FIREFLY EPISODE DISCUSSIONS

Which 1 Episode Would You Pick To Win Over Verse Virgins?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 3:08 AM

MRSHINYVERSE


Picture the scene,

You've just had a BBQ with your mates and had to move inside as it's just started pissing it down. There's nought on TV and the rain doesn't look like it's going to last a movie. One of them mentions that TV show you always go on about when you've had too much to drink. It's the chance you've been waiting for. Problem is,

Which episode do you put on?

This question isn't which episode is your favourite, (Mine keeps changing but at the moment it's War Stories, No wait it's Objects In Space) it's which one do you think would make people who bearly watch TV unless it's sport related get into the verse?

I'm just not sure which one is. The obvious choice is Serenity (episode) but you'd only be allowed to show the first half of it & I'm not sure if that would be enough (Can't F**kin believe it, I sound like F*x).

In the end I'd probably have to go with "Our Mrs Reynolds". It's funny & flirty. Can't really go wrong with those.

What would you choose and why?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 3:16 AM

CHANNAIN

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I have four episodes that I've chosen for new viewers. Our Mrs. Reynolds is one, or Jaynestown - not flirty, but definitely funny. Thanks to the build-up in the infirmary in the beginning, the initial viewer would get a strong idea of manner of man Jayne is.

Train Job might not be the best one, but as the second pilot, it's a condensed version of the big Serenity pilot. The Serenity pilot is awesome, but it's long, and it can be a little slow. I tried that one with my brother and lost him in the first half hour. After he'd seen Train Job and Our Mrs. Reynolds, the hook was set into him well enough to throw the Serenity pilot at him.

Out of Gas is a good one for new viewers as well, but should be shown after the other three.

Good on you!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 4:58 PM

FASTMOVER


I actually think the pilot episode as well as The Train Job would be pretty good.:)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:09 PM

CAUSAL


Definitely the pilot. Grabs and won't let go. You won't spend the whole time explaining stuff, and they won't feel compelled to constantly ask questions. Plus at only 80 minutes, it's barely more time than you'd spend watching a show in prime time. Then when they get hooked, they don't have to go backwards to come back forwards.

My $0.02.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 5:13 PM

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All my converts have been from the movie. 6 of them and counting!


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Tuesday, May 1, 2007 7:46 PM

DATALESS


I saw the series when it aired on ruttin' Fox (still pissed about Drive) out of order and I felt like it was just not getting me hooked then I saw the last aired episode "Serenity" and finally understood and was completely hooked but the Fox canceled the show. So I would have to go with the true first episode of the series, "Serenity."

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 1:24 AM

SHANNARA


joss introduced the show in the pilot and so should you!

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 5:49 AM

CHANNAIN

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Quote:

Originally posted by Shannara:
joss introduced the show in the pilot and so should you!

The only reason why I say the pilot might be a bit hefty for a first timer is that it is a full 90-minute commitment that not everyone is willing to make.

In this age of new media and microscopic attention spans, you need something that will catch them *QUICK*. The Serenity Pilot is good, but it's long. If you chose that one, you could sort of forget to tell them that it's almost two hours.

My best advice; consider your audience, and tailor the viewings accordingly. There's always time to get to the pilot once you get them hooked.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 6:24 AM

SHINYSEVEN2


I'd have to agree about "Our Mrs. Reynolds"--it shows Mal getting into trouble *because* he tries to be a decent human being, which is an important component of his character.

Some people say "Out of Gas" because of the flashbacks but I think you have to watch it after having spent enough time with the BDH to really care about them.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 6:50 AM

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I would say go with the original pilot, but if you are short on the time, I would go with War Stories first and Shindig as an alternate. Our Mrs Reynolds is good but River is missing from the story and it is a special episode where character background is very helpful.

War Stories has good interaction between all the crew, plus the bonus of Miska. It pretty much stands on it's own as far as the story goes. Explainations are not necessary, but if needed are few. The Ariel Caper (rare well paying caper) and Miska's Train Job (Job gone wrong by doing the right thing)

My second choice would be Shindig, another good stand alone episode with participation from all the crew, plus the extra benefit of a Badger appearance.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 6:52 AM

KANEMAN


Quote:

Originally posted by Shannara:
joss introduced the show in the pilot and so should you!

"A ship like this, be with you until the day you die"



I agree. Gives some background also.....

