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Donnie B.
2005-Oct-06, 06:17 PM
This is the critical weekend for Serenity. If it does well, we are likely to get one or more sequels. If it dies at the box office, it could be the end of the line for this outstanding science fiction platform.

To encourage you fence-sitters, I am making a limited, one-time offer. Go see Serenity this weekend, and if you don't like it, I will refund your ticket price.

This is an honest-to-goodness offer from me personally. I have no interest in Universal, Mutant Enemy, or any other entity with financial interest in Firefly/Serenity. It is subject to the restrictions listed below.

I'm doing this for (partly) selfish reasons -- I want more Firefly/Serenity! But I'm also confident that any BAUT member who sees this movie will like it so well that you won't be taking me up on my offer. In fact, I'm betting that you will end up as much of a fan of Firefly/Serenity as I am... and I'll really enjoy knowing I got some new people started on my addiction.

Restrictions and Procedures
1. You must go to see Serenity this weekend, Oct. 7, 8 or 9, 2005. Keep your ticket stubs as I will require proof of purchase and the ticket price. The offer is open to persons from all countries where Serenity is playing on the specified dates.
2. Honor system applies. You must truly and honestly dislike the film. I'll take your word for that, but I do require that you explain why you didn't like it in 100 words or so. The reason isn't important, but you need to be serious enough to write it down.
3. Limited to persons registered on the BAUT forum as of yesterday (Oct. 5 2005) -- up to two tickets per member.
4. Limited to a maximum of 50 claims (that's 50 admissions; if you request two refunds it counts as two claims). You'll have to take my word for it as to whether I've received that many refund requests (honor system again). "I trust my captain!"
5. You must be willing to give me a vaild real-life address to send your refund. I will give claimants my address so you can send me your ticket stubs.
6. You must make your claim by PM to me, on or before Oct. 16, 2005. I will send refunds in the form of money orders, not cash or personal check, within 10 days of receiving your ticket stubs.

That's it. You can't lose! Go see the movie. You'll have a great time. If you don't, you'll only be out two hours' time, and I'll have an empty bank account. But I know that's not going to happen.

Oh... and if you don't know about this movie yet, please don't read the "Serenity Spoilers" thread here until after you see it. You can go online (imdb.com or rottentomatoes.com) to see reviews and get an idea what it's all about.

Come on, BAUT brothers and sisters! Let's help make Serenity a hit -- risk free!

gethen
2005-Oct-06, 06:23 PM
AAARRGGGHHH!!!!!!!! No theater near me is showing it yet! The threads full of spoilers are tempting me beyond my limits!! Now, this once in a lifetime offer teamed with my desire to help ensure sequels if the movie's as good as everyone says it is! I can't take much more!

Tranquility
2005-Oct-06, 06:29 PM
I'd love to see it from all the good word of mouth even though I never did watch any Serenity/Firefly stuff before, but it isn't out where I am yet.

Donnie B.
2005-Oct-06, 06:30 PM
AAARRGGGHHH!!!!!!!! No theater near me is showing it yet! The threads full of spoilers are tempting me beyond my limits!! Now, this once in a lifetime offer teamed with my desire to help ensure sequels if the movie's as good as everyone says it is! I can't take much more!Sorry, gethen, I can't do much about that. Of course, if you did go and liked it (which seems probable), I wouldn't refund your money anyhow! :D

Moose
2005-Oct-06, 06:38 PM
Donnie B, I'll tell you what. I was planning on waiting for the DVD (I very rarely go to the theater anymore), but your offer has impressed me somewhat and I shall take up your challenge.

So, I'll look into making arrangements to go see Serenity in a neighboring town on friday or saturday (our local theater has a single screen and is unreliable about showing sci-fi movies anywhere remotely on time, if at all. But the one in Bathurst is a multiplex and is much better about showing stuff on time.)

ToSeek
2005-Oct-06, 06:49 PM
Definitely plan on seeing it (though may not be able to do so this weekend) - no need to provide an incentive.

Argos
2005-Oct-06, 06:54 PM
IŽreally like to see it, Donnie. Unfortunately, the nearest theater showing it is some 5,000 miles away.

TriangleMan
2005-Oct-06, 06:56 PM
Gee and here I was going to complain that the nearest theater to me showing it will probably be about 600 miles away. 5,000 miles makes that seem minor.

R.A.F.
2005-Oct-06, 06:58 PM
Donnie B, I'll take you up on your offer, though I don't think you'll be paying me any money...you see...

...My wife and I never caught Firefly during it's initial run. We have been watching the reruns on the Sci/Fi channel...and my wife and I both agree that the more we watch it, the more we like it.

...and judging from the trailer, the movie is going to be very good...

