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Who among you watched Firefly when it originally aired?

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:06 PM

OPPYH


I did, and I have to say although Fox screwed up and cancelled the show, they gave me the best 10 weeks of TV viewing I have ever had. At the time I was working 3rd shift in retail, along with my best friend. I taped the episode Ariel, and brought it into work that very night. My friend(also big into Firefly) and I watched it on our lunch hour at 3 in the morning. When it was finished, there was a short silence, I asked him if he had seen anything better, movies or otherwise throughout the entire year. He said nothing came close to the entertainment of this show. Share your fondest memory of watching Firefly. Good times.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:28 PM

UNREGISTEREDCOMPANION


I saw the ads and knew I would like the show. But I went head over heels in love with the show and Cpt. Reynolds when he kicked Crow into the engine. Hubby and I just about fell out of our chairs laughing.

Ahhhh...memories :D

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"Funny and sexy. You have no idea. And you never will."

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:37 PM

FORDAITH


I was in boot camp at the time /sigh. Although, after watching the complete series on DVD, I am kinda glad I didn't get to watch it on tv. It seems like the commercial breaks where at very suspensful times, and I would have wound up throwing a shoe through the TV.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:41 PM

SOULOFSERENITY

The Man They Call Soul...


Watched it from the first episode, both my father and I. Seeing the series on DVD nearly made my heart stop.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:42 PM

ODDNESS2HER


I did! Was so very sorry to see it go.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:45 PM

INDIANABANZAI


Been watching it since it was first shown, following a Giants-Cardinals playoff game back in 2002.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:48 PM

IANW


It's funny, I had so many oppertuinities to, but never did.

I remember hearing the show was on, thought ti sounded cool. Then I was working 3rd shift so i always had nothing to do before work at 11:00 so I cought the end of three episodes.

Years later I saw the movie and didn't make any distinction that serenity was firefly untill my brother showed me an episode and WHAM obsession city. population: me


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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:49 PM

SIGMANUNKI


I did as well. Wasn't able to catch them all, but I got most of them.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 1:57 PM

STROKINGMYPETER


I watched it when it originally aired. And I didn't get to watch all of them, but the two that left a mark on me were Shindig and Ariel. I know I watched most of the ones that aired, but I vividly remember watching Shindig and Ariel. I had become totally obsessed with the River-Alliance subplot and I spent all my time thinking about where it was heading. God I was so excited back then to find out what would happen to River and Simon!!!!!! Oh man I was truly heartbroken when they cancelled it.

I WANT TO BELIEVE

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:03 PM

SADLITTLEKING


Quote:

Originally posted by fordaith:
I was in boot camp at the time /sigh. Although, after watching the complete series on DVD, I am kinda glad I didn't get to watch it on tv. It seems like the commercial breaks where at very suspensful times, and I would have wound up throwing a shoe through the TV.



Funny you should say that. I watched every episode of Firefly as they aired on Fox, but there was one episode that I missed a bit of because of technical difficulties. It was Shindig. Mal got into that swordfight and was put to the ground with a sword waving in front of him. Then a commerical break for added suspense. Then the screen goes black. I'm sitting there, waiting for it to come back. When it finally does come back, Mal is standing as the victor with the other guy on the ground. Doh! I had completely missed how that fight turned around and ended. I was just like, "AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!" But there was one thing I told myself to make me feel better: "I'll just catch it in a repeat." Soon I would learn that I wouldn't catch it in a repeat....or any new episode at all.

Thank God for the DVD set. I finally got to see what happened.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:15 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


I did! I was almost turned off by all those promotional ads showing this naked girl in a box--I couldn't figure out why I would want to see that. However, I knew it was from Joss Whedon and it was sci-fi, so I decided to give it a try anyway. (Usually I watch the pilot of almost any new show anyway, just in case it turns out to be another "Northern Exposure" or "The X-Files." I don't remember the ads for those before they aired, but I can't imagine that they did justice to the shows.)

I'm so glad I gave it a try! I loved the show from the first episode I saw (The Train Job): great action, great effects, fantastic characters. I couldn't believe it when they cancelled the show. There is no justice in this world.


