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Old July 11th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #31
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That just seemed senseless, plot-wise.
Joss Whedon is a fan of throwing in senseless character deaths ever since his Mom died, I hear. He wants to keep it real.
I didn't like Wash's death myself. But it is what it is.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #32
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I wonder if it had anything to do with ruling out anymore sequels. . . Killing off main characters does have a way of achieving that.

Anyhow, I've discovered that since I started writing fanfiction, I have a tendency to want to reconfigure plotlines the way I see them unfolding.

However, tisn't what it isn't.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #33
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I wonder if it had anything to do with ruling out anymore sequels. . .
IMO Joss is no dummy. I think he honestly believed that although the movie would do okay, it wouldn't warrant a sequel in the eyes of the money men. It has "The End" written all over it. I'm sure he could go other places with the crew HAD there been a sequel, but Serenity seems like a definite finale to me.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #34
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:09 PM   #35
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I agree that Serenity is written as final ending, for Shepard Brook, there is comics from Joss Whedon named The Shepherd's Tale, where he reveals Brooks past.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:18 PM   #36
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Is there?

So all I have to do is buy the comics, eh? Haven't read comics since the 70's.

Oh well. At least I don't need to purchase the special decoder ring to reveal the Mystery of Book. And I suppose I can live out my Firefly fan life shrouded in a haze of non-completion regarding Ron Glass . . . and maybe picture him sitting in a precinct opposite Barney Miller. That could explain his past.
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Old July 11th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #37
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Is there?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159...NEHKYEZK6KZX2S

It's very good, and explains a lot. Most you can probably guess though, but still, it's good to see it.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 03:58 PM   #38
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Why don't you just tell me and save me the trouble?

Was he one of them?
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Old July 12th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #39
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Why don't you just tell me and save me the trouble?

Was he one of them?
Do you really wanna know? 'Cause I'll tell ya...
But it's a great book o own IMO.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #40
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Enlighten me. I really want to know. It'd be . . . shiny.
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Old July 12th, 2011, 06:39 PM   #41
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Enlighten me. I really want to know. It'd be . . . shiny.
Go here, it can say it better than me at this hour...

http://buffyfest.blogspot.com/2010/1...-spoilers.html
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Old July 12th, 2011, 07:15 PM   #42
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Thanks. Thought it was something along that line.

I'm satisfied now. And I didn't have to venture forth into the franchise to get there.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 02:16 AM   #43
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Where will you venture forth unto, now?
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Old October 1st, 2011, 01:50 PM   #44
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I'm going to use Taranis' list and select the ones I like.

Star Trek TOS (got me started and inspired)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Space 1999
Battle of the Planets

In the playground in the first grade we would play Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Battle of the Planets.

Also adding to the list:
Doctor Who (3rd is my favorite, like all the others.)
Andromeda (I think had a Battlestar feel to it.)
Firefly
Big Bang Theory. :P
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The Big Bang Theory is my current fav show on tv.

I liked the The Fourth Doctor Tom Baker the most.

Firefly I never got into when it was first shown but
I have since found I like a little more
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Old October 1st, 2011, 03:28 PM   #46
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I'm going to use Taranis' list and select the ones I like.

Star Trek TOS (got me started and inspired)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Space 1999
Battle of the Planets

In the playground in the first grade we would play Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Battle of the Planets.

Also adding to the list:
Doctor Who (3rd is my favorite, like all the others.)
Andromeda (I think had a Battlestar feel to it.)
Firefly
Big Bang Theory. :P
As a kid I tried getting others to join me in playing Voyage of the Bottom of the Sea. I saw myself emulating Admiral Nelson.

Bear in mind this was the only 90's when Voyage was being re-ran on our Channel 4 and no one had an idea what this was nor cared or indeed wanted to. Buck Rogers had the same effect.

Voyage has just come out on DVD, first two seasons so I might revisit it soon. Haven't seen it in years.
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Old October 1st, 2011, 03:32 PM   #47
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It's been a while for me so let's see, as well as or better than...

Star Trek TOS a little better than...

Firefly, Dark Angel as well as...

Stargate Atlantis not quite as much as...

Hey- pretty much as in my original post! I am consistent!
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Old October 1st, 2011, 03:58 PM   #48
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One always worth a giggle a few years ago was Sliders. Seems my sci-fi/fantasy tastes end in the mid-90'sish.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 05:28 AM   #49
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One always worth a giggle a few years ago was Sliders. Seems my sci-fi/fantasy tastes end in the mid-90'sish.
Sliders was interesting. Kinda had that "Time Tunnel" feels to it.

So no post mid-90's sci-fi/fantasy love eh? No...

Firefly
Andromeda (which I felt had a BSG feel to it)
Hercules
Xena
Jack of all Trades
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (cartoon)
Human Target (2009-2010)
World of Quest (cartoon)
Lexx
Farscape
(I know new BSG is out the question..)
or the current Doctor Who?

Luckily for me and Firefly I saw it when it came out. Saw this beautiful woman while channel flipping and decided to watch. I thanked Morena Baccarin for helping me not miss Firefly later on at a convention.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:20 AM   #50
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Luckily for me and Firefly I saw it when it came out. Saw this beautiful woman while channel flipping and decided to watch. I thanked Morena Baccarin for helping me not miss Firefly later on at a convention.
I felt that your name had a Firefly-ish ring to it!
Are you a lion?
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 11:05 PM   #51
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I felt that your name had a Firefly-ish ring to it!
Are you a lion?
A lion? Asking because of the picture? I was kinda going with the theme of the Colonial Fleets with the motiff of the Mayan and Egpytian stuff, and found a old Eqpytian picture that looked vaguely like a Colonial Warrior. I always liked the musical angle, so found one playing a flute.

Went with a name from the bible of the first man who created the flute (Jubal). Figure in Battlestar they get names from the bible, greek mythology, roman mythology, etc.

In truth, classic BSG names are a collection of names from everywhere ancient, so Jubal just fits right in with that.
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Sliders was interesting. Kinda had that "Time Tunnel" feels to it.

So no post mid-90's sci-fi/fantasy love eh? No...

Firefly
Andromeda (which I felt had a BSG feel to it)
Hercules
Xena
Jack of all Trades
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (cartoon)
Human Target (2009-2010)
World of Quest (cartoon)
Lexx
Farscape
(I know new BSG is out the question..)
or the current Doctor Who?

Luckily for me and Firefly I saw it when it came out. Saw this beautiful woman while channel flipping and decided to watch. I thanked Morena Baccarin for helping me not miss Firefly later on at a convention.
I'm afraid none of them and I seem to have a fair loathing of Dr Who at the best of times. Anything modern tends to be straighter stuff, West Wing kind of thing

So, short answer, no.
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If you want an excellent show with a classic BG feel to it, go with Space- Above and Beyond.
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Thanks for the recommendation!
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That's an easy one...

Space: 1999 (season one)

Out of all the "classic" sci fi series, Battlestar Galactica and Space: 1999 are the two that I watch at least annually. I do love the various Star Trek series over the years, but I OD'd on those years ago...


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I watch Trek every few years esp the TOS and BSG every other or when the mood takes me. I enjoyed the visual updates done to the TOS which expanded the visual canvas.
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