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September 27 2005

We few, we happy few... Joss posts on the official movie message board regarding the impending release of "Serenity." (reg req)

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We band of buggered.
What a sincerely lovely post.
I just got a little teary reading that. I'm such a sap for Jossiness.
We're holding this valley no matter what.

Unless Jessica Alba kills us with her boobies.
If need be gossi we can pull out our arsenal of sweaty Jewel bosoms.
I'm not supposed to register for non-work things while I'm here at work, and I currently have no internet access at home *gloom* Could some kind soul possibly cut and paste the note here for those of us who can't or don't wish to register?
Serenity Cast/Crew

Joined: 09 Jul 2004
Posts: 14

Posted: 27 Sep 2005 2:22 pm
Post subject: We few, we happy few... Reply with quote
Well boys and girls and boys dressed as girls and girls dressed as Kaylee, the time is almost upon us. This Friday we take that old rust-bucket out of the shipyard and see if she can breach atmo. It's been a long (to paraphrase a band I like) strange trip, and it'll be nice finally to show everybody what it is we've been tinkering with all this time. You already know you have my thanks, from the hardcore fans to the softcore... fans.... let me try that again. From the people manning the booths, buying DVD sets for their friends, getting banners seen everywhere on Australian TV, raffling artwork for ticketholders (Adam Hughes, take a bow), to the most casual fan who just wants to see the flick and won't ever even read this. You guys are the fuel in the engine, the Fire in the Fly, the weird green stuff coming out of Serenity's butt. (Hmmm. Forget that last one. I'm a little bit out of control here.)

Everyone needs something to keep them going. Mal has his ship. Zoe has her integrity. Jayne has Vera. And I've got you guys.

So what now? There have been so many posts about seeing it, seeing it again, the first weekend, the second weekend, being enthusiastic without being obnoxious (and yes, it IS hard to see over the pom-pom of a Jayne hat), buying tickets in advance, making a noise... I honestly wouldn't know what to add. I can tell you this: the movie will play in about 2200 hundred theaters, which is a good number. Too many, and you get empty theaters with no energy -- not enough, and you get, well, not enough. It may be hard to find in some areas but it'll be out there. Leave no multiplex unturned! This is going to be a ground war, peeps -- we have to hold the valley for a long while. However it opens, it needs to HOLD. Instead of the Alliance we'll be fighting viewer apathy, fear of something new, the urge to wait for DVD, and Jessica Alba in a bikini. (Although I have it on good authority that she spends 90% of the film in a huge wooly parka. Make sure that gets out.)

The day this puppy opens, I'll be seeing it with my family (don't worry, there's a lot of them, and they're all paying) and then I'm off to Europe to learn the word 'Browncoats' in nine different languages -- 'cause like I said, it's all about holding. I'll never be far from a computer, though, so I can check in with y'all. Thanks for every damn thing.

And remember, amidst all the urgency to make this an event, all the work and the worry, to take two hours and just enjoy yourself. That is, after all, what all this fighting's about.

Wow, it's almost the due date. I can see the baby's head! Get the cigars ready, folks!

Unless Jessica Alba kills us with her boobies.

For a little while longer, I've got a formidable pair myself. I'll step up to the front line with any other, well-endowed Browncoats who wanna take on Alba! :~P

I'm not supposed to register for non-work things while I'm here at work

And this stops you....??

[ edited by Rogue Slayer on 2005-09-27 20:43 ]
Unless Jessica Alba kills us with her boobies.

I can think of worse ways to die ;)

Great post from Joss though. I keep swinging between extremely optimistic and terrified, all the good reviews and the tv ad's and stuff, but then all the people who look at you like you've grown an extra head when you tell them how awesome this film is. Damn it, I don't even have a bath, guess I'll just have to crouch in the shower.
I am looking forward to seeing the BDM a third time, but with friends and family to share the fun. If every one of us takes a couple of people with us and maybe gets one or two coworkers, friends, relatives to go it'll make a big diference.

Let's OWN this weekend!
He didn't go for the hill speech? Man that rocked.
Why do I get weepy everytime a read, listen to Joss talking about this.
His posts are laced with crack.

No, wait, that didn't QUITE sound as wacky in my head.
Simon, your link is reg req : Loved the Boss' post.
Ah for the benefit of my fellow posters, that Joss hill speech in full:

"I am not nearly as nice as I was," he laughs, reciting a parody of himself performed by his colleagues: "'Men, we're going to take that hill ... well, probably not, most of us will probably die, we probably won't take the hill ... we don't need the hill to win the war, I don't think morally we should win the war and, anyway, I'm afraid of hills ...'"

