The Exact Moment When Firefly Overcame My Considerable Skepticism

I'd love to pretend that I was a devotee of Joss Whedon's Firefly from the first moment I saw it. But I can't. I'd watched and enjoyed Buffy and Angel, but I was not sure what to make of this "space Western" show. As I watched, I scratched my head and maybe snarked a bit. Until this one moment happened. » 3/06/15 2:15pm 3/06/15 2:15pm

Why Yes, That Is Part Of Serenity's Hull You Can Hang On Your Wall

QMX's line of Artisan replicas has been pretty fantastic so far - they've given us incredible models of the likes of Firefly's Serenity or Wrath of Khan's Reliant. But then there's... well, there's this. » 2/06/15 4:30pm 2/06/15 4:30pm

Who's Your Favorite Character From Firefly Or Serenity?

Hard to believe, but it's been 10 years since Serenity hit the big screen. And yet, these characters still live in our hearts. But there can only be ONE best character. So who's your absolute most favorite character from Firefly and/or Serenity? » 1/08/15 2:14pm 1/08/15 2:14pm

What's The Greatest Speech In Science Fiction And Fantasy History?

The best science fiction and fantasy stories capture our imaginations in all sorts of ways — with cool visuals, with neat ideas, with clever worldbuilding. But sometimes the most powerful thing of all can be just one person, speaking eloquently. What's the greatest speech in any work of science fiction or fantasy? » 10/24/14 2:37pm 10/24/14 2:37pm

This might just be the most beautiful Serenity we've ever seen

It looks like Qmx is on a Firefly kick lately, and browncoats are definitely making good from it - but while this new 'Artisan' Serenity might lack in the 'aww' factor like their recent, huggable offering, it certainly makes up for it with the wow factor. » 10/17/14 10:33am 10/17/14 10:33am

This plush Serenity is the cuddliest ship in the 'Verse

Over the years, Firefly's trusty spaceship Serenity has been re-imagined in a lot of different mediums - Lego, Duct Tape, Gingerbread, you name it. But now it's getting an official recreation in fluffy, cute form with Qmx's plush version of the ship. D'aaw! » 10/09/14 1:04am 10/09/14 1:04am

The 10 Types of Fictional Apocalypses (And What They Mean)

The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify. » 10/07/14 10:05am 10/07/14 10:05am

Firefly's Serenity Made Entirely Out Of Duct Tape Is Literally Shiny

Duct tape, is there nothing you can't do? Maker Jacob LaRocca recreated the Firefly-class ship using loads and loads of the shiny silver stuff. See how he did it. » 9/22/14 9:40am 9/22/14 9:40am

How Does Evolution Explain Human Cannibalism?

Most people only resort to cannibalism in extreme situations — and we usually view them as victims of temporary insanity. Starvation, we say, has "stripped them of their humanity." But a closer look at these stories shows that cannibalism follows behavior patterns that are consistent with evolutionary theory. » 8/04/14 11:24am 8/04/14 11:24am

The Real Reason Why Joss Whedon Named His Space Western Show Firefly

Nathan Fillion auditioned unsuccessfully for the part of Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And years later, he had five troubled auditions for the role of Mal on Firefly, before he finally clicked. That's just one of the amazing facts from a new biography of Joss Whedon. Read an exclusive excerpt below. » 7/31/14 4:00pm 7/31/14 4:00pm

Joss Whedon Takes His Doodles To The Next Level, Resurrects Wash

Earlier this week, when a fan asked Joss Whedon to make more Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he responded with a silly drawing on a napkin. Now he has given Firefly a similar treatment, giving us a sketched-up Serenity sequel where Wash is alive again. No take backs, Joss. » 7/15/14 2:40pm 7/15/14 2:40pm

You Haven't Seen Firefly Until You've Seen It On An Etch A Sketch

How much love does Firefly inspire? Enough to make cartoonist Boulet sit down with his Etch A Sketch and draw this single-line Firefly scene, with Serenity sitting in the background. » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

The First Instagram From Space Is Of An Astronaut In A Firefly T-Shirt

Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics:… » 4/16/14 7:20am 4/16/14 7:20am

"This Isn't Just A Movie Or TV Show, It's A Whole Philosophy Of Life"

Some movies and TV shows (and books and comics) are thrilling and engaging and let you lose yourself in an adventure. But some stories do more than move you — they speak to you. Which book, movie, comic or TV show is more than just a story, but a whole philosophy and way of life to you? » 4/10/14 2:03pm 4/10/14 2:03pm

These first official Firefly action figures are not particularly shiny

You've waited a long time for Firefly action figures... and now you're probably going to wait a little bit longer. Entertainment Earth has revealed the first pics of Funko's retro-style, Re:Action Firefly figures, and something less than good. But don't despair, because there's still hope! » 2/14/14 7:00pm 2/14/14 7:00pm

There's still a way Firefly could come back to television

As much as we would all absolutely love to see more episodes of Firefly, getting the gang back together is a tricky proposition. But former Firefly writer and producer Tim Minear says he wouldn't "foreclose the possibility" of more Firefly and has a proposal for another flight aboard Serenity. » 2/12/14 4:00pm 2/12/14 4:00pm

​Captain Mal and the Serenity finally fly again in This Week's Comics

Yes, the fan-favorite Firefly crew are finally back in action, thanks to Dark horse's new series, while the Dredd movie gets a comic sequel as well. Plus Snowpiercer, super-Brits, Captain Jane T. Kirk (really!) and more, all in this week's comics! » 1/28/14 1:42pm 1/28/14 1:42pm

Too Pretty to Die: The Ultimate Statue of Firefly's Malcolm Reynolds

The Alliance said they were going to waltz through Serenity Valley, but the browncoats made them choke on those words. Here's your exclusive first look at a brand new statue showing Firefly's Mal Reynolds in his darkest hour. Plus a new Firefly/X-Files poster, and a "cutaway" version of Serenity. » 1/20/14 12:10pm 1/20/14 12:10pm

Who's your favorite character that risked everything for love?

Some people roll the dice for power, others for honor. And some people never throw the dice at all. But the characters who risk all for love are often the most captivating. Who's your favorite character that cast their fate to the wind for the sake of love? » 1/01/14 2:00pm 1/01/14 2:00pm