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Serenity Pushed Back to September

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the every-time dept.

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iontyre writes "According to Joss Whedon and reported at fireflymovie.com the much anticipated feature film adaptation of the superb but canceled tv show Firefly has been delayed till September from its original April release to supposedly avoid too much genre competition."

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No way. (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899688)

Firefly has been delayed till September

The Public release just came out! It's my favorite browser! Damn, microsoft they must be behind this!

obligatory Seinfeld reference (4, Funny)

mgs1000 (583340) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899689)

SERENITY NOW!!!!

Re:obligatory Seinfeld reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899849)

Serenity now, insanity later.

+5 insightful (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899692)

First Post

I want it now (0, Redundant)

vurg (639307) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899705)

I want Serenity now!

Re:I want it now (1, Informative)

Computerguy5 (661265) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899725)

You wouldn't be satisfied with it now.

Wait.

Dang... (4, Insightful)

A beautiful mind (821714) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899708)

...Firefly is really superb. Its a shame they are delaying its premier. Maybe people can argue that, but not that it's unique in its own kind. I really loved the western feeling, although it only lived 14 episodes :\ I wish they would have supported it instead of those brainless reality shows, etc.

Re:Dang... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899784)

It does not have a premier. It has a precedent.

(For those of you who cannot spell: that was a joke; ok, two in one)

Re:Dang... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899903)

Superb? Firefly is horrible. The plots are boring, characters are lame and obvious, acting is below par...

Damn it. (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899709)

I want Serenity now!

Er...

what else? (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899716)

so what else is supposed to pop up in april that would cause such a ruckus?

Re:what else? (3, Interesting)

Pxtl (151020) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899971)

epIII. I sense great disappointment in you.

Re:what else? (1)

aled (228417) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900096)

in you great disappoinment I sense?

Re:what else? (4, Informative)

draos (672972) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900125)

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is due May 5th

Firefly (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899718)

Is that the one with the Muppets?

In Movie Speak (0, Troll)

stupidninja (833496) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899721)

Pushing a movie back due to competition means your movie sucks.

Re:In Movie Speak (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899772)

Pushing a movie back due to competition means your movie sucks.

As Joss said in TFA (emph mine)
This isn't about a lack of confidence in the film --
in fact, they told me this before they even saw it. And now they have seen it, and unless they're way better liars than I'm used to, they dug it. Actually, they dug it pretty large, which is a good sign since there's not a single finished effect in the film. There's no reworking the end, no reshoots, no "does it have to be in space?". It's just a marketing issue.

Re:In Movie Speak (1)

stupidninja (833496) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899974)

As if a movie studio would admit to something like that. So what if they hadn't seen the movie. They were told it was bad. I mean, they've gone as far as to not allow people to review the movie, saying that they created it for the fans (what was that movie again? the two british spies with a weather controlling Sean Connery as the bad guy).

Re:In Movie Speak (2, Informative)

m50d (797211) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900053)

I think you're talking about The Avengers [imdb.com] .

lol +5 insightful/funny [n/t] (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899779)

Re:In Movie Speak (5, Insightful)

Khomar (529552) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899838)

No, it just means that they don't want to put what is currently a cult favorite against the marketing giant known as Star Wars. Remember, most people have never heard of Firefly, and when put against a major film release, it could easily be lost in the marketing blitz (although I personnally do not care if I ever see Episode III).

It is much better to give Serenity the best chance of exposure. People who never watched the show will not realize how truly great it is. Most people would probably rather watch Star Wars being a known commodity than take a chance with something new and strange.

Re:In Movie Speak (3, Funny)

pogle (71293) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900052)

Do we get to blame George Lucas for screwing with Firefly as well as our (original) Star Wars now?

Re:In Movie Speak (3, Insightful)

Ruprecht the Monkeyb (680597) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899866)

No, it doesn't, necessarily. In this case, it's recognition that while you may have a good movie, it's based on a niche market that you hope to expand (in this case, fans of Firefly, who weren't significant enough to keep a TV show from being cancelled.) You move bad movies to October/November, or February/March.

Releasing two weeks before a movie that's bound to do $300 million domestic and appeals to the same broad demographic is bad. What's worse is the inevitable media coverage and advertising flood that will accompany Episode III, and that will be peaking right at the time you are trying to convince people to see your movie.

really (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899723)

I like sci-fi shows but firefly was just a space version of BJ & The Bear.

who do what now? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899724)

what the f&^k is firefly?

