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Firefly: A Celebration

(Firefly the Official Companion #1-2 included)

4.68  ·  Rating details ·  691 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Titan’s three bestselling Firefly titles collected together at last, just in time for the 10th anniversary of Joss Whedon’s beloved series. This huge, 544 page full colour volume is simply one of the most lavish books ever produced for a TV show, and is presented in a foil-stamped leather-effect binding. Plus, as an exclusive bonus for this edition, a pocket at the back of ...more
Hardcover, anniversary edition, 544 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Titan Books
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Contains: Firefly The Official Companion Volume One (Firefly the Official Companion #1) by Joss Whedon , Firefly The Official Companion Volume Two (Firefly the Official Companion, #2) by Joss Whedon and Firefly Still Flying A Celebration of Joss Whedon's Acclaimed TV Series by Joss Whedon .

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Sep 20, 2012 added it
Shelves: art-books
I may be a late arrival to the Firefly / Serenity 'Verse, but as with most people who have seen the series, I love it. There's just something that when I rewatch it that puts a big smile on my face. And so not having the previous Illustrated Companion Volumes and Still Flying that this book collects, I just had to get it, and just in time for the 10th anniversary too.

This book is gorgeous. From the faux leather effect binding when you first have it in your hands and when start thumbing through t
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I watched firefly with my s.o in 2016. He loved the show and was pretty sure I would enjoy it just as much, and he was right.
A sci-fi space adventure but in a wild western setting where Mandarin is one of the most common trade languages...what is not to love?
Sadly the series waa cancelled after 1 season but they wrapped things up by making a movie called 'Serenity'.
The cast is great, the characters are very well put together as is the script. The show made me cry, laugh amd feel anger and jea
Teijo Aflecht
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Awesome. Very detailed, and I like how they thought through the layout of the book. The episode scripts aren't just a throwaway because almost everything else is either placed inside or between them, so you end up glancing at stuff from the scripts even if you don't really care for reading through them. The interviews and character pages are very entertaining, and all the little stories spread throughout the script pages add up to a very engaging read.

A wonderful celebration of the show indeed,
Lindsay Clay
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning. Presented in a gold embossed, faux leather cover, this book reveals all the secrets from the show. Full page photographs show costumes and characters in details, but not forgetting the smaller trinkets you want to see, like the evolution of Jayne's hat. There are interviews from every aspect of the cast; from the actors, creator, director, costume designers and prop makers, you're not left wanting for behind the scenes details about the show.

This anniversary edition also in
Michael Alexander Henke
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
This is a very aptly named it book. It is indeed 500+ pages celebrating all things Firefly. A large bulk of the book is dedicated to the scripts for all 13 episodes, along with some commentary from the actors and creators. While I normally don't enjoy reading this scripts in general, I had a good time with this. It's because I'm so familiar with the show I could perfectly picture the scenes and the character's voices and delivery. Along with the scripts there is plenty of other stuff. Interviews ...more
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
My sister gave me a copy of this book for my birthday this year, and I've already had several requests to borrow it from visiting friends and coworkers. It's everything a fan of Firefly could want, including full episode transcripts, plenty of editorial and front material, rich contextual detail, and lots of space given over to the "less-publicized" cast and crew. It's nice, for example, that equal weight is given to the costume design, art direction, computer imaging team, and various productio ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A must read for every Firefly enthusiast! Lots of information here I hadn't seen before plus the scripts for every single episode. I love this show.💘
Fallon Willoughby
Mar 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a beautiful thing, from details, stories, and background, to great images and the show scripts. I wish it had gone into more detail on the movie, but I loved it!!
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is beautiful. I mean physically, it's beautiful. Lots of glossy full-page photographs, a soft leather cover, beautiful fonts and great formatting. The content is similarly amazing. It has something for everybody. There's a lot of material with the cast members talking about their experience on the show, which is the kind of thing I love. There's also really detailed information about the CGI on the show, how the various weapons and props were created from found items, scouting for shoo ...more
Danielle Turchiano
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
It may be ten years since Firefly, but the Browncoats are still as passionate as ever about their favorite, short-lived genre series. To celebrate, a brand new collectible is being released. “Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition)” is a leather-bound, five-hundred plus page book comprised of everything any Browncoat could want.

