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September 08 2013

AV Club recommends Serenity. Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: The genre-blending sequel Riddick inspires five days of space Westerns.
Vote for Mal Reynolds on IMDb Poll. For best US TV antihero. There's also Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D on a Most Anticipated New Shows Poll here (Log in required).

September 06 2013

Yet another Serenity comic teaser from Dark Horse. Panels two through five of page six of something the filename truncates to SERENLW.

September 05 2013

"Stripping" River Tam's Amygdala - a Firefly essay. This chapter from 'The Psychology of Joss Whedon' anthology examines whether the Alliance could really make a psychic.

August 31 2013

Last day to enter to win the Serenity Steelbook Comic Blu-Ray pack (and 16 other films). via Universal Studios Entertainment's Facebook page.

August 28 2013

"Jaynestown" LIVE on stage at SF's The Dark Room Theater, Weekends in October. "Don't miss this live rendition of Firefly! Come to The Dark Room Theater this October to discover the fate of Canton and its impromptu hero before it's too late!"

August 23 2013

Dark Horse Comics asks, "Where's Serenity?" The comics publisher teases "the future of the franchise at Dark Horse", with news heading our way in the coming months via the #WheresSerenity hashtag on their various social media channels. ETA: Another image can be found here.

August 22 2013

Mudder's Milk Cocktail from Geek & Sundry Vlogger Mitch. Mitch Hutts creates a "Mudder's Milk" cocktail in his new vlog, "All the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma's best turkey dinner, plus 15 percent alcohol. Shiny." More...

August 16 2013

Your first look at the Firefly board game. Nerd Approved played the game at GenCon and posted a set of photos of the board and various game components.

August 14 2013

Women in the Box: Zoe Washburne, Firefly. Sabienna Bowman discusses Zoe in her 'Women in the Box' series on This Was Television.
Firefly episode "Out of Gas" screening in theater with permission from Twentieth Century Fox. Congratulations Orange County Browncoats! More...

August 08 2013

Firefly - Out to the Black Card Game Kickstarter canceled. Toy Vault/Game Salute pulls the plug on 38x-funded project 6 days before the pledged funds are actually collected. More...

August 06 2013

Joss Whedon interview on Rove Live - from 2005! Joss appeared on the Australian talk show Rove Live in September 2005 when he was promoting Serenity (and still had hair!). He talks about how the film got made and also reveals a huge secret.

August 05 2013

Firefly cast talks about best moments. It's a clip from a panel featuring Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite and Alan Tudyk at the recent Fandomfest con in Kentucky.

August 02 2013

'Mal Contents' - a Firefly essay. This originally appeared in the 'Serenity Found' anthology.
Firefly: Out to the Black card game Kickstarter Campaign. Toy Vault, Inc. has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their new Firefly-inspired card game! More...

July 30 2013

'Let's see what happens next' - more comic books set after Serenity will be coming our way. Comic Book Resources recaps Dark Horse's Star Wars vs. Serenity panel at Comic-Con. Scott Allie said that there will be more Zack Whedon penned stores set after the movie and quotes Joss as saying "Let's see what happens next".

July 20 2013

"Lemon" - a Firefly version of the famous Volkswagen Beetle ad. The prints of this are sold out but it's a really good take on the 1960 ad. Kudos.

July 18 2013

QMx announces Firefly/Serenity mobile game. Firefly Online is a "multi-user, social online role-playing game that will initially be available for smartphones and tablets, including those based on iOS and Android operating systems." More...

July 17 2013

ThinkGeek announces Kaylee-inspired messenger bag. Based on her jumpsuit, the bag will be available starting in October for $39.99. More...

July 16 2013

The guy who makes armor and space suits for TV and movies. Chris Gilman of the Global Effects prop and costume house talks about some of the space suits he's made for film and television. He pays particular attention to the plated space suit worn by Mal in Firefly and Serenity.
The 10 gorram shiniest Firefly spinoffs this end of the 'Verse. Who wouldn't watch 'That's Badger!'.

July 10 2013

Happy Birthday, Ron Glass! Our favorite shepherd turns 68 today.
Browncoats of Poland say they're ready for a visit from Mal. Last year, Nathan Fillion apparently said he'd like to visit Poland. That country's Browncoats have made a video to show them how prepared they are for such a thing.
Toy Vault announce mini-plush Mal. It'll be out in the Fall.

