One of you is gonna fall and die, and I'm not cleaning it up!

Mal ,'War Stories'


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Jeff writes up the show promos for Buffy, Angel, and Firefly; he also does the Previouslys. Love him muchly, for he sees what we don't and reports it back to us.


Jeff Mejia - Nov 17, 2002 10:29:56 pm PST #38 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the previously on breakdown for the latest Angel episode, "Apocalypse Nowish":

(Angel) Previously on Angel...

The opening shots come from "Suppersymmetry":

We open up with a shot of Wesley and Lilah in bed together.

Cut to a shot of a clothed Wesley grabbing Lilah's arms and stopping her seduction.

Wesley: "I have to leave, actually."

We then see Lilah pick up the magazine the Wes was reading before he left.

Cut to an insetrt of the article "Supe Symmetry and P-Dimensional Subspace" by Winnifred Burkle.

We see Fred tell the good news to the gang.

Fred: "I've been asked to present my article at the Physics Institute."

Cut to a shot of the Professor introducing Fred to the audience at the talk.

Professor Seidel: "Winnifred Burkle."

Fred: "Thank you Professor."

Cut to a shot of Wesley in the audience, looking satisfied as Fred is introduced.

Cut to a shot of Lilah, standing at the back of the audience, glaring at Wesley.

We then move forward to see a shot of the Professor walking through his office door.

Fred (VO): "Professor Seidel sent me to Pylea."

We see Fred standing in front of the Professor's bookshelf.

Then we cut to the Professor at the point of Fred's crossbow.

Reverse to see Fred steady the crossbow at the Professor.

Now we see Gunn pleading with Fred.

Gunn: "If you kill him, I'm gonna lose you."

Gunn snaps the Professors's neck and dumps him down the portal.

Cut to scenes from "Slouching Towards Bethlehem":

We see a long shot of Cordelia in her white robes in the lobby of the Hyperion as Fred, Gunn, and Angel walk towards her.

Angel: "Cordelia?"

Cut to a close up of Cordy.

Cordelia: "Who are you people?"

We then see Cordelia siiting on her bed in the hotel room, totally freaked out.

Angel (VO): "She just showed up, with no memory, no idea who she is, where she's been."

Cut to a shot of a picture of Angel and Cordelia holding baby Connor.

Cut back to see Cordelia looking at the picture.

Cut to Angel, trying to help out.

Angel: "Pick a song."

Pull back to reveal Cordy standing in front of Lorne, Gunn, Fred, and Angel.

Gunn: "You sing, he sees your future."

Focus in on Cordelia, singing badly.

Cordelia (singing): "Because the great-est..."

Reverse to see Lorne, looking very upset by what Cordy is revealing to him.

We then see Lorne, in his room, talking to Angel standing outside his doorway.

Lorne: "What I saw was jumbled."

Reverse to focus in on Lorne.

Lorne: "Evil's comin', Angel, and it's planning on staying."

Move forward to the Hyperion lobby, where Cordelia, freaked out, asks for Connor's help.

Cordy: "Can you get me out of here?"

Connor offers his hand, and Cordelia places hers in his as they get ready to leave.

Cut to a shot of Cordelia and Connor fighting a vampire.

We cut to a close up of Cordelia dusting a vamp.

Cut to Cordelia hugging Connor, then giving him a quick kiss.

Angel (VO): "She's with Connor, my son.

Cut to Lorne, bound and gagged in a chair in the office.

Reverse to Angel coming up to Lorne.

Angel: "Wolfram and Hart were after what Lorne saw when she sang."

Fred reaches up to comfort Lorne.

Fred: "They sucked it out of his head?"

Zoom in on Angel, leaning in towards Lorne.

Angel: "How much did they get?"

Reverse to Lorne.

Lorne: "All of it."

We finish with shots from "Spin the Bottle":

Lorne (VO): "I've found a memory spell guaranteed to bring our Cordy back the way she was."

We see Lorne give Cordelia the potion that restores her memory after the spell, as Connor and Angel look on.

The camera zooms in on Cordelia, then switches to a close up as she reacts to the flood of memories.

Cut to an Angel close up.

Angel: "Were we in love?"

Reverse to Cordelia, looking sad.

Cordelia: "We were."

