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"Serenity" Fan Documentary "Done the Impossible" is finished !

Friday 14 July 2006, by Webmaster

Done the Impossible has gone Gold Master!! Comic Con screening & soundtrack announcements.

And now the news you’ve all been waiting for... Done The Impossible has gone Gold Master!

Actually we went gold on Monday night, but we’ve all been trying to get some sleep and some "normal" work done since then. Surprise, surprise, we massively underestimated the amount of effort it would take to get through the final push, but it’s done. Actually, in truth, it was a combination of underestimating the work and constantly trying to improve and perfect the final product. The DTI crew along with a bunch of our friends and family and the crew of Rivetal worked nearly 24 hours a day for the last two weeks. I myself had maybe 20 hours of sleep total in a period of 10 days. I’m still feeling the after effects.

We truly believe that you will enjoy the final product, we weren’t kidding when we said that the DVD would have more special features than the Firefly and Serenity DVDs combined. This DVD is PACKED with content. On the DVD-ROM* alone, there are over 6000 synced events including searchable script, commentary and all 5 hours of bonus video; synced factoids, ’verse dictionary terms hyper-linked from the live transcript, and biographies of dozens of fans and cast and crew of Firefly / Serenity. I can say with a fair amount of confidence, that the DVD-ROM of Done The Impossible, is arguably one of the most media rich highly interactive DVD-ROMs ever created.*

And on the main DVD part of the disc, we have the 80 minute documentary (of course), the interactive timeline (which took me, Jeremy, 4 months to create and program), Trivia Quiz, ’Verse Dictionary, Commentary, Tribute to Lux, What is Firefly? - Read by Jewel Staite and much more including 5 unbelievable easter eggs.

So for the record, we will be getting discs back just in time for Comic Con (probably to the hour). We will be taking a few hundred copies with us to the con, and back at home, at the same time, we will begin shipping the DVD pre-orders in the order in which they were placed.

Here are some screenshots and a video: Main Menu, Bonus Menu, Interactive Timeline, Music Menu, IVEX DVD-ROM, Animation Main Menu to Scene Selection (QuickTime).

The final version of Done the Impossible will be shown at Comic Con Saturday night at 8p in room 6B. We will also be showing off the DVD special features, and having a short Q&A. Done the Impossible T-Shirts, Posters, Soundtrack CDs will also be available at the Browncoat table.

We are formally announcing the immediate availability of the official Done the Impossible soundtrack. With music from Rob Kuhlman, Emerald Rose, Broddingnagian Bards, The Bedlam Bards, Dan Sehane, Michelle Dockrey and Tony Fabris. Full details coming soon, as was mentioned above, the soundtrack will be available for purchase at the Comic Con Browncoat table, and on our website as soon as we return.

* For those not clear about the difference between DVD and DVD-ROM, I will explain now: DVD is the experience you get when you put a DVD disc in your set-top DVD player. However, DVD players aren’t very technologically sophisticated compared to a modern computer, so in addition to the DVD, we also put a bunch of files (2.5 Gigs worth to be exact) that only a computer (Mac or PC) can work with on same disc. Thus if you put the DVD into your computer and launch the program "Start IVEX DVD-ROM", you get a completely new, and far more sophisticated experience.