"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:19 PM

REDLAVA


I was there for the first episode, and it was definately my new favorite show. I was crushed and when it got cancelled. After a while I forgot about the show, until Sci-Fi began showing reruns to advertise for the movie, and I got all excited again, like a 5 year old at Christmas. Now I am more hooked on it than I was when it was actually on TV.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:21 PM

EMBERS


I had to frequently sit up late to wait until after the game was over to get 'Firefly' taped...
but it was always worth it.
After 'Jaynestown' I was blown away by the metaphor & humor & excitement of this great show...
I went to water aerobics to tell my friends about it and I was really happy to hear that they were all watching it too
(they would miss episodes that were on too late, but I would let them watch my video tape)

It is so sad that we only got a half season
sigh

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:27 PM

FIREFLYGAL


Oooooo, oooooo, me, me I was in from Day 1. They had me from minute 1 but I was really hooked with the Chain of Command line. I fell on the floor laughing so hard I missed the rest of where Jayne "goes crazy". My little VCR was doing its duty taping, so I had almost commercial free Firefly.


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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:29 PM

AGATSU


Sigh...

I had the Region 1 Firefly box on my shelf for MONTHS. A friend of mine lent it to me and said, "Watch this, it's cool.".
I just sort of didn't.
(In retrospective, I don't know how my friend could watch Friefly and just go "It's cool.". Even has Serenity on his shelf and hasn't watched it yet. Strange.)
So the Firefly box collected dust on my shelf (don't worry, my friend's cool with that, but I think that's not why you're cringing), and I saw some trailers for Serenity on TV. I sort of didn't care. Wasn't in the mood for Joss. Blasphemy, I know.
Then another friend of mine comes back from his holidays in Thailand and gives me a Serenity DVD as a present. For some reason DVDs seem to be really cheap in Thailand.
And I go, "Oh, well, don't really wanna watch the series, I'll check out the movie.". (Which is so not typical for me, but as you might have noticed by now, my story is a strange one.).
So I started watching the movie and I was hooked from the start (and immediately fell in love with Summer. ). It took me 20 minutes to FORCE myself to stop watching, and slam in the first FIREFLY DVD, because after just those 20 minutes I was so f*cking hooked like you wouldn't believe.
Well, maybe you would.
Sorry for swearing, btw, but there is just no other way to put my sensation into words. I've been a fan of a great many series, but never did I fall in LOVE with one. I got tears in my eyes as I write this, which should say it all.
Then (after watching EVERYTHING in order, yay!) I checked out all the extras, all the commentaries, and watched everything over and over again, to the point where I felt uneasy when I had neither FIREFLY nor SERENITY at home with me. I'm a Firefly addict, and I never want to be cured.

I very quickly found my way here.

...and found out I had missed all the fun. Then I found out I had only missed half of it.

I am absolutely fascinated (in the truest sense) by the on- and especially off-screen relationship between our BDHs, and the fans, and the BDMs AND the fans! I don't know why, but it fills me with a sort of joy to have found something beautiful that is truely the product of a love shared and sherished by everyone involved (well, except the ones responsible for it's cancellation). I've seen similar "phenomena" before, but never like this.
Never. Like. This.



I got very sentimental there, but I guess y'all will find it in your hearts to forgive me.

One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:37 PM

DONCOAT


My memories are bittersweet.

Saw "Train Job" and loved it. Saw "Bushwhacked" and loved it more.

But what I remember more is tuning in for subsequent appointments with Mal and Co. and finding... ball games. Reruns of stupid movies. I remember thinking, "They couldn't have canceled it, not yet!"

When it didn't show up for two or three weeks in a row, I figured it was gone for good, and sort of gave up on it. Then, after I missed a couple, I stumbled on it again... "Ariel" this time. Woohoo!

Except, then it was gone again, and finally I found out it really was canceled.

I'm rather ashamed to say I didn't find the online Firefly community until much later, so I didn't do much to hold the line when it counted most. Only after the DVD set came out did I begin making converts.

Oh, what I'd give to be able to make those weekly Firefly appointments again!



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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:39 PM

WASHBURNEFAN


I did, but only after seeing Serenity and buying the DVD set is when I truley became a Browncoat. The few moments which I remember from first watching the show were when Mal pushes the assasin dude into the turbine, and when River says "We're going to freeze to death first." Oh and also most of Mal's and Wash's awesome lines.

Hahaha! Mine is an evil laugh... Now die!

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:40 PM

JOSSISAGOD


I watched it the first day it was on FOX and fell in love with it from the moment I saw the belly dancer! then I saw our crew, and I was sold on watching it for the other nine weeks, They were the best ten weeks of my LIFE!

JOSSIS(Most Definitely)AGOD

Also, I was a Buffy fan before Firefly, so I knew it was going to be great! I didn't get into Angel until after Firefly when I heard Summer Glau was a guest star on an episode.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:42 PM

AGATSU


Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was for Firefly-First-Contact-Stories in general, but I guess it's for those who watched it on TV, sorryyyy.