ELAPSED TIME - 0:52


Jeff Mejia - Nov 19, 2002 9:36:05 pm PST #39 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is another wonderful promo from the folks at UPN for next week's Buffy episode, "Never Leave Me" :

Narrator: UPN Next Tuesday on an all-new Buffy

We open with a shot of Buffy and Spike fighting in a room in the Summers' house as the UPN NEXT TUESDAY logo splashes on the screen.

We see Buffy block a punch from Spike, then switch to an angle behind her as Spike (in vampface) swings a right across Buffy's chin.

Reverse to behind Spike as Buffy tumbles down into a corner, then switch back as Spike turns and growls at Buffy, then heads out the door.

Narrator: The show USA (sic) gives four stars

Cut to a shot in the darkened downstairs of the Summers' house, as we see a hooded figure coming at Buffy. A graphic USA TODAY and four stars appears superimposed on the image.

The robed figure comes at Buffy with a knife or sword. We reverse to an angle behind the robed figure as we see Buffy block the weapon.

We then cut a little further on as we see that Buffy has a long weapon (like a staff or axe-hanle) that she is using in her defense. She brings the weapon up and slams the robed figure as it flies back.

Flash cut to a close up of a seated Spike, in human form but with blood on his lips.

Spike: "Do you have any idea what I'm capable of?"

Cut to a shot of Anya standing in some bedroom as Andrew is standing in front of her, next to the wall. A hand comes out of the wall and grabs Andrew.

Cut to a close up of the hand grabbing Andrew by the throat.

Reverse to Anya backing away from the action with a shocked look on her face.

We then reverse back to Andrew, as we see another hand come through the wall and grab Andrew by the head, then pull Andrew through the wall.

Cut to a shot of the room on the other side of the wall, as we see Spike drag Andrew through the hole he's created.

Cut to a little bit later, where we see Spike vamping on Andrew's neck.

Narrator: He's addicted to blood and there's only one thing for a Slayer to do.

Cut to a shot of Spike (in human guise) with blood on his lips, looking remorseful

Spike: "You've got to kill me."

As a graphic THANKSGIVING appears across the shot, we see Buff tying Spike to a chair tightly with rope.

Narrator: This Thanksgiving, Spike goes cold turkey. [Transcriber's note: Stop it, UPN promo dept, you're killing me]

A graphic COLD TURKEY flashes across the screen as we cut to a shot of TiedUp!Spike roar as he goes into vampface.

We then see Spike make a fist and flex his arm muscles against his restraints.

Cut to a shot of Willow and Buffy standing outside a bedroom door.

Buffy: "We need to get him some blood."

Cut to a close up of Willow

Willow: "Do you want me to kill Anya?"

Cut to Buffy.

Buffy (resignedly): "(Pause) No."

Cue the Buffy logo.

Narrator: UPN Next Tuesday at 8, 7 Central.

Grr. Arrgh.

ELAPSED TIME - 0:20


Jeff Mejia - Nov 19, 2002 10:35:51 pm PST #40 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the previously breakdown for tonight's Buffy episode, "Sleeper":

(Giles) Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

We open with a scene from "Beneath You", where Spike is talking to Buffy about what is coming. We are focuse on Buffy's reaction to Spike's words. Mainly, she looks annoyed.

Spike: "I'm just a guy with his ear to the ground, and even I can feel it."

We switch back and forth between them, and then we cut to scenes from other episodes as Spike continues in voiceover.

Spike(VO) "Something's coming. I don't know what exactly, but something's brewing, and it is so big ugly and damned, it makes you and me look like little bitty puzzle pieces."

We see the girl in Istanbul, running through the darkened streets.

We then cut to a robed figure pulling out a curved knife.

We see the Istanbul girl wince as the knife comes slashing down.

We then cut to the girl in Frankfurt, backing away from some robed figures.

A robed figure grabs the Frankfurt girl and throws her on the ground.

We see the girly roll on the ground and moan.

We cut to a robed figure bringing a curved blade down on the girl.

We cut to the girl as she gets stabbed.

Switching away from that theme, we see scenes from "Him". We see Xander open the door to his apartment as he leads the gang in.

Xander (pointing): "You're going to live in the small room over there. I know it looks like a closet, but it's a room now."

Cut to Spike as he walks into the apartment.

We now see Xander talking to Buffy and Dawn.

