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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.

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Top Rated TV #20 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Zoë Washburne 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Hoban 'Wash' Washburne 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Inara Serra 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Jayne Cobb 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Kaylee Frye 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Dr. Simon Tam 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  River Tam 14 episodes, 2002-2003
...  Shepherd Derrial Book 14 episodes, 2002-2003
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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 Daniel Williamson

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Meet the most spaced-out crew in the galaxy.


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Joss Whedon originally thought up the premise of the show with his friend Tyler Lovelly, who was not interested in pitching the show, so only Whedon was involved in production. See more »

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In commentary for Firefly: Shindig, costume designer Shawna Trpcic states that Gina Torres wears her lariat necklace "binding" her neck as symbolic of her marriage bond. However, Zoe is shown wearing her lariat necklace in the flashbacks of Firefly: Out of Gas, which take place before Zoe meets her future husband. See more »

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Mal: [Simon doesn't get why he was saved] You're part of the crew. Why are we still talking about this?
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The Ballad of Serenity
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
Written by Joss Whedon
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Excellent Series
11 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This series is an excellent series. However, like other high quality shows, this one was cancelled prematurely. Science fiction often takes time for people to warm upto it, but in the end, the fanbase makes up for the time lost. (Stargate SG-1 was tossed around from HBO to Fox and now to SciFi where it is now the hottest scifi show on television) The magnitude of Star Trek: The Original Series was not realized until it was prematurely cancelled. Look at the money Paramount is making off of the franchise. This show is like many others who deserve recognition in science fiction. I recommend anyone who appreciates science fiction to watch this series, however, I must warn you that the ending is exceptionally disappointing. It is unfinished... an abrupt ending with so many lose ends, it may leave you with a feeling of grave disappointment when you realize there's no more episodes to watch... when everything that has been building up in suspense comes to nothing. Networks sure know how to get people to stop watching TV... cancel anything of any value.


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