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Were you all Sci-Fi fans before Firefly?

POSTED BY: FLYINFREE
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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:23 AM

FLYINFREE


I've never been a fan of anything before in my life. I've liked lots of shows and movies but didn't really care if I never saw a particular show again until Firefly. I can't begin to describe the feelings it causes in me or why. I was just wondering if the majority of Browncoats are also Trekkies, Star Wars fans, etc. or am I the norm and Firefly reaches the unreachable.

I feel so strongly about Firefly I would gladly work on the show/movie for free just because I would know I was contributing to something bigger than myself (also something I never thought I'd care about). Firefly seems to have an affect on me like it does for Jayne, making me care again, or maybe for the first time, about something larger than and other than myself. Has this happened to any of you, or were you all wonderful human beings to begin with?

"...we're still flyin'."
"That's not much."
"It's enough." Malcolm Reynolds and Simon Tam - Serenity


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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:29 AM

GROUNDED


Already wonderful

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:37 AM

CALHOUN


I never enjoyed reading books when at school, when I started my apprenticeship my boss got me reading a Sci-Fi book and from that moment on I couldnt get enough. 20 years on and Sci Fi is my biggest passion and I now have quite sizable Sci Fi video and book libraries.

I also am totally in awe of Firefly, its by far my most favourite TV show and for the millionth time state that "I cant believe they cancelled it"

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:37 AM

RELFEXIVE


Hell yes! I can only be described as a 'true' show fan of Farscape, though... since I went to the London rally, been to see some of the stars, sent a bunch of e-mails, that kind of thing.

Otherwise, yeah, books, TV, movies, RPGs, and the rest. Firefly is just another fine example of the genre.

"Just another"? Should've said one of the best examples on TV... or in the cinema as the case may be

Mal: "We're not gonna die. We can't die, Bendis. You know why? Because we are so... very... pretty. We are just too pretty for God to let us die."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:37 AM

SASJA


I was a Buffy fan first - but Whedon's shows are the only things I've ever really been a fan of.

I liked sci fi already, though.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 12:59 AM

BROWNCOAT1

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


I have been a fan of sci-fi for quite some time. I think Star Wars started it for me way back in 1977 when I saw it for the first time in a drive in theatre. I have enjoyed reading sci-fi & seeing sci-fi movies ever since.

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


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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:06 AM

MERCEDESTROY


You tell me.

Been readin' SciFi since around 1961. Been watchin' it every chance I get for as long as I remember. Firefly is a sugar rose on the cake! Glad it came along.

Dabs

If Justice is the dish, then I am your waitress

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:12 AM

WREN


I watched a lot of sci-fi, but was never a fan of anything. Then along comes Firefly. I think its fair to say I have passed the fan stage and am rapidly heading into being an obsessive . I watch it continually, have joined fan sites, attend cons and buy anything related to Firefly, even if its a magazine with one line about the show.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:16 AM

ECGORDON

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


I read my first SF book in 1967, and rarely read anything else but SF now. I had already been a fan of shows like The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone, and also the original Star Trek. I try to check out all the genre shows that come on TV, but so few satisfy like Firefly. For the longest time I thought Babylon 5 was the best SF to have ever appeared on tv, but if Firefly had been give more of a chance I think it could have easily surpassed it, in fact comes damn close with the few eps we did get.




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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:18 AM

EVILTOBZ


never been the bigest scifi fan, i like star wars but think the original trilogy is hugely over-rated. i despise star trek, just, umm, cos. loved the matrices and joss' other shows, not sure i'd call them scifi though. so, ummm, i don't have anything against scifi, but i dont watch stuff just cos it is. the only reason i bought the firefly dvds is joss.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:31 AM

RIVERGIRL


I was just wondering if the majority of Browncoats are also Trekkies, Star Wars fans, etc. or am I the norm and Firefly reaches the unreachable.


