Five hundred years in the future there's a whole new frontier, and the crew of the Firefly-class spaceship Serenity is eager to stake a claim on the action. They'll take any job, legal or illegal, to keep fuel in the tanks and food on the table. But things get a bit more complicated after they take on a passenger wanted by the new totalitarian Alliance regime. Now they find themselves on the run, desperate to steer clear of Alliance ships and the flesh-eating Reavers who live on the fringes of space.
Really dissapointing take on cowboys in space
- Firefly: The Complete Series review by Shatner's Bassoon
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The main problem with Firefly is that it tries to appeal to the audience of two totally separate genres that just don’t mix. Joss Whedon tries to combine Wild West culture within a Sci-Fi environment and creates a universe set 500 years in the future that: has no aliens, planets which all look like the set of Bonanza complete with horses and cattle, people dressed as if they are in the 1900's, weapons that consist of revolvers and shotguns, and an evil Empire run by a Big Brother style government. Combine this with really tedious boring storylines that don’t really go anywhere or explain any past history, a cast that is devoid of any real characters, at times some appallingly bad acting; and it’s easy to see why FOX cancelled this show only halfway into its 15 episode run. If you’re a Joss Whedon fan then this is something you’ll probably want to rent. However, if your just a fan of Sci-Fi or Wild West shows and are looking for a new series to get into, then Firefly is isn’t something worth going out of your way to see.