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August 04 2015

The greatest year in television history. Apparently it was 2002.

July 30 2015

Could the Firefly Universe Exist? "The chances of finding five stars each orbited by a brown dwarf would be about 1 in 3 million" (video) More...

July 22 2015

What the hell are you wearing: the science of tacky formal dresses. Featuring at least two examples with which you are most likely very familiar.

July 16 2015

Firefly on Ice. A fun little collection of short behind-the-scenes videos including alternate takes and joke-catwalk versions of familiar scenes from the filming of various episodes of Firefly.

July 04 2015

Fan Friction - an improvised live Whedon show. On July 14th, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by self-professed super Whedon fans (including Whedonesque's own Kiba) at the Dirty South Comedy Theatre - dreaming up and performing an episode of Firefly you only wish you got to see. More...

June 28 2015

Morena Baccarin in the ultimate PSA from the Onion. Our favorite companion joins other celebrities to speak out in a powerful PSA.

June 21 2015

Rock band releases second EP of Firefly-inspired music. The Fallen Stars' Leaves on the Wind collection continues with "No Power in the 'Verse Can Stop Me". More...

June 08 2015

The fifty greatest sci-fi TV shows ever. Two Whedonverse shows makes the list. More...

June 05 2015

Released today - The Comics of Joss Whedon: Critical Essays. This collection of new essays focuses on Whedonís comics work and its tie-ins with his film and television productions, emphasizing his auteurism in crossing over from panel to screen to panel. Essays focus on the comic inspirations and subversive tropes of the Whedonverse, as well as character changes and new interpretations. More...

May 13 2015

Titan Books to release Firefly language guide and phrasebook. This will be out in March 2016. Head over to our Tumblr to check out the cover art and information about the book and author.

May 04 2015

Why Avengers: Age of Ultron fills this Buffy fan with despair. In the author's own words,"...I still can't square what I see in Age of Ultron with the pleasure I got from all seven seasons of Buffy... If we really are in a golden age of television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a harbinger. Age of Ultron is the beginning of nothing; at best it's a leaden, heavy-spirited middle." More...

April 30 2015

(SPOILER) Age of Ultron: The most thoughtful film Marvel's ever made. Vox reviews Age of Ultron while noting its similarities to Firefly.

April 17 2015

Point/Counterpoint: Does Firefly Still Matter? In which two io9 writers debate the show.

April 11 2015

How far the Firefly DVDs have travelled aboard the International Space Station. Remember when the Firefly DVDs went up into space back in 2007? Well Michael Interbartolo has calculated how many miles they've gone round the Earth since docking.

April 03 2015

The 17 most effective insults from science fiction and fantasy. A few choice lines from the Whedonverse made the list (shocker!)

March 26 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company names a few favourite things they'd like to see brought back. A certain short-lived sci-fi space western makes the list.

March 16 2015

Happy birthday Alan Tudyk! The "Con Man" turns 44 today.

March 11 2015

Firefly Monopoly exists. Firefly Jenga to follow?
Support Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion's IndieGogo Project "Con Man". Alan & Nathan are trying to fund their new series "Con Man" through IndiGoGo. The series follows an actor (played by Alan Tudyk) who was once the pilot on cancelled sci-fi series and his trip around the various sci-fi conventions he visits. There's interviews with Alan and Nathan about the project at EW.com and IGN.com. More...

February 14 2015

Firefly Funko 6" action figure photos from Toy Fair via The Fwoosh. These are prototypes, they aim to have them in stores by May.

February 11 2015

10 villains who were supposed to come back... and never did. Firefly makes it on the list. Guess who?

February 07 2015

Canít Stop The Serenity raises one million dollars for charity. Whoo-hoo!

January 18 2015

Firefly Fistful of Credits board game now available for pre-order. It's a co-operative heist game and will be out in April.

January 17 2015

An artist's tribute to 9 kick-ass ladies of sci-fi and TV. A couple of Whedonverse favorites are given a great tribute.

January 08 2015

Who's your favourite character from Firefly or Serenity? io9 asks that all important question.

December 22 2014

Why 'Firefly' and 'Jeff 1000' star Summer Glau loves making sci-fi. Indiewire talks to Summer Glau about what has emerged as the central focus of her film/tv acting career, in honor of her latest project - itself a collaboration with Wired Magazine.

December 16 2014

'Jeff 1000' starring Summer Glau . Summer stars in a 3 episode YouTube series about a 10' Tall Robot named Jeff. More...

November 20 2014

Out in March 2015 - "Firefly Revisited: Essays on Joss Whedon's Classic Series". "Individual essays explore the series' place in the history of the space-Western subgenre, the political economy of the Alliance, and the uses of music and language in the series to immerse audiences in a multicultural future." More...

November 14 2014

19 funniest nude scenes in sci-if and fantasy (work-safe). A few episodes from the Whedonverse appear in all their...umm...glory.

November 10 2014

Equality Now proclaims November 10 as Browncoats Appreciation Day! "You just can't stop Joss Whedon's Browncoats-the diehard fans keeping his Firefly and Serenity going strong! As long-time supporters of Equality Now, the Browncoats have raised an astounding $900,000+ since they began their worldwide Can't Stop the Serenity (CSTS) charity screenings in 2006!"
23 one-season TV wonders. You can probably guess which Whedon show made this EW list.

November 05 2014

"Serenity: Leaves on the Wind" is nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award 2014. It is nominated in the category "Best Graphic Novels & Comics of 2014". More...

October 30 2014

Rotten Tomatoes declares Firefly "Certified Fresh". The popular site has finally gathered up critical responses to the series. More...

October 29 2014

Happy Birthday, Tim "Renewed for a Fifth Season, Baby" Minear! The writer of some of your favorite episodes of Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse turns a glorious 51.

October 27 2014

7 Halloween themed TV episodes that are scary good. This Nerdist list includes two Buffyverse episodes and another special Whedonverse-related mention.

October 03 2014

It's amazing how badly Fox screwed up Joss Whedon's 'Firefly'. This Business Insider article came out last week. More...

September 17 2014

Sean Maher returns to space. He has joined the cast of "ISRA-88" and will play Dr. Abe Anderson, a "scientist who begins to lose his mind" during a long mission.

September 12 2014

HISHE's Villain Pub-goers discuss tailoring options. "Unexplained accessories can be nice!"

September 10 2014

The Verse - a Firefly fan film. It's made by Loot Crate and it's not too bad. More...

August 28 2014

Yet another Buzzfeed episode-ranking listicle. Alexis Nedd at BuzzFeed claims to offer "The Definitive Ranking Of 'Firefly' Episodes". More...

August 06 2014

Syfy UK acquires Firefly and Serenity. TVWise says "Syfy UK will begin airing Firefly on weekdays in the 9pm slot from Monday August 25th, with Serenity following on Saturday September 13th at 9pm."

August 01 2014

Another excerpt from Joss Whedon: The Biography. Chapter title is "Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Cancellation" and includes a discussion of Whedonesque and how Joss uses it (according to Kai.) More...

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 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 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.

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