FIREFLY EPISODE DISCUSSIONS

Ten things I learned from watching Firefly

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Friday, January 5, 2007 12:53 AM

TATHRASEVENTEEN


1) Nothing ever goes according to plan.

2) Small concealable weapons go the the far left of the place setting.

3) A quick wit helps, but a quicker draw is better.

4) The Bible is good (but the meek have not inherited an Earth yet).

5) Whether you're dealing with vampires or intergalactic fugitives, the suspicious-looking guy is actually really nice.

6) Because of this, the nice guys are actually really suspicious.

7) Swords are still some peoples' weapon of choice in the 26th century.

8) If you have been shot, you will fall just metres from the button that will save your life.

9) If your actions turn the balance of power in your side's favour during a war, your superiors will still think it's too dangerous.

10) It is easy to kick a six-foot, two-hundred pound man into a spaceship's engine regardless of your size.

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Friday, January 5, 2007 6:17 PM

KEVINGREY


1. Never trust a woman wearing lipstick, or one who gets naked while quoting the Bible.

2. When in doubt, bring grenades.

3. Allowing people to have sex in the engine compartment is a good way to separate the “genius mechanics” from the morons.

4. Having a compatriot who constantly wears body-armor, does not mean that you will automatically be wise enough to shoot someone in the head, rather than the chest. Think. Aim.

5. When having dealings with rogue Companion con-artists, be sure to bring a spare change of clothes. (And a smarter Companion)

6. When smuggling illegal body parts, don’t try to screw the deal with the people holding your originals hostage.

7. When finding a job, try to avoid grandpa looking individuals who quote sadistic philosophy and gut their nephew-in-law for fun.

8. The chance for blowing a critical engine component, rises in a direct, proportional relationship to how far you are from civilization.

9. The chance for having a crew member critically injured, rises in a direct, proportional relationship to how far you are from your doctor.

10. When in a romantic situation, it is best not to tell her she is the only woman...you have access to at the moment.

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Friday, January 5, 2007 6:43 PM

DEBB


Only two at the moment:

1) NEVER piss off the Captain (he will kick the shit out of you…he has a hell of a right hook)

2) NEVER piss off the Doctor (if you want him to try and fix you after said shit is kicked out of you)


Debb

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Friday, January 5, 2007 6:57 PM

THEREALME


See also Ten Things I Learned From the Serenity Movie

http://www.fireflyfans.net/thread.asp?b=2&t=13585



TheRealMe, Captain of the Sereni-Tree

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Saturday, January 6, 2007 1:50 PM

IGOTAHAMSTER


in no particular order...
1)Chinese is an incredibly expressive language
2)screw "The Road Warior", strawberries are more important than gasoline!
3)people can not and should not be made better
4)You really can't take the sky from me, as it turns out.
5)If you can't do something smart, do something right.
6)In the future, the pilot, mot the captain, will sit in the comfy chair.
7)I wanna be a pilot.
8)How to say "ain't".
9)Doctors know where to hit you so it'll hurt.
10)Love. You can know all the math in the 'verse, but take a boat in the air you don't love, and she'll shake you off just as sure a a turn of the worlds. Love's what keeps her in the air when she ought to fall, tells you she's hurting before she keens. Makes her home.

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Saturday, January 6, 2007 8:58 PM

FASTMOVER


1) Mal actually did pretty good, you know. Most guys, their on top of her in ten minutes.

2) As a rule girlfolk ain't to be trusted.

3) God won't let us die because we are so very pretty.

4) The Alliance stole Christmas.

5) The Blue Hands didn't fly 86 million miles to track down a stolen box of bandaids.

6) Simon's baby sister makes him look like an idiot child.

7) Simon takes so much looking after.

8) Wearing a skirt offers a nice "airy" feeling.

9) Crow likes to stand by the door and go "boo."

10) You can't open the book of Mal's life and jump in the middle.

I am evil, I am sly, and if you get eaten no one will cry.

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Friday, January 12, 2007 1:08 AM

PHOENIXROSE

You think you know--what's to come, what you are. You haven't even begun.


