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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Serenity Now / Equality Now 2007

Browncoats, it's that time of year again. SERENITY NOW/EQUALITY NOW is happening all over the world next weekend.  Charity screenings of "Serenity" on Joss Whedon's birthday weekend, benefiting Equality Now, an organization with a goal of empowering women and girls around the world.  Not only is it a good cause, but it's also a chance to fly your browncoat flag and see our Big Damn Movie once more on the Big Damn Screen.

For those of you still asking
"What is Firefly?"

Umm, who are you?

In the words of the Bedlam Bards:

Big Damn Trilogy  .MP3
tune and lyrics by James Hazlerig

Trilogy, O trilogy, I want my trilogy,
Don't stop at one, Don't stop at two,
Gorramit, gimme three!

Trilogy, O trilogy, that's what I want to see,
Someday I'll own a boxed set
Of that Big Damn Trilogy!

They said we couldn't do it,
They said our show should die,
They took our love, they took our land,
They cancelled our Firefly.
But one thing they didn't reckon,
in our fan psychology:
Browncoats carry Greenbacks,
And we want our trilogy!




They say the best things in this 'verse,
Always come in threes,
Musketeers and stooges,
When a show's got ships and shepherds,
The Alliance and Blue Sun,
And Gina and Jewel and Morena and Summer,
It's too pretty to stop at one!



Here's what Joss Whedon had to say about Equality Now and the answer to the most asked question: "Why do you write such strong female characters":

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Blogger Mophia said...

Umm... I don't get it. Why does he write such strong female characters? ;)

June 18, 2007 12:58 AM  
Blogger SzélsőFa said...

as a foreigner I don't see the connection between Firefly and Serenity...
all I hear is the ringing of Serena Joy's name in my head and this feeling makes me want to avoid the whole thing....

June 18, 2007 3:55 AM  
Blogger Anniina said...

"Serenity" was the name of the Firefly class spaceship in the TV-show "Firefly". The movie was named after the ship. The ship was named after the Battle of Serenity Valley, which was a formative experience for Captain Reynolds and the turning point in the war of the Resistance (the "Browncoats") against the nefarious Alliance.

June 21, 2007 7:10 AM  
Blogger Scrivener said...

Joss Whedon kicks ass.

July 11, 2007 8:07 PM  

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