Firefly (2002–2003)

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi


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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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  • Adam Baldwin in Firefly (2002)
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  • Adam Baldwin at an event for Firefly (2002)

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Creator:

Joss Whedon

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although it has been long known that the relationships between Firefly's show runners and FOX, the network on which it aired, were fraught, in 2014, Business Insider and Amy Pascale's biography of Joss Whedon both provided some never-before-published further details about how FOX executives completely misunderstood the show's aims. Some examples include:

  • FOX at first refused to pick up the show because they didn't like the fact that the characters Wash and Zoe were married (thus scuttling any chance for romance between Zoe and Mal); they relented when Joss Whedon insisted.
  • The network constantly asked for the show to be less dark, but also wanted Mal to shoot more people.
  • Pascale also recounts how completely FOX misrepresented the show in its ad campaign--instead of advertising it as either a science fiction or a western show, it instead made ads implying that it was an offbeat comedy, scored to the wacky 1997 Smashmouth song "Walking on the Sun."


Quotes

opening song: Take my love, take my land / Take me where I cannot stand / I don't care, I'm still free / You can't take the sky from me / Take me out to the black / Tell 'em I ain't comin' back / Burn the land and boil the sea / You can't take the sky from me / ...


Goofs

The Chinese characters for "Blue Sun" change from throughout the series. On Jayne's T-shirt, "Blue Sun" is Qing Ri, but in logo signs, it's Lan Ri. In ancient China, as well as Japan, green and blue were seen as different shades of the same color. The character Qing was used to represent both green and blue. In modern China, Lan is the character used for blue.


Alternate Versions

The DVD episodes end with Joss Whedon and Tim Minear's Executive Producer credit washing across the screen, left to right. On the television episodes, instead of their names, a wireframe model of Serenity fades up.


Soundtracks

The Ballad of Serenity
Performed by
Sonny Rhodes
Written by Joss Whedon

Storyline

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Genres

Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi

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