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Serenity Trailer Finally Released

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the now-you-can-die-quietly dept.

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ShinyHat writes "Browncoats Rejoice! The trailer for Joss Whedon's Serenity, based on his unjustly cancelled Firefly television series, was released on the QuickTime Movie Trailers page. Thanks to its new September 30th release date it won't be completely overshadowed by Star Wars. Talk is, if the movie does well enough, Universal will pick it up for a second and third installment." (As promised.)

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First Post! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353754)

This is a DUPE !

death to muslims (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353756)

They are violent monkies!

My Girlfriend... (4, Funny)

Spytap (143526) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353758)

My girlfriend has been "geeking out" (her words, not mine) over the new website all day. She's even more excited about this than I am.

Note to self: she's a keeper ;)

Re:My Girlfriend... (0, Troll)

superatrain (842910) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353807)

now just get her on gentoo :D

Re:My Girlfriend... (1)

Umbral Blot (737704) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353856)

Mine too: http://lunarflight.europic.net/index.html Now if I could only get her into programming.

My Manfriend... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353995)

My manfriend has been "geeking out" (his words, not mine) over the new website all day. He's even more excited about this than I am.

Note to self: he's a keeper ;)

Re:My Girlfriend... (0, Flamebait)

Turn-X Alphonse (789240) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354028)

sounds to me like your girlfriend is the geek version of sailor moon using phrases like that... maybe she's not quite so much of a keeper..

everything has a downside (0, Troll)

Fjandinn (877438) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353767)

I'm sitting on mine

hey (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353769)

first post!

Unjustly canceled? (-1, Troll)

Swift Kick (240510) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353771)

Firefly sucked, plain and simple.
Don't get your sci-fi-geek panties in a bunch, folks... Things don't get canceled because they're 'too good for TV', ok?

Re:Unjustly canceled? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353861)

OP Said:

"Firefly sucked, plain and simple.
Don't get your sci-fi-geek panties in a bunch, folks... Things don't get canceled because they're 'too good for TV', ok?"

Oh bullshit. Firefly was on FOX.

Does a little show by the name of "Family Guy" ring any bells?

Re:Unjustly canceled? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353969)

Please, don't compare Family Guy with Firefly.
Family Guy is a hilarious show that combines raw humor with social commentary; I'd almost classify it as 'Simpsons for grown-ups', if it wasn't for the fact that everyone loves the Simpsons.

Firefly, on the other hand, was just another rehash of the old 'space western' concept with some half-decent-looking chicks doing the usual karate kicks and punches that all Joss Whedon heroines seem to do. That shit should've never left the cutting room floor, and I'm very sad someone actually spent the money to produce this movie.
How fuckin lame can you be? Today we're beating up vampires, and when we run out, we'll just go kick alien ass, is that how you write a series?

Re:Unjustly canceled? (1)

DavidTC (10147) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354136)

'alien ass'?

Re:Unjustly canceled? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353907)

'cept, you never saw it, did you?

DVD quality XVID version (5, Informative)

Gossi (731861) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353778)

...is here! [whoisriver.com]

Re:DVD quality XVID version (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353796)

Thank you OP Quick time is the devil! No I DO NOT want to install Itunes....BAH!

Re:DVD quality XVID version (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353904)

Someone should put up a torrent of this while the server is still alive.

Re:DVD quality XVID version (1)

Gossi (731861) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353938)

Anybody is welcome to, but the server should stay up.

xvid help? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353922)

I d/l'd the latest stable and beta koepi builds, but media player classic and windows media player still can't decode the video...am i missing something?

Re:xvid help? (5, Informative)

01000011011101000111 (868998) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353942)

If you can't get it to work, grab a copy of vlc http://www.videolan.org/ [videolan.org] - I've had files that media player makes unwatchable run fine in it... Should (iirc) also come with a whole bunch of codecs included as well...

Re:xvid help? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353945)

get ffdshow; it'll play whatever.

Serenity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353779)

NOW!

SERENITY NOW!

Finally :)

Re:Serenity (1)

meta.chris (35496) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354186)

Serenity now, Insanity later

Obligatory... (5, Funny)

gotgenes (785704) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353783)

Serenity now!!!

re (1)

computerme (655703) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353786)

I watched the show when it was on the air but was not that into it. But hey it was scifi on TV and the only other scifi worthy of watching was Farscape/.

I recently rented the whole series via netflix and enjoyed it even more the 2nd time around...

