It doesn’t seem like Joss Whedon’s Firefly will be rebooted in this galaxy anytime soon, but if you’re craving more of that world, Loot Crate has you covered. The subscription service that delivers geeky merchandise to thousands of people every month just released The Verse, a 16 minute short film set in the world of Firefly. Shiny!
The fan-made film features a new crew on a Serenity-esque transport ship called Overland, and the dialogue and tone feel as familiar as a cozy blanket. Even though they have different names, the members of the crew are clearly based on their counterparts on Serenity. The humor and delivery of lines is close to something you’d see in the television series, and in this case, it works.
See for yourself – feel free to put on your most cunning Jayne hat and sing the Firefly theme song before pressing play:
The Verse was written for fans and by fans. Quantum Mechanix even helped make models and provided screen accurate props to make the space-western environment look as authentic as possible. They nailed it because all I want to do after watching the short is to sit on my couch and marathon Firefly. Again.
The short stars Ryan Caldwell (Bret Hunter), Jennifer Wenger (Caroline Stack), Zack Finfrock (Rusty Duvall), Peter Weidman (Travis Sandspur), Tybee Diskin (Maribelle Crawford), Alex Marshall-Brown (Annie Whitehall), Ewan Chung (Jon Zhou), and Vic Mignogna (Commodore Woodruff). It was produced and directed by Julian Higgins.
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