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March 10 2014

Firefly and Nathan Fillion to appear in "The Real History of Science Fiction." The 4-part BBC America program begins April 19. The second episode on April 26 "discusses the appeal of the beaten up 'dirty space' of Dark Star and Firefly."

February 26 2014

(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. The adventures of Mal and co continue in the second part of Zack Whedon's miniseries.

February 21 2014

(SPOILER) Georges Jeanty's Slayalive Q/A for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. There also some house cleaning Buffy comic answers from Goerges's work on season 8/9.

February 18 2014

Firefly After Show episode 1. John Campea of AMC Movie Talk hosts a new after show that will cover the whole series. More...

February 14 2014

(SPOILER) Preview of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. This issue will be out on the 26th.
'Firefly and Story Structure, Advanced' - an examination of 'Out of Gas'. This essay originally appeared in the Serenity Found anthology.
The 10 most bad ass couples in movie history. Guess who made this list on IGN? More...

February 12 2014

'Firefly' producer: A limited series reboot could be great. Yep.
Review of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind issue 1. The issue came out last month.

February 01 2014

Which Firefly character are you? Fun quiz over at BuddyTV.

January 29 2014

(SPOILER) 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind' writer Zack Whedon highlights six key scenes. Spoilers if you haven't read the first issue yet.
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind on Geek & Sundry's Talkin Comics Weekly. Geek & Sundry's Amy Dallen talks about the newest Serenity comic and launches a rocket in celebration!
Pop Culture Hound podcast interviews Zack Whedon. They talk about his writing career and, among other things, the new Serenity: Leaves on the Wind miniseries. More...
(SPOILER) Discuss Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Find out what happened to Mal and co in the first issue of this six part mini-series. As well as the Georges Jeanty variant cover, there's Ghost Variant and Acme Comics variant cover art as well.

January 28 2014

A recap of every Serenity comic (so far). Which is quite handy seeing as 'Leaves on the Wind' #1 is out tomorrow.

January 27 2014

Pre-Order opens for "Leaves on the Wind" #1 variant cover. ACME comics are offering their exclusive variant at cover price and are shipping world wide.
(SPOILER) Nerdist's review of 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind' #1. "Whether you are a hardcore or casual fan, be prepared to get totally emotionally invested in this crew all over again." More...

January 26 2014

Firefly Online video game approved for Steam on PC. The game launches during September.

January 20 2014

Too pretty to die: the ultimate statue of Malcolm Reynolds. io9 have an exclusive first look at the latest QMx statue, plus there's a Firefly/X-Files poster, a "cutaway" version of Serenity and a "Leaf on the Wind" pendant.

January 14 2014

Can't Stop The Serenity Logo Contest NEW super-extended deadline. On accounta because they really need you and your Awesome Art Braining. More...

January 10 2014

Another dos Santos cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. It was attached to an interview conducted by Comic Book Resources discussing Dark Horse's upcoming year.

January 01 2014

Dan Dos Santos' cover art for an upcoming issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. Jewel Staite tweeted the pic and it's either for issue 4 or 6.

December 22 2013

Gifts for the Firefly fan in your life. Or alternatively, just get them for yourself.

December 21 2013

"The Age of Enthusiasm": Internet memes, viral marketing, and Jayne hats. A discussion of how "enthusiasm" spreads rapidly online, and how corporations struggle to understand it and turn it into profit. The iconic Jayne hat is one of the article's central examples.

December 19 2013

Reavers vs. The Gremlins. Who will win?

December 18 2013

'Firefly in the Darkness' - a book for children. This a tale of a firefly in a valley. The fan project is run by the Browncoats of Poland and the book can be downloaded for free in English or Polish. There's a printed hardcover version as well (proceeds from that go to Kids Need To Read). Check out the YouTube video for more info.
'Serenity' comic artist walks us through creating a cover. If you've seen Dan Dos Santos' cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3, you'll know how impressive it is. The artist speaks to MTV News about he created it.
A very exclusive variant cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. You can only get this one at Acme Comics in Greensboro, North Carolina. It make a cool prize for a CSTS event.

December 12 2013

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #5 cover revealed. It's the full-art version of the sketch Adam Baldwin has had as his avatar for the past couple of months.
io9 offers huge glimpse at the in-progress Firefly Online game. There's a few bits that have been seen before but a whole lot that hasn't yet.
SF Debris examines Firefly's "Objects in Space". This particular video "essay" talks about the episode's inherent existentialism and what it means to him. Contains a small amount of adult language. More...

December 06 2013

(SPOILER) Zack Whedon sheds light on 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. More artwork and more plot details about what happened after the events of 'Serenity'.

December 04 2013

Geekabye Baby's awesome Firefly giveaway. Lots of great handmade Firefly/Serenity items to be given away. Perfect for the holiday season!

