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"Firefly" (2002) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2002-2003

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Firefly: Season 1: Episode 14 -- What starts out as a nice day at a space station goes very wrong when Mal and Zoe receive the corpse of their old war buddy in the mail.
Firefly: Season 1: Episode 13 -- Mal has to make a tough choice in whether he should trust Saffron when she offers the Serenity crew an opportunity to make a lot of money on a risky job.
Firefly: Season 1: Episode 9 -- Tensions begin to run high on board the Serenity when Wash finds himself feeling threatened by the closeness between Mal and Zoe.
Firefly: Season 1: Episode 8 -- On return to Ariel, Simon hires the crew out to smuggle River into a hospital so Simon can figure out what the Alliance did to her.
Firefly: Season 1: Episode 5 -- The Serenity engine explodes, leaving the crew low on oxygen and adrift in deep space.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
20 September 2002 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Meet the most spaced-out crew in the galaxy.
Plot:
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. Full summary »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Could have been great See more (643 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 9 of 14)

Nathan Fillion ... Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Gina Torres ... Zoë Washburne (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Summer Glau ... River Tam (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Ron Glass ... Shepherd Book (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
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Series Directed by
Joss Whedon (3 episodes, 2002)
Vern Gillum (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tim Minear (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Writing credits
Joss Whedon (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tim Minear (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ben Edlund (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jose Molina (2 episodes, 2002-2003)

Series Produced by
Gareth Davies .... producer / line producer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lisa Lassek .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tim Minear .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brian Wankum .... associate producer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Joss Whedon .... executive producer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ben Edlund .... producer (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Original Music by
Greg Edmonson (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Boyd (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Film Editing by
Sunny Hodge (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lisa Lassek (5 episodes, 2002)
John Peter Bernardo (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Casting by
Anya Colloff (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Production Design by
Carey Meyer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Art Direction by
Colin De Rouin (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Set Decoration by
David A. Koneff (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Costume Design by
Shawna Trpcic (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jill M. Ohanneson (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Makeup Department
Tina Hoffman .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ron Pipes .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Diana Acrey .... key hair stylist / hair department head (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Camille Calvet .... key makeup artist / makeup artist (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Allan B. Holt .... makeup effects lab technician (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kerry Mendenhall .... key hair stylist (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robert Hall .... special makeup effects: Almost Human (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mary Kay Morse .... key make-up artist / key makeup artist (2 episodes, 2002)

Christopher Burdett .... special makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Leo Corey Castellano .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Jason Collins .... supervisor: Almost Human, Inc. (unknown episodes)
Jake Garber .... makeup artist / special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Roxane Griffin .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Margie Latinopoulos .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Debbie Mezera .... office manager: Almost Human Inc (unknown episodes)
James Ojala .... special makeup effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Michael Cedar .... unit production manager (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Athena Alexander .... second assistant director (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jana Ludwigova .... second second assistant director (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ellen Marie Blum .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tony Schwartz .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Brenda Kalosh .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 2002)

John P. Aguirre .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lisa Chu .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
Ellen Rosentreter .... dga trainee (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Tammy DeRuiter .... painter (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Steven Fidler .... construction coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Dylan J. Hay Chapman .... graphic artist (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Stella Starlight .... art department coordinator / graphic designer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Keith A. Cuba .... lead person (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
David Goldstein .... paint foreman (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Randy Eriksen .... property master (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jeffrey Moore .... property master (2 episodes, 2003)

Banner Agundez .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Will Batts .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Ron Cobb .... conceptual artist (unknown episodes)
Skip Crank .... property master (unknown episodes)
Rick Heyer .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Happy Nakamura .... property assistant (unknown episodes)
David Saltzman .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Val Wilt .... general foreman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Cleary .... sound effects editor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Robert Guastini .... dialogue editor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Mike Marchain .... supervising adr editor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
David Yaffe .... production sound mixer / production sound designer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Deb Adair .... sound re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bill Jackson .... re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tom Perry .... re-recording mixer (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Devendra Damon Cleary .... boom operator (11 episodes, 2002)
Kevin McCullough .... sound effects editor (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Joe Barnett .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2002)
Fred Tator .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2002)
Mathew Waters .... re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 2002)

