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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 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.
TV Guide's Best TV Show Fans contest winners. Firefly and Buffy are #4 and 6, respectively, and Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars (both of which Joss has said he's a fan of) are at #20 and 24, respectively.

December 10 2012

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

December 09 2012

Lego Firefly Serenity playset now an (unofficial) reality. The set that was originally a huge success on Cuusoo, but rejected by Lego can now be ordered as an unofficial set.

December 08 2012

Serenity on Mental Floss' List of Scifi Gingerbread Creations. The shiniest spaceship in the 'verse looks pretty good in cookie form.

December 04 2012

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

November 30 2012

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

November 20 2012

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

November 19 2012

Firefly's one-time official blogger selling rare crew jacket. Kelly Wheeler -- she of the official Firefly blog in 2002 and your Blue Sun cola spokesmodel -- is selling one on eBay: "Crew Jacket given to the FIREFLY crew by the wonderful/generous/good-looking Writers/Producers (yes, that means Joss & Tim)."

November 14 2012

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

November 13 2012

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'."

November 12 2012

Bid on the set for Science Channel's Firefly anniversary special. It's a charity auction. "This is your chance to bring home the table, five chairs and lamps used by the cast and writers when shooting the Firefly Anniversary Special, airing on Science! Made by the production designers who worked on the series itself, take home this homage to Serenity today and be the shiney-est Browncoat ever!" More...

November 10 2012

Firefly 10th Anniversary this Sunday on the Science Channel. A nice write up of what we're all waiting for this Sunday.
Sean Maher wants Whedon to make Serenity sequel. Hero Complex talks to Sean Maher about Firefly and the reunion special coming up on Sunday and the possibility of a Serenity sequel.

November 09 2012

Nathan Fillion reveals Alan Tudyk's Firefly script idea. It involves big, feral dogs and dog pheromone. More...
"Livin' on a Prayer" spoken by the cast of Firefly. Fan videos don't get much more awesome than this.
Jewel Staite calls Firefly "the one that got away". With the reunion special airing on Sunday, Hero Complex spoke to Jewel about Firefly, Serenity, Joss and what's next for her.

November 08 2012

A Review of Browncoats Unite. The special airs Sunday night on The Science Channel (after a Firefly marathon). Diane Werts over at Newsday provides an early review.
And Now, a Joyful Firefly Music Video: "No Power in the Verse Can Stop Me". This Sunday, the Science Channel celebrates Firefly's tenth anniversary, with Firefly: Browncoats Unite. They gave us some autotuned goodness to rest our ears on.

November 02 2012

Watch a clip from the Firefly special "Browncoats Unite". This footage from the Science Channel show may not be viewable in some countries.

November 01 2012

The 5 ways sci-fi universes treat black characters. Cracked article exploring how black characters are written in Sci-fi. Firefly is number 3 on the list.
Nathan has been tweeting fan Halloween costumes. I just cannot get over the awesomeness of this Serenity. I want to make my own now!

October 31 2012

QMX reveals Firefly dog tags. Sergeant Malcolm Reynolds' dog tags will be available during the first half of 2013.

October 29 2012

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 49 today. More...

October 26 2012

Seven tragic Whedon deaths. Dorkly lists the 7 most tragic deaths that Joss Whedon created.

October 20 2012

Summer Glau talks Alphas' big Season 2 finale. Plus, the actress comments on Joss Whedon's S.H.I.E.L.D. series and ten years of Firefly.

October 17 2012

Firefly cast and writers discuss nudity in "Trash". After 5,000 tweets to a specified hashtag, Science Channel releases a clip from the roundtable discussion they shot for November's anniversary special.
Firefly, the tragic love of your life. CollegeHumor imagines what it would be like if TV shows were relationships.

October 15 2012

Is someone actually trying to make animated Firefly happen? Sean Maher tells the NY Post: "I know somebody who is actually trying to get that done, who has approached Joss [Whedon, the creator] about it. He used to work with Guillermo del Toro." You guess is as good as mine what that's all about, or not all about.

