If you like “Firefly”, then you might enjoy…

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Firefly is a splendid form of entertainment. And if you love it as much as I do, then you will love some of the following TV-shows, Movies and Animes.

Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds, a former galactic war veteran, is the captain of the transport ship Serenity. He is kind of like Han Solo from Star Wars, a small time smuggler hiding behind his legal transport services. His crew consists of Zoe, his old war buddy and Wash, the pilot and Jayne Cobb, the muscle and Kaylee Frye, the mechanic and Simon Tam, the medic and River, Simon`s sister and Inara Serra, a courtisan and Shepherd Book, a preacher.Together they do any jobs, legal or illegal.They travels across the outskirts of outer space sparking up trouble wherever they go.

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Astronaut John Crichton is on an experimental space mission to test a new spacecraft slingshoting around the globe. He is accidentally is accidentally sucked into a wormhole and emerged into the midst of an intergalactic conflict far out in the universe. He joins the crew on Moya ( a living sentient bio-mechanical space ship ) who picked him up after his unfortunate wormhole ride. He has got to grips with living among alien creatures wielding deadly technology and being hunted by the Peacekeepers, a merciless military race.

This is a cool sciences fiction show, but not the best. I could for some reason not stomach the actor playing John Crichton. I had problems with him when he was on SG-1 also. This is probably just me, and many will likely disagree with me on this. If you have no problems with him, then this show might be pretty good, absolutely worth watching.

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The Cylons returns and devestate the human population. Only a ragtag fleet of refugees defended by Commander Adama and his crew of the ship Battlestar Galatica and lead by President Laura Roslin. They are searching for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth, while they are doing their best to flee from the Cylon.

Battlestar Galactica is one of the best TV-Shows of all time. Even people who hate sci-fi might enjoy this show.

They are both set in space and both have a cult flowing that have many members in both groups.

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Sarah Connor destroyed the Terminator sent from the future to kill her 15 year-old son, John. Sarah and John are no alone and fugitives from the law. More enemies from the future and the present could attack at any moment. They get a fighting chance when a Terminator named Cameron arrives and want to help them.

Summer Glau has a role in this show too. She is so sexy with that big forehead.

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The year is 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived. They drastically altered earth by terraforming it and colonizing it. In the frontier town of Defiance the different alien species and humans are living side by side. This off course is not without tension between the different spices, which makes for a lot of small, and not so small, problems to overcome.

This is a great post-apocalyptic show. I really hope it will get many more seasons.

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Captain Dylan Hunt and his sentient warship Andromeda has been frozen in time for 300 years circling around the border of a black hole. For him the time of the Commonwealth was yesterday and not 300 years ago. He is rescued from the black hole by a salvage ship and its crew. They of course have no idea he is still alive and on board. They are only after the money the can get for the ship. The crew of the salvage ship is left for dead by their captain, and they ends up joining Captain Dylan Hunt on his quest to restore the Commonwealth and bring unity to the galaxy once again.

I remember I loved it the first time I watched this show. But when I tried to watch it a second time I was bored. However, I still believe it is worth giving this show a try.

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Commander Sinclair commands a giant five-mile long cylindrical space station. It orbits a planet in neutral space and has become a diplomatic centre for different interstellar empires. Between handling troubles between the different empires ambassadors Commander Sinclair also has to fight internal strife in the Earth Alliance.

I can’t understand why Sheldon Coper hates Babylon 5, it’s an absolute terrific series. So much tension and drama between the different sides. A complex and excellent show. I guess one thing that makes it so great is that this is a five season long tale. All the seasons were planned out to make one story before they started producing it. I wish more series could try that.

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Eureka is a small hidden town populated by Americas brightest scientists. They work cutting edge inventions and discoveries. Sadly for them, but funny for us, in their enthusiasm they tend to be forgetful about the safety surrounding their projects, which usually leads unnatural and hilarious chaos!

Sheriff Jack Carter and his daughter accidentally stumbles upon Eureka, and Jack ends up being hired as the new sheriff in town. He got more than he bargained for when he has to deal with all the quirky geniuses living in Eureka and their crazy experiments.

This is an absolutely hilarious show. Every episode have some new crazy accident to be taken care of. I was so sad when it was canceled.

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Caroline has download her personality into cyber storage at some shady organization who rents out her body to the highest bidder. A new personality with the required skill set are uploaded to her body to complete whatever the mission requires. These missions can involve everything from sexual fantasy to high risk missions that requires assassin or spy type of personality and skills.

Dollhouse is an excellent show with plenty of action and drama. I loved it. And it all get even better with the hot actor Eliza Dushku in the main role.

Joss Whedon is the brain behind both of these two cool shows. Absolute worth a try.

