Has anyone seen this series or the movie? I went and saw the movie, Serenity, on Saturday with my fiance, and I absolutely loved it! I had seen the first episode of the series, Firefly, before that, but after I saw the movie, I borrowed the series from my landlord and watched the whole thing. It's such an amazingly done Sci Fi series!
The premise is sort of a western in outer space. Cowboys with space ships. The main characters are a group of mercenary smugglers who fought in a failed rebellion against the universal government, The Alliance. They run around the galaxy stealing and pawning, smuggling, and selling much-needed medicine (stolen from a major hospital) to planets that the Alliance doesn't care enough to supply them for. The entire time dodging The Alliance, enemy outlaws, bounty hunters, and Reavers (men who have gone insane and travel the galaxy raping, killing, and eating the flesh of their victims). The movie addresses the origin of the Reavers and the "insanity" of one of the main characters, who is an escapee from an Alliance institute where she was being trained as a weapon.
If you haven't seen this, you should definitely look into it. If you have, what did you think? And did you cry? Because I was crying like a baby by the end of the movie.