October 14 2012

Jewel Staite replaces Sean Maher at the Edmonton Expo. Sean unfortunately had to postpone his appearance, but his former co-star (and good friend) Jewel is taking over his spot!

October 13 2012

Watch the Firefly panel live at New York Comic Con. The Science Channel are showing the panel on their website and it'll kick off at around 6pm EST. There will also be live streaming on the New York Comic Con website.

October 12 2012

Science Channel promo for Firefly: Browncoats Unite special. The cable network has started running spots for it's 10th anniversary special which airs on November 11.

October 11 2012

Firefly drinking game. It's hard to stay sober with this one!

September 30 2012

Tim Minear and Jane Espenson reminisce about Firefly. A bittersweet article that came out on the 10th anniversary of our Big Damn Show. More...

September 28 2012

Firefly and lessons in contract law. The Legal Geeks look at Shindig, The Train Job and Out of Gas to find out what Firefly can tell us about contract issues.
How to create your own 'Verse. Use glow in the dark thread to pack a punch. More...

September 21 2012

MTV News interviews Nathan Fillion at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I would like to see a 'Firefly' video game. Wouldn't that be nice?" "Or an animated series. Let's do that."
Awesome Firefly art. What the title says. Just very cool artsy pictures of Mal, Zoe, Wash, Jayne, Kaylee, Inara, Simon, River and Book.
"We're Still Flying". The band Merit from Phoenix, AZ has used a clip from Firefly in the demo of their new song, "We're Still Flying". I'll give you one guess which clip they used.

September 20 2012

Firefly premiered 10 years ago today. "A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying."

September 18 2012

Nathan Fillion on the Newest Episode of Aisha Tyler's Girl on Guy Podcast. They discuss technology, geek culture, gaming, and achieving cult status. More...

September 17 2012

Science Channel to debut footage from Firefly special at NYCC. Sayeth the Hollywood Reporter, the cable network on "Saturday, Oct. 13 ... will unspool the first-look at the special ahead of its Nov. 11 premiere. 6:15-7:15 p.m., IGN Theater." More...

September 13 2012

Nathan Fillion on Hero Complex: The Show. Geoff Boucher talks to Nathan about acting in soap operas, meeting with Joss for Firefly and the musical way in which Joss writes.

September 09 2012

Scott Allie (Whedonverse editor at Dark Horse) doing a Reddit AMA. Looks like it went up about three hours ago, and questions have started to be posted. As per Twitter, I guess he's going to start checking them.

September 05 2012

Whedonesque (no relation. ed.) Burlesque - Seattle. After five sold out performances, Whedonesque Burlesque has left Seattle. Here are the cast photos. ('Whedonesque Burlesque' is not affiliated with our website. Ed.)

September 02 2012

"It's okay to leave them to die". Sean Maher talks to the New Melbourne Browncoats about All Things Firefly, Serenity & Browncoaty, and also about Much Ado About Nothing. More...

September 01 2012

Geeks after dark: fandom, humour and awkward sexiness. Huffington Post piece on a Geeks After Dark performance in Vancouver. More...

August 25 2012

Top 10 Sci-Fi Redheads. SFX list their top redheads in sci-fi and fantasy , including 3 from Whedon creations.

August 23 2012

The latest fan effort to bring back Firefly. Good luck with that.
Quantum Mechanix Inc. releases Firefly 10th anniversary celebration art print. The 27" x 40" lithograph was created by graphic designer Jeff Halsey and features Serenity's silhouette in front of a moon, as well as a quote.

August 17 2012

EW.com lists Buffy as the second best cult tv show ever. Though three weeks ago, the print edition listed it at number one. Firefly also got ranked at #12 or #11.

August 10 2012

Small Firefly reference in another Gutters webcomic. See if you can spot it.

August 07 2012

Dan Windman, TV Show Lawyer sues cancelled shows. Even a TV show suing lawyer realizes that bringing back Firefly is a tall order.

August 05 2012

Seven-foot long minifig-scale Serenity model is a Lego masterpiece. Adrian Drake spent 475 hours over the course of 21 months to build this painstakingly accurate model of Firefly's Serenity entirely out of Lego bricks. More...

