desoto_hia873: (Mal - Still Flying - iconicalchaos)
A fun read: I, Malcolm by Nathan Fillion, from Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe, edited by Jane Espenson.
desoto_hia873: (I've Seen Serenity)
Confirmed by Joss, a special two-disc edition of Serenity will be released this July. No details yet on what extras will be included, but Joss had this to say:

Yes, fanlings, there is going to be a 2 disc 'Special Edition' released this summer. You know why? 'Cause the 1 disc 'Normal Edition' has sold so well -- so maybe a little self-back-patting is in order for you guys. Way to keep her in the air.

It's too early to be sure what the Special Edition will contain, but here are some things we're going for:


Cast commentary -- assuming I can get a decent number of them in one room. They're very busy people, I'm happy to say.


The region 4 goodies, obviously.

The Tam Sessions.


New Yub Yub, and Greedo shoots first. So does that kid outside the trading station, the pilot who destroyed Haven, and Kaylee. And Richard Dreyfuss goes INSIDE the mothership.


An alternate ending, if you turn it off early.

Proof of the existence of a benevolent higher power -- uh, I mean, new key art.


And honestly, what more do you want? Don't answer that, I already know and it's unseemly. But I'm pretty excited here. Back to work, -j.

Take my Yub,
Take Yub Yub,
Yub Yub tak the Yub from Meee...dichlorians....
joss | March 02, 01:00 CET
desoto_hia873: (Mal - I Feel Pretty - jackieocean)
If you haven't seen Kinky Boots yet, you really should. You owe it to yourself to see the Operative from Serenity (Chiwetel Ejiofor) playing a singing transvestite. The man can belt out a tune, and he makes a surprisingly good-looking woman. I just discovered that the soundtrack is available from iTunes and used one of my Christmas gift cards to buy it. You can get it from Amazon, too. It also has two songs by Nina Simone. There's just no bad there.
desoto_hia873: (Mal - Still Flying - iconicalchaos)
Well, the Browncoat Backup Bash has turned out to be all kinds of awesome--possibly even better than Flanvention II would have been. Read some of the details here.

All those actors? Big Damn Heroes, every one of them.
desoto_hia873: (Jayne - Man They Call Me - wickedgoddess)
After a week of waffling, Booster Events has cancelled Flanvention II at the last minute. The very last minute--some flans had already arrived at the hotel, while many others (including some from as far away as Australia) were in the air en route.

Adam Baldwin shows up anyway. You rock, Adam.

In an effort to salvage the weekend, the California Browncoats are organizing a Backup Bash. You also rock, California Browncoats.
desoto_hia873: (Wash)
This is cute: Serenity vs. Star Wars.

I wanna go to the bar where Wash and Chewie are having a drink.
desoto_hia873: (Serenity Poster)
This is the jacket I wore to the Chinese wedding last weekend. It was worn by an extra named the Proper Chinese Lady in the film, but she wound up on the cutting room floor, I think. If you read the script in the Serenity Visual Companion, you'll see that she was supposed to have one line in the crowd scene on Beaumonde.

Serenity Jacket

desoto_hia873: (Serenity Over Clouds - desoto_hia873)
Just to even things up, here's a Serenity quiz by the Box Office Prophets. I got 24/25 on the timed version. :-)
desoto_hia873: (Whedon Legacy - wickedgoddess_)
I called the collision repair shop today to see what progress there was to report on my battered car. They have the parts, but don't expect the repairs to be finished until late next week. They haven't even looked at Jim's car yet. Peterborough really is a small town. (Remind me again why I'm making vague attempts to find a job and move there?)

I'm heading down thataways this weekend for Jim's annual extended-family BBQ on Saturday and thence to SFX to see Morena Baccarin, Juliet Landau, and James Callis at SFX on Sunday. I was rather hoping that the repairs would be done in time for me to drive home in my own car, not the rental. Two weekends from now, I'm going to Toronto with Jim for a wedding. If I have to go down in between those times to pick my car up, that'll make four six-to-eight-hour round trips from Ottawa to Bancroft/Peterborough/Toronto in four consecutive weekends. ::cries::

On the up side, I figured out last night how to bit torrent! Go me. I must now make a serious effort to finish BSG S2 before seeing Gaius at SFX. A fan's work is never done, I tell ya. Figures I'd work it out just as I was getting into Veronica Mars S2.

Anyone got a good Gaius icon? I need a Gaius icon.

In other good news, as [ profile] redeem147 reported the other day, Serenity won a Hugo award for Best Long Form. Morena Baccarin accepted on behalf of Joss. You can see and hear her reading Joss's acceptance speech here.

Wow, five tags for one post. That's gotta be a personal best.
desoto_hia873: (Mal - Still Flying - iconicalchaos)
I got my Done The Impossible DVD last week and watched a good chunk of it last night. It's pretty cool and has a lot of bonus features. I was a bit sad that the June 23 preview screenings weren't specifically mentioned in the Interactive Timeline as that was the one I actually went to. But that's a pretty minor quibble. I was a relative late-comer to the Firefly fandom (I didn't watch the series until it came out on DVD), so it was interesting to learn about all of the history that I missed out on. The audio from an entire Q&A session with Joss, Tim, Ben Edlund, and half the cast is included in the Interactive Timeline--that one feature alone is an hour long. There were a couple of videos from Q&A's at other cons, but I don't know how long they are. I had to give up and go to bed sometime.

