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  Firefly (television series) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Firefly is a science fiction television series that premiered on television in the United States and Canada on September 20, 2002.
The series was broadcast on the FOX network in 2002 and was cancelled after only eleven episodes.
Serenity, a movie continuing the cancelled television series, was released in Australia on 29 September 2005, the USA and Canada on 30 September 2005, and the UK and Ireland weeks later.
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Firefly was all about life on the frontier of space and the freedom of having a ship to call your own and only yourself to answer to.
No aliens are included in the series as humans can be alien enough when left on their own and away from most justice and organized systems.
One of the best series to come along in a while with interesting characters and great plots, it naturally didn’t last long.
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 "Firefly" (2002/I)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The series is anti-corporate, anti-government and, while it takes the stand that some things are worth fighting for, it is largely anti-war.
Firefly creates a universe that almost totally opposes that of (that bastion of television sci-fi) Star Trek: its Federation-like central power (the Alliance) is interpreted as being oppressive and dystopic.
It is a shame the series didn't have a more hospitable environment in which to grow and become all it could have been.
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 Firefly - Pazsaz Entertainment Network
Firefly premiered on FOX on September 20, 2002.
The series is a sci-fi drama set 400-500 years in the future in a newly established union of planets.
The series centers on the crew of the Serenity, a small transport spaceship of class firefly who will take any job, legal or not, to stay afloat and put bread on the table.
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 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / Canceled sci-fi series 'Firefly' flickers back to life on DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Firefly" is one of those canceled television series that deserved a better fate.
Probably the most curious decision Fox made about "Firefly" was not to air the very expensive pilot -- which set up all the relationships among the crew of spaceship Serenity -- until after the show had been axed.
The DVD set restores order to "Firefly" by offering the episodes in the order they were meant to air, starting with the original pilot and adding three installments that were never telecast.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2003/12/21/canceled_sci_fi_series_firefly_flickers_back_to_life_on_dvd   (759 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Firefly - The Complete Series at Epinions.com
Firefly is set in the future where the United States and China have merged into one superpower called the Alliance.
He is the Han Solo of the series and holds the crew together with wit, wisdom, and military discipline.
Firefly is a show where everyone involved really believed in what they were doing and that love is reflected in every aspect of every episode of this series.
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 IGN: Firefly: The Complete Series Review
Firefly is set 500 years in the future, and like too many sci fi shows, it's a future that I'm glad I won't live to see.
The series was mostly about the misadventures of the crew, the jobs they took and the encouters they had during those gigs.
Firefly was filmed in widescreen and presented on TV, and of course on these discs, in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen.
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 FireflyWiki.org - Firefly.SerenityMovie
In addition to creating and executive-producing the series Firefly, Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (as well as writing and directing multiple episodes of each), he has worked as a screenwriter on many films, including Speed, Alien: Resurrection and Toy Story, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
He was nominated for the Emmy for outstanding writing on the Buffy episode entitled “Hush.” Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the second highest-selling television series on DVD, and it continues to win fans worldwide and influence an entire school of up-and-coming auteurs of film and television.
Firefly, the television series, lasted only 11 episodes before the show left the air.
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 Firefly (television series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In the series she also uses the aliases "Bridget" and "Yolanda", leading Mal to refer to her as the compound "YoSaffBridge" on one occasion.
Firefly was promoted as an action-comedy rather than the more serious character study it was intended to be.
Following a marathon on Friday, January 6th, 2006, Firefly was removed from the Sci Fi Channel line-up, replaced by John Doe (the series that aired after Firefly during its network run).
www.abitabouteverything.com /files/f/fi/firefly__television_series_.html   (3099 words)

