Firefly

Firefly

The Complete Series

DVD - 2003
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The future is nothing like you've imagined. Neither are its heroes.

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isaachar
Jul 23, 2017

Let me start by saying I really liked Firefly. It had an incredible cast, outstanding writing (as always with Whedon), and was an altogether fun show. When it first aired, it was something new and fresh, and until Westworld it was the only sci-fi western television series that became an instant cult classic with the masses. I was saddened when it was cancelled, and disappointed that it never made it back on air aside from the (extremely good) movie Serenity.

Here's where I diverge from most other fans: Even when it first aired, I couldn't shake the feeling that the crew of the Serenity were not really the 'heroes', or even 'anti heroes'. They were more like 'the badguys that occasionally do good things'. Anti-villains. It's been discussed on end by countless blogs and podcasts, but the analogies of the brownshirts to the confederacy was the first thing that came to mind when I first read about the show. In addition, the actions of the galactic alliance 'badguys' seem to make a lot more sense when looked at objectively. The 'good guy' outer brownshirt settlements still practiced slavery, were not as technologically advanced, and were constantly subject to competing warlords. They had no formal education system and looked at those who were educated with disdain. Meanwhile, the alliance was creating telepaths, hiring mercenaries, controlling interstellar commerce, and enforcing a brutal semi caste-based stability, true. That said, it makes sense that a society made up of refugees trying to prevent another civilizational collapse would do most of those things.

Anyway, thats my take. It was still a great show and I'd love a reboot all the same.

AL_JEREMIAH Dec 01, 2016

This is an amazing sci-fi tv-series with smart stories and great acting. If you like any of Joss Whedon's other work, you'll love this. I've watched it 3 times!

TSCPL_KyleM Jun 01, 2016

This has been recommended to me over and over through the years and I'm not sure why I never checked it out but I'm going to put this one under "Better Late than Never" - This is a great series... works on every level - action, humor, great characters, witty banter, intriguing relationships and a unique blending of the western/sci-fi genres - Now I will join the legions of people disappointed in its quick cancellation!

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mifearon
Sep 19, 2015

The Firefly series ran for only 14 episodes in 2002-3,
but there is a movie "Serenity", released in 2005,
that provides more ending to the series,
which was canceled very abruptly:
https://smcl.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1656279076_serenity#bib_info

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Dahila
Aug 08, 2015

Love this and will always love to see it that one more time I always tell myself. Browncoats Forever!

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Kagamusha
Jul 14, 2015

Great Sci-Fi/Western Fun! I can't believe it was cancelled after one short season (way to go, Fox). "Extant" has more episodes; so sad. Everyone was very good and also very young! Especially Nathan, Morena & Summer. I loved the actress who played Kaylee, and Baldwin is always fun. And what a young backside on Castle. Well worth watching.

ezaminpaima Jun 09, 2015

A cult classic! You must watch this if a) you love Joss Whedon, b) you are a big fan of sci-fi, and c) you enjoy creative alternative futures.

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Blue_Buffalo_12
Jan 23, 2015

Best show in the 'verse, hands down.

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aridge
Dec 25, 2014

The absolute Best show ever. This was the first Whedon show I watched & now I hope that he never dies. There is no way to describe this show which can possibly explain how Amazing this is. The most superb writing, perfectly cast actors, brilliant characters. It's a Space Western, in the best possible way.

marktim Oct 29, 2014

one of my favourite shows of all time. think mashing a western with sci-fi and throwing in dashes of humour, romance, and the usual marks of a great joss whedon classic. watch this entire series before watching the follow up movie, Serenity.

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PearlyKayAm1
Feb 10, 2015

Other: Some of the coarse language is in Chinese, the show is 99.9% in English. There are little bits of Chinese here and there (hardly noticeable) because 500 years from now Joss Whedon felt that the Americans and Chinese (because of population/world power) would be the reigning superpowers so those would be considered the 2 main languages.

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jellobird1
Mar 17, 2013

Coarse Language: most is in Chinese but there are occasionally some in English too

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jellobird1
Mar 17, 2013

Sexual Content: one of the main characters is a "companion" . There is some partial nudity as well.

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jellobird1
Mar 17, 2013

Violence: alllllll the time (but usually not gory)

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TSCPL_KyleM Jun 01, 2016

Mal: "Next time you want to stab me in the back, have the guts to do it to my face."

TSCPL_KyleM Jun 01, 2016

Jayne: "Let's go be bad guys!"

TSCPL_KyleM Jun 01, 2016

Mal: "I swear by my pretty floral bonnet, I will end you."

I call 'er Vera.

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