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“In every generation there is a chosen one… she alone will stand against the vampires, the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer”. Buffy, a sexy kick-ass high school girl, is her generations chosen one. Destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, while still trying, and failing, to be just a “normal girl”. Luckily for her, she is not alone in her quest to save the world. She has help of her group of friends, the hilarious evil-fighting team called “The Scooby Gang”.

I remember watching this when I was young. I watched it on TV, so I missed some episodes, but it still was really good. I plan to get it some time in the future and the whole series. I remember having a teen crush on her so maybe my opinions are flavored by that.

Both shows are Joss Whedon shows.

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Angel is Buffys first boyfriend, and he is a vampire. He is to walk the earth with a soul, which destines him to a torturous life. He moved to L.A. after their breakup and sets up shop as a kind of supernatural private investigator.

I personally liked Angle better than Buffy the vampire slayer. The only thing that is better with Buffy is Buffy.

Joss Whedon created both these great shows.

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a musical about Billy, A.K.A. Dr. Horrible, and his plans for world domination. He wants to be accepted into the Evil League of Evil and be able to speak to his laundromat crush Penny. The only thing standing in his way is Captain Hammer, Billy’s superhero arch-nemesis.

Welcome to nerd nirvana with stars like Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and every nerds wet dream, Felicia Day. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a short, quirky, nerdistick masterpiece. You have to watch it.

Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion is part of both of these two excellent shows.

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Rick Castle, a popular crime author, is asked to help NYPD homicide to investigate a murder that is an exact copy of one of the murders in one of his books. Because of his helpfulness in the first case, and his personal relationship with the major, he gets permission to tag along Detective Kate Beckett and her team for researching material for he`s upcoming books.

It is interesting to listen to all the crazy ideas Castle rattles of for how and why crimes are committed. I really like this show, however I am currently a few seasons behind the current episodes. But I do plan to watch them when I get time. (I wish Firefly got this many episodes).

Nathan Fillion dos an epic role in each of these two superb shows.

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An ancient race filled our galaxy with stargates that can create artificial wormholes between each other to make it easier and faster to travel the galaxy. One is found on earth and the United States military forms a task force to explore these new planets that has open up for us.

Stargate SG-1 has plenty of episodes exploring scientific theories and they also has found a way to explain our old religions. This show has a good mix of seriousness and humor, episodic content and long-term story arcs. Absolutely worth a try if you like these kind of geeky shows.

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Kiera Cameron, a detective from the year 2077, finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver and searching for ruthless criminals from the future called Liber8. Kiera poses as a government agent and joins forces with police detective Carlos Fonnegra and teen genius Alec Sadler to capture the terrorists before they can alter the future. The future of 2077 is a dystopian one in which world governments have collapsed and corporations now dominate the planet.

I like it. I have not watched the last season of Continuum jet, but it is on my soon to watch list.

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Agent Pete Lattimer and Agent Myka Bering find themselves transferred to Warehouse 13, a massive, top-secret storage facility in South Dakota. This mysterious warehouse houses every supernatural artifact ever collected by the government. Their new job has them chaseing down reports of supernatural activity in search of new artifacts to be safeguarded in the Warehouse

Warehouse 13 is an entertaining adventure full of fictional and historical objects and gadgets with and without (mostly with) supernatural powers. I really like this TV show.

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The spaceship Serenity is harbouring a fugitive passenger that is hunted the government. The crew of Serenity have t evade this totalitarian regime and their military might who will do anything to get their greasy hands on this passenger. Serenity is a movie that continues the story from the TV show Firefly.

Serenity is an awesome action packed science fiction movie. If you for some strange reason never have watched Firefly then you will still be able to enjoy this movie. Serenity is a movie that you absolutely should try out. It also has Summer Glau in it, she is such a hottie.

Anime

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Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the planet Centinel 3. They claim that they can do any job. One day they are hired by a woman to be her bodyguard. Unknown to them, she is an outlaw in disguise, which is kind of awkward because Gene makes money on the side by bounty hunting. They are unwillingly trusted into a mystery where they have to deal with intergalactic cops, pirates, aliens and assassins. Luckily for them, they have the galaxy’s most advanced ship on their side.

Outlaw Star ranges from light-hearted humor to dark philosophical questioning. Gene Starwind kind of reminds me of Starlord, which is a very good thing. If you are into animes then you should definitely give this one a try.

Both shows have a wild west futuristic feel to them. Starwind and Mal has many common character traits. Mal might be more transport/smuggler guy while Starwind is a bounty-hunter, but they both are roguish characters with little care for the law.

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Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter. Together with his partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine , Edward and their dog Ein they hunt across the galaxy looking for any high bounty fugitives to bag.

This is one of the classic must see animes. Cowboy Bebop is recommended even if you are not a big fan of animes.

Wild west shows in space with interesting characters, and both are must watch shows.

What do you think, are they similar to Firefly? Anything else you think should be on this list?