Firefly The Official Companion

Before the smash hit movie Serenity came Firefly, the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies.Set 500 years in the future, Firefly centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ...

Author: Joss Whedon

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 9781845763725

Category: Performing Arts

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Before the smash hit movie Serenity came Firefly, the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies.Set 500 years in the future, Firefly centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ship-for-hire Serenity and its eclectic crew of galactic misfits. When he takes on two passengers, a young doctor and his mysterious, telepathic sister, he gets much more than he bargained for…This official companion is just what the show’s fervent fans, the ‘Browncoats’, have been waiting for, with unseen photos, scripts, behind the scenes secrets, and exclusive input from the cast and crew, including of course creator Joss Whedon.Contains the second part of an extended interview with Joss Whedon, as well as exclusive new interviews with the cast, executive producer Tim Minear and many other writers and crewmembers; the full, uncut shooting scripts for ‘Jaynestown’, ‘Out of Gas’, ‘Ariel’, ‘War Stories’ ‘Trash’, ‘The Message’, ‘Heart of Gold’ and ‘Objects in Space’, annotated with memories from the cast and crew; extended behind-the-scenes interviews with the crew behind Firefly, including sections on the production design and visual effects, illustrated with unseen imagery; in addition a section on the Firefly fans and of course Vera...

Firefly The Official Companion

Before the smash hit movie Serenity came Firefly, the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies.Set 500 years in the future, Firefly centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ...

Author: Joss Whedon

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781845763145

Category: Performing Arts

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Before the smash hit movie Serenity came Firefly, the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies.Set 500 years in the future, Firefly centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ship-for-hire Serenity and its eclectic crew of galactic misfits. When he takes on two passengers, a young doctor and his mysterious, telepathic sister, he gets much more than he bargained for…This official companion is just what the show’s fervent fans, the ‘Browncoats’, have been waiting for, with unseen photos, scripts, behind the scenes secrets, and exclusive input from the cast and crew, including of course creator Joss Whedon.Contains the second part of an extended interview with Joss Whedon, as well as exclusive new interviews with the cast, executive producer Tim Minear and many other writers and crewmembers; the full, uncut shooting scripts for ‘Jaynestown’, ‘Out of Gas’, ‘Ariel’, ‘War Stories’ ‘Trash’, ‘The Message’, ‘Heart of Gold’ and ‘Objects in Space’, annotated with memories from the cast and crew; extended behind-the-scenes interviews with the crew behind Firefly, including sections on the production design and visual effects, illustrated with unseen imagery; in addition a section on the Firefly fans and of course Vera...

Imagined Frontiers

Barbara Maio, “Between Past and Future: Hybrid Design Style in Firefly and Serenity,” in Wilcox and Cochran, Investigating Firefly and Serenity, 206; Firefly: Official Companion, vol. 1, 84, 150. 10. Firefly: The Official Companion, ...

Author: Carl Abbott

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806152400

Category: Social Science

Page: 270

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We live near the edge—whether in a settlement at the core of the Rockies, a gated community tucked into the wilds of the Santa Monica Mountains, a silicon culture emerging in the suburbs, or, in the future, homesteading on a terraformed Mars. In Imagined Frontiers, urban historian and popular culture scholar Carl Abbott looks at the work of American artists who have used novels, film, television, maps, and occasionally even performance art to explore these frontiers—the metropolitan frontier of suburban development, the classic continental frontier of American settlement, and the yet unrealized frontiers beyond Earth. Focusing on writers and artists working during the past half-century, an era of global economic and social reach, Abbott describes the dialogue between historians and social scientists seeking to understand these frontier places and the artists reimagining them in written and visual fictions. This book offers perspectives on such well-known authors as T. C. Boyle and John Updike and on such familiar movies and television shows as Falling Down and The Sopranos. By putting The Rockford Files and the cult favorite Firefly in conversation with popular fiction writers Robert Heinlein and Stephen King and literary novelists Peter Matthiessen and Leslie Marmon Silko, Abbott interweaves the disparate subjects of western history, urban planning, and science fiction in a single volume. Abbott combines all-new essays with others previously published but substantially revised to integrate western and urban history, literary analysis, and American studies scholarship in a uniquely compelling analysis of the frontier in popular culture.

Focus On 100 Most Popular Fox Network Shows

Whedon, Serenity: The Official Visual Companion ^ Shooting script for "Heart of Gold", in Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume 2, p 169. ^ "Gina Torres as Zoe Washburne – The Women of Joss Whedon" on August 19, 2012.