One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 2:46 PM

KAREL

Flying on duct tape and a damaged registry.


As hard as Fox tried to mess it up, move it around, pre-empt it, MalsWay and I watched it! Being a Joss show was enough for us to give it a try. Hooked from the start.

"It is too good. It will never make it." Ack.

--Karel.

"Wonderous is our great blue ship that sails around the mighty sun and joy to everyone that rides along." -- Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 3:03 PM

RMMC


I watched it from start to the hide-and-seek end. I knew it was coming, months before it aired as I was a Buffy and Angel fan. And then there were all the nice articles in the SF magazines (Starlog, Starburst, et al.) I fell in love with it when Simon drugged Jayne, and when Mal punted the flunky into the engine. I had a wonderful time watching it and bibbling online with some friends right afterword.
*sigh*
Nothin' on worth that now. Dumb FOX. Maybe we should pitch in and get a steel clue stick to whap them with. Or better yet, send them their very own Reavers.

****
RMMC

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Monday, April 17, 2006 3:09 PM

SHINY4004


I did! :D I watched cause it was Joss show, and was hooked immediately.

"Oh I'm going to the special hell."-Mal

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Monday, April 17, 2006 3:17 PM

RKLENSETH


I watched it and I thought it was okay the first few episodes but it wasn't until Out of Gas that I really fell in love with Firefly. I think if FOX had allowed it to continue for perhaps another year then I think it would still be on TV today. But they give very few shows that chance.

Oh, and play Cantr II at www.cantr.net.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 3:31 PM

CYBERSNARK


I was there at the start. Buffy & Angel fan, so I'd heard talk of Joss doing a sci-fi show (being a sci-fi fan, I was all over it, sight unseen: Joss & sci-fi = chocolate & peanut butter ).

Found this place a little later, and I've never left. I've just learned to live here.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 3:47 PM

SERGEANTX


I've been there since "Train Job" aired. I downloaded the bootleg pilot that week and totally fell in love. I should be clear this makes me far cooler and of much more rarified taste and discretion than the rest of you latecomers. That's just the way it is.

Seriously though, I can't really express how heartbreaking it was for all of us here on the sight as we watched everything fall apart. It was really unbelievable to see. the disillusionment was profound. How could something so goddamned moving and soulful be tossed aside like just another failed sitcom??? Firefly was the first television show I'd liked in ten years and the last one I will ever watch. If this is the way the entertainment industry treats dramatic perfection, then I have no interest in the entertainment industry. Fuck them, fuck them all to hell.



SergeantX

"Dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it." Aesop Rock

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Monday, April 17, 2006 3:52 PM

RAVENHAIR


Unfortunately, I was living overseas when it came out. I remember seeing a picture of the cast and recognizing only Adam Baldwin (which would have ensured that I'd watch it), but I remember thinking what a strange name for a sci-fi show. Anyway, I remember it getting a good write up. Unhappily the only overseas television I saw in English were 2 year old Oprah shows, Due South (which I loved) and Falcon Crest (yes, can you believe it?) reruns.

When my family and I moved back to the US, the DVD had just come out and my brother suggested that I get it from Netflix. After watching the pilot, I couldn't get the disks fast enough. My breath would hitch every time the music started.

I like to think, that if I'd been around, I would have been part of that first wave. As it is, I'll enjoy all your stories of discovery...just glad to have finally made it!

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Mal:We're still flying.
Simon: That's not much.
Mal: It's enough.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:01 PM

CATHERA


I watched it when it came out but don't know how many episodes I actually saw. Some I remember some I don't and parts of others I do. Probably because it kept changing I missed it more than got to see it. But I was in love the first night and upset when it disappeared. If I had found this place back then I would have been one of those trying to save it. But at the same time I had just got engaged and was planning a wedding so that took a ton of my time. Happy to be here now and that it's still got such a following.

And that Serenity day is coming.

Under a Blag Flag We Shall Sail

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:16 PM

REGINAROADIE


Right here. Had never seen an ep of BUFFY or ANGEL and was wondering why so many people revere Joss like he's God on Earth (which I now realize is an oxymoron considering Joss is an atheist). I grew up with farmervision, so I never had access to the WB. So when I heard that he had a show on one of the networks I actually got, I tuned in to see what was the big deal. And I have to admit that when the Blue Handed men were intorduced, I was sold.

