Cast: Nathan Fillon, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass

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  • Air Dates: September 2002 - December 2002


Firefly is set four hundred years from today in the Union of Planets, a government established after a bitter civil war. Under the leadership of Malcolm Reynolds, a renegade who fought against the new government, the crew of the Firefly-class vessel "Serenity" must struggle to survive any way they can. They fly to the border planets to keep away from the Alliance and below it's radar. This series has been described as a "science fiction western" but will be different from other space based shows as it will feature no aliens. Each of the crew members has a special role. Malcolm Reynolds holds the duty as Captain - he is a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the Alliance to no avail. Striving to be normal, he must keep all his crew members on task and have Serenity flying safely. Zoe (aka The Soldier) is extremely loyal to Reynolds as she served with him during the war and owes her life to him. Zoe has the strength and experience to take command of the ship, if necessary. Her husband, Wash is the pilot of the ship and is unassuming, self-deprecating and calm with a sense of humour. The mechanic of the ship is the experienced engineer, Kaylee while the Ambassador is Inara and the Mercenary is the tough, ultimately loyal, and unpleasant Jayne. Simon is the doctor on Serenity and comes from a wealthy family and has a privileged upbringing. His sister, River (aka The Fugitive) is an experienced psychic who can read most minds. And lastly, Book or "The Shepherd", an old and wise priest .