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Firefly: The Complete Series Blu-ray
Firefly: The Complete Series

Firefly: The Complete Series

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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 expandedinto 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. What makes it work is Whedon's delightfully well-chosen cast and their nine well-developed characters--a typically Whedon-esque extended family--each providing a unique perspective on their adventures aboard Serenity, the junky but beloved "Firefly-class" starship they call home. As a veteran of the disadvantagedIndependent faction's war against the all-powerful planetary Alliance (think of it as Underdogs vs. Overlords), Serenity captain Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) leads his compact crew on a quest for survival. They're renegades with an amoral agenda, ta
Title: Firefly: The Complete Series
Genre: TV Sci-Fi
Starring: Richard Burgi, Morena Baccarin, Angie Hart, Al Pugliese, Bob Fimiani, Doan Ly, Heather Black, Kimberly McCollough, Sandy Mulvihill, Firefly
Directors: Tim Minear, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Solomon, Michael N. Grossman, Thomas J. Wright, Joss Whedon, Allan Kroeker, James A. Contner, Vern Gillum, Marita Grabiak
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Attributes: Subtitled, Dubbed, Dolby, AC-3
Release Date: 11/11/2008
Original Year: 2002
Product Type: Blu-ray
Rated: NR
UPC: 024543533696
Item #: FXD053369

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