Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon's Firefly Universe

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Jane Espenson, Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2007 - Performing Arts - 217 pages
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A lot has happened since Finding Serenity. We learned River's secret; Mal took on the Alliance. Our favorite crew became Big Damn Heroes. And the Browncoats proved that hard work, passion and a little fan coordination can do the impossible. Serenity Found takes the contents of Finding Serenity even further, exploring not just the show but the events of the film as well, to create an anthology that's even more thought-provoking, fascinating and far-thinking than its predecessor.

* Acclaimed science fiction author Orson Scott Card lauds "Serenity" as film sci-fi finally done right
* Writer and comedian Natalie Haynes reveals the real feminist savvy of the "Firefly" universe: the girls get the guns and the gags
* Pop culture critic Michael Marano connects damaged, ass-kicking River to the other weaponized women of the Whedonverse
* Multiverse executive producer Corey Bridges explains why the world of "Firefly" is the perfect setting for an MMORPG
* Mutant Enemy's visual effects wizard Loni Peristere relates what he's learned from Joss about telling stories, and tells a story of his own about Serenity's design
* Television Without Pity recapper Jacob Clifton frames "Serenity" as a parable about media: how it controls us, how we can control it and how to separate the signal from the noise
* And Nathan Fillion, "Firefly" and "Serenity's" Captain Malcolm Reynolds, shares his affinity for Mal and his love of Mal's ship and crew.
 

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User Review  - richardderus - LibraryThing

The Book Report: Eighteen more essays about the moral, political, and ethical underpinnings, implications, and effects of the late, lamented "Firefly" TV series. My Review: Last collection had yummy ... Read full review

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User Review  - anyanwubutler - LibraryThing

A mostly delightful series of essays about the tv show “Firefly“ and the movie, Serenity. Nathan Fillion, who played the captain, describes how he’s similar to Mal Reynolds. Bruce Bethke, wrote “Cut ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Catching Up with the Future
5
Mars Needs Women
15
Girls Guns Gags
27
River Tam and the Weaponized Women of the Whedonverse
37
I Malcolm
49
Freedom in an Unfree World
55
A Tale of Two Heroes
67
Mutant Enemy U
117
Geeks of the World Unite
131
The Alliances War on Science
141
The Virtual Verse
151
Firefly and Story Structure Advanced
161
Cut Em Off at the Horsehead Nebula
175
The Bonnie Brown Flag
187
Signal to Noise
203

The Good Book
79
Mal Contents
95
Curse Your Sudden but Inevitable Betrayal
107
Acknowledgments
217
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About the author (2007)

Jane Espenson is a former writer for Firefly, in addition to many other television shows, including Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dinosaurs, Gilmore Girls, Ellen, The O.C., and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. She currently has a development deal with NBC/Universal television and is working on the midseason show Andy Barker, PI. She lives in Los Angeles. Joss Whedon is a television writer and director who created the cult television shows Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Firefly. He also wrote and directed the film Serenity, based on the Firefly series.

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