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 7:15 PM

AFIC


Always the first one- it was the big intro intended when the series was first made-

it perfectly introduces the characters, and has a storyline thats worked to convert many of my friends. I would stay away from other episodes- its such a character driven show that it might not be as good without getting the right intro.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 8:51 PM

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If you're time poor, I'd go with Objects in Space, its intriguing enough for people to want to see more. It sits pretty well on its own and shouldn't need much explaination.

If time is not an issue then do as Julie Andrews did and start at the very beginning, 'cause its a very fine place to start - Serenity.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 10:54 PM

STEAMBOAT28


Maybe I'm strange, but I've found the easiest way to convert those *I* know is to show them just the episode teasers of a few, and maybe even get so far as the theme song once or twice. it's a whole lot of humor and grit packed into a small space, and it almost all works to showcase what kind of characters the BDH are.

Example: I usually start off with Our Mrs. Reynolds because of the "floral bonnet" bit. After that, Bushwhacked or The Train Job..something about barfights and spaceships in the same 20 seconds make people go "oooohhhhh" over the show. *shrugs*

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Wednesday, May 2, 2007 11:04 PM

PHOENIXROSE

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My stepdad watched Out Of Gas first because I had that disk in the player. Then he watched the rest of the disk, then he went back to the beginning and watched them all, then he asked me why I hadn't shown him sooner (I offered!!)
So... That worked. I got hooked by the movie. Most people get hooked by the pilot. I don't think I would have been hooked by Our Mrs Reynolds. That one took awhile to grown on me.


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Thursday, May 3, 2007 12:50 AM

JOSSISAGOD


The "Serenity" Pilot actually worked for me! Of course, I had more time to show it I actually had almost the full episode shown by the end, I skipped over some of the slower parts.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007 1:20 AM

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Our Mrs. Reynolds or Trash..... for very obvious reasons.

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Thursday, May 3, 2007 6:00 AM

DONCOAT


Since I was lucky enough to catch the premier on The Network That Shall Be Nameless, I can testify that "The Train Job" was sufficient to hook me.

Ruttin' hook's still in there, too, gorramnit.


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Thursday, May 3, 2007 4:51 PM

LAWMAN


wow, i had no idea you guys all felt like this. i would have certainly picked ariel just because it had seemingly non stop action sequences and gave the sci fi fans something to sink their teeth into. also, it showed the sheer aaudicity and cleverness of mal and his crew.

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Sunday, May 6, 2007 5:22 PM

JOLLIE36


Hi everyone.

Ok as a new convertee (from Australia) to Firefly I'll put my two cents worth in (or as is said in the U.S. ... my Dime's worth in????? Hope that's right....)

Anyway.... I'd never heard of Firefly or Serenity until about a month ago when my brother bought the DVD's. I was bored and he said that it was good. I thought to myself "Yeah, Yeah.... just like you said about Buffy and Angel" (Sorry if I've offended anyone....I have tried and tried to watch Buffy... It makes me fall asleep... I've tried to watch the odd episode of Angel here and there and I just thought 'huh' [pretty much what Mal thought about River when he first saw her!.... SORRY!] But I pinched them anyway from him when I was off work sick.

I started at the beginning with THE PILOT (Serenity). It had me hooked from the moment the theme music played. I looooove it!!! If you consider the fact that the pilot is not even 90 minutes long compared with the MOVIE Serenity which is almost 2 Hours long.... the pilot is definately the way to go! Besides the Movie assumes that you already know the crew and what is going on. If I had started with the movie I would have been like..... "yeah... it was ok..... but.... you know.... what was all that about....., etc". The movie makes MUCH more sense when you have seen the entire series.

Ok.... so if you don't have just under 90 minutes to spare.... and you only have about 42 minutes... ummmm which one would have hooked me in?????? ummmmmm let me think....... ok.... got it......

Out of Gas...... at least that one has some back story to it.... so you wouldn't be driving the person that is trying to get you hooked mad by asking a whole lot of questions like "who's that guy, what's his story, why's he doing that.... etc", YOU can just sit back and watch and work it out for yourself. In a way.... that one could have been the second pilot for the simple reason that it DID explain how most of the crew got together.... and it did it in 42 minutes. OK.... I understand that ultimately it was the story of how Mal came to end up with Serenity, BUT it also told of how the MAIN characters came to be together, which in my mind is just as important.

