I beg you to go see this film when it hits the theaters in September. You will not be disappointed.
And if you've never seen Firefly before, then here's your homework assignment from DOOMstructor: borrow the DVD set off somebody and watch the series. Or just buy it yourself, because chances are that's what you're going to do anyway after you watch a couple of episodes.
We had a lot of fun at the advance screening. Everyone looked great. We weren't the only dorks who dressed up, either- there were several other girls in Mandarin dresses, and a couple of people were wearing orange yarn hats with earflaps. ;) Before the movie started, a big banner/birthday card to Joss Whedon got passed around for everyone in the theater to sign. And just before the movie, Joss appeared (onscreen, not in real life unfortunately) to thank us Firefly fans for bringing about what should have been impossible.
Okay, I'm done fangirling. Back in Massachusetts today to teach, and I'm much looking forward to finishing up here. =)