Is there a TV show that gets more love from fans than Firefly? Despite a truncated season and an unceremonious cancellation by Fox, Joss Whedon’s sci-fi western refused to give up. Fans pressed the network for a DVD release, and after they got it, the sales convinced the studio to greenlight a feature film. Three years after the show was canceled, Whedon wrote and directed the film Serenity, which gave fans some form of closure (even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to).
For a show that was on the air for such a brief time, there are a lot of entertaining stories from its cast and crew. The following fun facts about Firefly delve into the early days of production, the final days of shooting on the series, and even some ideas that were thrown around should the series get a second season. Read on to learn all the things you didn't know about the best space western that ever was, and check out our list of other shows like Firefly for more awesome sci-fi TV.