder's planet or when Mal won't let Jayne carry grenades in the movie, they end up wishing they had them. No guns = danger. Another good message!

    --Herself
     
  7. davek

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    Look what the mailman brought meeee last Wednesday. :neener:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. wingnutx

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    "that's why I never kiss 'em on the mouth"
     
  9. TexasRifleman

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    You can't beat us hardcore Firefly nerds to a thread can ya :D
     
  10. Razor

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    You just got one? Sheesh, newbie....:neener:

    :)


    Okay, who can ID all the firearms used in the episode "Heart of Gold"?
     
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  11. The Freeholder

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    Ah, but did you get the matching gloves?
     
  12. Silver Bullet

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    I posted this info over at APS, but I guess I can post it here, too.

    Firefly Easter Eggs and Scripts

    Some of this has been presented before, but now for your one-stop shopping pleasure I'm summarizing the eggs I know about plus the location of the Firefly theme song in Serenity.


    Firefly DVD set Easter egg
    1. Boot up Disk 4.
    2. Select “Special Features”.
    3. Highlight “Joss Sings the Firefly Theme”.
    4. Hit the DVD controller left arrow; the curly graphic on the left side of the screen should change from white to yellow.
    5. Hit the DVD controller Play key.

    Adam Baldwin sings “Hero of Canton”.


    Serenity DVD Easter egg
    1. Highlight “Bonus Materials”.
    2. Hit the DVD controller left arrow; the wedge on the right side of the screen (at the 9 o’clock position) will enable.
    3. Click the wedge.

    Some background info on how the Fruity Oaty Bar advertisement was created.


    Firefly theme on Serenity DVD
    I've read people were disappointed that the theme song from the Firefly series doesn't show up in Serenity. Actually, it does. At the end of the credits at the end of the movie, the movie theme segues into an acoustical guitar version of the Firefly theme song. Very cool; very poignant. I'm reminded how good the music was in Firefly. My favorites are the music all through Out of Gas and at the funeral at the end of The Message. By the way, don't fast-forward through the credits to get to the Firefly theme. The closing theme for the movie, played all through the credits, is fantastic in its own way.


    Scripts or very detailed synopses of every Firefly episode can be found here:
    http://www.fireflywiki.org/Firefly/EpisodeGuide

    Select an episode and then select Read the script.


    The script of the entire Serenity movie can be had here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1...002-8657741-9718447?s=books&v=glance&n=283155


    Chinese-to-English translation of much of the Chinese phrases spoken and written is here. It's your chance to find out who invited someone to "engage in a feces hurling contest with a monkey." Not very lady-like. :)
    http://fireflychinese.home.att.net/


    Props from the movie:
    http://www.propstore.com/list/cat_id/8/pos/0/num_display/15/view/0/ob/itm/movs/877
     
  13. davek

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    No, but I'm gonna knit me a cunning hat.
     
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    I need one of those hats to wear to the range.

    I have reserves next weekend, maybe I'll wear it in formation.
     
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    I know we don't.......

    Oh yes we do! (sorry this is the edited part) Thanks for the hidden stuff, how do people find this? Where did you find the t-shirts? I am thinking of asking my Grandma to knit me a cunning hat as well!
     
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    Thanks Silver Bullet!

    I've been wondering what that long winded rant was that Wash gave Zoe in "War Stories".

    "All the planets in space flushed into my butt!"

    I'm gonna start using that every time my wife tries to give me the runaround. :D

    I got mine at bluesunshirts.com

    And here are some resources on Jayne's hat.
     
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    A little noodling around on Cafe Press will also produce quite an array of Firefly/Serenity goodies.

    --H
     
  20. Silver Bullet

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    H'mmm. Nice ornament and the Zippo lighter is pretty much the 1911 of fire-producing devices!

    Here's an example of a Cafe Press buy, along with a gun that wasn't seen in the series but could have been...

    --H
     

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  22. Silver Bullet

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    Some of the computer program Easter Eggs I’ve seen have such convoluted “keys” to get to them that I assume the only way people know about the eggs is if a program insider passed the word along to someone.

