Essentially an old-fashioned Western romp set among the stars, Joss Whedon's short-lived sci-fi show was as rich an experience for viewers as it was unmarketable for the network that cancelled it. Showcasing the flair for dialogue Whedon had demonstrated in Buffy, Firefly was a mischievous and frequently very funny show that sat apart from more earnest sci-fi fare. Thoroughly likeable characters and a unique patois (use of elaborate Chinese cursing was a minor stroke of genius) gave Firefly an amiable charm, plus it had Nathan Fillion, whose presence officially makes anything 27% better.
Out Of Gas (Season 1, Episode 5), where all the characters' backstories are revealed and Alan Tudyk appears wearing that moustache.
Did You Know?
The uniforms and armour worn by Alliance soldiers in the show were leftover props from Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers.
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