0009: "Serenity is Coming Out Tomorrow"

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0009: "Serenity is Coming Out Tomorrow"

Postby LucasBrown » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:37 am UTC

On a search, I discovered that there was no thread as yet for #9... If I'm wrong, just go ahead and delete this.
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Alt text: "Mal, Simon, Wash, Zoe, River, Kaylee, Jayne, Inara, Book"

What, exactly, is this serenity of which Randall speaks?
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Lazar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:42 am UTC

SQUEEE!!! I have made Miis for all nine characters.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby The EGE » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:10 am UTC

LucasBrown wrote:What, exactly, is this serenity of which Randall speaks?


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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby weex » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:20 am UTC

The EGE wrote:
LucasBrown wrote:What, exactly, is this serenity of which Randall speaks?


Please tell me you are kidding.

He has to be, unless he is the #1 most in need of a lmgtfy link.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby scarletmanuka » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:38 am UTC

To be fair, the first time I came across this strip I hadn't even heard of Firefly and I assumed that the names mentioned were just some of Randall's friends or something.

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:00 am UTC

Why are only nine characters pictured? Where are the tenth and eleventh?
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Lazar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:03 am UTC

skeptical scientist wrote:Why are only nine characters pictured? Where are the tenth and eleventh?

Because the nine in question were the ones that we already knew and cared about from the series; the other two were just invented for the movie, and don't have any sentimental significance to fans.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Bunnybeater » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:35 am UTC

Lazar wrote:
skeptical scientist wrote:Why are only nine characters pictured? Where are the tenth and eleventh?

Because the nine in question were the ones that we already knew and cared about from the series; the other two were just invented for the movie, and don't have any sentimental significance to fans.


I believe the tenth character he refers to is the ship Serenity itself, not one of the film's inventions.

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Lazar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:59 am UTC

I think he was talking about the wiki page which lists eleven characters.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Bunnybeater » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:10 pm UTC

Goddammit, I finally join this site and screw up my very first comment.

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Dobblesworth » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:56 pm UTC

LucasBrown wrote:What, exactly, is this serenity of which Randall speaks?

Firefly was an adequately-appreciated sci-fi "cowboy" series from the Fox network, axed midway its first season, leaving the show's plot more patched-up than the ship they journeyed around in, and I think also aired out of chronological or conceptualised order. Fanboys whined and they made the spin-off movie, Serenity. Serenity being the specific name of the spaceship that was under the Firefly class of vessels, or so I heard.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby smartcookie:) » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:59 pm UTC

Dobblesworth wrote:
LucasBrown wrote:What, exactly, is this serenity of which Randall speaks?

Firefly was an adequately-appreciated sci-fi "cowboy" series from the Fox network, axed midway its first season, leaving the show's plot more patched-up than the ship they journeyed around in, and I think also aired out of chronological or conceptualised order. Fanboys whined and they made the spin-off movie, Serenity. Serenity being the specific name of the spaceship that was under the Firefly class of vessels, or so I heard.
Firefail and Serenilol have endured in the hearts and minds of geeks who so desperately want it resolved and continued, and Randall is of course one of them, going to the lengths of producing a week long fanfic about it.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby sillybear25 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:04 pm UTC

Lazar wrote:I think he was talking about the wiki page which lists eleven characters.

I thought the tenth and eleventh characters were River's feet.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby smartcookie:) » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:05 pm UTC

sillybear25 wrote:
Lazar wrote:I think he was talking about the wiki page which lists eleven characters.

I thought the tenth and eleventh characters were River's feet.

That's exactly what I was thinking too, but I guess the ship counts. What would the eleventh be then? Jubal Early? The Operative?

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby grafpa » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:15 pm UTC

smartcookie:) wrote:
sillybear25 wrote:
Lazar wrote:I think he was talking about the wiki page which lists eleven characters.

I thought the tenth and eleventh characters were River's feet.

That's exactly what I was thinking too, but I guess the ship counts. What would the eleventh be then? Jubal Early? The Operative?

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Nyktos » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:26 pm UTC

I thought the tenth was the ship and the eleventh was River's feet.

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby 00Davo » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:37 am UTC

Nyktos wrote:I thought the tenth was the ship and the eleventh was River's feet.

The tenth is the ship. The eleventh and twelfth are River's feet. She's got two, y'know.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby am3930 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:32 pm UTC

I like to think the octopus accounts for something:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7idn3PcKBM

WTF, that's actually English.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby tsx1968 » Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:29 pm UTC

I recently saw the movie, Serenity...and had never seen the show, Firefly. Really liked the movie...so I went and watched the show, which was AWESOME! Can't believe it only lasted one season. I'm really pissed I missed it when it was new, I would have written letters to keep it on. Thank God for Netflix.
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby thanksbastards » Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:15 pm UTC

huge fan of both, but I want to mention I saw the movie about 4 times before I realized that the fruity oaty bars spot was in english. and thats only becuase while starting the movie my friends little sister was mumbling it under her breath and I was like i know that tune, but hwat are these words?

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby grafpa » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:52 pm UTC

There's an easter egg on the dvd that is a short "making of" of the fruity oaty bars spot, and shows the spot in its entirety. It's pretty easy to find... on the main screen, if I remember correctly
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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Kisama » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:12 pm UTC

00Davo wrote:
Nyktos wrote:I thought the tenth was the ship and the eleventh was River's feet.

The tenth is the ship. The eleventh and twelfth are River's feet. She's got two, y'know.

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby XKCDeviant » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:50 pm UTC

I was watching the Big Bang Theory and loved the fire fly reference in it. I hate having to wait long enough to forget the episodes word for word before I can watch the DVDs again. Wonder how long before it gets picked up again, like the orig series of Star Trek. If I have to wait 20 or 30 years, I will :|

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Re: "Serenity is coming out tomorrow" discussion (#9)

Postby Tuliprand » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:33 am UTC

i love firefly! its one of the best tv series ever made. part of me dies every time i remember its been cancelled.

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Re: 0009: "Serenity is Coming Out Tomorrow"

Postby TimeLurker » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:02 am UTC

Because of Randall I have been introduced to the Firefly series (Netflix does get an assist on this one).

There were some in the OTT (thread for 1190: Time) who are Browncoats at heart and got me started watching. Today I was searching online for Firefly (meaning to get to cast information) and found this comic popping up. Now, I know there's a movie! Can't wait to track that down too. Thanks again GLR Randall (sorry old habits die hard).
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