Firefly

Firefly

The Complete Series

DVD - 2003
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The future is nothing like you've imagined. Neither are its heroes.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2003]
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: DVD SciFi FIREFLY
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (675 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Whedon, Joss 1964-- Author of screenplay, Director, Producer
Minear, Tim - Author of screenplay, Director, Producer
Edlund, Ben - Author of screenplay, Producer
Davies, Gareth - Producer
Espenson, Jane - Author of screenplay
Gillum, Vern - Director
Greenberg, Drew Z. - Author of screenplay
Grossman, Michael (Michael N.) - Director
Curtis-Hall, Vondie - Director
Grabiak, Marita - Director
Solomon, David (Producer)- Director
Molina, Jose 1971-- Author of screenplay
Kroeker, Allan - Director
Cain, Cheryl - Author of screenplay
Contner, James A. - Director
Matthews, Brett - Author of screenplay
Wright, Thomas J. (Tom) - Director
Fillion, Nathan 1971-- Actor
Torres, Gina - Actor
Tudyk, Alan - Actor
Baccarin, Morena - Actor
Baldwin, Adam 1962-- Actor
Staite, Jewel - Actor
Maher, Sean 1975-- Actor
Glau, Summer - Actor
Glass, Ron 1945-2016- Actor
Jacott, Carlos - Actor
Sheppard, Mark 1964-- Actor
Lynch, Colin Patrick - Actor
Bartlett, Bonnie - Actor
Towles, Tom 1950-2015- Actor
Bryniarski, Andrew 1969-- Actor
Fairman, Michael - Actor
Henry, Gregg - Actor
Savant, Doug 1964-- Actor
Atterton, Edward - Actor
Drake, Larry 1949-2016- Actor
Hofmann, Isabella 1958-- Actor
Converse-Roberts, William - Actor
Hendricks, Christina 1975-- Actor
Martinez, Benito 1971-- Actor
Itzin, Gregory - Actor
Gage, Kevin 1958-- Actor
Robbins, Blake - Actor
Kendall, Katherine 1969-- Actor
Molina, Rolando 1971-- Actor
Brown, Dwier - Actor
Woodward, Jonathan M. - Actor
Burgi, Richard 1958-- Actor
Clarke, Melinda - Actor
Brooks, Richard 1962-- Actor
Edmonson, Greg - Composer
Rhodes, Sonny - Performer
Lassek, Lisa - Film editor
Hodge, Sunny (Film editor)- Film editor
Bernardo, John Peter - Film editor
Meyer, Carey - Designer
Boyd, David 1944-- Cinematographer
Ohanneson, Jill - Costume designer
Trpcic, Shawna - Costume designer
Mutant Enemy Inc
Twentieth Century-Fox Television, Inc
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

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On everyone's list of shows that were cancelled too soon, this series is set in space at a time when the government is a descendant of combined Chinese and American cultures. The inner worlds/planets are more advanced and wealthy, while the outer "frontier" planets have just lost a civ... Read More »


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7626dee
Jul 05, 2016

Vastly superior to any other sci fi tv fare and yet it only lasted one season. Recommended for the quality of the cast and the production-special effects are ala Dr. Who but the story line carries the episodes despite the sometime cheesy special effects. Capt. Kirk got cancelled once too but then got resurrected thanks to strong studio support, alas Serenity had no white knight. Our loss.

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Moonkwean
May 05, 2015

Set 1 and Set 2 two different DVDs four discs. Very entertaining series Not sure why it was cancelled.

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DtheMightyReader
Jan 17, 2015

Repeat of others... Best. Show. Ever. So sad it's over, but at least they made the movie, Serenity, which finally explains the Reavers. There's also the graphic novels to check out next.

ramzx Aug 09, 2014

The Firefly series is awesome. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly with smuggler Han Solo in the Millenium Falcon, just watch this series, this is as close of an answer as you will get.

Unfortunately this series was short lived due to several factors: Producers in FOX poor handling (poor promotion, aired out of order, etc.), it was a bit expensive to produce, and did not attract as many viewers as expected (at the time). It was a "late bloomer", a la Breaking Bad, Office Space...

If you are a true Sci Fi genre fanatic, you will love this series.

It is the second highest rated Sci-Fi Series with at least 1000 votes in IMDb: 9.2/10 (141,996 users); just behind an animated series.

Try it, it is a short Series, it was on the air only 1 season, and there is a sequel to the series, a film called Serenity.

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tenet
May 02, 2014

Rated 4/10.

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manolop3
Aug 19, 2013

Just like Deadwood shut down by HBO for being too smart/GREAT...This is another masterpiece of a tv show that was cancelled. This time by the geniuses at Fox. Firefly is in the top series ever. Even if only for 1 season. @Blue...It was cancelled because american audiences have become too dumb for many great things: Movies, books, films, tv shows. So Fox promoted it wrong to appeal to the dumb. It then showed it out of order thinking the first episode was too dramatic and smart for the dumb. This led to the show not being seen that much, and then Fox not wanting to invest in something smart knowing full well it would not be appreciated by the masses..which is mainly made up of dumb. GREAT show. Borrow it, Rent it, buy it, see it. Revel in a GREAT show.

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scoutergwen
Jul 06, 2013

My son turned me on to this popular series. Never saw it when it first aired. It is even referenced on "Big Bang Theory". Unlike another commentator I enjoy the Space Science Fiction and Frontier Western amalgamation. Makes it fresh unlike Star Trek who stole a lot of their plot lines from Red Dwarf anyway. The doctor's sister gets a bit tiresome but otherwise the characters are engaging and entertaining. Great theme music too.

GarrettJeevanayagam Oct 18, 2012

BRING BACK FIREFLY!!!!! This T.V series literally changed my view on sci-fi and other types of T.V shows. River Tam and Captain Reynolds (Summer Glau and Nathan Fillion) are my favourite characters and amazing on screen!!! - as well as the rest of the crew. Firefly ftw and Joss Whedon :D

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BeckyHelton
Aug 17, 2012

Best show ever on TV. Imagination, heart -- and the dialogue! The words just sparkle. It is amazing.

KileyP Jul 20, 2012

I finally got around to watching this - after years of being battered about it by friends. It really is great, despite my inherent dislike of Nathan Fillion (it's unjustifiable, I can't explain why I don't like him, I just do. Same with Pierce Brosnan). But I love the merging of the sci-fi and Western genres (even if in some cases it doesn't make sense) for this space opera style show.

Joss Whedon is a gem, and for some reason, networks keep cancelling his shows. Hard sci-fi nerds will have to let go of their requirement that everything is high-tech, but hopefully they can have an appreciation for the stylistic approach of merging these two genres, and how well Whedon found commonality between what would seemingly be opposites.

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Jul 23, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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GarrettJeevanayagam Oct 20, 2012

River Tam: "Also, I can kill you with my brain."

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davidharvie
Jul 23, 2008

"When you can't run, you crawl. And when you can't crawl, when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."

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DavidB
Aug 10, 2009

In the far future, humanity has mastered interplanetary space travel and terraforming. Far off planets are made hospitible and then colonized but then "The Alliance" just leaves the people to fend for themselves. The result is that in this distant future of space ships and other gadgets, civilisation on the outer planets is cruel and as harsh as the Wild West.

At some point many of these outer planets fought a war against the Alliance for their right to independant rule but the war pretty much ended with 'the battle of Serenity Valley'. One of those who fought and lost is Malcom "Mal" Reynolds. After gathering a crew of outcast and thieves they 'sail the sky' where they can be free beyond the Alliance's control.

Thievery and hillarity ensue.

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