Xander: "And I hate this plan. I just don't understand when his problems became your problems."

Cut to Spike, standing alone, away fromt the others.

Cut back to Buffy as she tries to explain.

Buffy: "The school basement is making him crazy. We can't just leave him there."

Cut to Spike again.

Cut back to Buffy as she turns toward Dawn.

Buffy: "Things are different now. He has a soul."

The remaining shots are from "Conversations With Dead People".

We see Dawn, warily listening to the bumps in the night.

Dawn: "Mom?"

Flash cut to shots of what looks like Dead!Joyce on the couch as some black, winged creepy figure strangles her.

Cut to a few reaction shots of Dawn.

Cut the windows exploding.

We see Dawn flinch at the window carnage.

More shots of all the windows to the living room exploding.

Cut to a shot of Dawn as she is thrown back against the wall.

We see blood on the walls as it disappears.

Dawn (VO): "Get off her. Let her talk to me!"

We cut to Dawn laying on the floor, as a glowing light appears. Dawn looks up.

Cut to a close up of glowy Not!Joyce (my take anyway).

Not!Joyce: "Things are coming, Dawn. When it's bad, Buffy won't choose you."

Cut back to Dawn's reaction.

Dawn: "No!"

We move to scenes of Willow and Not!Cassie talking in the library. We see Willow's reaction to realizing that Not!Cassie is part of the big bad.

Reverse to a shot of Not!Cassie leaning in and explaining things to Willow. Her lines overlap scenes.

Not!Cassie: "You don't know hurt. This last year is going to seem like cake after what I put you and your friends through and I'm not a fan of easy death. Fact is, the whole good versus evil, balancing the scales thing, I'm over it."

We see the girl come up to Spike and place her cigarettes next to him at the bar.

Pull back to see the girl motion for a light and then sit next to Spike.

We then see Spike and the girl walking down the sidewalk.

Cut to Spike bringing the girl up to her apartment steps.

Cut back to Not!Cassie finishing up her conversation with Willow.

Not!Cassie: "But believe me, I'm going for a big finish."

We cut to see Spike vamp out and bite the girl.

Reverse to see the girl's reaction to the bite.

Cut back to Willow and Not! Cassie. We see Willow coming to a conclusion.

Willow: "From beneath you, it devours."

Reverse to the shot where Not!Cassie's mouth widens hideously, then some beast comes out before it disappears as though it swallowed itself.

We move to Buffy and Vamp!Webster talking in the crypt. The shot is towards Buffy.

Buffy: "What do you mean? How do you know Spike?"

Reverse to focus in on Vamp!Webs

Vamp!Webs: "What do you mean, how? He was the guy that uh, oh, what's the word?"

Cut back to Buffy, as the implications hit her.

Buffy: "Sired."

Reverse back to Vamp!Webs.

Vamp!Webs: "Yeah. He's the guy that sired me."

Cut to Buffy standing amidst a shower of vampire dust.

ELAPSED TIME - 1:23


Jeff Mejia - Nov 26, 2002 10:50:27 pm PST #41 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the breakdown of the previously on portion of tonight's Buffy episode, "Never Leave Me":

(Giles) Previously on Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

We begin with scenes from "Conversations With Dead People":

We open with a shot of Andrew and Jonathan's El Camino riding the streets of Sunnydale at night.

We cut to an interior shot, where we see Andrew (in the passenger seat) talking.

Andrew: "You're just scared."

Cut over to Jonathan, driving the car.

Jonathan: "Of course I'm scared. The last time we were here 33.3 bar percent of us were flayed alive."

We cut to interior shots of Sunnydale High. We see Not!Warren walking down a corridor.

Not!Warren: "Nice job!"

Cut to Andrew, standing in the corridor with all of his gear.

Andrew: "Do you have any idea how hard it's been to act this cool."

Reverse and pull out to a two-shot of Andrew and Not!Warren talking.

Not!Warren: "Now that death thing was all part of the master plan."

Reverse to a reaction shot of Andrew, then cut to a shot of Jonathan filling up his bag as we reveal the uncovered Seal of Danthlazar (or whatever it's called). Andrew puts his hand on Jonathan's shoulder and Jonathan looks up.

Cut back to Not!Warren talking to Andrew.

Not!Warren: "If Short Round pulls off his end of the bargain we'll both become gods."

