Firefly marathon on SCIENCE!?!?

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  1. Oct 1, 2011 #1 of 34
    IDSmoker

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    Just came across this marathon of Firefly today, and thought I'd ask if anyone could tell me why it's running on the SCIENCE channel?

    Still looks great in hi-def, no matter what channel it's on!
     
  2. Oct 1, 2011 #2 of 34
    LoadStar

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    Science got the rights to the series a while ago, so this is nothing new. They probably figured it would be a good way to stretch their audience a little bit. Plus, there were things that they did on Firefly that were more "realistic" than other sci-fi shows, so from that aspect it sort of fits in.
     
  3. astrohip

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    BUMP for another marathon. From TVline...

    Saturday, Nov 26 (TG weekend):

    Firefly (Science Channel, 9 am – 8 pm) | Take to the skies with Mal, Wash, River and the rest of the gang.
     
  4. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    Does any of this matter to anyone here? I mean, don't all the Firefly fans already own this on DVD or BluRay or download or something?


    Hell, I'm FAR being like the rabid fans here, but even I own the whole series via Amazon Video on demand.
     
  5. LoadStar

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    There's still something nice about having it delivered to you just by changing the channel, without having to stream it or pull out the DVD/BluRay. :)
     
  6. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    But then you have to schedule your day around it! :D
     
  7. photoshopgrl

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    It matters to me as I have yet to see the show even though I've promised multiple times I will check it out. ;)
     
  8. WhiskeyTango

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    Same here. I actually recorded a marathon a few years ago but they got deleted before I watched them. I'll get 'em this time though...if I don't forget.
     
  9. astrohip

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    I kept reading about it here too, but also never got around to actually watching it. Then a fellow TCF'er (no names for fear everyone will bug him) loaned me his newly arrived Blue-Ray DVDs (even before HE watched them).

    After the first couple episodes, I was hooked. After a couple more, I was addicted. By the end, I was depressed, knowing there wouldn't be any more.

    Absolutely fantastic series. Worth your time.
     
  10. jsmeeker

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    Wow.. I thought I was the last TCFer to see the TV series. :D



    I was vaguely aware of the show when it ran, but didn't experience any of it until the Serenity movie came out. I saw that. I liked it But never watched the show until I got my TiVo premiere last year and decided on a whim that I should try out Amazon on Demand by buying Firefly.

    I watched it all. And it was a really well done show.
     
  11. betts4

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    Watch it!!! You will enjoy it!
     
  12. photoshopgrl

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    I know! I'm sure I will as I have mad love for Alan Tudyk ever since I saw him in A Knight's Tale then Dollhouse.
     
  13. MikeAndrews

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    Remember there's no spoilers tag here.

    Don't give away how Firefly ends.
     
  14. wprager

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    I will fong you, until your insides are out, your outsides are in, your entrails will become your extrails.

    Still one of my favorite movies of all time. You can also check him out on Suburgatory. He's also a half decent tweeter @alan_tudyk.
     
  15. ct1

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    I am a leaf on the wind

    See how I soar..
     
  16. LoadStar

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    FYP.
     
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    Never watched it before but I guess I'll record the marathon and give it a shot. Looking at my TiVo guide and comparing to the internet episode guide, you'd think a couple of episodes won't be in the maraton but those episodes are listed in the guide on the Science channel's website so I set TiVo to record all including duplicates.

    Edit: see post I made below. One episide is not listed in either schedule.
     
  19. kettledrum

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    Too bad I'm OTA only. This show is on my list of shows I'd like to see.
     
  20. janry

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    Though Tivo's guide data and Science Channel's schedule are inconsistent, neither list the 10th episide, War Stories, as being shown.

    Any reason they are leaving it out?
     

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