What moment first made you fall in love with the show?

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 4:59 PM


Well, a little backstory about how I even started watching Firefly. Like a few others here, I came to Firefly very late in the game. I had a friend who kept bugging me about this show called "Buffy....". I mean BUGGING me! It got to the point where it was almost intervention time! lol Anyways, I caught an episode of Buffy somewhere in the 6th season and thought, "Why is this redheaded girl's hair now black?!?!" Then, a little while later, I catch a 3rd season episode of Angel and think, "Who the heck is this Gunn character and why is that girl named Fred?!?!" Well that was it, I just knew these shows were stupid! What was I thinking? ppfffttt!!!

Well, suffice it to say, I gave Buffy another chance. I actually rented the only (it seemed) VHS tapes of Buffy I could find. I liked what I saw so I bought the 1st season of Buffy on DVD. With every boxset I bought (both Buffy and Angel) it just got better and better. It was like a frickin' drug!! I couldn't stop myself.

Then a good friend of mine (who I had met through an Angel website) started suggesting that I watch this "Firefly" show as well. ("You've GOT to get the DVD's! They are just awesome!") Well, by this time, money was tight and I really couldn't justify buying them right then. Thank the gods for the Sci-Fi channel! I found out they would be showing the episodes and I was so freakin' happy!

So, to make a long story even longer, the scene that really reeled me into this show was the same scene that was showed over and over again in the Sci-Fi promos....from "War Stories"....when Mal is being choked by Niska's henchman and Zoe says something like, "This is something the cap'n has to do for himself." Through Mal's muffled throat comes the pathetic cry, "No it isn' it isn't!"

Ya just can't write stuff like that! (Oh wait a minute, yes you can!!)

"Well ya know, we studied bludgeoning in the academy first year but by the time you graduate, you just forget everything. I'm a bad cop." ----Laurence Dobson


Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:05 PM


I missed the series on Fox being self-employed in Las Vegas, then Serenity came out while I was in Iraq (talk about bad gorramn timing).

I saw Serenity on HBO, but kept only seing snippets dur to time and when I would find it. Because of this though, by the time I caught the movie at it's beginning I had seen it in parts something like 15 times.

I started talking about it and my friend offered to let me borrow his DVDs of the series since I was going to be an invalid for a couple of months.

I was 'officially' hooked when I saw Wash play with his dinosaurs for the first time.

"...let's not ruin an otherwise pleasant day with unnecessary bloodshed..."


Thursday, November 16, 2006 4:12 PM


I saw Serenity first and really liked it. I borrowed Firefly from my best friend's little bro (he got it for Christmas). I scurried back to my house (yes, I scurried - I was excited), popped it in the DVD player and sat back and watched. I barely left the couch for the next 3 days. I can honnestly say I fell in love with the show within the first minute of watching Serenity. That opening action sequence made me go "Wow!" And then the moment where Mal's standing and watching the Alliance ships land... Yeah, that did it for me. Made me love and understand Serenity all the more.


Thursday, November 16, 2006 6:09 PM


Everyone has their moment love at first sight or it just sneaks up on ya before ya know it sons of katie elder, dirty dozen, planet of the apes, top gun, and 007 have to go in the closet. You just have eyes for firefly. I liked the pilot show serenity the scene where their galluping on horseback as cowboys back to the spaceship or gettaway car. I thought this is cool. But in the episode Ariel when Jayne is figured out to be a double crosser and old Mal is ready to let him get sucked out the ship I knew their was no denying it anymore this is the one. I got totally addicted to it like a dirty married woman when Shepherd Derrial Book shoots out a kneecap like a ninja assassin in the episode war stories. I remember as a little boy how cool the western Alias Smith and Jones was firefly reminds of it ironic both were short lived. I guess its a western bladerunner.

Its alittle fuzzy about kneecaps.


Thursday, November 16, 2006 6:26 PM


I'm a late comer to this show too. First saw the movie, then the series. I saw the Serenity movie last October, and the moment that really hooked me was when Mal was telling a worried Simon that he was taking River under his protection and that if anything happens to her, "I will get very choked up. Honestly, there could be tears." The way he delivered it was just so darned funny.

You can't take the sky from me.


Thursday, November 16, 2006 7:18 PM


The pilot episode was my first.Oddly enough I sat down one friday and and turned on the boob tube and the channel happened to be set to fox and the rest is history.The precise moment I fell in love with the show was just before Jayne interrogates Dobson.The captain tells Jayne to just scare him and Jayne replies "pain is scary".Perfection!

