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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.
Happy Birthday, Summer Glau! The Alliance removed her ability to grow old.

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.

June 27 2014

Top 10 most devastating TV cancellations. From the two guys who do the 'Nothing But Static' podcasts. At least four out of the 10 share Whedon-y connections.
How long does it take to watch Firefly and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? This is important research undertaken by Nielsen.

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 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 22 2014

The Mind Robbers versus Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Hosts, Scott Carelli and Matt Smith (not THAT one) talk their Buffy history as well as Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the movie.

May 21 2014

Dallas Comic Con 2014 - Nathan Fillion Panel. Nathan Fillion shared some stories and answered some questions during his own, last-minute panel at this past weekend's convention in Dallas, Texas. Spoilers for the end of season 6 of Castle.

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 16 2014

Jose Molina joins Agent Carter as writer. The former Firefly scribe tweeted about his involvement. More...

May 07 2014

Seattle International Film Festival to honor Chiwetel Ejiofor. On May 19th SIFF will honor Ejiofor with an award for Outstanding Achievment in Acting. Festivies include a screening of Serenity the evening prior to the award. More...

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...

March 15 2014

How Serenity ended up in Battlestar Galactica. Find out what Joss and Tim thought of the ship's cameo appearance.

March 10 2014

Five movies and tv shows with brilliant clues in dialogue. Firefly and Buffy feature in this Cracked article.

February 15 2014

First Look at Buffy and Firefly ReAction Figures. The 80s inspired ReAction Figures are now available for pre-order. More...

February 14 2014

'Firefly and Story Structure, Advanced' - an examination of 'Out of Gas'. This essay originally appeared in the Serenity Found anthology.

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 23 2014

Christina Hendricks talks Firefly and mostly about red hair. Christina gives a quick little shout out to the cast of the 'verse in a mostly fashion related piece. More...

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 15 2013

Reading Joss Whedon. First notice of a new academic book studying Joss.

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...

November 27 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 08 2013

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

October 29 2013

Happy Birthday, Tim Minear! He turns 50 today.

October 22 2013

Firefly: The Game - commercial! GaleForce nine's Firefly board game gets shown off in this fancy official advert video.

September 08 2013

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 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.

September 03 2013

Kaylee the Riveter. Happy Labor Day, everybody!

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 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 04 2013

A litter of cats named after the Firefly crew. They named the mother of the kittens Firefly. "I thought Firefly was a perfect name - she's the size and shape of a spaceship, and she's carrying a full crew inside."

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 27 2013

The Science Channel's "Joss Weekend". This weekend the Science Channel will be airing marathons of Dollhouse and Firefly along with the Browncoats Unite special.

July 24 2013

"Thorsday" - A Rebecca Black Friday Parody. In celebration of the upcoming release of "Thor: The Dark World", Gemeni (Lisa and Gina Gomez) parody Rebecca Black's "Friday" to chronicle a Thursday in the life of a Thor and Loki fangirl. Mentions of Firefly, Joss Whedon, the Avengers Shawarma scene plus references to Buffy and the Buffy actors. 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 15 2013

The Bi-Monthly Fangirl Update Meeting. Brings No New Firefly News. A cute video about self-proclaimed fangirls and their fandoms. More...

July 06 2013

6th Annual Browncoats Backwoods Bash. The 'Bash is a FREE pitch-in picnic for fans of Firefly/Serenity and all things Joss Whedon. Held every year at the Waterfall Shelter at Lower Cascades Park, Bloomington Indiana. September 21, 2013 - 11:00am until 9:00pm.

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).
3 canceled shows that could do wonders for Netflix stock. Dollhouse is in their top 3! And of course Firefly gets a mention.

June 19 2013

Firefly, Snap Zooms, and Joss Whedon’s 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 14 2013

Great origin stories from Movies & TV. The mythologies of Buffy AND Firefly are featured on this IMDb list.

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

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 14 2013

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

May 13 2013

SteveVader101 dissects Joss Whedon's brain. This popular YouTube personality examines the unique brand of existentialism, feminism and humanism Whedon uses in his work. More...
Jim Butcher's next book inspired by Firefly. The Author describes the book as "kind of "Hornblower" meets "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", it's very focused on the characters, with very strong influence from Firefly I think." More...

May 11 2013

QMx is now selling the Browncoats' flag and Mal's dog tags. The dog tags can be found here.

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 28 2013

Firefly Crew Sculpts. You might remember a couple years ago, there was a posting here about Trevor Grove (he does work for Sideshow Collectibles) and his personal project sculpting the Firefly crew. He's recently finished all nine.

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 09 2013

Adam Baldwin on Jayne, Firefly and the enjoyment of acting. Talking to Australian press ahead of this weekend's Supanova convention appearance in Melbourne, he said while he would "jump at the chance" to reprise the role he didn't see Firefly returning any time soon. "Joss is busy with Avengers and Nathan is busy with Castle, his television show, so if it happens in the next three or four or five years, sure, but beyond that, I don't want to be 'old-guy Jayne'."

April 05 2013

Metacritic scores older TV series, including Whedon classics. Metacritic has begun to lengthen its chronological scope by aggregating reviews for series which aired before the sites' time. The first seasons of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly now have Metascores. More...
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 04 2013

"Big Damn Heroes" - A Whedonverse Tribute video. A tribute video from a fan for Whedon Month.

April 01 2013

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

March 29 2013

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

Whedon tournament final on io9.com. It's down to Buffy vs Firefly.
TARDIS Eruditorum tackles Firefly. "Star Trek if Robert Holmes had written it."

March 24 2013

A short interview with Miracle Laurie about her new film "Any Other Friday". She talks about being cast as Mellie in Dollhouse. There are other interviews too, including Greg Itzen (Firefly and 24) and Cristine Rose (Heroes).

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...

February 22 2013

Firefly tabletop RPG coming soon from Margaret Weis Productions following the success of their Serenity game. Link goes to PDF press release at the company's site.
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."

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 14 2013

Robot Chicken season finale preview where unlike his many short-lived sci-fi series, Joss is back from the dead, and not happy about Network TV.

February 11 2013

Gale Force Nine announces 'Firefly: The Game'. According to ICv2, the board game will debut at Gencon.
(SPOILER) Video Preview of Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion on Castle. Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion reunite on screen on tonight's episode of Castle.

February 03 2013

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

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 24 2013

Geekiest TV shows of all time. Yahoo!TV lists 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' as the geekiest TV shows of all time.

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

'Mal's Morals' - a 'Verse essay. This examination of moral pornography originally appeared in "The Psychology of Joss Whedon" anthology.

January 10 2013

Sneak peek at the latest issue of Firefly Owner Monthly! This a stellar fan effort.

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 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.

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