    The Firefly/Serenity DVD keys are simple enough that somebody could have discovered them accidentally, I think.

    What I don’t understand is why are these features hidden in this manner ?
     
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    Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 17:27:26 -0000
    From: "PJ" <tigger19672001@yahoo.com>
    Subject: Something touching.....

    For those of you who haven't seen this. I caught reference to it on
    the forums.prospero.com/firefly site...it was a link to a posting on
    the fireflyfans.net site. Whether true or not I can't attest to but
    still something that touched me.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    STATIC
    Murphy's Second Law of Combat: If your attack is going particularly
    well, you've walked into an ambush.

    I know that a couple of people who are not real thrilled that some of
    us soldier-type guys shout out firefly-isms during combat, and I can
    honestly understand that. However, I hope that Joss and Tim read this
    and find it inspiring, and I hope that everyone feels their guts knot
    up as much as I did. . .and maybe a tear or two will well up in your
    eyes, as they are streaming down my face just from the telling of
    this. . .

    As you all know, I've been a soldier stationed in Afghanistan for
    quite some time now. Many of you know that I'm posting this from my
    own home tonight, as I have been permitted to come home for ten days
    on leave. It's been a very long time since I've been home. I flew from
    Afghanistan to Frankfurt via military cargo jet (C-17 for those 'in
    the know'), and the next morning, we got on a commercial flight to
    Chicago. I got off the plane, grabbed my big-assed duffel bags and
    prepared to wait in line for customs, and to my delight, the Customs
    officers were pulling any soldier-types out of line and passing them
    through, with a pat on the back and a 'welcome home'. I immediately
    had to re-check my bags for my final flight, and after doing so, I
    made a beeline outside. I crossed the street and walked into the snow,
    the first I'd seen since January 2003, and stood at the base of the
    American Flag for a second before I finally became overwhelmed and
    fell to my knees. I grabbed a double handful of snow and rubbed it all
    over my face. When I stood up, I realized there were almost 20 other
    soldiers with me, all who had the same idea. Most of us didn't know
    each other at all, but for that moment, we were brothers who had been
    best of friends all our lives.
    We decided to head on inside, and one young man, his name was Mike,
    was still overwhelmed with emotion and could not stand. Another
    soldier, a friend of his, went to lift Mike, and I took Mike's other
    arm. Mike smiled weakly and thanked us. Here's where it gets tough to
    even tell the story, and I hope Joss and Tim read this. . .

    Mike's friend said, "You know the saying, Mikey. . .when you can't run
    anymore you crawl. . ." and before he could say anymore, I finished it
    for him. "And when you can't do that anymore, you find someone to
    carry you."

    Mike and his buddy, and about half the guys who were standing there
    with us all smiled. We looked up at the flag and Mike said, "They
    didn't take the sky from us." Turns out they were all Browncoats, and
    they were home from Iraq for good.

    Joss, Tim and all the rest of you. . .I don't know if you had any idea
    that what you created would be so powerful, and provide such
    inspiration for those of us who serve, but it does. Thank you.

    And to all of you whom I've come to call my friends on this site,
    thank YOU. Because of your love and support, the 'bad guys' are unable
    to take the sky from ME.

    I'M HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Makes ya proud to be a Browncoat eh?
     
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    It was nice to know my Customs brothers up North are treating the servicemen right. Its a small thing to shoot someone to the head of the line and give them a "Welcome Back" but its the least we can do considering how you guys put it all on the line for freedom. Not everyone gets what it means for a traveler to come back home and be treated like a person and I'm glad at least in your case, we did something right. I don't usually post but your story got me where it counts. Thanks for the sacrifice.
     
  25. Silver Bullet

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    Another interesting link:

    http://www.twoevilmonks.org/firefly/ffintro.htm

    Half of the episodes have photos and descriptions from that particular episode. Half will be filled in later. Maybe.

    Kinda like watching an episode on fast-forward. Almost.
     
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