Cut to a shot of a knife slicing in to Jonathan, then we see Jonathan reel from the blow and look up at Andrew.

Cut to Andrew and Not!Warren looking down on Jonathan.

Pull back to see Jonathan collapse on to the Seal.

Pull out to an overhead shot of Jonathan splaying out on the Seal as his blood oozes out and flows over the Seal.

Cut to a shot of the trashed Summers' living room, as Dawn lies on the floor and a glowing light appears. Dawn looks up.

Dawn (VO): "I saw mom."

Cut to a shot of a glowing Joyce/Not!Joyce standing in the center of the room.

Joyce/Not!Joyce: "Things are coming, Dawn."

Reverse back to an uncomprehending Dawn.

Dawn: "Why are you...?"

Switch to a close up of glowing Joyce/Not!Joyce.

Joyce/Not!Joyce: "When it's bad, Buffy won't chose you."

Move to scenes from "Sleeper":

We see Willow talking to Dawn as they lean against the couch in the trashed Summers' living room.

Willow: "It wasn't her."

Move to an angle from behind Willow, focusing on Dawn.

Dawn: "What?"

Reverse to an angle behind Dawn, pointed towards Willow.

Willow: "It's the Big Bad, Dawn. The one we knew was coming."

Cut to a conversation between Buffy and Willow outside Dawn's bedroom, now in the morning after. We see a shot from behind Willow focusing on Buffy.

Buffy: "What the hell happened?"

Reverse to Willow.

Willow: "This big evil that's been promising to devour us. Well, I think it's started chomping."

Switch back to Buffy.

Buffy (softly): "Oh god."

Switch back to Willow.

Willow: "Buffy, this thing knows us. It made us think we were talking to people we knew."

We intersperse a few scenes from earlier episodes, starting with "Beneath You":

We start with the conversation that Buffy and Spike had in her living room at the beginning of "Beneath You". We focus on Buffy first, then switch over to Spike, wearing his blue sweater.

Spike: "I'm just a guy with his ear to the ground, and even I can feel it."

Now we see scenes from the first and second episodes. We first see the girl from Istanbul running from the robed figures, finally tracked down and knifed with a curved knife.

We then see the girl in the pink hair from Germany get attacked and knifed by the robed figures.

Spike (VO over the previous scenes): "Something's coming. I don't know what exactly, but something's brewing, and it's so big ugly and damned it makes you and me look like little bitty puzzle pieces."

Back to a scene from "Conversations With Dead People". We see Spike vamp out and bite the girl who he picked up at the bar.

Cut to the reaction shot of the girl being bitten.

Cut back to scenes from "Sleeper":

We see Willow seated in the Summers' living room, discussing what to do about Spike.

Willow: "Buffy he's been feeding, on human blood. That's got to do stuff."

Reverse angle to Buffy.

Buffy: "I think there was something there, talking to him, making him do things."

(breakdown continued in next post)


Jeff Mejia - Nov 26, 2002 10:56:09 pm PST #42 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the continuation of the previously on breakdown for the Buffy episode "Never Leave Me":

We now see Not!Spike in the basement, triggering Spike.

Not!Spike (singing): "How could you use a poor maid so."

Cut to Buffy, talking to the real Spike.

Buffy: "Spike!"

Reverse to see the real Sike turn back from reacting to Not!Spike and going into full vamp face.

We then see all the shots of Spike attacking his victims. We see Spike bite an older lady (the owner of the house, most likely).

Flash cut to Spike biting a guy in the basement.

Cut to Spike biting the girl in the alley.

Cut to a shot of Spike carrying one of his (girl) victims down Sunnydale's main street, in frunt of the Sun Cinema.

Cut to a shot of Spike diggin a whole in the basement floor as the body of a guy lays behind him.

Cut to a shot of Spike feeding of another guy.

We see the body of the girl Spike picked up at the bar thrown into a hole in the dirt floor.

Cut to a shot of Spike licking the blood off his lips after biting said girl.

Flash cut back to the basement, where we see that Spike has switched back to normal face as he remembers everything.

Spike: "I remember."

Cut to Buffy, reacting to what Spike is saying and how he is reacting.

We now see Spike huddled in a corner, crying.

Spike: "I've killed, and I can feel them. I can feel every one of them."

Reverse to focus on Buffy.

