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When did you start watching?

POSTED BY: MICJWELCH
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 17:23
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:24 AM

MICJWELCH


This is mostly for my own curiosity, but I've created a small survey asking when you were introduced to the 'verse. I'd greatly appreciate it if you'd fill it out.

My guess is that most people here are like me. I'd never heard of Firefly until AFTER the movie was in theaters.

Anyway, survey is here:
http://freeonlinesurveys.com/rendersurvey.asp?sid=0sj1hsk0ndyvayv44181
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 9:58 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Couldn't answer exactly because my option wasn't on there. So I went with the third option as being closest.

I caught the Firefly marathon eps on SciFi before the movie came out and fell in love. Went to the movie ( a bunch of times! ) and have been a fan ever since.


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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:02 PM

DANCINGOTTER


I found it on Hulu.com. Still new, but taking as many people down with me. Got my husband, daughter and niece hooked so far and I am trying to get more!

~Otter

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 3:26 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Quote:

Originally posted by DancingOtter:
I found it on Hulu.com. Still new, but taking as many people down with me. Got my husband, daughter and niece hooked so far and I am trying to get more!

~Otter



Gorramn , this is the sort of thing that keeps me 'in the game' ; all the ruttin' new folk...

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:15 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I'm also an original Browncoat from September 20, 2002. Watched all of the episodes as they aired except for one because I was not home that night and either I screwed up the programming on my vcr or The Alliance screwed it up.

Bought the dvd set as soon as it was released and have watched the series well over twenty times by now, and close to that for the BDM, which I saw in two pre-release screenings on May 5 and June 23, 2005. Then I watched it six times during its regular theatrical run.




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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:28 PM

VETERAN

Don't squat with your spurs on.


I'm an "Original." Watched Train Job because I read the promo in the paper and recognized Gina from Hercules, Xena, and Cleopatra 2525.

Remember being pretty gorram mad when the show was prempted for the baseball playoffs and then {i]Happy Gilmore.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 4:30 PM

ELNQSDFL


Voted. Started watching a few weeks ago - after catching most of "SERENITY" on TV someplace. I went out and bought all the DVD's.

Good Stuff.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:07 PM

CHARLIEBZ


I vaguely remember hearing about the series when it first aired but I didn't watch it. I never even heard about the movie which would have sparked my interest as I love SciFi flicks. I discovered Firefly on UHD in October 2006 and have been hooked ever since.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008 5:27 PM

RAYCHEETAH


Another ab origine voter, from the first airing of The Train Job. The missus, who is much wiser than I, was gonna watch that show with the horses and the spaceship in the preview, but I didn't feel moved to watch some weird western. However, that was what was on in the room, and I was hooked. Two things really sold me: Mal's conversation with the Sheriff about choices, and what happened to Crow.

That wasn't the first time the missus hooked me at the start of a great, new sci-fi series; she did the very same thing to me with Babylon 5.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6:26 PM

STOWEAWAY


Original Series watcher. Only because my dear husband was so frickin' excited about it. I told him the promo looked stupid and I wouldn't watch it. But then one of the commercials had "that guy from Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place". It was a stupid show but he was my favorite character from it.
So I watched Train Job, confused about what I had missed. Watched it all the way through to the Pilot when all questions were finally answered.
But it wasn't until I got my DVD set and watched it all in order that I realized the genius of it.

Oh, I hope I did the survey right. I didn't get a confirmation when I was done.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 6:32 PM

YELLOWJACKET


I started watching day one. I watched faithfully, including the half dozen times I tuned in only to find that Friday Night Football was playing in the slot reserved for Firefly.

Stupid Fox.


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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 7:30 PM

TUJIAOZUO


I want to say a year ago. Right after school ended and I was bored witless with reruns, I was enmass renting movies and saw Serenity for the second time (I had rented it once before when it had first come out, but I was a teenager that lacked insight into movies and didn't like it.) and was intrigued. So, to further explore and kill my media boredom I bought the pilot on iTunes and watched.. then started downloading an episode a night onto my iPod and watching... then buying a used DVD set at FYE... then buying a new copy... then holding out to buy the CE BDM... and the comics.... and then there was the fanfiction...

