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The Guns of Firefly?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tom Servo, Jun 8, 2004.

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  1. Strings

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    Ok, so I guess the question is "What round for zombie threads?"... :neener:
     
  2. Koos Custodiet

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    _Firefly_ is older and *also* won't die :)
     
  3. Justin

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    I'm unabashedly biased when it comes to Firefly. I hope everyone's willing to forgive me.
     
  4. MakAttak

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    If this thread were to be locked, I believe you'd have a large number of browncoats feeling... bendy...
     
  5. TCB in TN

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    I know I sure would be!
     
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    :eek: Ok Ok. I apologize for any unintentional slight to Firefly fans (I'm one). Please forgive my shortcomings. :neener:

    Jay
     
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    This one denizen of THR heartily forgives Justin in his indulgence.

    I doubt we will see torches & pitchforks any time soon if it is left open. Close, it, however... :eek:
     
  8. MIL-DOT

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    (quote) " I'm unabashedly biased when it comes to Firefly. I hope everyone's willing to forgive me."
    Yep, me too !!!!:D

    (quote) "I doubt we will see torches & pitchforks any time soon if it is left open. Close, it, however... "

    Come on,dude, lighten up. As long as it hasn't violated HighRoad priciples,WHO CARES !!!! The people have spoken !! A forum is little more than the sum of its members,and If we wanna to continue to blather on about a canceled TV show (and it's guns ) then it's all well and good. If someone thinks it's past it's prime,then don't click on it.
    On a happier note, my beloved uncle Phil, who properly raised me from infancy on all things Classic-Sci-Fi, has insisted for ages that Firefly was weak and over rated,and we've gone round and round about it,numerous times. Well, i just got an E-mail from him titled "i'll have hot sauce with my crow" and said that he started watching a Firefily Marathon recently, became hooked and watched for hours, and is now considering getting the complete set!! HA !! Vindicated,at last !!!
     
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    Some major Thread Necromancy goin on here....
     
  10. h-word

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    Best thread ever.
     
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    I don't think it's past it's prime by any means. Was just pointing out the timestamp. Love the show and am proud owner of the box set. :D

    MIL-DOT, be sure to welcome your uncle to the fanclub. :D

    Jay
     
  12. Cosmoline

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    I watched it again last year and it struck me that it's much more of a Western than anything else. The only science fiction elements of the TV show are space ships. But the themes and characters are drawn from a mix of classic and noir Westerns. The dialog is loaded with Whedonisms, sometimes overloaded. But the HEART of the show is Western and it should probably be classed as a Western not science fiction. I think this is one reason it appeals to an unlikely group of fans. Geeks, to be sure. But well armed geeks with boots. I looked like a Firefly extra long before the series came out.
     
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    Then it's in good company. Gene Roddenberry sold the original Star Trek series concept to the studio as being "a western in space".
    In Firefly, they make reference to most of the events being on the fringe frontier planets; i.e. "The West" in colonized space.
    I caught a couple of the episodes on Sci-Fi recently and found myself spending a day re-watching the boxed set and Serenity movie.
    Too bad that Malcolm ended up on "Desperate Housewives". At least some of the others are still doing some action stuff. Jayne is on "Chuck", River is the friendly Terminator on "Sara Conner Chronicles", Inara was on the final two seasons of "Stargate", and I see Kaylee on "Stargate Atlantis".
    Jack
     
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    I feel dumb for not realizing this till now, but I KNEW I recognized her!! Even her voice is a give-away <ashamed>
     
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    Got the box set myself and I end up watching it or at least a few episodes every month or so. Love the series and I too looked like a Firefly extra long before it came out. Grew up breaking colts (and shooting them) on a small TN farm, reading Starwars books, watching Startrek, and wishin I could live that life.
     
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    I cannot believe that I have not posted in this thread.
     
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    I haven't either, but I have the movie Serenity on DVD. I've never seen the series Firefly, though I plan to get the series one day if I don't miss out. The movie was good enough to warrant the purchase of the series by far.
     
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    I can't believe I hadn't found this thread either. Ah, the familiar smells of geekdom. YAY!
     
  21. Artigas

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    So...

    I rented Serenity from the library on Saturday, and I am hooked.

    I can't believe I was stupid enough not to love this show when it was actually on. Then again, I was a stupid young kid then. Now, I am a stupid old kid and know better!

    I love it. I love the characters. I love the guns. I love the rebel theme and the little hints at pro-liberty ideology.

    My only complaint was that the film lacked some character development that I am assuming existed in the show and that I know existed in deleted scenes from the film.

    This thread makes me want to become an exec at Sci-Fi just so I can start this show up again. Forgive me for resurrecting it, but goodness. Does it get any better?

    No more running. Time to embrace Serenity with open arms. :)
     
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    Best.
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    Your complaint about the movie is the most common.
    Most people who watch the movie and never seen the series, are kinda lost at first and don't know all the character development that occurred during the TV series.

    Watch the TV series Firefly. It's one of the best sci-fi tv shows ever made.

    After you watch the TV series, re-watch the movie. You'll appreciate it more and catch all the little tidbits you discover once you know all the characterization from the series.

    FOX vs Joss Whedon (creator/writer/director of Firefly/Serenity) is the reason why there will never be a continuation of the Firefly TV series. There was a big blow up over creative differences, so now FOX won't sell the rights for the TV series or do anything else with it, just to spite Joss Whedon.
     
  24. John G

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    The good news is, Joss Whedon doesn't quit. There's a Serenity comic book miniseries out right now, published by Dark Horse. I've been meaning to pick it up.
     
  25. hexidismal

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    This one back from the dead again, huh ? Well.. ok.. hehe

    Yep, you're right to assume. When I saw Serenity I didn't think much of it at all. OK, but not great and I didn't understand the hype. It wasn't until a full year later that I happened to give the full season of Firefly a shot. I then watched Serenity again, and quite frankly had to take back all the negative press I had given it earlier. Actually, the first time I had seen it, I didn't even know the show had existed.
     
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