I got 10/10 on the easy quiz. :-) The medium quiz, however, looks just about impossible.

One thing that caught my eye was the fact that one of the interviews was with a fan who was wearing a WriterCon 2004 t-shirt! I had to wait until the credits to find out what her online name was--turns out that it was [ profile] agilebrit. I think I met her briefly at this year's WriterCon, but I am terrible at remembering faces and didn't recognise her.


Aug. 10th, 2006 11:54 am
desoto_hia873: (Mal - I Feel Pretty - jackieocean)
This is entirely [ profile] styrofoam_guy's fault--he was the one who told me about The Prop Store of London. Last month, I bought some framed bank notes from the heist in Serenity. This month, I bought a jacket:

Serenity Jacket

It was worn by the Proper Lady during the street scene on Beaumonde. I've looked for it on my DVD, but can't find it. The Proper Lady is, however, mentioned in the Serenity Visual Companion script. She has an actual line of dialogue in the script, but I'm guessing she wound up on the editing room floor.

The Proper Lady was played by Linda Jewell. IMDb doesn't have Serenity listed in her credits, but she was in an episode of Angel.

Anyway, I thought it was pretty, it wasn't hideously expensive, and, best of all, it fits! I'm going to a Chinese wedding in September and this is what I'm wearing. :-)
desoto_hia873: (Mal - I Feel Pretty - jackieocean)
To reward myself for all the codness I've been going through lately, I bought myself a Serenity prop. I picked it up from the post office this afternoon.

Bank Heist Money )

Yes, it cost a small fortune. And I had to pay duty on it. But it's shiny!

Back from Atlanta and WriterCon. A good time was had by all. Longer report to follow when I've regained enough energy to type more than a few sentences at a time.


Jul. 19th, 2006 10:16 pm
desoto_hia873: (Serenity Over Clouds - desoto_hia873)
If you happen to be in possession of obscene amounts of cash, you can buy some pretty cool Serenity props here. They've just added a whole bunch of new ones, including many of the costumes worn in the film. Just have a defibrillator handy when you look at the prices. (I'd really like Kaylee's patchwork jacket...)
desoto_hia873: (Jayne - Cheers - soniablu)
The long-awaited Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity is finally set for release. For those of you who are going, it'll be shown at Comic-Con on Saturday night at 8 pm in Room 6B. They're taking pre-orders for the DVD here.
desoto_hia873: (Serenity Poster)
Joss Whedon's birthday is coming up later this week. To mark the occasion and, heck, just to watch the movie again, there are some 47 screenings of Serenity planned worldwide on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. You can check to see if there's going to be one near you at All proceeds are being donated to Equality Now, Joss's favourite charity.

We tried to get a screening going here in Ottawa, but it didn't work out. :-( However, we'll be playing the DVD in the games room of a local comic book store and passing the hat for Equality Now on Saturday night. I don't think there's anyone on my flist in Ottawa, but if you want more details, drop me a line.
desoto_hia873: (River - I Can See You - wickedgoddess_)
desoto_hia873: (Whedon Legacy - wickedgoddess_)
Serenity was nominated for Best Film and Summer Glau for Best Supporting Actress in this year's Saturn awards. (As someone else commented, how did she get nominated for Best Supporting Actress when she was the lead??) This was Joss's comment on that:

Okay. I'm gonna say it. I'm gonna skip a hundred catty comments and say I've enjoyed the Saturns because, well, mostly because I won one, but also because they celebrate the genre, and where else are you gonna hang out with Jim Cameron AND Stan Lee? And now I'm gonna tell you I'm disappointed.

Say it with me now: Nathan Fillion.

Not even a nod? A nom? I'm pleased as anything for Summer, and glad the movie made a showing at all, but for Nathan to be overlooked shakes my faith in this awards program, which is truly terrifying because it means I had faith in an awards program. I'm such a yob.

Nathan owned that screen. You went to see the movie, there was a little print on the screen that said "On Loan from Nathan Fillion." Textured, rich, funny, real, heroic... I don't know who else was nominated (and for the record, I think Tom Cruise was great in WotW), and I don't even think the movie is all that -- oh, I'm into it, but the more I look at it the more I go "They couldn't have got a director?" -- but Nathan is the man. He's all man. A man's man. Two men. He's like if James Gumb had been sewing a MAN suit. This has taken an unsightly turn, but you get where I'm going.

Well, I don't usually do this, but I'll tell you a secret. I'm dropping the BOMB on the Saturn awards and you got this straight from the horse's mouth. The truth about the Saturns? A few weeks after you get them home, the glue on your name-plate dries up and it pops right off. You heard me. Award over HERE, nameplate sitting over THERE. That's how THEY roll, dog.

Wow. I went a little far there. Things were typed... But I'm truly bummed.

Go Summer!


joss | February 15, 19:04 CET

From methane eructations to Joss in less than 10 minutes. That's multi-tasking. :-)


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