So I watched it, but when it went off the air I didn't think too much of it at the time. I was really into the superb season, or "Day" 2 of 24, plus BOOMTOWN was another groundbreaking show that was on at the same time that I was getting into. So I just chalked it up as another "unjustly screwed over show". But when I heard in 04 that they were actually making SERENITY, I re-watched it and fell in love with it all over again.

So for me it was never "How did you get introduced to it." It was more like "How did it get re-introduced to you."

A little off topic here, does anyone here remember BOOMTOWN? I thought it was such a great antidote to the regular cop show with it's really complex characters and the multiple P.O.V's. And I think David McNorris could give Mal a run for his money in the "tortured character" department.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:38 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by SergeantX:
I've been there since "Train Job" aired. I downloaded the bootleg pilot that week and totally fell in love. I should be clear this makes me far cooler and of much more rarified taste and discretion than the rest of you latecomers. That's just the way it is.



So, since I also did those things AND got to this site nearly a month before you, that means I'm cooler than you? Whoa...

I remember watching "The Train Job" and thinking,
"Damn, I missed the 2hr premiere...must of been on last Sunday...". Only after I poked around online did I learn how messed up F*X was treating the show.

F*X>>

I'm actually in the process of transfering my well worn VHS tapes of the F*X episodes onto DVD complete with commercials and in the order aired. Kinda of a neat stroll down memory lane...at least until I remember what F*X did to the show...

Quote:

Fuck them, fuck them all to hell.


Yep.

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Monday, April 17, 2006 4:51 PM

SADLITTLEKING


Quote:

Originally posted by SAVEWASH:
I did! I was almost turned off by all those promotional ads showing this naked girl in a box--I couldn't figure out why I would want to see that. However, I knew it was from Joss Whedon and it was sci-fi, so I decided to give it a try anyway. (Usually I watch the pilot of almost any new show anyway, just in case it turns out to be another "Northern Exposure" or "The X-Files." I don't remember the ads for those before they aired, but I can't imagine that they did justice to the shows.)

I'm so glad I gave it a try! I loved the show from the first episode I saw (The Train Job): great action, great effects, fantastic characters. I couldn't believe it when they cancelled the show. There is no justice in this world.



I had the same experience in that the promos Fox aired for Firefly never sold me on the show. Well, the naked girl in the box thing got me to at least check it out, but let's just say that I so fell in love with Firefly from the first episode, I didn't realize that there was no naked girl in a box. Not until Fox aired the pilot anyway. LOL


Quote:

Originally posted by Agatsu:
Oh, I'm sorry, I thought this was for Firefly-First-Contact-Stories in general, but I guess it's for those who watched it on TV, sorryyyy.



No worries. I rather enjoyed your story. When you said you immediately fell in love with Summer, the first words to enter my mind were, "You, too?"

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Monday, April 17, 2006 5:05 PM

SERGEANTX


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
Quote:

Originally posted by SergeantX:
I've been there since "Train Job" aired. I downloaded the bootleg pilot that week and totally fell in love. I should be clear this makes me far cooler and of much more rarified taste and discretion than the rest of you latecomers. That's just the way it is.



So, since I also did those things AND got to this site nearly a month before you, that means I'm cooler than you? Whoa...



I bow before your oneupsmanship. Truly, the day is yours.

SergeantX

"Dream a little dream or you can live a little dream. I'd rather live it, cause dreamers always chase but never get it." Aesop Rock

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Monday, April 17, 2006 5:06 PM

AGATSU


Quote:

Originally posted by SadLittleKing:

No worries. I rather enjoyed your story. When you said you immediately fell in love with Summer, the first words to enter my mind were, "You, too?"



Great, now I don't know if I wanna hug you or tell you to BACK OFF!
But let's not start about Summer, we adon't wanna hijack the thread...

Oh, but I gotta add that AFTER I watched the series and Serenity for the first time in quite a hurry, I noticed that I had accidentially skipped SAFE! WOOHOO!

One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.

www.straightfromthehorsesmouth.co.uk/firefly

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Monday, April 17, 2006 5:45 PM

THEMANTHEYCALLEDJAMES


In 2002 I was flipping through channels and I saw about 3 minutes of "Out of Gas" but it was in the middle of an episode so I really didn't understand what I was seeing and changed.

