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July 31 2014

io9 has a shiny chapter from the new Joss Whedon biography. It's about the creation of Firefly. Read to learn, among other things, why Firefly is named after its ship.

I just today put this Joss biography on hold at the library, and can't wait to get it. I'm the second in line!
This sounds like an opportune time to ask, does anyone know why Serenity was titled as such (rather than 'Firefly')? Was it a rights issue, or did Joss just want to distinguish the show and the movie?

This book looks awesome, by the way. Can't wait to read it.
@Matt7325, I read somewhere that the name change was due to legal reasons. However, perhaps Joss had other motivations as well. Calling it something different might have made it less intimidating for newcomers to watch the movie without worrying about the association to the show.
Lovely. Will pick up the book!
Thank you for posting this! Makes me even more eager to get the book.

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