Friday, August 15, 2014


2002-2003 UR
10 out of 10

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon who acted as an executive producer along side Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system and follows the adventures of Serenity's renegade crew. The cast includes Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.

It was canceled after eleven of the fourteen episodes of the first season were aired. Firefly won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2003 for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. The strong sales it received when it was released on DVD and its large fan base led to Whedon and Universal Pictures to produce Serenity, a film based on the series. The Firefly franchise also expanded to other media such as comics, role playing game, and video game. TV guide ranked the series #5 on their 2013 list of 60 shows that were "canceled too soon." The show explores the lives of a group of people who ended up together on Serenity, a "Firefly-Class" spaceship.

This is one of the greatest shows of all time. If you have never seen it before, you need to. I remember I never heard of it until after it came out on DVD. It was as though Fox never advertised the series. I honestly think that this show, if it was properly advertised, would have lasted for years.It is hard to explain how good this show is, just watch it.

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. In this future, the only surviving superpowers, the United States and China fused into the central federal government, called the Alliance, fusing US and Chinese culture. The crew, many who fought for the loosing side of a civil war, live on the fringes of their star system, making a living on the outskirts of society in a pioneer culture.

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