Firefly: Vol. 2: Official Companion, Paperback Book

Firefly: Vol. 2: Official Companion Paperback

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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: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
  • ISBN: 9781845763725



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The second companion volume to Joss Whedon's fabulous sci fi/western show.If you've read volume one or the Serenity companion, you'll already know what to expect here: a quality tribute to a television show that was canceled far, far too soon. Volume two picks up where volume one left off. It contains the rest of the interview with Joss, the remaining scripts, (with more annotations!), more discussions with the actors and shorter segments on such varied topics as Jayne's weaponry, the cinematography and the score. The packaging remains excellent; it shows the material off to best advantage.As with the first volume, I enjoyed the scripts most. The annotations and addendums really make the book. As interesting as it is to read the scripts themselves, they're even better with the cast and crew's comments alongside them. Their love for the show really comes across and adds an extra oomph to the material.If you're a Firefly fan, don't miss this. It's very good stuff.

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The second (and final) collection of shooting scripts for the excellent but short-lived TV series Firefly. These two volumes contain the entire set of shooting scripts, including some dialog and (rarely) entire scenes that were edited out of the episodes. In the show the characters often used pigeon Chinese swears or expressions, and these scripts contain the phonetic Chinese as well as rough translations of all those colorful phrases (e.g., "That's {FAY-FAY duh PEE-yen} {A baboon's ass-crack} You saw it wrong.").These are interspersed with plentiful cast and crew interviews about their roles, behind the scenes incidents and the overall experience of working on this show. Every episode begins with an interview with the writer about what how the episode came about, what they were trying to convey, pushback from the network (Fox), etc.Some of the more subtle aspects of the show are brought to light, too. For instance, one episode ends with Kaylee and River playing jacks on the floor. River holds up the ball, a swirly red thing, for a moment just before the credits roll. This bookends the opening shot of that episode that consisted of Serenity flying past a swirling red moon.More than just scripts of episodes I've seen over and over, these two volumes actually do what they promise: they enhance the experience and make me want to watch the episodes again.

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Like volume one, volume two of the official companion is a beautiful book, with glossy pages and nice clear page layouts. It seems to have a bit more than the first book, or the contents page looks more crowded, anyway. There's character pages, more of the scripts -- Jaynestown, Out of Gas, Ariel, War Stories, The Message, Heart of Gold, Objects in Space -- essays about various things, a bit on unused story ideas... As in the first volume, the scripts have little insets: images from the episodes, bits of trivia. It's lovely.<br/><br/>Again, a great thing for a Browncoat to collect.