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Publisher: e-artnow sro

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Firefly Revisited

Bernstein, Abbie, Bryan Cairns, Karl Derrick, and Tara DiLullo, eds. Firefly: The Official Companion. Volume 1. London: Titan Books, 2006. ———. Firefly: The Official Companion. Volume 2. London: Titan Books, 2007. “Blade Runner Trivia.

Author: Michael Goodrum

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442247444

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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A short lived series created by Joss Whedon, Firefly nonetheless developed such a loyal following that Whedon was compelled to write and direct a big screen sequel in 2005. The show continues to generate a life of its own in books and comic books. This collection of twelve essays focuses on a number of themes including colonialism, race, gender, and politics.

The Whedonverse Catalog

Barton, Kristen M. The Big Damn Firefly & Serenity Trivia Book. BearManor, 2011. Firefly: The Gorramn Shiniest Language Guide and Dictionary in the 'Verse. Titan, 2016. Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One. Titan, 2006.

Author: Don Macnaughtan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476631608

Category: Reference

Page: 281

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Director, producer and screenwriter Joss Whedon is a creative force in film, television, comic books and a host of other media. This book provides an authoritative survey of all of Whedon's work, ranging from his earliest scriptwriting on Roseanne, through his many movie and TV undertakings--Toy Story, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly/Serenity, Dr. Horrible, The Cabin in the Woods, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.--to his forays into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The book covers both the original texts of the Whedonverse and the many secondary works focusing on Whedon's projects, including about 2000 books, essays, articles, documentaries and dissertations.

The Philosophy of Joss Whedon

Michael Marek, “Firefly: So Pretty It Could Not Die,” in Sith, Slayers, Stargates, and Cyborgs: Modern Mythology in the New Millennium, ed. David Whitt and John Perlich, ... Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, vol.

Author: Dean A. Kowalski

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139975

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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Every generation produces a counterculture icon. Joss Whedon, creator of the long-running television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is famed for his subversive wit, rich characters, and extraordinary plotlines. His renown has only grown with subsequent creations, including Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, and the innovative online series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Through premises as unusual as a supernatural detective agency run by a vampire and a Western set in outer space, Whedon weaves stories about characters forced to make commonplace moral decisions under the most bizarre of circumstances. The Philosophy of Joss Whedon examines Whedon's plots and characterizations to reveal their philosophical takes on the limits of personal freedom, sexual morality, radical evil, and Daoism.

Serenity The Official Visual Companion

Writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, makes his long-awaitied feature film directorial debut with Serenity, based on his cult television series Firefly.

Author: Joss Whedon

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781845760823

Category: Performing Arts

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Five hundred years in the futures, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew of the transport-for-hire ship Serenity take on two new passengers and soon find themselves in a crossfire between an invincible military force and cannibalistic savages. Writer/director Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, makes his long-awaitied feature film directorial debut with Serenity, based on his cult television series Firefly. This large format, full color companion to the movie features: A special Introduction by Joss Whedon An in-depth interview with him about the making of the film The full shooting in script, including scenes cut from the final edit Fascinating productions and background memos by Whedon, including CEA Brief History of the Universe, circa 2507 A.D. Scores of stunning movie stills, storyboards and pieces of production art

Serenity

Finding Serenity: Anti-heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly. Dallas, TX: BenBella Books, 197–207. ... Whedon, J. (2005) Serenity: The Official Visual Companion. London: Titan. ____ (2006) Firefly: The ...

Author: Frederick Blichert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231544115

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 133

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Joss Whedon’s Serenity (2005) is at once a symbol of failure and a triumphant success of fan activism. The cult television icon's feature directorial debut functions as an extension of his canceled Fox series Firefly. Mourning their loss, fans of the show fought for more, making Serenity not just a cult film but a monument to cultdom. A minor box-office success upon first release, Serenity continues to be a sci-fi favorite, attracting fans, cosplayers, fan fiction authors, and more to conventions and charity screenings internationally. This book examines the relationship between the film and its peculiar cult following, largely established before a cult object even existed, and situates the film in relation to the series and its other transmedia continuations to plumb the status of different media texts and their platforms. Additionally, it explores those cult features of Serenity—a playful engagement with genre, with high and low culture, with gender roles—that predisposed it to such a fierce following, one that would follow Whedon into future series and blockbuster projects such as The Avengers.