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February 22 2004

Firefly class ship shows up on Universal Pictures Web Site (Flash required.) Look under the "Coming Soon" menu.

What does this mean? Well, just a little bit more confirmation, this time from a much more official source. Note also that Jeremy from fireflymovie.com found out serenitymovie.com is reg'd to Universal. Sorry if this isn't really substantial enough.

it's substantial enough for me - looks like the movie is a goer
Wow, that's the first time I've really allowed myself to get excited about the prospect of the movie. I was afraid I'd get my hopes up and have them be dashed and stomped on, but this looks like a confirmation. Woo hoo!
Yes - this is geat news - however as of late not trusting Hollywood all that mush .... so a bit skeptical but let's hope it's refering to Firefly the Movie and not some romantic comedy or something though. Cause serenitymovie.com is not an active site yet.
Serenity now, Serenity now, Serenity now!
Good post. I just changed the header a bit so it makes more sense.
Cool! My wife and I bought the DVD box a few weeks ago and finally could watch it. It really is pretty good. I do agree it with some people it gets better as it progresses too. We saw 'Out of gas' and 'Ariel' yesterday. Really good stuff. Nathan Fillion is also very good. I understand what Joss saw in him as a leading man.

I hope the movie works out (including the 'no sound in space' thing!) and I hope it's a success. Although I wonder if it's going to be a hard sell without any 'famous' faces. (I'm sure that was a GOOD thing for the budget proposal though)
Help! My poor broken heart just can't take it! Dare we hope? I loved the series and now, of course, the DVD's - "Out of Gas" is my favorite episode, followed by "The Message".

Oh, please let this mean what we're all hoping it means.
All I can do is jump up and down, screaming:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, that's fantastic news! I just saw the DVD's a couple weekends ago too, Ed. I have to say that getting "hooked" after a show is cancelled really does suck.

I hear what you're saying about Nathan Fillion too. I met him last summer at the same time I met Joss (at the San Diego Comic Con) and I only knew him as Caleb. I wish I had seen Firefly beforehand because I am a much bigger fan now. A super-charming, super-nice guy in person and handsome to boot.

I can't wait for the movie!!
YES! This was thrilling to see even if there has been no actual announcement. Of course, as RavenU said, "Serenity" could turn out to be a horrible romantic comedy.....maybe about a mismatched pair and their tedious romantic hijinx at a Zen retreat. Argh. But I'm thinking not. I'm thinking this is good. Very, very good.

I'm chiming in with vpecoraro, "Serenity now, Serenity now, Serenity now!"
I hear what you're saying about Nathan Fillion too. I met him last summer at the same time I met Joss (at the San Diego Comic Con) and I only knew him as Caleb.

Aaarrghh!! Don't remind me of that, Karen! We were there too! Except just as we were getting in line they put the 'line ends here' sign up! So we could only watch Joss and Nathan from behind the rope while everyone else got to gab and get autographs and pics!!

And yeah NOW we'd really want Nathan's autograph. This year will be different. Assuming anybody of the shows is there....groan...
Ed-

Oh, that's so coincidental!! We were near the front of the line, I was maybe the fourth person back and the line wrapped around and ended right next to us! I remember thinking how bad I felt for everybody who got shafted. A girl begged us to have Joss sign a picture she brought with her because she just missed the line, she was nearly in tears, so a friend with us put away one of his items to sign to get hers signed instead.

We actually got to speak with Nathan twice once right after the Joss Q&A (hope you didn't miss that) and at the Dark Horse booth a little later. He was just sitting next to Joss laughing and hanging out. I remember he drew a big box and the words "Place item to be signed HERE". He was really funny and gracious, I didn't have a particular item for him to sign so he grabbed a Buffy comic and wrote, "KAREN! Nathan Fillion CALEB."

I had Danny Strong, Robia La Morte, and Mark Lutz sign the same comic and when Danny saw Nathan's autograph he went on and on about how great he was, so it sounds like his fellow actors like him too.
Karen - thanks for sharing that. Your description was so vivid you could really picture it all and for those of us who never get to go to these things, it's nice hearing about what it was like. Nathan Fillion sounds like such a great guy and he's such a great actor I hope the Firefly movie is a huge success. Of course, selfishly, I just want to see it and more of the story so the more successful it is, the more likely we will have even more of Firefly.

