I loved the movie and I mean loved it. It’s probably one of my favourite movies of all time. I had heard about the series and tried to get clips of it from the internet. It was hard but I finally have my own copy of Firefly, the series that predates the movie Serenity. One of the stupidest thing about prime time television is that crap can be on air for years, even decades, but good stuff like this gets cancelled 11 episodes in! What a sham!
The series is set in the year 2517, after humans have arrived at a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. There’s the Alliance, a powerful authoritarian government and law-enforcement organization that controls the majority of territory within the known universe. Things are very evolved here and science rules. The Independent Faction (Browncoats) wanted the outer worlds to remain autonomous and attempted to resist Alliance control.
The crew of the Serenity are remainders of the Browncoats who steal and do jobs for money just to ensure that the ship keeps flying. The characters are with their flaws and this makes it more endearing to us. They are viewed as outlaws which makes them romantic & adventurous. It’s the perfect mix of a western, a chinese film & sci-fi! What more could you want.