June 23 2013

Nathan Fillion reveals Comic-Con 2013 plans. Our Captain doesn't actually say whether he will be at SDCC exactly, but he will be at Zachary Levi's Nerd HQ outside it (through Nerd Machine).

June 20 2013

Can't Stop the Serenity - celebrating Joss Whedon's birthday in a big way. Want to see Serenity on the big screen this weekend? The CSTS website has details of where you can see the movie. And check the events page for other dates.

June 19 2013

Firefly, Snap Zooms, and Joss Whedonís influence on Man of Steel. A neat piece on Joss's use of the "snap zoom" in Firefly, and how it has influenced action cinematography.

June 11 2013

Serenity tattoo on Jewel Staite's TV boyfriend. On "The Killing," Jewel pulls down Joel Kinnaman's shirt to reveal "Serenity" tattooed on his chest. On Twitter, Joss says he watches this AMC show, resurrected for a third season.

June 05 2013

Fly the best gorram ship on your Garmin. Anyone with a Garmin navigation system can now have Serenity as their vehicle.

June 04 2013

Sci Fi Film and TV Art exhibit includes Firefly and Serenity among others. Art Directors Guild putting on a summer long exhibit in Burlingame, California.

June 03 2013

Nathan Fillion comments on the umpteenth "will we see more Firefly?" question. He does give a very diplomatic answer.
Videos from the Firefly panel at Wizard World Philadelphia. Adam, Gina, Summer and Jewel were on the panel and a good time seemed to be had by all.

May 31 2013

Watch Joss Whedon introduce Serenity at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This is from yesterday evening. There was a Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A before hand.
Top 10 unexpected movie deaths. "Serenity" comes in at 2'15''.

May 16 2013

The ultimate spaceship face-off. Nine famous space vessels (including the smoothest ride in the Verse) face off to see who is the fastest in this article from Slate.com.

May 14 2013

'Mars Needs Women' - a Firefly essay. This originally appeared in the Serenity Found anthology.

May 07 2013

Serenity Steelbook Blu-ray coming out in the US. Amazon.com has it listed for a release on June 25th. Plus you get three other formats of the movie thrown in for good measure.

May 03 2013

Meet the people making the Firefly RPG. (Also: female artists wanted.) The blog of the official Margaret Weis website offers a look at the people making their officially-licensed Firefly role-playing game. Relatedly, the art director is seeking female artists to balance his team.

April 26 2013

Which Sci-Fi series do you think will stand the test of time? BBC's Mark Kermode asks his blog readers - and everyone's favourite space western gets a nod. More...

April 18 2013

Sean Maher and Jewel Staite will appear at Serenity Forever. The event is organized by StarFury and will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Heathrow from September 13 to September 15. More...

April 15 2013

Alan Tudyk plays dark role in Jackie Robinson movie. Our favorite space pilot plays a very different role in the new movie 42, about baseball great Jackie Robinson. Tudyk plays Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman, who is seen yelling racist comments at Jackie when he is at bat. More...

April 10 2013

ThinkGeek to donate profits from licensed Jayne hats to Can't Stop the Serenity. Even though ThinkGeek has nothing to do with the cease and desist notices, some fans have associated the company with the Fox crackdown on Etsy sellers. ThinkGeek's website says "we'll continue making that donation until we run out of stock of Jayne Hats."

April 09 2013

Fox lawyers shut down Etsy shops selling unlicensed Jayne hats. If you're really desperate for a hat, ask your mother to knit you one with this pattern courtesy of QMx and the Austin Browncoats or buy the licensed version at ThinkGeek. ETA: Since they've been sucked into the fanstorm regarding the hats, ThinkGeek posted a blog entry on the matter.

April 05 2013

Adam Baldwin on Jayne's perfect woman, Firefly's demise and more. He's a guest at this weekend's Planet Comicon in Kansas City.

April 01 2013

Cracked April Fools' list. A Whedonverse related April Fools' joke that would break the internet.

March 29 2013

20 iconic Captain Mal moments from 'Firefly' and 'Serenity'. In honor of Nathan Fillion's birthday, BuzzFeed takes a look back at "the role that made him a geek god."
Call for Papers: Joss Whedon's Firefly. In an effort to redress the lack of Firefly in academic discussion, a new book has been proposed. The organisers are looking for 5,000-7,000-word contributions that fall into the broad areas of politics, race, class and agency. Proposals have to be in by May 1st.