November 30 2013

Volunteers needed for CSTS 2014! Anyone who'd like to help out, this link is the place to be! :)

November 28 2013

The top 5 underrated sci-fi movie masterpieces. Guess what is in there...though I have to say that it is not so under-rated nowadays.

November 26 2013

QMx is having a Big Damn Sale! Quantum Mechanix has announced the details of their Black Friday sale, including what 'Verse related products they hock will be seeing their price slashed. More...

November 24 2013

Firefly DVD set for $5.99 on Amazon. I've never seen the price this low. Need to get stocking stuffers? Additional loaner copies?

November 22 2013

(SPOILER) Preview page for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Dark Horse tweeted the pic earlier today.

November 17 2013

Can't Stop The Serenity auction kicks off. Lots of goodies to be had here. For instance, there's a Firefly Companion book signed by Joss and a Much Ado poster signed by Joss and some of the cast. All proceeds go to Equality Now and the direct link to the auction can be found here.

November 15 2013

(SPOILER) Cover art and info for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. This will come out on February 26th of next year.

November 14 2013

Kickstarter for a licensed Serenity USB drive. Seems pretty pricey (and huge) for a 8GB thumb drive that's not even USB 3. But at least they have the licensing set up ahead of time and have a history of similar licensed devices (Voltron, Gigantor, etc) to make it look legit.

November 13 2013

Zack Whedon talks to TFAW about Serenity comics. Some new details on "Leaves on the Wind". Strangely the interview seems to think Zack's only written one other Serenity comic and that only Patton Oswalt's "Float Out" was post-movie, neither of which are true.

November 11 2013

New book on fandom features our Big Damn Heroes on the cover. Also has a chapter on the fan film Browncoats: Redemption.

November 10 2013

Georges Jeanty comments on Joss and Firefly. When asked if the new Serenity mini-series was the final nail in the coffin for new tv or film adventures, Georges said "I thought just the opposite, I thought, especially when Joss was on it, this was something where if there was gonna be a film, he was working it out in comics first."

November 08 2013

The official Firefly car freshener. Courtesy of ToyVault, this product almosts rivals QMx's Serenity Spirit animal in terms of "yeahbutwhat".

October 31 2013

(SPOILER) Zack Whedon talks about Serenity's next chapter in 'Leaves on the Wind'. Plus there's Dan Dos Santos' cover art for the second issue of the mini-series.

October 30 2013

Georges Jeanty chats about 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind'. Another interview with him from New York Comic-Con can be found at Project Million Entertainment.

October 22 2013

Serenity: Joss Whedon's dry run at The Avengers. Badass Digest has a look at the similarities between the two movies.

October 09 2013

Dark Horse unveils Zack Whedon's "Serenity: Leaves on the Wind". This is the much anticipated six issue mini-series sequel to Serenity.

October 06 2013

Another Whedon-flavored list of shows canceled before their time. The TV Staff at HuffPo offer their take on shows that were canceled too soon, complete with animated gifs. More...

October 05 2013

'Chasing Fireflies' - 'Verse art. Patrick Ballesteros did a follow up piece to his 'Brownie Coat' print.

October 04 2013

CSTS has a poll up for donation split percentages. "The question has two choices. You can only vote once although you can change your vote until the poll is closed. You’ve only got until October 12, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST to get your vote counted."
Fifty great famous last words from the movies. Wash's "I am a leaf on the wind" gets included in this rather enjoyable list.

October 01 2013

Kaylee parasol replica now for sale at ThinkGeek. You'll need to add your own rips and tares to make it screen-accurate. But it looks like a great recreaton of the original prop for $20.

September 20 2013

"This is an auspicious day. We all know what day it is". It's Unification Day.
Georges Jeanty illustrates Dark Horse's Serenity. Comic Book Resources has an interview with the artist and there's preview artwork to be had as well.

September 16 2013

One Twitter user tweets Serenity in the clouds. I thought this Serenity-shaped cloud would make everyone's day shiny.
Sarah Paulson talks about Serenity and working with Joss. She has somewhat mixed feelings regarding the movie but really wants to work with Joss again.

September 12 2013

CSTS is seeking opinion on charity donation distribution percentages. The discussion on whether or not to let cities donate more of the current 25% of monies raised to a charity other than Equality Now and they are seeking opinions from the fandom. If you wish to comment on twitter, they are asking you use #cstssay as a hashtag.

September 08 2013

Summer Glau coming to Supanova in Australia. Summer Glau is joining Sean Maher in Brisbane and Adelaide in November this year! Yay!
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 04 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 27 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.

August 13 2013

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 01 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 29 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 19 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 17 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...
ThinkGeek announces Kaylee-inspired messenger bag. Based on her jumpsuit, the bag will be available starting in October for $39.99. More...

July 15 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 22 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

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 04 2013

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

June 03 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.
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

May 13 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. 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...

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