Susan Cahill .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Kevin Hyde .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Brian D. Lucas .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Steven Morrow .... sound mixer: second unit (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
David Marten .... special effects technician (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bruce Minkus .... special effects coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Loni Peristere .... visual effects supervisor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Emile Edwin Smith .... visual/digital effects supervisor / digital effects supervisor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lee Stringer .... digital artist / CGI supervisor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bryan Whitaker .... digital artist (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Justin Ball .... senior systems engineer: Zoic Studios (10 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kyle Toucher .... visual effects artist / animator / ... (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
David R. Morton .... digital artist (2 episodes, 2002-2003)

Raoul Bolognini .... visual effects coordinator (unknown episodes)
Brent Burpee .... systems engineer (unknown episodes)
Aram Granger .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Jon-Marc Kortsch .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Errol Lanier .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Michael D. Leone .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
Mark Lipsmeyer .... digital artist: Zoic Studios (unknown episodes)
John McGinley .... visual effects modeler (unknown episodes)
Jose Perez .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Kevin Quattro .... digital artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Nick Brandon .... stunt coordinator (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Paul Anthony Scott .... stunt double: Nathan Fillion (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Todd Warren .... stunts (4 episodes, 2002-2003)
Regina McKee Redwing .... stunts (4 episodes, 2002)
Scott Workman .... stunts (3 episodes, 2002-2003)
Andy Dylan .... stunts (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Gaines .... stunts (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Lin Oeding .... stunts (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Craig Appel .... equestrian / utility stunts (2 episodes, 2002)
Chris Daniels .... utility stunts (2 episodes, 2002)
Peewee Piemonte .... stunts (2 episodes, 2002)

Cheryl Bermeo .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Charlie Brewer .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Ken Clark .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
John Dixon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Brian Duffy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Roel Failma .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Bryan Friday .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Giaquinto .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Mike Gunther .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jes Hellwege .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nicola C. Hindshaw .... stunt double: Jewel Staite / utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Mark Kubr .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Cheryl Lawson .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Larry A. Lee .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Will Leong .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Christopher Leps .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael Li .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Sam Maloof .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Mike Massa .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Caryn Mower .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gloria O'Brien .... stunts (unknown episodes)
J.J. Perry .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Marcus Salgado .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Christie Sanders .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Felipe Savahge .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Paul E. Short .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Tim Sitarz .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Clark Tucker .... utility stunts (unknown episodes)
Jim Vickers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gary J. Wayton .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Lee Whittaker .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Allen D. Easton .... camera operator / camera operator: "a" camera (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tom Hutchinson .... second assistant camera (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Dennis L. Peterson .... chief lighting technician (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bubba Sheffield .... key grip / key rigger (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Chris Stanman .... electrician (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jonas Steadman .... first assistant camera: a (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Josh Stancil .... rigging grip (7 episodes, 2002)
Mark Soucie .... lighting technician (4 episodes, 2002)

Gregory Beard .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Brian Cantrell .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Keith Davis .... electrician (unknown episodes)
Ron Eisenberg .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Samuel Fischer .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Chris Lewis .... rigging gaffer (unknown episodes)
Dan Ming .... additional first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
James Stiritz .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Troy White .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Lonnie Hamerman .... casting associate (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting assistant (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jennifer Fishman .... casting by (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Amy McIntyre Britt .... casting by (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Anya Colloff .... casting by (6 episodes, 2002)

Lee A. Miles .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julia Gombert .... head ager/dyer (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

Jayme Bohn .... assistant costume designer (unknown episodes)
Susi Campos .... set costumer (unknown episodes)
Philip Maldonado .... costumer (unknown episodes)
Lawrence Quon .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Aaron Miller .... post-production coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Nathan Draper .... post-production assistant (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sam Bollinger .... assistant editor (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Marilyn Moore .... assistant editor (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
 
Series Music Department
Tim Isle .... music editor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

David Klotz .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Bob Ellis .... transportation coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2003)

