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BRING BACK FIREFLY!
Sunday, December 28, 2003 4:29 AM
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Sunday, December 28, 2003 10:12 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Calhoun:
Here in Australia where Firefly has never been aired.
Sunday, December 28, 2003 10:34 AM
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I know what did this...
Quote:Originally posted by Calhoun:
absolutely amazed that this show could be cancelled while all the other TRIPE stays on air....
Kinda makes you wonder what kind of back berths run FOX, doesn't it?
Sunday, December 28, 2003 2:28 PM
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Monday, January 19, 2004 9:35 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Jaything:
This series is amazing, it has to come back
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Monday, January 19, 2004 10:29 AM
Quote:Originally posted by LeeH:
Ohmigod, I didn't mean THOSE shows! I'm a Buffy fan myself, and like Angel as well. I meant all the NON-Joss stuff, basically--the formulaic sitcoms and tired dramas that seem like rehashes of rehashes of rehashes.
Monday, January 19, 2004 10:40 AM
Monday, January 19, 2004 10:53 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Calhoun:
Get the Gorram petition going and i'll get 50 people to sign it over here in Australia where Firefly has never been aired.
I'M UP FOR SOME NETWORK KICKING BUTT!!
If you get the petition going I will organise something here in the UK and I can guarantee that a few hundred signatures wil be added to it. For those of us lucky enough to have cable, we've been able to watch it on the Living TV channel, and there are a lot more that already have it on DVD.
Have you guys heard of the FIREFLY/BUFFY convention in Blackpool UK?
So far the Firefly attendees are:
Here is the website: www.starfury.co.uk
Lady, you are my kinda stupid.
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Quote:...how many people would read online comics???
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:31 AM
Quote:Originally posted by Cub:
By the way, the rerun of the original show is now the highest rated program on the Sci-Fi Channel.
"If wishes were horses, we'd all be eatin' steak."
Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:43 AM
Quote:Originally posted by InSearchOf:
HOw many firefly fans are there world wide? I think we could easily come together and bring back this wonderful show. I think a major flaw is the limited resource online for people. Heck, we could pull an enterprise and offer donations for the show! It would be sad to lose this 'verse...
After seeing Serenity repeatedly, I am convinced the only way to truly keep the Firefly 'verse alive is as an episodic television show. The heart of Firefly was in its pace, its character development, its charm, if you will. The slow moments, the magic moments, the humorous moments gave the show balance and were what captivated and created its avid audience. Movies, issued every 2-3 years, determined to be "epic," forced to focus on the "high" points and on dramatic action, lose this heart, lose the spirit of Firefly.
Consider the legacy of Trek. While Firefly is in many ways a reaction to/against Trek, it also, as is always the case in art, stands on the shoulders of its predecessor. A new vision, ahead of its time, created by one determined person's vision, misunderstood, mishandled, and, thus, aborted. Only to be kept alive and reborn at the insistence of a passionate (read, obsessed) following. With what results? Five television series, totalling over twenty years of episodes. Ten films (by my count, off the top of my head - I'm sure hairs can be split, here, if you must). An entire subculture, with references that permeate the culture, writ large.
Can we not do this? Can we not use the incredible success and longevity of Trek as credentials of a sort?
(I am not seeking to start a discussion of Wwhat fans think of Trek. I am very excited about Firefly, obviously, as a refreshing alternative to the Trekian 'verse. I just wish to not forget the lessons of history. Our history.)
What are our numbers, exactly? I have purchased the DVD set, and three tickets, so far, to Serenity. I have not yet joined clubs or signed petitions - although I am obviously headed that way. Am I counted among the faithful, when people discuss our numbers? How many fans do we have, and how many were needed to resurrect Trek, in its day?
I cannot, will not believe that we do not constitute a base large enough to support a television show, on some network, somewhere.
What would it take for SF channel to commit? They are business people, no doubt. We gain nothing by slandering those in Hollywood who need to pay attention to the bottom line, or by yearning for a more utopian world. Firefly, after all, is about folks tryin' to get by in a distinctly dystopian world.
On the contrary, what we need to do is to come together and convince the bottom-lined, hard-headed business folk of television that Firefly is just that - good business. As our Mal-content said, "I'm here for business."
I don't know about the rest of y'all, but I care more about this show than everything else on TV combined. For the most part, I literally do not have the time for television, nowadays. For Firefly, I make time.
Folks talk about one million copies of Serenity to be sold, theoretically, or similar numbers of Firefly DVDs, in the past . . . (I dunno - I am not an authority, here. The numbers, I'm sure, are on the CoreTex.)
If each of one million fans committed, in some online fashion, to contributing a whopping $1 per episode, we would be able to defray the cost of one hour of expensive, special effects laden TV by $1,000,000.00. If only 100,000 fans were serious enough, but were willing to pay $5 per episode, that would be $500,000.00.
Maybe they could receive special River Tam Decoder Rings, as a token of being among the True Believers? Whatever. Just give me my gorram show back.
I would consider it a better investment in art and entertainment than a cable subscription, for sure. Or 90% of the theater fare, these days.
I don't know how this would work. But I am willing to believe, as the good Shepherd would have us all do, in something. I do not accept that we can't push something like this forward, and resuscitate our poor, bloody, show. She is, for sure, tore up plenty. But she'll fly true.
If, that is, she is loved. Welded. Rewired. Repainted. Bloody well duct taped, if that's what it takes.
Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down.
Can't stop the signal.
How you get there is the worthier part.
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