Looks good. I'll definately buy a ticket.

linux?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353803)

so does someone want to help me watch this on my linux laptop? usually i have had good luck with viewing the source and finding a link to the actually .mov file and using wget to download it and then playing it in mplayer.. but that doesn't seem to give me anything of value...
thanks

Re:linux?? (1)

Linegod (9952) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353828)

Just use mplayer to play the link, or read the error output from mplayer to find the name of the _actual_ file to download (have to make you do some work....)

Re:linux?? (1)

Virtex (2914) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353993)

You can download the trailer with the URL:

http://movies.apple.com/movies/universal/serenit y/ serenity_m480.mov

then just use mplayer to watch it.

Download link? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354219)

Right-click and choose save-as [apple.com] to download and save to your drive. Much easier than typing in the URL by hand.

Re:linux?? (1)

jsight (8987) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354208)

MPlayer has a browser plugin that seemed to work fine here (mplayer 1.0_pre6).

Holy Crap (4, Interesting)

Golias (176380) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353811)

That trailer makes the Star Wars III trailer look like a stupid cartoon.

I'm so jacked up to see this, I'll probably skip "Revenge of the Sith" entirely and see "Serenity" one extra time with the eight bucks I save!

Re:Holy Crap (5, Funny)

GersonK (541726) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354084)

That trailer makes the Star Wars III trailer look like a stupid cartoon.

But then, an episode of Clutch Cargo would also have that effect.

Re:Holy Crap (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354085)

That trailer makes the Star Wars III trailer look like a stupid cartoon.

What the heck are you talking about?? That trailer looks just like the same generic action/scifi/horror crap Hollywood always puts out. Kung Fu, techno music, bad cliches ...

When was the last time Hollywood produced an intelligent sci fi film? The original Matrix, Event Horizon maybe all the way back to Fincher's Alien 3

Re:Holy Crap (1)

shadowbearer (554144) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354173)

I'm going to see both, but after seeing that trailer, I have a feeling which one I'll buy on DVD first ;-); sorry George...

!! & !

SB

And the Angels sung... (3, Funny)

Bananatree3 (872975) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353812)

Haaaalleeeeeluujah! Haaaalleeeeeluujah! hallelujah! hallelujah! halleluuuuuujah!

ohhh finally, Serenity has come, Serenity has come. Ohhhhhh finally, Serenity has come, and a kingdom come!

Re:And the Angels sung... (1)

AKAImBatman (238306) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353847)

If serenity has finally come, then shouldn't you be - oh, I don't know - serene?

Fullscreen Version (5, Informative)

CloudsSpaz (824168) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353816)

640x480 = Fullscreen? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354206)

I'm shutting down my 386/Windows 3.1 box and hitting the cineplex to see this trailer on a REAL big screen.

Firefly low ratings (1)

augustz (18082) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353832)

"Unjust" is a subjective term. I'm a fan of a just society as most folks are, and so interested to understand the depth of injustice suffered by the group putting on the show.

But a botched delivery by the powers that be of a new series, leading to low ratings is not unjust. It is just a screwup it would seem.

When the new McFish Griddle Whopper flops because of poor marketing, is that also unjust to the McFish Griddle Whopper researcher? Seems like a stretch.

Just my 2 cents.

Re:Firefly low ratings (1)

cvas (150274) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353892)

When the new McFish Griddle Whopper flops because of poor marketing, is that also unjust to the McFish Griddle Whopper researcher? Seems like a stretch


Just before this you said that "'Unjust' is a subjective term", so by your definition it is not a stretch if that is the way the person describing it feels. It also means that it is appropriate for the article's blurb which was written by a fan and gives his opinion.

Want your change for the 2 cents?

semantics (1)

slithytove (73811) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353906)

I'll grant that "unjust" isn't really the right word, but I'm having trouble coming up with a single adjective to "canceled" that explains to the uninformed that Firefly was canceled after being shown out of order (the pilot wasnt even first) and having its timeslot changed several times.
I do think it was "unjust" to treat Joss Whedon's work the way they did after he proved himself capable of producing a 7 season show (that there was a magazine devoted to) and a 5 season spinoff.

Re:Firefly low ratings (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354048)

When the new McFish Griddle Whopper flops because of poor marketing

I don't know what the hell a McFish Griddle Whopper is, but the McFish was an outstounding success and is still seen on the McDonnald's menu today with it's 1/2 slice of cheese. Much research went into the 1/2 slice of cheese to achieve the perfect texture and it got catholics in there when it was still in fashion to eat fish every friday rather that just good friday.

