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What would Christmas be without "Serenity" ?

Andy McKeague

Sunday 13 November 2005, by Webmaster

Joss Whedon’s sci-fi actioner blasts on to the little screens with the DVD release just in time for Crimbo on December 20th. Get Mal, Gina, Wash, Inara, Jayne, Kaylee, Dr. Simon, River and Shepherd Book to fill your Christmas stockings !

The Oscar - and Emmy-nominated writer/director responsible for the worldwide television phenomena of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel"-now applies his trademark compassion and wit to a small band of galactic outcasts 500 years in the future in his feature film directorial debut, "Serenity".

The film centers around Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a hardened veteran (on the losing side) of a galactic civil war, who now ekes out a living pulling off small crimes and transport-for-hire aboard his ship, Serenity. He leads a small, eclectic crew who are the closest thing he has left to family - squabbling, insubordinate and undyingly loyal.

When Mal takes on two new passengers-a young doctor and his unstable, telepathic sister-he gets much more than he bargained for. The pair are fugitives from the coalition dominating the universe, who will stop at nothing to reclaim the girl. The crew that was once used to skimming the outskirts of the galaxy unnoticed find themselves caught between the unstoppable military force of the Universal Alliance and the horrific, cannibalistic fury of the Reavers, savages who roam the very edge of space. Hunted by vastly different enemies, they begin to discover that the greatest danger to them may be on board Serenity herself.

DVD Extras:

Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joss Whedon
Deleted Scenes
Future History: The Story of Earth That Was
What’s in a Firefly
Re-Lighting the Firefly
Joss Whedon Introduction

’Serenity’ is available to pre-order via Amazon, as of yet there has been no UK release date given.