Yes, Firefly is linked! This totally makes my day!
I know, and "Serenity" is here and everything!
Even if feature films are not yet on the grid... (emphasis mine)
OMG partial victory! *loves*
Also, this update fills me with glee. Glee!
Really? Emphasis yours? ;-)
~Other features that link: "The X-Files" film (of course), "The Nanny" crossed over with "This Is Spinal Tap" and it could be argued that the original Buffy feature film tells the back story of Joss Whedon's series - maybe.~
Speaking of 'The Nanny'... how do you two feel about connecting the Tommy Westphall to TV variety show sketches?
Specifically, I'm referring to the appearance of Dan Aykroyd as the buttcrack-baring refrigerator repairman in a cameo on 'The Nanny'. It was the same character he played in one of the "Nerds" sketches on 'Saturday Night Live'.
For Toobworld purposes, we'd accept it; but then like the real universe, we're just big and sloppy. But knowing how tightly you protect your concept, I was just curious.....
We react badly to sketches :-)
...and to The Simpsons, apparently, which has crossed over with The X-Files, and This Is Spinal Tap (among others).
If you're allowing feature films connected to the grid only by the /name/ of a fictional corporation (imagine what links you'd get if you allowed links via the name of Real corporations? Or real persons?) why not cartoons? And then... There's that mythical (I say mythical only because I've never seen it...) great crossover episode of... Was it Flaming Carrot? So perhaps comic books should stay out. :)
Well real companies and real people kinda defeat the purpose. Why not real towns and real countries! Then everything is a part of Tommy's Mind. Case closed. No fun.
Cartoons are out because they don't really play by the same rules as live action series - so it's harder to know what to include and what to leave out. The line gets blurred and then you're letting everything in.
Same with comic books.
So live action ongoing narrative TV series remain the sole focus.
What about US Robotics? That was a fictional corporation before it was a real corporation...
Do we have a chronology of the events in the Tommy Westphall Universe? The recent addition of shows that take place in the far future (the Star Treks, Firefly, Battlestar) have made me curious about the events that happen in each show in relationship to each other.
2005-10-02 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: Timeline of the Tommyverse
Oh, yes, that's what I need - more Tommy-related madness! ;-)
Enterprise is set approx 150 years in our future
Classic Trek another 150 years beyond that
Next Gen, Deep Space Nine and Voyager another 80-90 years beyond that
Firefly is nominally set 500 years in the future but there are no references to actual years - none that are canonical, that is
Battlestar Galactica is set in an indeterminate time period in another part of the Galaxy.
So they don't really conflict too much - except in Trek there are aliens and in the other two series there are not!
'Buckaroo Banzai' was (technically) already in via Star Trek: TNG, where one of the ships had a quote from Buckaroo Banzai himself on the engine or the bridge or somesuch, establishing Dr. Banzai as a "real" person in the ST universe. I forget the specifics, but it's in the Buckaroo Banzai FAQ, which is readily Googled.
You are right - wherever you go, there you are. But Buckaroo is connected to Trek via Yoyodyne anyway - which is how Trek and Angel are in the universe (via John Larroquette which also includes Yoyodyne).
2007-08-14 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm curious what everyone else thinks of this.
As mentioned in the wikipedia page on the miniseries, Battlestar Galactica featured not just a Firefly-class ship, but also an Enterprise. It's a heck of a lot harder to see, so it's no wonder that Poobala didn't notice it, but it's there.
Well we've already got the Star Trek franchise in by other means - and the Firefly ship is pretty significant.