In addition to creating and executive producing the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (as well as writing and directing multiple episodes of each), he has brought his trademark wit and compassion as a writer to films such as Speed, Alien: Resurrection and Toy Story, for which he received an Academy Award® nomination.
Whedon conceived of the television series Firefly after reading Michael Shaara’s Civil War novel, “The Killer Angels.” The appeal of post-war survivors scraping by on the outskirts of society—in a science-fiction context—struck a chord with Whedon.
The series garnered acclaim from critics and a burgeoning fanbase, but Firefly nonetheless lasted only 11 episodes before leaving the air, a casualty of its frequently pre-empted time slot and the show’s own hard-to-pigeon hole tone and content.
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 The SF Site Featured Review: Serenity
At the same time, he addresses other ideas from the series in an off-hand manner which lets fan know he remembers the issues, but doesn't serve to alienate those who haven't seen the television episodes.
Given that many of the actors in the film had fourteen television episodes to find their characters, it isn't surprising that the nine costars all have a good handle on their roles.
Furthermore, the film is darker than the television show, even the darkest episodes, although humor is never too far from the surface.
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 Project Firefly Animation Studios
Project Firefly Animation Studios is a talented group of animators from Disney's Orlando Animation Studio who have joined creative forces to form a new animation company.
Project Firefly is a full service animation studio providing 2-D and 3-D animation and artwork for theatrical and video releases, television series, commercials, interactive/internet media, children's books and educational films.
The founding members of Project Firefly all have young families and feel a responsibility to use their gifted talents to generate timeless positive story telling content for their children and children all over the world.
www.projectfirefly.com /aboutus.html   (272 words)

 Survival Arts: Firefly: I can't recommend it highly enough
Firefly: The Complete Series is also available for rental from Netflix.com.
"Firefly", however, is apparently the series that Whedon really wanted to do all along, an impression made stronger by his having actually said so (you'll have to see it in the "Extras" section of DVD #4).
It was amusing that a laser pistol shows up only twice in the series: as the antique "Lassiter", the object of a heist in one episode ("Trash"), and as a battery-draining liability in the "Heart of Gold" episode.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Firefly - The TV series
Despite being the man behind the scripts for a number of top Hollywood films, Joss Whedon really made his name by creating the great fantasy television series that is Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The series is set in the year 2517, six years after the end of an interstellar civil war.
OK, it's not the first sci-fi series spaceship to be unarmed; Farscape was the first.
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 IGN: Whedon Flies to Firefly Movie
This seems to be a good time for projects based on cancelled science fiction television series.
Unlike other series that usualy need to spend some time on the shelf before seeing any revival action, Whedon has been working on a Firefly film project almost since the series got the axe by FOX.
Firefly premiered last season on the FOX network in what has come to be known as the Friday Night Death Slot.
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 WHEDONesque : Browse by category : Firefly&Serenity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MSN's list of TV shows that died too soon includes "Firefly." It's on the second page of this feature, which was done just after the recent end of "Arrested Development".
It's among the series that readers voted for in response to last week's article.
Battlestar Galactica is not comparable to the "more fanciful" series Firefly and Farscape according to Matt Roush.
whedonesque.com /?cat=3   (2568 words)

 "Firefly" Glows Again - Sep 04, 2003 - E! Online News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Firefly chronicled the adventures of a band of space pirates aboard the ship Serenity.
Set 500 years in the future, the series was part sci-fi fantasy, part old-fashioned western and all dud on TV--it averaged a measly 4.7 million viewers and ranked 98th in the Nielsen ratings when it was pulled in December.
The entire season is expected to be featured on the series' DVD release, due in December.
www.eonline.com /News/Items/0,1,12442,00.html   (494 words)