Big sifi media fan here--Trek(TOS) Swars-Space1999-Blakes 7-Stargate SG1

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 1:50 AM

CAPTAINHARBATKIN


I started out reading Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom novels and Heinlein juveniles at the age of 6; been reading SF for years. Saw the original Star Trek on a black and white portable when it was first on the air.

Not usually a TV watcher anymore, but still reading.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:25 AM

RAVENMYTH


I am 50 yrs old and I have been reading SF since I was in the third grade. I love SF and Fantasy and I play D&D too. When I was around 12 I even wrote a letter to NBC to save Star Trek cause at the time it really was the best on TV. I loved Buffy and Angel and I knew that Firefly would be quality from the get go but I had a feeling that it wouldn't get renewed cause Fox does not have a good history when it comes to SF. I enjoyed Brisco County Jr. and Strange Luck and thought they had great potential but naturally Fox cancelled them before they could come into their own. So I wasn't surprised that Firefly was cancelled ( disappointed but not surprised). Stargate, Babylon 5, all the Trek series but nothing really can compare to books but Firefly was THE BEST.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 2:34 AM

EMPRESSPIRK


I definitely have a soft spot for sci-fi and TNG was my introduction to it. My experience of science fiction comes mainly from tv and movies. I’ve read sci-fi books less than I would have liked.

I was never a true fan of anything until Firefly. It’s the only tv-series I own as DVD. Other series I’ve seen and liked I’ve used mainly as entertainment, nothing more. In my history as a tv-viewer no other show has managed to bring this kind of affection, love and dedication out of me.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 3:28 AM

EST120


always liked it but have never really been loyal to any particular series until recently. have just started to get interested in many of the book series that are available, though.



"i can't comprehend the ways that i miss you, they come to light in my mistakes."
-neko case

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:02 AM

KALATHENA


Not only am I a science fiction fan, but I also adore space-opera, which is why I love Firefly so much. (I've yet to see television do science fiction; it's all space opera; sf wouldn't play very well on TV)

Some of my favorite sf authors are Sarah Zettel, Octavia Butler, John Varley, Robert Sawyer, and Steven Harper. Okay, Harper's my favorite, but only because I married him. :-) My favorite space-opera author is Lois McMaster-Bujold, although her stuff could be considered sf, too. The lynch-pin of her universe is a technological advancement. Her stories, characters and civilizations are heavily dependent on the uterine-replicator, though she does not get into the science of how they work.

And to be honest, Harper's SILENT EMPIRE series is space-opera as opposed to sf. His Lance Michaels series, short as it was, was sf, however.

So yes, I've loved sf *and* space opera for a very long time.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:18 AM

CYBERSNARK


The oldest memory I have is sitting beside my dad (mom was asleep, cause it was night) in our cottage/trailer, watching Return of the Jedi on our staticcy little TV. (All I really remember is being hypnotized by all the bright colours in the space-battle/lightsaber duel).

Years later, I had to go on a plane ride with mom (can't rightly recall where dad was). To keep me quiet, she gave me my first "grown up" novel. Star Trek: TNG #5 Strike Zone, by Peter David.

Been hopelessly hooked (both on Star Trek and on David's works --the guy's like Joss, only in text) ever since.

So yeah, I've been a sci-fi fan for a while.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:30 AM

STATIC


I've always enjoyed Sci-fi. When I was a little kid, my dad took me to see "Star Wars" on it's ORIGINAL run and it blew me away. I had ALL the toys, waited in line for the next two movies, etc.

My dad and I would watch the reruns of the original Star Trek, the first run of Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers. I loved "Farscape", but stopped watching after Zhaan died. I love SG-1, but never have the time to watch it religiously. I've read dozens of Star Trek novels and many Star Wars novels. I've watched much of every ST series. . .

But I've NEVER gone to what some consider the stereotypical 'fan' extreme. The only time I ever dressed in costume for Sci-Fi was when I was a little kid for halloween in costumes my mom made me. I've been to a convention or two, but never regularly, nor when it wasn't ridiculously convenient. I've NEVER EVER been registered on a fansite for any sci-fi show.

