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jenni
14-06-2005, 04:12 PM
Ok I'll try again - any Firefly fans on the BB, or is science fiction limited to Star Wars? Of course there is a case for considering Firefly a Western, rather than Science Fiction?

Aaron Bellette
14-06-2005, 04:57 PM
Ok I'll try again - any Firefly fans on the BB, or is science fiction limited to Star Wars? Of course there is a case for considering Firefly a Western, rather than Science Fiction?
Sci-Fi isn't just StarWars - I mean, there's also Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Babylon 5... ;)

AB

Alan Shore
14-06-2005, 07:54 PM
What's Firefly?

Libby
14-06-2005, 08:15 PM
OK - so it's not just me :embarras:

antichrist
14-06-2005, 08:22 PM
To an extent I consider all the technology on display in these movies a poor substitute for good story, development and dialogue.

Aaron Bellette
14-06-2005, 08:25 PM
To an extent I consider all the technology on display in these movies a poor substitute for good story, development and dialogue.
Aw geez, do you always have to be so negative? :rolleyes:

AB

Bill Gletsos
14-06-2005, 08:29 PM
Sci-Fi isn't just StarWars - I mean, there's also Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Babylon 5... ;)And lets not forget Dr. Who. ;)

Have just watched episode 6 of the new series called Dalek. Fans should enjoy it.

antichrist
14-06-2005, 08:36 PM
Aw geez, do you always have to be so negative? :rolleyes:

AB

Just does not turn me on at all.

When man first walked on the moon about 1970 I could not bother walking across the road to the pub to see live on TV. Everybody else did.

Via dialogue and story terrific suspense can be developed. Look at the second scene of Tin Drum - so simple, so natural but also so brilliant. Just 2 camera shots.

The second last scene of Insung - you will remember a lifetime.

Mischa
14-06-2005, 08:59 PM
Hey it is all adventure escapism spot the continuity errors good fun buckling of swashes hero worship wanna be there good fun.
The world needs more of this...and silly love songs.

jenni
14-06-2005, 09:35 PM
I am starting to think our family are the only Firefly fanatics who also play chess.....

Libby you would hate it, but I am surprised that Belthasar hasn't come across it. The series was butchered on American TV - they didn't run the introductory episode and also ran episodes out of order. It was canned after one season, but will soon resurface as a movie, due to fanatical fan demand. I think it ran in Australia at midnight. .... Gareth is counting down -108 days to go (although I think that is the USA release.)

It is definitely strange, but a friend lent us the DVD series and we really liked it. I suspect it is a hate or love series.

http://www.fireflyfan.net/

jenni
14-06-2005, 09:35 PM
Sci-Fi isn't just StarWars - I mean, there's also Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Babylon 5... ;)

AB

Ok - someone who can quote all those names has to have watched Firefly......

Aaron Bellette
15-06-2005, 10:13 AM
Ok - someone who can quote all those names has to have watched Firefly......
Nope, sorry :(

AB

PS Oh, and Hitchhiker's Guide of course! ;)

Libby
15-06-2005, 11:27 AM
Ok - someone who can quote all those names has to have watched Firefly......

See, you misunderstand me - I know all of those :D

I was actually a big fan of sci-fi/fantasy as a sweet young thing :lol: - I just slipped out of that mode somewhere along the way.

My older kids like to sledge me over it (as they are all big fans) and I have to remind them that things like Hitchhiker's & LOTR came into the house under my influence (not to mention almost every children's fantasy author under the sun as well!)

firegoat7
15-06-2005, 12:07 PM
Babylon 5 was interesting morally but boring

Dr Who scared me shitless as a child -(planet of the spiders)- (Green death) but I just can't watch it as an adult. Great for kids but its dating is fairly camp, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Star Wars series- still a classic but the storylines are so weak because the characters are so monostereo. Empire is one of my favorite films.

Star Trek - always amazes me for producing the unexpected then cliche-ing it

Blake7- Have never seen it as an adult, loved it as a teenager, especially the ending when they all die (hooray to the antihero plot).

Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy- Loved the record, Adored the books, Thought the TV serious was good ..Havent seen the movie yet

Red Dwarf- funny

Battlestar Galactica- the TV remake was better then the original with the exception that we don't see anough from the Cylons perspective....man those pesky humans ;)

Flash Gordon- I loved this film as a teenager...but as an adult only gave it 1/2 a star. Having said that this film has the best soundtrack of all time....some of the footage with Gordons spaceship travelling into space and Queen displaying their immense aural talent as a backdrop are worth seeing on the big screen at least once in your life. Unfortunately the story line is a disgrace...and boy could the person who played Flash Gordon (Sam Jones??) not act. Brian Blessed was ok.

Alien- scared the bejesus outa me as a kid...A wonderful film.

Predator- Would have been better if they killed Arnie at the start.

Terminator- A classic film, love the psychologist scene where Rhys is trying to convince the police that he is sane.


Cheers Fg7

Trent Parker
15-06-2005, 12:55 PM
I'm no fan of that type of stuff.....

I have only seen one and a half of LOTR series.

I, however have played the LOTR strategy game.....

