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The story of the rise & fall & rebirth of the cult TV show "Firefly" as told from the perspective of the fans who helped save it...
Firefly and Serenity have grown beyond the genius of Joss Whedon. The words Firefly and Browncoat have come to symbolize a sense of community... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Morena Baccarin ... Herself
Kevin Bachelder ... Himself

Adam Baldwin ... Himself / Host
Michael Boretz ... Himself
Christopher Buchanan ... Himself
Orson Scott Card ... Himself
Keith R.A. DeCandido
Jessica Edmonds ... Herself
Suzi Edmonds ... Herself
Greg Edmonson ... Himself

Rafael Feldman ... Himself

Yan Feldman ... Himself

Nathan Fillion ... Himself

Ron Glass ... Himself

Christina Hendricks ... Herself
Tracy Hickman
Donna Jackson ... Herself (credit only)

Tim Minear ... Himself
Michael O'Connell ... Himself
Mary Parent ... Herself

Loni Peristere
James Riley ... Himself

Jewel Staite ... Herself

Alan Tudyk ... Himself
Margaret Weis

Joss Whedon ... Himself
Doron Kipper ... Himself (uncredited)

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Tony Hadlock 
Jason Heppler 
Jeremy Neish 
Jared Nelson 
Brian Wiser 
Produced by
Tony Hadlock .... producer
Jason Heppler .... producer
Jeremy Neish .... producer
Jared Nelson .... producer
Brian Wiser .... producer

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79 min
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Preaching to the choir, 26 August 2013
Author: mutty-mcflea from Lincolnshire, UK

I love 'Firefly'. It is one of the greatest series of all time and it is depressing that it was cancelled before its time and it is a shame that 'Serenity' didn't spark any sequels or a TV revival.

That said, this fan-made documentary tested my patience. I don't really see the point, at least not as a standalone, feature-length look at the show's fandom and the story of its cancellation and cinematic resurrection. If you're already a fan (and who else in the world would watch this?) then you know the story, and if you're not then you won't be convinced. There are no clips of the series, which would seem to be key in drawing in new viewers and illustrating the great moments mentioned by interviewees, and there's no real insight into what it means to be a fan. It's a compilation of talking heads, which is okay as far as it goes.

Although there are interviews with Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, other crew and most of the cast, for the most part they're too brief to go into any real detail, and I didn't come away with anything I didn't already know going in. The bulk of the movie is comprised of interviews with fans, and hurm. They're passionate and dedicated and sometimes embarrassingly earnest, as fans are, and I'm always happy to see people find each other and express their love for something creatively. But in a documentary I have far more interest in hearing from the people involved in the creation of a show or a movie than from people who love it; I know what that's like, I'm a fan myself. Over an hour of enthusiastic babbling is a little too much. And I couldn't care less what a jackass like Orson Scott Card thinks of anything.

In the end, this sort of thing is fine as a half hour DVD extra but it's stretched pretty thin as an 80-minute feature, labour of love or not.

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