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Post by quaycur » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:01 pm

I am shocked - SHOCKED - that we don't yet have a thread to discuss the brilliance of all things Joss-created.

So - a possible Serenity sequel? Alan Tudyk seems to think so:
Serenity 2 A New Hope?
Date : October 4, 2007 Writer : Clint Morris

I love “Firefly� – so much so every time I’d see it I’d squeeze its cheeks, bring it in closer and share saliva with it. It’s a show that had the danglers to say “screw you! We’re not going anywhere!� despite the fact the network yanked it after 12 episodes. And then, just when it looked like it was done, it remerged as a full-length mother-hoppin’ movie – and by golly if it didn’t bring a lump to George Lucas’s throat.

When Alan Tudyk told me on the phone this morning that a sequel to “Serenity� – that’s the name of the “Firefly� movie for those who’ve been up at Guantanamo Bay for the past couple of years – could be happening I just about dropped the phone (I didn’t though, because the last time I did that it landed in the loo. Fried itself. And as a consequence, I lost all my numbers.) Tudyk says the newly-released “Serenity : Special Edition“ DVD has been selling so hot, that there’s talk in doing another movie.

“They had to put [the new DVD] out because they’ve been selling out of the other one and so Universal’s like ‘So, let’s do another one’. And now… there’s now a chance there’s going to be another movie�.

Tudyk agrees that even if it was a direct-to-DVD movie, it’d still be worthwhile. Especially since the whole DVD sequel is a big trend.

“It really is�, says Tudyk. “Everybody in the Firefly crew – and that includes the ones who died in the movie – are excited about the prospect of doing another�.

Nathan Fillion, says Tudyk, is especially keen. “We were out a couple of weeks ago together at a party and there was a bunch of people there, and he was like ‘Oh, look we’re Browncoats�.

Great to hear Fillion’s still as crazy as ever about wearing the Tightpants again.

Tudyk says he heard from creator Joss Whedon a few weeks back – but mainly about Tudyk’s role in the new Western “3:10 to Yuma�. “He sent me an email when it first came out because at first he thought I was a different character – by the trailer�, he laughs. “He was like ‘My god! You’re playing such a bad-ass!’ That was Ben Foster, who is such a bad-ass in that movie, and is just brilliant, just brilliant, and we both have a similar look – we both have polish genes – and anyway, Joss writes back ‘Sorry, I didn’t realise you were the sympathetic funny character – how would cast you as that?’. Joss, that would be you!�.

The actor, who appears in the new Frank Oz film “Death at a Funeral�, is absolutely blown-away by the life “Firefly� has had. He’s even headed downunder next week to appear at a science fiction convention. It amazes him even more that he got to do a feature film version of his 12-episode series. “That’s wild; you don’t see that happen until years later when it becomes a campy spoof of the thing. But even then, shows like Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch were huge hits [from the beginning, and they didn’t do movies straight away] this was something that was a hit only with a group of people and it just grew.�

Likely to happen before a “Serenity� sequel though is an “I, Robot� sequel. Tudyk visited the set of Will Smith’s latest movie “I am Legend� to talk about the movie recently, and says he’d be super excited to play Sonny the robot again.

Yep, but what about Wash? Now that there’s the shizzle.
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Post by islandhopper » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:08 pm

According to this article - Amy Winehouse saves Faith's life in the latest Buffy comic.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:22 pm

aquacat wrote:So - a possible Serenity sequel? Alan Tudyk seems to think so:
Oooh. I'd have a bit of that.

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Post by Contravene » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:05 am

Is it too late to start buying up the Buffy box sets and playing catch up? Only £15 each from Play.com these days. I liked her earlier stuff before the nose job

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Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:10 am

Go for it. Or you can have all our VHS ones for a tenner a go. :)

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Post by darvé » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:32 am

£15 each you say.. i don't see it as too late to start now..

Last night on Sky was the Angel season 4 (i think) episode where that big demon thing bursts out of the pavement in front of Conor and Cordelia and Lila dresses up as a schoolgirl for Wesley ('cos he's still infatuated with Fred..) That was a good 5 minutes of tele i watched, unfortunately i couldnt remember anything else that was going on so i went back to listening to the new Tullycraft album.

Actually, didn't that demon thing posess Cordelia who then turned into Jasmine, or something.

I clearly need to rewatch everything.

£15 you say..
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Post by dear rose » Thu Oct 18, 2007 3:16 pm

I never really got into Angel, but Buffy was a great teenage obsession of mine, and Firefly/Serenity are just brilliant. Alan Tudyk is just heavenly also, I still girly giggle every time I see him in anything nowadays.

The first series of Buffy is the best imo, although I really didn't like it towards the last few series. I thought everything after they made Willow a lesbian and a witch. hmm.

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Post by darvé » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:29 pm

dear rose wrote: The first series of Buffy is the best imo, although I really didn't like it towards the last few series. I thought everything after they made Willow a lesbian and a witch. hmm.
I fond the first series too disjointed, too reliant on a monster of the week and too short.. The Master was a great character and i'd love to have seen him fleshed out more over a 22 episode season.

Seasons 2 and 5 are probably my favourites, They should have left it after 5 though, the ending of that was enough to finish on a high.

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Post by Contravene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 12:56 pm

"To read makes our speaking English good" - Zander

Don't you just love dialog from first season Buffy

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Post by humblebee » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:02 pm

Aw. I could just do with a massive Buffy weekend. It's been ages.

Shame our whole collection is on video and the VCR don't work no more.

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Post by Contravene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:30 pm

I'll bring you up season one on DVD next weekend

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Post by humblebee » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:35 pm

Ta!

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Post by Contravene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:38 pm

The weirdest thing, I'm watching the second season on DVD, on some HD-TV so it all looks a little grainy, and the picture moves funny, but the colour or contrast's off a little so the shading's wrong and everyone looks like they're zombies and have either been smaoking as much as Catherine Zeta Jones or eating too much liquorice

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Post by Contravene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:10 pm

ooh, Spike's just turned up, and started kicking ass, in a really neat English way

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Post by Contravene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:48 pm

ooh, first appearance of Jonathan and of Oz

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Post by Contravene » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:04 pm

eep, the halloweeny one where they all become their costumes, Willow as a real ghost, Zander as a soldier and Buffy the princess

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Post by darvé » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:33 pm

I bought Buffy season 6 in New York last week for the paltry sum of $20.

alas, i dont own 4 or 5, i don't think i can bring myself to buy season 4 until i can get it for mere pence.
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Post by La-Di-Da » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:38 am

humblebee wrote:Aw. I could just do with a massive Buffy weekend. It's been ages.

Shame our whole collection is on video and the VCR don't work no more.
Argh!
It's rubbish isn't it?
I bought all mine on video when they were buy one get one free in HMV years ago.
Series 2, video 6 got eaten by my video player and I had to dismantle the bloody thing to retrieve the video.
Idiot machine.

I miss Buffy weekends too.
Blanket, biscuits, tea, Buffy.
Le sigh.

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Post by crystalball » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:34 pm

I didn't know where to put this, so it'll have to go in here: I've just seen that Amazon are selling the entire Buffy DVD collection for £75!

http://tinyurl.com/2zz5zo

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Post by Contravene » Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:59 pm

can we all chip in a fiver and then mail the DVDs around until everyone's seen every one?

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