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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...

January 21 2013

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

June 28 2012

Mal and Jayne: BFFs? Serenity's two alpha-males make Blastr's list of science fiction's most unlikely friendships.

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...

June 06 2012

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

May 23 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. -

February 06 2012

Firefly cake with crew cupcakes and light-up Serenity. Not much more to say than that, really. More...

December 14 2011

Firefly fan film, "Cache". We discussed the Kickstarter campaign for this back in June. Now watch the 8-minute film. More...

October 06 2011

Postergate is over: UW-Stout relents. The university's administration has reversed its decision regarding the Mal poster. Fan opinion was split over the rights and wrongs of the situtation.

September 26 2011

Firefly, the First Amendment and Fascism. A University of Wisconsin theater professor was threatened with charges of disorderly conduct for posting a famous Firefly quotation on his office door. Discuss.

June 29 2011

Fan film seeks to tell story of Mal/Zoe meeting. Kickstarter campaign has been fully funded. To be based on a short story written by the filmmaker about "what transformed Zoe from a woman just like any other woman to the hard-ass soldier portrayed in the series".

July 24 2010

First look at Tonner's Jayne Cobb doll. Plastic and Plush has posted photos from the Tonner Doll Company booth at this year's Comic-Con, including a look at Tonner's prototype Jayne doll in a tiny cunning hat. There's also another photo of the Mal doll (browncoat not included). More...

June 16 2010

Nathan Fillion to be on ALA READ poster! Kids Need to Read (KNTR) has arranged for actor Nathan Fillion to appear on an upcoming American Library Association (ALA) celebrity READ poster.

February 26 2010

Great Geek Debates: Han Solo vs. Malcolm Reynolds. Curtis Silver of Geek Dad weighs in on the debate. There is voting at the bottom, of course.

December 03 2009

BuddyTV's sexiest man of 2009. Guess who BuddyTV chose for sexiest man of 2009! Please check out numbers 37, 14 and 10 as well! More...

October 21 2009

Captain Reynolds vs Vampires. In the preview for next Monday's Castle episode, Mal goes up against a few undead Americans. EDIT: holy crap, there is also a sneak peak in which he NAMECHECKS BUFFY. Nerd heaven, indeed.

September 27 2009

Nathan Fillion mentioned in Virtual Shackles. With Jossverse references. This one's several months old.

July 10 2009

Jason Palmer's SereniTees. There is even a pink one! And a tank top and olive green raglan top.

May 05 2009

Bailey Chase takes the initiative and invades Castle. He guest starred on last night's episode of Nathan Fillion's series, he will also be on next week's season finale. They also included a nice little shout out to Buffy, just listen for Castle to show a little Faith.

February 20 2008

Vote for Mal & Jayne as "Best cosmic duo to destroy a wayward spy satellite." I thought this was a rather unique poll. They face stiff competition from Luke & R2, Spock & Kirk and other luminaries. More...

February 07 2008

Mal as great captain. Captain Mal gets to be one of the best captains to get your advice from.

January 14 2008

Shiny tribute to all nine of our "Big Damn Heroes". Possibly the most motivational video of... ever. All Firefly clips utilized line up rather precisely with the lyrics, too! More...

November 15 2007

Mal Collectible Mini Bust has been released. Razor's Edge, partnered with Diamond Select, has released the first fully licensed Serenity Collectible Mini Bust. It is available for sale now.

July 09 2007

"The Brute, the Brawler, and the Ballerina: Fighting Styles and Character Development in Firefly and Serenity". An article in the Journal of Theatrical Combatives. More...

June 23 2007

Pics of the Mal bust prototype that Razor's Edge is making. Remember the recent announcement? Well, take your first peek at what it's gonna look like. The full page is here. More...

June 19 2007

Nathan Fillion Is A Hero. SFX has picked up the Martin Firrell project in an online article, with a link to a London Times article. There is also a heads-up on when we can plan on seeing the "Nathan Fillion SFX Interview."

May 09 2007

Nathan Fillion Gets Award At Newport Beach Film Festival. Our own Captain Tightpants was selected as "Best Actor in a Feature Film", while "Waitress" won the Audience Feature Award.

February 28 2007

Malcolm Reynolds - Top Fictional Role Model. Mal's "ability to keep going in life", no matter how bad things get, land him at #10 on's list of 100 fictional role models. More...

October 05 2006

(SPOILER) Nathan Fillion on Lost. Exactly what the title says. More...

August 05 2006

Aspects of Mal. Lovely essay focussing on Mal's character in Firefly over at The Soulful Spike Society. More...

July 03 2006

London Convention Report from this past weekend, with Nathan and Alan. "Alan dragged his chair away from his signing table, and used it to climb up to the poster of Nathan above them. Using his pen he drew a rather large and very camp looking mustache on our captains pic."

March 13 2006

That went well... the newest Little Damn Hero in *all* his glory. More...

September 21 2005

Best Week Ever for Serenity. Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk will be on VH1's Best Week Ever this Friday, Sept 23. More...

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