Yea, verily, Joss spoke again…

It gets better.
As thus: The movie is very nearly finished. You’ve seen many pretty images in the trailer. But I’ve still got work to do and you’ve still got months before you can see it.
And, no, I’m not talking Australia (but Hi, Australia! anyway), I’m talking here in the more-or-less-United States, a one time multi-city Browncoat sneak event. Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 pm, the movie (Serenity! Pay attention! Jeez.) will be playing at exactly 10 theaters in 10 cities across the country. You (or possibly someone much like you) (or possibly a robot EXACTLY like you, but with better manners and sonic arm-lasers, sent to take your place) will be able to buy a ticket to see Serenity months in advance. Not just the bitty trailer with not enough Kaylee and Book, but the whole film, in its extremely almost completed state.
You probably have some questions. How is this possible? What cities exactly will it be in? What are these changes my body is going through? All valid. It’s possible because some clown put a bunch of Universal execs in a theater full of Browncoats and dude, they came out SWEATING, they never seen energy like that. They loved it, and even though they were already wicked supportive of the movie (see: earlier posts re: we’re making the movie) they simply weren’t ready for you guys. When I whinged on about pushing the date and everyone here was posting about “what do we do till September”, they agreed to let me sneak it out.
Maybe they thought it was a fluke. Maybe they wanna see if people really do care about the flick. Or maybe they’re just treating us with respect and kindness, though that last option confuses and terrifies me as much as these changes my body is going through (I’m “perspiring” and becoming “interested in girls”, which believe me is very unsettling when you’re 40.) Does it matter? The plan works for me, and it can work for a select bunch of y’all. Here’s what I know:
The cities to be hit are:
San Francisco
Las Vegas
The Portland of Oregon
If you’re in or near one of those, you might wanna stop by. There’s supposed to be a “Can’t Stop the Signal” page on this website (I don’t know where it is — hey, I remembered my damn password, doesn’t that buy me any cred?) There should be more info there soon about how to get in, bringing peeps into the fold, I think there’s even competetions and stuff. (All I know is I have exactly 20 Brownie points. I answered ONE triv Q and got it wrong. Forget cred. I have no cred.) Now a couple of us might just creep into one of those major metropolitan multiplexes to see if anyone does show up, so remember: swearing in Chinese ONLY.
All right. This will please the fans and satisfy the employers of Joss Whedon, so I must stop as my arm-lasers are getting tired. I politely thank you for your attention.
Should be fun.

In other news…


30 Replies to “SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!!!, Pt. TWO”

  1. Comment if you either (a) want in or (b) need me to try to get tickets.
    DO IT. NOW!
    ((The theatre is THREE BLOCKS FROM MY HOUSE!!!!!))

  2. I went and got two more tickets, for a total of 10.
    ***Dave, Margie, Doyce, Jackie, Dave, Lori, Stan, Randy, Lee, De.
    And a well-paid babysitter.
    If any of y’all can’t go, lemme know and I’ll find someone who can.
    But you can go. You know you can. :)

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  4. I
    I will be on a [perforates monitor with expletive] business trip all next week.
    All. Next. Week.
    Including Thursday night.
    Excuse me while I find a brick and throw it through something.

  5. You were one of the first people I wanted to make sure heard about it. Hope to see you there!

  6. Squuuuueeeeee! indeed! I’ve got two tickets for Chicago. So what if it’s a 5 hour drive and I have to work in the am. Who *cares*?!
    :: bouncy bouncy ::

  7. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! (High pitched only dogs can hear, sorry Jake and Diz)
    ***Dave, who on earth could you have possibly pissed off that much to be gone Thursday???
    Kowtows to Doyce. Thank You Oh Mighty One!

  8. No!! No sulking, very sad. Can we kidnap you maybe? What city will you be in for business?
    I’ll be more than happy to bother your boss into giving you Thursday off. :)

  9. If it were just a matter of that, I would beg off of the business meetings a day early — leave by Noon on Thursday and fly home and be here on time.
    The nature of the meetings, from several directions, are such that I simply cannot do that.
    [Grinds teeth some more.]
    Have fun, guys. Don’t let my undying hatred of you put a pall on your enjoyment.

  10. Not to butt in or anything, but Chicago is already sold out. And I’m going to Seattle about 3 weeks too late. So I commiserate… but I did put a big damn banner on my webpage just for the fun of it.

  11. I swear I got the last four tickets in Boston. I tried all morning and kept getting errors, tried again randomly later, and was able to buy four. A few minutes later, it was all sold out.
    I feel for ***Dave, though. Poor thing. Why not try to find a CA showing, maybe someone can trade the ticket Doyce got for you for local one?

  12. Hey, I’d email you but our proxy settings prevent any sending of mail. A guy here at work is a huge fan too, any chance at all of there being any more tickets available? He’d be willing to pay you a finders fee for a spare ticket.

  13. Woooooot! Allison and I bought our tickets at 6am this morning :D We can’t wait, already got the baby sitter arranged and everything!

  14. Dangit! Too late! My only hope now is to use my status as a single geek girl to attract a guy with an extra SF ticket!
    This whole being out of the loop thing has gone on long enough… Looks like the site to follow is browncoats.serenitymovie.com, right? And there’s some sort of points thing? So if you get points for recruiting, Doyce, want to recruit me? I’m going to use the address “serenimad” at my z-amber.com domain.

  15. If you guys have written this many messages just about getting tickets for Thursday, I can’t imagine how many will be posted after you actually see the thing. Being in South Dakota I have to wonder if we will get the movie at all. I hope so, I would like to see it but I guess I am not able to fly to Denver for it:( Have a great time.

  16. GLEE!
    Just got a note from my boss that said next week’s trip was postponed.
    Now, let me break into a loud chorus of “I’m walkin’ on sunshine!” (which is kind of funny, given today’s weather) …

  17. Congrats! I’ll be seeing it in Austin :)
    By the way, you’re the person who indirectly brought me to Firefly via Stacy… so thanks!

  18. Now that I think about it…
    I applied and got next Friday off….
    (Cause it would be a matter of going from hanging out at the Village Inn directly to work… do not pass go, do not collect $200)
    I think it’s the sane way to go, so WOOT!!!!

  19. They’re showing it at the theater right down the street from your place, and they’re showing it at the theater we go to in Austin. You realize what this means, right? Joss knows where we live! ::hides in closet::

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