Take my love, take my land, (4, Informative)

PIPBoy3000 (619296) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899727)

Take my release date too.

Sigh. Firefly was a great series, though it took awhile to grow on people. I've been making my coworkers watch the series on DVD. After watching the first one their response is "So it's like a western in space?" A week later they hand back the DVDs with a glum face, asking "Why did they cancel it? That was a great show."

Re:Take my love, take my land, (1)

A beautiful mind (821714) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899865)

Yeah, quite the same here. Im a music freak and i was listening to the theme song over and over again...
~Burn the land and boil the sea, but you can't take the sky from me~

Re:Take my love, take my land, (1, Flamebait)

technomancerX (86975) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900015)

Let me sum up. It came on TV. The first two episodes sucked, and mostly everyone stopped watching it at that point. It got canceled.

I was one of those that stopped watching it. If someone loans me the DVDs I'll watch them and give it a chance. Otherwise I could care less about it.

Re:Take my love, take my land, (4, Informative)

Romeozulu (248240) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900075)

The first two episodes sucked

The first two episodes where shown out of order. No wonder they didn't make any sense.

I sense something... (4, Funny)

pogle (71293) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899729)

As if millions of geeks suddenly cried out in anguish...

*sigh* Hopefully it'll be worth the wait. My Firefly addiction needs more material!

Re:I sense something... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899891)

Dude. There were like... four episodes of Firefly. And it was just your basic crappy tv-sci-fi show. It wasn't funny. It wasn't exciting. It wasn't innovative. It was even less interesting than the "Andrameda" series with Kevin Sorbo. I don't get what's with all the dorks wetting themselves over this stupid show.

Re:I sense something... (4, Insightful)

pogle (71293) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900023)

*eyes troll*

*bites*

Aside from your remarkable counting ability, your desire to hide behind the shield of AC, and your obvious trollishness, I'll respond.

For people who grew up watching Star Trek, and then saw it utterly ruined after Gene died; for people who see modern television shows and gag in disgust; for anyone who lives the western or scifi in general...Firefly is for you. It was comical, serious, witty, thought provoking by turns. Its not the second coming or anything, but its a darn sight better than any other television scifi I can remember seeing in recent years. And despite diving in with multiple deep story arc possibilities, Fox did its usual* and killed it with crappy timeslots and mixing the episode order up.

You don't like it, thats your opinion. I don't get whats with you adolescents who feel the need to snipe at anyone and everyone who expresses an opinion about something simply to harass them.

*- Fox cannot let a good, innnovative show live unless it is the Simpsons, pretty much. Malcom in the Middle is trying hard to be added to that list IMO.

You can't take the Big Damn Movie from me.... (2)

Futaba-chan (541818) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899730)

Rats. I've been eagerly looking forward to the Big Damn Movie (Serenity) ever since my friends dragooned me into watching the DVD set, but I'd rather see it succeed -- and the franchise survive long enough for Fox's rights to expire and the show to get back on some other network or cable outlet -- than to have it sink into the swamp and be forgotten.

My experiences with Firefly (4, Interesting)

Seek_1 (639070) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899743)

I'm posting this simply because I'd heard from a number of people that Firefly was worth watching, and want to continue to spread the word about it.

---

I download the Firefly pilot. I watched it. I enjoyed it so much that I then got off my ass, ran down to Futureshop and picked up the DVD set (that afternoon) without a second thought.

Not everyone may like this series, but I certainly did. Enough that even though I'd already downloaded a few of the episodes (without watching any but the first), I went out and bought the DVDs anyways, based on how good the first one was.

And it's NOT Sci-fi. It's set in a sci-fi environment yes, but the show itself is not sci-fi themed. (ie, there's no alien-of-the-week-kinda-crap going on..)

Re:My experiences with Firefly (1)

mmkkbb (816035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899795)

It's set in a sci-fi environment yes, but the show itself is not sci-fi themed. (ie, there's no alien-of-the-week-kinda-crap going on..)

alien-of-the-week has fsck-all to do with science fiction.

Re:My experiences with Firefly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899815)

I download the Firefly pilot.

I'm a fan, but -

Relatively speaking, the pilot sucks - for all the reasons the network didn't run it as a pilot. I'm not sure which to recommend instead - the best ones (IMO) are probably Ariel, Out of Gas, War Stories and Objects In Space but you need some of the earlier ones first for continuity.