Buffy (gently): "There's something playing with us."

Spike turns his head, looking for Not!Spike.

Spike: "Why is it doing this to me?"

Buffy: "I don't know."

Move to an extreme close up of Spike.

Spike: "Help me."

Reverse to a tight close up of Buffy.

Buffy: "I'll help you."

Switch back to the scene in the Summers' living room as the gang discusses options.

Buffy: "This thing has been closer to Spike than any of us."

Switch to Willow: "And if you want to understand it..."

Back to Buffy.

Buffy: "I'm going to have to get close to Spike."

We switch out to scenes from London. Giles is feeling for a pulse on the girl that was killed at the start of the episode, Norah.

Giles: "Robeson, are you here?"

Giles gets up and looks around.

Giles: "Robeson?"

Giles spots Robeson laying on the floor a distance away and rushes toward him.

Cut to a close up of Robeson as he opens his eyes.

Reverse back to Giles, leaning over Robeson with concern.

Giles: "Dear God I thought you were -"

Cut back to Robeson.

Robeson: "Gather them."

Reverse to Giles.

Giles: "What?"

Back to Robeson.

Robeson: "It's started."

Switch to a different angle, from the side and back of Robeson. Now we can see further into the room as Giles leans in to help Robeson. A hooded figure carrying an aze creeps up on Giles. As Giles continues speaking, the figure brings up the axe and swings it down towards Giles neck.

Giles: "It's all right. I understand. I'll take care -"

ELAPSED TIME - 2:12


Jeff Mejia - Dec 09, 2002 8:53:13 pm PST #43 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the promo for the next episode of Firefly, "Objects In Space" :

Narrator: Next Friday, on an all-new Firefly....

We open with a shot of Serenity arcing through space (with inappropriate sound), then fade in on a shot of Book walking down a corridor on the ship. He has a towel on his left shoulder and turns to look back behind him.

We cut to see that Book is staring up one of the set of stairs, looking towards the darkness at the top.

We cut back to Book, who is now entirely facing the stairs and moving towards them.

Book: "Ooops."

A body (the bounty hunter) comes flying out of the darkness with both feet forward and kicks Book in the face, forcing him backwards. All we get a glipse of the bounty hunter is that he is wearing some kind of red space suit type outfit.

The bounty hunter lands, and we see that it is Richard Brooks, who played Assistant DA Paul Robinette on Law and Order a few years ago.

We cut to a scene in the lunch room, where we se Mal walking and talking around a seated Wash, Zoe, and Simon.

Mal: "We got someone on board this ship."

We fade to black, then fade in on a heavy boot descending a ladder on the ship. We fade forward to see the bounty hunter clad in his red space suit, with a gun type thing holstered on his right thigh.

As the bounty hunter finally reaches the floor level, he stands, looks around, and pulls out his "gun", which may be a needle device.

Narrator: A bounty hunter is stalking the crew of Serenity.

We fade to black, then fade in on Mal searching for something.

We then cut to a shot of Mal and the bounty hunter in one of the narrow corridors on the ship. The bounty hunter slugs Mal across the face with a left cross.

Mal comes back at the bounty hunter with a right to the chin. The bounty hunter staggers back, twisting to his right, then turns the twist into a spin kick with his right leg that connects with Mal.

We cut to a shot of Mal reacting to the kick, his eyes going wide as he gasps for breath.

Fade to black, then fade in on Simon ( sans shirt) standing in hi room and looking around. The shot is from very low, looking up at Simon.

Narrator: And the only thing more frightening than who he's after is how far he will go...

Cut to a shot of Kaylee, reaching for something on her bunk, as she looks to her right and sees something that startles her.

Cut to a shot as the camera careens wildly through a corridor, stopping on the bounty hunter as he moves through an opening to another room, holidng out his gun as he sweeps his gaze around.

Cut to a shot of the bounty hunter leaping down into Simon's room, as Simon (shirtless) hunches down, then charges the bounty hunter. The bounty hunter grabs Simon by the neck with his left hand as he holds the "gun" up to his face.

Bounty Hunter: "Why don't you sit yourself down?"

We cut to a shot of Kaylee climbing up from her room, only to run into the bounty hunter in the corridor above her room.

Narrator: ...to finish the job.

We see a close up of Kaylee, startled at the appearance of the bounty hunter.

