amnesiack: (blue sun)
Adam Baldwin is going to be a guest at this year's Emerald City Comicon. Sweet.
amnesiack: (blue sun)
The Sci-Fi Channel is making a tv show based on the Terminator movies called The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This wouldn't normally be the sort of thing I'd comment on, since I'm only marginally a fan of the first two movies, and I never saw the third, but Summer Glau will be playing one of the Terminators on the show, and I'm always excited to see new work from a former Firefly cast member. Add this to the fact that the last few years have proven that "Sci-Fi Channel original" doesn't automatically mean "crappy show/movie" anymore, and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with this.
amnesiack: (blue sun)
I'm sure most everyone here has heard about it by now because of Penny Arcade, if nothing else, but still... a Firefly MMO? It's another one of those situations where the realistic part of me shudders, while one tiny part of my brain jumps up and down, screaming with glee and throwing something around. I'm not sure what. Maybe bananas?
amnesiack: (blue sun)
It's a crazy notion, the sort of thing that doesn't happen in the real world. But, generally speaking, so was the idea of making a major motion picture based on a tv show that was cancelled half-way through its first season. If they can pull it off, more power to them.

Firefly Season 2?"
amnesiack: (blue sun)
I followed [livejournal.com profile] byrdie's link to the IMDB poll to vote for the best and worst movies and work of 2005. I cast my votes in the areas in which I felt qualified to cast my votes, and then I looked closely at the results. I noticed that Serenity (or someone involved in making Serenity) ranked between #4 and #8 in all the following categories: Best Picture (English Language), Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Funniest Movie, Best Action Movie, and Most Entertaining Movie. However, what's really interesting is that 2/3 of the movies that beat out Serenity in these categories also appear somewhere in the "Worst of 2005" lists, while Serenity does not.

It just goes to show that what we Browncoats have been saying are true: Almost everyone who actually saw Serenity liked it; it's just a shame that the number of those people was so small.
amnesiack: (blue sun)
I pre-ordered the Australian version of the Serenity dvd today. What can I say? An entire extra disk of special features is just too much for me to resist.

Makes me extra happy I got the region-free dvd player.
amnesiack: (rar)
Bad News: I stayed up late last night, despite already being very tired.

Good News: I stayed up late last night because I was watching Serenity again.

Bad News: I have to work today, like I always do on Saturdays.

Good News: I get off work at noon instead of 5:30 pm today.

Bad News: I need to make a grocery store/Best Buy run on Christmas Eve day.

Good News: My roommates are gone, so I can use their car to do this.

Bad News: You had to read this Bad News/Good News post.

Good News: It's over.

Shiney

Dec. 21st, 2005 12:05 am
amnesiack: (blue sun)
I've watched all the special features and found an easter egg.

Tomorrow: Movie & deleted scenes w/ Joss Whedon commentary.

I am a big, big geek.
amnesiack: (blue sun)
Todays top sellers on Amazon.com...

#1 - Serenity, Widescreen Edition.
#6 - Firefly, the complete series.

Top selling TV show dvd on Amazon:

Firefly, the complete series

Boo-ya!!
amnesiack: (angelpuppet1)
Happy Serenity on DVD day, everyone!

Wooooooooooooooo!

Pants!
amnesiack: (skull panda)
I'm going to talk about Serenity some more, okay? Specifically, I'm going to talk about the soundtrack.

I enjoyed the music in the movie; it did a great job of enhancing and punctuating certain scenes without ever being overbearing. I have a particular fondness for faux-Irish music as well, so several of the pieces that fell in that category were particularly delightful to me. Overall, though, I had little interest in buying the soundtrack, as movie scores (even really good ones) can rarely hold my interest for long.

Then I saw the movie a second time. At the end of this second viewing, Jason and I sat quietly through the closing credits, not talking, merely basking in the glow of what we had witnessed. The credits begin with a reprise of one of the earlier pieces in the movie, the faux-Irish one I mentioned earlier, with some variations. It lasts around a minute-and-a-half. Then, another piece begins, and it is familiar. It took me a few moments to realize what I was hearing, and then I turned to Jason and said, "Is that...?", and he nodded.

It was an instrumental version of "The Ballad of Serenity," the original Firefly opening song that I had ached to hear throughout the movie, and it was glorious.

So, all this is to say that, based solely on this realization, I bought the soundtrack on Monday. And you know what? IT'S NOT ON THE FREAKING SOUNDTRACK ALBUM ANYWHERE! They're just toying with my emotions in every way they possibly can. I can't express enough how disappointed I am by this. I think I might just die.

Cheers.
amnesiack: (Default)
Your attention, please.

After a second viewing, I have determined that Serenity is still awesome. Any among you who have not yet seen it should do so. Now.

That is all.

Serenity

Oct. 1st, 2005 10:46 am
amnesiack: (Default)
I'll refrain from spoilers, as much as I would like to just gush over this movie. I've been following the creation of Serenity for nigh on 2 years now. The only other movie I've lavished this much attention on prior to its actual release was LOTR. All that to say I had a lot invested in Serenity, and I was not disappointed. The first 15 minutes or so left me feeling a little uneasy, as there seemed to be some slight history revision going on between what the movie was showing and what had occurred in Firefly. Granted, I have not yet read the 3 issue comic that is supposed to bridge the two, so that may help some. Once that initial stage passed, though, it was like coming home and being surrounded by old friends. This may seem silly, considering how few episodes of Firefly were made, but this show became my favorite of all time upon first viewing. 'Nuf said. There were highs and lows, great wins and great losses. In several places I was in tears. I'll be seeing it again with Jason on Monday.

Serenity

Sep. 30th, 2005 04:05 pm
amnesiack: (kitaguchi)
Serenity! Woo!
amnesiack: (tmnt)
I started playing Jade Empire last night. So far, it's a great game, and I'm still in the beginning area. My only complaint thus far is that, like Fable, the variety of maneuvers you perform in each fighting style seems severely limited. That might change as the game progresses (I'm only about 1 hour 45 mins. into the game), or it's possible that the fact that there are something like 70 styles available will make up for it.

On a side note, while I haven't looked it up anywhere yet to be certain, I'm 99.99% sure that Gao the Lesser is voiced by Nathan Fillion, better known to many as Captain Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly. Rock.
amnesiack: (kitaguchi)
I passed my practicum at work today, which makes my promotion official.

[livejournal.com profile] apawn got the math teaching job in Shoreline that he interviewed for last Wednesday.

The trailer for Serenity went up today.

Rock.

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