Throwback Thursday: ‘Firefly’ (2002)

Perhaps you’ve heard of a guy named Joss Whedon.  Long before he led ‘The Avengers’ on their first gathered cinematic mission and cement the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the way to do superheroes right, he was the creator and guiding hand for such televised fare as ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer,’ ‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Angel,’ and he even helmed the genesis of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ as well.  Oh, and did you know that he co-wrote the original ‘Toy Story’ film back in 1995?

So, long story short: the dude has earned his geek cred.  In 2002, he had another of his creations appear on Fox, one that resonates with many fans who have had the chance to experience it: ‘Firefly.’  The science-fiction show only lasted one season on TV – technically, not even a full season, as Fox yanked it off the air after only eleven of the fourteen episodes in the first season.  It’s a move that fans have widely criticized the network for; ‘Firefly’ ended up winning a Primetime Emmy Award after its cancellation, in 2003, for Outstanding Special Effects for a Series, and the show was ranked #5 on TV Guide’s list of “Shows Cancelled Too Soon.”

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