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Saturday, April 7, 2012 4:00 AM

PIZMOBEACH

... fully loaded, safety off...


I have serious doubts about a return of the original cast and crew and show after this many years, but the 'Verse is vast and there are many stories to tell. :)
So do you have any ideas for a spinoff or other show idea that takes place in the 'Verse?
I had this thought that a show with River as a bridge character so many years later could work (and I think Summer would be great of course and available). Who would she be x years later? What would her special talents lend themselves to and how would they influence her life path? Would she be so mentally and socially injured that she always lived on the edge of society, never or rarely trusting? River as a bounty hunter - too ironical? Who would her friends be? What would be the fall out from Miranda? Another Alliance v. New Independents war? I think that might have a lot of legs considering we only saw glimpses of the original conflict but there's still a lot of emotional baggage there to work with.
Ideas?

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 4:37 AM

MOOSE


The Man They Call Jayne

Capitalizing on Jayne's notoriety earned from Serenity, a guns-for-hire company convinces Jayne to become their "boss".

Of course, this goes to Jayne's head, with hi-larious results.

Pretty much a mix of Remington Steele and the A-Team.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 4:37 AM

TWO

The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


Simon is a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders, which has leased Serenity. The Captain is often in conflict with Simon about where the clinic ship will go to next. The needs of the smuggler are greater than the needs of the sick.

On Serenity, River and Inara are running a spy operation, for super-rich owner of the Beaumonde shipyard where Serenity was repaired, against the Alliance. That super-rich owner also builds new ships, shipboard weapons, planetary gravity control, etc. Kaylee is an engineer designing ship engines, specifically for starships that will eventually go to Earth. Publicly, the Alliance is for the idea. Privately, it does not want Earth resettled by Beaumonde because the Alliance won't be able to tightly control Earth since it is twenty something lightyears away.

The big mystery shall be the question of why the numbers of Reavers increase over time, in direct contradiction to the explanation of their origin in the movie.

The Joss Whedon script for "Serenity," where Wash lives, is
Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/two

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 9:36 AM

ECGORDON

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


Saffron and Badger: Salvage Operations

CSI: Ariel

Law & Order: Londinium

Atherton Wing: Persephone Gigolo

Jayne Cobb: Have Vera, Will Travel

So You Think You Can Dance As Good As River Tam?







wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:35 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by ecgordon:
Quote:

Atherton Wing: Persephone Gigolo


Ha,ha Brilliant!

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Saturday, April 7, 2012 11:47 AM

THESOMNAMBULIST


"Sons of Jayne"

Through-out his life Jayne fathered seventeen children ( unbeknownst to Jayne) and they all can shoot a man with a bent scope from 500 yards.
They have been recruited by the government.
Brainwashed, highly trained and seemingly susceptible to suggestion sixteen of the seventeen go out to perform their dastardly missions (Whatever they maybe)
Son number seventeen though is different. He's less accommodating, he thinks for himself, writes songs and is a keen wordsmith. He tricks the government into thinking he's like his brothers, but he isn't.

So now he scours the 'verse in search of his siblings to stop them and their dark murderous tasks. But first he must find his father!






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Sunday, April 8, 2012 4:24 AM

PIZMOBEACH

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Quote:

Originally posted by THESOMNAMBULIST:
"Sons of Jayne"

Through-out his life Jayne fathered seventeen children ( unbeknownst to Jayne) and they all can shoot a man with a bent scope from 500 yards.
They have been recruited by the government.
Brainwashed, highly trained and seemingly susceptible to suggestion sixteen of the seventeen go out to perform their dastardly missions (Whatever they maybe)
Son number seventeen though is different. He's less accommodating, he thinks for himself, writes songs and is a keen wordsmith. He tricks the government into thinking he's like his brothers, but he isn't.

So now he scours the 'verse in search of his siblings to stop them and their dark murderous tasks. But first he must find his father!




