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Several factors led to the demise of Firefly, but ultimately it was a colossal mistake by Fox executives. The series was played at an unfavorable time slot, and to confound this, Fox decided to play the episodes out of order, insisting that the 'better' episodes play first. Naturally, this meant there was some confusion on the audience's part. Former Fox ...


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They are similar, since the intro and show music for Breaking Bad has a heavy southwest influence (according to the composer), and the music for Firefly... well, it's made for a western in space so there's going to be that heavy southwest influence as well. However... The Intro to Breaking Bad was written by Dave Porter and doesn't really have a title. ...


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From Wikipedia: His background is explored further in the comic book Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale. Book was born Henry Evans, a boy who was raised by an abusive father. He ran away from home and began life as a petty criminal before being recruited by the Independence movement and moving out to the Border Worlds. Long before the Alliance begins the ...


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even after it's cancellation it spawned a theatrical movie release (emphasis yours) That was due to strong DVD sales: As an afterthought, Fox released the 14 episodes on DVD and something surprising happened: The expensive boxed set sold somewhere north of 200,000 copies. On the strength of the DVD sales, Universal green-lit a small-budget movie, to ...


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Personal theory- They are like a different species from humans. As other carnivorous animals, they don't eat each other. As some carnivores live in a pack they also live in a pack. They didn't even take interest in dead humans similar to some scavengers. They are anti-social and brutal but still they show some intelligence as driving ships,so they are not ...


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Malcolm is called Sir by multiple people through out the series, including Zoe and Kaylee and even Rayne (sarcasticly). He's also called Sarge, Sergeant, Cap and Captain. All titles of authority, both earned and given. As you mentioned, this is more of a TV thing than real life. In real life, the don't call me Sir thing varies by person, and situation. ...


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lets go through one by one Shephard - The main character in mass effect is not named after firefly but instead named after Alan Shepard who was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person and the first American to travel into space. ...


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The Serenity film was made to wrap up the story. They included the opening flashback scenes to explain what happened at the planet. They further wrap up the story with the crew from the last episode having worked together for some time (since the last episode). Apart from the flashbacks, the movie is set completely after the series. I'm not sure which ...


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Try this site. There should be a translation for all the phrases used in Firefly.


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Will there ever be a second season of Firefly? Anyone that has the ability to say 'yes' to that has not yet said 'yes' so at the moment, there is no sign that there will be. When asked, the typical answer appears to be 'not likely'. A recent interview with Nathan Fillion: I honestly don't think that there's going to be another Firefly iteration. ...


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I don't have any official sources to cite, but my guess is that the Reavers' ships contain air from Miranda's atmosphere, and that it still carries traces of the drug. When they dock with another ship the drug in their air diffuses into that ship, and transforms anyone there with the genetic susceptibility. Of course the Reavers butcher everyone else, and ...


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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Whedon wasn't able to fully explain the back story to the Reavers. Whedon originally planed on stretching the universe of Firefly over years, including a video game. If you watch Done the Impossible (a fan documentary), Whedon says the plot of the film was intended to continue from where the show left off but also ...


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Serra is a surname. I don't have any references, but I'm fairly certain it was just a name that Joss Whedon picked.


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While Wheedon provides no real answers here, nature may bring some insight into view. I would suggest the Reavers were not "insane" so much as hyper-sensitive and overly aggressive. They would probably still have a hierarchy and order to their way of life. There would still be some type of "chain-of-command" where as to keep them in order. In the movie ...


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Here's a bunch. Yes, it's a short answer, but this is probably what the OP was after. It's not complete but it's certainly fun. I did not transcribe the link because it's been around over two years and I don't anticipate it being gone anytime soon. If anything, I hope it's updated. Also because I haven't watched Castle and do not care to research where ...


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She might just as well have been named for Father Junípero Serra, a founder of missions well known to most people living in California. But perhaps there is an angelic connection after all: The Encyclopedia of Buffy Studies has an article that claims (without any references, unfortunately) that "Serra" is short for "seraphim".


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Because he is the captain of the ship and is a male authority over her. It doesn't specifically have to do with him being "Captain" as it does him being an authority. Sir is a title of respect no matter the context. sir /sər/ noun noun: sir; plural noun: sirs; noun: Sir; plural noun: Sirs used as a polite or respectful way of addressing a man,...


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Heavy influences. If you can't see them you aren't paying attention to the details of the stories. The movie especially plays out like a Mass Effect movie, even ending like Mass Effect where the captain fights his way through a battle between the Alliance and Reever fleets to send a signal out. Only big difference is Malcom runs from the Alliance where ...


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It's almost like pheromones. If you don't exude a certain secretion or smell you are perceived as in this case a target. That's why they don't (assumption) attack each other. The opposite effect for zombies. The living put out a certain something that attracts the walking dead or undead as the case maybe.



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