Missing Firefly? Let this surprisingly great fan film fill the void

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Sep 10, 2014, 5:42 PM EDT (Updated)

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)

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