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Top Ten Things I Learned From Watching The Serenity Trailer (SPOILERS)

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Monday, May 2, 2005 12:58 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


Yes, yes, I know this is probably going to be a short thread, but I get a kick out of writing these anyways. I'm going to put mine in spoiler fields even though I said it in the title. You do what you want, okay! So here it is:

The Top Ten Things I Learned From Watchin The Serenity Trailer:

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1. Waiting for 4oclock on the day the Serenity trailer came out sure did make the day fly by/drag on forever!

2. Look, Look! She's flying again! Look!!! LOOK!!!

3. "I aim to misbehave." Couldn't have said that any better!

4. Apparently Jayne, claiming "Let's be bad guys!" and jerking down the zipper on his shirt to reveal a big damn gun is a good way to make the ladies swoon!

5. River kicks ass. If I ever see Summer Glau in a barfight, I'm ducking and covering!

6. The most dreadful response you can say to the phrase "I don't kill children." is, in fact "I do."

7. Reaver projectile hardware provided by Black and Decker.

8. Wash has a pretty strange definition of the word "interesting".

9. The best way to get Browncoats to come to your movie? Show a trailer with not one, but two Captain Tightpants quickdraws! Also, splitting the Universal logo into Uni and 'Versal...Aww..you really do listen to and like us!

10. You have hurt the Captain, you have threatened the Captain and his crew. You are stupid enough to say "I'm unarmed." when he isn't. What did you think was going to happen?



And there's a few to start with. Anyone who's been around here for any significant amount of time knows that I can go on and on with the same subject, so keep looking out for this one!

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, May 2, 2005 1:05 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


I can only think of one thing I learned that I didn't expect, and that is...

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Simon is the bad guy. (?) I guess I always kinda new that considering how he treated Kaylee and what a ponce he was. Just kinda surprised to see it play out.

Although, I freely admit that I could be delusional.

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Monday, May 2, 2005 2:28 PM

TMURRIE


Here's a question...

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Where did you get this "Simon is the bad guy" theory?


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Monday, May 2, 2005 3:34 PM

EMBASSY


I took that as

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Simon busting River out of the alliance hospital back in the day, with him dressed up as an alliance badass to get into the room in the first place


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Monday, May 2, 2005 3:58 PM

NORUDDINWAY


how about this one in non-inviso text...





The planet they are battling in orbit of is Earth that was... interesting...

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Monday, May 2, 2005 4:17 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


I feel strange writing in "all spoiler font," but here it is anyway:

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Like I said, I may just be delusional cuz I never liked Simon.

The biggest thing is the clip of River kicking Simon in the head. And it didn't look like much of a love tap.

It's easy to miss in the trailer, so you have to see it almost frame by frame (still-flyin net is great for that). Simon's dressed in an Alliance uniform - as he is in other shots in the trailer - and has his back to the camera, so all you could see was a real angled profile of him and River doing her kung-fu thing on him.

There's another shot of Simon on the bridge of what appears to be an Alliance ship. He doesn't seem to be surrounded by guards, so maybe he's not there against his will. And, I heard from someone way back after the first screening that the movie ends with him in the hands of the Alliance; though, that was a nebulous remark, if I recall correctly.

All that, especially River kicking his ass, got me to thinking.... Simon always said how River tried to ask for help over and over in her letters, which made me think that she wouldn't give in to whatever They were doing to her. Maybe the only way to really "break" her was to have her brother, who she clearly loves, fake a rescue, make her feel safe, and then betray her. That would effectively mean she has finally lost everything. What would there be left to fight for? Then, They figure, she'd give up and be their Toy, whatever that may be. Love, betrayal and redemption - not to mention the whole "us versus the universe," which is why he's so damn good at writing Astonishing X-Men - are big Whedon themes....

So there you have it. My delusion in writing. I am very tired. Must go to bed now. Cheers.

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Monday, May 2, 2005 5:25 PM

GREENFAERIE


I don't believe Hell's Kitten...

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Simon is the bad guy? I think you're jumping to conclusions. At least in the scene with him in Alliance uniform and River in the chair. Have you considered he might be disguised as Alliance and that he's rescuing her? That's what it looked like to me anyway.



