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21st Jun '17 9:02:31 PM dotchan
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There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan_(surname) a surname]] pronounced "Tam". The ancestry may not even be that far up the family tree, either, as even having one Caucasian parent can result in Simon and River's features.


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There is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan_(surname) a an East Asian surname]] pronounced "Tam". The ancestry may not even be that far up the family tree, either, as even having one Caucasian parent can result in Simon and River's features.

7th Jun '17 9:39:56 AM ApeAccount
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In "Heart of Gold" there is a line that is translated (by the Firefly companion, not by me) as,"Swollen of her, they left. And for the first time since the Great Burn that birthed her, She was alone." The exodus from Earth was said to carry "a quarter of a billion people". So the first line makes it sound like the Earth was being completely evacuated (hence afterwards it would be alone). Yet, according to the second, the exodus only carried 3.5% of the current population, never mind the extremely overpopulated population of that time. What if there were actually multiple ships sent out though? They could have been send to different stars, each taking a share of the population, and setting up their own colony there. That way, humanity has the best chance of survival.

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In "Heart of Gold" there is a line that is translated (by the Firefly companion, not by me) as,"Swollen of her, they left. And for the first time since the Great Burn that birthed her, She was alone." The exodus from Earth was said to carry "a quarter of a billion people". So the first line makes it sound like the Earth was being completely evacuated (hence afterwards it would be alone). Yet, according to the second, the exodus only carried 3.5% of the current population, never mind the extremely overpopulated population of that time.a relatively low number got on. What if there were actually multiple ships sent out though? They could have been send to different stars, each taking a share of the population, and setting up their own colony there. That way, humanity has the best chance of survival.
[[WMG: Firefly is set in the StarTrek universe]]
The exodus in Firefly was after the great atomic horror in Star Trek (which is why they remember the Earth as such as disaster) and was only a small subset of the population who'd begun working on generation ships during World War III, convinced they needed to get to a new world. It may or may not have been before warp drive, but certainly before it became a viable technology for evacuating the Earth and the people at that time were convinced there was no time to wait for warp drive to become viable. They set out on to terraform a new solar system where they could live in peace. We probably flew right past their ships during our early space exploration because they were going so slow we barely noticed them. They did eventually make it to a new solar system and set up their home, but by this time humans from Earth next encountered them we were part of the Federation and looked upon them as another civilisation, a pre-warp civilisation, and their pre-warp status and the Prime Directive made us choose to avoid contact with them.
7th Jun '17 7:05:55 AM ApeAccount
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[[WMG: The 'verse is not the only one]]
In "Heart of Gold" there is a line that is translated (by the Firefly companion, not by me) as,"Swollen of her, they left. And for the first time since the Great Burn that birthed her, She was alone." The exodus from Earth was said to carry "a quarter of a billion people". So the first line makes it sound like the Earth was being completely evacuated (hence afterwards it would be alone). Yet, according to the second, the exodus only carried 3.5% of the current population, never mind the extremely overpopulated population of that time. What if there were actually multiple ships sent out though? They could have been send to different stars, each taking a share of the population, and setting up their own colony there. That way, humanity has the best chance of survival.
7th Jun '17 6:41:38 AM ApeAccount
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\n* As a ''Blake's 7' fan I love the idea of a crossover. One thing I'll mention is that Firefly is supposed to take place in 2517. Blake's 7 is apparently at least 700 years in the future (one episode had a deep space ship which was 700 years old). Also, when they were considering crossing over with Doctor Who, it was implied to be contemporary with "Robots of Death" and the earliest dating for that episode (there was several) is 2777. So this leads more credibility to the prequel idea. Of course, if could easily be a mix of both ideas. The ancestors of the Firefly characters could have left during a time of overcrowding before FTL was invented (or at least before it was sufficiently available to transport this many people) while others stayed behind. On Earth, technological progress continues, they develop FLT, make contact with aliens, trade brings more technology and the Terran Federation begins expanding. The Alliance on the other hand never develops FTL. The Federation decided to keep them as a LostColony, using them for experimentation. It's possible of course that at some point before the commencement of Blake's 7, a group of rebels (whether related to Blake or not) decided that the LostColony being kept in such a primitive state was wrong and made contact, eventually giving them FTL, so the Firefly 'verse ends up becoming aware of the universe at large.


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14th May '17 9:00:36 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG:{{Series/Firefly}} takes place in the same universe as {{Trigun}}.]]

Both series are {{Space Western}}s, and both give off a similar vibe. {{Series/Firefly}} is the {{Trigun}} world's past. Plants were a technology that was eventually abandoned by the Alliance. This works for both the anime version and manga version as one can assume [[spoiler:any other autonomous plants simply decided to go into hiding if they had a reason to do so.]] The whole series is simply taking place on a world forgotten about by the Alliance.

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[[WMG:{{Series/Firefly}} takes place in the same universe as {{Trigun}}.''Manga/{{Trigun}}''.]]

Both series are {{Space Western}}s, and both give off a similar vibe. {{Series/Firefly}} ''{{Series/Firefly}}'' is the {{Trigun}} ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' world's past. Plants were a technology that was eventually abandoned by the Alliance. This works for both the anime version and manga version as one can assume [[spoiler:any other autonomous plants simply decided to go into hiding if they had a reason to do so.]] The whole series is simply taking place on a world forgotten about by the Alliance.
8th Apr '17 12:29:33 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Reaver society is run like [[{{Redwall}} Terramort]]]]

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[[WMG: Reaver society is run like [[{{Redwall}} [[{{Literature/Redwall}} Terramort]]]]
29th Mar '17 4:43:29 PM Stormchaser23
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\n*** Book and the doctor in charge of the Tahiti project are both played by Ron Glass! It just makes too much damn sense!!!

29th Mar '17 9:36:51 AM Stormchaser23
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[[WMG:The Blue Sun Corporation is run by [[Film/DarkCity the Strangers.]]]]

It only starts with the similarities in how both groups operate. Both send creepy, strange-talking people in nice suits and gloves after individuals who interfere with their plans (e.g. Murdoch, River.) Once you realize that, everything starts to fall into place. The Strangers agreed to work with the Alliance to further their own goals of experimenting on humans. The Pax is an early, failed version of whatever the Strangers use to [[spoiler: keep their test subjects docile and unquestioning of the inconsistencies of their simulated city]], developed by Blue Sun, ostensibly for the Alliance. The Strangers developed their ability to [[spoiler: tune]] by [[spoiler: experimenting on and studying River's brain, also learning a lot about human memory and how to alter and interfere with it in the process]]. When we see what happens to River when in Alliance custody in Serenity, she has a needle in her forehead... Hmmm, does that sound at all like [[spoiler: how the Strangers implant memories]] to you? One of the things Dark City never answered is [[spoiler: how a bunch of humans got in the middle of space anyway, with earth nowhere in sight]]. Firefly answers that pretty clearly, "earth-that-was got used up," and all. So yeah, turns out [[spoiler: there are aliens in the 'verse after all]]
23rd Mar '17 12:00:57 PM CosmicFerret
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[[WMG: [[StarWars Han Solo]], [[IndianaJones Indy]], and Mal are all part of the same family]]

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[[WMG: [[StarWars Han Solo]], [[IndianaJones [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indy]], and Mal are all part of the same family]]
18th Mar '17 11:54:59 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: NathanFillion will eventually find a way to secure the rights to Firefly and make an animated series out of it.]]

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[[WMG: NathanFillion Creator/NathanFillion will eventually find a way to secure the rights to Firefly and make an animated series out of it.]]
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