Austin hosted one of the ten previews tonight for Serenity
at the Gateway. We arrived at 8:30, earlier than we had planned for the 10 p.m. show. Still, we were in the back third of the line. Once inside, Nathan Fillion and Ron Glass surprised the enthusiastic audience. After the film, they stayed for more than an hour answering questions and signing autographs. Joss Whedon had taped an intro to set up the film and rev the fans up even more.
As for the film, it is all that a Firefly fan
could want. The preview was a nearly complete cut with a only a few sound and visual effects remaining to be completed. I'm not going to reveal any spoilers, but they did a great job of setting up the universe and tackling River's story. I'm looking forward to seeing the final version in September.
Now, it's time for sleep.