Cut to a reaction shot of the hunter. He looks dispassionately at Kaylee.

Cut back to Kaylee.

Kaylee: "What do you want?"

Cut to a close up of the bounty hunter.

Bounty Hunter: "There's nobody can help you."

We then see a series of very quick flashes, accompanied by a "whooshing" sound on the soundtrack.

We see a shot of Inara, sitting on her bed.

We see a shot of River, looking fairly sane but startled.

We see a quick shot of Jayne.

We see a shot of Wash and Zoe standing together.

We end back with a close up of Kaylee staring at the bounty hunter with fear in her eyes.

Cut to the cast shot.

Narrator: An all-new Firefly, one week from tonight on FOX.

ELAPSED TIME - 0:30


Jeff Mejia - Dec 09, 2002 8:54:34 pm PST #44 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the breakdown of the previously on that aired with the Firefly episode "War Stories":

Book: Previously...

We open with a shot of Serenity flying through space, thew we see scenes from "Ariel":

We first see Wash explaining to Simon about the difficulties of the heist he is proposing.

Wash: "Talking about breaking into a highly secure Alliance facility."

As Wash explains, we see shots of the gang entering the hospital disquised as paramedics wheeling in corpses.

We cut back to the scene in the Serenity hold, as Simon explains why he wants to break into the hospital.

Simon: "If I can get River in there I might be able to figure out what they did her at the Academy."

We see shots of River seated in the medical chair, a light shining on her as she is surrounded by "medical" instruments.

We get a close up of a needle or laser tip approaching to a space behind her eye, as wires attached to her skin keep River's eye open.

We see River struggle against the restraints in the chair, then lapse into a shot of River struggling in the arms of Simon as he tries to calm her down.

Simon (whispering): "I'll be able to make the nightmares go away."

Cut to a shot of Simon examining the imaging of River's brain that was created by the scanning machine.

Simon: "They opened up her skull"

Cut to a shot of Mal and Zoe, dressed as orderlies, walking down a staircase inside the medical facility.

Mal: "I wanted in and out. I wanted easy money."

Cut to a shot of the Blue Hand guys walking through the facility.

Zoe (OS): "Things always get a little more complicated."

Cut to a shot of Jayne examining the stolen goods.

Jayne: "The best take ever."

Mal (VO): "Doc had a good notion."

Cut to a shot of Simon talking to River, back on Serenity after the job.

Simon (whispering): "It's time to wake up."

We now shift to scenes from "The Train Job".

We see Inara explaining what is going on as she sorts through a medical kit>

Inara: "It's not always this sort of work. They take the jobs they can get."

Cut to Mal, Jayne, and Zoe in Niska's headquarters.

Mal: "We got word that you might have a job for us."

We see Niska rise from his seat and approach the gang.

Niska: "Yes, an exciting job."

Cut to a shot of the Train Job itself, as we see Jayne lowered into the cargo cabin. We hear automated gunfire whizzing by.

We see a cloud of smoke and flashes of gunfire coming from it.

Cut to Zoe, ducking from the gunfire. She shouts at Jayne.

Zoe: "Go!"

We see Jayne being pulled back up through the roof of the cabin.

Pull out to reveal Serenity flying just over the train. We see the ship pull up and away, carrying Jayne up.

Cut to a scene in the medical bay. We see Jayne, seated on a bed, with Kaylee and Wash standing next to him.

Jayne: "We don't get the goods to Niska on time he'll make meat pies out of the lot of us."

Cut to a shot of Niska's henchman opening a door, as we see a man hanging upside down from the ceiling in the adjacent room.

Cut to Mal explaining what is going on to the rest of the crew in the cargo bay.

Mal: "As far as Niska goes, we'll just have to explain to him the job went south."

Cut to see Niska's henchmen walking up the cargo bay entrance.

Wash: "Now's your chance."

We see Mal kick the main henchman in the chest and then see him get sucked out through the running engine.

Cut to a shot of Niska, explaining details of the job to Mal.

Niska: "Anything goes wrong then things between us, not so solid."

Cut to a reaction shot of Mal.

Finish on a shot of Niska.

ELAPSED TIME - 0:45


Jeff Mejia - Dec 11, 2002 8:35:07 pm PST #45 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the breakdown of the WB promo blurb announcing Angel's move to Wednesday nights:

Narrator: January, Angel moves to a new home - The WB Wednesday.