March 28 2013

What Firefly taught me about small biz marketing. It would seem that lessons can be learnt from the show and applied to business marketing.

March 27 2013

TARDIS Eruditorum tackles Firefly. "Star Trek if Robert Holmes had written it."

March 26 2013

If the characters of Firefly lived in Game of Thronesí Westeros, these would be their sigils. Someone made some shiny fan art crossing the Game of Thrones and Browncoat fandoms (via Reddit).

March 22 2013

Firefly Steelbook Edition Blu-ray also coming to Australia. It's available for pre-ordering at JB Hi-Fi. As previously announced, the Steelbook will be on sale in the UK in April. If you're hoping it will come out elsewhere, then prepare to be sad. The 20th Century Fox press release sent to us says the Steelbook is "exclusively created for Australian and UK territories".

March 20 2013

Blastr lists 14 sci-fi film characters who are worthy of their own movie. Poorly spelled website lists one of the Serenity crew as a possibility.

March 15 2013

Joss Whedon on Kickstarter and Firefly: "Right now, it's a complete non-Kickstarter for me". He says that the success of the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign "doesn't just open the floodgates" for Firefly/Serenity.

March 13 2013

Jeremy Jahns reviews Firefly. The renowned YouTube reviewer gives his in-depth review of Firefly, and elaborates on why it means so much to him.

March 09 2013

Toy Vault announces "Firefly: Out to the Black", a cooperative card game. Their first in a line of Firefly-themed tabletop games. They made the announcement via Facebook. A version of the rules can is available here. More...

March 01 2013

10 greatest handguns in all of science fiction and fantasy. Including at least one familiar object that tends to go 'BANG!' More...

February 25 2013

Serenity Steelbook Blu-ray out in the UK today. It's one of Universal's 100th Anniversary editions. In related news, the Firefly Steelbook Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk.

February 23 2013

Fictional foods we want to try. A.V. Club Q&A list includes Mudder's Milk. More...

February 22 2013

Firefly reference in today's Love and Capes. Today's strip tells us that the main character (a superhero) in Love and Capes is a Firefly fan, even if his girlfriend doesn't get it.
Denver's Westword laments Firefly, promotes midnight shows of Serenity. Another article on the loss of Firefly to promote local weekend Serenity screenings "The Esquire (art house theater in Denver) is airing Firefly's film sequel, Serenity, this Friday and Saturday, February 22-23, as part of their Midnight Madness program."
Makers of Firefly 'fan-game' abuse DMCA to try to silence critic. Whedonesquer The One True b!X's web host received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act request for content removal. The developer is trying to make a Firefly video game without a license via fan funding.

February 17 2013

Firefly Steelbook Edition Blu-ray coming out in the UK. According to Amazon.co.uk and other sites it will be out on April 1st. You can pre-order it at Sainsbury's and Zavii.

February 13 2013

Browncoat Valentine's Day designs. Pretty cunning, don't ya think?

February 11 2013

Gale Force Nine announces 'Firefly: The Game'. According to ICv2, the board game will debut at Gencon.

February 07 2013

Alan Tudyk on how Firefly could come back. Hypable's interview with Alan Tudyk asks questions such as how Wash could be brought back into the series.
Artist James Hance is painting each 'Firefly' cast member today. "Remember yesterday when I said 'Hey! How about on Wednesday I paint the entire crew of the good ship Serenity! You know - all 9 of them, in one day!" So far, Kaylee, Jayne, Shepherd, Zoe, and Wash have been completed. Jewel Staite and Adam Baldwin have tweeted their endorsements. More...

February 03 2013

TV gripes you should quit complaining about. Time to move on from "Firefly was awesome and Fox cancelled it!"?

February 01 2013

Adam Baldwin talks Joss, Jayne and Serenity dreams. In which Adam ponders on the greatest challenge a Serenity sequel would face.

January 30 2013

Firefly pick-up lines. "I am a leaf on the wind... in bed".

January 29 2013

Joss Whedon talks about every episode of Firefly in this month's SciFiNow. The magazine is available in print and digital (iTunes) edition.

