December 14, 2005

Serenity Now!

I don't normally flag these, but Josh Cohen at Multiple Mentality has done a seriously cool Firefly-themed edition of Carnival of the Vanities this week. Get on over there.

By the way, I must be one of the very few Firefly fans who hasn't yet seen Serenity. However, it's at the top of my Netflix queue for when the DVD is released next week. When it was in theatres, I read an awful lot of commentary about box off draw and such, but I don't remember reading that much about what people thought of the movie itself. So....?

Posted by Robert at December 14, 2005 01:45 PM | TrackBack

One of the best freaking Sci Fi movies ever, if you've seen the series, I've heard it sucks if you haven't. Seriously, you really screwed up by not watching it on the big screen.

I have a sneaking suspicion that TFR got me the series on DVD for Christmas.

Posted by: Brian B at December 14, 2005 02:32 PM

Between tickets and food and babysitting, etc., to borrow a line from a different space movie, "We could almost buy our own ship for that."

Cool about the series. I've strongly hinted for the same thing here. (Which I guess I'm doing again now.)

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 14, 2005 02:36 PM

I got lucky, my best friend was in town and TFR sent us to the movie while she stayed home with The Lad.

My friend and I agree that the one piece of Firefly slang/patois that needs broader exposure is "shiny".

Posted by: Brian B at December 14, 2005 02:49 PM

Serenity is great. My fiance enjoyed it a lot and he had never seen Firefly. We have been watching the Firefly DVDs when he's in town and we love them.

Posted by: jen at December 14, 2005 02:59 PM

Did not see it on the big screen but dropped enough hints to Mrs. LMC who has intimated that she got the hint but seems concerned I will spend the week after Christmas watching it over and over.

Posted by: LMC at December 14, 2005 03:47 PM

And I'm sure that you cannot in honesty allay those concerns, can you?

Posted by: Brian B at December 14, 2005 03:48 PM

LMC - point out to her that if she gets it for you right now, it'll get there in time so that you can watch to your heart's content while she and the Missus sneak off for their Gratuitous Slacker Wives Weekend.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 14, 2005 03:56 PM

When you see the movie, I think you'll understand why those who love the series didn't talk much about it to others who loved the series and hadn't seen the movie.

In other words: remain unspoiled!

Posted by: Eric J at December 14, 2005 04:33 PM

Eric's right. Note I didn't say much about why it's so excellent.

Posted by: Brian B at December 14, 2005 04:42 PM

Robbo--I do not think the movie is out on DVD until the 20th.

Posted by: LMC at December 14, 2005 05:45 PM

Whoops, my slip.

Only one thing to do - ask for the tee vee series now and the movie next week.....

Posted by: Robbo the LB at December 14, 2005 07:50 PM

The movie is excellent.

You will want to own both on DVD.

Posted by: Dan at December 15, 2005 10:33 AM

I ended up seeing it three times when it was in the theater. You'll love it! I bought the soundtrack for my sister's Xmas pressie, and I'm being given the DVD as a present (I was informed prior so I wouldn't go buy a copy)

Posted by: Ith at December 15, 2005 12:12 PM