That all changed when I finished the last disc of the Firefly DVD set that I bought on a WHIM at the PX in Kandahar. I immediately went online and found this site. . .I've located and purchased stuff for costuming purposes, toyed around with fan fiction, put a countdown timer for the BDM on my desktop and I have an entire folder on my computer devoted to ANY fanvids or cool images relating to Firefly.

It's a sickness, but such a delightful sickness it is.

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"Wash. . .we got some local color happening. A grand entrance would not go amiss."

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:46 AM

DEANNAMAY


I am 40 years old, and have been a sci-fi fan since I could remember. I remember not wanting to trick-or-treat because Star trek was on. I also remember in the second grade saving my milk money to buy Andre Norton books, instead of milk. I give just about every sci fi show a chance to see if it is any good. A few exceed my expectations, X-Files, DS9 (in my opinion the best ST, because things evolved, and it had an arcing storyline)Farscape and of course Firefly are among those. A lot don't, but I won't list them. In the end, it isn't just writing that is important, but the casting. They really just picked all perfect people for Firefly, they just work. Of course, I am not dissing Joss, writing is still important.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:52 AM

THATWEIRDGIRL


My story is very similar to Static's.

My dad took me to see Star Wars. My mom, being the avid reader, gave me lots of classic sci-fi books. As a family, we would watch all the sci-fi shows on tv. I've seen all the Treks, but alas, I don't own cable so all the other great shows you guys talk about are completely off my radar. On our first date, my guy even made me pass a sci-fi quiz before he'd go out with me again--four years ago. He gave me the Firefly dvds as a present and then I found this place. My first registered fandom.

www.thatweirdgirl.com

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 5:54 AM

GHOULMAN


... I like good writing.

That's it. The genre trappings are not important to me particularly.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:20 AM

EVILTOBZ


good call there ghoulman

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 6:48 AM

KATI


I just followed Buffy... and Joss.
That made me a Firefly-Fan. I think it's just this familiar thingy that Joss always puts in his shows, the depth of the characters, the excellent castings, everything - and that made me a Joss-Junkie from the first moment on. What I most love on Firefly is that mixture of Western and SciFi (never expected it would work...*g*) - I always have been (and still am, of course) a Western-Fan, so Joss caught me once again...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:04 AM

DIGIFICWRITER


I'd been a longtime Star Trek and Star Wars fan, and had gotten into Babylon 5, but was never much of what you'd call a 'mainstream' SF fan before Firefly came along. Of course, I already was a huge BtVS fan, so watching Firefly was a no-brainer for me given who its creator is.

Take my love
Take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care
I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:35 AM

CHANNAIN

i DO aim to misbehave


At the same time Classic Star Trek was in re-runs in 1971, my oldest sister was full-time babysitter for my brother and me. She had missed a deadline for school, so she took the year to look after us. So she was the one who plunked us both down in front of the TV while the show was on and said, "Watch this." Later on we also watched Battlestar: GALACTICA, and there was one memorable late night when we watched "Buckaroo Banzai." Mom still has the Enterprise-A floating in the front entry of the house. Since then there's been Babylon 5, FarScape, Andromeda (when it was still good), Stargate... basically if it has a sci-fi/fantasy theme, I'll give it a looksee. TV series get two chances with me.

I read Anne MacAffrey's Drangonrider series when I was 12, and I still have the original paperback printings of the first Han Solo Series. I think I was 16 when those came out. At the moment I'm reading Terry Goodkind.

Is it a genetic pre-disposition? Yeah, I'd have to say so. Not that there wasn't just a little teensy bit of brain-washing involved.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:08 AM

NRKANGEL


I've been a Sci-fi fan ever since I was a little boy. (books as well as movies)

I was six when I saw Star Trek (syndication) on our family's little black and white TV. To this day, I cannot see the original Enterprise without feeling my heart race a little. Not surprisingly, Star Wars was also a huge event in my life. (My parents got me the soundtrack one year for Christmas - it was the first purely musical score I had ever owned and the only gift I would remember from that year - and I listened to it for hours and hours on end, memorizing passages and reliving the movie in my head. (It was a pre-VCR world!! *gasp!*)

I work in a technical field, troubleshooting semiconductor equipment, so my head is fairly grounded, but to this day, good sci-fi refreshes my spirit. The night I saw the movie "Contact", I was walking out of the theater to my car when I suddenly just stopped in my tracks. I looked up at the night sky, and I knew that in some great, unfathomable and wonderous way, the universe had just changed. The enormity of the realization will stay with me for the rest of my life.