Ok....... I was trying to think of a third option.... but my mind has gone blank at the moment. I must say that I liked the suggestion that someone above made about just showing some of the teasers! A lot of them are really funny and you think to yourself "Oh lordy! This is going to be a good one if this is anything to go by!"

Well that's it for now.

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Sunday, May 6, 2007 5:26 PM

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Sunday, May 6, 2007 5:29 PM

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Quote:

Originally posted by Lawman:
wow, i had no idea you guys all felt like this. i would have certainly picked ariel just because it had seemingly non stop action sequences and gave the sci fi fans something to sink their teeth into. also, it showed the sheer aaudicity and cleverness of mal and his crew.


It would also make a first-time viewer wonder what the hell was up with Jayne. I'm not as huge a Jayne fan as many here, but he doesn't deserve to make that kind of first impression.


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Sunday, May 6, 2007 5:40 PM

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While I love the pilot (Serenity), others found it a little slow... So if that is not the one to go for (which it still is...)

I would recommend Out of Gas - it is self contained and explains almost everything.

After that it would be "The Message" - It is about an outsider, so outsiders may find it easier viewing.


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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 11:05 AM

PAINTITBLACK


I'd say Out of Gas or the Train Job. Both have a bit of background, a bit of humor, and a lot of heart.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2007 11:20 AM

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Got to be "Our Mrs Reynolds" it just is one of the best episodes to give you all aspects of the show i think

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Thursday, May 17, 2007 7:24 AM

SEANCJ


I think I would show the pilot, then followed by 'Out of Gas' just to stick it home! Then I'd send them home with the DVD pack and make them promise to bring it back, cause you know they'll wanna keep it!

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 4:51 PM

MISTERSOLIDUS


"Serenity/Pilot" (even though the rain would go away before it ended, but they would be hooked so they wouldn't want to go outside) or "The Train Job". I think it maybe hard to follow if you started anywhere after those.


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Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:16 PM

MUDDERSMILK


Our Mrs. Reynolds. The second scene, where the crew is relaxed on the planet, everyone is dancing, Jayne is drunk... Thats the scene that won me over. I don't know about everyone else, but IMHO its the quiet moments in the show like that one that transform the show from good to great. You really get the feeling that they are people, and not icons like in Star Trek. The music in that particular scene is also one of my all time favorites.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007 7:54 PM

REGINAROADIE


In theory, I would use either "Our Mrs. Reynolds" or "Jaynestown". I'd actually go with the latter. Whereas with the other episodes that reference other episodes and can get people confused quickly, those two eps are good stand alone episodes that establish the mythology, humor and characters of the series without having any head scratching moments that would confuse newbies.

But in practice, the one time that I showed any of FIREFLY to someone whose never seen it before, I showed the first 15 minutes or so of "Objects in Space". I was talking to a girl in the film program about Jewel and Sean and how I want them in one of my movies as sort of a meta thing, and I showed her the opening of "Objects in Space", because I felt that that was the best Simon/Kaylee interaction in both the series and the movie. Because up to that point it was just simple getting to know you and her huffing off whenever he said something dumb (which EVERY guy does, so why would she be so thin skinned about it? It was the one thing that bugged me about Kaylee as a character.) But at that moment, you saw that the formality had worn off and the barriers between them were breached and that they could relate to one another and have chemistry and be a normal couple.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007 12:22 AM

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I had a long bloggish thread many moons ago where I explained my philosophy for creating converts.

Basically I have ripped Serenity and Train Job onto a single dvd (which I call Both Pilots because I'm a teacher and we aren't very smart) and I just give them to everyone. If they say, "That's good," I direct them to a site where they can buy the whole show. I hand these things out like Bibles at a Gideon's convention. If you breathe twice, I give you a dvd.

My other methods are to direct people to my Firefly fanvids (and others), to put the dvd on any time (I took a field trip away last week and showed the BDM on the bus), and to force it on my pupils by making them study two episodes (Train Job and Our Mrs Reynolds) for their film unit.

I have a pretty high strike rate, I think - made a new Browncoat (or at least a new Firefly owner)from my Year 12 this week.