January 28 2013

Joss Whedon ponders a Firefly/Serenity resurrection. "And I always, in the back of my head, think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'"

January 22 2013

Real life Firefly spaceship...kinda. Robotic Spaceships called FireFlies will inspect asteroid mining targets, the first of which are targeted for launch in 2015. More...

January 21 2013

'Firefly' board games and more coming. Toy Vault, Inc. announces that it has entered a licensing arrangement with Fox to produce 'Firefly' table-top games, plush, and novelty items.
'Mal's Morals' - a 'Verse essay. This examination of moral pornography originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

January 17 2013

10 decent movies that were doomed by unfair memes. io9 places a familiar one at the top of the list, although "decent" certainly undersells it!
Autopilot Podcast does Firefly pilot. 2 Tech podcast legends discuss the pilot in their latest episode.

January 16 2013

Big Damn Heroes - Zoe. QMX sneak peeks the next in the Big Damn Heroes Line and it's another winner!

January 15 2013

River Tam and the Weaponized Women of the Whedonverse. This essay originally appeared in the 'Serenity Found' anthology.

January 10 2013

Saving lives in Serenity: can a fanboy and physics change a movie? A Scientific American guest blogger tries to prove that the movie was "wrong".
Sneak peek at the latest issue of Firefly Owner Monthly! This a stellar fan effort.

January 07 2013

Wired magazine's "100 quotations every geek should know". Check out #51 & #60, you might known them!

January 06 2013

Firefly MMO claims to have Fox's blessing for an "inspired" title. DarkCryo wrote on their Facebook page "With the well wishes of Fox Entertainment Group, we have reactivated the FUO MMORPG Facebook page in preparation for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign." Further comments clarified that it was for an "inspired" title and it would be launching on the 20th on Indiegogo. ETA: And in a surreal turn of events, Kotaku seems to think it's all a Yes Men stunt.

January 05 2013

Science Channel put Firefly deleted scenes online. The Science Channel has released three deleted scenes (from the DVD) that aired during the special in November - one of them reveals that River wanted to marry her brother!

December 27 2012

Merry Christmas from Down In Front! As a secret, surprise gift, four filmmakers who traditionally record film commentaries provide a track for the Firefly pilot, "Serenity". Contains some adult language. More...

December 23 2012

Browncoat Jersey on sale. A great gift for any Browncoat who loves hockey! Also there's a Jayne jersey . More...

December 19 2012

We don't need another Star Wars movie! According to this Salon article, Disney could learn a lesson or three from the great "Firefly" More...

December 13 2012

Dec 13th 2002 - Firefly's cancellation announced. Bugger, indeed. Objects in Space premiered the same day.

December 10 2012

Gingerbread Serenity. Awesome image collection of a novel Christmas treat. More...

December 07 2012

Spaceship Skeletal Survey: The Serenity. An interesting take on our favourite Firefly class vessel. Another version of Serenity by the same artist can be found here.

December 04 2012

Not Always Right goes Firefly. A Firefly fan working retail has to explain the verse to a newbie. More...

December 03 2012

Serenity voted second favourite sci-fi spaceship by SFX readers. It got beaten to the number one slot by the TARDIS.

November 30 2012

Production Designer Carey Meyer talks about working on Firefly. He discusses the design of the ship.

November 23 2012

Firefly DVD Box Set for only $8!! Amazon.com is doing the deal.

November 20 2012

Please Bring Firefly Back (For Christmas). Perhaps the best Christmas Song of 2012.... Wonderful job by Mikey Mason.

November 18 2012

Best Buy has the Blu-Ray Firefly box set for only $13 with free shipping!

November 14 2012

Bring Back Firefly T-shirt. Stylin' Online has other Firefly shirts as well.

November 13 2012

Browncoats Unite delivers big for the Science Channel. According to the network, the Sunday night special "garnered a total of 1.2 million viewers and was also the Science Channel's most-watched Sunday night ever among the 25-54 demo with a 0.5 rating".
'Firefly': still aglow after 10 years. Nathan Fillion says our favourite western in space is "the bar to which we compare every job."
Firefly fan film Browncoats: Independence War slated for Summer 2013. Says the site: "For six months, 16 Combat Brigades of the Independence Army held off a massive Alliance assault on the Planet Hera. They made their final stand in the mountains of the southern continent - in a place called 'Serenity Valley'."

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