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September 30 2015

Serenity was released 10 years ago today; it's time for a new Joss Whedon original. A solid case for Serenity and for Joss to do something different and new.
Seven ways 'Serenity' inspired us to be more thoughtful human beings. Tenth anniversary love from MTV News.
Serenity turns 10 today. Probably the movie I've watched the most. There's always something new to discover. Anyhow congrats to Joss and co for a fantastic experience back in 2005. They have something to be proud of.

September 29 2015

Nathan Fillion attempts to break internet with Facebook post. Relative newcomer to Facebook, the Captain posts picture with a couple familiar faces.

September 25 2015

TEN CSTS events this weekend celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Big Damn Movie. There are CSTS events this week include Boston, Salt Lake City, Toronto, Pittsburgh and 2 in Texas.

September 20 2015

11 things you may not know about Joss Whedon's Firefly. Short list from Digital Spy. You probably know most of them, but there are a couple that are a tad more obscure. More...

September 10 2015

Firefly version of Fluxx coming in early 2016. Looney Labs has announced they're working on a Firefly version of the Fluxx card game, for release in early 2016. More...

September 02 2015

Information about the new Serenity comic. It will be out in 2016.

August 30 2015

Coming soon - the Firefly Troublemaker bowl set. According to Entertainment Earth, this should be out in December.

August 27 2015

Firefly's first episode: The Hollywood Reporter's 2002 review. The site is promoting its original review for some reason or other. But it gives us a good excuse to see what people thought of the show first time round.

August 24 2015

Watch Saturday's 'Firefly' Panel from this year's Chicago Comic Con. Featuring Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau having far too much fun.

August 15 2015

Firefly as pulp novels. looks at Robert Jimenez's artwork for Upper Deck's Firefly trading cards.

August 13 2015

Screenshots of planets in Firefly Online MMO. There's videos of the development here.

August 04 2015

Upper Deck to release Firefly Legendary Encounters. The company's first Firefly game 'Firefly Shiny Dice' is out this month.
The greatest year in television history. Apparently it was 2002.

July 31 2015

Serenity Valley located. It's called "Serenity Chasma" and is just to the north of the Vulcan Planum on Pluto's moon, Charon. More...

July 30 2015

Could the Firefly Universe Exist? "The chances of finding five stars each orbited by a brown dwarf would be about 1 in 3 million" (video) More...

July 28 2015

Firefly's costume designer Shawna Trpcic - origin story. A great insight into what it was like to design costumes for Firefly.

July 21 2015

Malcolm Reynolds is one of Empire's '100 Greatest Movie Characters'. Captain America, Loki and Iron Man also make the list which was voted for by the magazine's readers.

July 16 2015

Firefly on Ice. A fun little collection of short behind-the-scenes videos including alternate takes and joke-catwalk versions of familiar scenes from the filming of various episodes of Firefly.

June 26 2015

'Firefly Online: Return of the Browncoats' - a Comic-Con panel. The video game panel will be on the Friday at 6.45pm in Room 6DE. There may be a special guest or rwo.

June 03 2015

Read Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 for free. Dark Horse has released for it free as part of #BlackComicsMonth.

May 28 2015

Harris Poll: Firefly is third most upsetting TV departure. A survey of 2,170 adults in the U.S. placed it only behind Friends and M*A*S*H. Link includes various generational and demographic breakdowns.

May 21 2015

'Firefly: The Verse' trading cards coming out in September. "The set consists of a 180-card base set featuring original art based on the TV series that will be sold in 7-card packs with 5-6 base cards in each pack."

May 18 2015

Serenity: "Secrets are not my concern. Keeping them is." Culture Chronicle take a look at the Operative and explain why he is one of cinema's greatest villains. They also say that he is the film's true hero.

May 13 2015

Titan Books to release Firefly language guide and phrasebook. This will be out in March 2016. Head over to our Tumblr to check out the cover art and information about the book and author.

May 06 2015

QMx is offering Firefly playing cards. They look pretty nice.

April 26 2015

An interview with Greg Edmonson at WonderCon 2015. Earlier this month, the Comic Issues division of Pixelated Geek had a short video interview with Edmonson. Firefly is discussed, natch.

April 17 2015

Point/Counterpoint: Does Firefly Still Matter? In which two io9 writers debate the show.

April 11 2015

How far the Firefly DVDs have travelled aboard the International Space Station. Remember when the Firefly DVDs went up into space back in 2007? Well Michael Interbartolo has calculated how many miles they've gone round the Earth since docking.

March 26 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company names a few favourite things they'd like to see brought back. A certain short-lived sci-fi space western makes the list.

March 25 2015

Flash's Jesse L. Martin releases a beautiful gospel cover of the Firefly theme song. This was done to thank Joss for his donation to his Kickstarter for the musical short film, "The Letter Carrier".

March 23 2015

23 fun facts about Firefly. "Inara Serra" is a Hittite goddess?

