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17th Jul '16 1:38:04 AM Uncle_Saturday
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*** The most horrifying thing about this is that it's based on real life. Comanche raids involved oodles of rape, torture-killing of a calibre that would impress modern serial killers, and literally wearing scalps. Occasionally they'd take a traumatized child with them -- who had likely just seen their settlement turn into something out of Dante -- and raise them as a member of the tribe. Whenever these few happened to be captured, they fought tooth and nail to return to the Comanche. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_Parker

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*** The most horrifying thing about this is that it's based on real life. Comanche raids involved oodles of rape, torture-killing of a calibre that would impress modern serial killers, and literally wearing scalps. Occasionally they'd take a traumatized child with them -- who had likely just seen their settlement turn into something out of Dante -- and raise them as a member of the tribe. Whenever these few happened to be captured, they fought tooth and nail to return to the Comanche. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_ParkerMore: http://squid314.livejournal.com/340809.html
17th Jul '16 1:35:47 AM Uncle_Saturday
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***The most horrifying thing about this is that it's based on real life. Comanche raids involved oodles of rape, torture-killing of a calibre that would impress modern serial killers, and literally wearing scalps. Occasionally they'd take a traumatized child with them -- who had likely just seen their settlement turn into something out of Dante -- and raise them as a member of the tribe. Whenever these few happened to be captured, they fought tooth and nail to return to the Comanche. For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynthia_Ann_Parker
2nd Jul '16 10:23:01 PM MikeK
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* Wash's trademark Hawaiian shirts seem a little ironic given they're associated with tropical climates, which most planets the crew visit definitely do not have. Authentic artifacts from Earth-That-Was are highly prized and probably not something he could afford to wear on a daily basis, so someone out there in the 'verse is still making shirts with those patterns, most likely for the nostalgia appeal. Wash might have liked wearing them because as many places as he'd been in his career as a pilot, he'd never seen those kinds of lush, beautiful landscapes... Or he just found them cool and exotic looking.

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* Wash's trademark Hawaiian shirts seem a little ironic given they're associated with tropical climates, which most planets the crew visit definitely do not have. Authentic artifacts from Earth-That-Was are highly prized and probably not something he could afford to wear on a daily basis, so someone out there in the 'verse is still making imitation shirts with those patterns, most likely to appeal to nostalgia, or for the nostalgia appeal.same reason you'd see someone selling fake brand name purses or what have you. Wash might have liked wearing them because as many places as he'd been in his career as a pilot, he'd never seen those kinds of lush, beautiful landscapes... Or he just found them cool and exotic looking.
2nd Jul '16 10:18:06 PM MikeK
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* Simon is teased as being a horribly actor, but careful observation shows that he simply needs to have prepared himself. Something true of most people. In the movie, we see just how good he can be when he has a plan and knows the rules to follow. We actually see this from the very beginning when he books passage on Serenity. He pretends to be a reserved and aloof Alliance surgeon and carefully navigates conversations so that he can monitor River's crate without raising suspicion. The only reason it fails is because Dobson already knew who he was.

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* Simon is teased as being a horribly horrible actor, but careful observation shows that he simply needs to have prepared himself. Something true of most people. In the movie, we see just how good he can be when he has a plan and knows the rules to follow. We actually see this from the very beginning when he books passage on Serenity. He pretends to be a reserved and aloof Alliance surgeon and carefully navigates conversations so that he can monitor River's crate without raising suspicion. The only reason it fails is because Dobson already knew who he was.
* Wash's trademark Hawaiian shirts seem a little ironic given they're associated with tropical climates, which most planets the crew visit definitely do not have. Authentic artifacts from Earth-That-Was are highly prized and probably not something he could afford to wear on a daily basis, so someone out there in the 'verse is still making shirts with those patterns, most likely for the nostalgia appeal. Wash might have liked wearing them because as many places as he'd been in his career as a pilot, he'd never seen those kinds of lush, beautiful landscapes... Or he just found them cool and exotic looking.
11th Jun '16 1:11:24 AM FuzzyWulfe
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* Simon is teased as being a horribly actor, but careful observation shows that he simply needs to have prepared himself. Something true of most people. In the movie, we see just how good he can be when he has a plan and knows the rules to follow. We actually see this from the very beginning when he books passage on Serenity. He pretends to be a reserved and aloof Alliance surgeon and carefully navigates conversations so that he can monitor River's crate without raising suspicion. The only reason it fails is because Dobson already knew who he was.
25th Feb '16 10:58:18 AM LazloChang
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---> '''Book''': I don't give half a hump if you're innocent or not. So where does that put you?\\

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---> '''Book''': I don't give half a hump if you're innocent or not. So where does that put you?\\you?
24th Aug '15 10:32:21 AM Discar
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* When Inara pulls the trigger on the Lacetor in "Trash" nothing happens. The pistol is perhaps hundreds of years old and has been kept in a display case. Its power cell has long since lost any charge it was holding.
** Yes, they say that outright in the episode. That's not fridge anything.
22nd Aug '15 5:09:03 AM Alden2
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\n\n** Yes, they say that outright in the episode. That's not fridge anything.
26th Jul '15 12:42:54 PM starjammer05
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* While we don't know the range or limits of River's sensitivity, it's probably not a coincidence that the most lucid we see and hear her act is while she's off Serenity and on-board Jubal Early's ship, ''alone.''
28th Jun '15 11:20:51 AM Discar
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* It doesn't really make sense why Inara would join the crew of Serenity. She's a popular and sought out high-class companion, so she isn't really wanting for clients and there is no real reason why she'd join a ship like Serenity. However, the cast and crew have said in interviews [[spoiler: Inara is suffering from a terminal illness. Knowing she has a limited time left to live]] she probably wants to see as much of the 'verse as possible

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* It doesn't really make sense why Inara would join the crew of Serenity. She's a popular and sought out high-class companion, so she isn't really wanting for clients and there is no real reason why she'd join a ship like Serenity. However, the cast and crew have said in interviews [[spoiler: Inara is suffering from a terminal illness. Knowing she has a limited time left to live]] she probably wants to see as much of the 'verse as possible
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