Tuesday, May 8, 2012


"Burn the land and boil the sea, you can't take the sky from"
                                                                                                             - Ballad of Serenity

Firefly is an American Science fiction television series created by writer and director Joss Wheadon who shot to fame with Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Set in the year 2517, the series deals with the adventures of a renegade crew of Serenity (a spaceship) after its arrival in a new star system. The main cast of the show contains nine characters living on Serenity, who Wheadon describes as "Nine people looking into the blackness of the space and seeing nine different things."

500 years from now, it talks about the aftermath of a gruesome universal civil war where the only two surviving superpowers of the world USA and China fuse together to form a central Government called Alliance which controls everyone and everything. As the Alliance continues to break havoc on the world      ( variety of moons and planets), the enigmatic captain of serenity Malcolm Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) and the crew of his spaceship, who had been on the losing side of the civil war, so what they can to restore the order to their surroundings.


In many people's view Firefly is one of the best Sci-Fi series ever created. It is a whole new version of intergalactic adventures where there are no aliens but very real human beings with a rich culture in the eminent future, It garnered applause for its commendable job of interweaving two disparate genres - Sci-Fiction and western and hence stands at a staggering 9.3 rating on the IMDb. However it was cancelled shortly after 11 out of its 14 shot episodes were aired. The post airing success and the resurgence pleas led to the production of  "The Serenity" and comic "Those left behind."

Poster of Firefly 
Poster of Serenity

It remains to be one of the best science-fiction series, better than most you'll see in the theatres. Also, the opening song, Ballad of Serenity is hard to miss.

Ballad of Serenity

A must watch!

PS-Somebody be nice and upload it on DC.

Contributed by Madalsa Singh