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7th Apr '18 11:08:55 AM nombretomado
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[[WMG: The Alliance is being manipulated by the [[CthulhuMythos Great Old Ones]]]]

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[[WMG: The Alliance is being manipulated by the [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Great Old Ones]]]]
24th Mar '18 4:35:55 PM nombretomado
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* Holy shit, I think you're on to something. It also eliminates the "why don't Reavers attack each other" ItJustBugsMe.

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* Holy shit, I think you're on to something. It also eliminates the "why don't Reavers attack each other" ItJustBugsMe.Headscratcher.
21st Mar '18 8:35:18 PM xevus11
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[[WMG: Firefly is based on a game of the Traveller RPG Joss Whedon played in college.]]
In an interview that is no longer online, Whedon (supposedly) stated that Firefly was based on a roleplaying game he played during his university years in England (1982-1986). Assuming he played a published game, rather than a home brewed system or a genera hack, the available sci-fi RPGs at the time would have included only a few games, most of them horribly out of tone and genre. If games without planet generation and slug weapons are eliminated, the games TabletopGame/TwentyThreeHundredAD and TabletopGame/Traveller, both published by GDW at the time, are the only available option (now the same ruleset with a different setting manual). However, TabletopGame/TwentyThreeHundredAD wasn't published until 1986, the end of Whedon's university term, making it unlikely. Additionally, the firefly class ship from the show is very similar in size and capability to the Type 'R' Fat Trader from the books - both possessing short range FTL systems, limited defenses and weaponry, and large cargo holds with limited crew capacity. In terms of tone, both firefly and traveller share a similar feel - a "sixguns and starships" or "shotguns and starships" approach to the universe, with the characters often skirting the law in both. Furthermore, several worlds appear in officially published Traveller material that also appear in Firefly, including the Regina, Bellerophon, Ariel, and Persephone, many of which share some, if not most, of their characteristics between universes. Even more damning, in 1984 Gamelords inc. released a Traveller compatible supplement titled "A Pilots guide to the Drexilthar Subsector" which described Reavers Deep with pirates, which included the quote: "clashes of the Reavers proved to be an aggressive, warlike, and generally unprincipled group." Finally, in the pilot episode, wash shouts "Hang on Travellers" during some maneuvers - note that the leaked shooting script uses the double L spelling (though this may simply be a britishism, it is difficult to tell).
6th Feb '18 10:10:19 PM CB2001
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[[WMG: Firefly shares the same universe, or may be a neighboring universe, to TheChroniclesofRiddick.]]

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[[WMG: Firefly shares the same universe, or may be a neighboring universe, to TheChroniclesofRiddick.The Chronicles of Riddick.]]
6th Feb '18 9:41:13 PM CB2001
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[[WMG: Firefly shares the same universe, or may be a neighboring universe, to TheChroniclesofRiddick.]]
Some of the tech and civilizations seen in The Chronicles of Riddick stories look like they could take place on the outer planets of the 'Verse that we didn't get to see, or at least could have been another universe set up by one of the ships that left the Earth As It Was that didn't make the full trip and had more English speaking patrons onboard (which would account for the lack of the Chinese language in the films).
23rd Jan '18 6:06:08 PM wkcia
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\n* Tam is fairly common Chinese surname. Given the Tams are also rich and the higher ups of the Alliance have significant Chinese cultural influence, this is very likely deliberate.

17th Jan '18 9:23:11 PM CB2001
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\n* Maybe she's actually Vanessa from Deadpool and somehow, Wade managed to transfer some of his healing abilities to her (this would account for how she was able to survive that impossible fall). It'd make sense, even more so with the fact that both were Fox productions, and Vanessa was a prostitute when she met Wade. Maybe she's been doing that kind of work for a long time.

15th Jan '18 4:47:13 PM Scifiwriterguy
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* A pretty thin resemblance - while both subjectively pretty, the bone structure and other key identifiers just don't line up. (Besides, Inara is sixty times more capable and cool in a crisis. Troi isn't someone you worry about getting on her bad side; Inara is a woman you do ''not'' want to annoy.)
15th Jan '18 4:43:43 PM Scifiwriterguy
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*It would, but it's likely that it's another example of the culture fusion that is the Firefly universe. In Chinese culture, white is a color of ''mourning.'' (Wearing a white dress at a wedding is incredibly perverse and in bad taste in traditional Chinese culture.)
29th Dec '17 7:26:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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