- Published: [Beverley Hills, Calif.] : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.
- Year Published: 2003
- Description: 1 videodisc (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: DVD
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- Torres, Gina.
- Tudyk, Alan.
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- Maher, Sean.
- Glau, Summer.
- Glass, Ron.
- Boyd, David.
- Bernardo, John Peter.
- Hodge, Sunny.
- Lassek, Lisa.
- Edmonson, Greg.
- Ohanneson, Jill.
- Meyer, Carey.
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Firefly. [Disc 1] The complete series
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Call number: DVD TV Firefly V.1
Originally broadcast as episodes of the 2002-2003 season of the television series.
Serenity - Part 1 & 2 -- The train job -- Bushwhacked.
Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass.
The future is nothing like you've imagined. Neither are its heroes.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
The show is basically about cowboys (sometimes literally) in space. A former soldier from the losing side of a war for independence buys a junky old space ship and begins a business of scavenging, smuggling and other less-than-wholesome activities to earn a living and stay out of sight of the galaxy's government. Along with him are eight other crew members and passengers who form a family of sorts during their adventures.
The show has a lot of Asian elements (such as the Serenity crew speaking Chinese slang), but none of the main characters are of Asian descent. Indeed, we see very few Asian actors on the show at all. Generally, the show had a good amount of diversity: of the nine main characters, two are African-American and one is Latina. Four of the main characters are women, and tough ones, too.
As a Joss Whedon fan, I can highly recommend this show, although there are some very disturbing parts to it (including depictions of slavery and torture).
Firefly is one of the rare (to me) sci fi movie/shows/ to NOT make 'rocket sounds' and explosion audio clips to space scenes...like when ships get blown up. Seems more realistic. Also the inclusion of Chinese culture sidesteps the censoring of swearing, and shows the understanding that the future will grow largely with American and Chinese influence. It has plenty of humor with intellect, not just loads of slapstick. The acting is quite good and absorbing. It does have violence, but largely it is not gratuitous or overly angry just for effect. I think the premise of a galaxy occupied with only humans, sans 'aliens' is more likely, easier to work with from a production standpoint and less fraught with leaps of faith. Watch the pilot, then the episodes in series, you'll be glad. The characters are unexpectedly unique and interconnected in a way that encourages much speculation and appreciation. This is not a children's show by any means.
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