Firefly (2002–2003)
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Malcolm Reynolds is a veteran and the captain of Serenity. He and his crew are smuggling goods, but they need to pick up some passengers for extra money. However, not all the passengers are what they seem.

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Nathan Fillion ... Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds
Gina Torres ... Zoë Washburne
Alan Tudyk ... Hoban 'Wash' Washburne
Morena Baccarin ... Inara Serra
Adam Baldwin ... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite ... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ... Dr. Simon Tam
Summer Glau ... River Tam
Ron Glass ... Shepherd Derrial Book
Carlos Jacott ... Lawrence Dobson
Mark Sheppard ... Badger (as Mark A. Sheppard)
Andy Umberger ... Dortmunder Captain
Philip Sternberg ... Inara's Client
Eddie Adams Eddie Adams ... Bendis
Colin Patrick Lynch ... Radio Operator
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Storyline

After scavenging the remains of a cargo spaceship, Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds and his crew are found by the Alliance but they escape. They go to Persephone to sell the stolen cargo to the criminal Badger, but he is no longer interested in the wanted goods. Malcom decides to sell the cargo to the outlaw Patience in the planet Whitefall and pick up passenger to raise money. But soon they discover and Alliance's mole on board that is chasing one of the passengers. Who is who? When they arrive on Whitefall, Patience betrays Malcolm and the infamous Reavers have followed them and will attack Serenity. What will Malcolm and his crew do? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

20 December 2002 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

For some reason, Jayne can be seen wearing an old-style German police jacket from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. See more »

Goofs

In Episode 10 "War Stories" as Niska is torturing Captain Reynolds and cuts off his left ear. In a later shot, as he is attaching some kind of torture device to his chest, it shows his left ear has been cut off while his right is intact. See more »

Quotes

Simon: You don't have to worry about me.
Wash: [pause] Well, Zoe's out on a deal I always worry. So, it's not out of my way.
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Connections

References Aliens (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity (Instrumental)
Written by Joss Whedon
Performed by Sonny Rhodes
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Fantastic Series
4 October 2006 | by froggy3968See all my reviews

I've watched it all and loved it.If your into Sci-fi then you've obviously read Henlien, all his colony stuff reverted to the easiest to maintain technology for sustainability. Tractors need fuel and engineers and factories to make more .. Horses sort themselves out and make more naturally.Blacksmith forge requires less training to use than a precision lathe so you can guarantee that if you lose a few people in the colony you don't wind up in the dark ages until the next wave of settlers. The whole dirt grubbing mixed with high tech is like Africa today.. Obviously 'TheDog chap ' hasn't been out of his high tech playpen in a while if he can't understand this.

Firefly is aimed at people who have at least two brain cells which is probably why the Execs at Fox cancelled it, They want shows aimed at the lowest common denominator .. Duh!.

The interaction between crew members has depth you don't see in most programs and unlike star trek isn't clinical.It has elements that you can see from interactions with friends around you.The preacher and River was like watching an uncle left looking after a child and not having a clue.. And his hair.. so funny.. River swaps like a person on drugs and the engineer is so hot.

So disappointing that they didn't make more, its' one of the few programs that where every episode was good.Not one episode of Firefly made me want to wander off, in fact you need to concentrate to catch all the nuances of it.

There's humour, violence and a developing story. Preacher's Reference to Saffron as 'Special' is something you need to watch and pay attention to to get the meaning..

I have like everyone favourite parts and not so favourite parts.. A duel where neither participant showed particular skill ( I was a fencer ) was acceptable as the comment about only toying with him explains.

The engine designs a little iffy , health and safety would have stamped all over it if there was no way to stop someone getting caught in it , but oooh! it's not real, it's fiction and a damn sight more believable and interesting than most of the dross they serve up as entertainment.

Buffy had the girl as the bait to watch but had an interaction between characters, Angel took that further and got more gritty and more believable ( Okay not Vampires and monsters, they just replaced the people in power ). FireFly goes one further, you feel lost at the end wanting to see the continuation of the character's lives.

Very much worth a watch, get the DVD, get serenity the film and watch it you'll like it.


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