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Serenity (2005)

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Battlestar Galactica (2003) (TV Mini-Series)
When Laura Roslin learns she has cancer, you see numerous ships flying overhead - one of which is Serenity from the show "Firefly" (2002/I).
Serenity: The 10th Character (2003) (Video)
Referenced by name
Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) (TV Episode)
One of the shows Peter lists in the beginning that was canceled during Family Guy's hiatus.
Bones: The Man in the Fallout Shelter (2005) (TV Episode)
A character mentions that they have been "watching re-runs of Firefly."
Re-Lighting the Firefly (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Ultimate Sci-Fi Quiz (2006) (Video Game)
Referenced by name
Halo 3 (2007) (Video Game)
Adam Baldwin plays a marine who refers to his gun "Vera" in the game, found only with the IWHBYD skull activated.
Stargate: Atlantis: Brain Storm (2008) (TV Episode)
Dr. Keller makes mention of there being strawberries on the plane. Jewel Staite's character on Firefly, Keylee Fry, loves strawberries.
Robot Chicken: Help Me (2008) (TV Episode)
Joss Whedon is credited as the creator of "Firefly."
Marvin Milktoast (2008) (Short)
Marvin Milktoast works for an unnamed television company (Fox) and cancels shows (Firefly).
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
DVD is shown in a video store.
The Big Bang Theory: The Terminator Decoupling (2009) (TV Episode)
Raj tells Summer Glau that when she was in the show, she was actually in space, but then makes fun of people who believe that
Dollhouse: Haunted (2009) (TV Episode)
The conversation Topher has with his friend about classic sci-fi errors is a referrence to Firefly.
The WorSub Films Variety Hour (2009) (Video)
In the seventh episode, Tim uses the word "Gorram", which is a Mandarin curse made popular by Firefly. The scene is an intentional reference to Firefly.
Castle: Fool Me Once... (2009) (TV Episode)
When Castle and Beckett enter the victim's apartment, they are both wearing blue nitrile gloves. Castle looks at his hands and holds up two fingers on each hand, This is a reference to two villain characters on Firefly, known only as the "Hands of Blue." These characters wear black suits and similar gloves, and appear most prominently in the episode "Ariel."
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
A Character is named Jaynis Kobb and runs a section of the level called Jaynistown
Dancing with the Stars: Round Six (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tom Bergeron as he promotes the following broadcast of Nathan Fillion in "Castle"
Castle: Vampire Weekend (2009) (TV Episode)
Castle's Halloween costume is a "space cowboy" reminiscent of Mal's outfit, prompting Alexis to tell him to retire it; in-joke as Nathan Fillion is spoofing himself
The Venture Bros.: Pinstripes and Poltergeists (2009) (TV Episode)
Meeting the cast from this show mentioned by 21.
Dollhouse: Getting Closer (2010) (TV Episode)
Caroline refers to Bennet as "She could kill you with her brain." The actress that plays Bennet also plays River in Firefly, where she say "I can kill you with my brain"
Mass Effect 2 (2010) (Video Game)
Joker can say "Sometimes I just get the urge to turn off the inertial compensator and pull a Crazy Ivan", in reference to the TV series.
The Big Bang Theory: The Large Hadron Collision (2010) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the FOX Network cancelling the show.
Castle: Boom! (2010) (TV Episode)
"I was aiming for his head"
The Big Bang Theory: The Staircase Implementation (2010) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the show by name.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Tristan's Story (2010)
In a still image, Tristan is shown wearing a t-shirt of Firefly
Warehouse 13: Mild Mannered (2010) (TV Episode)
Sean Maher plays a shy character unable to tell Jewel Staite's character how he feels. This is similar to the two characters these actors play in Firefly and Serenity.
Castle: Close Encounters of the Murderous Kind (2010) (TV Episode)
Castle learned Chinese from a TV show he loved; Nathan Fillion often spoke Chinese on this show
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Fear of Death (2010) (TV Episode)
Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau were series stars on Firefly. Baldwin's character was always trying to get rid of Glau's character (leave her behind or throw her out an airlock). Now as John Casey he finally succeeds getting rid of Greta. Baldwin even has has a line directly referencing Firefly and his connection to Glau -- "Listen Agent Greta. I don't know who you've worked with before, *** or what CREW you were on, *** this is the best damn spy team in the world. So do us a favor, don't let the door hit you in the ass." Jayne (Baldwin) and River (Glau) were both part of the crew of Serenity.