Ah, so much can happen in a year

Your Indian Pirate Lord,
Ash

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 7:40 PM

FIREFLYPASSENGER


I am an original viewer. Big Joss fan. I saw the TV Guide ad and thought how dumb. Then I read by Joss Whedon and knew I'd love it.

I was always a Nathan fan and I remebered Jewel fro Flash forward.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 8:22 PM

NEWOLDBROWNCOAT


tried the survey, but I don't register for *N*O*T*H*I*N* online. FFF.net might be the only exception

Got started by the DVDs, about a year before the BDM. One of my daughter's ex- boyfriends loaned them to her, and she was watching them at home. I saw down, saw the opening scene of OMR , and that was it, I was hooked.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 9:04 PM

MOOSE


I'm another original viewer.

When I saw "The Train Job", I distinctly remember thinking "Dammit, I missed the first episode..."

Okay, here's another question esp. for the other "original" viewers: How did you all finally end up here at FFF.net?

I got here trying to find out what the hell happened to the 2hr pilot that I "missed".

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 10:02 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


This is a great thread. I love reading about everyone's journey into the 'Verse.

Well, I'm an original viewer. Heard one day that JW had created this new Sci-Fi program called Firefly and I said, I'm there! Saw the promos with the space ship and the horses and thought: this I gotta see! Heartbroken when F*&%^*&%)^%#$ing Fox decided to cancel.

Fast forward to 2005 with the BDM about to come out. Told my son, who's now a fan, and loved it (I always thought the show should have been called Serenity). And here's the strange part, I was not aware that the series was out in DVD.

Fast forward to 2007. I was shopping for a dvd for my niece when I see the Serenity dvd on the shelf (Collector's Edition, the only one left). I pick it up, as I'm passing by the TV series section I spot the FF series set, I pick that up.
I did not realize what I had until I saw the entire series in order (gorram Fox) and it made me appreciated the BDM that much more (Why did JW kill off Book and Wash?). My son and I watched every episode in just 3 days (his fav ep is OIS). I have been fanatical about our BDH ever since.

You with the bathing, me with the watching you bathe!

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 10:15 PM

PAINTITBLACK



I am embarrassed to admit that I held out until my sister practically begged me to sit down and watch the show, long after the movie was released, and then I was hooked. At the end of the series, (after cursing Fox retrospectively) like many people who came in late, I turned to the Net to heal the wounds of loss.



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Wednesday, May 21, 2008 10:26 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Hey Moose! Great question, ya know about FFF.net!
I had some trouble remembering just how I got hooked (I'm gettin' old in my old age) but here it goes:

After rewatching the BDM and a few of my favs eps from the series, I went on the internet to try and find out what the latest word was on Serenity/FF. So naturally I did a search on Summer Glau. I came across a website for her and found links to a bunch of sites including this one. I poked around most but found this to be the best (sorry Universal).

For the record, I was really oblivious to the "order" that Fox so brilliantly "suggested" FF should air. But I do remember looking forward to my TV night with FF and all the pre-empting in the world wasn't going to keep me away from my show. My fav ep at the time was Jaynestown. But now, after watching the series in the order it was intended I can honestly say it is among the top 5 best written shows ever. Thats right I said it - ever.

Watching the set in order was like seeing it for the first time. And watching it with my son was, well, priceless!

Thanks again for your post, Moose.

Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
I'm another original viewer.

When I saw "The Train Job", I distinctly remember thinking "Dammit, I missed the first episode..."

Okay, here's another question esp. for the other "original" viewers: How did you all finally end up here at FFF.net?

I got here trying to find out what the hell happened to the 2hr pilot that I "missed".



There's obeying going on right under my nose!

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:31 AM

SERENITY1978


Didn't see it originally, only got involved after getting Serenity on DVD a couple of years ago, then got the series on DVD and watched it over and over again..

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:57 AM

ERGASTER


I watched the movie on Pay per View (satellite tv) out of boredom and curiosity (always up for a new sci fi adventure!). I didn't catch it right from the beginning but tuning in at the "What was that??" part didn't hurt none. :)

It glued me to my seat. I didn't know what the hell I just watched but I sure wanted to see it again, so I did. Lots of times.