As a large JANUARY graphic flashes on the screen, we see a shot of the Big Bad Rubber-Suited Satan standing in the alley where Connor was born.

We get a quick close up of BBRSS' eyes, as seen in Cordelia's vision at the end of "Spin the Bottle".

Back to BBRSS in the alley, then cut to a shot of Angel, Gunn, and Fred busting in to Connor's place to help out Connor and Cordelia in "Slouching Towards Bethlehem".

We see a shot of Cordelia crawling backwards in the alley away from BBRSS, after he choked her in "Apocalypse Nowish".

We see a shot of Angel wandering through the corridors of the hotel, sneaking up on Connor getting some of Cordelia's things, in "Supersymmetry".

We finish with a shot of the rain of fire falling from the sky at the end of "Apocalypse Nowish".

ELAPSED TIME - 0:05


Jeff Mejia - Dec 13, 2002 11:02:07 pm PST #46 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the promo breakdown for the next Firefly episode, "Serenity" :

Narrator: Next Friday...

We open with a shot of Serenity coming in for a landing on a planet.

Cut to a shot of Mal with his gun drawn, as he stands in a desert-ish location.

Cut to a close up of Mal, standing inside the cargo hold of Serenity.

Mal: "There's some crime to be done."

Cut to a quick shot of the ship flying through space, then we see a shot of Jayne and Book standing in the cargo hold as Jayne shouts in excitement.

Jayne: "Wohoo!"

We see another shot of the ship flying through space, then cut to a shot of the entire crew walking out the back of the ship down to the ground.

Narrator: See how the crew of Serenity went from renegade outlaws...

We see a shot of Jayne and Mal, in spacesuits, as they open up a cargo hold in space.

Reverse to see a flashlight light up a bunch of cargo boxes.

We see a shot of three space suited people hauling cargo boxes through space towards Serenity.

Cut to a shot from the ground, looking up at Mal as he holds a bag in one hand and a gun in the other, looking down directly at someone where the camera is.

Mal: "I do the job, and then I get paid.."

Cut to a shot of Mal and Wash opening a cargo box, shot from the interior of the box itself.

We see Mal approach an open cargo box as steam or some other gas flows out of it.

Narrator: ...to the galaxy's most unlikely heroes.

Cut to an overhead shot of the open cargo box, where we see a naked River folded up inside it, apparently in some kind of stasis.

Cut to a shot of River (now clothed) laying on a bed.

Cut to a shot of some guy we've never seen before, seated, talking to someone off-camera.

Unknown guy: "That girl's a precious commodity. They'll come after her."

Cut to a shot of ships flying through space.

Cut to a shot of something exploding in the cargo bay, as Simon, in the foreground, raises his arms up in protection.

We see Mal striding up the open cargo door, holstering his gun.

Cut to a shot of Serenity flying though the atmosphere of a planet. We can see the fumes from the exhaust flowing out the back.

Narrator: On a special two-hour Firefly event.

Cut to a shot of a naked woman's (probably Inara) back as she squeezes water out of a sponge to run down the back.

We see a shot of Serenity streaking through space with the Firefly enging kicking in.

Cut to a shot of Mal throwing a punch at somebody off-camera.

Cut to Mal and Jayne in their spacesuits, examining something from space with a flashlight.

Cut to a shot of the ship in space.

Wash (over com): "Captain, we got incoming, Alliance cruiser bearing right down on us."

Cut to a shot of a large Alliance cruiser in space.

Cut to the interior of the Alliance cruiser, with a close up of an Alliance guard.

Cut to Jayne and Mal carrying something between them as the move through space.

Cut to an extreme close up of Mal.

Mal: "Change course."

Cut to a shot of Zoe, standing in the cargo bay.

Zoe: "We're running."

We see a quick shot of Serenity flying in the atmosphere of a planet, with another ship trying to chase it, but the other ship is trailing a lot of black smoke.

Narrator: See how it all began.

Cut to shot of Mal standing in a corridor on the ship.

Mal: "Nobody is going to hurt her."

Cut to a shot of Serenity flying in atmosphere, this time flying right underneath another ship.

Cut to a shot of Zoe aiming a rifle or shotgun as she stands in the cargo bay.