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Monday, May 2, 2005 5:39 PM

MONTANAGIRL


GreenFaerie: That was the impression I got as well.

And Pez, I totally agree with #4. Every time I see it I say, "Hell, yeah," then swoon a bit.

If you can be an idiot, I can be an idiot. - D'Argo

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Monday, May 2, 2005 5:45 PM

HOWDYROCKERBABY1


I completely agree with you as well.

After everything that happened to River, why the hell would Simon ever become a fed? And River kicking Simon is hardly evidence that he is "Omg!WTF!EVIL!" since we know she has done crazy things before... how do we know that Simon isn't trying to keep River from doing something that could wind up getting her hurt, only for her to try and kick him in the head?

sorry for the mini-rant... i'm just a little bit protective when it comes to my Simon

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
MAL: This is my scrap of nowhere. You go on and find your own.
SAFFRON: You can't just leave me here, on this
lifeless piece of crap moon...
MAL: Sure I can.
SAFFRON: I'll die.
MAL: Well, as a courtesy, you might start
getting busy on that, cause all this chatter ain't doin' me any kindness.

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Monday, May 2, 2005 6:14 PM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


Here's another ten for the thread that seemed to go off topic...I mean its still there, somewhere...

The Top Ten Things I Learned From Watching The Serenity Trailer:

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1. When most people clothesline you, they just watch you fall...Not Jayne Cobb. When he clotheslines you, you only got two places to go...the hospital, or the morgue.

2. If you see River Tam in a barfight, for the love of God, if you're drinking something in an actual glass GLASS, put it down!

3. Reavers! Please do not try to sneak up on our Captain. Have you not seen the quickdraw?

4. You have something the Alliance won't see comin'? Oooohhh!!! I wanna see that!

5. Simon! Get a haircut!

6. When the Captain says he's taken your sister under his protection...believe him!

7. That's some pretty rough bungie jumping there, Mal!

8. The new mule looks like it would kick the old mule's ass anyday!

9. "Oh God! Oh God! We're all gonna die? Naaaaah!

10. When River's whoopin' ass in a bar, move your fan so the Captain can see!




BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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, May 2, 2005 6:14 PM

RKLENSETH


I only have two

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1. Don't piss off Mal or threaten is crew or kill children or you'll end up being Reaver fodder.
2. Don't piss off River because you never know what a crazy girl like that might do or what she might be or you might get quite the headache.



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

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 1:53 AM

FRAY101


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River kicking Simon




Sorry to go off-track for a minute...

I still haven't found this! Anyone know the time on the trailer so I check it out?

"Why would I want to leave Serenity?"
"Can't think of a reason."


http://disneypix.tripod.com/destiny

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 2:09 AM

RKLENSETH


Quote:

Originally posted by fray101:

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River kicking Simon




Sorry to go off-track for a minute...

I still haven't found this! Anyone know the time on the trailer so I check it out?

"Why would I want to leave Serenity?"
"Can't think of a reason."


http://disneypix.tripod.com/destiny]

My answer;

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You can't really see it if you watch the trailer. I have tried but someone caught a flash frame of it in a screen capture which since has been posted on the web. There are also a lot of there things that I can't see in the trailer but I have seen on these screen captures.



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

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 2:15 AM

FRAY101


Quote:

Originally posted by rklenseth:
Quote:

Originally posted by fray101:

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River kicking Simon




Sorry to go off-track for a minute...

I still haven't found this! Anyone know the time on the trailer so I check it out?

"Why would I want to leave Serenity?"
"Can't think of a reason."


http://disneypix.tripod.com/destiny]

My answer;

Select to view spoiler:


You can't really see it if you watch the trailer. I have tried but someone caught a flash frame of it in a screen capture which since has been posted on the web. There are also a lot of there things that I can't see in the trailer but I have seen on these screen captures.



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

Thanks! I went through the trailer frame by frame when I was making caps and didn't notice this - but then I haven't spotted Book either!