 FireflyWiki.org - Firefly.AboutFirefly
The dialogue and interplay between characters is central to the plot of the program, resulting in a story that is alternately serious and humorous.
Firefly was promoted as an action-comedy rather than the more serious character study it was intended to be; episodes were occasionally preempted for sporting events, and the episodes were not aired in the order that the creators had intended.
A box set of the first season's episodes, including those unaired in the USA, were released on region 1 DVD on December 9, 2003; and on region 2 DVD on 2004-04-19.
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 FIREFLY movie coming to life ?? - www.ezboard.com
That report stated on February 17 that the working title for the FIREFLY movie was SERENITY (the name of the crew's vessel) and that the project's first meeting took place in the second week of February.
Series creator Joss Whedon will direct the movie from his script, set approximately six months after the events seen in the last FIREFLY episode.
Still, the bigger news for longtime FIREFLY fans that's not contained in the release is the absence of two principal cast members from the TV show: Ron Glass (Reverend Book) and Alan Tudyk (Wash, the ship's pilot).
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 Amazon.co.uk: Firefly - The Complete Series [2003]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Much praised and much missed after its premature cancellation, Firefly is the first SF TV series to be conceived by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and cocreator of Angel.
Firefly is also about adult emotional relationships, for example Kaylee's crush on Simon, the happy marriage of Mal's second officer Zoe and the pilot Wash, the disastrous erotic stalemate between Mal and the courtesan Inara.
Fortunately, the spin-off movie Serenity is planned; and in the meantime, what there is of Firefly is a show to marvel at, both for its tight writing and ensemble acting, and the idiocy of the executives who cancelled it.
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 CANOE -- JAM! Movies: 'Firefly' hits big screen with 'Serenity'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Such is the legacy of the Browncoats, also known as lovers of a short-lived 2002 Fox television series Firefly.
Whedon could be considered a "geek guru" -- after all, some of these Firefly fans dress up like characters from the show and are known to launch into impromptu renditions of the theme song -- and he doesn't flinch when the idea is suggested to him.
And though Whedon is already thinking about a sequel, or possibly revisiting some new version of the television series ("you can't stop the brain," he says), for now he's just waiting and hoping Serenity will appeal to a bigger audience than those trusty Browncoats this weekend.
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 Bureau 42 | Firefly Review - The Complete Series
Any change in the behaviour of the actors in the course of the series is a result of character growth and development.
The Firefly DVDs need to be seen MOST OF ALL by people that have never seen a single episode....as well as by people that saw only a few of the FOX scambled ones and gave up because they couldn't follow what was going on.
All I'm saying is that Firefly scripts were written in SUCH a tight and focussed manner that they're brilliant for all the layers on layers that are within them.
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They're seeking adventure and the good life, but facing constant challenges on the new frontier, which test and reveal their true identities.
FIREFLY is about their unpredictable lives and relationships, as well as their search for meaning in a very uncertain time."
All FIREFLY related graphics and photos on this page are copyright 2002-2005 Mutant Enemy, Inc., Universal Pictures, and 20th Century Fox.
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 Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Brief
Firefly told the tale of a ship full of mercenaries, outlaws, fugitives, and one law-abiding prostitute running across the fringes of space.
The plot of the comic book series centers on the crew members of the ship known as Serenity, who once again find themselves broke and on the wrong side of a number of very large firearms when a heist goes awry, and some old enemies catch their scent.
Joss Whedon- the OscarĀ®- and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel-now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, Serenity.
www.comicbookresources.com /news/newsitem.cgi?id=5196   (1058 words)

 It Was Just a Dog: The Jane Espenson Fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jane had joined the writing staff and had planned to serve as a co-executive producer, but the show was cancelled by Fox in 2004 before it began its second season.
A television series created by Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt; spin-off of BtVS.
A television series created by Rob Dames, Bob Myer, and Leonard Ripps.
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 Firefly < Serenity // Centripetal Notion
Serenity opened in theaters the 30th of September, and for a lot of us who are familiar with the Firefly television series, this continuation has been a long time coming.
I combed through my copy of the series and found some key moments I thought were worthy material for a little evangelism, and after seeing first hand what an impact this made on my friend’s experience, I thought I’d share it with everyone else.
He isn’t making any money off of this, this video isn’t taking away from sales of Firefly or Serenity (quite the opposite actually), the amount of material from each scene is rather miniscule compared to the whole, and the purpose of this is to promote Firefly and Serenity.
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