Re:My experiences with Firefly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899888)

I know it is politically incorrect to say so (which is why I am posting anonymous), but I never liked the show. It amounted to little more than a standard western story line only set in space. Big whoop. The acting was better than most sci-fi's, but that didn't make up for the lacklustre plots and low end special effects. Yeah I know, the main characters weren't always "good guys" because they sometimes killed people. Again, big whoop. That's just another standard western style plot device. When I want to watch good science fiction, I want actual science FICTION, not warmed over rehashes of old spaghetti westerns. The original LEXX series is a great example of a brilliant science fiction plot. Yeah, the acting sucked and the special effects also sucked, but they had the right idea and did their best with it on a pretty low budget. With the money spent on Firefly, I was expecting something a lot better.

Re:My experiences with Firefly (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899895)

If you are opposed to alien-of-the-week plots then you will love the new Battlestar Galactica when it comes out in January. The first several shows have a 24 feel to them as there is constant tension that moves it along.

Or you could cheat and download the episodes that have already aired in the UK...

Re:My experiences with Firefly (1)

scowling (215030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900059)

The new Galactica has been unexpectedly good. Arc-based story elements, three-dimensional characters, secrets, lies and explodo.

Re:My experiences with Firefly (1)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900156)

Not to mention the unexpected Incredible Hulk reference in the most recent episode.

Serinity now! (-1, Offtopic)

Blob Pet (86206) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899744)

Seasons 1,2, and 3 of Seinfeld come out today.

Re:Serinity now! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899816)

Indeed.. Parent's post is completely Off-Topic, but it's the best off-topic post I've seen all day.

Re:Serinity now! (1)

Blob Pet (86206) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899910)

I loved Firefly, but when I saw the title of the article, all I could think of was Frank Costanza screaming that phrase.

Re:Serinity now! (2, Informative)

flabbergasted (518911) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900032)

Seasons 1,2, and 3 of Seinfeld come out today.

In news more relevant to this crowd, the DVD for Colussus, the Forbin Project was released today. One of the most underappreciated science fiction movies of the early seventies. How do you top a self-aware, megalomanical computer taking over the world? Build two of them!

I waited for HL2... (2, Funny)

Nijika (525558) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899747)

I can wait for this... oh yes.. I'm sure I'll be able to... [quitely rocking in my chair]

Delayed to avoid competition, huh? (1)

NthDegree256 (219656) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899753)

Well, I suppose I can't fault them for wanting the movie to do well, particularly when you consider that the success of this movie will directly affect whether or not we get even more Firefly after this point. Not that it makes me particularly happy. :-P

Logic failure (0, Troll)

Timesprout (579035) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899754)

superb but cancelled

If was superb it would not have been cancelled, and the studio would be only to happy to milk it for revenue. It was cancelled because the majority of people did not think it was superb. Given that we live in majority rule world (for the moment anyway) its more correct to say that it was not a superb show and was unable to generate sufficient viewing figures and/or sufficient advertising revenue to sustain itself, so its probably pretty poor in the eys of most people.

Re:Logic failure (3, Insightful)

NthDegree256 (219656) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899820)

I like how your signature mocks the lack of individualism in the world, while the text of your post clings to the majority opinion.

Re:Logic failure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899864)

well it didn't help that fox didn't air the pilot first, then other episodes out of order and some not at all!

Watching the dvd set (which is very nice) its even more enjoyable.

Re:Logic failure (5, Insightful)

phoebusQ (539940) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899878)

Your logic only follows if the measure of a piece of art is entirely based on its popularity during a specified timeframe. There are plenty of examples, across mediums and throughout history, in which works have been ill-received initially, or by certain groups of people. This does not indicated that they are any "less good". Additionally, the unique nature of Firefly probably guarantees that it will take time to be accepted by the general populace. As geeks, we tend to thing of the majority as fairly ill-opinionated and ill-informed (and that's putting our general consensus nicely). Given time and exposure, I guarantee that a lot of people will come to like Firefly and its derivative works. Just look at all the posts by people saying "My friends made me watch it. At first I thought it was kinda dumb/weird/not what I'm into, but after becoming addicted I can say this is a great show!". So I think it's a little premature to say the show isn't superb. It just didn't generate superb Nielsens. DISCLAIMER: I think Firefly is f'ing awesome.

Re:Logic failure (2, Insightful)

Scutter (18425) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899879)

If was superb it would not have been cancelled, and the studio would be only to happy to milk it for revenue.