Community: Intermediate Documentary Filmmaking (2011) (TV Episode)
Troy says that he and Abed have an agreement that "if one of us dies, we stage it to look like a suicide caused by the unjust cancellation of 'Firefly.'"
Castle: Setup (2011) (TV Episode)
Martha asks Castle if he knows what Serenity is. One of Nathan Fillion's best known roles is a captain of a spaceship Serenity in Firefly
Socom 4: U.S. Navy Seals (2011) (Video Game)
Among the achievements/trophies is "I call her Vera" for mastering any weapon in any mode. This is a reference to (Firefly) character (Jayne Cobb)'s favourite weapon. He calls it Vera, & in the episode (Our Mrs. Reynolds) he tries to trade Vera for Mal's new bride Saffron.
The Cleveland Show: Hot Cocoa Bang Bang (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
The stranded woman in Duke Burger says "I hope they make another season of Lightning Bug. That captain is such a dreamboat".
Green Lantern (2011)
Captain Tightpants is Malcolm's nickname
Futurama: All the Presidents' Heads (2011) (TV Episode)
"Inara Serra" appears as a future president's head
Castle: The Blue Butterfly (2012) (TV Episode)
Jack's love interest is named Vera. In the Firefly episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds," it's revealed that Jayne Cobb, one of the main characters, refers to his favorite gun as "Vera."
Gone for the Day (2012) (Short)
Lead Character Named After Character in Firefly
The Big Bang Theory: The Hawking Excitation (2012) (TV Episode)
Raj mentions the show by name.
Half in the Bag: Cabin in the Woods and The Three Stooges (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike, saying he likes the show.
Mad: Average-ers/Legend of Dora (2012) (TV Episode)
Hulk attacks Joss Whedon for not making the show longer than one season.
Castle: The Final Frontier (2012) (TV Episode)
Castle mentions "that Joss Whedon show" while listing scifi shows. Castle uses the catchphrase "Shiny". Nebula-9 was on the air for 12 episodes, like Firefly. Also the lead character on Nebula-9 is Max Rennard, a clear play on the name Mal Reynolds, lead character on Firefly. The cannibals aliens in Nebula 9 are named Creevers, which is similar in name and description to the Reevers in Firefly.
Neil's Puppet Dreams: Doctor's Office (2012) (TV Episode)
NPH mentions that the Dr. Mayfair's (Nathan Fillion) room gives him a sense of serenity, referring to both the movie and the series involving the Serenity
Castle: Reality Star Struck (2013) (TV Episode)
Guest star Gina Torres starred with Fillion.
King of the Nerds: High IQ's (2013) (TV Episode)
Joshua Overshire mentions this television show by name
Robot Chicken: Immortal (2013) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Anime Abandon: Macross Plus: Part I (2013) (TV Episode)
Sage talks about the show
The Big Bang Theory: The Closure Alternative (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon says, "'Firefly' did a movie to wrap things up."
American Dad!: The Full Cognitive Redaction of Avery Bullock by the Coward Stan Smith (2013) (TV Episode)
Serenity is featured in the background as one of Roger the Alien's model airplanes
More: Episode #1.2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Leslie Miller mentions that Nathan Fillion was on the show
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)
During the scene in Washington, D.C. when Percy, Annabeth, and Tyson visit the OPS, Hermes gives them a thermos from the television show "Hercules Busts Heads." When Tyson remarks that is was a fantastic show, Hermes replies that it was the best show, which is why it was cancelled after one season. This references Firefly, the T.V. show in which Nathan Fillon (Hermes) starred in that was cancelled after one season.
Saints Row IV (2013) (Video Game)
The Heavy Pistol can be customized as The Captain, which is a reference to the gun used by Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the series.
The Big Bang Theory: The Romance Resonance (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in Howard's song for Bernadette
King of the Nerds: In Search of a King (2014) (TV Episode)
Karla mentions this television show by name
King of the Nerds: Nerds to the Rescue (2014) (TV Episode)
Robert Carradine mentions this television show by name
The Big Bang Theory: The Friendship Turbulence (2014) (TV Episode)
Sheldon mentions the show by name.
The Nostalgia Critic: Foodfight! (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic takes responsibility for canceling this show

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time/Sex and the City 2/MacGruber (2010) (TV Episode)
Ellen says "Serenity" is a remake of this series
FOX 25th Anniversary Special (2012) (TV Movie)
Anime Abandon: Outlaw Star (2014) (TV Episode)
Sage compares this to Outlaw Star

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