Only then did I figure out that I had heard of something called "Firefly" even though I'd never seen it, so I went and bought the series.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:09 AM

RAYCHEETAH


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
I'm another original viewer.

When I saw "The Train Job", I distinctly remember thinking "Dammit, I missed the first episode..."

Okay, here's another question esp. for the other "original" viewers: How did you all finally end up here at FFF.net?

I got here trying to find out what the hell happened to the 2hr pilot that I "missed".


How'd I end up here? The missus, again. I just lurked for a long gorram time. Then I read about the Universal HD Firefly board...

http://boards.nbcuni.com/universalHD/index.php?showforum=4

...Dropped in there, and registered and posted there, first. THEN, I was recruited offa UHD to go to Skiffy (SciFi.com, now not the shiniest place to be) to join up for the Wreck or Repair game, there.

Finally, after I got comfortable posting on message boards, I came back to FFF and registered. Now, ya'll can't get me to shut up. I've joined batches more Browncoat forums, since.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:41 AM

LEIF


I started to watch the series as it aired. I thought "Train Job" was, frankly, not very good. It seemed a mis-match of genres thrown together with some clever dialog and good looking ladies to hold it together. I watched a few more episodes but then lost interest when I would try to tune in and get baseball or something else.

I didn't watch the movie until it was out on DVD, then was given the series box set a couple of year ago. I watched them all over one weekend, then went out and bought the BDM collectors edition. I have watched the series over and over since then.

To this day I still break out the DVD's and watch a few of my favorites. I'm glad DVD's don't wear out like VHS tapes, they would be dead now. LOL

I just finished my very own brown coat so I have some cool threads when I finally make it to a shindig.

I am a big fan and mourn the loss of a great program.

I found this site just looking for anything FF on the net. I have run FF tabletop RPGs based on the GURPS system.

Leif

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 3:48 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


I was onboard from the moment "Train Job" aired on Fox. One of the best decisions I ever made was to watch this show despite the "space hooker" line on the Firefly ad on Fox.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 6:19 AM

JOSSISAGOD


I was a fan(atic) from "The Train Job" in '02. I came here looking for a ringtone in '05. Until then it never ocurred to me to join an online community.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 6:36 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


I bought the DvD boxset around the beginning of September 04.. Memory is a bit faded on the exact date.. But, I didn't join this site until mid Sept..

I had been following reader's emails in a sci-fi mag for a couple of months, (having been unaware of the show, despite being a fan of Joss Whedon's work.) There were a lot of vocal readers, who were kinda hard to ignore, and I'm SO glad that I didn't let it slide by.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:45 PM

IGOR


I discovered Firefly 5 months ago after I watched Serenity on dvd. I am looking forward to these results. My guess would be that there are twice as many fans of Firefly that discovered FF after it was canceled, than those who saw it when it originally aired. But so far it looks about even.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:10 PM

KAREL

Flying on duct tape and a damaged registry.


It was a Joss show; meaning, must watch. Did. See my profile page. Heh.


"This is the twenty first century, can't you get it through your head? This ain't the way it was meant to be, magic isn't dead." -- Marillion.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 4:44 PM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


I'm a veteran of the throes of cancellation.

I was pining severely for the recently canceled FarScape - anyone who thinks FOX is the serial killer of quality TV? HA! Again I say HA!

I saw this guy in the trailers for the series with an odd nose that went very well on his face and I thought... "I know him from somewhere."

I watched for those two reasons. Train Job felt awkward, but I couldn't figure out who the guy playing Captain Malcolm Reynolds was.

Watched Bushwacked, thought it was a little out there for a second episode. STILL couldn't figure out who the guy was.

Watched Our Mrs. Reynolds which was the BEST. That moment when Saffon says, but sir, I'm your wife." and Mal... *blinked* I was hooked.

And FINALLY thought of it. He was Johnny from Two guys and a Girl... only I still didn't know his real name. That was when I gave up and went to IMDb.