August 04 2012

Watch "Adam Baldwin - Cocktails with Stan - Ep13" on YouTube. Comic book legend Stan Lee and co-host Jenna Busch interview Adam Baldwin about Firefly and ComicCon on Stan's YouTube program "Cocktails With Stan." More...

August 03 2012

Nathan Fillion does an impromtu AMA in /r/denver on Reddit! Our Captain apparently was practicing for his AMA in the wrong place...

July 24 2012

31 Years of Summer. Today is our beloved psychic killer woman, Dollhouse programmer and reprogrammed Terminator's 31st birthday! More...

July 20 2012

Morena Baccarin's SDCC address to cast and fans. Morena Baccarin filmed a short video for the Firefly SDCC panel from the set of Homeland (which unfortunately wasn't shown!)

July 19 2012

Interesting article on Asians in Firefly. An article on a Comic-Con 2012 question about Asians in Firefly. More...

July 18 2012

The Island Job. Firefly's Sheriff Bourne, Gregg Henry, guested on White Collar in the two-part season opener. Playing a fixer in an island paradise, he's still kinda the law...

July 17 2012

The Whedonverse: This Is War. Another AMAZING fan video from the prolific MrMorda898. One of the presenters showed this at the 5th Slayage Conference that just wrapped up in Vancouver, Canada, to show how the various Whedonverse shows have more in common than at first glance. More...

July 16 2012

Firefly at Comic-Con, one last thing. It's an utterly brilliant behind-the-scenes pic featuring Joss, Nathan and Alan.

July 14 2012

Morena Baccarin on Firefly's 10 year anniversary, Comic-Con and diversity. She couldn't be at yesterday's panel but to make up for it, there's a very good interview with her at The Huffington Post.
Watch a video of yesterday's Firefly reunion panel. TFAW.com have the panel up on YouTube as well. And you can watch videos of the post-Firefly panel press conference at the TheCinemaSource.com (scroll down to the bottom of the page and yes they were joking about a reboot).

July 13 2012

Joss Whedon is working the line waiting for Friday's 'Firefly Reunion'! Evidently there are a lot of Browncoats lined up in the rain overnight waiting for the panel on Friday. At one point (a couple of hours ago) Adam Baldwin walked by to say 'Hi', but about a half hour ago Joss showed up and is taking his time walking the line and signing autographs. More...
Alan Tudyk cast in Disney movie "Wreck-It Ralph". From San Diego Comic-Con, the announcement that Alan will be voicing a character named King Candy.
Pictures from QMX booth at SDCC including "Little Damn Heroes" cartoony statues of Book and Inara, Penny from Dr. Horrible and a more realistic version of Felicia Day as Codex in the Guild, and a "cut-away" model Serenity where you can lift off the roof and see into the dining room.

July 12 2012

We're getting the crew back together - Science's Firefly reunion show teaser. This will open the Firefly 10th anniversary panel tomorrow at Comic-Con.
Firefly Reunion in Nerd Machine's Trailer Park Heroes, Pt. 3. Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk join Adam Baldwin in the epic conclusion.

July 11 2012

Firefly Comic-Con Reunion TV special gets title/airdate. 'Browncoats Unite' will air on November 11th on The Science Channel.

July 10 2012

What If? - Featuring Firefly. See the end for the reference to the cast of Firefly. More...

July 07 2012

Joss Whedon speaks out on Firefly anniversary panel. Speaking to Geoff Boucher of the LA Times, Joss expresses his excitement about next week's event at San Diego Comic-Con. More...

July 03 2012

Science Channel wants your Firefly questions. Over on Facebook, the host of the show's 10-year anniversary panel at Comic-Con wants to know what you'd ask the cast. Your question might get answered. More...

June 30 2012

'Firefly' appears on "Life After Cancelation". A list of six shows that Tor believes Netflix should resurrect.

June 29 2012

Science Channel marathons Firefly on July 4th. Press release invites "viewers to celebrate by choosing Browncoats over redcoats and tuning in for an all-day marathon of its 2002 hit series FIREFLY". Here is their schedule page. More...
Nathan Fillion talks about acting choices & being identified with a character. Video interview by BackStageCasting. 3.30 minutes long. They don't say when it was recorded.

