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"The problem with using the Web as a model for what's really going on is that on the Web, Ron Paul is a presidential front runner and Serenity is the greatest science fiction movie ever made."

Author John Scalzi reporting an overheard conversation. Via FARK.


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And JT is at least 50% happ... (Below threshold)
epador:

And JT is at least 50% happy with that...

Shiny!!!!!J.... (Below threshold)

Shiny!!!!!

J.

Jay Tea:Have you s... (Below threshold)
cirby:

Jay Tea:

Have you seen "Notes on a Fridge (on a spaceship)?"

http://community.livejournal.com/thefictionary/tag/notes+on+a+fridge

Start with #1 (Page Summary on the right).

Ummm... Serenity *IS* the ... (Below threshold)
snurfle:

Ummm... Serenity *IS* the greatest science fiction movie ever made!

I have to throw my hat in s... (Below threshold)

I have to throw my hat in saying that Serenity IS the best sci-fi movie made.

If anything, the comparison should be made to Star Wars, because, c'mon, those fans are kooky, just like Ron Paul's. (And I say that as someone who leans libertarian.)

I'll kill a man in a fair f... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

I'll kill a man in a fair fight...or if I think he's going to start a fair fight...if he bothers me, or if there's a woman...or if I'm getting paid. Mostly only when I'm getting paid.

Seriously, what is it with ... (Below threshold)

Seriously, what is it with Serenity fans?

I don't understand the ques... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

I don't understand the question.

Reavers ate the rest of thi... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Reavers ate the rest of this comment.

Serenity, and Ron Paul. Wh... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Serenity, and Ron Paul. What's not to like?

Although, they should of worked "To Infinity and Beyond," into the script somewhere.

What is it with Serenity fa... (Below threshold)

What is it with Serenity fans?

Ummm, let's see, good writing, character development, a depth of backstory, actors who can...you know...act, a witty sense of humor, action, stylized violence, a libertarian sensibility wrapped in an old west meets outer space theme.

Yeah, we're weird considering most of what's out there.

Another vote for "Serenity"... (Below threshold)

Another vote for "Serenity". Also, a "Bring Back FIREFLY" campaign would be nice!!!Give Ron Paul a guest shot as a Reaver

Also, we can kill you with ... (Below threshold)
cirby:

Also, we can kill you with our brains.

Take <a href="http://quizfa... (Below threshold)
Eric:

Take this test to see which Sci Fi crew you would best fit into. I fit the Serenity crew with a 94% rating. Maybe that is why I like the show.

Heh, I get 94% Serenity, 81... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Heh, I get 94% Serenity, 81% Heart of Gold (HHTG).

Hmm, I've been a hardcore S... (Below threshold)
Beeblebrox:

Hmm, I've been a hardcore SF fan (don't only poseurs call it "SciFi"?) for the last 35 years and while I have a strong sense of what the "best" SF films have been, I can't say that Serenity even makes it onto the list. But then, I don't get the Ron Paul thing either being a Newt guy myself.

Not to start a flame war but my choices would be:

1. Star Wars: TESB
2. Alien
3. The Matrix
4. Back to the Future
5. 12 Monkeys
6. Star Trek: TWOK
7. 2001: ASO
8. Terminator II
9. Star Wars: ANH
10: Blade Runner
Honorable Mention: Brazil

Guilty Pleasures (not amazing but still on my list of enjoyable SF films):

Minority Report
Total Recall
Vanilla Sky
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (made an early impression)
Planet of the Apes (the original)
Stargate

Maybe not the best...but da... (Below threshold)
Kin:

Maybe not the best...but damn close. Certainly the best Sci-Fi tv show ever.

Joss Whedon is my Master now.

92% Matrix 88% Serenity. <... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

92% Matrix 88% Serenity.

There is no spoon.

Certainly the best Sci-F... (Below threshold)
Beeblebrox:

Certainly the best Sci-Fi tv show ever."

Well, aside from...

Stargate SG-1
Star Trek: TOS
Battlestar Galactica (the current show)
LOST (although this is a genre busting show, I consider it SF)
Star Trek: TNG (the last 4 seasons)
The Wild Wild West
HHGTTG (the BBC Series)
Dr. Who
X-Files
Babylon 5
Twilight Zone
ST: Voyager


Interesting how much opinio... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

Interesting how much opinions differ, Beeblebrox. None of those you listed I like at all with the exception of the Twilight Zone.

Firefly was the best sci-fi... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Firefly was the best sci-fi series TV has aired, IMO, though that's not saying too much, but Serenity certainly doesn't top the list of best sci-fi movies. I'd put Blade Runner first, personally, probably followed by 2001 and then Alien.

I don't know why, but I've ... (Below threshold)
Heralder:

I don't know why, but I've never cared that much for Blade Runner. Not to say I disliked it, but just that it never worked it's way into one of my favorites.

I always match for the Cowb... (Below threshold)
The Listkeeper:

I always match for the Cowboy Bebop...

Short of Babylon 5, Firefly... (Below threshold)

Short of Babylon 5, Firefly easily was one of the best science fiction television series of all time... It is only its remarkably and unfortunately short length (damn Fox... damn them to hell!) that prevented it from receiving the wider recognition and acclaimation it deserved.

That said, Serenity is easily the best science fiction movie out there.

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