And I never give anyone the whole show. They want to see what happens next, they buy their own. Works wonders.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007 2:33 PM

HIGGINS


Had just this same dilemma a short while back. My advice? Give them the option of watching the pilot or jumping in with one of the episodes. At her request, I started my now-converted-friend off with the pilot and then we had to watch "The Train Job" right after ('cause we both dancers and I mentioned that there was a belly dancer in the opening sequence). After the pilot, her comment to me was "why did they cancel this show?" I explained that the ways of Fox are unscrutable and, long story short, she borrowed the entire set from me, watched them all, is now a Browncoat and has converted her father as well. Slowly our numbers grow ....

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:49 AM

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I just watched the complete series on DVD for the first time having caught bits and pieces on Sci-Fi Channel. (Plan on picking up the movie this weekend as well.) Overall my favorite episodes are probably Jaynestown, Our Miss Reynolds, Shindig and Objects in Space. I'm trying to convert my dad who loves westerns into checking the series out and plan to show him either the Train Job or Heart of Gold for their obvious Westerny overtones.

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Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:29 PM

WATCHASISOAR


I am not entirely sure. Certain episodes hold special meaning to me, and a first time viewer might not see why. For example, Out of Gas wouldn't tug on a first time viewer's heart strings as much as someone who has seen the Firefly 'verse as a whole. Objects in Space might not be as popular because the first timer wouldn't be familiar with River's plight, and again, wouldn't be as emotionally attached as the rest of us. It would be best to start the viewer off with a neutral episode, such as Train Job, Jaynestown, Our Mrs. Reynolds or even War Stories, but ultimately Serenity/Pilot would be the best choice. It had me addicted.


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Sunday, June 3, 2007 6:24 PM

MOOSE


If "Serenity" isn't possible, I would go with "The Train Job".

That's the episode that won me over...

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 7:18 PM

REAVERMAN


Well, obviously "Serenity"! What better place to start than the beginning? Besides, I've already won over three or four people with just that episode, so, as the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:01 PM

JETFLAIR


Well, if there is a requirement that you can't show the pilot, I'd go with Out of Gas if they are more likely to be into drama and serious stories, Our Mrs. Reynolds for the funny and sexy.

I've used Out of Gas to introduce even some complete strangers to the series, and it hooked them. No, it probably doesn't have the emotional impact that it would if you already knew the characters, but it's an awesome story and one that captures a lot of the strengths of Firefly and the characters within it.



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Sunday, June 3, 2007 11:51 PM

WHOOPS


My first thought was the Pilot but i really love Out Of Gas it has to be my favourite one so im going to go with that one. I think anyway!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007 1:33 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by steamboat28:
Maybe I'm strange, but I've found the easiest way to convert those *I* know is to show them just the episode teasers of a few, and maybe even get so far as the theme song once or twice.


I've found that pretty much any five minute scene is enough to hook somebody!

Some of my go-to's:

From "Serenity":
• The teaser
• The meeting with Badger
• Book meets Kaylee
• Book meets Inara
• Book talks with Inara
• The First Supper
• Simon's "I am very smart" speech
• The meeting with Patience

From "The Train Job":
• Kaylee asks Inara about her clients; Mal asks Kaylee about the Space Monkeys
• Kaylee defines "crime" for Simon
• Jayne explains the "chain of command" before nappy-time
• Inara visits the Sheriff
• Mal dismisses Crow (Only if all else fails!)

• The interrogation scene in "Bushwhacked" (starting from when the Alliance boards Serenity)

From "Shindig":
• The Party
• Badger meets River
• Mal & Inara share some of Kaylee's "wine"

From "Safe":
• The "Post-Holer" scene
• River's dance
• Big Damn Heroes arrive just in the nick of time

From "Our Mrs. Reynolds":
• "I swear by my pretty floral bonnet..."
• "How drunk was I last night?"
• "The... Special Hell."
• "Isn't she quaint!"
• "Whoa. Good Bible."
• "Whoa. Good myth."
• "You're good." "You're amazing!"

Okay, that's enough. You get the idea.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007 5:08 AM

ILUVYOSAFFBRIDGE


You got that right.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007 9:47 AM

ECCLES


As a new Aussie 'Firefly' fan *dons his shiny new brown coat* I have to say that I got hooked by the movie. I'd never heard of 'Firefly' until I bought and watched the 'Serenity' 2-disc set. So, I hop on the Cortex *grins* to find out more...only to discover to my dismay that it was axed by Fox after its first season! Gorramn pi gu network...

I watched the entire series in one sitting. I see many people did it over 2 days, but I literally did not want to stop watching, right from the get-go.

