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Your top 3 Firefly Episodes

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 4:55 PM

GED


1. Out of Gas
2. Serenity
3. Jaynestown

OOG - Seriously one of my favorite episodes - you learn about how the crew came together, where he got the ship, more insight into Mal's character, and the fact that it's told out in and out of the current time with flash backs. A very well done episode.

Serenity - The cornerstone of the series. Just one of my favorite episodes. You get to see what the verse is about - the mixing of Chinese and American cultures, a small cut of the war, the socio-economic inequalities, etc. It's one of the best series premieres of any sci fi show I've seen.

Jaynestown - Jayne. The man they call Jayne! He robbed from the rich and he gave to the poor. Stood up to the man and he gave him what for. Our love for him now ain't hard to explain, the Hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne!

What are yours?

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:11 PM

CHRISISALL


Objects in Space
Serenity
Out of Gas

For my money, Objects in Space is the BEST ep of TV EVER!!!


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:27 PM

OPPYH


Jaynestown

Ariel

Out of gas

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:38 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by OPPYH:
Jaynestown

Ariel


Hell, those two were in serious consideration...

Imma change the rules here- these are my favourites:

Serenity
The Train Job
Our Mrs Reynolds
Jaynestown
Out of Gas
Ariel
War stories
The Message
Objects in Space

Y'all can't keep me to three (it's hard to keep it under 10). Easier to ask, what's the eps that AREN'T your favourites... Bushwacked. It sucks compared to the others IMO (which still makes it better than most TV anyway).
Firefly didn't have the time nor inclination to have a "Spock's Brain," so I'll call Bushwacked their "Day of the Dove." Quality-wise, that is.



The singular Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:43 PM

FEARTHEBUNNYMAN


Serenity - b/c, duh
Ariel - A-team! Genius plans! WashandZoe-dance! (sort of) Jayne gets hit on the head with a wrench!
Safe - the episode as a whole fits together sort of oddly, but it was full of awesome moments - Simon climbing up on the stake with River (tear), the Big Damn Heroes, River-dance, Shepherd Book wtf moment, Jayne hanging out of the ship with the big gun, the flashbacks (one with tiny efron - lol'd first time i saw that) and of course, the Hodgeberries.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:50 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by fearthebunnyman:

Safe - the episode as a whole fits together sort of oddly, but it was full of awesome moments


See? How do we pick just three? Safe was awesome for the reasons you listed.


The Shindiggy Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 5:51 PM

RAHLMACLAREN

"Damn yokels, can't even tell a transport ship ain't got no guns on it." - Jayne Cobb


My list changes with the weather.

Out of Gas - “Real beauty, ain’t she?”
Objects in Space - "It's very interesting in here, all these buttons."
Our Mrs. Reynolds - "Well, isn't that... special?"


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:45 PM

CLARITY3


Out of Gas - I love learning more about the charectors in that ep

Serenity - Was truely a wonderful first ep. I like Kaylee in that ep the best.

Objects in Space- I loved the River theme

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:50 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Clarity3:
Out of Gas - I love learning more about the charectors in that ep

Serenity - Was truely a wonderful first ep. I like Kaylee in that ep the best.

Objects in Space- I loved the River theme

My same three! YAHTZEE!


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 6:54 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


in no particular order

out of gas

objects in space

our mrs reynolds



The T.Rex they call JANE!


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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:00 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

our mrs reynolds


Oh, I see right through you, AU!

It's not the EPISODE you like...


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:15 PM

MOOSE


Serenity
Out of Gas
The Train Job


Yes, I said The Train Job.
It's the reason I fell in love with the show.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:20 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:


Yes, I said The Train Job.
It's the reason I fell in love with the show.

Sometimes a man has a choice...


The laughing Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 7:40 PM

MOOSE


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by Moose:


Yes, I said The Train Job.
It's the reason I fell in love with the show.

Sometimes a man has a choice...




I don't believe he does.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:15 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Objects in Space - Profound, thoughful and well it gave us Richard Brooks (Jubal Early) in one of the great character roles from Firefly.

Out of Gas - Great pacing from David Solomon, with a superbly written teleplay by Tim Minear, and clever camera and editing makes this episode brilliant and classy TV.

Ariel - On reflection this episode has great production value. It looks the money. The focus on Simon, River and Jayne is highly entertaining. Want more.......


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Thursday, January 14, 2010 12:53 AM

BORIS


1. Our Mrs Reynolds-coz it's got the funniest lines
2. Out of Gas-it tells you who's who and what's what
3. War Stories-gives you a different look at the interactions and I love it with the commentary

my favourite scene however is out of Ariel, the one where Jayne gets knocked out and put in the airlock.It gives us an acute look at the scary Mal.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:20 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:

our mrs reynolds


Oh, I see right through you, AU!

It's not the EPISODE you like...


The laughing Chrisisall



Hey, I know what I like !



The T.Rex they call JANE!


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Thursday, January 14, 2010 2:37 AM

JONGSSTRAW

We carry in our hearts the true country, and that cannot be stolen.


