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Old 06-29-10, 12:46 AM   #1
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Man, Serenity is a way cool movie.


I like Matt Smith as the new Doctor, too.
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I saw Serenity because I was up late.

But unless you live in England liking any Dr. except McCoy is just wrong.
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Serenity was cool. Anything Joss Whedon does is pretty interesting.

However, McCoy wasn't the most interesting Star Trek doctor. Dr. Crusher was, well, interesting in a different way.
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Not just Serenity... the whole FireFly series was awesome.

And I heart Matt Smith as the doctor. David Tennant was good too, but Matt Smith is just plain awesome.
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Not just Serenity... the whole FireFly series was awesome.

And I heart Matt Smith as the doctor. David Tennant was good too, but Matt Smith is just plain awesome.
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But why was it so short-lived then? Yeah it had one of the Baldwin bros...but other than that...
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Old 06-29-10, 07:53 AM   #6
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Sorry, my favorite Dr Who was Tom Baker.
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Sorry, my favorite Dr Who was Tom Baker.
He was most people's favorite. My favorite is actually Peter Davison. Nothing beats wearing vegetables on your lapel. Nothing.

I just finished pirating the whole serial with Matt Smith. I'm so glad to see [spoiler] Amy and Rory [/spoiler] stick around.
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Old 06-29-10, 02:14 PM   #8
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But why was it so short-lived then? Yeah it had one of the Baldwin bros...but other than that...
It was canceled after a single season before any episodes even aired. They aired them because they were made, but cut the season short to push other things (which is why there's extra episodes on the DVDs). My guess is that FOX expected little mass appeal.

They have a habit of dropping shows that have a cult following followed by mass appeal because they're looking for the "Lost"-type formula of mass appeal followed by cult following.


I'm not a Lost fan at all, but you have to just marvel at how poorly the series was managed (starting/stopping/odd delays in production) and how it still maintained its popularity. Meanwhile, FOX has shows that have a steady base to grow from and maintain a regular season schedule that they drop because execs think they know better than the audience (remember they canceled Family Guy twice and Arrested Development even with all the uproar to keep it).


After the debacle of Episode 1, I looked forward to Serenity more than anything since they re-released the Trilogy in the 90s.
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I liked the show far more than the movie. Mostly because the movie was at least a season's worth of material, but also because killing off two characters made sure that the show could never continue, thus closing off what could have been a fascinating universe to explore.
I like the show more because it was more organic. There was an edge to the show the movie lost when they had the budget to spend to make things more "futuristic" feeling. Still, the movie was incredible. The story line was something that was compelling while wrapping up the characters for the die-hards. I really admire Whedon for being able to introduce the story to newcomers without dragging it along for those familiar with it.


One side note, Ron Glass (Shepherd Book) said at a con awhile back that Joss definitely had more story/stories to tell, including some that ways that included Book.
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One more note before I irrevocably become the geekiest in Foo, the "leaf in the wind" scene has to go down as one of the greatest/jolting death scenes in all of cinema.
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It was canceled after a single season before any episodes even aired. They aired them because they were made, but cut the season short to push other things (which is why there's extra episodes on the DVDs). My guess is that FOX expected little mass appeal.
Actually, FOX canceled FireFly after 11 episodes aired: http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=13&cs=1
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I liked the show far more than the movie. Mostly because the movie was at least a season's worth of material, but also because killing off two characters made sure that the show could never continue, thus closing off what could have been a fascinating universe to explore.
Personally, I'm kind of glad it has been prevented from being picked back up. Star Wars, Die Hard, Alien, and Shrek are all examples of movies that were great as limited franchises, but were later squeezed for more dollars yielding sequels that even when produced by the same crews no longer had quite the same vision.

Serenity was a fantastic conclusion to the series. Yes, I would have liked more if it could have continued true to its beginning, but having what we've got, I'm satisfied.

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One more note before I irrevocably become the geekiest in Foo, the "leaf in the wind" scene has to go down as one of the greatest/jolting death scenes in all of cinema.
I'm not sure I'd call it "greatest," but definitely "jolting." It was pretty hard to accept that Wash was dead, just like that.

The best scene from the movie for me, even though I'm normally far from an eye candy movie-watcher, was the fly-around at the conclusion of the opening credits as they're starting atmospheric entry and they show an external, computer-generated view of Serenity flying through plasma, but you can see through the window's to filmed footage of Mal and Wash. It was uniquely, I think, immersive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziK8pUDWOuA
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My favotrite part of Serenity was when the buffer panel came of and he announced that they might blow up and crash, in a matter of fact delivery.
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My favorite part of Serenity was Chiwetel Ejiofor, but I usually like him whatever he's in, even though I have no freakin' idea how to pronounce his name. He'll win an Oscar one of these days, he's a great actor with a heck of a lot of presence on the screen.
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Old 06-29-10, 09:35 PM   #15
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Serenity? Firefly? Awesome. How nerdy am I? Anime, Lot's of it. Stargate U? Yuppers. Name it, if it's unnecessarily complex, way to long, or pretty far out there I love it.
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I will die if Karen Gillan doesn't come back for another season. DIE.
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I still really really really miss Martha Jones.
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Wash and Book get payback:

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I have no idea what you people are talking about, but I'm still geeky. Just a different variety.
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"That ain't no shepherd."

Book was far and away the most interesting character on the show.



I'm sorry that Matt Smith is not going to be the Dr. for a long run. Alex Kingston is going to kill him next season (best storyline since Badwolf).
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