John Magoo McGivern .... transportation captain (unknown episodes)
Beau Reed .... transportation co-captain (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
John J. Gray .... assistant: Tim Minear (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Neil Levin .... script coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Stacey Levin .... head publicist (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Elyse Allyn Ramsdell .... production coordinator (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jain Sekuler .... script supervisor (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Kelly Wheeler .... assistant: Gareth Davies (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Michael Boretz .... assistant: Joss Whedon (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Cheryl Cain .... story editor (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jenny Lynn .... translator: Chinese (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Jose Molina .... executive story editor (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
James E. Williams .... production auditor (13 episodes, 2002-2003)
Peter M. Robarts .... location manager (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Tony Rudenko .... programming: computer graphics / computer graphics programmer (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
Sam Greenmun .... spacesuit design/fabrication/set technician (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
Stephen Alexander .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2002)
Anne Fletcher .... choreography / choreography by (3 episodes, 2002)
Robert Earl Craft .... location manager (2 episodes, 2003)

Ted Bayard .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
Tami Fernholz .... payroll accountant (unknown episodes)
Ryan Ford .... assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
Steve Karnes .... weapons armorer (unknown episodes)
Shaun McNally .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Jim Roberts .... medic (unknown episodes)
Caroline Vandenberg .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Firefly: The Series" - USA (long title)
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Runtime:
44 min
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Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Singapore:M18 | UK:12 (12 episodes) | UK:PG (2 episodes)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Morena Baccarin's character Inara is named for a goddess worshiped by the Hittite (Hurrian) Empire of what is now Turkey, circa 1800-1200 BC. Inara was the goddess of the wild animals of the steppe and daughter of the Storm-god Teshub/Tarhunt. She is analogous to the Greek Artemis and the Roman Diana.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
Quotes:
opening song:Take my love, take my land / Take me where I cannot stand / I don't care, I'm still free / You can't take the sky from me / Take me out to the black / Tell 'em I ain't comin' back / Burn the land and boil the sea / You can't take the sky from me / There's no place I can be / Since I found serenity / But you can't take the sky from meSee more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
The Ballad of SerenitySee more »

FAQ

So, what exactly is the deal with Shepherd Book?
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What is The Verse?
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1130 out of 1205 people found the following review useful.
Could have been great, 30 May 2004
Author: littlemissknowitall from Toronto, Canada

As with BtVS, the world is divided into people who get Firefly and people who don't. In this series Joss Whedon created one of the most realistic post-war visions of the future ever committed to tape, that at the same time spoke about yesterday and today. Maybe a little too much today for its own good.

The series is anti-corporate, anti-government and, while it takes the stand that some things are worth fighting for, it is largely anti-war. No wonder FOX did everything in its power to kill it off, including airing episodes out of order, skipping weeks after airing only three eps and, inevitably canceling the show without even airing episodes 12, 13 and 14 (out of 15). This was particularly damaging, as Firefly had a greater sense of ongoing plot than any other Whedon series in its first year. Viewers were left wondering, on more than one occasion, when a character would reference something we hadn't seen yet.

The backstage dramatics aside, Firefly is intelligent and, like Buffy, mythic - except this time Whedon is dealing with the myth of America: the Frontier, the Civil War, the rise of the Corporation, etc . . .

Firefly is a demanding show. It asks its audience to appreciate the shades of grey in its characters' moral scale. The villains are not comfortingly dressed as an alien race. In 500 years mankind will still be its own worst enemy. Technology will be in the hands of a privileged few, and others will in "The Black" - Whedon's frontier third world - where it is possible to exist without the interference (or benefit) of civilization and government. Things will be dirty, and used. Firefly creates a universe that almost totally opposes that of (that bastion of television sci-fi) Star Trek: its Federation-like central power (the Alliance) is interpreted as being oppressive and dystopic. We are on the side of those who resisted (like the Maqui) and lost.

The acting is strong, the writing as excellent, funny and moving as on any Whedon show, and the effects and sets create a consistent, believable world. It is a shame the series didn't have a more hospitable environment in which to grow and become all it could have been.

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