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Firefly - The Complete Series (2002)

Science Fiction & Fantasy and Television movie directed by Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, and Vern Gillum

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  • Oct 20, 2003
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Firefly was one of the most entertaining TV series of the past few decades. No doubt some will compare it to "StarTrek" however all of the versions of StarTrek pale in comparison to Firefly.

Firefly's characters are intriguing and diverse. The show is loaded with hints and potential for incredible development of several plots.

The DVD release of the first season will be the first TV series I will purchase on DVD. And it is certainly something I've been looking forward to since the show was cancelled. The fact that Firefly was cancelled is a mystery that may baffle many of us forever. Certainly whomever made that decision had no concept of the quality or long term potential of this show.

The only thing Firefly lacks is marketing!

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As the 2005 theatrical release ofSerenitymade clear,Fireflywas a science fiction concept that deserved a second chance. Devoted fans (or "Browncoats") knew it all along, and with this well-packaged DVD set, those who missed the show's original broadcasts can see what they missed. Creator Joss Whedon's ambitious science-fiction Western (Whedon's third series afterBuffy the Vampire SlayerandAngel) was canceled after only 11 of these 14 episodes had aired on the Fox network, but history has proven that its demise was woefully premature. Whedon's generic hybrid got off to a shaky start when network executives demanded an action-packed one-hour premiere ("The Train Job"); in hindsight the intended two-hour pilot (also titled "Serenity," and oddly enough, the final episode aired) provides a better introduction to the show's concept and splendid ensemble cast. Obsessive fans can debate the quirky logic of combining spaceships with direct parallels to frontier America (it's 500 years in the future, and embattled humankind has expanded into the galaxy, where undeveloped "outer rim" planets struggle with the equivalent of Old West accommodations), but Whedon and his gifted co-writers and directors make it work, at least well enough to fashion a credible context from the incongruous culture-clashing of past, present, and future technologies, along with a polyglot language (the result of two dominant superpowers) that combines English with an abundance of Chinese slang.

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DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
Runtime: 675 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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