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    Firefly - Any Browncoats?

    Postby SandWrrm » 17 Dec 2010 23:51

    So, I've been re-watching Firefly lately and remembering how much I love it. Anybody else a fan?
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby Superdog » 18 Dec 2010 03:12

    I liked it quite a bit. The first episode really dragged but from about episode 3-4 on it was really great. Loved the movie too.
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby Shaitan » 18 Dec 2010 03:50

    Who that has actually watched it, doesn't like it? Undoubtedly there's someone, but whoever it is would be in the vast minority I'd think, and clearly couldn't appreciate the rare bit of good television production.

    The scripts were good, but it was the acting that sold it. I always thought that Whedon's greatest strength was good casting and then setting his actors up to be able to deliver. The scriptwriting was good in the big picture, and in the witty dialogue/amusing situations, but that's not worth much unless you have the right person making it seem genuine & believable.
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby Redstar » 18 Dec 2010 22:02

    Shaitan wrote:Who that has actually watched it, doesn't like it? Undoubtedly there's someone, but whoever it is would be in the vast minority I'd think, and clearly couldn't appreciate the rare bit of good television production.

    *raises hand*

    I found the premise to be promising but ultimately poorly executed, while the world itself was filled with Whedon's usual issues with dialogue and poor characters. I mean, really, does every one of his works have to feature some kind of "broken" girl that's secretly a badass? Or are constantly barefoot because he has a foot fetish?

    And, of course, the backstory of China and the U.S. forming an alliance and colonizing many worlds together... Yet there's not a single Asian cast member and the only Mandarin they speak is generally broken swear words used out of context.

    I think there's a reason all of Whedon's shows get canceled. :wink:
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby merkin muffley » 18 Dec 2010 22:25

    Redstar wrote:I found the premise to be promising but ultimately poorly executed, while the world itself was filled with Whedon's usual issues with dialogue and poor characters. I mean, really, does every one of his works have to feature some kind of "broken" girl that's secretly a badass? Or are constantly barefoot because he has a foot fetish?

    I think there's a reason all of Whedon's shows get canceled. :wink:


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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby Superdog » 19 Dec 2010 04:10

    This is actually the first Whedon show I watched and I liked it, coming from a totally fresh perspective.
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandWrrm » 20 Dec 2010 00:43

    Shaitan wrote: The scripts were good, but it was the acting that sold it. I always thought that Whedon's greatest strength was good casting and then setting his actors up to be able to deliver. The scriptwriting was good in the big picture, and in the witty dialogue/amusing situations, but that's not worth much unless you have the right person making it seem genuine & believable.


    Most defs. A tight-knit cast (and crew- we rock!) definitely make a good production.
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby Shaitan » 20 Dec 2010 01:23

    Redstar wrote:
    Shaitan wrote:Who that has actually watched it, doesn't like it? Undoubtedly there's someone, but whoever it is would be in the vast minority I'd think, and clearly couldn't appreciate the rare bit of good television production.

    *raises hand*

    I found the premise to be promising but ultimately poorly executed, while the world itself was filled with Whedon's usual issues with dialogue and poor characters. I mean, really, does every one of his works have to feature some kind of "broken" girl that's secretly a badass? Or are constantly barefoot because he has a foot fetish?

    And, of course, the backstory of China and the U.S. forming an alliance and colonizing many worlds together... Yet there's not a single Asian cast member and the only Mandarin they speak is generally broken swear words used out of context.

    I think there's a reason all of Whedon's shows get canceled. :wink:


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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandRider » 20 Dec 2010 16:16

    y'all need a consensus, here ...

    I watched the movie based on the series awhile back, and while
    I don't really remember a damn thing from it,
    I remember as being tolerable ... unlike, say, any "original" SyFy movie ...

    but now with the high-speed internet, I have the option of watching
    all kinds of stuff, at a time of my own choosing - and all the FireFly
    episodes are one of them ...

    so, is it worth my time, or should I just watch 9 songs on netflix again ?

    @omph - this a pointless, horrible movie, but it can only be categorized as "porn";
    and not softcore, either ....

    also: @sandwrrm
    the next time you are in this thread, please edit the subject line to include "FireFly" ....
    having not seen the show, I have no idea what the "browncoat" reference is ...
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandChigger » 20 Dec 2010 17:14

    (I keep thinking of the Sturmabteilung every time I see it... :? )
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby Freakzilla » 20 Dec 2010 19:36

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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandChigger » 20 Dec 2010 21:12

    Exactly! You, too?! :lol:
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandRider » 20 Dec 2010 23:51

    me, too ...
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby merkin muffley » 21 Dec 2010 00:56

    Yeah, I thought that's what it was about, too.

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    Re: Firefly Fans?

    Postby SandWrrm » 21 Dec 2010 12:15

    Pfft. Now I feel like a dweeb. I'll change it! :shock:
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandChigger » 21 Dec 2010 16:53

    Sorry. That wasn't the intention of the joking. :oops:

    "Browncoats" is the accepted name for the fans, right? I'm just not that used to seeing it. :)
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby SandWrrm » 23 Dec 2010 01:25

    No, no! You're fine, dude. I laughed. :lol: but I didn't consider that non-fans would probably think I was a nazi....
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    Re: Browncoats?

    Postby merkin muffley » 23 Dec 2010 01:37

    SandWrrm wrote::lol: but I didn't consider that non-fans would probably think I was a nazi....


    Well, I never thought that! Just thought it was going to be a historical reference before clicking on the thread.
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    Re: Firefly Fans?

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Dec 2010 08:46

    SandWrrm wrote:Pfft. Now I feel like a dweeb. I'll change it! :shock:


    Changed it for you.
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    Re: Firefly Fans?

    Postby SandWrrm » 23 Dec 2010 13:38

    Freakzilla wrote:
    SandWrrm wrote:Pfft. Now I feel like a dweeb. I'll change it! :shock:


    Changed it for you.


    Thanks! I couldn't figure out how to do it....
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    Re: Firefly Fans?

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Dec 2010 14:06

    SandWrrm wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    SandWrrm wrote:Pfft. Now I feel like a dweeb. I'll change it! :shock:


    Changed it for you.


    Thanks! I couldn't figure out how to do it....


    You just have to edit the original post.
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    Re: Firefly - Any Browncoats?

    Postby Superdog » 26 Dec 2010 17:30

    I'd be interested to hear opinions on the movie Serenity. As a fan of the tv show I loved it, but I got the impression it might not do much for people who hadn't seen the show.
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    Re: Firefly - Any Browncoats?

    Postby SandChigger » 26 Dec 2010 20:41

    IIRC I saw the movie before I'd seen any of the show episodes. I liked it even though I didn't have all the background info available to a regular viewer, so a lot of it was just plain weird.

    (The neatest weird thing for me, of course, was all the Chinese. :dance: )
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    Re: Firefly - Any Browncoats?

    Postby Apjak » 26 Dec 2010 20:49

    Same here. My wife owned and loved the movie before we got married, so I suggested that we watch through the series. I liked it well enough; it's good television as television goes. Wife loved the hell out of it. I think Joss Whedon's done pretty good, but I have to get past all his fanboy/fangirls to appreciate his work.
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    Re: Firefly - Any Browncoats?

    Postby Omphalos » 26 Dec 2010 20:49

    I liked the show better. Just downloaded the TV show the other day, as a matter of fact.
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