All these years later and we’re still bummed about the cancellation of Firefly. But this surprisingly entertaining fan film does a heck of a job making us feel like everything is gorram alright, at least for 15 minutes or so.
As part of a tie-in to the latest Loot Crate subscription box of geek goodies, the company has bankrolled a Firefly-based short dubbed The Verse, following a new crew operating on the fringes of society, a whole lot like Capt. Mal and his gang did a decade ago.
The short has solid acting, writing and effects, following the crew on a spaceship chase and (botched) bounty score. Though it’s centered on a new crew, they definitely have the swagger and attitude we’ve come to know and love from following the Serenity around for a season and a movie. If Joss Whedon's too busy for more straight-up Firefly, we wouldn't mind seeing a few more adventures from this crew.
The short is directed by Julian Higgins, and stars Ryan Caldwell, Jennifer Wenger, Tybee Diskin, Peter Weidman, Alex Marshall-Brown, Zack Finfrock, Ewan Chung and Vic Mignogna.
Check it out below and let us know what you think:
(Via Loot Crate)