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on January 12, 2004
Combining classic sci-fi elements with a touch of the western, Joss Whedon's Firefly was a sadly short lived show which Fox had the brilliant idea of cancelling before the season was even over. Firefly's story revolves around the crew of the Serenity five hundred years into the future as they partake different mercenary jobs while on the run from the Alliance and other deadly forces. Just like Whedon's other hit shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, Firefly contained plenty of smarts and humor but also managed to keep the viewer riveted from beginning to end. Rumor has it that Whedon is busy at making a Firefly film, which will be a must see for the show's surprising amount of dedicated followers. All in all, if you missed out on Firefly when it was on TV, check out this series now that it's on DVD; you won't regret it.
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on July 28, 2003
revealing some information about the upcoming Firefly DVDs: (Nathan) Fillion-who played Capt. Mal Reynolds-said that he is completing audio commentaries for a complete DVD set of the Fox series' 15 produced episodes, including three that never aired. "I just finished commentary with Alan Tudyk [Wash] on 'War Stories,' an episode where he and I got tortured. ... And then, Monday, I go in to do audio commentary with Joss Whedon for 'Serenity,' the two-hour pilot."
The DVD will also include on-camera interviews and maybe even some of Fillion's own behind-the-scenes home video and photos. As for the unaired episodes, Fillion said, "My naked ass is in them. In the very last episode. I'll let you know that much. They called me Capt. Tight Pants for some time. And now it's going to be Capt. No Pants for sure."
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on December 20, 2003
If your a FireFly fan buy it now. The shows are great, good sound, widescreen (Fox never showed'm that way) and lots of the plot arc of makes sense (since Fox showed them out of order so things were very strange). The only complaint is the quality of the DVD Menus and such. The graphics just have a cheap feel and the selection 'bug' disapears into the background from time to time. Not a fatal flaw, but glaring compared to the quality of the shows.
The missing espisodes explain alot too - why Irna was leaving at the begining of 'Objects in Space' (my fav) and more of Mal and Zoe's history. Plus of course you get to see a real live alien (or is it.....)
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on December 8, 2003
I'm hoping I get this set for the holidays. I originally questioned Fox's decision to show the episodes out of order, but after being hooked in AND THEN seeing the pilot (slow) I understood why.
Joss did a terrific job of melding old-time western and futuristic high-tech into a believable sci-fi world where it can all exist at the same time. I've never seen it done so smoothly before. Always: great theme song, interesting characters, great plot development (why, Fox, why did you cancel? Did you not know about the plot development?) He's not just a horror-geek--this man is a huge talent.
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on June 6, 2004
I never watched this show when it was on the air but since I am in withdrawal from Angel's cancellation (which stung since this season was so good) I decided to check this out. Joss Wehedon is a master of his craft and I enjoyed watching this. There is your expected Whedon humor and I wasn't really convinced of how much I liked the show until I saw the eps 'Jaynestown' and 'Out of Gas'. The acting is very good and the effects are great as well. I completely agree with those who say if you like 'Buffy' and 'Angel' you should give this a look.
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on December 15, 2003
The crew of the Spaceship Serenity, a Firefly class cargo ship, did not deserve the short run on TV. The series is a true western, set in space (please ignore the small time/distance problems of REAL space and just enjoy the action). The DVD set presents the series in the correct sequence, not the way that it was shown on TV, that way you get to meet the characters in order and don't have to say "what was that?" and "where did he/she come from?"
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on December 27, 2003
The dvd lacks due to the fact that the pilot on the dvd is not the originally FIRST aired pilot, but is the original pilot that was shot first(they shot the pilot on the dvd first, and fox told them to reshoot, and the reshot version was what aired--that is the better version in my opinion)--personally I would have enjoyed the dvd containing both pilots, but what can you do.
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on July 23, 2003
Finally, after many months of waiting, the Firefly DVD has come out! The show was one of the best series i have seen in a long time. Hopefully, there will the unaired shows included on this DVD. I rated it 4 stars just because it hasnt come out yet. I still dont get why FOX canceled the series even though it was popular.
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on July 25, 2013
Pretty good, not the best series out but it keeps you interested after the first few episodes. I never look forward or plan around watching it but definitely put it on if im bored and have nothing to do, great time filler.
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on February 7, 2014
this is a really entertaining series if you enjoyed the series while it was on tv. the price was very reasonable compared to what I have seen in stores.
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