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  • 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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  • 024543089292


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Firefly. [Disc 1] The complete series

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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.

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This show is absolutely fantastic - it's a TRAGEDY that the show was cancelled. Still, enjoy these few episodes we have!


excellent sci fi show

Great show of only 14 episodes.

When I heard about this show on "The Big Bang Theory" I was curious. It is sometimes funny, sometimes creepy, sometimes heartbreaking, but always entertaining. One of my favorite episodes was where they stole an unknown cargo. When they found out it was needed medicine for a town, they gave it back, even though it meant they didn't get paid and got in the bad graces of of an evil drug lord. A must see series for any sci-fi fan. Summer Glau...'nuff said.

Must see

Firefly is absolutely amazing. It's (without a doubt) one of the greatest shows of all time (possibly second only to Angel, also by Joss Whedon). The first disk introduces us to the series where we get to meet Serenity and its crew. Firefly combines sci-fi aspects with western cowboy style resulting in a bizarre but unique and fun setting that is very compelling once viewers get used to it. If you are a human being, I would strongly recommend watching Firefly. Even if you're not a human being, you should still probably watch Firefly. It's depressing that such a perfect show only has 14 episodes (plus a movie). If you understand Mandarin Chinese, this show's even more fun, since in the future, the United States and the People's Republic of China merge together and form a galactic super-government, resulting in characters being fluent in Mandarin (which is primarily used for profanity on the show).

Finding Serenity

Those who love Joss Whedon's other work ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Dollhouse," and "Avengers," to name but a few) will love this series. Indeed, "Firefly" fans are quite dedicated to the show, even presenting an unofficial sequel at DragonCon 2010. Even the actors loved it so much that they were horribly disappointed when Fox canceled the series.
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 about a group of rebels trying to survive and find work. They work outside of the government and often end up in sticky situations. The show is smart with witty dialogue and jokes. Nathan Fillion as Mal, the captain really makes the show. Combine sci-fi, westerns and space drama and you've got firefly.


I absolutely love these fourteen episodes! There is some really great scripts and acting here. If only more people had watched the original show and not just the DVD.

FOX ruined this awesome shows chances

Firefly is a SF nuts joy. It could have been SO much more popular if FOX hadn't show the episodes out of sequence on a half hazard schedule. It is a space faring adventure shoot-em up country western with out the dopey Star Warz approach. Read some great reviews on Hulu-dot-com, where I first was able to see what others raved about.
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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