The Firefly TV show was a 60 minute action, sci-fi series on the Fox Network about a renegade crew of a spacecraft five hundred years in our future. Their captain led them on a quest for survival by searching the galaxy for food and money while endeavoring to evade the authorities and stay out of other people's wars.
Firefly CastNathan Fillion ........ Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
Gina Torres ........... Zoe Warren
Morena Baccarin ....... Inara Serra
Alan Tudyk ............ Hoban 'Wash' Washburn
Adam Baldwin .......... Jayne Cobb
Jewel Staite .......... Kaylee Frye
Sean Maher ............ Dr. Simon Tam
Ron Glass ............. Shepherd Book
Summer Glau ........... River Tam
Unlike many sci-fi series that use stock sets or sets from other series or movies, Firefly's spaceship, "Serenity" was built completely new for all interior (and some exterior) filming. The sets encompassed two stages, one with the upper deck of Serenity and the other stage holding the lower deck, hold, and shuttle bays.
Instead of retiring to dressing rooms between shots, the cast of Firefly simply used Serenity's lounge as a waiting/relaxing area!
The fans of Firefly and "Enterprise (2001)" helped each other out by co-operating in each other's petitions. Firefly fans urged UPN to renew Enterprise for a fourth season and Enterprise fans urged FOX to produce Serenity - The Movie (2005). Both petitions succeeded!
Series creator, Joss Whedon, originally came up with the idea for Firefly in conjunction with his friend, Tyler Lovelly. Tyler had no interest in pursuing the idea so Whedon ended out producing Firefly on his own. Don't feel too bad for Joss because of Firefly's short run. He's also the creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)" and "Angel (1999)"! And that's not mentioning his numerous writing credits on other series, his directing credits, etc.
Joss Whedon also has stated that he originally got the idea for a series like Firefly after reading the novel, "The Killer Angels", by Michael Shaara. The novel is about a Marine regiment of volunteers during the civil war who, against all odds, manage to hold the line against advancing Union soldiers.
Nathan Fillion (Captain "Mal" Reynolds) had actually auditioned for the role of "Angel" on Joss Whedon's series, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Joss had forgotten all about that, however, by the time he contacted Nathan about the part of "Mal" on Firefly! By the way, Nathan did get to guest-star on Buffy on five episodes in 2003!
Firefly Theme Song
Music and Lyrics By: "Joss Whedon"
Performed By: "Sonny Rhodes"
Take my love. Take my land.
Take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free.
You can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black.
Have no place I can be since I found Serenity.
Episodes List With Original Air Dates
Firefly First And Only Season
Theatrical MovieSerenity (9/30/2005)
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