Can't Take the Sky is an unofficial fan site dedicated to Joss Whedon's amazing television series, Firefly.
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Firefly debuted on the FOX network on September 20, 2002. Created by TV genius Joss Whedon (the man behind cult phenomenon Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and billed as a sci-fi western, it explored the adventures of nine people on board a Firefly class space ship 500 years in the future.
The series received critical acclaim and a positive reaction from Whedon fans, but FOX had trouble with Firefly from the start. The network asked Whedon to write a new pilot episode ("The Train Job") that featured more action than the original pilot ("Serenity"). The order in which the episodes were meant to air was drastically changed, and the show was put on hiatus at mid-season and cancelled shortly thereafter. Only thirteen episodes were filmed, and just ten made it on the air, the last shown being the original two-hour pilot.
Considering its short life on TV, Firefly has enjoyed exceptional success post-cancellation. Firefly has since aired in many countries around the world, contributing to its still-growing fanbase, and the complete series DVD box set has been a consistent best-seller. Most exciting of all, the story was continued in Serenity, a feature film written and directed by Joss Whedon and starring the original cast. It was released in theaters in September 2005 and is now also available on DVD.