Firefly: The Official Companion Volume One (Firefly the Official Companion #1)
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Firefly: The Official Companion Volume One (Firefly the Official Companion #1)

4.45 of 5 stars 4.45  ·  rating details  ·  1,066 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Before the smash hit movie Serenity came Firefly, the cult TV series which started it all and became a DVD phenomenon, selling almost half a million copies. Set 500 years in the future, Firefly centres around Mal Reynolds, captain of the ship-for-hire Serenity and its eclectic crew of galactic misfits. When he takes on two passengers, a young doctor and his mysterious, tel...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Titan Books
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Arielle Walker
Really cool being able to read all the scripts, plus the little snippets of information from cast and crew. More information to go with the scripts would have been nice but with Firefly I'll happily take all I can get! Costuming sketches in particular were worth seeing.
Alexia Nachios
ain't much left in this world got a price most're willin' to pay, but times come we pay it all the same.
The Firefly companions are beautiful, beautiful books. Glossy pages, lots of photographs, bits of art people did to come up with designs... They also contain interviews, essays, and scripts. The first official companion contains the scripts for six episodes: Serenity (the pilot), The Train Job, Bushwhacked, Shindig, Safe, and Our Mrs Reynolds. The scripts are well laid out, and seem to have everything, plus they have little inset bits of information -- Nathan Fillion talking about the first time...more
john Adams
ok rather than reading I have been watching this. Two words: SPACE COWBOYS. Its really good, but it's not as good as Buffy. It is sort of like Buffy, but the early seasons, where everything is good but its too episodic and not enough long-term plot developments. Joss should have learned from LOST and given the audience a little more to bit into. As it is, Firefly introduces the weeves and River but they are both really lame and undeveloped, where as in the film they are both really kickass. I've...more
Marisette Burgess
What a great series. I admire the creativity and talent of Joss Whedon. The uniqueness of the rugged cowboy setting blended with the futuristic surroundings made for a dynamic storyline. His characters, as always, are priceless. Too sad that it was only one season.
I didn't bother reading the scripts, just the tidbits of info about the cast and on-set hijinks.
Dec 20, 2007 Clare rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves Firefly.
Shelves: teevee-books
I can't even handle so much awesome. SKETCHES OF INARA'S COSTUMES, OKAY. That's all.
I’ve read a lot of companions and every one of them is different. I really, really like this one. It’s informative and also really, really pretty.

This is basically the shooting scripts of the first seven episodes. If you don’t like reading scripts, this is not the book for you. Of the 175 pages, 129 pages are scripts. I really liked reading these. For one, the book includes the original shooting scripts, so there are scenes in there that have never made it to the screen. Secondly, every script...more
This book is fantastic! A lot of fan books are just a whole lot of a photos without a lot of substance because they know fans like me will buy it anyway. This book is happily an exception. It has everything you can want including interviews with each cast member about their character, interviews with Joss Whedon and original concept art for each character's costume. I really enjoyed reading it and I think it is great addition to any fan's library.
This book contains the original scripts for the first 6 episodes of Firefly, along with interviews with cast members, guest stars, Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Jane Espenson, and Shawna Trpcic, amongst others. There are some fun stills taken from the episodes, as well as pictures of sets, props, and costumes, accompanied by the stories of how they were inspired and created. As a HUGE Firefly fan, this was an awesome book to read.
Jun 01, 2007 Titanguru rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Joss Whedon or the TV show
Joss Whedon has a fantastic way with creating believable, human, characters in a believable world, and he has a real flair for funny, memorable, dialogue and one-liners. It's a shame Firefly the TV show was cancelled, as it had all of those elements and more, bt at least you can recreate the enjoyment of the show by reading this book, which includes the scripts from the epsiodes as well as lots of photos.
Max Ostrovsky
It's fun escapism to come back to the 'verse. The show is gone, the movie is gone, let me have my crack. I love reading the scripts to the shows and interviews and costumes and, I now know what all the Chinese translates to.
Aug 11, 2008 Peter added it
OK... just discovered the Firefly series on Netflix and wondered..."could I write that?" so got this book to check out the scripts that are included. It's possible...
A must read for any Firefly fan. Loved the small details and anecdotes. Script reading not my thing.
How I love you, Joss Whedon.... Awesome book, amazing quality, invaluable information. I adore this book.
One of my all time favorite series by my all time favorite writer/producer/director!
Okay seriously if you want to know even more about this show this is the book for you!
I love having access to the scripts for the episodes, and the extras are great!
William Herbst
Well made visual companion book with scripts, pictures and some decent essays.
The perfect edition to something we could never get enough of.
Wordsmith Johnson
Jun 19, 2007 Wordsmith Johnson rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: other dorks!
Shelves: haveread
Pretty enjoyable for those who loved the sadly cancelled show.
Forgot to write down when I finished so date is a guess.
May 20, 2007 Ben rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: firefly fans
Fun, if you liked Firefly (the television series).
Kirsty (overflowing library)
Fab addition to the series
Great show. Good book.
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