Firefly TV Show Discussion

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Foster, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Foster

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    So I'm on the fourth episode of Firefly and so far I'm underwhelmed. I see the potential in the rich universe, the whole space cowboy thing, the harshness of colonial settlement after the war, the high-class escort service, the whole mystery with the genius girl.

    The characters seem as shallow as the universe is deep, however. They might as well be job classes from a SNES-era RPG. Rogue with morals-check. Tough guy-check. Perky mechanic-check. I keep waiting for the preacher to call someone a spoony bard.

    Does this get rolling later on? Is this a genuinely good series or just good for a Sci-Fi show?
     
  2. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Yes. Honestly, the first few episodes really play these characters as exactly what they were stereotyped as in the first few episodes...but Whedon & the writers did a really neat job of splaying these characters open, emotionally, throughout the series. The most frustrating thing about the fact that it's only one season of what could have been an incredible show is that some of the most long-term major disagreements/difficulties/plot points are opened up and...by the last episode...never get the due treatment they deserve.

    I won't spoil who does what for you, but the way these characters move to - and from - each other, emotionally, does get more impressive as the series moves on.

    Oh, and the action scenes still rate up there with any sci-fi film, in my opinion.
     
  3. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Gotta agree with ops right here. It does pick up as you move along. I'd say right around the episode Ariel maybe some interesting stuff starts to move along as far as overreaching plot as well as some important character stuff. Also as a heads up, Jaynestown and Our Mrs. Reynolds are probably two of the funniest episodes during the whole show. My two personal favorite episodes are Out of Gas and War Stories. Once you hit those two you'll know why.

    I do wish that there was more of this show. It sucks because we don't even a real whole season on that dvd set. To this day I wish there was more Firefly on tv to deal with some plot threads that will probably never get to finished.:( 
     
  4. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I saw the title and was like, well, he's a cool Cobra sabateur, dressed in grey camo, with a penchant for blowing s**t up.
     
  5. McBradders

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    Whoah, whoah, whoah, whoa, WHOAH! WHOOOOAH!

    This is like the best TV thing ever of all time. I was "meh" on the first episode, but as soon as this happened;

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    ...I was sold and all...

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  6. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Coolest moment ever. That and when Mal just walks up and caps the Alliance guy without even saying a word and then tossing him out the airlock before take off.
     
  7. McBradders

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    Yah. Firefly is really magical, up to repeated viewing under great scrutiny and still holds up. One one hand I'm glad it got cancelled so it never lost that magic, and on the other I cry like a baby every time I think about what may have been.

    Bonus gif!

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    TILALLR1 'Til All Are One

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    All I can say is ... Reavers dude ... Reavers.
     
  9. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    You're right man. It's always going to have that magic of what could have been. It just makes you value what we do have to watch and enjoy that much more.
     
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    :lol 

    Me too.
     
  11. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Hi, I go by Ops_was_a_truck on these boards, and I am addicted to right-click-saving every goddamn gif that Twin Twist posts.

    Pass me a beer.
     
  12. Foster

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    Yeah, I was impressed by that scene, TT. About TIME a hero deals with an enemy when he has the chance!
     
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    It's time you watched War Stories, Shindig and Our Mrs. Reynolds, darnit!
     
  14. Lance Halberd

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    First, watch all the episodes in order of production number, not air date.

    Second, read the three-issue comic book series "Those Left Behind."

    Third, watch the movie "Serenity."

    Lather, rinse, repeat when necessary.
     
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  15. adamthered

    adamthered Reads comics. Starts shit

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    Because the girl that plays Saffron is haaaaawt!
     
  16. Toonces

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    Considering what angle you look at it, it's either brilliant for a Sci-Fi show, or not so much. If you go into it thinking it's a science fiction show where your going to get elaborate explanations about technology, and adventures involving new cultures and forms of life, then you are kinda screwed. If you look at it from the perspective of a truely compelling story, with well conceived characters and plot development, your golden.

    It's not so much a Sci-Fi show, as a "traditional" comedic drama told from a loose science fiction perspective. Of course, nothing that comes from Joss Whedon's brain is ever anything "traditional". Joss tells stories about everyday life and challenges, but typically sets his stories in an fantastic setting. In this instance it's 500 years in the future, but in typical fashon, nothing has changed, people are still people, dealing with the same problems we do today.

    So if your looking for technobabble, or aliens, your in trouble, but if you simply are seeking a great story, told a bit out of our reality, then you are in for a treat. I'm paraphrasing Joss a bit, but he once said something like the scariest things in life arn't the monsters under your bed, or alien invaders, but human beings. Ok, I paraphrased alot, but I think everyone understands what I'm talking about.
     
  17. Fairlady_Z

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    It's only 15 eps and one movie so it's not like it's a huge investment to watch the whole thing. If you like the characters keep watching because the stories do get better as it goes on, or at least I thought so.
     
  18. Boardwise

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    I prefer Kaylee.
    Bonus is that the actress is over on Stargate Atlantis now.
     
  19. Fairlady_Z

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    Kaylee was my favorite. Can't wait to see her on Atlantis (but she's still no excuse for then ditching Paul McGillion. Grrr!)
     
  20. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    She is quite cute, I liked her alot in Firefly.

    I only caught her in one of the last Atlantis eps though...is she supposed to be a regular?
     

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