We surely are coming up the stretch...I'm sitting here watching the Sci-fi marathon and waiting for the 10:00pm special, getting more and more impatient for Friday (even though I've seen it twice). There's another clip on (seems to me like they've shown most of movie by now).

Even though Mal wouldn't (and we don't need to tell him), we need to pray to the box office gods for a good showing. Besides, I don't think it's Ms. Alba's boobies that will try to make the kill, I thought her most famous asset was her booty.

[ edited by spikeangellover on 2005-09-27 20:54 ]
Oh bollocks, the special. I was supposed to post about that. Better get on with it.
Ha! What was the context from which that 'Hill Speech' was taken? Man, that stuff just cracks me up!
What a great post. (Well, both of them. The "hill speech" is priceless! Thanks, Simon.) Joss always comes through and thinks about his fans on the 'net.

I'm as excited about seeing the movie again as I was about seeing the early screening in June. Will Friday ever get here?
Huh...Joss is a Deadhead? Oh well, nobody's perfect.

But it is a lovely speech.
Yeah, _tom, he mentioned that in the Time magazine article as well.
I broke my lurkerdom over there to dare to post on Joss's thread - I feel all tingly.

Great post from Joss. And I'm getting so nervous about this weekend - and I'm not even in the US!
Yes, it's Jessica Alba's formidable ass, not her bosoms, that might be our undoing, sad to say.

Let's hope that it's Serenity that does the buttkicking this weekend!
I dunno, the breasticles are the bits all over the Into The Blue posters... I have to admit, Into The Blue doesn't open until the end of the month in the UK, and although it has no TV spots here, it does have posters in bus stations and things already. Won't impact our box office, but it is a little annoying.
I got all teary reading that. I'm such a sucker for Jossness. That has only galvanised me to make sure that Serenity isn't buried by Jessica Alba's assets.

Go Browncoats! :D
Reason number 1,456.9a that we have the best show creator/writer/director/actor/all around good guy in the 'verse!
Look, enough arguing. Can't we all agree that Jessica Alba is hot and has many great assets, any one of which could be a formidable foe for our BDM?

But if we could just get Shakira to become a Browncoat...that'd be some respectable counterfire....

But kidding aside, I think Serenity will top 'Blue'. I've got nothing to base it on except boundless optimism!
For those who believe that it was the greenlighting of Firefly that hammered the final nail into Dark Angel's coffin, it would be very nice indeed if lightning struck twice and Serenity ensures that Into The Blue's box office is a damp squib. (Or should that be damp squid?)

[ edited by Jon on 2005-09-27 21:52 ]
Oxyopia, most of Joss' military humor seems to be derived from Monty Python's Holy Grail, which much inside military humor is also derived from. Soldiers love that movie. "Run away! Run away!" And the instructions for the Holy Hand Grenade.
Joss's war speech before the impending battle...

...fantastic as usual. I know that we are all going to see this brilliant movie, and make as many people see it as possible, whether we have to bribe, trick or blackmail them into doing so. And we will win. "Because we're so damn pretty, God won't let us die."
Europe? He's coming to Europe? But... where? It's a big place, is Europe. There's, um, Amsterdam and Paris, and um, Amsterdam!
Hee hee, great post. I love the bit about us getting out that Jessica Alba mostly wears wooly parkas in her movie. Seriously though, apart from her ample form being in there, is there anything that looks even slightly attractive about that movie? (Which has been on the shelf forever I might add) I can't believe it would beat our BDHs.

Well anyhoo, better get my gun ready to force complete strangers in the street to go watch Serenity...

Europe? He's coming to Europe? But... where? It's a big place, is Europe. There's, um, Amsterdam and Paris, and um, Amsterdam!

No no, you're all confused. There is Rotterdam, Paris and Rotterdam;-)
Sure, Jessica Alba has some great assets...but let's not forget that so does Serenity. The money quote: "THIS fantastic foursome [Torres, Baccarin, Glau, and Staite] are set to be the sexiest cinematic space girls since Jane Fonda's Barbarella."

I' any one of them up against Jessica Alba, any day.
Oh no...let's not have an Ajax/Feyenoord war now.

But now I wonder if, due to some last minute editing, Zoe, Kaylee, River, and Inara will now be wearing latex catsuits or something....
I would say that any and every part of Jessica Alba is a rather lethal commodity. But I'm sure I can withstand the temptation. I mean, I've got Dark Angel on DVD anyway.
I got a little teary when he thanked me and my girls for holding up that Banner on TV!
What a sweetheart!

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