Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.
Serenity encounters a ruthlessly professional bounty hunter, Jubal Early, who will stop at nothing to retrieve River. But River, feeling unwelcome on the ship, takes a novel approach to escaping from...
When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.
Edward James Olmos,
Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds is a former galactic war veteran who is the captain of the transport ship "Serenity". Mal and his crew, ensign Zoe Alleyne Washburne; Zoe's husband, pilot Hoban 'Wash' Washburne; muscular mercenary Jayne Cobb; young mechanic Kaylee Frye; former Alliance medical officer Simon Tam; his disturbed teenage sister River (both on the run from the interplanetary government "The Alliance"); the beautiful courtesan Inara Serra; and preacher Shepherd Book do any jobs, legal or illegal, they can find as the Serenity crew travels across the outskirts of outer space. Written by
Some of the weapons used in the series were contemporary with the time of production and chosen based on their somewhat futuristic look. No modifications were made by the prop department to either disguise them or make them look more futuristic. Alliance soldiers are seen carrying British L85A2 rifles and Heckler & Koch MP5s, both in variant models. The Browncoats are seen using Heckler & Koch G36 rifles. See more »
The Chinese characters for "Blue Sun" change from throughout the series. On Jayne's T-shirt, "Blue Sun" is Qing Ri, but in logo signs, it's Lan Ri. In ancient China, as well as Japan, green and blue were seen as different shades of the same color. The character Qing was used to represent both green and blue. In modern China, Lan is the character used for blue. See more »
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Loved it? Well, you don't need convincing.
Fox did an incredible disservice to this show by showing the episodes out
order. They still made sense on a very low level, i.e., there weren't a
of plot points that were part of the continuing arc that ended up being
of order in the order they were aired, but this show is so much better if
you see it in the order intended. In the aired episodes, characters would
sometimes do things that either seemed out of character or really weird,
sometimes even just boring, that make so much more sense on the DVDs, even
though there's a grand total of one scene (and only about 3 lines of that
scene) that's different between the DVD and the aired version.
That said, this show is the most innovative thing I've ever seen on TV,
despite its mistreatment. It has nine main characters, all of which are
fairly well developed in the pilot episode, who then grow and change but
remain true to their characters as originally conceived throughout the
of the series. I could talk about the incredible attention to detail for
the special effects, etc., but special effects are getting really good, so
that doesn't really set this apart from a lot of movies out there. The
concept seems odd at first, but is amazingly well done, with each world
go to having its own quirks, charms and dangers, but it always comes back
the characters and their relationships with each other.
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