Figuratively shiny: A Firefly video.

Figuratively Shiny: A Firefly Video

Figuratively Shiny: A Firefly Video

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Oct. 17 2014 11:00 AM

Figuratively Shiny: A Firefly Video

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My days of wishing for a new Firefly show are coming to a middle.

Photo by Lootcrate

Firefly went off the air more than a decade ago now,* but even with the movie Serenity there’s been a Mal-shaped hole in the hearts of fans, including me.

Perhaps now that cavity can be filled in a little bit. The company Lootcrate, with producer and director Julian Higgins, has created a fan-made short video called “The Verse,” about a different crew in the same universe as that of the good ship Serenity. Here’s the thing: It’s really, really good. Seriously. If you’re a Browncoat, you need to watch this right now.

See? Told ya. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Given the time span since the series ended, a reunion show seems pretty unlikely. But I could get into this new crew, I think. And hey, did I spy Vic Mignogna, who plays Jim Kirk in Star Trek Continues, another fan-made production? That must’ve been on purpose.

It’s pretty amazing what dedicated and talented fans can do. And we’re seeing more and better Web series all the time, too. This Internet thing may just have a future to it.

*You kids get off my ‘verse!