To this day it's one the only things I would order from McDonnalds. But we're not talking McPizza here, we're talking about a series by a gent who did Buffy and Angel for crying out loud... someone with a good track record that got his series killed mid season.

Re:Firefly low ratings (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354059)

Your analogy concerning the "McFish Griddle Whopper" is not quite complete. You fail to account for the hypothetical web site "www.fatslob.org" that hails itself as the best source of "News for Lard-asses. Stuff that will make you fatter."

At this web site, the "regurgitators" would send in old news stories that vaguely pertain to the world of fat people. If these stories are deemed succulent enough, the "assistant managers" add these stories to the menu, so that they can be savored by the general fat-ass population.

Occasionally, the "assistant managers" would accidentally approve the same "regurgitation" more than once, causing picky eaters to cry out "soup" - a reference to the watered down consistency of the stories after having been through numerous digestive systems.

If one of these so called "regurgitations" happened to call the cancellation of the "McFish Griddle Whopper" a grave injustice, it would largely be accepted as truth, because fat people will eat pretty much anything, provided it has no nutritional value.

Since the fat people of www.fatslob.org would be upset by the death of their favorite meal, it follows that in the fragile mind of a nerd, any time a shitty sci-fi series is cancelled, it is an injustice.

So we now come to the startling realization; perhaps you are not the nerd you dreamed of becoming as a young dweeb.

Re:Firefly low ratings (1)

sean.geek.nz (735084) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354139)

TANJ

Cheesy? (1, Flamebait)

saikou (211301) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353834)

I might be wrong, but looks kinda cheesy, like one of those "Direct to Video" releases. Plus... A damsel in distress, and empire in pursuit. Where's the robot with "Help me, *static*! You're my only hope!". Knowle Rohrer. "This is going to be interesting" in trailer. Waaaahh... *runs away*

Re:Cheesy? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353875)

Why should it be any better than the show that spawned it.

Re:Cheesy? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353891)

But the Damsel in Distress can clearly kick butt, and is much more interesting than Leia as anyone who saw the TV show can attest.
I doubt the trailer, awesome as it is, does justice to the movie.

Re:Cheesy? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353902)

I'm assuming you're referring to River - which any Firefly can tell you is not a damsel in distress. She can take care of herself just fine actually.

Re:Cheesy? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353927)

You know you're dealing with bitchy little rabid fanatic fairies when they start calling themselves and show fans 'Fireflies'.

Fag!

Re:Cheesy? (3, Funny)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354075)

Ironically, Her Brother is more of a 'Damsel in Distress'

Re:Cheesy? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353962)

Tell me about it! This looks like yet another completely uninspired, cheesy C-class sci-fi flick.

Naturally most Slashdotters, having absolutely no taste (see their endless praise for LOTR, for example), will love it.

Re:Cheesy? (1)

snol (175626) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353970)

The trailer doesn't seem much like the show, but they're always a bit too flashy. I'm hoping the trailer will have more of the atmosphere of the show, though the plot looks really good.

Re:Cheesy? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353992)

The plot looks good... if you're a pre-pubescent, acne-ridden, poor-hygiene-having retard with a penchant for rubbing one out while looking at Blossom on Teen magazine.

Fag.

uuuuuu...huh? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353852)

Why is there suddenly sounds in space?!?

Re:uuuuuu...huh? (4, Insightful)

Spad (470073) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353919)

Good question - one of the things I liked about Firefly was the fact that space was silent and you didn't have the sound of laser blasts and explosions for "effect", which is no doubt why they've been added to the film (and to help those who don't get the whole "no sound in space" thing).

Re:uuuuuu...huh? (1)

meatflower (830472) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354011)

You! You there, the one who is pointing out the scientific facts...that's dangerous thinking. If the studios thought like you they'd take away the boom boom, and the whap-whap-whap that bring all the teenie bopper ticket sales in. If they took those sales away this movie might be pulled from theatres, "unjustly". Hush!

Re:uuuuuu...huh? (1)

arodland (127775) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354040)

(+1, On topic)

Re:uuuuuu...huh? (3, Interesting)

-Harlequin- (169395) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354178)

I think there is a fair chance that the sounds are just in the trailer. Trailers have to be flashy and exciting, and appeal to people who have never seen the show, and that means sound fx.