Had I gone to IMDb to start with and said ta heck with it after Train Job, I wouldn't be conversating with you fine individuals.

Keep Flying!

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:32 AM

MICJWELCH


Well, didn't expect that many responses. 53 people have taken the survey, and after 50 I have to pay to see the results. :-) But the comments here are interesting. I had a theory that most of us Browncoats are fairly new to the 'verse.

Oh, and just in case anyone was confused, the registration page that you see after you do the survey is only if you want to create your own surveys.

Anyway, thanks guys.



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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:05 PM

LWAVES


An original 100% bonafide UK browncoat here from the very beginning of the UK airings on Skiffy channel.

Being a Whedon fan from Buffy and Angel I had followed the news on the series so that by the time they aired over here we already had word come through that it had been cancelled. Still kept me watching though.
And then when the US DVDs came out I got them, then the UK ones, then saw the BDM (twice in first week), then bought the BDM three times (US, Australian and US CE versions) as they appeared.

Still here, still flying.



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 1:24 PM

CANTTAKESKY


I came early enough to get my screenname on FFF. I was hooked from the moment Mal kicked an unarmed man into the ship's engine on Sept 20, 2002.

You just don't see that kind of plot on TV.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 2:49 PM

TRAVELER


I think it is going on two years now, I was at Best Buys looking for something to buy and not having any idea what I wanted to watch. This typical of me. I never have a specific idea what I am going to get.

So FOX has their own little section of DVD's at the store. I see this SciFi set. I look at it and see Ron Glass is in it. Well I thought Ron Glass was great in "Barney Miller" so I buy it and start watching the first episode.

I have to ask myself everytime I watch through this series why it was taken of the air. This is the best SciFi I have ever seen. I am 57 years old and have witnessed just about every SciFi space opera TV show ever produced, from Rocky Jones Space Ranger through all the Star Trek series and nothing tops this.

I can hear Mal yelling at Kaylee about Space Monkeys again and again and continue to enjoy it.

To see Jayne in his orange knit cap brings tears to my eyes.

There may only be 14 episodes and one film, but I have them to watch whenever I want.

I am happy.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 3:57 PM

DARKJESTER


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:
I'm another original viewer.

When I saw "The Train Job", I distinctly remember thinking "Dammit, I missed the first episode..."

Okay, here's another question esp. for the other "original" viewers: How did you all finally end up here at FFF.net?

I got here trying to find out what the hell happened to the 2hr pilot that I "missed".




Good question, Moose! One more original viewer here, and I still have my Fox broadcast tapes (except for "Ariel", longish story).

I found this place about July of '03. I remember seeing something on-line about a continuing fanbase for the show, and decided to search for other folks who were wearing out their VHS tapes re-watching episodes too. Lurked for better than 6 months, but even back then I was checking the site daily (still do!). Finally joined up on Valentine's day of '04. Very Geek of me, yes?


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JAYNE "Pain is scary..."

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:02 PM

RAYCHEETAH


Quote:

Originally posted by micjwelch:
Well, didn't expect that many responses. 53 people have taken the survey, and after 50 I have to pay to see the results. :-) But the comments here are interesting. I had a theory that most of us Browncoats are fairly new to the 'verse.

Oh, and just in case anyone was confused, the registration page that you see after you do the survey is only if you want to create your own surveys.

Anyway, thanks guys.



There was a survey?

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008 5:23 PM

WHISPER


I'm one of those that kick myself repeatedly for not watching when it was on. I was a fan of Buffy and then Angel from their very first episodes. When I heard about Joss' new series about space cowboys- i balked. I HATE sci-fi, so i didn't think it would be any different for Firefly. Boy, was i wrong!

I co-worker of mine in November '04 was a big Joss fan as well and she asked if I had ever seen Firefly. Based on her recommendation I rented the first 2 discs from Netflix and then bought the set. I joined the fandom right during the exitement of the movie coming out and enjoyed going to the prescreening of Serenity in my area.

I found FFF.net shortly after finishing the series looking for answers as to why this wonderful show was cancelled. I lurked for many months before joining.

That's my story. =)



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