It wasn't until the movie came out (and I then bought the DVD because seeing the film made me interested in seeing to source matiral) that I ever saw another episode of the show again

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Monday, April 17, 2006 5:52 PM

JUTIN


I had a weird experience while watching Firefly on FOX... one night it starred Adam Sandler and he was playing golf...

seriously, the promos for the show had me so confused... they trivialized the show's plot to the point of mockery... "A space ship, a cosmic hooker and a girl in a box!" ... I recorded the first episode... not knowing that it was the second episode... I didn't want to watch it... the previews were so bad and the "oh no, what are we going to do? who's flying this thing?" was in every promo to the point that I was getting sick of it... so I had the tape for about a week... the next Friday, while the next episode was being taped... my friend asked me if I'd seen the first episode and I explained that I can't bring myself to watch it... I know it's Joss Whedon but the promos look so cheesy... he said "no, the real first episode" ... he had downloaded Serenity from the internet and the quality was bad but I was so engrossed... I came home and eagerly watched the first two episodes from my tapes...

so, just to be clear:
on September 27th...
I watched Serenity that my friend had downloaded
On September 28th...
I watched The Train Job and Bushwhacked that I had time-recorded...

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Monday, April 17, 2006 6:23 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


I remember the ads...I remember thinking it wasn't going to last long...

And, I remember Mal kicking Crow through the engine, and being hooked for life.


That about sums it up.

So..you know...good for me...



Kaylee: "What's so damn important about being proper? It don't mean nothing out here in the black."
Simon: "It means more out here. It's all I have..."

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Monday, April 17, 2006 6:49 PM

DECKROID


I watched from Bushwacked on. I saw the ads, visted the offical site with Kelly doing interviews and such and had to work the night of Train Job.

Was hooked from the moment I realized there was no sound in space. That was what grabbed me. I liked the song, too.

Then FOX (Spit!) stuck it to me every chance it got. Put episodes here and there, trying to fit new shows around baseball, what the hell were they thinking?

I got wind of cancellation and freaked the hell out. They didnt even give it a chance! And was really upset when they started airing "Who wants to marry a midget Millionaire?" that millions of folks wanted to watch that go se instead of quality stuff.

Originality doesn't have to mean shocking. You can have origianl material that isn't intended to abhor. Its just that the shocking crap gets the attention. Where the hell do they go from here? Live sex shows featuring mutilated monkeys?

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Monday, April 17, 2006 6:51 PM

CEDRIC


Being a Buffy fan, I was there for Firefly from the beginning. Shindig was the episode that definitely hooked me.

But mostly I remember seeing the episode "Serenity" and thinking, "Well, it's obvious who the mole is--he's the guy who's not on all the other episodes!"

F*X S*X!

Cedric


"Some things stay with you, 'til the day you die."
On the Drift: Music Inspired by Firefly and Serenity, now on sale at
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Monday, April 17, 2006 6:58 PM

NAUGHTYMAN


I tuned in to fox on a friday night,watched the whole pilot.Thought to myself,gee finally there's a show I can get excited about again.The next friday,tuned in and it was gone,cancelled.Just my luck,I figured!Happy to be saved by the DVD boxed set when it came out!

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all"

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Monday, April 17, 2006 7:53 PM

MIKAMOM


My husband and I were there for "Train Job"

Rob had seen an add first and brought it to my attention. T.V. isn't a big thing for him and I was taken back by how excited he was. He depends on me to find it and remember when it is on. I, like many here, was hooked when Crow was kicked into the intake. One of the first things we thought, was that we somehow missed the pilot. Since it was my job to keep track, this was, of course, my fault. (kidding)

I'm so glad I found this community.
I just don't know how I would be getting through the lack of shiny goodness without the news and discussions here.

One day.
One plan.
One army of Browncoats.
On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:57 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


I was there from day one. Fox's mishandling of the show left me confused at times, but I loved the show when it aired & I would not even move from in front of the tv from 7:30 until after the show went off. I knew it was something special.



__________________________________________

"May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one."

Richmond, VA & surrounding area Firefly Fans:

http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/richmondbrowncoats/

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:15 AM

CWNEK


I saw and VHSed every aired-out-of-order episode, even the ones which aired in Greater Boston following Friday night baseball and the local evening news, whenever that worked out to be.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:53 AM

MER


I watched a couple when it was on air. I love the blip ad for it. It was all prettya nd blue. Granted it didn't fit the lineup, it was hella cool none the less. I'm shocked nobody screencapped it for everybody's enjoyment.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:11 AM

WINDIE


Well my wife got me into Firefly, always been an avid fan of most sci-fi, liked Buffy and Angel ( prefered Angel to be honest). Came home from work one Monday evening sat eating my tea and the lovely lady says theres a new programme on tonight about 9 on Sci-Fi I think you will ilke it.

