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New International Serenity Trailer Released 306

Tenken writes "The international Serenity trailer has just popped up online and it looks to be even shinier than the first. This new trailer doesn't really spell out the plot of the film as explicitly as the first one, but for that reason it may play better with fans. Chiwetel Ejiofor's "Operative" character is also shaping up to be one of those memorable Whedon villains along the lines of Jubal Early from the episode "Objects in Space.""
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New International Serenity Trailer Released

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  • Can't wait! (Score:2, Interesting)

    by nuknuk ( 97188 )
    [fanboy]

    Someone tipped me off about the original TV series about a year ago...after getting the movies from Netflix, I was blown away by how great they are...what an unfortunate turn of events that they got cancelled so soon. I can't wait for this movie!

    [/fanboy]
    • by Rei ( 128717 ) on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:31PM (#13127093) Homepage
      Zoe: "You paid money for this, sir? On purpose?"

      Mal: "What? Come on, seriously, Zoe. Whaddya think?"

      Zoe: "Honestly, sir? I think you got robbed."

      Mal: "Robbed? What? No. What do you mean?"

      Zoe: "It's a piece of fei-oo." [fei-oo. = junk]

      Mal: "Fei-oo? Okay, she won't be winning any beauty contests anytime soon.
      But she's solid. Ship like this, be with ya 'til the day you die."

      Zoe: "Cause it's a deathtrap."
  • Another version (Score:5, Informative)

    by Midnight Thunder ( 17205 ) * on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:12PM (#13126848) Homepage Journal
    Another version of the trailer can be found at Apple - Trailers: Serenity [apple.com].
  • I hate trailers... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by tktk ( 540564 ) on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:15PM (#13126887)
    This new trailer doesn't really spell out the plot of the film as explicitly as the first one.

    Good. I hate watching trailers that give away too much of the film. The worse is when it's a particularly bad film and you realize that all the good parts were IN the trailer.

    • I'd say that if all of the good parts of the film are in the trailer, it's more the film's fault than the trailer's. If the film only has three good jokes in it, and they're all in the trailer, I can usually tell, and then I've saved myself $10 and two hours.

      (How can you tell? If there are three good jokes and six so-so jokes, the odds are that they're reaching for material just to fill three minutes. Occasionally a film is better than the trailer makes it out to be, but generally it's on the money.)
    • The worse is when it's a particularly bad film and you realize that all the good parts were IN the trailer.

      Thinking of a certain movie you are, hm?

    • "Good. I hate watching trailers that give away too much of the film." Having seen the film (5/5 screening in Seattle) I can tell you that neither of the trailers give away the plot in a way. :)
  • by MrP- ( 45616 )
    Woohooo!
  • by JoeLinux ( 20366 ) <joelinux@gmail.cSTRAWom minus berry> on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:16PM (#13126909) Homepage
    I got to 35%, when everyone else here on /. noticed the trailer too...and my work has Bittorrent blocked...

    *sigh*, so, here I am, downloading at a whopping 5k/s.

    Of all the days to stop taking methamphetamines...
  • Firefly Podcast (Score:5, Informative)

    by lesinator ( 459276 ) on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:18PM (#13126925)
    I'm part of the team that produces The Signal, the only podcast in the 'verse totally dedicated to Firefly. http://www.serenityfirefly.com [serenityfirefly.com]. The response from listners has just been amazing. We had to switch providers 12 hours after launch because of bandwidth problems. I'm sure the international trailer is about to have the same problems. Serenity is definitely one to keep your eyes out for even if you never saw the TV show.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:20PM (#13126953)
    Early: "You know, with the exception of one deadly and unpredictable midget, this girl is the smallest cargo I've ever had to transport. Yet by far the most troublesome. Does that seem right to you?"

    Simon: "What'd he do?"

    Early: "Who?"

    Simon: "The midget."

    Early: "Arson. Little man loved fire."
    • Yeah - there are some great quotes from that ep. My favorite:

      (River/Serenity laughs)

      Early: "You folks are all insane."

      Simon: "Well, my sister's a ship. We had a complicated childhood."

      Early: "Doesn't anybody care that I have a finely crafted gun pointed at this
      boy's head?"

      I think, to sum up the series, though, one quote really does a good job:

      Kaylee: "Well, we're headed for help... right?"

      Zoe: "Captain will come up with a plan."

      Kaylee: "That's good. Right?"

      Zoe: "Possibly you're not recalling some
      • Best moment in the whole series for me:

        Mal is in a life-and-death struggle with a man who was torturing him for hours. Just as he's getting the slight upper hand in the fight, his crew comes storming in with guns at the ready.