I do not think I'm repeating anyone's, but it has been a little while since I read this through.
In no particular order:
1) It never goes smooth
2) Even on an uninviting planet, there's a friendly folk dance happening somewhere
3) If there's shooting, do not stand there with your arms in the air or you'll lose a lot of blood
4) Every man ever got a statue made of him was one kind of sumbitch or another
5) Even if you really like someone, if you're too different you'll probably say the wrong thing to them. Many times.
6) You DO NOT mess with a warrior woman's man. She won't even make sure he's okay before she shoots you.
7) A crazy psychic genius can still want to dance and play
8) If you're alone, frozen, and out of air, be very wary of anyone coming to help you.
9) Don't call your doctor 'Doctor' all the time, unless you want him to get snatched on an uninviting planet in the middle of a friendly folk dance.
10) Being ironical can save your life. Though a shadowed past and a magic ident card doesn't hurt.


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Tuesday, January 16, 2007 3:43 AM

JERAXUS


Quote:



ten things i've learnt

prissy doctors are decent criminal masterminds

its safest to never kiss 'em on the mouth

sherpards know a lot about the alliance / high military and criminal activities

Companions are NOT whores

mercinarys will betray you if they get a better offer

Browncoats Rule! the Alliance Drool

Fireflys are not flying peices of junk/Goeser

River Tam is a moonbrain -not stupid (don't forget shes a teenage Genius)

Reavers can be taken down with lots of weaponry, a crazy idem, ignoring them, a barn swallow, throwing a hunk of stone into there engines, strangling with steel cuffs, or if you have an Aliance trained assassin sic her or him on them they beat down the reaver dogs

And at number 10 or 1 depending on your point of view

they tell you to never hit a man with a closed fist but on accasion it can be as funny as hell

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Raspberry! Only one man would dare give me the raspberry...LONESTAR!!



p.s. bleeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrttttttttttt
(a rasperberry)

play with the best - die like the rest my friend

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 2:26 PM

HIGGINS


1.) Respect the chain of command. Respect the hypo of intense sleepiness even more.

2.) In crime and politics, the situation is always fluid.

3.) If psychos hire you on a regular basis, it IS a commentary on you. Mostly, it means that you have a problem with your brain bein' missin'.

4.) A man who can't find work ain't lookin' hard enough. 'Course, it pays to be a mite particular about who you work for. See above.
**************************************************
"Crime and politics, little girl. The situation is always fluid."

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Tuesday, April 17, 2007 3:27 PM

ALLIETHORN7


If I get any folk already said... well, than ya said 'em already!
1. If someone is holding you at gunpoint, offer him a room of his own. He may just might not shoot you.
2. Engine>Crow
3.A "Crazy Ivan" is not a strong shot of vodka, no matter what it sounds like
4. You can't take the sky from us 'Coats
5. Better to be Outside of the airlock when we break atmo
6.If you're still on this platform when the ship leaves, you'll never know.
7. Man like the Operative believes hard... until you show him a nice, gory movie that just so happens to be true.
8. Reavers suffer from the reverse ninja effect, even though they ain't ninja.
9. If a women shows you her guns... get ready for a good night.
10. Strawberries is shiny and full o' goodness.

Having fun yet?

-Danny

A Ghost is all that's Left,
Of everything we Swore we Never would Forget,
Tried to bleed the Sickness,
But we drained our Hearts instead,
We are... We are the DEAD!!!!!!!!!!

THRICE RULES!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 1:01 AM

JERAXUS


he's ten things we have learnt about the alliance

1) there evil

2) there the goverment (which proves there evil)

3)there flashy and vain (check out there guns and ships)

4) they dont believe in reavers untill they meet them and get eaten (ha ha ha haaaa)

5) they have top secret projects (like lab grown organs and psychic assassins

6) they have assasins (check out the movie)

7) they want the verse but dont want to get involved in the verse (they never help anyone or are around when wanted)

8)Reaver ships kick their ships asses

9) the only good fed (alliance officer/soldier) is a good dead fed

10) oh and did i mention? THERE EVIL!!!!!!!!!!



Play with the best die like the rest

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Monday, May 19, 2008 10:34 AM

ELFFAN414


1.if you are on a firefly class ship therir are 3 switchs that can make anything work
2. when you and yours arrive in the nick of time that sir makes you god dam heros
3.ice snaks cant be eatin by super mind reading genuses
4. learing chines can be very usefulll
5.never trust goverment schools fore the gifted
6.saty away from anythin that will rapeu eat u the where u
7 if ur lucky they do thata in that order
8.never let a sheperd let his hair down
9.no power in the'verse can stop me
10. a show my be be cancelled by some big heads who run it in the wrong orde then it can be made to a a successfull big screen move

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Monday, May 19, 2008 12:11 PM

DIVINEMACABRE


Quote:

Originally posted by duckrangler:
Quote:

Prairie harpies make fantastic mechanics.