"I like to smack 'em!"


Friday, November 24, 2006 12:26 PM


Serenity. (the movie)

I never watched Firefly when it was on. I am single and in my 20's. Last place I was going to be on a Friday night was at home. Any other night of the week and I would have been hooked.

The difinitive moment in the pilot was when Mal shoots the undercover FED as soon as he walks on board.

Good Stuff.

Were there monkeys? Some terrifying space monkeys maybe got loose?


Friday, November 24, 2006 1:09 PM


The second I fell in love with the show was in the Train Job. When Mal walked down the stairs with Kaylee, saw Jayne slumped there. Kaylee said about trying to move him to the infirmary, but he was just heavy. Mal's reaction of just shrugging and stepping over Jayne made me love the show and I realised then that I'd never miss an episode.

I don't care what you believe in, just believe in it.


Saturday, November 25, 2006 12:08 PM


I came into the 'Verse all backwards, never seeing an episode of Firefly before seeing the BDM, but after watching the film, I knew I had to see the series, and there were so many moments in "Serenity" (the pilot) that set their hooks in, but the clincher had to be at the end when Mal, Jayne, and Zoe return from dealing with Patience, and Mal walks onto the ship, shoots Dobson in the face, and tosses the body overboard.

Or it could have been the very end of the episode, with the whole dialog between Simon and Mal - just because I know what it's like to only have one thing in life going right, but that one thing is the most important one.



Sunday, November 26, 2006 8:06 AM


Had seen Serenity once, half-asleep and unimpressed.

Months afterward, I had a disc of all 14 eps shoved at me by a friend, insisting I 'had to' watch them.

Popped in the pilot at some point just to see what the brouhaha was about. Stayed tuned because of the awesome dialog("The only fluid I see here is the puddle of piss who won't pay us our fee!". Oh, people don't talk like that? Hear that silence? Yeah, that's me caring)

Magic moment? Kaylee getting shot. I've elaborated elsewhere, but the fact is, when you've been praying for something to happen and it does.... well, it grabs you. But that entire scene was perfect, from Mal's ruthlessness to Simon's COMPLETE checkmating of him on the spot.

By the end of Simon's awesome monologue about River, I was hooked.

Mind you, by the standards of the documentary I saw on y'all, I'm no Browncoat(you are all CRAZY. I hope you realize that.... ), but I did become a big fan.

If there's no Serenity II, I will get very choked up. There may even be tears.


Monday, November 27, 2006 4:14 PM


Originally I watched Firefly as FOX aired the episodes. I think the moment that really did it for me was in "Our Mrs. Reynolds", when Mal gives Kaylee a kiss of approval. After that, I knew I couldn't stay away.

Excerpt from My Genre Geek Resume:
~huge Odyssey 5 fan (despite its cancellation)
~dangerously obsessed with BtVS and Angel
~former Andromeda fan


Saturday, December 9, 2006 5:56 PM


I knew I'd get hooked on Firefly after the scene in the pilot when Mal blew away Dobson without blinking or breaking stride.

I fell in love with Firefly during the last flashback scene in "Out of Gas", when Mal gazed upon Serenity for the first was pure magic.


"And I think calling him that is an offense to the psychotic lowlife community."


Thursday, January 4, 2007 8:11 PM


Unfortunately, I began my journey long after the show had been canceled, having never heard of it before. I saw a trailer for the movie and being a sci-fi buff, was instantly intrigued.

Looking back, I remember reading a review by someone, critical of the movie, after I had already seen it the first time, and their chief complaint was that they were lost in the -exposition to dream to escape to hologram- portion of the movie. I.E. Right from the start. I remember wondering how a moron could become a film critic so easily. What, couldn't they see the screen past their popcorn? He went on to state that it was probably that only fans of the show could figure out what was going on. Which, was quite the opposite of where I was coming from.

In any event, I think the love affair was already beginning, just from that opening sequence and how it flowed. Then I was introduced to the cast and their interaction and I was hooked.

When I fell in love with the show itself was about half way through the pilot, after I bought the DVD set, when I realized that it was everything the movie was and then some. For I had already been hooked by that. It was the first movie I actually paid to go see more than twice, rather than simply waiting for video release, since Empire Strikes Back, when I was like eight and before video releases were common.


Thursday, January 4, 2007 8:17 PM


I have two moments.