Oooo, interesting, a tale for the modern angsty world, Man versus Himself almost (our struggle with our government which is made up of ourselves of course), I like it! It's a flip on the "Man running for his life" format of early network tv. Jym (?) is the pursuer.
I imagine 16 very different other brothers, though they share the same deftness with mayhem and violence, they each have their own preferred unique methods (gotta keep it interesting each week), and also, given Jayne's travels, they all look quite different. Except one of course, the lost twin (I see that as an opening episode for the mid season 3 run). And then there's the last one to fall to end the show, the one that keeps dropping dark hints throughout the first few years - no one knows what he looks like, he could be anyone. Also there's the brother who's actually a sister...
I'm ready to cast once we have a title:

17 Sons
Jayne's 17
The 17th Operative
?


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Sunday, April 8, 2012 11:48 AM

OONJERAH



I think each brother would need at least 3 episodes.
An introductory one where we meet just him, and the
good one is searching but hasn't found him.

The good brother's big advantage is he gets clues from
River. Anonymously, perhaps.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Sunday, April 8, 2012 3:43 PM

GREENKA61


Anything involving Badger.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012 9:23 PM

RIONAEIRE

Beir bua agus beannacht


Ec, :))

I'd want something with all new charactors on an all new ship. The original crew is only mentioned rarely, occasionall cameos perhaps. But I would want to see some of our favorite badguys, Saffron, Badger, even Patience.

I assume you're my pal until you let me know otherwise.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya.

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Monday, April 9, 2012 4:28 AM

ZEEK


I agree about an all new ship with all new characters. I always liked the idea of a brand new rookie captain just getting his first taste of command. He served all his time before that in the core but for now he's the captain of a ship in the outer rim. We get to see him learn to walk the line between doing things by the book and doing what's right. Maybe eventually he'll even uncover enough about the alliance to rebel. Throw in a mole on the ship, maybe someone on the crew how wants the captains job and some other mysterious stuff to drag out. I'd watch that.

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Monday, April 9, 2012 11:58 AM

OONJERAH



That'd be the 'Verse, but not Firefly. It's the personalities
and relationships in Firefly that make it great. That's what
I want back. Eventhough Mal annoys me fairly often.

Jayne's offspring:
It occurs to me, in the spirit of Joss, that Jayne's "good son"
would actually be a daughter.



. . . . .The worst and most frequent consequence of paranoia is that it's self-fulfilling.


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Monday, April 9, 2012 12:19 PM

RIONAEIRE

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In the vein of Jayne's 17 sons, there's a story floating around about Jayne's nine children from every corner of the verse, and, fitting with Jayne's name situation, they all have names that are typically for the other sex. I didn't read it myself, after the first chapter I saw it wasn't the kind of story I read, but it was clever.

I assume you're my pal until you let me know otherwise.

"A completely coherant River means writers don't deliver" KatTaya.

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Monday, April 9, 2012 10:51 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Originally posted by Oonjerah:


Quote:

Jayne's offspring:
It occurs to me, in the spirit of Joss, that Jayne's "good son"
would actually be a daughter.



Thats very true indeed, Would also quite amusing if when she caught up with her father, that he wax on about how she reminds him of this moon-brained kid he once knew back in the day.

:D

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Monday, April 9, 2012 10:51 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


RIONAEIRE wrote

Quote:

In the vein of Jayne's 17 sons, there's a story floating around about Jayne's nine children from every corner of the verse, and, fitting with Jayne's name situation, they all have names that are typically for the other sex. I didn't read it myself, after the first chapter I saw it wasn't the kind of story I read, but it was clever.


Ha really! Must've been a Marquez fan too :D

It's funny but the "father' issues in t.v. and films has always irked, but low and behold that's just what I ended up thinking of.... Ho hum,,,

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 4:10 AM

LIO


I have been working on an idea for my second year at University. After the 'Prax' disaster, I have imagined a reorganisation of power. The systems of oppression remain, it's just the names that change. A young member of parliament who was a medic for the Alliance during the war would make a decent protagonist. Someone who didn't fight on a side but tried to save lives. Maybe they ordered him to refuse aid to prisoners of war. So the series could explore the horrors of war. I'd keep most of the narratives Post-Serenity.

I need to develop a relationship in the idea. I would probably give this young politician a personal companion. Who is skilled in at manipulation and would make an obvious Blue Sun plant but isn't. The strong manipulative force would come from voters and the media and other political figures. The world is full of subverted meaning, this would give our protagonist some fascinating paranoia. Which could be played either for comedy or totally serious.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:23 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


You know, I'd pretty much watch anything set in the 'Verse. Don't much matter what it was about.

That being said, I'd love to see the original cast and crew back, but if that were not an option I'd like to see a show based around a new ship and crew, a passing of the torch if you will.

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