Serenity is a movie released in 2005, starring the crew of the Firefly TV series.

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How many crew members of the Serenity actually read Chinese?

In a previous question it was asked how many of the crew spoke Mandarin. But how many actually read Chinese as it was used in almost all broadcasts and navigational displays?
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What was the body count in River's bar fight scene?

In one of River Tam's incredibly choreographed fight scenes, she takes on a bar full of bad-asses and leaves them all biting the dust. Has anyone ever done a body count (apart from Jayne)? Did she ...
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How common is fresh produce in the world of Firefly?

In the pilot of Firefly, Book uses fresh strawberries as part of his transport payment. The "Mighty fine shindig" has unadorned fresh fruit, showing that it was considered fancy by itself, though ...
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What is “fluffy” in Serenity?

In the Firefly series Joss Whedon often used linguistic devices such as Mandarin Chinese signs, curses, and other assorted phrases to indicate a removal in time and space. To further this, he also ...
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Are all of the Reavers and Alliance destroyed in the final battle in Serenity?

In the Firefly movie "Serenity", at the final battle, the Serenity flies through Reaver territory, drawing them into a battle with the Alliance. Were all of the Reavers in that battle destroyed? ...
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What happened to the Lassiter?

In Trash, the crew steals a very valuable, antique laser pistol known as the Lassiter. In The Message, Mal mentions that he's having difficulty selling it. MAL: It's like something out of a ...
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Why is there so little merchandise with the Serenity logo?

This logo seems great for t-shirts and the like. But I've only seen it a few times, in places that rapidly go out of stock, which makes me think it's not an official thing. Why, when there are so many ...
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Do they really watch Firefly on the International Space Station

I saw this photo online: I was wondering if this photo is legit, or some Photoshop by Firefly fans. If it is legitimate, why do they have a copy of Firefly and Serenity on board the International ...
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Why did Henry Evans continue to go by Derrial Book?

In Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale, we learn that However, he continues to go by Book even after It seems odd that he would continue to go by a stolen name after finding religion. Is there ...
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Why is Shepherd Book crushing a snake on the cover of Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale?

Have any of the writers or artists stated why Shepherd Book is stepping on a snake on the cover of Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale? There is no snake in the graphic novel. Is it a allusion to Book ...
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What is the correct order to read/watch Firefly/Serenity?

I have discovered today that there are Serenity books and comics. I have already seen the series and the movie. Books Comics Series Movie What is the correct order to read the full material?
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About the subliminal message in Serenity

I have a question about that. In "Serenity", River Tam is shown a subliminal message in an advertisement, a code that was floating around for weeks. Now, here's my question, broken into short ones. ...
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Why doesn't Jayne use Vera in Serenity's climax?

During the climax of Serenity, why doesn't Jayne use Vera? It seems to be the most powerful weapon on Serenity and Jayne claims that it's his favorite gun. The crew seems to have enough time to ...
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Why didn't the Alliance destroy The Reavers?

In Serenity, we learn that So my question is, why didn't the Alliance destroy them? There were less than 30,000 Reavers and the Alliance had a much larger military. We also learn that So why ...
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Where is Inara during “Serenity”?

In Firefly, she says: Then the episode ends. It doesn't say where she is going to leave to, and (as far as I can remember) it doesn't say it in the episodes after that episode (Heart of Gold) ...
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Why does Serenity have a cannon in “Serenity”?

In Firefly (episode: train job), Mal gets in a bar fight because he was a Browncoat. He gets thrown out of the bar, and the gang he was fighting follows him. They were about to kill him when Wash ...
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Why was Mal able to shrug off apparently lethal blows from The Operative?

Towards the end of Serenity, just as Mal is ready to climb the chasm to the backup transmitter, the Operative surprises Mal and shoots him in the back. Mal shrugs it off and moments later is able to ...
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Times River appears sane in Serenity or Firefly?

In the Firefly/Serenity universe, really the only time River appears to be sane is episode 10 "Objects in Space". After Mal lets the bounty hunter float away River comes back to the ship, where she ...
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Why didn't Mal kill the Operative?

In Serenity, Mal first fights the Operative at Inara's home. Mal and Inara both get their butts kicked; the Operative finds a sword and starts making a big speech before he goes for the kill, when ...
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Why didn't the Reavers murder and mutilate everyone on Miranda?