"Why would I want to leave Serenity?"
"Can't think of a reason."


http://disneypix.tripod.com/destiny

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 2:24 AM

WHOISRIVER


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River ticking Simon in the head is in the trailer near the very end (as is River having a duel sword fight with Reavers for a split second, which people haven't picked up on yet.)



Also, if you don't mind knowing something minor from the movie

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Just to clarify: Simon isn't evil. Sorry. However, Simon *is* a far 'better' character in the movie - he stands up for himself and his sister far, far more in the BDM, and it's fun to watch. One of the first things he does in the movie is try to beat the crap out the captain for endangering River - happy times in terms of character development. Simon is fed up of being on the run by the time Serenity has started.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 2:37 AM

UNCHARTEDOUTLAW


As for a reply to the original point number six up there: I will bet dimes to dollars to donuts that it's merely a tricky piece of editing.

-Taylor

The Uncharted Outlaw!

Read My Words:
http://norcalriviera.blogspot.com

San Jose Area Browncoats:
http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/SiliconGulchBrowncoats

"Well, no more running." -Malcolm Reynolds, Serenity Trailer

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 2:42 AM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


Yeah, I know, but this is the top ten things I learned from watching the TRAILER...not the flick itself...that thread starts later this year!

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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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 12:09 PM

HELL'S KITTEN


Quote:

Originally posted by GreenFaerie as well as some other stuff by HowdyRockerBaby1:
I don't believe Hell's Kitten...

Yeah, hi, me again. Did everyone miss the bit where I admitted that I could be delusional? Cuz it kinda seems ya did. I added some powdered disfavor of the character in question to one tiny frozen frame, stirred well with past impressions and lack of sleep, and ended up with my loopy concoction. I'm not even putting stock in it, and never expected anyone to take me seriously about it.

(I used to really dislike River, but now I loves 'er. If the same happens to this character, too, then yay for me, cuz I am ready to accept a change. But I can't forget the fact that Mr.J likes to do the opposite of what you think he's gonna do.)

Anyway, sorry for getting off topic. For those of you looking for the pictures to which I refer, go to still-flyin.net and plug in the following links after:

/images/serenitytrailer/index.php?image=serenitytrailer196.jpg

/images/serenitytrailer/index.php?image=serenitytrailer197.jpg

She just looks so mad. Maybe she missed altogether. Dunno, really.

Cheers.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2005 12:34 PM

WILLIAMX


I learned just one thing . . .

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River can physically control you just by getting ahold of the thumb, kick all your friends in the head twice, while you can only admire the fact that she is a graceful dancer and lament that she is still jailbait . . .



All glory is fleeting

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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 4:45 AM

MANWITHPEZ

Important people don't do field work.


Chalk up 10 more!!!

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1. "The only one's she's a danger to is us on this boat!"...and those guys in that bar...and some Reavers.

2. Is it just me, or does the Captain look like he's doing the Hokey-Pokey to get away from that Reaver blade fired at him?

3. Let's see...Hayden Christensen with a lightsabre, or Summer Glau with a sword...Summer!!! Always Summer!

4. I've made quick getaways before. Nothing like Serenity getting away from that airlock before it blows up...more like, getting out of the car quickly when someone's just farted.

5. You know, if I had a Firefly class cargo transport ship, I don't think I'd fly it so low that I'd have to worry about speedbumps.

6. Admit it, when The Operative took his sword out, you kept expecting him to say "There are worse things out tonight than vampires."

7. Not one shot of Serenity lighting up for Full Burn? For shame!!!

8. You know, the Reaver that popped up in the cargo hold? My heart's still pounding from it...Both from being scared, and from actually seeing a Reaver!

9. Buffy Summers, meet River Tam. You ready? You ready? LET'S GET IT ON!!! (A fanboy can dream, can't he?)

10. Jayne...Get a haircut!!!



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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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 5:02 AM

FANTASTICLAUGHINGFAIRY


Hi,just pointin out,how can the trailer not be amazing when it has such a brilliant movie to be a trailer of?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Just thought I'd point that out. and also AAAAAAAH REAVERS!!!!!!!!

...and we will call it...this land...

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