June 28 2012

Shiny! Top 10 reasons why seafarers love Joss Whedon's Firefly. The fact that people are still writing great Firefly articles like this is awesome.
Mal and Jayne: BFFs? Serenity's two alpha-males make Blastr's list of science fiction's most unlikely friendships.

June 27 2012

Hollywood Reporter confirms 10th anniversary Firefly Panel at Comic-Con. Set for Ballroom 20 on Friday, July 13 from 12:30-1:30. Reports that Joss, Tim Minear, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Michael Fairman and the rest of the Serenity crew will be in attendance. More...

June 26 2012

Captain Mal vs Captain Jack in TVLine's Best Bad Boy Tourney. Angel and Spike will be featured in future rounds as well. More...
Great Women in Nerdery: A Jane Espenson Interview. Jane is chosen as a Great Woman in Nerdery and she talks about working with Joss again, what it is like to be a woman in the industry, and more... More...

June 24 2012

Awesome books to replace your favourite cancelled shows. io9 gives some recommended reading to substitute our Big Damn Heroes and that lovable Vampire with a soul, among others.

June 23 2012

Firefly 10th Anniversary panel to be held at San Diego Comic-Con. No other details about it are forthcoming. But it'll probably be awesome.

June 21 2012

Coolest onscreen spaceships. Serenity is #17.

June 19 2012

Avengers opening credits, Firefly style. The cast of "The Avengers" gets put into the Firefly intro and theme song. More...

June 12 2012

Where Firefly and Beowulf intersect. Not quite as exciting as the title describes, but still interesting nonetheless.
Nathan Fillion interviewed by Paul F. Tompkins in Speak Easy. In this episode of Speak Easy, Nathan Fillion talks about working as an actor, what he learned from soap operas and what Firefly was for him.

June 10 2012

Did Joss slip a Firefly Easter Egg into The Avengers? The article suggests that during a moment in the film when Hawkeye shows a picture of Iridium to someone, that the "rock" Iridium is shaped like the Serenity. More...

June 06 2012

11 Great Geek Wedding Dresses . Mental_floss compiled a picture list of their favorite themed weddings. Check out the third entry.

June 05 2012

The best Firefly anecdote ever? At a panel at last weekend's ATX Television Festival, Firefly writer José Molina told a tale of what Nathan got up to the set of 'Trash'. More coverage of the festival (including some comments from Jane Espenson) can be found here.

May 31 2012

The first draft of the Slayage 5 Conference programme is now available for preview. The conference takes place in Vancouver, Canada from July 12-15, 2012. Anyone else going?

May 24 2012

Badass Digest's TV Timewarp - Firefly: Episodes 4-6. Devin Faraci, Meredith Borders and Erin Callahan revisit "Bushwhacked", "Safe" and "Shindig". You can see their takes on "Serenity" and "The Train Job" here. -

May 17 2012

Alien easter egg in Firefly. We've had Han Solo appearing in just about every episode of Firefly and now someone has spotted a certain logo from the Alien franchise.

May 15 2012

QMx reveals Shepherd Book Collectible Maquette. Everyone's favourite preacher with a past gets the Little Damn Hero treatment: debuting this Comic-Con as an exclusive, and available to pre-order if you get on the waiting list.

May 13 2012

Cloud Five comic features geeks attending Avengers premiere. Web comic depicts varied (though all positive) geek reactions to The Avengers' opening night. The next three strips continue the story. Minor spoiler.

May 12 2012

A Fan's Firefly license frame. YouTube reviewer Jeremy Jahns shows his new license plate frame, personalized for a Browncoat.

May 11 2012

Joss Whedon's 'Firefly' crew, flying high ten years later. The Hollywood Reporter offers a "where are they now" summary of Serenity's crew.

May 08 2012

Firefly is Amazon.com's TV Deal of the Week. $27.99 for the Blu-ray boxset, $18.99 for the DVD Boxset. Perfect gift for any newcomer to the fandom.

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