Actually i'll start another thread on strategy/wargaming games next time i'm on. I've gotta go......

jenni
15-06-2005, 01:34 PM
Blake7- Have never seen it as an adult, loved it as a teenager, especially the ending when they all die (hooray to the antihero plot).



Have been buying the series on DVD as they get released. Gareth and Tamzin are enjoying it, although they have had us in hysterics a few times at their comments on some of the models and special effects. It was pretty clunky even when it was new and 1/4 century later it is really showing its age.

However Villa and Avon are still good!

Libby
15-06-2005, 04:47 PM
Babylon 5 was interesting morally but boring

Dr Who scared me shitless as a child -(planet of the spiders)- (Green death) but I just can't watch it as an adult. Great for kids but its dating is fairly camp, which is not necessarily a bad thing.

Star Wars series- still a classic but the storylines are so weak because the characters are so monostereo. Empire is one of my favorite films.

Star Trek - always amazes me for producing the unexpected then cliche-ing it

Blake7- Have never seen it as an adult, loved it as a teenager, especially the ending when they all die (hooray to the antihero plot).

Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy- Loved the record, Adored the books, Thought the TV serious was good ..Havent seen the movie yet

Red Dwarf- funny

Battlestar Galactica- the TV remake was better then the original with the exception that we don't see anough from the Cylons perspective....man those pesky humans ;)

Flash Gordon- I loved this film as a teenager...but as an adult only gave it 1/2 a star. Having said that this film has the best soundtrack of all time....some of the footage with Gordons spaceship travelling into space and Queen displaying their immense aural talent as a backdrop are worth seeing on the big screen at least once in your life. Unfortunately the story line is a disgrace...and boy could the person who played Flash Gordon (Sam Jones??) not act. Brian Blessed was ok.

Alien- scared the bejesus outa me as a kid...A wonderful film.

Predator- Would have been better if they killed Arnie at the start.

Terminator- A classic film, love the psychologist scene where Rhys is trying to convince the police that he is sane.


Cheers Fg7

How could you leave out Buck Rogers :owned:

arosar
15-06-2005, 05:42 PM
Flash Gordon- I loved this film as a teenager...but as an adult only gave it 1/2 a star.

Did you see the porno version?

AR

Lucena
15-06-2005, 05:43 PM
Did you see the porno version?

AR

Charming.

Aaron Bellette
15-06-2005, 10:26 PM
Charming.
Leave it to arosar to add that special something extra! ;)



Blake7- Have never seen it as an adult, loved it as a teenager, especially the ending when they all die (hooray to the antihero plot).
Geez, how could I forget about Blake's 7, especially considering I used to call my C drive Orac! :rolleyes:

AB

Libby
18-06-2005, 06:22 PM
Still no bites on Buck Rogers? :)

Actually, I was a bit of a Logan's Run fan myself - it was a long time ago and I think it was all those pre-teen heart flutters for Gregory Harrison :doh:

Back in the olden days when the family only had one TV (my children would struggle with that concept!), I only got to see Blake's 7 when I was off babysitting the offspring of others. My parents didn't like all that "rubbish."

jenni
18-06-2005, 06:46 PM
I only got to see Blake's 7 when I was off babysitting the offspring of others. My parents didn't like all that "rubbish."

Poor Libby! Being a bit older I was working on the new Res system at TAA at the time, with a fairly young crowd of geeky IT people (except me of course - I might have been IT, but never geeky). We used to rush back to our place and settle in front of the TV just in time for the Blake 7 episode - it was just prior to the wonders of VCR's and microwaves...

Only 105 days until Serenity is released.....

Libby
18-06-2005, 07:22 PM
Poor Libby! Being a bit older I was working on the new Res system at TAA at the time,

Some people will get on here and ask "What's TAA?" you know.

Also saw Westworld when I was babysitting - thought that was rather good at the time too.

I'm sure the IT work at TAA was much more lucrative but I thought $10 or $20, some chocolate bikkies and the chance to snooze on someone else's couch was a pretty good wicket.

Bereaved
18-06-2005, 08:18 PM
I remember the story and may have seen an episode or so, but I woul guess they were repeats, and in truth my memory of it is more in nature of remembering the title than the specifics
All the best, Macavity

Desmond
19-12-2008, 12:05 PM
I am starting to think our family are the only Firefly fanatics who also play chess.....Sorry for the thread necromancy, but...

Yes, fan here. I recently watched the series boxed set. Loved it. Damn tragedy it was canned. I'll be watching the movie in the next week or two hopefully. I heard someone (Whedon?) say that they were hopeful a producer would come across the movie, and decide to make a series about it in the future. Here's hopin'.

Capablanca-Fan
19-07-2013, 09:01 AM
Mrs Jono and I recently watched through the whole series and the movie. I had not watched the series before.

Mrs Jono
28-07-2013, 01:08 PM
I love Firefly, and I too was sad they cancelled it. Sci-Fi in general doesn't seem to do very well on the networks. They are too busy trying to squeeze in as much "reality" as they can get on the air. :rolleyes:

The best chance a show seems to have is if it is picked up by the SyFy channel. I don't see them bringing FF back though, especially with the stars scattered around.

However, it was shiny seeing Baldwin and Torres on Castle, as well as the injokes from time to time.

/Browncoat

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