Firefly Complete Series £7.97 @Amazon
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Firefly Complete Series £7.97 @Amazon

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Found 7th Mar 2011Made hot 7th Mar 2011
Much praised and much missed after its premature cancellation, Firefly is the first SF TV series to be conceived by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy and cocreator of Angel. Set five centuries in the future, it is a show where the mysterious personal pasts of the crew of the tramp spaceship Serenity continually surface. In fact, it's a Western in space where the losers in a Civil War are heading out to a barren frontier. Mal Reynolds is a man embittered by the war, yet whose love of his comrades perpetually dents his cynicism--even in the 14 episodes that exist we see him warm to the bubbly young mechanic Kaylee, the preacher Book, the idealistic doctor Simon, even to the often demented River, Simon's sister, the psychic result of malign experiments.
Firefly is also about adult emotional relationships, for example Kaylee's crush on Simon, the happy marriage of Mal's second officer Zoe and the pilot Wash, the disastrous erotic stalemate between Mal and the courtesan Inara. Individual episodes deal with capers going vaguely wrong, or threats narrowly circumvented; character and plot arcs were starting to emerge when the show was cancelled. Fortunately, the spin-off movie Serenity ties up some of the ends; and in the meantime, what there is of Firefly is a show to marvel at, both for its tight writing and ensemble acting, and the idiocy of the executives who cancelled it.

On the DVD: Firefly on DVD is presented in anamorphic 1.78:1 with Dolby Surround Sound. It includes commentaries on six episodes by various writers, directors, designers and cast members as well as featurettes on the conception of the show and the design of the spaceship Serenity, four deleted scenes, a gag reel, and Joss Whedon singing the show's theme tune, more or less. One of the things that emerges from all of this is how committed to the project everyone involved with it was, and is--unusually, you end up caring as much for the cast and crew as for the characters.


DVD Description
Episodes: Serenity (Part 1) Serenity (Part 2) The Train Job Bushwhacked Our Mrs Reynolds Out of Gas Shindig Safe Ariel War Stories Objects in Space Heart of Gold Trash The Message

62 Comments

Lowest price ever? Tempted to get a spare copy! Fantastic series which should never have been cancelled.

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JPS

Lowest price ever? Tempted to get a spare copy! Fantastic series which … Lowest price ever? Tempted to get a spare copy! Fantastic series which should never have been cancelled.



quite agree

Great series for anyone that likes SF. Tragedy it was ever cancelled.

only BSG was as good as this, amazing price

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skywalker1973

only BSG was as good as this, amazing price



Thanks Mate

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Finnboy

Great series for anyone that likes SF. Tragedy it was ever cancelled.



I could Never Understand It Was Very Popular

joeeeallover

I could Never Understand It Was Very Popular



Some idiot TV exec no doubt. The movie spin off was good, but a couple of extra series would have been so much better.

what a shame it never got to 5 or 6 seasons.

Yep! An excellent series sadly cancelled prematurely. Hot!

One of my best tv shows ever

There is one good thing with it only being 14 eps - Means you can re-watch the whole series in a very short space of time to get your fix
(and then watch Serenity!)

Am I right in thinking that, to get the full experience, one would also need to get the Serenity DVD too?

Serenity is like a full length episode/ film sequel to the cancelled series.

Watch the series and if you like it, then watch the film
(I say IF, but there is no way you shouldn't like it :p)

Yep, watch the series then watch the movie. The movie ties up some loose ends. Though those loose ends would have been far better served being spread across another series or two....

I bought my set a couple of years ago - given the number of times it's been watched and re-watched by my whole family it's definitely been the best £15 I've spent.

Anyone who doesn't own this already is in for a real bargain-basement treat.
Edited by: "wombat6025" 7th Mar 2011

Yes I miss this show - cancelled to soon. Watch the series and the movie.

Love this show to bits. It's currently being shown on TV in the US again, and everyone there is going crazy over it all over again haha.

facebook.com/Hel…yFF

Best show not on telly! Always take my box set away on trips to watch in the hotel room, superb!

Love the series, the movie not so much.