"Whoa...good ____" and "I'll/We'll be in my bunk".

I love when a series cracks a joke, and then references that joke later. It makes you feel like you're in on the joke. Like you're one of the crew.

When a show can pull that off successfully, you know you have something special.

I lied, though. I have three moments. The third is actually the first, and that's when I saw Kaylee for the first time.



Saturday, January 6, 2007 5:25 PM


At "cry baby cry..."

"make your mother sigh."

or maybe. The dinosaur thing. That whole thing just got me hooked.

"When you can't run, you crawl. When you can't crawl, when you can't do that...You find someone to carry you."


Saturday, January 6, 2007 7:54 PM


We saw the movie first -- on DVD -- we don't have cable where we live and almost never watch TV anyway. But I'd seen the trailer for "Serenity" and was intrigued, missed it in the theater, kept looking for it to come out on DVD and when it did, we rented it.

I think I was pretty well hooked by the point where Mal tells his crew "we may experience some turbulence, and then explode". Hooked enough, anyway, to want to watch the series.

And it just so happened right about then Amazon had a special on the series. We're not in the habit of buying boxed sets of DVDs but I figured the price was right and we could probably make back most of it by reselling the set after watching it, if we didn't want to keep it.

Probably around the point in the pilot where Mal unpacks River, Simon says "She's my sister", and Mal says, "Huh" was where I began to think we weren't going to resell those DVDs.

I wasn't really in love yet. I think the pilot is amazingly good, but I didn't decide that until the second viewing; the first time I merely liked it a lot. The next couple episodes are not my favorites. But then we got to "Our Mrs Reynolds"... and the moment where Mal passes out and Saffron says "Goodnight, sweetie"... hey, I'm a sucker for surprises like that. Reminded me of several decades back, seeing the Star Trek episode "The Enterprise Incident". And of "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".

Then "Jaynestown", which was good, but "Out of Gas", I think, was what really did it for me. That episode is just so wonderfully constructed. Others have mentioned the teaser where Mal falls bleeding, but it just goes on from there, the way they integrate the three different time periods -- beautiful, beautiful segues from one to the other. The Jayne recruiting scene I consider one of the very funniest scenes in the series. Just a great episode -- and followed immediately by another great one, "Ariel". Jayne's interesting in that episode, and the scene with Jayne and Mal at the end is wonderful, but what really intrigued me was Simon's character, as he coolly jumps with both feet into the role of criminal mastermind (motivated by the need to help River, of course). And the scene where he steps in to save a patient... magnificently written.

It was hard to get any more impressed than that, but maybe "Objects in Space" did it. Creepy episode, not easy to watch, but unlike any TV episode I've ever seen; and when the "disembodied" River starts talking... beautiful.


Saturday, January 6, 2007 8:14 PM


for me it was Our Mrs. Reynolds, for two different parts:
1st: When Jayne ask if he can get to know YoSafBrig
2nd: Book's line right after telling Mal about special hell when he runs back and yells "Special Hell!!!" to Mal, i lost it long enough to have to go back and watch what i missed


Saturday, January 6, 2007 8:42 PM


Just finished reading this thread.

Whoa, good thread.

For me it has to be Train Job since that is my first ep when aired on Fox. A combination of Niska's Tiffany lamp (I have always wanted a Tiffany lamp)Zoe telling Mal he has a problem with his brain being missung, Jayne talking about the chain of command. But truly in love was when Mal says, "don't believ he does." Then later kicks crow in the engine and show our Captain is tough too.

Kaylee: Wash tell me I'm pretty.
Wash: Were I unwed I would take you in a manly fashion.
Kaylee: Because I'm pretty?
Wash: Because you are pretty.


Saturday, January 6, 2007 9:48 PM



I was sleeping on the couch when my brother was watching Firefly. I woke up seeing Saffron's beautiful face on the big screen and I was in love. I didn't care what he was watching. I had to see more of her.

I was disappointed that she wasn't on every episode, but I got a hell of a great show out of the deal anyhow.

"A government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned."


Sunday, January 7, 2007 12:11 PM



Originally posted by KevinGrey:
I remember reading a review by someone, critical of the movie, after I had already seen it the first time, and their chief complaint was that they were lost in the -exposition to dream to escape to hologram- portion of the movie. I.E. Right from the start. I remember wondering how a moron could become a film critic so easily.

I don't find this surprising at all. Most movies are made for morons anyway, so what could be a better qualification for a reviewer?

