Eve of the BDM

Observant visitors will note the Serenity countdown has been removed. That is because the Big Damn Movie (Firefly-geek phraseology) opens nationally Friday. Sadly, I am unaware of any screeners or midnight showings here.

I hope to make the first matinee at Century Friday because the BDHT (Big Damn Hockey Team) plays Friday night. Some home repair work may, however, require my presence up to or beyond that showing so there’s a chance I may not make it until Saturday. In either event, although my orthopedist yesterday extended my sitting allowances, it looks like the BDM clocks in at just under two hours. Therefore, an aisle seat will be in order for standing breaks, especially since a Friday show will be followed by the hockey game a few hours later.

I am intrigued to see how the film does nationally given the relatively large grassroots marketing campaign. In addition to typical fan sites, there’s a specific podcast and buzz on any number of SF-related podcasts. It looks, though, like Joss Whedon might have made a slight misstep with some bloggers, though.

I have intentionally avoided the podcasts, fan sites, newsgroups and reviews for a week or so, fearing inadvertent spoilers. I don’t recall the last time I anticipated a movie this much and don’t want anything to tarnish the first viewing. Full report to follow this weekend.

If you take sexual advantage of her, you’re going to burn in a very special level of hell. A level they reserve for child molesters and people who talk at the theater.

Shepherd Book, “Our Mrs. Reynolds,” Firefly

1 comment to Eve of the BDM

  • Hey, another Progressive South Dakota Browncoat! I’m hitting the BDM at the Century 7:15 show tonight. Don’t worry, if you don’t make it to a showing until tomorrow night, don’t worry, I won’t post any spoilers! 🙂

    Keep flyin’,