March 22 2015

TV Reboot tournament: 'Firefly' vs. 'Pushing Daisies' in the final. Esquire's "championship game, the Thrilla in Cancelled Showville-a... or something." There's a related interview with Nathan and Alan about the tournament.

March 11 2015

Firefly Monopoly exists. Firefly Jenga to follow?

February 20 2015

Anatomy of the cover art for Serenity: Those Left Behind #1. John Cassaday tweets some great Mal artwork.

February 14 2015

Firefly Funko 6" action figure photos from Toy Fair via The Fwoosh. These are prototypes, they aim to have them in stores by May.

February 11 2015

10 villains who were supposed to come back... and never did. Firefly makes it on the list. Guess who?
Images of Firefly Legacy Collection action figure series leaked. The image is apparently a low-quality scan of their ToyFair press book, and the actual figures should be on display at the event in a few weeks. The scan can be seen in more detail at an unofficial Funko Facebook page.

January 29 2015

Cortex app, for Firefly Online, goes live today. The official companion app for the mmo game from QMx is live today. More...

January 18 2015

Firefly Fistful of Credits board game now available for pre-order. It's a co-operative heist game and will be out in April.

January 12 2015

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1 wins Gem Award. The comic book won in the Licensed Comic of the Year category. More...

January 08 2015

Who's your favourite character from Firefly or Serenity? io9 asks that all important question.

December 26 2014

Cracked looks at whether the Browncoats were really the good guys and the Alliance was really the bad guy. It's Cracked so, naturally, it's a bit tongue in cheek, but a couple of nice points are raised, though I think them a bit off the mark on some.

December 13 2014

The Serenity Film-Scale Artisan Replica. It's a thing of beauty.

December 11 2014

Nathan Fillion discusses Firefly and Firefly Online with Larry King. Hulu has the clip. Nathan's whole episode is also on Hulu. David Boreanaz was also on the show recently. ETA: Link to the Firefly clip for outside the US.

December 02 2014

Leaves on the Wind is #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers List - Hardcover Graphic Books. The ranking reflects sales for the week ending November 22. The volume was released November 18.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind wins a Goodreads Choice Award. Big congratulations to Zack Whedon & Co.! More...
Autographed Serenity filming slate up for auction. Castle crew member Jay Galbo (lighting technician on Serenity) has put up for auction a filming slate from Serenity to benefit the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation. More...

November 23 2014

The most depressing Firefly gif ever. It's a teaser from Stephen Byrne's fan "The Animated Adventures Of Firefly" effort. There's a making of video as well.

November 20 2014

Out in March 2015 - "Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series". "Individual essays explore the series' place in the history of the space-Western subgenre, the political economy of the Alliance, and the uses of music and language in the series to immerse audiences in a multicultural future." More...

November 10 2014

23 one-season TV wonders. You can probably guess which Whedon show made this EW list.

November 08 2014

Out now - Serenity: Leaves on the Wind Hardcover. This volume collects the six-issue miniseries set after the events of Serenity, and the 2012 Free Comic Book Day story.

November 05 2014

"Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" is nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award 2014. It is nominated in the category "Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014". More...

October 30 2014

Rotten Tomatoes declares Firefly "Certified Fresh". The popular site has finally gathered up critical responses to the series. More...

October 20 2014

One of River's Serenity dresses is up for auction. It's the magenta dress River wore during the bank robbery (interrupted by the reavers) and at the end of the film. Plus some underthings that go with the dress. Starting bid is $1,750 and the auction will be held November 8. The listing appears to include some other Whedonverse things too, but I'm not well-versed enough to catch them all.

October 17 2014

First look at Firefly Online gameplay. I think I recognise those voices.

October 10 2014

Details about the Firefly Online video game from New York Comic Con. Michael Dorn and Kelly Hu will be in the game and there's going to be new Firefly cast interviews (via an app) as well.

October 09 2014

QMx has a Serenity plush available for pre-order. Little plush shuttles are included.

October 03 2014

It's amazing how badly Fox screwed up Joss Whedon's 'Firefly'. This Business Insider article came out last week. More...
Technical Director John O'Neill talks Firefly Online. The game is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2015.

September 29 2014

Wash quote in xkcd comic on iOS 8 predictive text.

September 25 2014

10 Space Empires that actually make economic sense. The Econ 101 of SF empires, according to io9 -- the Alliance checks in at #5.

September 22 2014

The Firefly version of Clue is now available in stores. The link is for Barnes & Noble, because I've seen the physical game on the shelf of my local store. More...

September 20 2014

From one Cap'n to another. William Shatner tweets a polite request.

September 16 2014

Nakatomi Inc. will print a limited run of Mal and Inara portraits. They're the latest installment of their free print series and are free... if one purchases another print from them. There are a lot of details, and it appears to me that one can't simply purchase these right out. The link has full details and what-not. More...

September 10 2014

The Verse - a Firefly fan film. It's made by Loot Crate and it's not too bad. More...

August 30 2014

Shiny! 'Firefly' crew gets its own Funko toys. Available September 20th. More...

