Firefly - Love it!

CEJ, I'm going to kill you.

I specifically avoided this thread because I was afeard of spoilers...then today I figured I'd take a look since, after 7 pages or so, no one's added a spoiler tag to the title, it must be safe. [/Gaald]

He was kidding, though. Please don't go into the movie expecting that stuff, you'll ruin the movie for yourself, waiting for that, and for no reason.

TheWalt wrote:

Speaking of bounty hunters and dead characters coming back to life (I think Wikipedia says that Jubal was named after a person from the Civil War as much of Firefly is inspired by the Civil War era)-
Jubal was inspired by one of the greatest Bounty Hunters of all time - Boba Fett. I heard in the Star Wars books (I have never read any... something seems amiss (to me) for a book to be based on a movie) that Boba Fett comes back to life in the books (open invitation to all SW fanbois to expound).

Now a movie based on Boba Fett would be something I would LOVE to see (so long as George Lucas does NOT write dialogue or direct), no matter how unbelievable the Boba Fett survived plotline becomes.

A. I have to note this first off... I mentioned the thing about Jubal being named after a Civil War general a few pages back... so I believe I'm entitled to call you a filthy skimmer. I won't of course, but I thought you should know I could. (Unless that was a totally different thread, which is possible... but I think I did it in this one)

B. This is just a bit of history about the real Jubil Early. Why Whedon named him this other than as a kind of harkoning back to an older time as a little touch, I couldn't really tell you. The real Early was an impulsive and aggressive man who doesn't really have much in common with the bounty hunter we see in Firefly.

C. Boba Fett, in some way that is entirely incomprehensible to me, survived the Sarlak pit by using a thermal detonator and crawling out of it nearly digested. He's assumed dead (rightly so really) and his ship was towed off, which introduced the Slave II in other books as I understand it. How he escapes a friggin' Sarlak pit by CLIMBING OUT OF IT after using a thermal detonator (which the movies made seem like some kind of super gernade on steroids while the games made seem like a regular gernade) is a little difficult for me to follow... but whatever. If you're really looking for the references in the books, I believe there was some Tales of the Bounty Hunters book out there, it's something like that... it has Boba's story, IG-88's story of inflitrating the second Death Star, a few other stories about characters no one gives a flying f*ck about...

D. I bought and finally, for the first time, saw Serenity tonight. All I can say is this... Daaaaaaaaaaaamn. That was pretty incredible. Probably gonna watch it again tomorrow.

Well if the thermal detonators where used like they were in dark forces, he wouldnt have had to climb out of the pit. In dark forces, standing on one of those detonators would propel you like a 5 story high rocket jump.

Re: Boba Fett

Look guys.. think about this.

Dude had a jet pack. Supposedly the Sarlacc Pit Monster takes like a thousand years to fully digest you.

Don't you think that would be more than long enough for the guy to fix whatever problem there was with the jetpack that was caused by nothing more than Han Solo smacking it with a metal pole? Wouldn't you imagine his Mandalorian Battle Armor (god I'm a dork) would have some form of night vision so he could see down there?

At least that's how I always justified him living.

That rubbish with a thermal detonator and him climbing out... not so much. I would think the minute he set off a thermal detonator inside the monster it would have put holes in the sides of the thing and sand would have rushed in burying his stupid ass under the desert for all eternity.

But then, we've already thought about this way too much.

And why is this discussion in a firefly thread again?

The one and only piece of Star Wars literature I've ever read is the short story about the escape of Boba Fett. He was being held in place by some tentacles and whatnot, and was hallucinating about his past and stuff, and the Sarlacc was talking to him, though that could have been a halucination, too. The Sarlacc's acid ate through his body armour, and in the end his suit was eaten away to the point where he could slip out of it, leaving the tentacles holding empty armour, and dropped a bunch of thermal detanators in the thing's belly, before jetpacking out of there.

But he was down there for like a couple of days. He lived, but he lost all his cool stuff, like the mandalorian armour and his rocket watch and stuff. I think his jetpack was damaged pretty much beyond repair, as well.

Becuase this is the natural course of evolution of who would you bang thread. Next up the sexy ladies of Star Trek.

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Anyone get the Firefly DVD? I bought 2 copies and will probably get one for Christmas.