But I can't wait until there is more substantial information that it is defintely in the works and that we start hearing more news soon. There has just been so much bad news for us fans the last couple of years that it's hard to keep your hopes up. First Firefly getting cancelled, Buffy ending and now this horrible news about Angel. We deserve some really good news soon.
"Serenity" could turn out to be a horrible romantic comedy.....maybe about a mismatched pair and their tedious romantic hijinx at a Zen retreat.

Since the name is 100% consistent with what was revealed Feb. 17 (as posted by Simon but I don't know how to link to a post, just to its referent),
I am officially PSYCHED!!!

(All this "Serenity now" has me picturing George aboard the ship - he's ticked off at some cruel and clever joke River's played on him and he's chanting the chant while the others suppress their giggles.)
Karen-

Funny, I guess we probably saw each other. Well, not that we were looking at each other of course. My wife and I managed to get as close to the table as we could and took a few shots. Both Nathan and Joss seemed very friendly and open.

And yes we were there at Joss' Q&A. That was really great, definitely one of the highlights of the Con. Joss was so funny and witty we spent most of it laughing. How he always manages to find the humor in the bad things (back then Firefly cancelled, now Angel) and often so self-deprecating.

We're already booked for this year's Con and my big fear is that if there's no show to promote, Joss or any other writers or actors won't be there! We already missed Eliza last year. But I remember reading Joss is there almost every year and had already agreed to appearing in 04, so....still I hope it will be confirmed soon.

Now with the Firefly movie more and more established as a future project and his X-Men gig, I am more hopeful, but I do also hope some actor like Nathan will be there too.
I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kuchner as Captain Mal.
Considering that Curious George is due out Nov-04-2005
and that King Kong is due out Dec-14-2005 that puts
Serenity due out around October 2005. Sounds about right?

here's the actual domain registration (look at the date)

Checking SerenityMovie.com at http://netsol.com
Record created on 16-Dec-2003

Registrant:
Universal City Studios
100 Universal City Plaza
2160/7K
Universal City, CA 91608

Domain servers in listed order:
GATE.MCA.COM 192.251.67.9
NS2.MCA.COM 192.251.67.132
NS3.UNISTUDIOS.COM 66.77.124.7

[ edited by TaraLivesOn on 2004-02-22 14:09 ]
"I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kuchner as Captain Mal."

*cries*
"I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kuchner as Captain Mal."

*commits gory self-slaughter*
blwessels-

You're quite welcome. Meeting Joss is my only "brush with greatness" ever so it's one of my favorite stories to tell =). Hopefully, after this summer's con there will be more brushiness to report.

Ed-

My husband and I have already registered for this year's con as well. I was thinking the same thing about him not being there but I think with X-men coming out he has the comic world buzzing. I'm not really into comics although I do own Fray (which or course was fantastic) but friends of mine who are comic fiends are really excited about Joss writing X-men.

"I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kuchner as Captain Mal."

*adds Universal to Show Business HATE list*
Karen-
Yep, I'm a comic geek too who's indeed as excited hehe. My wife reads some comics. Not X-Men although she says she might pick that up soon.....;-)

"I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kutcher as Captain Mal."

(*clears throat*) 'NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (zoom out to buidling, zoom out to see city, zoom out to see planet earth. Scream echoes in space in spite there being no sound there)
"I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kutcher as Captain Mal."

I second Ed's reaction, with additional birds flying from trees, small children crying and numerous people looking bewildered and upset...
"I await the inevitable casting of Ashton Kutcher as Captain Mal."

I think Joss Whedon would refuse to do the movie if Nathan Fillion isn't cast as the Mal.
I agree with blwessels. I don't think that Joss would want to make the movie without all, if not most, of his cast. He always raves about how much he adores the Firefly cast. I think I read somewhere that they would be adding some new characters, I can't remember where though, so maybe the more "famous faces" will be cast in those roles, as opposed to re-casting the existing roles.

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