I never saw Firefly on TV. I'm sorry to say that I cut off the cable a year earlier just because of the drek that was on and how much time I spent watching it. (Or paying the cable company even when I wasn't watching it.)

Then a friend loaned me his DVD's and said: "When you don't LOOK, you don't FIND!"(Sometimes he's a sanctimonious twit ). I watched the first two episodes and was hooked. I waited impatiently for my first non-busy weekend and spent that whole Saturday in front of the TV watching the series from start to finish. (I even ordered pizza in so that I wouldn't have to cook.)

I've since bought my own set (and one to pass around) and still love watching. But here's the funny thing...sometimes when I'm out at a video store, I'll find myself irrationally looking to see if I've somehow slipped into a different world where they haven't cancelled Firefly and that somehow there's a second or even third boxed set sitting on a shelf waiting for me.

You know, April seems like such a long ways away, but I get this feeling that it'll be just like coming home.


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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:16 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by nRkangel:
Then a friend loaned me his DVD's and said: "When you don't LOOK, you don't FIND!"(Sometimes he's a sanctimonious twit ).

Right though, huh?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:30 AM

OOG


I haven't been a huge fan of Sci Fi. I was into Star Trek to a point (mostly TNG), and Star Wars. Nothing too big. Enjoyed Quantum Leap, Sliders and X-Files. I have enjoyed Sci Fi movies and the occasional book.

But my first love and obsession was Farscape (and I still do love it) and then Firefly came along and I was in love all over again. I still love them both very much.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 9:31 AM

GABRIEL


I've been a sf fan all my life, I think. Has anybody else noticed Star Trek in various flavors just not being satisfying after exposure to Firefly? The endings always seem too pat now.

Just my $2.


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RIVER
They weren't cows inside. They were
waiting to be, but they forgot. Now
they see the sky and they remember
what they are.

MAL
Is it bad that what she said made perfect
sense to me?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:13 AM

ANNIK


Gosh ... yes! I'm old enough to remember much of the first-run of TOS Star Trek. The only other show I would consider myself a 'fan' in the 'fanatic' sense re: TV/movie SF was the old Doctor Who stuff (pre-Sylvester McCloy). Otherwise, Firefly is the first time I've gotten particularly worked up about something on TV/movies. Usually, my fandom has been reserved entirely for written works.

I am a huge fan of classic short SF. One of the few writers I also adore for long works is Frank Hebert. I believe I now have a copy of everything he had published, although I could be yet surprised ... I came across a short SF piece of his in an old anthology just a few weeks ago that I'd never run into before.

Let's just say I'm on a first-name basis with many of the second-hand bookshop managers in town here. And thank G-d my attic library has a gazillion shelves!

Cheers,
Annik
... my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 10:26 AM

ZAPHODB


The short answer is yes. I've been a SF aficionado since the late 60's thanks to the space program.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:30 PM

ADLAI


yup. I've been hooked on Star Wars, Babylon 5, and Farscape. Oddly enough, never really got into Star Trek, I don't know why. Even read the star wars books before realizing how stupid they were. Overall... I'd still have to say that Babylon 5 was the best series. Farscape was really far out and exotic, and Firefly is a bit homely (I still see a bit of WB-ness like Dawson's Creek, etc in it). Still they're all unique in their own way.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2004 7:47 PM