Cut to Mal punching out some henchman.

We see Serenity flying away from an Alliance cruiser in space.

Cut to a shot of Mal puching Simon.

We see a shot of River standing in the medical bay, looking as though she will cry.

Cut to another extreme close up of Mal.

Mal: "Not ever."

We see a shot of Serenity streaking through space, with the Firefly engine lit up.

Narrator: An all-new Firefly...

We see Kaylee running down a corridor.

Cut to a shot of Wash struggling with the controls of the ship.

We see the ship streaking through the atmosphere.

We get a quick shot of River's eye.

We see River struggle with the restraints of the chair they had her strapped in for "experiments".

We see River screaming as she gets up from a bed in the medical ward.

River: "Ahh!"

Cut to the cast shot.

Narrator: ...8, 7 Central next Friday on FOX.

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Jeff Mejia - Dec 13, 2002 11:39:27 pm PST #47 of 121
"Don't think of yourself as an organic pain collector racing towards oblivion." Dogbert to Dilbert

Here is the breakdown of the previously on for tonight's Firefly episode, "Objects In Space":

(Book) Previously...

We open with a shot of Serenity flying through space near a red planet.

Cut to a shot of the two blue hand guys as they show River's picture to someone, from "The Train Job".

Book (OS): "The Alliance had her in that institution for a purpose, whatever it was, and they will want her back."

Cut to shots of the experiments on River. We see white-coated people examining her.

Cut to a shot of River strapped in the operating chair.

We see a shot of the laser or needle approach behind River's eye.

We get glimpses of River's face with electrodes potruding from open wounds on the face.

Back to shots of the white-coated examiners.

Cut to a shot of the blue hand guys walking through the medical facility, searching for River, from "Ariel".

River (OS): "It'll never stop."

Cut to a shot of River, seated next to the mess table.

Shift over to Mal, explaining what's been going on with River and Simon, from "Out of Gas".

Mal: "Fresh warrant for your arrest came up over the Core text."

Cut to a reaction shot of Simon, seated next to his birthday cake.

We see Simon in the cargo bay, explaining his caper to the rest of the crew, from "Ariel".

Simon: "If I can get River in there I might be able to figure out what they did to her at the Academy."

Cut to a shot of the fake medical transport landing near the medical facility.

We see a wide shot of River on the imaging table, and Simon looking at the images that were generated as Jayne looks on.

Simon: "They opened up her skull and they cut into her brain."

Cut to a side shot, with Simon in the foreground and Jayne in the background, as Simon realizes what's happened to River.

Simon: "She feels everything."

Cut to Jayne talking to Mal and Zoe in the mess area.

Jayne: "Life would look to be simpler us not carrying any fugees."

We see a close up reaction shot of Zoe and Mal.

Cut to a shot of Simon struggling to restrain River.

Jayne: "The girl's a problem."

Cut to the scene where River slashes Jayne across the chest with a knife.

Move to Jayne talking into a communications panel in the medical facility.

Jayne: "You got my reward?"

Cut to some guards charging to where Jayne, Simon, and River are as they try to sneak out of the medical facility.

Marshals: "Federal marshals. Don't move."

Cut to Mal and Jayne in the cargo bay, near the end of "Ariel". Mal slugs Jayne across the head with a wrench.

Reverse to see Jayne slump to the floor, unconscious.

Reverse back to see Mal, holding the wrench and looking down at Jayne. He tosses the wrench aside.

Cut to Mal standing at the window to the cargo bay, as we see Jayne on the other side of it (the outside, looking in).

Mal: "You turn on any of my crew, you turn on me."

Zoom in to a close up of Jayne through the window.

Jayne: "I got stupid. The money was too good."

Cut to scenes from "War Stories".

We see Kaylee pinned down by gunfire as she freezes in action.

We then cut to the shot where River, with her eyes closed, waves Kaylee's gun around and picks off all three guys with only three shots.

Cut to Kaylee's reaction as she gets up to look and see that the shooters have been picked off.

Kaylee gets up and moves next to River.

Cut to a side shot, with Kaylee in the foreground, as River leans over and tells Kaylee:

River: "No power in the 'verse can stop me."

Cut to Kaylee's stunned reaction as she turns to look at River.

We finish with a shot of both of the girls standing still.

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