Before the smash hit movie "Serenity" came "Firefly", the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies.
Set 500 years in the future, "Firefly" centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ship-for-hire Serenity and its eclectic crew of galactic misfits.
When he takes on two passengers, a young doctor and his mysterious, telepathic sister, he gets much more than he bargained for...This official companion is just what the show's fervent fans, the 'Browncoats', have been waiting for, with unseen photos, scripts, behind the scenes secrets, and exclusive input from the cast and crew, including of course creator Joss Whedon.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/08/2006
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9781845763145
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by bragan
This slick-looking volume contains the uncut shooting scripts for six episodes interspersed with interviews, short articles on the props and costuming, and lots of pretty pictures. The scripts turned out to be a lot of fun to read, not just because the episodes themselves are fun, but also because the scripts, particularly Joss Whedon's, feature some entertainingly colorful descriptions. Recommended for <I>Firefly</I> fans.
Review by xicanti
A companion volume to the late, lamented television series.If you're a Firefly fan, this book is most definitely worth your time. It's chock full of great stuff, including an interview with Joss Whedon, discussions with the cast, behind-the-scenes tidbits, tons of photos and - best of all - annotated shooting scripts.I really got a lot out of these scripts. The annotations are great; they cover all aspects of the production, from costumes and props to the actor's experiences on set. It was also really interesting to read the translations for the Chinese dialogue. And of course, having the scripts set out in such a way provided a welcome chance to slow down and really look at the way the show is put together. I found it fascinating.All in all, the book left me eager to watch the show again. Definitely recommended.
Review by Jenson_AKA_DL
Although I've only watched a once through of the "Firefly" series on DVD a couple years ago, I did enjoy the series. This is a very fun companion guide to this series with all sorts of pictures, insightful first impressions from the actors about their characters and little tidbits of information, along with the scripts, for a few of their most memorible episodes.If you're a fan of this regretably short-lived series I'd highly recommend this!
Review by shanaqui
The Firefly companions are beautiful, beautiful books. Glossy pages, lots of photographs, bits of art people did to come up with designs... They also contain interviews, essays, and scripts. The first official companion contains the scripts for six episodes: Serenity (the pilot), The Train Job, Bushwhacked, Shindig, Safe, and Our Mrs Reynolds. The scripts are well laid out, and seem to have everything, plus they have little inset bits of information -- Nathan Fillion talking about the first time he walked onto the ship as Mal, Morena Baccarin commenting on the most embarrassing things she had to do.<br/><br/>Lovely thing for a Browncoat to own!