|Posted by Chris on August 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM|
Our brigade now has access to DVD copies of episodes of Firefly as they originally aired on Fox back in 2002, with promos, commercials and all. I don't know about you, but as somebody who came late to the party, I'm fascinated by the idea of watching Firefly the way a privileged few had the chance to do it back when it all began. Heck, the commercials themselves would be like watching a time capsule!
I was conjurin' that the brigade might want to have a series of "Firefly Friday" viewing parties in order to re-create as closely as possible the original viewing experience. Here's the notion:
We'd meet on Friday evenings at a public location that has the ability to screen the episodes (a place like Fredo's Deli, though that doesn't have to be the only location we consider and we may actually need more than one). Screenings would begin at 8pm (the show's original time slot).
We'd meet on the Friday nights closest to the original air dates (this year that's 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/9, 12/16 and 12/23). If Fox skipped a week, we'd skip a week.
Yes, we'd show the episodes out of order, just like Fox did. And three of the episodes ("Trash," "The Message" and "Heart of Gold") wouldn't be shown at all.
What I need to know before I proceed with trying to organize something like this is how many members of the brigade would actually be interested. I don't expect everyone to make it every Friday. (Heck, I have a schedule conflict with that first Friday night my own self.) What I do need to know, though, is that there will be enough folk there each Friday evening to justify a screening. At this stage in the game, all I'm asking you to do if you're interested in this undertaking is e-mail me at [email protected] and let me know that you see yourself getting involved. If the initial response is healthy enough, we'll take it from there. So if you want to see this happen, send me a wave and let me know. Dong ma?
(PLEASE NOTE: Because licensing is always an issue, this would be a private party for our brigade members only and would not be open to the public. It's also important to note that the screenings would be 100% free of charge, and that they would be organized by the Rivers & Bridges Brigade of the Pittsburgh Browncoats and would NOT be CSTS events.)
That is all. Keep flyin'.
PS--- If you attended CSTS this year, don't forget to take our survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/28PR2KS" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/28PR2KS