July 27th, 2009

The Kiss

Talk about your seals of approval! Yesterday, as San Diego Comic-Con ’09 started winding down, Nathan Fillion did one of his trademark unannounced appearances at the California Browncoats’ booth to help promote the charities he supports, including Kids Need To Read.

The CaBC’s booth just happened to be next to ours and, after signing a bunch of stuff and walking a line of fans that stretched around the back wall of the show hall (taking pictures and shaking hands along the way), Nathan looped back to… our table!

Seemed he heard about this project to build a replica of “his ship” and wanted to inspect the results. He held her up, examining her carefully. We turned on the lights and he got a big smile on his face. And then he looked in the cockpit and saw all the BDHs – including himself – rendered in miniature on the bridge. And that’s when he kissed Serenity right on the nose – in front of thousands of Browncoats.

“That’s incredible,” he said, smiled again, and gently laid her back in her cradle.

This website has talked at some length about the years of intensive labor that went into creating The Big Damn Replica. It’s hard to imagine a better reward for that labor than a moment like this!

Special thanks to Brooks Powers for pictures and Beth Nelson for helping coax Nathan in our general direction. Best. Show team. Ever!


16 Responses to “The Kiss”

  1. William Pace says:

    A better endorsement would be hard to find.

  2. Styrofoam Guy says:

    That is excellent and as you said worth all the effort you have gone through.

  3. Sean Kennedy says:

    That’s just too damn sweet. Nathan is such a cool fellow.

  4. john vaughan says:

    Wow, really gives some scope to her size.

  5. Tim Tam says:

    I hope I can do the same one day.

  6. Mechamaniac says:

    So…does that mean that she’ll be removable from her base?

  7. Conradical says:

    Just look at that chiseled jaw!

    That is a very big, and REALLY impressive model!

  8. Atom says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it looks like he is, um, ‘hitting it’?

  9. admin says:

    Mechamaniac – Yes, it is removable from the stand. The power cord plugs into the bottom of the cargo bay, but it’s just a plug, so you can pull it out easily.

  10. Big Bear aka Mark evans says:

    Nathon is so cool. I think the time was well worth the end result. To the builders of Serenity, This ship is beyond everything I could have imagined. You guys rock.

  11. Jim in St. Louis says:

    How long is that power cord? I am planning on putting her on a shelf on the wall. I can pick a location based on the cord length.

  12. john vaughan says:

    Ya, good question there Jim. Just how long is that cord? I’m going to put her in the hall with all the other Serenity and Firefly things I have gathered over the last few years. Wife and I call it Serenity Hall. God, are we geeks or what?

  13. werewolf123 says:

    Did he kiss it like a lover or a mother, or a brother? What is the captains relationship to his ship?

  14. BreakAtmo says:

    I can think of but one form of feedback better than this, and that is all 9 Big Damn Heroes at the booth, fighting over the chance to hold the BDR. But this is supremely awesome.

  15. Matt says:

    This is OUTstanding! Great to see the pix of Nathan and of “his” ship! I just stumbled onto this site, so please tell me … how do I get one of these fantastic models?

  16. Boochydog says:

    Updates on the Big Damn Serenity are few and far between. Please let us know soon about price and purchase options. Please? :)

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