MOOSHOO72


I wouldn't call myself a SF fan at all really. I'd say I'm a fantasy fan maybe.. I used to love Star Wars, but I've never been into Star Trek or any other SF series. Never read any Sci-Fi, either.. What attracted me to Firefly was Joss, and what attracted me to Joss was Buffy. I've always loved badass heroines like Lara Croft, and so in a roundabout way, that's how I became obsessed with Firefly today. :)

My other ship is a Mid-Bulk Transport Standard Radion Accelerator Core Class Code 03-K64 Firefly.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 2:26 AM

DOUBLESHINY


I don't know whether I'd cal myself a sci-fi fan...
My favourite show as a kid was Terrahawks, but I never got into Star Wars, I was too young when the movies came out originally. I quite liked TNG, but I was never a huge fan.

Buffy and Angel did it for me, and I love Firefly more, but it was the fact that the series was set in space that I didn't watch it when I first had the chance.

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:23 AM

MISGUIDED BY VOICES


Trying to remember the first important SF moment for me.

I have a vivid memory of the Horta from Classic Trek, but when I look back at when the shows would have aired in the UK, it doesn't seem to fit - maybe read one of the photo novels or some such.

Also, Spiderman comic - that probably was my first regular exposure to genre writing - from there Asimov. I didn't really get into TV SF until TNG.

"I threw up on your bed"

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 11:41 AM

NIGHTTRAIN


I had and still have an extreme dislike for every type of science fiction with the exception of Firefly. I couldn't sit through an episode of star trek if my life depended on it. I became a big fan of firefly, despite my hatred for science fiction because of all the other great aspects of the show.

"You gone got yourself lookin' mighty hideous" ~Jayne

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:36 PM

SUINABIRD


well .. this is my first post to the boards ..
annnnd i would have to say that i grew up at sci-fi cons and the like, so, i would say that i've been a sci-fi fan al my life.
i lived on a ranch and i'm a western fan too, so, there's a lott that i like about firefly combining both genres
it's nice to see



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---i think my shift key is broken

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 4:37 PM

VAMPBUNNY


I have been a Sci-fan both on the screen (big or little) and off. For a as long as I can remeber.

But I have never obsessed over a show like I have this one.

I have done things I never would have thought I would do beacuse of this show.

I flown thousands of miles to another coutry to meet total strangers.

I have driver 6 hours to another city to meet total strangers.


I don't what it is about this show. But I love it and every one involved.


Keep Flying. See you in the world

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 5:06 PM

STANDING8


no i wasnt really. and it hasnt turned me into one. i think that speaks well for firefly for it to get people that arent into sci fi to love the show regardless.

-Soul Rebel-

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Wednesday, June 30, 2004 7:00 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Of course! Started on books tho- My favorites were "A Wrinkle in Time". "Rocket Man" (Lee Corey) and the Heinlein kid books- "Podkayne of Mars", "Starship Troopers" etc. Really like "Downbelow Station" by CJ Cherryh (which is remarkably like FF in many ways) and most of MZ Bradley (Altho it's really more like sword and sorcery).

Not too crazy about movies, tho. I can usually imagine them better than they can be filmed.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 4:34 AM

CHOZSUN


I have enjoyed Sci-Fi/Fantasy all of my life. The first movie I remember watching in the theatre is "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn". First big cartoon I distinctly remember: Bass/Rankin's "The Hobbit". First toys I remember having: Star Wars (Han Solo, Darth Vader, Yoda, Luke Skywalker Pilot, Leia, Boba Feet, Chewie, Lando, R2D2, C3P0).

It was the older that I got is when I wanted more from my SciFi. Fortunately, DS9 was good when it was out (never was a B5 fan), followed by Farscape and then trumped by Firefly. Those three shows complete my SciFi TV watching and the only three series that I will stop down to watch if they are on TV.

If Adam Baldwin does make it to SG:Atlantis, I will add that show to my Season Pass.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 5:15 AM

FOXTROTXRAY


Seems as good a place as any to Introduce myself..

Hello, Folks.
Please call me Fox or FX.
Absolutley no relation to the Network that cancelled Firefly.

