This year marks the 10th anniversary of Firefly. 10 years. A little show that was cancelled, continues to have a huge impact on geeks and non-geeks alike.
Some of the cast and crew were at the San Diego Comic Con this week, and participated in a panel discussion. What struck me is how much this show has affected the cast and crew. It’s not just the fans who were and are changed because of Captain Tightpants and his ragtag crew. The actors were changed, and are forever indebted to the magic of the show.
It’s no secret that the whedonisms or distinct language of all things Joss Whedon has entered the lexicon in our house, and Firefly is a big part of it. Shiny. Shey-shey. Goram. It’s not uncommon for one of us to quote lines from Firefly for no reason other than to make the other person smile.
Watch the panel. And then, come back and answer this question in the comments: How has Firefly changed your life?
See also: Firefly and the Psychology of Religion.