I hadn't heard of it myself, anyway we sat down to watch, I couldn't understand why she wanted to watch to be honest or why I had been told it was on, then I saw Jayne and realised. Trouble is, it's the first Sci-Fi show that she has ever liked (not just for Jayne) and the buggers cancel it. I wasn't popular when I had to mention it was cancelled.

It was first aired in the UK on a Monday evening if anyone is wondering why a Monday and not a Friday is mentioned above. Also it was after the show appeared in the US by a good couple of months so technically I was there in the begining (Uk time)more by luck than judgement, but I believe they did show it on the correct order.

The only thing I find completely strange is the fact that the show has such a good following and the muppets (fool's) at the studio who canned it originally can't admit they were wrong and just bring it back to life.

PS Chuffed to bits today tho, the double disk edition of Serenity from Auz has arrived got new stuff to watch



Why have they taken the sky from ME

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:18 AM

RIVERGIRL


ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:34 AM

VERASNEWOWNER


I watched it here in the UK when it origianlly aired, bringing with it two UK exclusive episodes never before seen in its native country.

I watched because;
1. It was a whedon brainchild
2. It was a space opera/comedy/drama/action rolled into one, and i like.
3. It was cancelled for being good.
4. When i used to post on Trekbbs.com, every one was raving about it and how it got cancelled early.

Now im glad i watched it, cos its come back as a movie that shouldnt exist, and thats summit special.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:10 AM

MATTCOZ


I never knew it existed, way to go Fox marketing department!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:55 AM

SADLITTLEKING


Quote:

Originally posted by Agatsu:
Quote:

Originally posted by SadLittleKing:

No worries. I rather enjoyed your story. When you said you immediately fell in love with Summer, the first words to enter my mind were, "You, too?"



Great, now I don't know if I wanna hug you or tell you to BACK OFF!



Ha ha. Don't worry, my fellow Browncoat. My real obsession is Natalie Portman. I just meant that I fell in love with Summer in the "She is so cute and an incredible actress." kind of way. So you're good.


Quote:

But let's not start about Summer, we adon't wanna hijack the thread...


Sure.

So, do you know if Summer saw Firefly when it originally aired?

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 7:58 AM

FUTUREMRSFILLION


Verasnewowner,

When was it shown? I was in London from 2000 to 2004. I never saw it. I did however see Fastlane (mentioned by Nathan in the commentary for War Stories).

I am glad I didn't see them until the BDM. I would have been mourning a lot longer!

Nathan doesn't know it yet, but I am his one true love! Is that weird?
(he will believe, he will believe)

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:55 AM

JAKE7


I was there from day 1. I thought the promos were funny, but I admit, I was confused by them. Probably why I decided to give the show a chance. I was not/am not a fan of Buffy and Angel (Just not my cup of tea) so I had no idea about Joss Whedon or anything. I was coming in cold.

I saw the "first" episode and was instantly confused. I kept waiting for the stuff I'd seen in the ads, but they never appeared! I had no idea about the fact that things were shown out of order until after the show was off the air!

It was when they showed Serenity at the end that, somehow, I found out that the show was on the chopping block and signed up on the offical board and then found this site and joined up -- glad to find others who were just as upset as I was about the cancellation.

It's been a bittersweet ride. Cancellation, then the Movie. Now it's all about seeing how this story continues. I have a feeling it will in SOME form. I don't think Joss is done with it yet.

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MAL: Everybody's makin' a fuss.
***********
"They just float out there, sending out raver breeding parties...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 8:56 AM

CLIOMUSE


Been a fan since the beginning. My husband had to drag me kicking and screaming to watch the first episode. I didn't know Joss Whedon from George Lucas, and the ads were AWFUL.

I was interested enough to watch the whole thing, only getting up during the commercials. (I can wander in and out during Stargate and don't feel as if I have missed anything.) We decided it was good enough to watch more of. I was actually angry when it was preempted for baseball and stupid movies, which is weird because I can usually take or leave TV shows, even the ones I really like.

By "Jaynestown" I was no longer getting up during the commericals because I was afraid I'd miss something. "Out of Gas" aired and I was in love. We don't have cable, but if the show had moved to a cable channel I would have signed up right then and there. By "War Stories" I was no longer blinking much, lest I miss something. By "Objects in Space" I found myself holding my breath. I was in tears at the end of the pilot/finale.

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