...so at least in my case, I think your money is safe. :)

Argos
2005-Oct-06, 07:18 PM
Gee and here I was going to complain that the nearest theater to me showing it will probably be about 600 miles away. 5,000 miles makes that seem minor.

Yeah, but it wonŽt be long. WeŽll have it in November. :dance:

Taks
2005-Oct-06, 07:23 PM
donnie b must be rich, or as implied in another thread, really, truly, deeply mad. mad as a hatter that is. in a funny kind of way. not funny like "oh, that was funny," but more like "heehee, look at the sound that's making!" kind of way. :)

taks

pumpkinpie
2005-Oct-06, 07:52 PM
donnie b must be rich, or as implied in another thread, really, truly, deeply mad. mad as a hatter that is. in a funny kind of way. not funny like "oh, that was funny," but more like "heehee, look at the sound that's making!" kind of way. :)

taks
I don't think he's mad. As he stated, he wants Serenity to do well at the box office so there will be more movies made. He also has a good feel about the people on this board, and thinks that most people here who go see it will like it! He's offering the money as an incentive to get more people to see it , but if everyone's honest, he probably won't have to pay out much. :clap:

Gillianren
2005-Oct-06, 08:07 PM
so I saw it last weekend, as I mentioned on the spoilers thread. I hadn't seen the TV show (I hate Buffy, so "made by Joss Whedon" wasn't too appealing to me), and I loved the movie! go see it! Donnie B. almost certainly won't have to pay you back!

Donnie B.
2005-Oct-06, 08:11 PM
Donnie B, I'll tell you what. I was planning on waiting for the DVD (I very rarely go to the theater anymore), but your offer has impressed me somewhat and I shall take up your challenge.

So, I'll look into making arrangements to go see Serenity in a neighboring town on friday or saturday (our local theater has a single screen and is unreliable about showing sci-fi movies anywhere remotely on time, if at all. But the one in Bathurst is a multiplex and is much better about showing stuff on time.)Brother Moose, you warm my heart. This is exactly the reaction I'm hoping for.

Yes, yes, I'm mad! Mad! Hahahahahah! <wrings hands gleefully>

Moose
2005-Oct-06, 09:13 PM
Brother Moose, you warm my heart. This is exactly the reaction I'm hoping for.

Hee. I just checked, Serenity is indeed playing in Bathurst NB at the Apollo (great name) Cineplex. Count on me to be there Saturday for the 9:15 showing.

Any Serenity-less BAUTers wanting to meet me there, feel free. I'll even cover the drinks. :p

Donnie B.
2005-Oct-06, 09:16 PM
Hee. I just checked, Serenity is indeed playing in Bathurst NB at the Apollo (great name) Cineplex. Count on me to be there Saturday for the 9:15 showing.:dance:

Taks
2005-Oct-06, 11:38 PM
He's offering the money as an incentive to get more people to see it , but if everyone's honest, he probably won't have to pay out much. :clap:yes, yes, thank you for proving my point. mad he is. maaaaaad! :)

taks

Taks
2005-Oct-06, 11:41 PM
btw, i intend to go see it if i can, though it will be tough. we have a 2 1/2 year old child and no family for 800 miles. renting a babysitter for a 2 hour movie is an expensive proposition unless we manage to make a whole night out of it. wait, that's even more expensive. being an engineer, i'm neither mad nor rich. wait, i am mad, just not rich. anyway, i think the jist of this story is that i may not be able to see it till pay per view :(

but i really want to see it.

taks

Moose
2005-Oct-07, 12:02 AM
yes, yes, thank you for proving my point. mad he is. maaaaaad! :)

About half way done writing your 100 word essay too, are you? :shhh: :D

peter eldergill
2005-Oct-07, 02:51 AM
Hey Triangleman.....


Gee and here I was going to complain that the nearest theater to me showing it will probably be about 600 miles away. 5,000 miles makes that seem minor.

Come visit Toronto! You can stay here for the weekend....I'm sure it's worth the $800 flight to see the $12 movie (Canadian Dollars)

Maybe you'll get a money back guarantee on flight, too!

L8R

Pete

Launch window
2005-Oct-07, 03:32 AM
it got some very nice reviews

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/entertainment/5035628/detail.html
http://www.scifispace.com/html/firefly.php
http://www.hatrack.com/osc/reviews/everything/2005-09-30-extra.shtml
http://www.utdmercury.com/media/paper691/news/2005/10/03/LifeArts/serenity.Sails.As.SciFi.Thrill-1007545.shtml

Launch window
2005-Oct-07, 05:09 AM
Firefly the TV series

http://easylink.playstream.com/fireflyonline/omrtra.wvx
http://www.fanscape.net/firefly/surveillance.ourvids.html
http://www.fangirl.nu/gogocactusman.rm
http://www.strangefinger.com/riverhill.mpg
http://easylink.playstream.com/fireflyonline/oogtra.wvx

Fantastic Teaser clip of this big popcorn movie
http://video.vividas.com/CDN1/3929_Serenity/web/index.html
Trailer 9 mins of firefly / serenity

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Oct-07, 07:43 AM
so I saw it last weekend, as I mentioned on the spoilers thread. I hadn't seen the TV show (I hate Buffy, so "made by Joss Whedon" wasn't too appealing to me), and I loved the movie! go see it! Donnie B. almost certainly won't have to pay you back!


