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This 2 second animation featuring Zoe and Wash was created by artist Stephen Byrne and is part of a larger project called The Animated Adventures Of Firefly. In addition to the clip, he also released a time lapse video of just what went into making this two seconds happen.

Both of those things would be fascinating and a joy for any Firefly or animation fan on their own. But if you’re like me, this two seconds likely gets you right in the feels.

Head after the break to see the making of video.

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Serenity is used to haul cargo in Firefly - legal and otherwise. You can use her to store your virtual cargo with this snazzy 8GB flash drive from ThinkGeek. A Serenity USB drive was first proposed by incubot last year, but despite having an official license, Fox told them they couldn’t use Kickstarter to raise funds. They still made the product available for purchase, but fulfilling orders has been a slow process. However, ThinkGeek seems to swooped in with a similar product (which may or may not be incubot’s design). Either way, it’s significantly cheaper and in-stock now.

See a couple more photos of the information smuggling Serenity after the break.

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Make your holidays a little more shiny with this Firefly Serenity Ship Christmas Ornament.

Measuring 6-inches long x 3 1/2-inches tall, you can hang Serenity from your tree or buy several and make your own Firefly class fleet.

She’s available for pre-order now and is expected to ship in December.

Product Page ($17.99)

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(via Brian McElhaney on Facebook)

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The level of squee that happened when I saw this Firefly Magnetic Poetry by ThinkGeek would likely be considered embarrassing if it was seen by the public.

Magnetic poetry is already fun, but Firefly magnetic poetry with the Firefly font and words like gorram and ruttin’? I may paint a wall of my house with magnetic paint!

The set contains 428 words (and suffixes) from the show and even has a a magnet of Serenity and the Firefly logo.

I know I’m gonna get one. How about you?

See more after the break.

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Funko is having all the fun with the Firefly franchise. They’ve released ReAction versions of the characters, and now the Pop! vinyl figures they teased at Toy Fair are available for pre-order. They’ve got a great line-up for the first series including Mal, Jayne, Wash, Zoe, and Kaylee. Everyone’s dressed in the costumes we know and love, and each character comes with an accessory. You can’t take the toys from me!

The figures will ship in November.

See the rest of the series after the break.

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Tall Card was featured in the fourth episode of Firefly, but despite being shown on-screen, it never had any actual rules. Undaunted, Toy Vault is releasing a version of the game this coming February. It will have 45 cards including the round ones with the plum that made Simon lose the game on the show. There will also be an extra 50 cards that will let you create your own Firefly-themed games to pass those long nights cruising through the Black.

See a picture of the actual game after the break.

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If you needed a reason to watch Gotham, this may be it. Morena Baccarin is joining the cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins. She’s starting as a recurring character, but they’re looking to make her a series regular in season 2. Personally, I like when anything Morena does gets more than one season.

In the comics, Thompkins was a doctor at Arkham and was close friends with Bruce Wayne’s parents. She also became a mom of sorts to Bruce and was one of the few who knew he was Batman. It looks like they’re planning on keeping that story for Gotham, but they’re also hinting at her being a love interest for Jim Gordon.

Doctor, surrogate mom, and love interest? Professional and nurturing? Yeah, I think she can do that.

(Deadline via /Film)

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(via Reddit)

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QMx got serious about making an insanely detailed and beautiful replica of Serenity, and they’ve delivered with a screen accurate model. We saw the debut of the giant Serenity at San Diego Comic-Con last summer, and now it’s available for pre-order.

They spared no expense in making this limited edition, artisan 1:124 scale model. Their Cinema Arts model shop made the 3D files and 3D printed the replica. It has over 250 parts, 100 LEDs, multiple layers and shades of paint, and more:

Incredible complexity. More than 250 parts — cast and laser cut.
Extra strength. Steel skeletal structure and internal brass structure for main engine rotation.
Interior bling. More than 100 LEDs controlled by a 12-volt system.
Multi-layered colors. A total of 25 different colors of high-quality studio paints.
No decals. All graphics on Serenity are painted on by hand, even Serenity’s logo.
Exquisite details. Miniature bridge with crew members, galley with furniture and cargo bay with cargo.
Movable parts. Manually operable cargo bay door and hinged reactor vent covers.
Wireless remote. Custom electronics created by QMx FX Cinema Arts with a four-channel remote control. Effects include:
Interior lighting for the bridge, galley and cargo bay, and illuminates docked shuttles.
Active formation lights
Rotating gravity rotor lights
Reactor housing illumination with a hard burn and twinkling firefly effect.
Cool display. Serenity’s lighted display base is a box stand with a Translight inset of a nebula. It features a 12-inch steel stand that adjusts at a variety of angles for optimal display.
Pro prop crate. Each Serenity is shipped in custom-cut foam and stored in a hand-built wooden apple crate, just like what the pros use to safeguard their props

The edition is capped at 500 pieces. Honestly, I’ve never seen a replica taken to this level before.

See all the beautiful details in photos after the break.

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