Joss Whedon’s Firefly movie, Serenity, is due for release in the States in September. A trailer is up at the Apple trailers site. Along with Farscape, Firefly was a refreshing step away from the Trek view of TV sci-fi. Farscape was pure, over the top, space opera whilst Firefly was eccentric and a bit more Hard SF meets future western.

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Firefly was Buffy creator Joss Whedon’s take on the space opera. It was significantly different to the Trek/ Bab 5 axis of sci-fi, which was probably part of its problem. Whilst Buffy practically created its own sub genre, Firefly was entering a crowded field. It was cancelled after 12 episodes.

However, it looks like a film version will start shooting this May.