Once they're in the cinema watching the movie, THEN you have the time to introduce them to a world where space is silent and six-shooters go hand in hand with spaceships. Trying to do that in a trailer is risky. This is more of a USA thing, trailers elsewhere are a bit less action-focused. (The "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon DVD has the US trailer in addition to the normal trailer, watch them one after the other and you might think they're different movies :-)

I need a paper bag (1)

Umbral Blot (737704) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353874)

huh huh huh huh huh - hyperventilates.
Good thing I have the series on DVD to hold me until the movie. I didn't see Shepard Book in the preview. I hope we learn more of his back story.

Re:I need a paper bag (4, Informative)

Johnny Mnemonic (176043) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353929)


Rumor is, that Book has only a very small role in the movie. Not all of the orginal cast could be gathered together; frankly, we're lucky we got as many as we did.

Although there was some doubt precisely which character wasn't back for much, there was little doubt that one of the actors couldn't be signed--Joss was just vague about which one. But the preview (and other speculation) sure makes it look like it's Book.

Better him that Inara, I guess ;) Hopefully we get more of that backstory in Eps 2 and 3, for which apparently there is strong interest by Universal.

Firefly is better than that ... (2, Insightful)

Heisenbug (122836) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353886)

it sounds like I should poke around the site more, but I was actually disappointed with the trailer. It basically made it look like another space action movie, with none of the unique characters or plotting or effects or [embarrassing Joss Whedon lust here] that made Firefly stand out so much. I have my fingers crossed that it's just marketing (or that I'm just in a crotchety mood), and the actual movie will be consistent with the show.

In the meantime, I for one would gladly buy a movie ticket just to see the original double-length episode of Firefly in a theater ... maybe if Serenity works out they should release that episode as "Serenity: Episode 1".

Re:Firefly is better than that ... (2, Insightful)

Tenken (518324) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354029)

It wouldn't really serve much purpose pandering to the Firefly fans, although as a fan I found the trailer wholly satisfying. They need to bring in the general audience, so it has to can't afford to be too quirky, at least not in the first trailer. Perhaps the fans will get one of those internet exclusive trailers, everyone knows thats where we all live ;)

Re:Firefly is better than that ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354041)

I agree with what you're saying, but consider this. For most movies, the trailer is jobbed out to a smaller production house. Rarely if ever does the actual director do the trailer, and considering that they only have 2 minutes to grab the average movie goers attention, cool fighting and sfx is probably all you're going to see. I would guess that only the bare minimum dialog was included in the trailer to setup the premise. Can you imagine the sound of the collective yawn in the movie theater if it was a two minute dramatic monologue by mal!

Just if you were wondering... (2, Informative)

The-Bus (138060) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353888)

The music at the beginning of the trailer is Kasabian's song "Club Foot" --- and yes, the movie looks hot. Although the young-girl-fighting-people-using-Buffy-techniques- thing was a bit odd. Another downside: I have no idea what the movie is about. Although that could be good too.

Re:Just if you were wondering... (1)

adamthornton (101636) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353961)

This doesn't quite come out of nowhere. We've had a couple of indications in the series that River is very capable of surprisingly precisely targeted violence.

Pity there's no Book in the trailer, and they talk about the six people on Serenity in the trailer. I want to know Book's backstory.

Adam

Re:Just if you were wondering... (2, Informative)

metlin (258108) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354218)

If you've watched the series completely, you'd have noticed that River does some pretty amazing things, and has really heightened senses and reflexes - there is even an episode where she shoots several men straight with amazing accuracy.

So, that wasn't really a surprise.

Link to actual video file (1)

overworked+underpaid (743766) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353889)

Get the actual video file [apple.com] for the large version of the trailer.

Serenity Preview? (5, Funny)

rk (6314) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353903)

I'll be in my bunk...

Yes. (1)

digit (3825) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353908)

I have the dvd and getting the book right now from amazon.

What is the chance the it will be picked up on tv again?

unjust? (-1, Troll)

jaymzter (452402) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353918)

I've never heard of such a brutal and shocking injustice that I cared so little about

Unjust is what happens when you're modded down for going against slashthink, not when some tv show with no ratings gets cancelled.

Or for the serious minded, unjust is when you could be sentenced to death in Indonesia for smuggling 4kg of dope.

Re:unjust? (3, Insightful)

An Onerous Coward (222037) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354074)

I've noticed that, most of the time, when someone says they were modded down for "going against slashthink", what they really mean is... ...they were modded down for being gratuitously insulting.

or ...they spent a half hour carefully crafting a post that explained in lengthy detail why they didn't care about the story, and why anyone who did care about it was an idiot.

or ...their rebuttal was so riddled with factual inaccuracies that it undermined the point they were trying to make.