Kaylee is many things, but "harpy" ain't one of them!

Mark




aw..so protective...=D

*giggles* Mal calls her that in Out of Gas when she's introduced to him...humping the other mechanic and snatching his job inside of 5 minutes:) Whatta grrl *sigh*

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Monday, May 19, 2008 8:07 PM

TILLIESONG


It's okay to run around a spaceship barefoot, but if you fall and die the captain won't clean it up.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008 1:44 PM

LEOPARDFLAN


Well, here's 19- a round, solid number, don't cha think? . These aren't in any particular order...

1~ There's a bunch of bothersome nooks in Fireflys
2~ Apparently smugglers like Fireflys for just that reason
3~ Not telling Tracy the plan ends with him holding Kaylee hostage
4~ It also ends in Tracy getting shot
5~ The Bible is broken
6~ Calling Badger a psychotic lowlife is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community
7~ Mal would like to be king of all londinium, and wear a shiny hat
8~ When there's local color happening, grand entrances don't go amiss
9~ Kaylee has trouble recalling some of the captains previous plans
10~ Sanguine means hopeful and bloody
11~ Jayne is like a trained ape. Only, you know, without the training
12~ Wash is a large, semi-muscular man who can take it
13~ Jayne wondered why the crew ordered a dead guy
14~ Jayne doesn't want to explode
15~ Jayne also thinks River's in Congress
16~ Which causes Wash to wonder how Jayne ever learned speech
17~ Simon can't keep track of River
18~ Jayne scares the women
19~ If the witch you're trying to burn is the crew's witch, you'd best cut her down

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Stan: LF! Stuffed LF!
Stan: That didn't sound right.. sorry. I'm not some psycho taxidermist serial killer or anything.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008 6:53 AM

DIVINEMACABRE


The Alliance will leave no stone....nor place mat..unturned 'till they find their man..

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Saturday, May 24, 2008 6:18 PM

TRAVELER


Ah yes the place mats. I wonder what the purple belly thought was hidden underneath it?

1. I learned it is smarter to puke apple bits
on someone elses bed instead of your own.

2. Before place someone in an airlock against
their will you should knock them out with a
1-1/2 inch wrench left lying around by your
mechanic.

3. Leave guns strategically placed around the
ship so if you get shot they are easy to reach
to surprise the people who shot you with it.

4. Bobblehead doll capers do not bring in much of
a profit.

5. Jayne looks cunning in orange caps.

6. Dress up your favorite weapon and it will
serve you well. It also pays to give it a nice
name like Vera.

7. If she shot you once she is probably going to
shot you again.

8. It takes less than a pound of force to pierce
human flesh with a shiny sword.

8. Hodgeberries are good to eat.

10. It is a nothing part until you need one.


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Traveler

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Saturday, May 24, 2008 7:05 PM

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)


If someone doesn't want to listen to reason, it's perfectly okay to through them through the engine.



Mike

"I supported Bush in 2000 and 2004 and intellegence[sic] had very little to do with that decision." - Hero, Real World Event Discussions

I can't help the sinking feeling that my country is now being run by people who read "1984" not as a cautionary tale, but rather as an instruction manual. - Michael Mock

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Saturday, May 24, 2008 8:59 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Just one.
Inara: I'm not sleeping with you. We have a strictly businesslike relationship.
Mal had sex with Nandi: cry....
I'm leaving.

Women are decievers and dishonest.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008 11:38 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


OK, I'm slower than the rest, but here's my #2:

Sometimes it's OK to "Clear" AFTER defribrillation. And maybe funnier. But keep a straight face.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 12:45 PM

MRSUNIVERSE832


Oh, and don't forget....

If your name is Vera, and you get dressed up pretty, you get taken out someplace nice.

You can't stop the Signal. You can never stop the Signal.

Lovebots can write their own wedding vows.

Even in a decently awesome movie like Serenity, based on a kick-butt show like Firefly, there always is that dumb spinning fan underneath a narrow catwalk. It is a rule. Every sci-fi show must have one.

Don't let the polished air fool you. If some guy with an English accent, who wears a weird gray uniform, tries to contact you, follow you, or ask you if you know what you sin is(ESPECIALLY the latter), run for your life, and warn all your buddies to run, too. Yes, even the preacher man.

That's not incense.

Mal wants a pony and a plastic rocket.

Selling out the fugitives hiding on your boat will get you whacked with a wrench, and thrown into an airlock.

Jewish crackerjack hackers with dark, curly hair are insanely hot.

Never get drunk on Triumph.

