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September 09 2005

(SPOILER) Did Serenity inspire this product?? Ok, if you haven't seen the movie or don't want to be a bit spoiled, don't click!

Alright, I fully accept this might get taken down due to non-relevance, but I had to share this with Serenity fans. It relates to a product seen in the movie, and it even has an eerily familiar name! Coincidence??

Hmmm. Wonder if this guy is a Browncoat?

Seems pretty fishy! If he did steal the idea, it's pretty ballsy to call it the "Serenity Screen". And frankly, I can't think of any other reason for him to use that particular word.
Very strange! and fishy!
If they started work on this a few years ago, I can see a lawsuit here... ;)
What's hilarious is I've got Google News set up to give me articles on "Serenity" and this showed up.
At first I thought that his idea could easily be totally independant of Serenity, until I saw the name that is! It doesn't relate to the product, the only reason i can see for the name is... the BDM
People say you find Serenity in death. I believe there a few religious poems and such for it.
Oh, for crying out loud.
This concept has been around for several years, at least. And, in fact, it was the subject of an episode of Max Headroom, which goes way back in terms of years now.

[ edited by theonetruebix on 2005-09-09 02:03 ]
I'm thinking it might have been more inspired by the movie "The Final Cut".
Seems mildly suspicious to me too. Serenity is not inappropriate, but still...Of course, it could always be a tie-in with the adult diapers.
Not suspicious...not to me, anyway...the "peace of the grave" is positively proverbial...

bobster, that's just flat out wrong!!
This concept has been around for several years, at least.


Indeed. And "serenity" is pretty common marketing for death industry products and services.
Oh bother.

If it's been around for "years", then why hasn't it been marketed until now? Why did they call it Serenity just weeks after the sneaks came out, and just weeks before the BDM? Come ON.

Even if this is a totally unrelated thing, you must admit that the coincidence is staggering. Good find, Rogue Slayer. And hyeeah, I damn well think it's related.
The "Serenity Panel" prototype was shown at a funeral trade show in early April this year. There is another company with a patent on similar technology several years older. That patent fight should be interesting. The "launch" of the Serenity Panel certainly coincides with the sneak peaks of the BDM, but I suspect coincidence.
This is really funny, but i was hoping that Fruity Oaty Bars were finally coming out. Delicious!
I'm sure this is a coincidence. As Samantha pointed out, the word "serenity" has been used by the funeral biz for decades. The word was likely chosen for its alliterative qualities alongside "screen."
bonzob, I was also hoping this link would end up referring to Fruity Oaty Bars.
So, how long do y'all figure before the cemetaries are full of video messages of people in caskets begging "Someone help me! I'm still alive, only I'm very badly burned..."
If it's been around for "years", then why hasn't it been marketed until now? Why did they call it Serenity just weeks after the sneaks came out, and just weeks before the BDM? Come ON.


Similar products have been marketed before, just not heavily or widely. There's one company with a 2004 patent pending, one with a 2002 patent pending, and I believe at least one more older than that. I'd guess that if there's any connection, it's that Joss is the one who lifted the idea, and if that's true, then good for him for knowing about this new, quiet little advancement and adding it to a world where it's suddenly so commonplace that even our fringe heroes can get their hands on it.

As for the specific product that uses the name Serenity, I just don't think it's terribly surprising. There are Serenity models of caskets, flower arrangements, headstones, etc., etc., etc. Joss didn't invent the word or the concept.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe this guy is a fan, and it's his shout out, or maybe there's even something more sneaky going on. But frankly, I doubt it. It all just sounds like conspiracy theory to me.

[ edited by Samantha on 2005-09-09 20:53 ]

[ edited by Samantha on 2005-09-09 20:53 ]
So, how long do y'all figure before the cemetaries are full of video messages of people in caskets begging "Someone help me! I'm still alive, only I'm very badly burned..."

Have you been to the future and seen my grave? I was thinking of something along the lines of "Guys? Guys? Come on, let me out! This isn't funny anymore! I don't want to join your stupid Freemasons anyway! Guys?"

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