I'm pointin' right at it!


Monday, January 8, 2007 8:34 AM


Well. I watched the serenety movie prior to the series. Wasnt really interested in the show before, I mean I heard about it, but when I saw the title...from the creator of buffy and angel...i was sceptical, cause i think that buffy is total crap. Then I whatched the movie and I sad -> i must see the show from the begining. The first moment in the movie was the actual first scene of the serenetys landing when Mal announced the crashing on the planet. But in the actual show the scene when Mal pushed Crow into the engine is very strong.


Monday, January 8, 2007 12:04 PM


Being that I live in Sweden, I never got to catch Firefly on TV—in fact, I barely knew anything about it when my older brother suggested we rent Serenity.

To me, the movie started out so-so. Mal seemed a bit too much of a Han Solo clone to be all that interesting, and I felt like I was missing out on a lot of the story since I hadn't seen Firefly on TV. In the second half of the movie, though, that suddenly changed. When Serenity sneaked through the Reaver fleet and blasted its way out of the debris field, meeting the Alliance war machine head-on, I knew this was something unique.

I ended up buying the series, knowing that I would love it. There are so many moments that I remember that just make Firefly so awesome in my eyes, but it all started with that epic space battle (or escapade, from Serenity's point of view). I haven't gotten through all of the series yet (I'm watching one episode per week to prolong the enjoyment), but I was hooked on it after the very first episode.

Awesome thread, by the way. It inspired me to register.


Tuesday, January 9, 2007 6:21 PM


The opening scene. The writing, acting, and cinematogrophy of it all. The "Joss-ness" of it all. "Because we are so very pretty." Taking the badge from the dead officer. Mal rallying the troops, and the crushing look on his face when he sees that the sound of those engines are not friendlies. And finally, the weak cowardly soldier getting hit in the chest, just barely missing our protagonist. It was poetic and I don't think I have seen many scenes that could hold a flame to it.

That or the undying devotion of all of the fans of the series. Just hearing about the deovted following the cancelled show aquired was enough to make me feel a sense of pride. I didn't have anything to do with it, but I respected it.


Wednesday, January 10, 2007 3:42 AM


The gunfight near the end of the pilot. Gotta love cowboy shootouts ^_^


Wednesday, January 10, 2007 2:24 PM


I hadn't watched TV since Babylon 5 ended in '98, but I'd watched Seasons 2 & 3 of Buffy, and loved 'em.

I'd only heard a radio spot for Firefly when it first aired, which went...

"We're not thieves!"
"What are we doing?"
"Well... we are thieves..."

...and that had me laughing!

When the trailer for Serenity hit the 'Net in April '05, it triggered some'n ("Hey! Isn't that...?), so I went poking around for more info, and found a site that had the episodes archived in RealPlayer, and downloaded the first four hours worth. (Good that I'd looked to see what the correct order was, because the site had 'em in Fox order!)

It wasn't long before I was running to Amoeba <> to get the DVDs!

Funny thing — the first disc wouldn't run on my iMac (unless I played another Fox DVD first, apparently) — but I didn't return the set right away because those were the same four hours I'd already downloaded!

Having said all that, the moment that made me fall in love with the show? That's easy. Three words...

"Mine's the nicest!"


Wednesday, January 10, 2007 3:18 PM



Originally posted by DonCoat:

Originally posted by CarolJude:
Oh, I was in love from the moment I saw toy dinosaurs on what looked like a pink toy lake on the dashboard and then hearing OMG! a Beatles lyric, but what made me decide I would totally sleep with Firefly on the first date and then wake up early to shower, put on a little makeup, and make breakfast was when Mal, upon returning from the squirmish with Patience's crew, in one ultra-cool smooth move, strides up the ramp and puts a bullet in Dobson's head without one single pause or break in stride.

(Longest run-on sentence EVER)

Well, no, not even close to the longest. James Joyce, anyone?

How about Bucky Fuller?

from Earth, Inc.
What I Am Trying To Do

Acutely aware of our beings’ limitations and acknowledging the infinite mystery of the a priori universe into which we are born, but nevertheless searching for a conscious means of hopefully competent participation by humanity in its own evolutionary trending while employing only the unique advantages inhering exclusively to the individual who takes and maintains the economic initiative in the face of the formidable physical capital and credit advantages of the massive corporations and political states and deliberately avoiding political ties and tactics while endeavoring by experiments and explorations to excite individuals’ awareness and realization of humanity’s higher potentials I seek through Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science and its reductions to physical practices to reform the environment instead of trying to reform men being intent thereby to accomplish prototyped capabilities of doing more with less whereby in turn the wealth augmenting prospects of such design science regenerations will induce their spontaneous and economically successful industrial proliferation by world around services’ managements all of which chain reaction provoking events will both permit and induce all humanity to realize full lasting economic and physical success plus enjoyment of all the Earth without one individual interfering with or being advantaged at the expense of another.

