This package contains fortunes from the TV series "Firefly", and it's movie
"Serenity", by Joss Whedon. The series survived only one season on Fox;
the network scheduled a bad timeslot, played the episodes out of order,
and in general helped seal its fate. Nonetheless, the series built up a
cult following; as DVD sales skyrocketted, Universal decided to sponsor
a movie based on the series.
Firefly is often described as a "Space Western". A mix of humor and
seriousness, it is sometimes described as "Star Wars" with the Rebellion
having been brutally crushed and Han Solo needing a new job. Over 500
years in the future, a band of humans terraformed a nearby planetary system
with dozens of habitable planets. The most developed planets, toward
the core, live in "civilization", and formed the Alliance; the planets
on the rim tend to struggle to survive, and launched a failed rebellion
against Alliance rule. Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a former "browncoat"
(rebel) commander, captains a Firefly-class starship named "Serenity",
with a small, mostly loyal crew, taking whatever jobs (legal or otherwise)
that they can. Their lives become more complicated when, after taking on
passengers for cover, they inadvertently take in a mentally disturbed girl
who the Alliance wants more than anything else.
All of the quotes in this package are copyrighted by Fox Broadcasting
Corporation and Universal Pictures. Authorship of the quotes is by Tim
Minear, Joss Whedon, Ben Edulund, Jane Esperson, Drew Z. Greenberg, Jose
Molina, Cheryl Cain, and Brent Matthews.
Maintained by: B. Watson
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)