Was just watching serenity last night on blu-ray having availed of an offer posted here, and was just thinking I could do with watching firefly again, so am watching a few on eBay for more than this!! Bargain!! Heat added added and ordered!!

Edited by: "ben1979" 7th Mar 2011

US TV execs decided to change the order of the show so the Train Job came first, then the pilot. Then they panicked and pulled it because they worried about figures and advertising. Great show. I'm just waiting for the blu to go a little cheaper.

Fantastic deal. Quality show.

This series finished on the horror channel the other week, have it SkyPlussed. Good price for the series though.

joeeeallover

I could Never Understand It Was Very Popular


No it wasn't, that was the problem, it bombed on TV. Largely because they showed the episodes in the wrong order. It wasn't until it hit DVD and geek word of mouth kicked in that it found popularity.

^ True that.

One of my all time series and sad they cut it short but on the other hand at least it will be remembered as one of the best TV shows because it wasn't ruined by the possibility of lame follow up seasons.
Edited by: "TheGamer" 7th Mar 2011

Great buy. Actually went to Amazon and got Firefly and Serenity for £11 Heat

wish they would make a follow up.

Finally decided to take the plunge and order the blu ray from amazon.com as I've decided i want to re-watch this great series

That is an awesome price. One of the best TV shows ever too - what a set up that it was canceled!!!

Browncoat

JPS

Lowest price ever? Tempted to get a spare copy! Fantastic series which … Lowest price ever? Tempted to get a spare copy! Fantastic series which should never have been cancelled.



Why would anyone want a spare copy? I've seen this show I wasnt as impressed with it, the way everyone keeps going on about it, This shows got nothnig on Battlestar Galactica, I might add.

wolfinleeds

Best show not on telly! Always take my box set away on trips to watch in … Best show not on telly! Always take my box set away on trips to watch in the hotel room, superb!



It really isnt there are about 100 tv shows that are better than this show you just dont know about them.

Familia

It really isnt there are about 100 tv shows that are better than this … It really isnt there are about 100 tv shows that are better than this show you just dont know about them.



Ever consider that he may have a different opinion than you?

I really enjoyed this show, not my favourite by any stretch, but I'd certainly recommend it to others. Good price so heat added.

Great price for a fantastic series - if you don't have it already - buy it.....

Familia

[quote=JPS] ... This shows got nothnig on Battlestar Galactica, I might … [quote=JPS] ... This shows got nothnig on Battlestar Galactica, I might add.


WHAAAAAAAT!!!! oO Battlestar Galactica (I'm assuming you're talking about the modern series) is a big pile of poop, everyone could have died and I wouldn't have cared less. Firefly on the other hand is well written, well acted, well made, has interesting characters (none of whom get a chance to really develop in one series) and has an interesting and detailed back story. "This shows got nothnig on Battlestar Galactica" tsk tsk

Bargain!
Huge fan and I nearly bought when it was around £10, but now have no excuse!

Picked up Serenity Blu-ray as part of the 2 for £15 Amazon deal, never seen the series though... perhaps this is my chance.

Familia

I've seen this show I wasnt as impressed with it, the way everyone keeps … I've seen this show I wasnt as impressed with it, the way everyone keeps going on about it, This shows got nothnig on Battlestar Galactica, I might add.


Familia

It really isnt there are about 100 tv shows that are better than this … It really isnt there are about 100 tv shows that are better than this show you just dont know about them.


Blasphemer! Who's up for a stoning: youtube.com/wat…0nU X)

Just ordered I've been putting it off waiting for the Blu-Ray to come down in price but at this price Its well worth just going for it. Great series

At last. Been waiting for this one. H&R. Great spot.

HOT

Been waiting for the Blu-ray to drop in price but from what I've read the quality difference compared to the DVD release is hardly noticeable. Apparently all the CGI special effects were rendered in standard def anyway. At £8 it would be rude not to buy it! Ordered so I can watch this excellent series yet again .

Lol at the guy having a hissy fit about BSG X) . The first season of BSG was alright but then it just got really dull. The characters are generally uninteresting and unlikeable. And maybe it's just me but every time I hear someone use the word "frack" I wince.
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