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"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 them I ain't coming back. Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from me......There's no place I can be since I found Serenity, you can't take the sky from me." Firefly is set five hundred years from today in a new planetary system after humanity abandons "Earth That Was". Under the leadership of Malcolm Reynolds, a renegade who fought against the new unified central government (the "Alliance"), the crew of the Firefly-class vessel Serenity struggles to survive any way they can. They fly between the border planets to keep away from the Alliance and below its radar. This series was described as a "science fiction western" but is different from other space-based shows as it features no aliens. (For stations and individuals seeking the intended air order of the series as specified by creator Joss Whedon, as opposed to the order Fox originally aired them or that they are informing stations is the order they should be shown in, see here) Each of the crew members has a special role: Malcolm Reynolds holds the duty of Captain - he is a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the Alliance to no avail. He strives to keep all his crew members on task and Serenity flying safely, while trying to make a living and do the right his rather flexible moral framework. Zoe (aka The Soldier) is extremely loyal to Reynolds as she served with him during the war and owes her life to him. Zoe has the strength and experience to take command of the ship, if necessary. Wash is Serenity's pilot (and Zoe's husband) - unassuming, self-deprecating, and calm with a sense of humor. Kaylee is the ship's mechanic - an experienced engineer who keeps Serenity flying. Inara is a 'Registered Companion,' most easily described as a high-priced courtesan or geisha. She is also the person with the highest social standing on the ship and acts as the crew's Ambassador. Jayne is the muscle of the crew. A tough, uncultured Mercenary, unpleasant and offensively direct, but loyal to those on his crew...usually. The newcomers are: Simon Tam is the Doctor on Serenity and comes from a wealthy family and has a privileged upbringing. He has spent his life savings and future to save his sister, River. River (aka The Fugitive) was experimented on by the government. Her psychic visions (a result of the experiments) are taken at first as babble by the crew but they slowly come to realize that there's more going on than what shows on the surface. Book or "The Shepherd," is a wise minister who knows far more about military matters and battle tactics than a man of the cloth should, and his past is shrouded in mystery.moreless

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  • Nathan Fillion

    Nathan Fillion

    Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds

    Jewel Staite

    Jewel Staite

    Kaywinnit Lee 'Kaylee' Frye

    Adam Baldwin

    Adam Baldwin

    Jayne Cobb

    Alan Tudyk

    Alan Tudyk

    Hoban "Wash" Washburne

    Morena Baccarin

    Morena Baccarin

    Inara Serra

    Sean Maher

    Sean Maher

    Dr. Simon Tam

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    Fan Reviews (625)

    • Do We Really Need Charming Intelligent Entertainment Excellence?

      Yes. This show hits all the right notes and even taught me what the right notes are. The premise is good but so are a lot of premises. Firefly rises above with superb casting, writing, and character realization. The individual episode plots are surprisingly original but it's all about the relationships. I'd give anything to see Inara and Mal get together. Or Kaylee and Simon. When I hit the lottery they will. Does anyone else think the episode with Saffron is the funniest thing ever?moreless
    • Someone needs to pick this up and finish it

      This show was cancelled.

      Someone needs to pick up the rest of it and finish it.

      Its *beep* great and is worth watching for the 14 episodes that exists.

      Nothing else to say.
    • Firefly Burns On

      Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi series Firefly streaked the heavens in a furious blaze that still resonates. Though only 14 episodes, the show marked a shift toward a grittier approach to sci-fi that focused on the characters' humanity. Set in the distant future where humans have ventured out into the universe, the series follows the ragtag crew of a mercenary space ship as they travel from planet to planet picking up odd jobs. Starring Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, and Summer Glau, the casting is quite impressive. Additionally, Mark Sheppard and Christina Hendricks guest star as recurring characters throughout the season. And although it's mainly a character driven show, there's plenty of action. Smartly written, Firefly shook up the conventions of mainstream sci-fi, and brought a new sensibility that moved away from the tech and the aliens, and toward the exploration of humanity.moreless
    • Love it, was stopped to early

      Thanks for a great show. Well done to all!
    • One of the best sci-fi show ever

      After more than 10 years this show still amazing, a masterpiece.

      I just finished rewatching Firefly, after some years, and it's, still today, a great show.

      Off course some corporate ***s decided to cancel it and never give us the opportunity to enjoy such a great show for years.

      Fortunately the movie gave the fans a little of closure but FOX did a huge mistake cancelling this masterpiece, no doubt.

      If you never watched Firefly go and do it now, you will not be disappointed, except for the incompetence of the people who decided to cancel it.


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    sarcastic characters, secrets and lies, failed crime, outcasts, on the lam