Jayne knows how to braid hair.

If you don't want to get munched by Reavers, lock yourself in a train vault.

Even rough, tough mercenaries who name their guns love their mamas.

Communism sucks.

Never wear a Blue Sun t-shirt around a mentally disturbed teenage girl of questionable history.










Mrs. Universe

MR. UNIVERSE----> <----MRS. UNIVERSE

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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 1:29 PM

RALLEM


If she gets dressed up even a gun can be taken out somewhere fun.

With the right hat a man can walk down the street letting people know he doesn't fear anything.

I haven't quite learned how to count to ten yet, I'm just the ship’s liaison officer


argg I see Mrs. Universe beat me to the dressing up one's gun lesson.




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Tuesday, July 8, 2008 7:14 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


My #3. Some people refer to the very common turbine as "dumb spinning fans" like our world would run without them.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 10:57 AM

RALLEM


If you and your sister are ever kidnapped and brought to a village so you can provide your services there, no matter how badly you feel about your abduction, remember they kidnapped you for those services so you have to keep in mind they might do worse if you refuse, and remember to keep your sister from doing anything weird.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 2:49 PM

RALLEM


If you're looking for passage on a starship, carry a ripe strawberry.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 5:09 PM

RALLEM


No matter how appealing it may be, never cut out the middle man. It ain't ever as simple as it may seem 'cause about 50% of the human race is middle man and they don't take too kindly to being cut out.



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Wednesday, July 9, 2008 11:00 PM

RALLEM


Ching-wah tsao duh liou mahng means Frog-humping sonofabitch, which can be useful in the right circumstance like, Well when the situation arises it will be useful.



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Friday, July 11, 2008 10:09 PM

MRSUNIVERSE832


Quote:

Originally posted by jewelstaitefan:
My #3. Some people refer to the very common turbine as "dumb spinning fans" like our world would run without them.



Point taken, JewelStaiteFan. You do realize what movie I am quoting though, right?

EDIT: Sorry, RALLEN. I had to make sure my lessons weren't all Mr. U. centric!



Mrs. Universe

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Saturday, July 12, 2008 1:00 PM

RALLEM


No need to appologize to me.



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Sunday, July 13, 2008 7:50 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by MrsUniverse832:
Quote:

Originally posted by jewelstaitefan:
My #3. Some people refer to the very common turbine as "dumb spinning fans" like our world would run without them.



Point taken, JewelStaiteFan. You do realize what movie I am quoting though, right?



Um, guessing Galaxy Quest?

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Friday, July 18, 2008 9:37 PM

MRSUNIVERSE832


Yeppers! :D

Mrs. Universe

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 6:26 AM

JAYNESMANE


Great lists guys! Can't stop laughing at some of these.

What I learned from firefly: The bible doesn't say anything about kneecaps!

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Friday, November 12, 2010 8:21 PM

YT

the movie is not the Series. Only the facts have been changed, to irritate the innocent; the names of the actors and characters remain the same


OK, been almost 2&1/2 years since this thread's seen a new post, and been bumped to the first page of Firefly Episode Discussions. Time for a rebump

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . .

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Friday, November 12, 2010 10:40 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Quote:

Originally posted by YT:
OK, been almost 2&1/2 years since this thread's seen a new post, and been bumped to the first page of Firefly Episode Discussions. Time for a rebump

Keep the Shiny Side Up . . .



AGREED......here it goes:

Sometimes things are hard to get to.

Always look up when entering the room of a little crazy person

Never make an enemy of the ship's doctor

The Bible has some good advice on marriage

Never take sexual advantage of a young woman, it could lead to Special problems

Never scream out your crew member's name during a heist

Always remember to bring the grenades

Remember to ask your brother if he's going to put you to sleep

Sometimes entering without knocking could be manly and impulsive

It's possible for some to sleep like a hungry angry baby

Always ask nicely when you want to know what the puppet theater said

There are those that believe some wishes could lead to eating steak

A troubled childhood cause some to become a spaceship

If you hear a spaceship talking to you, you just might be out of your gorram mind

It's always amusing when a 90-pound girl can knock out a 200+pound man

Always have ice ready (see above)

It always pays to listen to an engine

Beware of Space monkeys

People love cupie dolls

Get your own cider

When speaking of scary monsters, and you will, always keep calm, you might scare the women otherwise

Floral bonnets could always come in handy


SGG

Tawabawho?

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Saturday, November 13, 2010 2:04 AM

WINDIE


I like this thread.

Will be thinking about whilst out.......

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