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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  • 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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  • Although it has been long known that the relationships between Firefly's showrunners and FOX, the network on which it aired, were fraught, in 2014, Business Insider and Amy Pascale's…
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    Although it has been long known that the relationships between Firefly's showrunners and FOX, the network on which it aired, were fraught, in 2014, Business Insider and Amy Pascale's biography of Joss Whedon both provided some never-before-published further details about how FOX executives completely misunderstood the show's aims. Some examples include: FOX at first refused to pick up the show because they didn't like the fact that the characters Wash and Zoe were married (thus scuttling any chance for romance between Zoe and Mal); they relented when Joss Whedon insisted. The network constantly asked for the show to be less dark, but also wanted Mal to shoot more people. Pascale also recounts how completely FOX misrepresented the show in its ad campaign--instead of advertising it as either a science fiction or a western show, it instead made ads implying that it was an offbeat comedy, scored to the wacky 1997 Smashmouth song "Walking on the Sun."
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  • SPOILER: In a 2009 speech at Harvard University, Joss Whedon said that Zoe and Wash were the only couple in any of his TV shows that he never would have broken up (if the show had not been canceled).
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