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1st Dec '17 2:42:09 AM apprehensiveAcolyte
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[[WMG: The weapons used by the "Hands of Blue" are [[TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth 456 technology.]] ]]

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[[WMG: The weapons used by the "Hands of Blue" are [[TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth [[Series/TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth 456 technology.]] ]]
1st Dec '17 2:40:38 AM apprehensiveAcolyte
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[[WMG: The weapons used by the "Hands of Blue" are [[TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth 456 technology.]] ]]
Actually, the Alliance has been "controlling the population" on the border worlds by offering their children to the 456 for years.
21st Nov '17 4:44:18 PM Luppercus
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* If you ever heard of the Tommy Westphalls universe theory, it places Star Trek and Firefly (alongside other 400 shows) together.

[[WMG: Firefly is set in the StarTrek universe but is one of the Omega colonies]]
In ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' we learn that there's such thing as an "Omega Particle", a bizarre unstable particle that destroys the subspace and makes warp travel impossible. The particle was once activated in a group of Federation's colonies isolating them forever. The events on Firefly happen in the 2500's, centuries after the events on the further existing canonical Star Trek show, plenty of time for the inhabitants to forget the existence of the Federation and alien life forms, especially after the chaos that should ensue. The destruction of Earth is only a myth and that's the reason why they can't develop (and never will) FTL technology nor can't be contacted by the Federation.
1st Oct '17 1:26:11 AM matti23
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Perhaps Earth has fixed its problems. Due to the larger population and the head start (the colonists wouldn't be developing very much during the trip) Earth might now be significantly more advanced and have a higher quality of life than the Firefly system. The colonists may very well have jumped ship too early and be living in relative squalor compared to the folks back in the Sol system. Matti23

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Perhaps Earth has fixed its problems. Due to the larger population and the head start (the colonists wouldn't be developing very much tech during the trip) Earth might now be significantly more advanced and have a higher quality of life than the Firefly system. The colonists may very well have jumped ship too early and be living in relative squalor compared to the folks back in the Sol system. Matti23
1st Oct '17 1:25:44 AM matti23
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[[WMG: Earth has recovered and now surpasses the Firefly system in tech]]
Perhaps Earth has fixed its problems. Due to the larger population and the head start (the colonists wouldn't be developing very much during the trip) Earth might now be significantly more advanced and have a higher quality of life than the Firefly system. The colonists may very well have jumped ship too early and be living in relative squalor compared to the folks back in the Sol system. Matti23
19th Sep '17 10:46:52 PM HissingRooster
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*** It's also worth noting that the creation of the Reavers was not intended, and there is not a Nation in the world that would have owned up to a blunder as big as Miranda.
1st Jul '17 9:29:20 AM nombretomado
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They're both played by Christina Hendricks, for one, but Chair shares more than an actress with her descendant. Chair has used her body to try to worm her way to the Bellacourt fortune (it's revealed at the end of the [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler first episode]] that she's pregnant with the Commodore's lovechild, and hopes it'll be an heir. Similarly, YoSaffBridge uses her sex appeal to get together with people before using them for her own gain. Now, Another Period isn't even through it's first season (and doesn't have its own page on here yet, which is why I linked to [[TheOtherWiki another site]], so we don't know what happens to Chair or her unborn child yet, but she's implied to have been a prostitute in the past, so she may have given up offspring before. (That last part was put in in case both she and her unborn child die in the show, thus keeping the theory possible.)

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They're both played by Christina Hendricks, for one, but Chair shares more than an actress with her descendant. Chair has used her body to try to worm her way to the Bellacourt fortune (it's revealed at the end of the [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler first episode]] that she's pregnant with the Commodore's lovechild, and hopes it'll be an heir. Similarly, YoSaffBridge uses her sex appeal to get together with people before using them for her own gain. Now, Another Period isn't even through it's first season (and doesn't have its own page on here yet, which is why I linked to [[TheOtherWiki [[Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} another site]], so we don't know what happens to Chair or her unborn child yet, but she's implied to have been a prostitute in the past, so she may have given up offspring before. (That last part was put in in case both she and her unborn child die in the show, thus keeping the theory possible.)
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.
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