• Title: Firefly – The Train Job / War Stories
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Firefly - The Train Job / War Stories TV review

This week’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us into the black for more of Joss Whedon‘s Firefly. Although separated by several episodes, “The Train Job” and “War Stories” are connected by the team’s involvement with the sadistic criminal Adelai Niska (Michael Fairman) who hires Serenity and her crew to perform a job for him in “The Train Job” and proceeds to take his pound of flesh in “War Stories” for their failure to see the job through. Both episodes are character-driven and delve into the people who keep Serenity flying. In the first we discover that, despite being smugglers and outlaws, there is a limit to how far Mal (Nathan Fillion) and his crew will go. And in the second we see the complex dynamic in the Mal/Zoe (Gina Torres)/Wash (Alan Tudyk) relationship along with how far the rest of those aboard the ship will go when one of them is put in danger by a sadistic madman like Niska.

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Firefly – Serenity

by Alan Rapp on January 26, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Firefly – Serenity
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“Now I did a job. I got nothing but trouble since I did it, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regard to my character so let me make this abundantly clear: I do the job, and then I get paid.”

Firefly - Serenity television review

This week’s Flashback Friday post takes us into the black and the two-hour pilot episode of Joss Whedon‘s Firefly. While it turned out that Fox could indeed take the sky from us, the show’s introduction (which the network, in all their genius, chose to run at the end rather than the beginning of the show’s short run) does a great job of setting up the universe of Firefly and introducing us the Captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and the crew of Serenity: the loyal first officer (Gina Torres), her wacky pilot husband (Alan Tudyk), the bubbly engineer (Jewel Staite), the gruff mercenary (Adam Baldwin), the space hooker (Morena Baccarin), and their guests in the man of god (Ron Glass), big city doctor (Sean Maher), and a girl in a box (Summer Glau). And, not to be overlooked, the show’s eighth character in Serenity herself which would be home for so many of us that fell immediately in love with the space-western.

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Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse #1

by Alan Rapp on October 31, 2016

in Comics

Serenity: No Power in the 'Verse #1The new Firefly mini-series takes place a couple of years after the events of Serenity. Malcolm Reynolds and his crew are still flying, although after their network of friends was culled during the events of the film Serenity’s crew has been forced to take mostly small-time jobs.

The first half of the comic gives us the crew in action during a heist and look at life aboard the ship with multiple relationships in full swing, a toddler on-board, and Jayne feeling increasingly isolated from the rest of his teammates. These pages work both to set the stage for what is yet to come and act as a primer for those who haven’t been following the group’s comic adventures since the film.

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Firefly Pop! Vinyl Figures

by Alan Rapp on September 19, 2014

in Toys & Collectibles

You can pre-order a set of Firefly Pop! Vinyl Figures for the low, low price of $10 a piece. The crew of Captain Tightpants, Zoe, Wash, and the man they call Jayne are all available although its passengers (Shepherd Book, and River and Simon Tamm) are not.

Firefly Pop! Vinyl Figures

Firefly Clue

Shiny! Pre-order you own copy of Firefly Clue for the low, low price of $40.