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Serenity
Subdued E-e-e-e. I'd have called last night, or rather this morning at 1 a.m. to post that from the car on the way home, but I was too busy shivering and deciding if gakking again would be a good thing or not. My e-e-e-e-e would probably have been stronger if I hadn't spent most of the movie shivering uncontrollably, and from [spoiler]touchdown on Miranda<[/spoiler] to [spoiler]the middle of the Reaver shootout, shortly before Zoe gets wounded<[/spoiler], and about ten minutes post-movie, doing the thing that made the word "again" necessary. So basically, when I say, "maeyan, take the popcorn away from me; it is making me ill," I apparently mean, "No, really. I only think I'm joking." (I strongly suspect I was already coming down with something, and the [whole 2/3 of a small] popcorn, or probably the oil thereupon, only exacerbated it.) I'm feeling miraculously better today, aside from a lingering headache, though, so possibly it actually was just a food reaction.

People who have seen the film before (as I have, which is why I'm not particularly upset to have missed some of it) will note that the timeframe means I missed seeing the audience's reaction to [spoiler]the Big Unexpected Death which I'm being cagey about even in spoiler text because it's something I really wouldn't want to spoil anyone about<[/spoiler], which I did regret.

But still, e-e-e-e. Ron Glass was at the Indy showing, which was completely unexpected, because a) dinky theatre, b) no table visible down front as there was in Chicago, and apparently (though I missed this until she apologized for it afterwards) the Universal rep there actually straight out lied in order not to spoil the surprise, and said none of the cast was there. He did not sign autographs, for which I was extremely grateful because I wanted out, see aforementioned popcorn reasoning, but he did spend a long time talking with us and answering questions after the movie. I got to tease him, which was fun: he was asked about what projects he's working on currently, and he said that actually the one that's most on his mind is a speech, which he volunteered to write for someone...sometime last year.. and then he thought that eh, he'd wait until after the holidays... or maybe after March... So I called out (as people were doing; it wasn't an interruption) "Yup, you're a UE student, all right." Of course, that was completely overshadowed in funniness by the fact that the next person to speak said, "Mr. Glass, I have a closer connection to your education than you might be expecting. My parents graduated with you; they're X and Y, and my dad was in Z play with you, and they told me many, many stories about you..." And Ron's mouth was absolutely hanging open, so I assume that he did in fact remember them. When the guy got to the 'stories' part, Ron held up his finger to his lips and made fake-panicked 'Shhh' motions.

The smallness of the theatre compared to Chicago was made up for by the fact that this time, we had a rabble-rouser an Organizer, who volunteered himself to do things in the hour or so before the movie like get people to introduce themselves by their board names (since I am an utter FF board lurker, I did not avail myself), shout out their favorite scenes, and sing. (We were led enthusiastically if not perfectly in both the Hero of Canton, and the Ballad of Serenity, by someone else, but Our Leader was the person who asked for volunteers in the first place. We also sang Happy Birthday to Joss, and signed a big-ass birthday card poster for him outside the auditorium.)

I find myself still pretty devoid of meta about the movie itself; maybe that'll change when it actually premieres, which I hope I'll get to see with some of the Usual Suspects. Not that watching it with maeyan isn't interesting; she brings the Very Casual Viewer perspective to it, while still being an SF geek so talking about it doesn't involve trying to speak Normal Person.

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mpoetess

2005-06-24 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm still undecided as to whether I was too sick for popcorn, or made sick by the popcorn, but yeah, it made the experience a somewhat bittersweet one. It was awesome to see Ron Glass, though.

winterlive

2005-06-24 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

trying to speak Normal Person
Ba-ha! *cackles*

mpoetess

2005-06-24 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ron referred to them as 'regular people'. Someone in the audience said, "I brought a Regular Person to the last screening and he absolutely loved it." Ron said, "Yeah, but can you still call him a Regular Person?"

mpoetess

2005-06-24 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

BTW Ron Glass? Teh Hott.

niqaeli

2005-06-24 09:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

...lucky. All we got was Nathan Fillion. XD

Seriously, he was amusing and funny, and very awesome with the Q&A after the movie, but boy howdy that boy should not be allowed to dress himself. It's good that there's a wardrobe department that knows how to dress him a lot better than he does. :D!!!

mpoetess

2005-06-24 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

If he stuck with dressing as he did at the end of Trash I'd be perfectly happy. And that's a look I think he could manage to pull off by himself.

chicken_cem

2005-06-24 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Everyone always arrives at these things so damn early. Last time we got horrible seats, so this time I thought I was being smart arriving fifteen minutes earlier than the time before. No dice, almost the same bad seats. Jesus, you people have bladders of steel.

mpoetess

2005-06-24 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Actually -- and it may be the fact that it was a smallish theatre and they probably limited the tickets accordingly -- we had pretty good seats, and I think only arrived at about 9. They let us into the auditorium only 5 or 10 minutes later; there was just a long wait for the actual movie to start. So no bladder issues, once we'd staked out seats. :)

chicken_cem

2005-06-25 12:03 am (UTC) (Link)

OK, well the people in Providence have bladders of steel. I don't want to go to any more preview screenings. I want to go to the regular screenings on September 30th so I can get nice center middle seats! Unless there's good intel on a BDH coming to Providence next time, of course. ;-)