Of course, bad moderation happens, and bad moderators exist. But a solid 80% of the time, it's just people being shocked to learn that they're not a tenth as brilliant or convincing as they would like to think.

In your case, you're trying to make much of semantics, and going about it a little wrongheadedly. Since nobody but you called it a "shocking" or "brutal" injustice, you've apparently tried to blow our miffed feelings way out of proportion. Injustices come in a wide variety of sizes, from kicking the family dog to wholesale genocide.

Yeah, it was just a show. But it was a good show, and deserved better treatment than FOX gave it. I think the word "unjust" is apt.

YMMV, IANAL, PBUH.

There goes my money... (1)

01000011011101000111 (868998) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353925)

<Fanboy Rant>This is the first film for *years* I've actually wanted to go see before it was released... It's also probably going to be the first film *ever* I'll watch more than once at the cinema. Here's hoping some bright tv exec will decide to make another series... At least finish the plotline well, the cliffhanger at the end of series one is pretty much justification for murdering Fox executives on sight...</Fanboy Rant>

Spoliers Galore (1)

Shky (703024) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353948)

Watch right now if you're desperate to see the gang again. Don't even touch if you want to go in fresh. Joss himself said that it ain't shy, it gives away a lot if you know what to look for (and if you've seen the series, you know what kind of secrets remain to be revealed).

WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?! (4, Funny)

gellenburg (61212) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353950)

WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?!

God.....

Damnit!

I want to know what the hell is up with BOOK! Who the hell is he?!

Son of a BITCH!

I mean... River is cute and all... you'd think they'd at least continue on with Book's character and give us fans some insight into his past.

I mean... please. The character "River" is so cliché. Book is a real enigma.

Fuck.

Re:WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?! (4, Informative)

JTWYO (583112) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353997)

I read an interview today that implied that this movie will address who Book really is as well. As far as I know, the entire cast is back, even if they did leave a few of them out of the trailer. SPOILERS Also, reavers.

Re:WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?! (3, Informative)

Gossi (731861) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354002)

Book is in the film. Just not the trailer.

Re:WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?! (1)

Jeremy Lydell Haugen (558401) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354039)

From the looks of things, Kaylee and Book may be minor characters in the film. IMDB confirms that both characters/actors are in the film, but the trailer seems to suggest a limited role.

Re:WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?! (4, Informative)

Jeremy Lydell Haugen (558401) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354086)

Book is in the trailer. Background, 1 min 56 secs in.

Re:WHERE THE HELL IS BOOK?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354104)

I've read the novelizations, and they're really not much to get excited about. Just watch the DVDs and try to be happy. Otherwise, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

SOUND IN SPACE???? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353967)

The trailer has sounds of ships racing around in space... aaaauuuuuughhh!

WTF! That was one of the refreshing aspects of the series... no sound in space. Yay! It made those scenes much more focused.

I hope that the trailer is just a fluke otherwise they can bite my shiny metal ass... I'll be saving my money.

This is why you should be excited. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12353981)

If you are having trouble understanding the hype behind Serenity, then save yourself a lot of mindless opinioneering and just watch the show Firefly on DVD.

It is science fiction that never embarasses you for watching it.

The characters, the stories, the pacing, the dialogue, the delicious writing, and the utter commitment to quality are evident in every single scene of every single episode. Nobody's phoning anything in, and THAT is why Serenity is getting people excited. Not because George Lucas needs another burnished ivory walking stick.

That the special effects are the best ever gifted to a science fiction show (read: subtle, professional, photorealistic, and utterly seamless) is just icing on the cake.

Browncoats == brownshirts? (2, Interesting)

bratboy (649043) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353983)

I've never watched the TV show (although I've read a synopsis of the backstory), and the first thought I had when hearing that the rebels were called "browncoats" was that it was curious that they'd chosen a term with such loaded historical connotations (the "brownshirts" were the Sturmabteilung, i.e., the Storm troops, i.e., the private army of the Nazi party). My goal here isn't to be PC, but rather to ask those more steeped in the lore of the show whether there's been a discussion on why the show's creators chose this term.
-daniel

Re:Browncoats == brownshirts? (1)

Blackeagle_Falcon (784253) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354102)

Well, I haven't seen the TV show either (though I may have to pick it up on DVD), but when I heard "browncoats" I associated them with "redcoats" rather than brownshirts.

Re:Browncoats == brownshirts? (1)

-Harlequin- (169395) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354108)

I imagine Browncoats == bluecoats, not brownshirts, or something like that - the background theme is a kind of "the US civil war, but in the future, except the other side won" thing.

