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July 24 2014

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

July 22 2014

Time Out's 100 best sci-fi movies. The magazine polled leading lights in the fields of both science and science fiction (including Guillermo del Toro, George RR Martin and Stephen King) and it's a good list to read. Serenity came 95th, with Time Out describing it as "whip-smart, action-packed and wildly inventive".

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 30 2014

Serenity and The Avengers feature in Empire Magazine's '301 Greatest Movies of all Time'. It's a readers poll and Serenity got voted the 90th Greatest Movie of all Time and The Avengers the 16th. More...

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 18 2014

Whedonverse comics boost Dark Horse sales. Despite losing the rights to Star Wars, Whedonverse comics like Serenity and Buffy are giving the publisher a sizable boost.

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 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...

May 05 2014

Seven foot LEGO Serenity is absolutely perfect. "This was filmed over the course of about 14 months and encompasses 4166 individual images, taken at 60 second intervals, plus detail images from the first build. More...

February 14 2014

(SPOILER) Preview of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #2. This issue will be out on the 26th.

February 12 2014

Review of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind issue 1. The issue came out last month.

January 29 2014

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind on Geek & Sundry's Talkin Comics Weekly. Geek & Sundry's Amy Dallen talks about the newest Serenity comic and launches a rocket in celebration!

January 28 2014

A recap of every Serenity comic (so far). Which is quite handy seeing as 'Leaves on the Wind' #1 is out tomorrow.

January 10 2014

Another dos Santos cover for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. It was attached to an interview conducted by Comic Book Resources discussing Dark Horse's upcoming year.

January 02 2014

Dan Dos Santos' cover art for an upcoming issue of Serenity: Leaves on the Wind. Jewel Staite tweeted the pic and it's either for issue 4 or 6.

December 22 2013

Woot! offers a big shiny framed poster! Online discount/deal website Woot! is offering a collection of framed movie posters for more than half off the source company's sticker price! More...

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.
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 23 2013

(SPOILER) Preview page for Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #1. Dark Horse tweeted the pic earlier today.

November 15 2013

Kickstarter for a licensed Serenity USB drive. Seems pretty pricey (and huge) for a 8GB thumb drive that's not even USB 3. But at least they have the licensing set up ahead of time and have a history of similar licensed devices (Voltron, Gigantor, etc) to make it look legit.

November 13 2013

Zack Whedon talks to TFAW about Serenity comics. Some new details on "Leaves on the Wind". Strangely the interview seems to think Zack's only written one other Serenity comic and that only Patton Oswalt's "Float Out" was post-movie, neither of which are true.

October 22 2013

Serenity: Joss Whedon's dry run at The Avengers. Badass Digest has a look at the similarities between the two movies.

September 17 2013

Joss crashes London Serenity Con. Joss Whedon crashed the Starfury "Serenity Forever" convention in London this past weekend.

September 12 2013

CSTS is seeking opinion on charity donation distribution percentages. The discussion on whether or not to let cities donate more of the current 25% of monies raised to a charity other than Equality Now and they are seeking opinions from the fandom. If you wish to comment on twitter, they are asking you use #cstssay as a hashtag.

September 06 2013

Yet another Serenity comic teaser from Dark Horse. Panels two through five of page six of something the filename truncates to SERENLW.

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 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 06 2013

Joss Whedon interview on Rove Live - from 2005! Joss appeared on the Australian talk show Rove Live in September 2005 when he was promoting Serenity (and still had hair!). He talks about how the film got made and also reveals a huge secret.

July 30 2013

'Let's see what happens next' - more comic books set after Serenity will be coming our way. Comic Book Resources recaps Dark Horse's Star Wars vs. Serenity panel at Comic-Con. Scott Allie said that there will be more Zack Whedon penned stores set after the movie and quotes Joss as saying "Let's see what happens next".

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 14 2013

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

June 05 2013

Fly the best gorram ship on your Garmin. Anyone with a Garmin navigation system can now have Serenity as their vehicle.

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.

May 31 2013

Watch Joss Whedon introduce Serenity at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. This is from yesterday evening. There was a Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A before hand.

May 11 2013

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

May 07 2013

Serenity Steelbook Blu-ray coming out in the US. Amazon.com has it listed for a release on June 25th. Plus you get three other formats of the movie thrown in for good measure.

April 30 2013

Much Ado About Nothing screening and Q&A at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Billed as "An Evening With Joss Whedon", Choire Sicha, editor of The Awl, will moderate a Q&A with Joss after the screening of Much Ado About Nothing at BAM on Thursday, May 30, at 7pm. Serenity will also be screened and introduced by Joss at 9.40pm on the same day. Tickets can be ordered from the website now. More...

April 24 2013

Free Darkhorse 2 Year Anniversary comic book bundle now available. The bundle features 50 #1 issues including, BTVS Season 8 #1, Angel & Faith #1, Dollhouse #1 and Serenity: Those Left Behind #1.