August 28 2014

Yet another Buzzfeed episode-ranking listicle. Alexis Nedd at BuzzFeed claims to offer "The Definitive Ranking Of 'Firefly' Episodes". More...

August 25 2014

Coming soon - the Firefly Collector's Edition Yahtzee Game. No, you didn't imagine this. Same goes for the Firefly version of Clue.

August 20 2014

Hitfix's Uncanceled Showdown 2014 - Quarter Finals. Firefly is up against Jericho in this round of voting, and is lagging way behind!! I know we can help!

August 12 2014

Jewel Staite - "There is nothing cuter than mini Browncoats. Nothing". She posts a picture of young Firefly cosplayers to her Instagram page.

August 06 2014

Syfy UK acquires Firefly and Serenity. TVWise says "Syfy UK will begin airing Firefly on weekdays in the 9pm slot from Monday August 25th, with Serenity following on Saturday September 13th at 9pm."

July 25 2014

First gameplay trailer for Firefly Online. As previously covered the cast return for the game.
The Firefly cast will reunite for the Firefly Online game. The news was announced in the game developer's panel at Comic-Con this evening. The game will feature the entire cast, plus Alan Tudyk in multiple roles. Michael Fairman returns as Niska. More...

July 24 2014

Cult shows that would have survived in the streaming age. No prizes for guessing which Whedon show made the list in The Guardian.

July 22 2014

Time Out's 100 best sci-fi movies. The magazine polled leading lights in the fields of both science and science fiction (including Guillermo del Toro, George RR Martin and Stephen King) and it's a good list to read. Serenity came 95th, with Time Out describing it as "whip-smart, action-packed and wildly inventive".

July 15 2014

Joss Whedon now gives us a Firefly drawing. Real news will resume next week when Comic-Con starts. But for now, enjoy the silly season.

July 12 2014

Firefly Online to present first public demo at SDCC 2014. Going to be a very shiny convention.

June 27 2014

Georges Jeanty interview at SlayAlive. SlayAlive talks to Georges about his work on the now concluded Serenity miniseries.

June 25 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6. It's the final issue of the incredibly enjoyable Serenity sequel miniseries.

June 24 2014

"Firefly" movie welcome. Article in local paper about movie franchises. I presume they meant that a movie based off the series Firefly was welcome.

June 22 2014

Rolling Stone's Top 20 Sci-Fi films of the 21st Century. Serenity clocks in at #7.

June 16 2014

Five fictional worlds you don't want to live in. One of Joss' worlds made it onto that list. Mostly due to the highly dangerous journey to get there in the first place ;).

June 15 2014

Kickstarter for Sci Fi Museum in LA that will include Firefly. Thought this might be of interest to folks. Rewards include 2 Firefly related activities and drinks with Jane Espenson. More...

June 11 2014

(SPOILER) Preview: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #6. The final issue of Zack Whedon's Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. More...

June 03 2014

Firefly nod in documentation for new Swift programming language. Apple released a new programming language today. Their documentation example for how to use arrays? Occupation list for Mal, Kaylee and Jayne (public relations, of course).

June 02 2014

Happy Birthday to Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite! The two lovely and talented ladies are 35 and 32 years old today, respectively.

May 28 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5. It's the penultimate part of Zack Whedon's tale.

May 20 2014

Dallas Comic Con 2014 Firefly Cast Panel. Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass, Gina Torres, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk (briefly, via iPhone) were on stage before an enormous crowd (they ran out of chairs, many people had to stand) at this past Sunday's convention in Dallas, Texas. More...

May 17 2014

QMX preview 1/6 scale Malcolm Reynolds figure , online as well as at Dallas Comic Con. He's the first in a range of realistic Firefly figures. More...

May 15 2014

(SPOILER) Preview: Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5: A preview of the fifth issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind written by Zack Whedon.

May 05 2014

Seven foot LEGO Serenity is absolutely perfect. "This was filmed over the course of about 14 months and encompasses 4166 individual images, taken at 60 second intervals, plus detail images from the first build. More...

April 30 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #4. We're now in the second half of Zack Whedon's mini-series.

April 27 2014

The Real History of Science Fiction - "Space" on BBC America. 'Firefly' was used as an example of the appeal of beaten up ‘dirty space’. Includes commentary by Nathan Fillion .

April 25 2014

Happy Birthday, Gina Torres! 45 today, and still going strong!

April 19 2014

Firefly used as example in The Periodic Table of Storytelling. Story tropes are put into a very cool "periodic table" format. The "Rebellious Spirit" archetype is even given the trope name Mal! More...

April 17 2014

Dallas Comic-Con will have the full Firefly cast in attendance. It was posted back in March that they had most of the cast, but since then they've announced the remaining four will be coming. So it's a full set. More...
(SPOILER) Preview for Serenity: Leaves on the wind #4. This issue will be out on the 30th.
Astronaut makes first ever Instagram selfie from the ISS, wearing a Firefly t-shirt. Astronaut Steve Swanson took the very first Instagram selfie in space. And just to show he's a big damn hero, he did it wearing a Firefly t-shirt. More...

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