1. Our Mrs. Reynolds - simply an exceptionally entertaining episode with lots of sarcasm and biting wit.

2. Shindig - I'm just a sucker for a pretty girl in a fancy dress. Love the 2 Badger scenes, the floating chandelier, and the hot cheese.

3. Serenity / Train Job (tie) - Both episodes give great insight into the character and nature of the Captain and crew. The returning of the medicine scene with the Sheriff still gets me a tad choked up even after all these years.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:19 AM

ZZETTA13


Jaynestown
Out of Gas
Our Mrs. Reynolds

Not necessarily in order but those are the ones that cemented my boots into the FF universe. Not a bad thing at all.

Z


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Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:18 AM

WINDIE


Out of Gas

Objects in Space

Jaynes Town.

But too be honest I will change my mind.




Why have they taken the sky from ME

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 6:22 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by RahlMaclaren:
My list changes with the weather.

Out of Gas - “Real beauty, ain’t she?”
Objects in Space - "It's very interesting in here, all these buttons."
Our Mrs. Reynolds - "Well, isn't that... special?"


We have a winner!


Those are my top three. It's a good thing this is a top three list. Top episode and even top two is too difficult to come up with for me.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 7:27 AM

GED


Out of Gas seems to be the constant in most people's top 3.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 8:41 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


I can't have a top 3, because each and every episode is my favorite - including Serenity, the big damn movie.

Mike

Work is the curse of the Drinking Class.
- Oscar Wilde

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Thursday, January 14, 2010 5:32 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
I can't have a top 3, because each and every episode is my favorite - including Serenity, the big damn movie.


But, wasn't Bushwacked kinda lacking IYO? The Simon stuff was good, but the Reaver reasoning sort of done on the fly, not consistent with their origin IMO.


The laughing Chrisisall

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Friday, January 15, 2010 4:58 AM

DMI

Expired, forgotten, spoiled rotten.


Chrisisall, Buchwacked is in my top three. Sure, the guy going crazy doesn't quite make sense with how the movie explains the reaver's origins, but the interview scenes are classic. I feel like it was the first episode that really fleshed out each character beyond what was established by the pilot. Its also in there because it was the first episode I ever saw (I was a week late to the party and missed the train job).

However, I do agree with something you've implied. Favorite episode threads come up all the time. How about a least favorite episode thread?
-e

p.s. Out of Gas
Jaynestown
Bushwacked

I pray for one last landing,
on the globe that gave me birth.
Let me rest my eyes on the fleecy skies
and the cool, green hills of Earth.

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Friday, January 15, 2010 5:23 AM

PIZMOBEACH

... fully loaded, safety off...


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
But, wasn't Bushwacked kinda lacking IYO? The Simon stuff was good, but the Reaver reasoning sort of done on the fly, not consistent with their origin IMO.



Which Reaver reasoning? Never seen anything about that, interesting.

I think Bushwacked is underrated sometimes, not a great ep but not as low as some suggest.

It gave us:

- hoop ball! That's a pretty great opening.
- underscored the "dangers of space," which helps inform following eps like Out of Gas + added to that the very real, gothic horror element of the Reavers (not just camp fire stories).
- Aliens! I swear that Reaver booby trap looked like a living creature (yeah, I know what JW has said).
- the interrogation sequences are good character studies, "Ever been with a warrior woman?"
- and another puzzle piece in Book's back story, his Ident Card rushing him to the head of the line (hmmm!).

My top 3:

Out of Gas - most complete from beginning to end - it covers so much ground it almost feels like a 2 hour ep. Great back story telling. Inara & Mal's first meeting, sparring, the cold spark of things to come.

Jaynestown - I'm in awe of the pure imagination, how original this ep feels. What an improbable story that rings true, and a perfectly ironical plot for Jayne. I thought this was an example of the great minds JW had collected around him and was a sign of equally great things to come... how he would be giving us the unexpected. (In terms of originality Objects in Space is a match for Jaynestown).

Our Mrs Reynolds - ok, make that 3 matches, stories that didn't feel derivative, wholly unique to this new 'Verse. And it has the best chunk of dialogue/performances of all the eps imho - forward to right after the first commercial break when everyone is in the cargo bay discussing Saffron- brilliant.


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Friday, January 15, 2010 6:29 AM

WEICHI


I always make a "best" and a "favorite" distinction.

Best is hard to argue with, IMHO,
Serenity - The Introduction to our World
Out of Gas - The History of our World
Objects in Space - The Heart of our World

Favorite is impossible to argue with, mine is actually War Stories. Also Jaynestown makes my list because it was the episode where I went from wanting to love the show to loving the show. My third is probably Serenity, although Our Mrs Reynolds and Out of Gas are hard to leave out.

See how I'm not hitting him, I think I've grown!

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Monday, January 18, 2010 8:55 PM

JBURGER


Objects In Space

Out Of Gas

Our Mrs. Reynolds


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