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The actors in Firefly have since appeared in numerous other sci-fi tv shows and movies.

Which show/movie has the most Firefly actors? Does any property have all of the main cast members?

Note: The actors need not have recurring roles. A cameo is enough to qualify.

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    One comes to mind. ;)
    – Paul
    Feb 9, 2016 at 7:04
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    The answer is Firefly; I suspect that you would want to reword to obtain a different answer :-)
    – Politank-Z
    Feb 9, 2016 at 7:04
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    @Paul I was going to say "besides for Firefly", but I somehow thought that it wouldn't be necessary.
    – ibid
    Feb 9, 2016 at 7:07
  • @ibid Just givin' you a hard time of course.
    – Paul
    Feb 9, 2016 at 7:10
  • @ibid Stating what seems obvious to ourselves is often necessary, for it is not necessarily as obvious to others as it is to ourselves - and others may wish, entirely benevolently, to correct our misconceptions by pointing out the obvious things we've apparently missed.
    – user867
    Feb 9, 2016 at 7:10

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Assuming you want to discount anything that's Firefly-related, the winner is Con Man, Wash [ahem, sorry] Alan Tudyk's pet project. It has six of the main actors, although not all in the same episodes.

  • Alan Tudyk
  • Nathan Fillion
  • Sean Maher
  • Jewel Staite
  • Summer Glau
  • Gina Torres

As of May 2016, second place goes to Castle, with 5 veterans:

  • Nathan Fillion
  • Adam Baldwin
  • Gina Torres
  • Summer Glau
  • Jewel Staite

Third place is a tie between CSI (oddly enough) and Justice League.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation has had the following main Firefly actors, although definitely not in the same episodes. (Which means that the show doesn't come up if you do a "credited with" search on IMDB.)

  • Ron Glass
  • Summer Glau
  • Alan Tudyk
  • Gina Torres

The Justice League animated TV series has also had four of our actors doing voices:

  • Adam Baldwin
  • Morena Baccarin
  • Gina Torres
  • Nathan Fillion

Honorable mention: Buffy-verse has had four actors, but not in the same series. Nathan was in Buffy itself, and Summer, Adam, and Gina all appeared in the spin-off Angel.

5th place is a three-way tie between the aforementioned Angel and the video games Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, which both had Adam, Alan, and Nathan.

Looking at it from the actor's perspective, Adam Baldwin has shared the screen most often with his erstwhile co-stars, with 19 of his shows having at least one other Firefly alum. The person who has worked on the same shows as her co-stars the least is Jewel, with only 4 shows: Con Man, The X Files (Adam), Warehouse 13 (Sean), and Castle. The numbers are:

  • Adam 19
  • Alan 18
  • Gina 13
  • Jewel 4
  • Morena 8
  • Nathan 16
  • Ron 5
  • Sean 9
  • Summer 11
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  • Arrowverse had at least three.
    – ibid
    Feb 9, 2016 at 8:12
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    That harpoon you've put through Wash's name seems a bit harsh ;)
    – Tony Meyer
    Feb 9, 2016 at 9:04
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    @TonyMeyer: not my fault. Sniff.
    – Martha
    Feb 9, 2016 at 14:43
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The Firefly mobile RPG features all of the original cast along with several of the supporting characters such as Niska (who will provide the players with a continuous stream of jobs and missions).

At the Firefly panel Thursday night of Comic-Con, the cast members announced they would be providing voices for Firefly Online, an upcoming mobile role playing game set in the ‘verse of the series. Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, and the rest of the main cast will lend their voices to the game, while Alan Tudyk will provide “multiple voices” for different characters. Given Tudyk’s experience voice acting in animated films — Wreck-It Ralph, Frozen, and Big Hero 6 — it’s no wonder why he’ll be providing more voices aside from that of his original character, Wash.

You may wish to note that the beta was launched a while ago, but the full game seems to be stuck in development hell.

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    I never even thought about games, but I guess that they would qualify. However, answering that Firefly has Firefly actors does not.
    – ibid
    Feb 9, 2016 at 19:57
  • @ibid - My philosophy is to never, ever resist the urge to play with the question instead of answering it properly.
    – Valorum
    Feb 9, 2016 at 19:59
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    Hey, you know, there was this little movie called Serenity that had all of the Firefly cast... oh, wait. Nevermind.
    – Martha
    Feb 9, 2016 at 21:41
  • @Martha - Never heard of it.
    – Valorum
    Feb 9, 2016 at 21:52
  • @Richard: in that case, you might not want to read Tony Meyer's comment on my answer - it's a bit spoiler-y.
    – Martha
    Feb 10, 2016 at 1:58

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