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Old December 28th, 2005, 01:12 PM   #1
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Joss Whedon created a new series for Fox with Firefly, an action-packed fusion of the science-fiction and western genres. The series cult popularity created enough buzz for a theatrical movie to be made.

Cast:

Nathan Fillion ... Capt. Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoe Washburne
Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Book

Set five hundred years in the future, FIREFLY depicts a troubled world after a massive universal civil war. The resulting power party, the Alliance, control everyone and everything, except for Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and the crew of his spaceship, Serenity. As the Alliance continues to wreak havoc on the world, Malcolm does what he can to restore order to his surroundings.

Episodes:

1-01 20 Dec 02 Serenity (1)
1-02 20 Dec 02 Serenity (2)
1-03 20 Sep 02 The Train Job
1-04 27 Sep 02 Bushwhacked
1-05 01 Nov 02 Shindig
1-06 08 Nov 02 Safe
1-07 04 Oct 02 Our Mrs. Reynolds
1-08 18 Oct 02 Jaynestown
1-09 25 Oct 02 Out of Gas
1-10 15 Nov 02 Ariel
1-11 06 Dec 02 War Stories
1-12 UNAIRED Trash
1-13 UNAIRED The Message
1-14 UNAIRED Heart of Gold
1-15 13 Dec 02 Objects in Space

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F-01 30 Sep 05 Serenity
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Old January 20th, 2007, 04:12 PM   #2
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FWIW I run a podcast about Firefly, called Firefly Talk, at www.fireflytalk.com. Have had some good interviews over the past year and lots of articles about the 'verse. It's currently bi-weekly.
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Old January 20th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #3
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No wonder I missed this series. The whole time it was on the air, I was deployed to Afghanistan. I love the movie, though. Too bad they squashed the sequel before it got started.
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Old January 28th, 2007, 01:21 AM   #4
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Yeah I know. The series and the movie are like the greatest thing. Watch them all regularly.
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I missed the airing because I worked nights. Got the movie for Christmas 05, got the DVD for Christmas 06. Can't understand why it didn't last a season. Its by far the best sci-fi I've seen.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #6
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No Support from FOX...
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We can only hope that Joss Wheddon can gain control of the series and get it on another network. He's working at it. It's still his favorite project to date as far as I've read. I wish him the best of luck.

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Old July 28th, 2008, 01:09 PM   #8
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I've heard so much about firefly, and yes... sadly I have not seen a single episode so I 'm going to have to break down and get the dvd collection!
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I've heard so much about firefly, and yes... sadly I have not seen a single episode so I 'm going to have to break down and get the dvd collection!

It's very well worth it.. I was a late-comer to the "browncoat" party as well but, you know the saying.... better late than never.

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Old August 2nd, 2008, 03:46 AM   #10
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I have yet to watch it .. well saw one episode ... but when tit was on i was working so that is that ,, the film looked great but I did not want to see it before seen the complete show .. so I can learn who is who .

Love the ship .. and Sean's Kennedy's mesh .. Warrior did a super image of the Ship over Mars and still get comment on over at Foundation3d after its been posted there for a few months
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 07:43 AM   #11
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I have yet to watch it .. well saw one episode ... but when tit was on i was working so that is that ,, the film looked great but I did not want to see it before seen the complete show .. so I can learn who is who .

Love the ship .. and Sean's Kennedy's mesh .. Warrior did a super image of the Ship over Mars and still get comment on over at Foundation3d after its been posted there for a few months
Definitely, watch the episodes BEFORE watching the Serenity movie.

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I thought so .. to be honest the one I saw did not inspire me .. but I will give it a chance
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 10:36 AM   #13
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Yeah, I did it the other way around and it was weird. Though I loved Serenity the first time I saw it, there are so many things that happen in it that make more sense if you've seen the episodes.

Not to take anything away from the movie, but I actually like the show better. Even though there are only a handful of episodes, it's one of the best shows I've ever seen. And I owe it all to 3DGladiators. If I'd never come here, I might not have ever even heard of Firefly (though I probably would've by now) and, even if I had, might not have tried it.

@Taranis: you've gotta watch the series in order to get a true appreciation for it. That's probably why it didn't last, Fox ran it in a FUBAR order.
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It was only shown here once . missed ever episode bar the one ..
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Old August 15th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #15
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If you've never seen it check places like Hulu.com, their TV section to watch them. Or, Fancast.com may also have them.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #16
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I absolutely loved this show.

I just have to say the following;

1) Anybody know what was up with Book and what he used to do for the Alliance. Personally I think he used to do the same job as 'The Operative' fromt he movie Serenity.

2) Jewel Staite and Summer Glau are Very Hot I am Soooo Glad they got back to our screens so quickly

3) Given this show is set in a future with a society dominated by Anglo-American and Chinese culture and language how come we didn't see more Chinese Characters.

Also can I ask, is it wrong that I often found myself rooting for the Allliance rather than the crew of the Serenity.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 06:25 PM   #17
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Ha, Ha, yes, I always assumed that Book had been an Operative, perhaps past his prime, he had been place in a management position, and then the realization of what the operatives actually were, so he left and joined the Monastery.

Yes they are!

I often wondered that myself!

Yes, it is wrong! lol
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Probably the reason for less Chinese people on the show was because it was a show filmed in the United States and I don't know how easy Chinese-American guest stars and extras are to come by. A lot of guest stars and extras you see in shows in the U.S. are either Caucasian or African-American.
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Firefly rocks! best Series + Movie ever ..a shame there will be no more :-(
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Yeah. Fox wanted another 'Buffy the vampire slayer' so they pretty much gave Joss Whedon a blank check and told him to make them another hit. Firefly was the result. But unfortunately the Fox execs wanted another campy 'buffy' type show, which Firefly certainly wasn't, so the displeased Fox execs did their best to sabotage Firefly so it's ratings would tank (the episodes were aired out of order, and not all were even aired) So they'd have an excuse to kill the show. Which worked.

Serenity was only produced to try and capitalise on the shows cult popularity after it refused to die.

Them killing Wash still pisses me off though.

This show likely could have become a long running Star Trek type franchise if the Fox execs hadn't had their heads up their asses. :p And this is still one of my favourite shows to this day.
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Yeah, I don't get Fox sometimes. To hear Joss Whedon tell it, they practically begged him to do another series. However, when he didn't produce the one they wanted him to, they torpedoed the series. But, they're morons like that.
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Probably one of most boneheaded moves they've ever made if you ask me.
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It's on the list. It seems like every time they actually start a Sci-Fi show I like on that station, it inevitably gets cancelled. Meanwhile, crap like The Simpsons has been on the air for far too long, IMO.
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Definitely one of my favorite shows. Here's a quick animation test I did in Lightwave 2015.3 using hypervoxels/particle emitters for the Firefly "burst" thrust mode.

https://youtu.be/Z9is--BKjOs
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Definitely one of my favorite shows. Here's a quick animation test I did in Lightwave 2015.3 using hypervoxels/particle emitters for the Firefly "burst" thrust mode.

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