R. Buckmninster Fuller

" reform the environment instead of trying to reform men..."
Too bad the Alliance didn't take heed!

Bucky would've been so sad to see our Spaceship Earth(-that-was) get used up.

Now returning you to the posted topic...


Wednesday, January 10, 2007 8:46 PM


"Mine's the nicest!" was a good hook.


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:02 AM


"did the primary bummper panel just fall of my ship!?!" yeah i sat down and watched after that

"When does it stop being CPR and start being necrophilia?"


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:16 AM


I can think of the exact moment for BUFFY (the introduction of Willow and Xander, and Buffy's line at the end when she tricked Luke the vamp into thinking it was daylight when she busted the window "It's in about nine hours, Moron." in ep.1, "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "The Harvest") and ANGEL (I think it was when Angel said "When nothing else matters, all that matters is what you do" in "Epiphany"), but I can not for the life of me think of "the" moment for FIREFLY. Except when I got them on DVD and was finally able to see all eps in the order Joss intended. Does that count? 'Cuz by then, I was in love!!


Wednesday, January 17, 2007 10:59 AM



Originally posted by silence:
Also the pilot. The moment Mal shot Dobson I knew I had to watch this show!

One day.
One mission.
One army of Browncoats.

On June 23rd, we aim to misbehave!

I agree GENI, when Mal draws his pistol & shoots Dobson in the head without breaking his stride, I was hooked. Jean Luc would have talked to and tried to reason with Dobson. Mal saw that Dobson needed killin' and thats what he gave him.


Sunday, January 21, 2007 1:34 PM


Well I saw the BDM before I saw the show so the moment it hooked me was when Wash had his little speech with his beloved dinos. That lovely moment was immediatly followed by the realization that he (in the Firefly timeline) had a short time to live.

Knitter of Cunning Jayne Hats


Sunday, January 21, 2007 2:48 PM


I too saw the BDM before I saw the series. I fell in love with the series as soon as I saw the movie preview with the Wash & Mal exchange:

Wash: This could get interesting
Mal: Define interesting.
Wash: Oh God, oh God, we're all gonna die?
Mal into the comm: This is the captain. We have a little problem with our entry sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and then... explode.

And that was it. Love. I went out and bought the series DVD as soon as I got out of the cinema. Thank the stars I saw it on DVD where the episodes are in order and none are excluded.

I too knit cunning Jayne hats:


Sunday, January 21, 2007 5:43 PM


For starters I WANT YOUR HAT
of course with no knitting talents such things may be difficult to come by.

Now, there wasn't one moment that made me fall in love with the show. I can name many many moments from every episode that keep me in love with the show. So in love with it that even when they *killed* off Wash I continued to stick by it. Though everytime I watch the movie I can't help asking WHY!! WHY DID THEY KILL HIM?!?!?! At which point someone tells me to shut up..
I especially love the part in Our Mrs...when Mal wakes up from the good night kiss and it comes to the topic of kissing and Book says o so there was kissing...isn't that SPECIAL Omg I laughed So hard!

(I remember watching the space channel on TV years ago and they were interviewing this chick who was wearing Jaynes hat. At the time I had no idea who Jayne was or what the show they were talking about entailed but for some reason that memory stuck with me *creepy*. When I first saw that hat I thought it was the prettiest hat in the 'verse)

That nerdy hat


Tuesday, January 23, 2007 2:39 PM


While not a "hook" in and of itself, i'm kinda surprised nobody's mentioned Mal takin a leak in the pilot.. it struck me at that point that this was NOT the clean, perfect, orderly universe of bland, conventional "sci-fi" snorefests.

Caught it the first time around, and Crow through the engine was prettymuch it for me, that and watching Mal and Inara go rounds when everybody BUT them knows exactly what the deal is.... having JUST gone through that stage and soon after carried it to the logical conclusion with the soon to be wife.

Everybody BUT YOU knows you love each other.



