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Firefly Online Reunites The Serenity Crew For MMO Adventures

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FireflyPractically since the very moment Fox cancelled it back in 2003, fans have been clamoring for a Firefly reunion. The cast and crew of the beloved, gone-too-soon series have gotten back together for various gatherings and conventions over the years, not to mention the feature-length movie Serenity in 2005. Still, that’s not enough for Browncoats the world over, it’s never enough for the truly fanatical, but don’t worry, there’s more to come as the cast from the series is going to lend their voices to an upcoming massive multiplayer online game.

The announcement came at San Diego Comic-Con that Nathan Fillion, Regina Torres, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and the rest will reprise their iconic roles for Firefly Online. There will also be some surprises along for the ride as well, like Michael Fairman playing Niska, the crime boss who appears in a couple of episodes.

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Serenity Blue Sun Travel Posters Highlight Scenic Destinations Throughout The ‘Verse

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SerenityValleyWith only 14 episodes produced, it’s understandable that Firefly fans would be eager to return to the ‘Verse in anyway they can. Sure, we got the movie, and now we’ve got the story continuing in the excellent Serenity: Leaves on the Wind comic, but with every year that passes, it seems less likely that we’ll get to see Nathan Fillion and the rest actually reunite on screen as the characters we love. Clearly, we’re not getting the Firefly we need here on Earth, so why not cut out the middle man and just book passage to one of the show’s scenic destinations directly?

Alas, I don’t actually have contact info for any interstellar travel agencies — if I did, you would currently be staring at a blank screen — but we do have some lovely faux travel posters that are suitable for framing and adorning the walls of your sci-fi-themed man cave. Or lady cave. Or whatever the female equivalent of “man cave” is that doesn’t automatically sound dirty. Where was I? Ah yes, an exciting vacation to exotic Sihnon!

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Joss Whedon Resurrects Firefly’s Wash… Sort Of

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If there was any question that Joss Whedon is not only a masterful storyteller, but also a ninja-level troll, that uncertainty can be put to rest now. See, last week somebody on Twitter asked Joss for more Buffy the Vampire Slayer. And lo, their prayers were answered! Sort of. He posted the following, along with the message, “your wish is my command here ya go.”

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Doctor Who & Firefly Disney-Fied Make Us Fall For The Art Of Stephen Byrne

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DisneyWhoOne of the biggest surprises I’ve had from the site recently was just how much this story blew up. Don’t get me wrong, I think artist Khallion’s illustrations featuring the Doctor recruiting Disney princesses as new companions are wonderful and charming — that’s why I wrote it up. But it’s one of those stories that I never would have guessed people would respond to so strongly. Well, for all of you folks who loved those, allow me to introduce artist Stephen Byrne, who has given his own Disney-style makeover to our favorite time lord — all 13 of him, in fact.

Byrne posted the “Disney Doctor Who” on his Facebook page, and it’s a testament to his talents that it really makes me want to see an animated Doctor Who series. Not necessarily a Disney one, mind you, but how great would it be to see ongoing adventures of the various Doctors in cartoon form? Many of the former Doctor actors already regularly lend their voices to Doctor Who audio dramas, so why not take the next step and give us some ‘toons? (In fact, we very nearly did get a Who animated series a while back, but the BBC allegedly “didn’t want anything to distract from production of the tv show.” Which makes no sense whatsoever to me.)

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Happy Birthday To Firefly’s Morena Baccarin & Jewel Staite

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InaraKayleeWe’ve got not one but two Firefly-related birthdays happening today. We’re lighting (space) candles on a pair of (space) cakes for Morena Baccarin and Jewel Staite, who turn 34 and 32 today, respectively. GFR wishes you ladies a spectacular day!

Morena Baccarin is beloved by Firefly fans for playing the elegant companion Inara, one of several female members of the Firefly crew with a particular talent for putting Mal in his place. (It didn’t hurt that he was usually crushing on her pretty hard.) While Firefly is definitely the science fiction role she’s best known for, it’s hardly the only one Baccarin has played. After her stint on Joss Whedon’s sci-fi Western, she appeared as Adria, leader of the armies of the Ori, in Stargate SG-1 and the Stargate: The Ark of Truth TV movie. She was the deceptively beautiful leader of the Visitors in ABC’s V reboot, and she even voiced Black Canary in the Justice League cartoons. More recently, she played Jessica Brody, wife of the conflicted and traitorous Nicolas Brody on Showtime’s Homeland, and did further voice work as Talia al Ghul in the Son of Batman animated movie. We’ll always miss her love/hate banter with Mal the most…

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Firefly Cast Reunites In Dallas, Nathan Fillion Nearly Gets Squished

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SerenityThe cast of Firefly reunited on stage at Fan Expo Dallas in Texas over the weekend, gathering in front of a standing-room-only crowd inside the spacious Dallas convention center. Fans had come to see the stars of a show that’s become one of the most beloved cult classics in science fiction or TV history, one that inspires devotion and loyalty like no other. But, of all the things those fans came to see, I don’t think anyone’s list would have included, “Watch Nathan Fillion get killed by a collapsing backdrop.”

Fillion, who played Malcolm Reynolds in Joss Whedon’s Firefly and the Serenity movie, was just about to take the stage when the large cloth and metal backdrop behind the stage began to topple, earning gasps from the audience. He was okay, but a few minutes later, the backdrop on the other side of the stage collapsed toward the audience. Thankfully no one was hurt, but I know I wasn’t the only one watching the backdrop with a nervous eye for the rest of the panel.

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