xnera: Icon of Mal from Firefly, captioned "Big Damn Movie Star." (FIREFLY MOVIE!!!)
Here's a bit of fun for your Friday!

I recently purchased Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One. I haven't really thought about Firefly in a while, but flipping through the book has rejuvenated my love for the show. I'd forgotten just how pretty the cast is. Especially Nathan Fillion. That is one pretty, pretty man. :D

I was a bit nervous about the quality of the book at first, 'cause it's by Titan Books, the same folks who do the official Battlestar Galactica magazine. And the magazine... well, it's very shiny and has some great articles, but the copy editing SUCKS. Seriously. I've been tempted to mail them a photocopy of one of their articles with a bunch of corrections marked. Luckily, the Firefly companion appears to have had better copyeditors working on it; while the language can be a bit stilted at time, I didn't notice any obvious errors (like confusing it's and its, or putting words in the wrong order, or missing words altogether--all greviances I've seen in the BSG mag).

The book contains the shooting scripts for the first six episodes ("Serenity" to "Our Mrs. Reynolds"). I'm a script-aholic, so I'm very pleased to have printed scripts from an official source. I've previously read the scripts online, though, so instead of reading those first (as I did with the Serenity movie companion book) I skipped right to the interviews, short articles, and tidbits. Very fun! There's an article/interview with all the principal actors, plus short sidebars featuring some of the more prominent guest stars. What I especially loved, though, was the articles on Mal & Zoe's sidearms. They must've had someone on staff who really understands guns and weapons, because the articles are written with enthusiastic passion and are full of detail. The book also contains many wonderful photos of the costuming and props, so those of you who are into cosplay have some excellent resources, here.

Heh. Didn't mean to write a full-on book review, but couldn't help with the gushing. What this post is really about is this snippet from the interview with Sean Maher:

As Maher told TV Guide, "Honestly, wherever Joss goes, I follow. And the cast, I would do anything with this group of people, whether it's television of film... even if we take a circus act on the road."


Circus act? Now that is one high-larious mental image that must be fleshed out in detail. So, friends... what circus act would you cast the Firefly characters (or actors themselves) in? Anybody from (or involved) in the 'verse is fair play.
xnera: Animated icon of Firefly's Serenity zooming by. (Zoom zoom Serenity!)
Just saw this at [livejournal.com profile] dorrie6's journal.

Firefly meme
When you see this on your flist, quote Firefly.


Not sure this actually made it into the show. It's from the shooting script for "Serenity" (the episode, not the movie).


ZOE
What does it say under 'bloodbath'?

Simon turns off the book, seeing Zoe in his doorway.

SIMON
I'm was just trying to --

ZOE
We're not in there. The book, I
mean. We're not generals or
diplomats, we didn't turn the tide of
glorious history or whatever that
thing is supposed to spew.

SIMON
You know what they say: History is
programmed by the winners.

ZOE
Nearly half a million people lay dead
on that field at day's end, about a
third of them 'winners'. Can you
imagine the smell? Can you imagine
piling up the bodies of soldiers --
of friends -- to build a wall 'cause
you got no cover? Blood just kept
pouring out of them, you'd slip in it
half the time, find out bloodbath is
not just a figure of speech.

SIMON
Mal was there with you.

She enters, sits across from him.

ZOE
He was my sergeant. In command of
thirty-odd grunts -- five days in,
there were so many officers dead he
commanded two thousand. Kept us
together, kept us fighting, kept us
sane.
xnera: Animated icon of Firefly's Serenity zooming by. (Zoom zoom Serenity!)
This isn't getting much attention at Hatrack, so I thought I'd post it here as well.

SHINY! SERENITY! SHINDIG! My condo. South-side of Chicago in the 'burbs. October 1st. Noonish or such, with movie goin' around 2:00, I reckon.

You are all invited! Yes, you! I can't fit a HUGE amount in my condo, but it'd be shiny to go see the movie with a crowd of Browncoats. And I have a few things planned to make it one mighty fine shindig indeed.

This is a call for addresses. Snail mail or email, whichever you prefer. I'm hoping to send out official invites next week sometime. And yes, you can request an invite even if you're sure you're not going to be able to make it. Email addresses to xnera23 at Gmail. Or if you just want an evite and your email is visible on your userinfo, reply here expressing your interest.
xnera: Animated icon of Firefly's Serenity zooming by. (Zoom zoom Serenity!)
In case you haven't seen it yet: DETROIT VACATION STORIES & PHOTOS!!! Read! In order! It's better that way. Trust me. :D

So, you may have heard me talk about this TV show called "Firefly", and its related upcoming movie called Serenity (September 30th, folks!). The official movie site has a fun, interactive section for Browncoats (and if you're a fan of the show and haven't joined yet, WHY THE HELL NOT?). And there's these challenges there, and if you complete a challenge you get points. Get enough points, and you can get some shiny schwag. Cool!

One thing you can do is join a crew and participate in crew challenges. The first such challenge was a scavenger hunt. That thing I've been working on all weekend? Yeah--it was the scavenger hunt.

The results are high-larious )
xnera: Icon of Mal from Firefly, captioned "Big Damn Movie Star." (FIREFLY MOVIE!!!)
I wasn't sure I was going to go to Wizard World. Joss isn't coming this year (wah). Andy Hallet will be there, which is cool, but really was hoping to see one of our Big Damn Movie Stars, or the man who brought them to us.

But then I received an email: the Browncoat Table has obtained 6 boxes of official schwag from Universal. SHINY!!! I AM SO GORRAM THERE.

So yes, I will be heading up immediately after session on Saturday--which luckily is an hour earlier than normal, as Jean's ten o'clock cancelled. Catch the 11:00 (if I walk fast) or 11:30 (if I don't) bus, get to the Orange line at 11:30 or 12:00, ride Orange Line to Blue Line and Blue Line to convention center in Rosemont...should get there around 12:30 or 1:00. And yeah, my first stop will SO be the Browncoat table.
xnera: Animated icon of Firefly's Serenity zooming by. (Zoom zoom Serenity!)
I want to go home so I can play with my kitty and lounge about on the couch watching Farscape and stuff.

Yeah, I did come to work, and yeah, I'm still sick. I'm not so tired. A little, but not any worse than on any given day. It's the upset stomach. It's making me feel all oogy and I don't like it. I felt a bit better this morning, but now I'm oogy again. *gronk* I should feel better in a day or two, I think, but it would be really nice to be relaxing right now.

Only two hours and forty minutes left. I will survive.

The real reason for this post, though, is to tell you that [livejournal.com profile] narniadear has made [livejournal.com profile] firefly_for_fun. You know you want to join.
xnera: Animated icon of Firefly's Serenity zooming by. (Zoom zoom Serenity!)
Will likely write more later, but for now...

The cast of Serenity made EW's Must list

This is huge, folks. I mean, it's ENTERTAINMENT FREAKING WEEKLY!!!!

*hyperventilates*

Also, I am hearing reports that the trailer is being shown on more films now. Someone saw it on Star Wars, and another person up in Ann Arbor saw it on Batman Begins. Plz to be letting me know if you see it in the Chicago area, kthnxbi.

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