Superb != Popular. The problem is that the networks need to appeal to the lowest common denominator. In the U.S., the majority of the television watching populace is not interested in a program that makes them think, hence the popularity of shows like Fear Factor and Oprah.

come on. (1)

Bill, Shooter of Bul (629286) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900141)

You think firefly makes people think?!? I think you really need to practice your thinking. I think it was just trying too hard to be different without actually alienating anyone. Sort of like buffy, or Smallville, or dare I say it, .... Friends.

Re:Logic failure (4, Insightful)

Slurms (144553) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899912)

If was superb it would not have been cancelled

No, it was cancelled because Fox doesn't want another 800 pound gorrilla like the X-Files and the Simpsons. They want to keep a steady churn of new shows that will capture interest for a season or two. Then, before they become too entrenched with popularity and the actors/producers start looking for more money they can dump the show and put the next-new-thing on in it's place.

They know people will complain about the show being cancelled, but that they will also tune in to the new show just as eagerly as the old one.

They can't dump the Simpsons because that is the cornerstone of their image, but they would dump it in a heartbeat if they could.

Re:Logic failure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900038)

I wonder what is your private key, 2*3 or 1*6?

Re:Logic failure (1)

gambit3 (463693) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899919)

Interesting... but flawed..
apply that logic to Cheers... a show wich WAS cancelled... in its first season... it was allowed to continue only because NBC lacked a replacement. Or how about Farscape, which many here consider superb? THAT was cancelled to. Maybe it's because sometimes executives are gorram idiots? think THAT might have something to do with it?

By your (flawed) logic, I guess that makes Titanic a SUPER superb movie?

put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Re:Logic failure (1)

NineteenSixtyNine (775581) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899939)

Wasn't it on the same network that canceled The Family Guy?

Re:Logic failure (1)

Mister Furious (413397) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899944)

Then, obviously, the bachelor is superb.

Seriously, this is not really a logical issue. Regardless of the quality of Firefly, the fact is that it was not promoted. When the majority is completely unaware of something, how can the fact that they didn't tune in mean that they thought it was less than superb?

Re:Logic failure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900009)

Not only was it not promoted, it was also shuffled around in timeslots and shown out of order. Fox made it very difficult for it to gain popularity among the majority of people that watch TV the way the studios intend. Those of us with Tivo realyl don't notice these little games to try to counter them.

Re:Logic failure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900127)

This is basically the same problem that Family Guy had. Once it got a stable time slot on Cartoon Network, its popularity exploded.

Quality is not the only determining factor in a show's popularity.

Re:Logic failure (1)

Chris Carollo (251937) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899960)

If was superb it would not have been cancelled, and the studio would be only to happy to milk it for revenue. It was cancelled because the majority of people did not think it was superb.
That's assuming that everyone got to see it and then made their decision -- which clearly isn't the case. It's probably more accurate to say that the Fox marketing, scheduling, and promotion for it sucked.

Literally everyone I've forced my DVDs upon has absolutely loved it.

Re:Logic failure (1)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899963)

I'm sure a dozen other people will point this out, but there are a lot of reasons a series can fail that have nothing to do with quality of the series. I never saw an episode of Firefly on TV, and did not even know it existed until someone showed me an episode on DVD. It is one of the most entertaining shows I have ever seen, I I normally have a strong dislike for Wheaton's work. A little research showed me that the show was not advertised much, played on a network I don't even look for shows on, and played at a number of different times, when it was not preempted by sports. It makes it hard to build up a following in a series when your audience has to do research beforehand to know when and if an episode will be playing. I've since shown this series to a number of people, everyone has liked it, and several have bought the DVDs (I know I did).

Re:Logic failure (1)

Xibby (232218) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899964)

Never underestimate the power of Fox and the timeslot of doom. Fox has a habit of shifting programs air time and day, then landing them in a timeslot that gets preempted by sports events. A most excelent way to ensure that no show has a chance to survive.

Re:Logic failure (3, Informative)

Khomar (529552) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899975)

You obviously did not watch the show or track all of the terrible things that Fox did to it during its short run. First, they put in on a difficult night: Friday. Then they showed all of the episodes out of order. The pilot episode was not actually aired until the last week. It was this episode that explained who everyone was and the basic plot of the show. It made the show somewhat intriguing for those of us who like to solve mysteries but very confusing for everyone else. In addition, the show actually got good ratings, but the executives thought they could make more money with something else.

Remember, popularity doesn't even determine the longevity of a show. There are the production costs and often the personal whim of the station managers. Also, just because a show stays on the air does not mean it is "superb". Can you really call "Fear Factor" superb?