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...

March 22 2013

Fictional deaths we'll never get over. The title explains it. Two Whedon-Earth entries, the usual but in good company.

March 21 2013

Jeremy Jahns reviews Serenity Jahns gives his thoughts on Firefly's follow up film, Serenity.

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 25 2013

Serenity Steelbook Blu-ray out in the UK today. It's one of Universal's 100th Anniversary editions. In related news, the Firefly Steelbook Blu-ray is now available for pre-order at Amazon.co.uk.

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.
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 01 2013

Adam Baldwin talks Joss, Jayne and Serenity dreams. In which Adam ponders on the greatest challenge a Serenity sequel would face.

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 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 10 2013

Saving lives in Serenity: can a fanboy and physics change a movie? A Scientific American guest blogger tries to prove that the movie was "wrong".

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 07 2012

Spaceship Skeletal Survey: The Serenity. An interesting take on our favourite Firefly class vessel. Another version of Serenity by the same artist can be found here.

December 03 2012

Serenity voted second favourite sci-fi spaceship by SFX readers. It got beaten to the number one slot by the TARDIS.

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 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.

November 05 2012

Force is strong with dream 'Star Wars' directors. A wouldn't-it-be-cool list.

November 01 2012

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 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 02 2012

Original Serenity comic book artwork for sale. Fábio Moon, who drew Zack Whedon's Serenity short story for Dark Horse's Free Comic Book Day issue is selling the original artwork. More...

September 21 2012

"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 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 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...

August 23 2012

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 22 2012

25 cool behind-the-scenes photos from various TV shows. Including a shot from Firefly, and an especially cool one from Buffy. More...

August 15 2012

The 2nd edition of 'Serenity: Those Left Behind' is out this week. If you're a completist, this front cover has different font than the first edition. More...

August 10 2012

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

August 08 2012

Fan pitches naming SpaceX's first private spaceship "Serenity". In the spirit of getting the first shuttle (although it never flew into space) "Enterprise" after Star Trek.

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 23 2012

AMC's Great Film Quotes of the 2000s. A Serenity Quote makes the list, but maybe not the one you expected. More...

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 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...
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

Firefly Reunion in Nerd Machine's Trailer Park Heroes, Pt. 3. Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk join Adam Baldwin in the epic conclusion.

July 04 2012

"Fruity Oaty Bar! The Motion Picture." "It's like nothing you've ever seen before... except for that one 30-second ad from Serenity. It's totally like that." (A small bit of sketch comedy.)

June 28 2012

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

June 21 2012

Coolest onscreen spaceships. Serenity is #17.
Bearenity - let's be bad bears. io9 tries to prove that every movie is better with added bears.

June 19 2012

CSTS screenings of Serenity this weekend. It's Joss' birthday on Saturday and there's nine screenings of Serenity in the US, Canada and the UK on or around that date.

June 12 2012

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...

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 29 2012

Serenity BD steelbook to be released. Celebrating Universal's 100th Anniversary, they are re-releasing many of their big titles. More...

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 23 2012

Serenity voted seventh best sci-fi film of all time. The poll was conducted for SFX Magazine's latest special "The Top 100 Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Movies Of All Time".

May 22 2012

Nathan Fillion talks about Serenity, Firefly, Much Ado About Nothing and Joss. Serenity closed out the third annual Hero Complex Film Festival, and Nathan Fillion was on hand to discuss the film and other subjects, including who is the best Shakespearean actor in Much Ado About Nothing.

May 17 2012

Doug and Lu Hate Everything Podcast. Doug and Lu Hate Everything Podcast discusses Avengers (spoilers!), Buffy season 9, Angel & Faith, and more!

May 07 2012

Free digital versions of the FCBD Buffy and Serenity comics now available. Couldn't get a hold of the Buffy/Guild and Serenity/Star Wars issues at your local comic book shop on Saturday? Dark Horse Digital now has them on their site and it won't cost you anything to read them. More...

May 05 2012

Get your free Buffy and Serenity comic books today. The first Saturday in May means Free Comic Book Day. There's a Buffy/The Guild flip book (penned by Andrew Chambliss and Felicia Day respectively) and a Serenity/Star Wars flip book (both stories penned by Zack Whedon) up for grabs. Hopefully there's a comic book store in your area that's participating. More...

April 30 2012

10,000 supporters and Lego could make a Serenity kit happen. Who wouldn't buy one of these either for themselves or a child? More...

April 19 2012

Best Shot in Serenity? Serenity was chosen for this week's edition of Hit Me With Your Best Shot, the series wherein different writers choose the single best shot from a movie and write about it. More...

February 27 2012

(SPOILER) Preview pages from Star Wars/Serenity free comic book. "It's never easy". More...

February 11 2012

Whedonverse veterans confirmed for Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Adam Baldwin and James Marsters announced as media guests at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo in April. More...

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