Always been a Fan of sorts of Sci-Fi.
Watched the Star Treck (TOS) as a kid (in re-runs), Saw Star Wars opening day way back when and etc...

Right now, my faves are..
Farscape (congrats on the return, guys)
Firefly (Congrats are in order there as well)
Star Wars (IV, V & VI. Not I & II)
Red Dwarf (Which I consider more of a Comedy than a Sci-Fi)
And various other Sci-Fi movies.

Well, I guess that covers the question.

A quick note to the Cast & Crew of the show:
Well Done, Looking forward to the Movie.

And on to the Signature (Which is not Firefly related, jut my standard Sig that I use everywhere)





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Thursday, July 1, 2004 7:57 AM

PEARLAT32


I'm fascinated with space. Like a lot of posters, I too saw Star Wars and it was all over after that. I don’t think a week goes by that I don’t quote a line from the Trilogy. I’ve always loved the night sky and got a telescope one Christmas. (I only have a small one now.) One of my fondest memories of childhood is eating Shakey’s pizza with my parents while watching Star Trek, the episode with the globby monsters on the ceiling. Please forgive me, I don’t know the name but I think you guys get the point. We also watched Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers. I appreciate science fiction because it provides a glimpse into what could be the future, and more than often, what actually comes to pass.

I watched Buffy and Angel but didn’t see Firefly until 2 months ago. Fox’s poor advertising trailers didn’t encourage me to tune in. Still, I haven’t stopped watching Firefly every day since! It’s my new favorite obsession. I've got a few mp3's in my iTunes, my favorite being the "wobbly headed doll caper."

Quote:

Originally posted by Vampbunny:
I have been a Sci-fan both on the screen (big or little) and off. For a as long as I can remeber.

But I have never obsessed over a show like I have this one.

I have done things I never would have thought I would do beacuse of this show.

I flown thousands of miles to another coutry to meet total strangers.

I have driver 6 hours to another city to meet total strangers.

I don't what it is about this show. But I love it and every one involved.



I think it's magic. You watch it and become immersed and want to share it with everyone. I love that there are still wonderful things in this crazy world to care about (and not JUST Firefly).

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 8:27 AM

JUKO


Yeah, I s'pose I was a sci-fi fan. I liked Farscape and Babylon 5. Original Star Trek and Star Wars were good, not so much the newer ones. Original Time Tunnel was hi-larious.

Does Blue Sun sponser the Blue Man Group?

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 8:55 AM

BISHAMON


I've been an SF fan as long as I can remember.

Books, movies, TV, you name it.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 9:24 AM

KEVSCOAT


Yep, definitely a sci-fi fan. That was probably the reason I tried Firefly in the first place.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 10:17 AM

MER


I guess I am. I'm not sure. I'm a mishmash type. I like just about all types although I do like Sci-Fi and find them more interesting than the rest.

...So I guess the answer is Yes O_o;; Sorry for the long estimate.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 1:16 PM

DESANGRO


Ahem, thought I'd pop in here and enter in my two cents.

I loved sci-fi and fantasy long before I saw Firefly. I used to be a fan of the Matrix movie (the first one) and the original Star Wars trilogy. The second and third Matrix films were uneven in quality and the SW prequels were a disappointment, so I left those fandoms for greener pastures, AKA Firefly and Lord of the Rings.

~DeSangro.

EDIT: As of July and August 2004, I am now testing the waters of the Babylon 5 fandom. Bought myself a first season DVD set and am enjoying it quite a bit. Val-Tooooo!

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 1:21 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


I sometimes enjoyed the odd Science Fiction book or watching the odd space film



but a 'Sci-Fi fan before Firefly' ?
Don't be ridiculous !





nothing beats firely

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Thursday, July 1, 2004 7:44 PM

KINGOFKOINS


I wasn't a big Sci-fi fan before, and I'm not one now.

I mean, I liked the big ones, the best of the genre, but I've always that being a genre fan is more about tolerating the less good.

In that sense, I'm more of a horror and kung fu fan.

But I'm still a Firefly fan, through and through.



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