Mark Watches ‘Serenity’ LIVEBLOG!

This should be fun, since we’ve not done a liveblog on the new site with the new comment system. If this is your first liveblog ever, welcome and sit down for a brief instruction on how these things go down.

1) This is where the liveblog will take place. You can bookmark this page.

2) The liveblog starts at 11am PST. That’s 2pm on the east coast and 7pm in London. Consult a world clock if you aren’t sure what time it starts!

3) At exactly 11am PST, press play on your copy of Serenity! Inevitably, you may be a few seconds ahead or behind other people, but that’s ok.

4) COMMENT. That’s it. We are all going to be sharing our thoughts, emotions, reactions, and CAPS LOCK GIF PARTIES throughout the duration of the film.

It is literally that simple!

I will post a recap tomorrow afternoon with my thoughts of the film and then ask for what you guys thought. And then everything will be sad because that’s it. 🙁

Well…actually, I’m going to get ahold of the graphic novels ASAP and I’ll post one-off reviews of those over on Mark Reads! And then it will all be over. Sad times.

Anyway, if you have any questions, let me know. See you tomorrow!

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1,674 Responses to Mark Watches ‘Serenity’ LIVEBLOG!

  1. canyonoflight says:

    Shit just got real.

  2. redheadedgirl says:

    "Well I don't have a sword."

  3. Fuchsia says:

    Would you be killed in your sleep like an ailing pet? This is a good death. There's no shame in this.

  4. hpfish13 says:

    Chewetel Ejofor (sp?) is so good at the quiet calm villan

  5. EldaTaluta says:

    The Operative is so badass.

    Hey! Back in the pilot didn't Simon say that he paid other people to get River out?

    • ravendaine says:

      I think they try to cover that with saying that he paid a lot of people to get in and get the staff thingy or whatever. So he went in himself, but it cost a lot for him to get there.

  6. Daniela says:

    'This is a good death…there's no shame in this.' The Operative = ::shudder::

  7. Miss_Connell says:

    Creepiest death scene EVER. That poor girl.

  8. Pseudonymph says:

    I'd say the papyrus font is my only problem with this movie.

  9. kytten says:

    and title screen. And GOD do I love this music, it's perfect.

  10. EldaTaluta says:

    Heh. The "Oh crap" look on that guy's face was amazing.

  11. Jenny_M says:

    This is the part where I started sobbing in the theater and I don't think I stopped until the credits rolled.

  12. SorrowsSolace says:

    So, still think Early is the worst villain Mark?

  13. Fuchsia says:

    GAHHH he's just… so CREEPY and PERFECT.

  14. hpfish13 says:

    I miss the credits song… 🙁

  15. Narcissaa says:

    Am I the only one that kind of hates the font used for 'Serenity'?

  16. kytten says:

    It's Joy in musical form…

  17. xpanasonicyouthx says:

    omg SERENITY. omg why can't you last forever

  18. Mreeb says:

    Totally got an account for this.

    Creepiest murder ever. I mean, he fucking COMFORTS THE GUY AS HE STABS HIM.

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY SERENITY I LOVE YOU. This shot warms my heart. It feels like home. The music is beautiful.

  19. Mogatrat says:

    oh and the fuckin' MUSIC score is awesome.

  20. fireflyfan says:

    Is this opening kickass or what!

  21. Fuchsia says:

    Awwww Serenity. It's back. Home. <3 Also, I LOVE the music for this part.

  22. Daniela says:

    ::ship part goes flying off:: Mal – 'What was that? Was that the primary buffer panel?!'

  23. Jack says:

    Mal and wash OH SHIT everything is 500% BETTER

  24. kytten says:

    I love you, Mal.

  25. CollegeBookworm says:

    I miss the theme song. But Mal and Wash are here. Happy!

  26. Maya says:

    "Define interesting"
    "Oh god, Oh god we're all going to die?"

    I've seen this movie like 20 times and it still gets me all OMG YAYZORS.

  27. Fuchsia says:

    "Define interesting." "Oh god oh god we're all gonna die?"

  28. Asta says:


  29. hpfish13 says:

    WASH!!! I love you!

  30. Miss_Connell says:


  31. sara_subrosa says:


  32. CollegeBookworm says:


  33. xpanasonicyouthx says:

    …and then explode.

    Mal i love you forever.

  34. Mreeb says:

    "Oh god, oh god, we're all gonna die?"

    AHAHAHA. This entire exchange is hilarious.

  35. Becca says:

    I love that this opening is all one shot. Perfect intro to the ship and crew for people who never watched the show.

  36. EldaTaluta says:

    The music in this movie really is fantastic. I must make a note to get the soundtrack at some point.

  37. hpfish13 says:

    I don't wanna explode.

  38. NB2000 says:


  39. katherinemh says:

    "I don't wanna explode!"

  40. Daniela says:

    'We might experience some slight turbulence…and then explode.' Mal is so awesome.

  41. Fuchsia says:

    "We're gonna explode? I don't wanna explode!" Oh Jayne. You sound like a little child. <3

  42. redheadedgirl says:

    "What you plan and what takes place…" I heart you, Jayne.

  43. hpfish13 says:


  44. canyonoflight says:

    "Oh god oh god, we're all gonna die." rofl Ilu, Wash.

  45. Karen says:

    I'm really nerdy because you can really tell how much more… cinemagraphic this is compared to the TV show. It feels like a proper movie, not just a TV show on a larger scale.

  46. Maya says:

    Oh Simon, I love your angry face.