But, if I was to pick a single episode as the clincher for those who are not well-Versed, I think I'd have to go with 'Ariel'. First, River slashes Jayne because of his Blue Sun T-shirt, then out of the blue (or should that be the black?) Simon puts himself up as a client - and this before the opening theme! If such an episode opener doesn't get people wondering "What the...?", I don't know what would.

"If I didn't know better, I'd think we were dangerous."

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Saturday, July 7, 2007 1:47 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


That's right..... ILUVYOSAFFBRIDGE know's what I'm sayin'

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Saturday, July 7, 2007 7:40 PM

JAYNE4ME


Hi all! I am new here and this is my first post. As a new Browncoat, the episode that won me over was the pilot. It did start a little slow, but by the end I was completely hooked. I couldn't wait to watch all of the other episodes.

"You know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later."

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Monday, July 9, 2007 2:54 PM

ATHENON


I use the movie, honestly. The big reason was because I didn't have my DVD box set at the time, but it's also not a bad choice because many people (males particularly) prefer action over drama, and the movie has more action than firefly, generally speaking. They usually don't ask too many questions, but I do pause for commentary on certain things, or when they didn't hear a funny line or somesuch.

So far, though, I think I've failed to actually CONVERTY anybody, at least enough to go out and spend money on it. Well, such is life. I've tried it on 2 people, still have at least 1 to try it on. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Oh, one last note: I don't like the idea of showing Out of Gas to newbies, EXCEPT that it has flashbacks that go back before the pilot even. Actually, I would start at the beginning of the series or not at all methinks. I always hate watching stuff out of order...sigh.

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Athenon

"My food is problematic"

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Thursday, July 12, 2007 5:43 AM

DATALESS


The reason you use the pilot episode is because it is what Fox did to me! I would have loved to have the "Joke" about the death of Kaylee. "I'm a mean ol' man". Showing a person any other episode means they miss out on that gag. I watched it on Fox and didn't get that. I knew she was safe. I think you should use another episode after the pilot to get them interested like Jaynestown.

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Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:43 AM

GODDESSWARRIOR89


I just recently made this decision with one of my friends the other night.

I showed her the pilot and then Out of Gas. She absolutely loves the series now

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She's tore up plenty but she'll fly true

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 10:51 AM

RIVERFLAN


Even though I was started on the movie first, then the series (I missed out on the series when it was being aired) I would suggest recruiting others with the pilot, or if you're short on time, The Train Job. The reasoning is that all during the movie I was thinking "Oh. This is cool." but it was the series that really captured my heart. The movie is just too hero/plot-ish. Firefly had the "homey" feel to it. I wouldn't suggest any of the episodes after that though, like some people think, because the recruits are being shoved into the middle, and they havn't been able to see the characterization that is the best part to the show, to my way of thinking.

BTW, I have a new recruit. Yes, she did become hooked by the movie, thus belaying my whole argument, but oh well. We've got a recruit, and that's enough.



"The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds, given adequate vaccuuming systems." -River

"It's just an object. It doesn't mean what you think -River

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Saturday, September 1, 2007 2:48 PM

MERRYK


I've made about twelve recruits so far, and all of them were won by building anticipation beforehand and then the pilot. My dad turned to me after 15 minutes of the pilot and said "Why did they cancel this show?" If it was any other sci-fi, the pilot would be too slow moving, but because there's so much complexity to the world and the characters, you really don't feel bored as you're trying to soak it all in. Usually after that I have them see the episodes in order, as my first conversion attempt (showing the pilot, then Jaynestown and Ariel) messed up their ideas of plot and character development.

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Monday, September 3, 2007 7:11 AM

SAMANIE


I would show the pilot and out of gas because it shows the connections between the characters so well.

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Friday, September 14, 2007 12:09 PM

WYTCHCROFT


most recent - as in today - pre credits brawl from train job, then whole of jayne's town. this after watching oh brother where at thou - coz i am one devious wytch!

oh, yeh, - it worked.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007 4:58 AM

BULLET0IN0THE0BRAINPAN0SQUISH


Being a recent convert myself (Firefly just started showing in the Philippines last month), I got tired of being the only one moaning "I want to be on a spaceship!" during breaks. So I went to my friend's house last Saturday and forced them to watch Serenity. It was long, and I didn't think I convinced them of Firefly's power so I put on Jaynestown.

People then started saying shiny.^^

Ain't we just.

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