Winter Storm Jonas pretty much has the East Coast stuck inside this weekend, which means that you’re probably sitting in front of your television scrolling through Netflix. Allow us to help.
We may never get another live-action Firefly movie or TV show. So every bit of Firefly media that we do get is precious—and that explains why Browncoats became so excited about Firefly Online, the online role-playing game. But what’s become of this project?
The Apocalypse rules pop culture. Half the biggest literary novels these days are apocalyptic, and meanwhile The Walking Dead is a huge hit. Post-apocalyptic stories are what space opera was in the Space Age. But what are they about? Here are 10 types of apocalypses, and what they each signify.
Digging Deeper is a new video channel that goes in depth on a film topic. In their latest video, they profile Joss Whedon’s Serenity, examining how it uses a whole bunch of genres to really succeed as a film.
SyFy’s latest space opera, Killjoys, began last night, and over the course of the first episode, and there’s an entire season’s worth of material packed into forty minutes. Clearly, we’re in for a treat with this show.
Welcome to a new feature: Point/Counterpoint, where we debate, vehemently, angrily, over issues of extreme importance. Today: Does Firefly still matter?
At New York Toy Fair last month we got our first proper look at Funko's line of 6" action figures based on Firefly — but now Funko has released a batch of new promo pictures for the toys offering us a great look at the plastic crew of the Serenity. Ready your "Shiny" jokes!
There ain't no power in the verse that can stop you from passing go and collecting 200 credits, apparently.
When we first got a good look at Funko's new line of 6" Firefly figures, Browncoats were rightly concerned about a distinct lack of hats included with the Jayne figure - but rejoice, Firefly fans: There'll be a hatted Jayne alongside the rest of the Firefly figures when they hit in a few months. Look how happy he is!
And no, we're not talking about Pop! Vinyls, for once (they already have those, of course). We've known for a while that Funko would bring Firefly to its Legacy Collection line of 6" figures, but it looks like their reveal will be imminent, judging by these blurry images from Funko's Toy Fair catalogue.
Firefly is already enough of a weird property to be turning into a board game, almost 13 years after it graced (and promptly left) our screens - it's not like people haven't tried to shoehorn it into more conventional games, either. But finally, someone's gotten round to making a Firefly game that looks pretty cool.
Okay, so it's magnets and not paper like the dress-up-dolls of your childhood, but now you can stick your very own Hero of Canton on the fridge - and dress him as you see fit!
It's funny how two seconds of animation about a 9-year-old plot point can be so emotional, but I guess that's just Firefly's MO at this point. Excellent work, Stephen Byrne!
The internet rejoiced when Funko revealed it had acquired the Firefly license last year, only to immediately recoil at the horrific 'ReAction' retro toys they revealed earlier this year. Although these aren't the Legacy Collection figures of the Serenity Crew we're waiting for, these Pop! Vinyl figures are much better.
The internet's desperate bid to ensure every part of Firefly makes its way into real life (I'm sure there's a Browncoat somewhere out there building their own Firefly-class in their shed) continues with a new card game based on the weird Space-fruit-poker the crew of the Serenity play on the show. Tall Card, anyone?
It looks like Qmx is on a Firefly kick lately, and browncoats are definitely making good from it - but while this new 'Artisan' Serenity might lack in the 'aww' factor like their recent, huggable offering, it certainly makes up for it with the wow factor.
I think it was Inara, in the passenger dorm, with the teapot. Wait, what?
Amazon's new Fire Phone had to be about getting people to buy stuff from Amazon, right? Of course. Enter Firefly, which turns the Fire Phone into a sort of universal object scanner that'll recognize books, DVDs, or jars of Nutella, and help you buy them—from Amazon.