“Firefly: A Celebration (Anniversary Edition)” is much more in-depth than your average coffee table book. While full-page production photos of the cast are certainly
Sep 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
(still to read - script of 'Objects in Space')

What a brilliant volume. The title couldn't be more appropriate: this is indeed a celebration of this 'verse.
There's so much dedication and joy poured into the making of this book. You can sense it as you read the statements of many of the people that made Firefly possible. And the Browncoats, they too played a huge part in this, specially after the show. Firefly is so much more than meets the eye, the content is captivating, it's a series worth your
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
I finally finished and let me tell you it’s gorram hard trying to read this in the bathtub! The majority of the book is filled with all the episodes in their original script form along with interviews etc... It’s so freaking heavy at 544 pages that I can only read it so long before my arms get tired (30 mins) and I’m afraid I’m going to drop it in the tub. LOL. It’s basically 3 books combined into one; Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume One & Two along with Firefly: Still Flying: A Cele ...more
Lori Schiele
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
For anyone who watched--and loved--the sadly-brief TV show (and cult classic), Firefly, this book is a MUST HAVE!! It includes the scripts for each of the episodes, including the translations of their "other language"--which is Mandarin Chinese, BTW. It has diagrams of the ship--Serenity, as well as some of the weaponry, clothing and other items. Lots of photographs, and interviews and behind-the-scenes clips complete this awesome book! I SO wish the TV show had made it past the first season... ...more
Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book really lives up to the title, "A Celebration." It is a commemoration of everything that made the tv show Firefly great. It's packed full of interviews, behind the scenes stories, art work, on-set photographs, scripts for every episode and every scene aired and un-aired, original fiction by the writers of the show and more. I thought I'd heard about every on-set prank or behind the scenes tidbit there was to know, but this book had a lot of surprises in store for me. It's a treat and a ...more
Jul 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fabulous. If you're a browncoat, it's shiny. Created with love, this book is something very special.

If you're new to the series, go watch the episodes, we'll wait here for you.

I am ashamed to say I never saw the original series, but now own the blu rays and this awesome book (and some of the graphic novels too).
Jul 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So much fun! If you are a Joss Whedon fan, you know these scripts are great. But if you are a Firefly fan, this is the mother load! Scripts! Pictures! Drawings! Character info! Interviews with actors! With writers! Directors! Special effects people! Costume people! The custodian! (Okay, they may have missed the custodian...). This is truly "A Celebration" of this show. A must for all Browncoats!
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
For a long time I just read snippets of this book here and there because I wanted to make it last forever. Eventually though as I got towards the end I just had to finish it. It was wonderful as was expected. The handful of new short stories were great and all the interviews and stories were fantastic. Great tribute to a great show. I can't put into words how much I loved it.
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Are there more than five stars? My mother in law bought this for my birthday because she learned how to use my Amazon wish list and she loves me! It is a treasure from front to back, a must have for any fan of Firefly.
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Loved it. Long live firefly. A beautiful edition with lots of info that has appeared elsewhere before but the beautiful edition makes up for that. It has one of those covers you can't help but stroke. Really worth the money.
Jan 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, owned
There's a lot in here if you want background on the scripts, the thought processes, the decision making, and so on. But, I find that it leans more heavily into the nostalgia of "hey wasn't Firefly great?" when I personally don't think the show holds up to the test of time.
Samantha Trillium ☂
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fangirl
It's got everything a Browncoat could want: scripts from all the episodes, interviews with cast, writers and creator Joss Whedon. Costume and set designs. Even a section on episodes that never made it to the screen! For such a massive book it took me no time to read it... Twice.
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved the show and the movies which I'm going to rewatch now to remind myself what happened.
Anthony Snow
Dec 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Best Christmas gift ever.
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
lots of great info and pictures, etc. loved the extra "behind the show" sections.
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oct 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
I loved this book! I recommand it to any firefly fan. I just wish that they'll bring the show back :( !
Pat Fahrenthold
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Shiny! Lots of fascinating information about the show, scripts of all the episodes, and interviews with the actors. Perfect accompaniment to the DVDs.
Christopher Ryan
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I. Love. This. Collection. Gorgeous production. All the scripts, plus an orgy of fanboy stuff. Pics. Interviews. Props. Maps. Details. Drool.....
Nov 14, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi-fantasy
Enjoyable, not essential.
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Joss Whedon (born Joseph Hill Whedon) is an American screenwriter, executive producer, film and television director, comic book writer, occasional composer, and actor, and the founder of Mutant Enemy Productions and co-creator of Bellwether Pictures.

He is best known as the creator and showrunner of the television series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)', 'Angel (1999–2004)', 'Firefly (2002)'

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Firefly the Official Companion (2 books)
  • Firefly: The Official Companion Volume One (Firefly the Official Companion #1)
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