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Tuesday, September 27, 2005


It's official - my hoarde of friends is headed to Camera 12 at 9:35 on Friday to see Serenity. If you care to join us, buy tickets. If you want to join us for dinner, send me a note and I'll be sure to add you to the Evite. I spoke to the manager at Camera 12 and they're ready for us. Me, I can't wait to see the box office numbers on Monday.

Oh sure, it's not like I haven't seen it before, but Joss is Boss. Here's what he posted to the board today:
Post subject: We few, we happy few...

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
(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

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.


Gotta love that guy.


  • Damn, that was just plain fun to read. I'm very sad not to be there to run with this en masse but I will be looking for a theatre up here that is showing the most anticipated movie in decades. Well, it is on my list anyway.

    By Blogger Flonkbob, at 7:20 AM  

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