Serenity Countdown Message from Joss

Joss posted this to the SoCal board. Thought I'd repost it here, for those of you who aren't on that board.

We few, we happy few...
27 Sep 2005 2:22 pm

Well boys and girls and boys dressed as girls and girls dressed as Kaylee, the time is almost upon us. This Friday we take that old rust-bucket out of the shipyard and see if she can breach atmo. It's been a long (to paraphrase a band I like) strange trip, and it'll be nice finally to show everybody what it is we've been tinkering with all this time.

You already know you have my thanks, from the hardcore fans to the softcore... fans.... let me try that again. From the people manning the booths, buying DVD sets for their friends, getting banners seen everywhere on Australian TV, raffling artwork for ticketholders (Adam Hughes, take a bow), to the most casual fan who just wants to see the flick and won't ever even read this. You guys are the fuel in the engine, the Fire in the Fly, the weird green stuff coming out of Serenity's butt. (Hmmm. Forget that last one. I'm a little bit out of control here.)

Everyone needs something to keep them going. Mal has his ship. Zoe has her integrity. Jayne has Vera. And I've got you guys.

So what now? There have been so many posts about seeing it, seeing it again, the first weekend, the second weekend, being enthusiastic without being obnoxious (and yes, it IS hard to see over the pom-pom of a Jayne hat), buying tickets in advance, making a noise...

I honestly wouldn't know what to add. I can tell you this: the movie will play in about 2200 hundred theaters, which is a good number. Too many, and you get empty theaters with no energy -- not enough, and you get, well, not enough. It may be hard to find in some areas but it'll be out there. Leave no multiplex unturned! This is going to be a ground war, peeps -- we have to hold the valley for a long while. However it opens, it needs to HOLD. Instead of the Alliance we'll be fighting viewer apathy, fear of something new, the urge to wait for DVD, and Jessica Alba in a bikini. (Although I have it on good authority that she spends 90% of the film in a huge wooly parka. Make sure that gets out.)

The day this puppy opens, I'll be seeing it with my family (don't worry, there's a lot of them, and they're all paying) and then I'm off to Europe to learn the word 'Browncoats' in nine different languages -- 'cause like I said, it's all about holding. I'll never be far from a computer, though, so I can check in with y'all. Thanks for every damn thing.

And remember, amidst all the urgency to make this an event, all the work and the worry, to take two hours and just enjoy yourself. That is, after all, what all this fighting's about.



    • Pip’s Origin Story

      Using the new definition of “meet”, I guess. I still say we “met” the night I drunkenly grabbed the cell phone from Tzegha and started yelling at a complete stranger for being a flakey loser and not being there in Chicago with us. Only to be met with an equal dose of shit-talking, of course.

      Ahhh, good times. :)

  1. That’s the largest concentration of vaguely sexual innuendos I’ve heard from Joss in one post. I wonder if he’s feelin’ a little, you know, anxious.

    So, we won’t be able to see it until Sunday. My mom’s getting married on Saturday & there’s a photo shoot late Friday afternoon. Ah, well. Sunday it is. I will so miss seeing it with my bestest friends, but I’ll be happy to see it during opening weekend.

    I’m planning to see it once every weekend until it fades away… wanna see it again next weekend? Anytime other than Saturday afternoon/evening/night.

    • Next weekend is SiliCon. I’m on a Serenity panel Saturday, and will probably be drinking heavily and partying the rest of the weekend. But I think I’m free the following weekend.

      BTW, I love your plan to see it once a weekend until it’s gone. You should inflict this idea on as many people as humanly possible. Go forth and do Good Works.

  2. *poke* Hi Ray! It’s me, Erin… pb_and_jay, on the various Browncoat boards and yahoo groups and whatever. I knew this was your LJ, just didn’t get around to friending you. Why? I don’t know, whatever. Friend me back, if you care to… the more friends the better, I always say.

    Oh, and I just posted my account of the BDP on my LJ… it’s long and wordy, but if you want to read it, you can.

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