I bought a copy for my mom, for christmas. She'll definitely like it, but it was a present for me, as well.

I bought it for my brother. I hope he likes it, but I kinda hope he doesn't, cause then I can keep it

Was home today waiting for a plumber to install my kitchen sink...

Finished the last two episodes of Firefly and then watched Serenity.

WOW!

Now I have to talk my wife into watching the series and movie so I can see them all over again.

I did the same thing with my girlfriend, Mars. Except that we did it before Serenity, so we saw it in the theater together.

I didn't get Serenity for Christmas. I do have a Barnes & Nobles gift card for returning a duplicate Serenity RPG however, so I may use it to pick up the movie.

Vector wrote:

Anyone get the Firefly DVD? I bought 2 copies and will probably get one for Christmas.

I got the DVDs for Christmas. I watched the first 4 episodes last night with my wife and we both loved it. I think it's the combination of interesting characters and witty one-liners that make it so much more than a regular sci-fi show.

I finally got my copy of Serenity on December 26th, it killed me to have to wait so long, however I did ask to get it as a christmas present so it is my own dam fault. I have already watched the movie and all the special features including the commentary by Joss Whedon while watching a 2nd time. I actually think I might watch it again tonight.

I am a really dissapointed that this may truly be the end of it all.

I got the series and Serenity. Well, technically I got a Barnes & Noble gift card but you get the picture.

Marsman wrote:

Now I have to talk my wife into watching the series and movie so I can see them all over again.

Good luck with that. Been trying to get my girl to watch the series with me for a year, but no dice, even though she liked the movie. Women...

Veloxi wrote:

Good luck with that.

We have to finish the last season of Sopranos first, only half way through. It's hard to find time since we can't watch them when Little Bean is awake.

Gaald wrote:

dam fault.

Call the little Dutch boy!

For anyone who has any interest. Wal-Mart is selling the series for 20 bucks. Firefly

For anyone who has any interest. Wal-Mart is selling the series for 20 bucks. Firefly

I tried to get Best Buy to price match this and they refused so I just went ahead and order from Walmart. Thanks for the info Lester!

Speaking of great sales. On the 26th I was able to pick up Mr. and Mrs. smith for 15 bucks Canadian (after taxes) at a Zellers. I am not sure if that is a Canadian only retailer. Probably is.

To be a great deal Gaald, you have to have a movie more than three people would actually want to watch.

I didn't hate Mr. and Mrs. Smith. It was cute. Not cute enough to EVER watch again, but cute.

Huh, just finished watching that film.

I think my opinion goes right along with yours, Mystery Writer. Plus points for having two hot people beat the crap out of one another. I especially liked how they didn't pretend like she was as strong as him - he threw her around quite a bit and she mostly utilized her environment to execute her beatdown, ie, the metal pot in the curtain.

Hot people beating people up is always a plus. Now...hot people with swords is even better. Case in point: Buffy Season 2 "Becoming" Parts One and Two

Gee, I wonder who our mystery writer could possibly be.

This is very cool. Serenity was voted as the #1 film of 2005 by the BBC...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/film2005/...

Shiny.

Demosthenes wrote:

Gee, I wonder who our mystery writer could possibly be.

This person you think I am...I hope he's not an ass. That would suck.

This is very cool. Serenity was voted as the #1 film of 2005 by the BBC...

While I agree that Serenity was my favorite movie of the year, a lot of that top 10 was really suspect! Of course this is what you get when you poll the public. Star Wars: Episode 3 in the top 5? That just makes me want to lose my lunch. None of the prequels would make my top 50 maybe even 100.

To be a great deal Gaald, you have to have a movie more than three people would actually want to watch.

Really? Man I loved Mr. and Mrs. Smith, it was a classic action movie in my book. Great one liners, some really fun over the top action sequences and Angelina Jolie was just drop dead sexy. I mean my god! I also find Brad Pitt interesting to watch. I don't think I have ever hated him in any movie I have seen him in. The whole movie just worked for me.

Veloxi wrote:

This is very cool. Serenity was voted as the #1 film of 2005 by the BBC...

Bravo for Serenity. Between that movie Batman Begins, Sin City, Potter and Narnia...I had a good time at the movies this year.