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So I saw Serenity again today, for the first time in a few months.
It's not a perfect movie, but it's sure pretty damn good. Some of the things that bugged me about it the first time around bugged me less now... but I'll make a different post for talking about spoilery things.

I brought my mom and dad, who hadn't seen any Firefly, along with me, and they both liked it. This wasn't too surprising... My dad likes a lot of scifi (he was actually watching the first couple of episodes of Farscape today in syndication since he missed them the first time around), and he likes movies with good one-liners, which Serenity has. My mom isn't much on scifi (and kept trying to talk to my dad while he was watching Farscape), but she likes some, and I had guessed Serenity would probably fall into that some.

The theater was only about half full though (if that) at a 7:10 showing, which made me kind of sad. (It was in the biggest theater, but still...) From what I noticed (the movie kind of sucked me in), the people there seemed to like it though, they all laughed at the jokes and gasped at appropriate places.

Hopefully the ads for the movie this week will be full of all of the nice soundbites from critics and not suck like the current commercials, and lots of people will go see it and there will be sequels and things will be happy.

Oh, and Nathan Fillion? Is a liar. (Someone asked him at the Q&A in May whether the theme song would be in the movie, and he said kindly but somewhat forecefully that it wouldn't, Serenity is not Firefly, Firefly was awesome but it's done, and Serenity is different. Which is a very very valid point that Firefly fans need to keep in mind, but Ballad of Serenity is so totally at the end of the credits.) ;)
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Taking a break from homework for more random BSG thoughts! )

It's really weird (and also awesome) to get to see Firefly again on TV, even if Scifi has for no apparent reason decided to air it fullscreen (yeah, you know that shot with Mal and Simon on the catwalk from the pilot? It was just Simon and the catwalk on Friday with the disembodied voice of Mal) and has somehow screwed up the sound so that the sound effects and the score are turned up and all the voices are muffled.

They also showed the new Serenity trailer, which is much better than the first US one, but I like the international one best, I think. They did include one of my favorite exchanges from the movie in this one though, so yay for that. ;)

I do also appreciate that this second US one didn't namedrop Joss Whedon or Buffy. The movie is good on its own merits. Plus, I think it's smart marketing. A lot of people are prejudiced against Joss or Buffy (or don't have any idea what they are, or don't care), so not mentioning either of those allows them to be open-minded. And all the stories about the movie going to be mentioning Joss, plus I think the news has percolated around the fan groups reasonably well, so people who would want to see it based on the connection will have plenty of opportunities to find out about it if they haven't already.
I hope Universal starts cranking up the marketing machine for this soon. What they've done so far has been good (and it makes me happy to finally see a marketing campaign for something I like that isn't totally incompetent), there just needs to start being more.
(And I do think I can see the cogs starting to turn, so more yay.)

I am very happy with Fox for starting to have two-hour blocks of Arrested Development on Friday, cause that fits exactly in between Firefly and BSG. I had seen a couple of these episodes already, but I had missed most of the first season, and I think I saw these out of order.
Also, Charlie Brown Christmas music. Hee.
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Okay, it's pimping time!

The first episode of Firefly will be on SciFi Channel tonight at 7 PM Eastern / 6 Central. (And all the other episodes will be aired in that timeslot in the weeks afterwards.)

You guys have been hearing me blather about how awesome the show is since it was on the first time around. So, if you haven't seen it, watch it.

(If you have seen it, you get the experience of actually seeing commercials in the commercial breaks! ;) Not to mention maybe getting to see the introductory blurb ("Here's how it is...") for the first time in forever.)

Oh, and the new international Serenity trailer? Sexy.
So much better than the US one.
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Hmmmmmm.... interesting. Wonder if this is Amazon screwing up or if I've stumbled across something that showed up earlier than it was supposed to? The author's the same guy doing the novelization.

I may also just have missed the news entirely. ;)

More stories would be nice in any case (and that reminds me, I need to decide whether I need to go hunting for the comic today since the first issue is supposedly out).

And now, back to work.


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