Re:Browncoats == brownshirts? (1)

DavidTC (10147) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354207)

As far as I can tell, the rural side lost, and the urban side won. Just like in the American Civil War.

Obligatory quote (4, Funny)

DaHat (247651) | more than 9 years ago | (#12353994)

I for one welcome our new blue handed overlords!

we all like firefly (2, Insightful)

rvr (15565) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354005)

I had not heard of the series Firefly and a friend highly recommended it so I obliged and borrowed the DVD. I plugged it in and it became a hit with me and my three kids. It is now a favorite, we all became hooked.

We loved the surprises and twists of the series and the trailer had some hints of it. We loved the gritty nature and the "western" feel. Can't afford fancy kick ass laser guns? Use regular 19th century handguns. Works for me. Do I use a scientific magnifying glass to look for blunders? No. I just sit back and enjoy and don't give a rats ass about that - leave that to others.

The mix of future and contemporary, sci-fi and western, redneckness and intelligence and humor and seriousness captivated me. Bring on the movie. A little breath of fresh air in the glut of shows that pass for TV entertainment.

I plan on watching the series late september and then checking out the movie. Will wait.

Screw Star Wars Episode 3 (3, Interesting)

MourningBlade (182180) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354016)

With a big rubber dick. I'll wait until it comes out on DVD and I can rent it.

THIS, however, is something I want to see on opening night.

how about the non techies that have real lives? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354018)

they expect real movies, if the trailer is any indicator this movie is going to really suck. Note to all we're not the only consumers of movies normal people exist.

If the movie does well enough... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#12354032)

If the movie does well enough, Universal will pick it up for a second and third installment.

Well duh! You make it sound like Hollywood is a bunch of good guys. I'm sure if movie does well, Universal will have a franchise to milk to death, and if it fails (or just underperforms) they will kick Joss to the curb without a second thought.

Direct Files (5, Informative)

rechelon (719515) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354033)

sound in space? oh well, itll be better than h2g2 (1)

BlakeCaldwell (459842) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354045)

man, i was so happy to see the series not have sound in space, and now the movie does? ugh, guess the 15-year-olds' tickets need to be sold...

ugh..

if this movie is as good as the trailer makes it seem, at least we can get over the failure of h2g2 (i refuse to pay money for that, already knowing it's gonna suck) :)

Sound in Space?! (2, Insightful)

Shky (703024) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354092)

One of the coolest things about Firefly was the lack of sound in space. I certainly hope that they've only put the sounds in for the trailer, but somehow I doubt that. Here's hoping they haven't made too many more stylistic changes (because the show was already dripping with amazing style).

Re:Sound in Space?! (1)

rechelon (719515) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354179)

Careful analysis of the trailer will reveal that all the "sound in space" scenes happen in a) the atmosphere or b) some weird nebula thing And loud music does not equate StarTrek wooshes.

Looks really, really cool... but... (4, Insightful)

weslocke (240386) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354131)

Was anyone else bothered by the 'turning away' from the western aspect of the series? I kept an eye out when I heard the techno/industrial song, but all I caught was a glimpse or two of revolvers. I fully imagine that the movie will be true to the series, but I still feel a bit let down that I didn't hear "Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me" in the preview...

It's been running through my head ever since Joss said the trailer was coming...

Sigh...

(Still looks cool as heck though)

Interesting.... (1)

jonr (1130) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354190)

So, since I have not seen the series, should I rent them, or see the movie first?

I promised myself... (1)

macemoneta (154740) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354212)

I promised myself that I wouldn't go see the movie after the way Fox yanked me around and then cancelled the series. But damn, this might be the only movie that gets me into a theater this year. I can't believe I'm actually looking forward to a movie again. It's been so long, I thought they had forgotten how to make them interesting and exciting.

Why is there sound in space? (1)

cfalcon (779563) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354213)

One of the big selling points of Firefly was that sound doesn't travel in space, so the space scenes have no sound. It was soooo cool, I couldn't not watch it. I really hope someone in the know can tell me whether that crap is in the movie or if it's just in the trailer.

Firefly was far too good to remain on the air, sadly.

That looks pretty damn cool (1)

MetalliQaZ (539913) | more than 9 years ago | (#12354227)

That looks pretty damn cool. I wonder if I should go rent the firefly DVDs.
I remember being all excited about the TV show, but when I saw the premier
episode, it was a yawn fest. This movie looks like a must-see though.

-d
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