Tuesday, January 23, 2007 3:42 PM


I have a vote and I'm not afraid to use it!

The very first time I saw it. For the first few minutes I thought Mal was too pretty and I was only half-watching. Then the situation took a strange but completely realistic turn, the acting got serious, and I was hooked.


Tuesday, January 23, 2007 5:17 PM


There are probably a few - as it seems there are for everyone, but for me, when Simon tries to help River when she comes out of the cryo box shaking and screaming and he says, "It's okay, I'm here."

Yup, that clinched it for me ... then, Simon's speech explaining what happened and River sticking her tongue out at him when he gives her a smoother.

It was all downhill from there!

So ... explain to me your obsession with all things evil?


Saturday, January 27, 2007 10:42 PM


Well, considering I saw Serenity first, the thing that really made me say, "Whoah. This is something awesome," was when the Agent hits Mal in the back when they're fighting in Mr Universe's place. That turning point between thinking, "Holy crap, is EVERYONE going to die?!" to "Holy crap, everyone is NOT going to die! Huzzah!"

I mean, it was the first science fiction movie that actually had me rooting for the good guys. And one of the only movies in a long time that had me caring about the main characters.

After leaving the theatre I decided that I needed to buy Firefly right away. And then when I started watching the very first episode I was swept away.


Saturday, February 10, 2007 5:49 PM


I have no idea how I found out about Firefly.
I remember wanting the Serenity DVD. I don't know why. I hadn't seen the series, probably didn't know there was one.
My natural response to when were you hooked is the opening crew sequence of Serenity - by the time we were down in the cargo bay, it was just that - WE. I had been sailing with them for years.

But the truth came slightly sooner. When Doctor wassface says 'I don't have a sword' as the Operative pulls his out. I remember my brain switching on shouting Yes Yes YES at me.

I bought Firefly on Jan 2nd 2007, and am gently but firmly making everyone I know watch it. No one has yet been disappointed. Myself, I have watched it at least 6 times in from start to finish, and am constantly dipping into it.

It was either Mals 'Hueh' at seeing River or Kaylees new belly button or possibly the contraband strawberries that put the smug grin on my face saying 'aren't I the cool one for finding this hidden gem'.

'I hit my head is all'


Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:44 PM


I first saw Serenity the movie, and I thought it was pretty good, but not brilliant, more than likely because I didn't know the back story, so Books death and the rescue mission to save Inara meant nothing to me.
Coincidentally enough a friend lent me the first 2 discs of the boxed set a few days later, and I watched them but I accidentally started with train job first. I thought it was good until I saw Safe and River's beautiful "you found me broken" speech, its at that point I realized that it was an unconventional and very original show. I only watched the pilot after Jaynestown, thats when it all fell into place. I devoured the other episodes, my favourites being Out of Gas, Ariel, and Objects.
I almost cried after Objects, River offering to leave, the end of the series...
Now I want to see the movie again, properly.

I'll be in my bunk.
Jayne! Grab you're weapon


Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:21 AM


I went over to a mates house ages ago and he had the box set, so i got to start with the pilot which i am so thankful of, seeing the show in order from first to last was brilliant. But the part that made me fall in love was in the pilot, where Mal gets told that there won't be any back up coming, and also the part straight after that, it's years later, and they're taking supplies from that abandoned ship and the alliance spots them, so they release the cry baby. SUCKED IN I TELL YOU!


Monday, February 12, 2007 8:04 PM


I was late to the party so it was River climbing to the ceiling that got me to buy the dvd's, but after that what hooked me on the show was going from a BEAUTIFUL spacewalk sequence to "Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!" That combination was all it took!



Friday, February 16, 2007 8:21 AM


My brother got the series for my mom's birthday and since my mom and sister quickly got hooked, they made me watch the first one. I'm not really one for shooting and violence so I was kinda skeptical. But during the first episode, I loved the part where the Mal tells Simon that Kaylee is dead and he goes running, then Kaylee's cute little wave and the rest of them cracking up. It was a brilliant move by the captain to test the doctor's character and it was just hilarious.

So then I fell in love with each of the characters as they were developed and formed this little family. Jayne was my least favorite character until Jaynestown and then I fell in love with him too. Jayne & Mal's talk at the end was the point at which I fell utterly in love with the whole thing and I watched the rest of the episodes within the matter of a day.

I bought Serenity the next day and loved it. I really want to see more of Mal and Inara's romance. I really want to see more episodes and another movie.

