Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 2002
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network

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Firefly

In the distant future, Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds is a renegade former brown-coat Sargent now turned smuggler/rogue who is the commander of a small spacecraft with a loyal hand-picked crew.

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01x14 The Message Aired: Jul. 28, 2003

An old war comrade of Mal's and Zoe's, Tracey, mails his corpse to them. He also leaves a message asking them to deliver his body to his family. …

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The show had 1 season and 14 episodes air in 2002.

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  • Fox originally aired the episodes out of chronological order. The proper chronological episode order is as follows:"Serenity", "The Train Job", "Bushwhacked", "Shindig", "Safe", "Our Mrs.…
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    Fox originally aired the episodes out of chronological order. The proper chronological episode order is as follows:"Serenity", "The Train Job", "Bushwhacked", "Shindig", "Safe", "Our Mrs. Reynolds", "Jaynestown", "Out of Gas", "Ariel", "War Stories", "Trash", "The Message", "Heart of Gold", and "Objects in Space".
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  • According to Amy Pascale's 2014 biography of Joss Whedon, Whedon proposed a Firefly plotline in which Inara injected herself with a prophylactic solution - not a birth control but a serum…
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    According to Amy Pascale's 2014 biography of Joss Whedon, Whedon proposed a Firefly plotline in which Inara injected herself with a prophylactic solution - not a birth control but a serum that would poison anyone who raped her. Whedon's idea was that Inara would then be kidnapped and gang-raped, but that the rapes would take place offscreen, and the only sign of them would be a pile of her rapists later found dead. This plotline was nixed by the network and no version of it ever appeared on he show.
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  • Media coverage of Joss Whedon's shows often mention his practice of gathering cast members and other friends at his house to hold informal readings of Shakespeare's plays. Whedon's enthusiasm…
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    Media coverage of Joss Whedon's shows often mention his practice of gathering cast members and other friends at his house to hold informal readings of Shakespeare's plays. Whedon's enthusiasm for Shakespeare's plays is reflected in a number of references throughout Firefly. These include the names of several planets visited by the Firefly crew (Ariel and Miranda are both characters from The Tempest) and plot devices (in both "Ariel" and "The Message," different characters take a drug that slows their physiological functions enough to make them appear to be dead; this completely fictional drug is a major plot device from Romeo and Juliet, which Shakespeare wrote in the 1590s). Whedon's Shakespeare readings eventually developed into a feature film version of Much Ado About Nothing (released in 2012), which also starred Firefly regulars Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher.
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