Re:Logic failure (1)

jwin1020 (148430) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899976)

Untrue, a show may certainly be cancelled in spite of being superb. A superb show does not necessarily generate sufficient revenue to produce a profit margin which is acceptable in the television industry. James Cameron's Dark Angel was a superb show which was cancelled in large part due to its high production costs.

Re:Logic failure (4, Insightful)

TiggertheMad (556308) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899977)

If was superb it would not have been cancelled

Yeah, because the Execs at FOX have NEVER blown a call on a tv series. Please! FOX has a rep in the industry for making bad calls about their shows. The show, 'Family Guy' was killed after about 3 seasons and then went on to be a massive hit on DVD. (I have heard that it is being considered to be picked up by cartoon network as a new series.)

It was cancelled because the majority of people did not think it was superb.

It was cancelled because nobody knew anything about it. It was repeatedly moved to differing timeslots (This is VERY bad for a shows ratings, in general), and they didn't even show the episodes in order. I'm not even sure that they aired the pilot episode that sets the whole story. (You can go read all the gory details about how it was mis-handeled on most firefly sites.)

so its probably pretty poor in the eys of most people.

No matter how good a show is, unless you properly support and market it, it will die. Everyone I have loaned my DVD to LOVED it, including people who aren't sci-fi fans. This isn't a case of the masses not liking something. This is a case of some stupid Fox execs that blew a call (Yet again).

Re:Logic failure (Family Guy) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900085)

Wow. Talk about someone behind on their news. That whole "cartoon network as a new series" rumor was years ago.

FOX has picked Family Guy back up, they've re-aired old episodes to get people ready (for the last few months), they're in production of new episodes right now. New season of it starts in the spring.

Re:Logic failure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899985)

How the fuck is this scored above +1??? This means the average IQ is dropping on /.!

Re:Logic failure (1)

kyliaar (192847) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900010)

Flamebait? Sometimes too much logic is itself a failure.

Re:Logic failure (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900017)

It was cancelled because the Fox Suits scheduled it to air Fridays at 8 pm. Everyone knows that the audience for this show does not watch the television at 8 pm on Friday. Everyone except those "reality" loving Fox Suits, that is. Now, get the hell outta my office.

Re:Logic failure (1)

scowling (215030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900019)

Classic argumentum ad numerum fallacy. Popularity and quality seldom meet.

If (say) CSI had been given Firefly's slot and shuffled around as much as Firefly was and pre-empted by sports as often as Firefly was, it would have been canceled, too.

Re:Logic failure (3, Insightful)

Gaewyn L Knight (16566) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900055)

Ahh... but majority does not rule in TV land, unless you are talking about majority of money.

For example... Firefly was pulling in the same viewership or more as other shows that were not cancelled at the time. The reason it got axed... because it had much higher production costs then the reality TV shows that lasted.

Remember... $50k/week on fear factor is nothing compared to paying actors and writers in NBCs mind. Fox has caught on to this fact even more and has taken drops in ratings in order to save money in production costs and hence make more money.

So for this reason... good shows with good (sometimes even extraordinary ratings) get let go and we are left with reality TV drivel

Firefly was also placed in nasty timeslots to compete for viewership in that genre...

oh oh (5, Funny)

fulana_lover (652004) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899755)

Man how bad does your movie have to suck if you are scared of the next Star Wars?

Haw haw haw. (2, Insightful)

NthDegree256 (219656) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899796)

You DO realize that no matter how badly Episode III sucks, it's still going to garner a massive box office take, right?

Serenity pushed back (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899765)

Damn. I loved her in "Double Feature".

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Re:Serenity pushed back (1)

erikharrison (633719) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899870)

I knew that nerds and porn mixed readily. But a nerd dedicated to porn?

My hat's off to you.

What competition? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899768)

Genre competition? What genre competition? There aren't any sci-fi movies coming out in spring-summer 2005, are there? I can't think of any offhand...

Re:What competition? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899855)

Genre competition? What genre competition?

RTFA. It was demographic competition not genre competition.

For those asking "what is firefly"? (1)

RealProgrammer (723725) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899777)

See the TV Tome [tvtome.com] writeup. I'd never heard of it before TFSS, so I can't say anything about TV Tome's accuracy.

Noooo! (3, Funny)

TiggertheMad (556308) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899780)

Joss, don't make me kick you into an engine...

I WANT MY SPACEWHORES NOW!

Dear Calendar (1)

Letter (634816) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899781)

Dear Calendar,

September already passed! It's almost Thanksgiving!

