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

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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