In the movie Serenity, Mal and his crew travel to Miranda where they discover Why didn't the Reavers murder and mutilate everyone on Miranda? Instead, everyone on Miranda A plausible explanation ...
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Is everyone in Firefly fluent in Chinese or do they only know Chinese slang?

Often the English-speaking characters in Firefly speak curses and slang in Chinese because of the mixing of American and Chinese cultures in the universe. Often audio recordings are also said in both ...
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Did any of the planets in Firefly's 'Verse have any life before terraforming?

Sure, no "proper" aliens, but were all the planets completely biologically dead? No native plants, or creatures in the water? No microorganisms even? All the terraforming was completely done from ...
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What is the Name of Mr. Universe's Moon?

In the movie "Serenity", Mr. Universe lives on a small Moon enveloped by an ion cloud. It's where the final battle takes place. Does this moon have a name? I can't seem to find any information on that....
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How accurate is the Chinese spoken in Firefly?

In the Firefly-verse, Western and Eastern cultures are mixed and many people inject Chinese into their speaking habits, usually to swear (a la frakking and frelling). Can anyone with knowledge of ...
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Is there any more media in the Firefly/Serenity universe?

I have recently watched the Firefly series and Serenity movie. And for me Firefly is the best TV show ever created. I have now become a self-styled Browncoat but I want to know more about the 'verse. ...
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Was River Tam's sanity restored (either fully or partially) on Miranda?

I'm trying to phrase this without introducing any spoilers, so please forgive the vague description of events. After seeing the video that reveals "the secret that burned up River Tam's brain", she ...
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How do the ships in Firefly travel immense distances?

In Star Trek, we have warp drive. In Star Wars, there was hyperdrive. Is there any canon information on how the ships in Firefly travel around the 'verse? I understand that the planets are all in one ...
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Why did these people die in Serenity (spoilers!)?

You've been warned - spoilers ahead - only mouse over if you're OK with that. In the film Serenity:
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Does the high radiation on Reaver ships have any effect on Reavers?

From the Firefly wiki under Reavers: Reaver craft have a savage and funereal air, and are not in particularly good shape—they are almost inevitably running without reactor containment, which means ...
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Why was River Tam turned into an assassin?

After watching the Firefly series and the movie Serenity, I'm still trying to figure out how the Alliance was intending to use River Tam as an assassin. Was the Alliance simply trying to create ...
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Are there other assassins like River Tam?

From the Firefly Wiki It was at this point that she was sent to a government learning facility known only as "The Academy". While her parents and Simon believed the Academy was a private school ...
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Are there natural psychics in Firefly/Serenity?

Thanks to the Alliance playing around in River Tam's head, she was gifted with some psychic abilities (mind reading and foresight primarily). However, were River's talents really just a byproduct of ...
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How does gravity work on Serenity?

When the good ship Serenity is traveling in deep space, the crew experiences what looks like an Earth-normal (or Earth That Was-normal) level of gravity. Is it ever explained how the ship is able to ...
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What Is Shepherd Book's Religion?

While Shepherd Book has quoted some Christian scripture, Firefly takes place far enough in the future that many people speak a mix of Mandarin and English. It's never made clear whether, in this time,...
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How Close was “Serenity” to The Planned “Firefly” Storyline?

I know there were comics authorized by Joss Whedon that filled in some of the holes left because Firefly and that Serenity essentially finished up River Tam's storyline, but didn't address any others ...
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Why was Miranda chosen?

This question may contain spoilers for Serenity: Why was Miranda used as the experimenting ground for the Pax? It seems sensible to put it way out of the inner planets, but why not do some smaller ...
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Is the Virus from Serenity contagious?

In the Firefly movie Serenity, they find a planet full of dead people. It's later revealed that the retrovirus that killed everyone on Miranda is the same that caused the Reavers. Now we know the ...
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How did River Tam end up in Alliance hands between the series and movie

In the final episode of Firefly (Objects in Space): However, at the start of the movie Serenity, Is it ever mentioned what events occurred between the final episode and the movie?
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In the movie Serenity why can't they transmit video?

In the movie Serenity when they talk to Mr Universe from Miranda on a two-way video link, why can't they just transmit the message they found to him to rebroadcast? The entire final battle seems a bit ...
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How are the series Firefly and the movie Serenity linked?

The series Firefly and the movie Serenity share similar concepts and similar characters. Are they a part of the same story? Are they linked? If not can someone explain why two very similar programs ...