Letter Roast

So... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899786)

So people were actually looking forward to this crap?

Hrm.

"friendly" robots? (1)

confucio-licious (555476) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899794)

Here's one for you...Gay robots; products of their own virtual evolution, or the natural result of the fact that robot-vaginas haven't been invented yet?

I hate to say it but the title is going to hurt (2, Insightful)

Zed2K (313037) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899804)

more than help. A good title is everything. Serenity is not a good title for a movie. What is their target audience? I don't care how good it may or may not be, people are going to see the title Serenity on the movie listings and go, "huh? I don't want to see that, lets go see something else".

Its not fair but its fact.

What more is there to say, except... (1)

Dirtside (91468) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899814)

:(

This is actually great news. (4, Informative)

Doktor Memory (237313) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899837)

"Mid-April release" usually means "disposable genre crap that the studio is rushing out early in hopes of making some money on the curiosity factor." Think "Bulletproof Monk" or "LXG".

"Late September release" means "we think this is good and we expect to make some serious money on it and maybe we'll think about a sequel."

Not the Only Reason (1)

Anusien (705743) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899867)

I would doubt if that is the only reason. In an interview on fireflyfans.net, Kaylee (Jewel Staite) was saying that a few characters are making an abbreviated appearance because they couldn't get away from filming something else, and I wonder if this is not supposed to help that as well. And according to all the cast members and Joss, this is supposed to be 100x better because of less constraints from Fox.

Dang it!!! Dang it!! Dang it!!! (1)

gambit3 (463693) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899874)

"That seem right to you?"
(fand will recognize it) ... but, on the good news front, it gives me more time to work on my fan trailer i've been finishing...

it's gonna be a hell of a movie, boys and girls...

anyone wanna join me for a premiere in Dallas?

Re:Dang it!!! Dang it!! Dang it!!! (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900138)

just like SW EP:1!

the higher the hopes, the more likley the fall.

Damn it! (1)

sulli (195030) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899875)

And I was hoping to have some peace and quiet by Christmas.

Serenity now... (2, Funny)

cfalcon (779563) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899884)

... Insanity later....

A good idea (1)

voice of unreason (231784) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899911)

The studio probably doesn't want it to get crushed by Star Wars the way Logan's Run was.

Re:A good idea (1)

The Ape With No Name (213531) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899965)

>The studio probably doesn't want it to get crushed by Star
>Wars the way Logan's Run was.

This begs the question: Did Logan's Run deserve to be crushed? Survey says....

But, but ... (0, Redundant)

gstoddart (321705) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899925)

What about serenity now?? =)

Incorrect (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10899930)

You can order Serenity [serenity.com] right now online.

But I want Serenity now. Serentity now (0, Redundant)

SensitiveMale (155605) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899940)

Especially with Festivus upon us!

Superb? (3, Insightful)

tuxlove (316502) | more than 9 years ago | (#10899966)

I wouldn't use that word to describe Firefly. I thought it was mediocre, and somewhat forced. The space western aspect was a little over the top, clearly the result of some TV exec saying, "I know, let's mix genres and we'll have something new and fresh!" It was better than any sci-fi on TV at that time, except farscape, but that doesn't make it "superb".

Release pushed back? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900003)

I'll be in my bunk.

Firefly? no thanks! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10900030)

Sorry, but Firefly sucked hard. Wooden acting, unlikeable characters, ridiculous "space cowboy" universe.

I watch all Sci-Fi series and it took immense mental strain to sit thru this pile of crap (only made it thru 10 episodes. I'm sorry they didn't cancel it after episode 1 and saved me 9 hours of my life I'll never see again).

Movie will be a big flop, I can guarantee you that.

inspiration for Firefly (1)

kyliaar (192847) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900061)

I watched the Firefly DVDs and thought they were good, not the best thing I ever watched, but good. Definitely up there with the good episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

It seems like there is this new genre in sci fi developing. You've seen it before if you watch anime. Things like Trigun and Cowboy Bebop where they mix western elements with sci-fi. I wonder if Whelon drew inspiration from these.

And to throw something else into this posting, anyone remember Space: Above and Beyond? Yet another great sci-fi show that was cancelled early.

I hope it was better than the TV show (0, Troll)

mandrake*rpgdx (650221) | more than 9 years ago | (#10900142)

Which was crap. I watched about two episodes of it. Terrible, terrible. It was bad acting and bad dialogue mixed with a terrible Civil War in space feel to it. God that show was awfull. It was like the civil war meets space crap.
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