  47. EldaTaluta says:

    ♥♥♥♥ I love this scene.

  48. Mreeb says:


  49. Narcissaa says:

    I kind of love how they reintroduce all the characters here for those that never saw the show but saw this in cinemas. So quick and perfect. ILU JOSS.

  50. Jerssica says:

    Alright, I'm finally joining one of this awesome parties. I think I'm a minute or so behind, but I've been dying to rewatch Serenity for sooo long. <3 Wash forever. Also, what up Mark you are AMAZING!!

  51. fireflyfan says:

    Mal walking through the ship is done in 1 long take to show the layout.

  52. amandajane5 says:

    Oh god, oh god, we're all going to die!

    We're gonna explode? I don't want to explode!

  53. Mogatrat says:

    Oh, Simon. Love you.

  54. hpfish13 says:

    Simon you are so sardonic.

  55. CollegeBookworm says:

    "Everything's shiny Captain, not to fret!"

    I love the introduction to all the characters in the movie. Especially since it's supposed to intro everyone to people who haven't seen the TV show.

  56. sara_subrosa says:

    Yay, it's Dr. Handsome McStoicface! He's cranky.

    • CollegeBookworm says:

      I'm slightly obsessed with Simon. Definitely Dr. Handsome.

    • sara_subrosa says:

      I also really enjoy how Simon's little section of the ship (sickbay) is all blue-lit and shiny and Alliance-esque, which helps underscore how Simon and River's background is so different from the rest of the crew.

  57. EldaTaluta says:

    Heh. Simon is being awesome again.

  58. xpanasonicyouthx says:

    I love how seemlessly this works with the show so far.

  59. Fuchsia says:

    I love how Simon and Mal are having this intense argument as Simon is simultaneously calmly taking care of doctor-stuff to Mal.

  60. Mreeb says:

    But he's part of your crew, Mal! Your creeeeeeeeeeeew! Familyyyyyyyyy!

  61. kytten says:

    serenity looks kinda horselike. Deliberate?

  62. Fuchsia says:

    And there we have it. All the characters aboard Serenity, wonderfully introduced.

  63. Mogatrat says:

    OMG OMG New mule. Since that Niska incident.

  64. Mreeb says:

    And that was all one shot. Amazing!

  65. kytten says:

    'it's ok to leave them to die!'

  66. CollegeBookworm says:

    River's introduction is so perfect. Everyone else is talking back to the captain, she's listening to the ship.

  67. xpanasonicyouthx says:

    "Do you?"

    Ilu forever, River.

  68. Pseudonymph says:

    "It's okay to leave them to die" aw, Simon

  69. hpfish13 says:

    Oh river, you are so mysterious

  70. Miss_Connell says:

    I love the way Summer Glau walks. It's so graceful.

  71. jessimuhka says:

    I do love "It's okay to leave them to die."

  72. SorrowsSolace says:

    It's weird how Mal changes in this, going from "You're my crew, why are we still talking about this?" to being like he was when he first met Simon.

  73. Mogatrat says:


  74. hpfish13 says:

    Those goggles are amazing!!!

  75. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Simon – It's okay to leave them to die.
    Mal – If anything happens to her…I will get extremely choked up. Honestly, there could be tears.

  76. Fuchsia says:

    Oh Mal, you know that you'd totally be upset if anything happened to River.

  77. EldaTaluta says:

    The insides of the ship look different to me. I'm not sure if I like it.

  78. Jack says:

    river googles <3

  79. CollegeBookworm says:

    "If anything happens to her, anything at all, I swear… I will get very choked up." MAL!

  80. Mogatrat says:

    Aw Kaylee.

  81. canyonoflight says:

    saldjkflkjfd I love this movie so much! I'm so excited!

    "There could be tears."

  82. sara_subrosa says:


  83. Jerssica says:

    "Honestly there could be tears" ahhh I love this entire crew so very much. Also, Kaylee, you are a RAY OF SUNSHINE FOREVER.

  84. hpfish13 says:

    Lets be bad guys!

  85. Cartman86 says:

    Lead back to the lions?

  86. kytten says:

    Ohm river, if you weren't so mentally damaged it would be unacceptable I'd chat you up.

  87. Miss_Connell says:

    "let's be bad guys." Oh Jayne.

  88. kytten says:

    I also love rivers face when she thinks people are being idiots.

  89. Pseudonymph says:

    Oh, I love Zoe's gun.

  90. Jerssica says:

    There are no words for how much I love the shot of Jayne saying 'Shiny, let's be bad guys.'

    • Znachki says:

      When I saw the preview of the movie there was a line of River's right after that, but Joss took it out before the final cut. He said that once Jayne said that – there was nothing more to be said!

  91. hpfish13 says:

    River you move like something otherworldly

  92. Mogatrat says:

    I think you're a little ahead d00d.

  93. ravendaine says:

    I don't care what you say–Jayne is awesome. "Let's be bad guys." :)))

  94. Jenny_M says:

    Dude I think you're like 20 minutes ahead of the rest of us – we're still in the payroll robbery at the beginning.

  95. jessimuhka says:

    As much as the loud actiony parts of this movie are great, the quiet moody parts are what I really like.

  96. CollegeBookworm says:

    I love Zoe. Totally love Zoe. Perfect example of how Joss Whedon isn't afraid to write female characters who kick ass.

  97. chikzdigmohawkz says:

    Do you know what the definition of a hero is?

  98. Fuchsia says:

    River's so creepy in this shot. And then all, "No, really, believe me."

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