I saw some of the Tv show before, no aliens, terraformed worlds...its very unique and a good idea. I'll try and see the new one in the cinema

Moose
2005-Oct-07, 10:14 AM
Agh, spoilers, I'm bailing from this thread until the weekend.

Manchurian Taikonaut
2005-Oct-08, 05:21 AM
Firefly the TV series

http://easylink.playstream.com/fireflyonline/omrtra.wvx
http://www.fanscape.net/firefly/surveillance.ourvids.html
http://www.fangirl.nu/gogocactusman.rm
http://www.strangefinger.com/riverhill.mpg
http://easylink.playstream.com/fireflyonline/oogtra.wvx

Fantastic Teaser clip of this big popcorn movie
http://video.vividas.com/CDN1/3929_Serenity/web/index.html
Trailer 9 mins of firefly / serenity


I'll have a look :)

ToSeek
2005-Oct-08, 05:58 PM
Spoilers now removed to this thread. (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=33472) Please don't post any more spoilers here.

Bilateralrope
2005-Oct-08, 09:29 PM
I'll be going when it opens here in november (at the slightly more expensive theater only, the other theater won't respond to my email enquiries), but as I have vouchers for free tickets, I will be using them.

Tobin Dax
2005-Oct-08, 11:32 PM
btw, i intend to go see it if i can, though it will be tough. we have a 2 1/2 year old child and no family for 800 miles. renting a babysitter for a 2 hour movie is an expensive proposition unless we manage to make a whole night out of it. wait, that's even more expensive. being an engineer, i'm neither mad nor rich. wait, i am mad, just not rich. anyway, i think the jist of this story is that i may not be able to see it till pay per view :(

but i really want to see it.

taks

Convince Donnie B. to fly out and babysit. :D

Moose
2005-Oct-09, 01:35 AM
Well Donnie B...

You can keep your cash, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. In fact, the Firefly DVD is now not only on my "will get" wish list, it's sitting right at the top.

Donnie B.
2005-Oct-09, 01:51 AM
Well Donnie B...

You can keep your cash, I enjoyed myself thoroughly. In fact, the Firefly DVD is now not only on my "will get" wish list, it's sitting right at the top.That's great, Moose!

I just got back from viewing #4. (Yes, I know, I'm too old to be a fanboy. What can I say?) This is a movie that definitely holds up to multiple viewings. I keep seeing and hearing new things each time.

gethen
2005-Oct-09, 01:01 PM
Going to see it this evening (driving 2 hours round trip) and then, no matter what time I get home, I'll be here reading the spoiler thread.

Donnie B.
2005-Oct-09, 04:32 PM
Going to see it this evening (driving 2 hours round trip) and then, no matter what time I get home, I'll be here reading the spoiler thread.Excellent! We'll be interested in your "review".

mike alexander
2005-Oct-10, 12:58 AM
My wife and I watched it this afternoon. She seemed to enjoy it very much.

If you like


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you will almost undoubtedly enjoy it.

After a while, I found I could close my eyes for extended periods, then open them back up and not have missed much. I mean, it wasn't BAD, just....eh.

Taks
2005-Oct-12, 06:09 AM
Convince Donnie B. to fly out and babysit. :Dnow THERE is an idea. he'd have to be really mad to do that. or already living in the springs. or looking for a ski trip in the near future :)

taks

PS: the ski thing is actually a bit of a joke since we just got a foot of snow here. much earlier than usual (first snow is always on halloween, actually). breckenridge, near hoosier pass, got over two feet.

R.A.F.
2005-Oct-12, 12:32 PM
Donnie B, I'll take you up on your offer...

Unfortunately, I was unable to see Serenity this weekend...:(

ToSeek
2005-Nov-14, 05:13 AM
I did finally go see Serenity yesterday, though I must confess that by this time it was at a late-first-run theater with $3 showings, so I didn't do a whole lot for the box office gross.

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Nov-14, 05:36 AM
Well? No comments?

ToSeek
2005-Nov-14, 05:44 PM
I enjoyed it, though I thought it a little bit disappointing as the characters seemed to take a back seat to the plot, perhaps unavoidably under the circumstances. I guess I'm just saying I'd take some of the better episodes of the series over the movie.

The Supreme Canuck
2005-Nov-14, 09:02 PM
Yeah, that's pretty much what I thought, too...