Firefly – The Complete Series

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Haydon picked the Firefly series and it quickly became a family favorite.  The series only ran for one year, and followed with the movie “Serenity” (the name of the ship).

The 2005 theatrical release of Serenity made clear, Firefly was a science fiction concept that deserved a second chance. Devoted fans (or “Browncoats”) knew it all along, and with this well-packaged DVD set, those who missed the show’s original broadcasts can see what they missed. Creator Joss Whedon’s ambitious science-fiction Western (Whedon’s third series after Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel) was canceled after only 11 of these 14 episodes had aired on the Fox network, but history has proven that its demise was woefully premature. Whedon’s generic hybrid got off to a shaky start when network executives demanded an action-packed one-hour premiere (“The Train Job”); in hindsight the intended two-hour pilot (also titled “Serenity,” and oddly enough, the final episode aired) provides a better introduction to the show’s concept and splendid ensemble cast. Obsessive fans can debate the quirky logic of combining spaceships with direct parallels to frontier America (it’s 500 years in the future, and embattled humankind has expanded into the galaxy, where undeveloped “outer rim” planets struggle with the equivalent of Old West accommodations), but Whedon and his gifted co-writers and directors make it work, at least well enough to fashion a credible context from the incongruous culture-clashing of past, present, and future technologies, along with a polyglot language (the result of two dominant superpowers) that combines English with an abundance of Chinese slang.

Special Features

  • 14 episodes, including 3 that never aired
  • Commentary on Serenity Part 1 & 2, The Train Job, Shindig, Out of Gas, War Stories, Objects in Space, and The Message
  • Deleted scenes from Serenity, Our Mrs. Reynolds, Objects in Space
  • Featurettes: “Here’s How How It Was: The Making of Firefly,” “Serenity: The 10th Character,” “Joss Tours the Set”
  • Alan Tudyk’s audition
  • Gag reel
  • Joss sings the Firefly theme
  • Easter egg: Adam Baldwin sings “Hero of Canton”

Partner: Amazon

 


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