        When one crew member raises her gun, Zoe interrupts her...

        Zoe: "Wait... [earnestly] He has to do this himself."

        Mal: "No he doesn't!"

        Zoe: "Oh."

        Then the crew proceeds to shoot the bad guy. Priceless!
    • Simon: "Are you Alliance?"

      Early: "Am I a lion?"

      Simon: "What?"

      Early: "I don't think of myself as a lion. You might as well, though. I have a mighty roar."

      Simon: (pause) "I said 'Alliance'."

      Early: "Oh." (pause) "That was weird."

      • Zoe: "Preacher, don't the Bible have some pretty specific things to say about killing?

        Book: "Quite specific. It is, however, somewhat fuzzier on the subject of kneecaps."
    • I don't know War had some of my fav quotes:

      Book: The government is a body of people, usually notably ungoverned.
      Simon: Now you're quoting the Captain. ...

      Niska: I think this is not enough. Not enough for two. But sufficient, perhaps for one. Ah... you now have --
      Zoe: Him.
      Zoe: I'm sorry. You were going to ask me to choose, right? Did you want to finish? ...
      Mal: So. I hear you all took up arms in that little piece of action back there. How you faring with that, doctor?
      Simon: I, uh... I never-never shot anyo
  • Plot (Score:3, Funny)

    by Sheepdot ( 211478 ) on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:22PM (#13126971) Journal
    Setting: Nice, calm and serene office for United International Pictures in the Netherlands.

    Premise: Evil technocrat (Taco) unleashes hordes of his minions on the poor defenseless webserver.
  • The Series (Score:5, Informative)

    by KD5UZZ ( 726534 ) <slashdot...20... ... pamgourmet...com> on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:22PM (#13126977) Homepage
    Don't forget, the Sci-Fi channel has picked up Firefly. They will be airing the orginal series, in the correct order, starting tomarrow (Friday) at 6pm central time.
  • by thewiz ( 24994 ) * on Thursday July 21, 2005 @01:31PM (#13127096)
    get the DVDs!

    I remember seeing part of the first episode and thinking, "Eh, just a western set in the future." and (due to work obligations) never saw the rest of the episodes. I recently picked up the DVDs and was blown away by the quality of character development and story line! Light-years beyond what I'd thought when I saw the snippet when it originally aired.

    I'd really love to see Firefly come back to TV (SciFi Channel) and see more of what Josh Whedon has to offer! Can't wait for the movie!
  • ...but hey, the Slashdot text does! Thanks!
  • For the clueless: Jubal Early [civilwarhome.com] was a semi-famous confederate general during the American Civil War. After a string of crushing defeats, he went into hybernation for a while. Awakening into the 24th century, he became black like me, and retrained himself to become a schizo Boba-Fett-esque bounty hunter.
  • For those interested, apparently some songs from the soundtrack can be found here:

    www.cantstopthesignal.co.uk [cantstopthesignal.co.uk]
  • by Jugalator ( 259273 ) on Thursday July 21, 2005 @03:04PM (#13128347) Journal
    They recommend Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace if you're ending up liking this movie.

    Wow...

    Hmm, I wonder how that algorithm works anyway, if it's automated. :-) ( or maybe the question should be frased -- how the algorithm doesn't work ;-) )
  • corrupt .mov file? (Score:4, Informative)

    by jafac ( 1449 ) on Thursday July 21, 2005 @03:09PM (#13128426) Homepage
    I reproduced this twice -
    WinXP SP2, QT 6.5.2, about 9/10 of the way through the movie, firefox hangs up, and I had to kill it with Task Manager.

    Recommend a separate download, and play outside of the browser.
  • Go watch the first three seconds of the first trailer.

    Did you hear that?

    They put engine noises in space.

    The series was very careful to NEVER put ANY noises in space. That's one of the reasons the show was awesome - they didn't feed us fake physics. Hell, they killed a guy by making him lose his grip on the ship!

    So what? There's going to be some lame-ass scifi movie that dumbs down everything we know. Oh yeah, I'll line up for that.
  • I noticed that the wvm files want to connect to a download server for a license on the origional trailer. Is this still true for the international version?

    BBH
  • I've been lurking on /. for about 5 years now. This is my first post. I had to for this one. I freekin loved this TV show. From day 1. I'm stoked about the movie, (hope they did'nt dumb it down too much) and i'm really hoping it comes back to TV on the sci-fi channel. I'm not a Josh Whedon Fanboy at all. I never watch one episode of Buffy or The other one...(can't think of the name right now), but Firefly I liked alot. Nothing more important else to add....on second thought, maybe I wasted my first post

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