"You know what the first rule about flyin is? Well I suppose you do... Love. You can learn all the math and the verse but you take a boat in the air an' you don't love, she'll shake you up just as sure as the turn of the worlds.
Love keeps her in the air, tells you she's hurtin before she keels Makes her a home."


Sunday, February 18, 2007 11:38 AM


I watched Firefly for the first time totally by accident about 2 weeks before Serenity came out in the UK. I was channel-hopping and it was on the Sci-Fi channel, and I thought "ooh, that's a Joss Whedon show" and decided to watch after being a Buffy and Angel fan from the start.

The episode I caught was Heart of Gold and I think I decided to order the boxset when Rance Burgess' expensive Alliance-looking gun ran out of batteries. I knew it was my kind of my show!

Mal: Wheel never stops turning, Badger.
Badger: That only matters to the people on the rim.


Thursday, March 22, 2007 5:34 PM


Hi all ~
First post, first read of the forum, too.
Here we go:

I remember reading a list of quotes people had put together on some other film list, and thought, whatever this show is, I've got to see it. The writing looks fab.
Previously I've been into all kindsa things, from Xena to DS9, old Battlestar Galactica (as a kid, who weren't?) to Star Wars, new Doctor Who etc. I thought the ship for me were the Millenium Falcon. Naw, it's Serenity, LOL
I do have a thing for Aston Martins (should throw that in there), and for me a Firefly is a DB6 in space, LOL

I'm in Hong Kong so we have hee-haw chance of seeing it on tele. I BT'd the pilot from the net and after that went straight out and bought the boxed set.

Mal shooting the Fed without appearing to check: I'm sold.
"We're too pretty to die": I'm sold.
"We've done the impossible, and that makes us mighty": I'm sold.

And pretty much about every other line that comes up, LOL
My favourite has to be some of the Chinese. It's hard to catch sometimes cos the delivery in't so precise at times (ahem) and it's Mandarin, which was never my strong suit, but imagine the characters in your head and you've got it, LOL
My favourite has to be the exploding elephant shit, or perhaps the frog-humping bum, LOL

And that's me done. Sorry it were so long. So many fab moments. Still not seen "Objects in Space" or the film ~ if I actually watch the last episode, then it's really over! If I never watch it, it's never finished. If you see what I mean...

P.S., ironic that Chinese text doesn't display properly on this forum....

"Dammit Mal, I forgot ma line!"


Sunday, April 15, 2007 4:45 AM


I'm with a lot of you people saw the film first not sure what really hooked me except it was the humour like
operative "I'm not armed"
Mal "Good" shoots him.
or of course
"define interesting"
"oh god oh god were all gonna die"
and so many more.
Rented the first disc and was hooked, quirky 'verse, chinise cussin, wild west spceships you're kiddin right?

he's Lookin to shoot some folk


Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:23 AM


The moment I was hooked was the moment Mal lost anything and everything. I knew it wasn't going to be a 'we're the main characters, so we unexplainably always rule you' kind of show at that point. I like it when the heroes in a book or show get kicked. Shows you they're human. The shock, horror, realization, and despair on Mal's face just did it for me. And if that hadn't been enough to hook me, Eavesdown Docks would have finished the job.


Thursday, April 19, 2007 1:31 AM


Off the top of my head, the first time I heard River speak made me fall in love with the show. There's so many other reasons that I fell in love with it, but defenitely everything about River is one of the main reasons.


Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:02 AM


Christina Hendricks


Thursday, April 19, 2007 6:38 AM


Hi all, first post and very late to the party. I saw the film first, really liked it, but was there a backstory to these guys...? That was a while ago. Finally got round to buying "Firefly" last weekend, watched the last episode last night (sob) and now I'm in love....

I've only seen the episodes once (will be starting again tonight), but the deep hook for me was Kaylee standing outside Serenity with her parasol looking for passengers. And then Shepherd Book turns up and I just thought, this is going to be such a great ensemble piece.

Also the part where we find out what Inara does and its more respectable than everyone else - I just loved that.

My other (shallow) reason is that I'm utterly smitten with Mal, but then I gather I'm not alone there.


Friday, April 20, 2007 4:31 AM


I absolutely fell in love when I saw the crew being interrogated by the Alliance in Bushwacked. What an amazing and hilarious scene! I knew from the other episodes that Firefly was great but that part of Bushwacked just sealed the deal for me. Instead of being just hooked...I was REALLY hooked.






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