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January 23, 2006

This is Free Trader Firefly, calling anyone. . . Mayday, Mayday. . . we are under attack... Main drive is gone... Turret number one not responding... Mayday...

So much fun with the dvds. The first episode of Battlestar Galactica reveals a familiar ship coming in for a landing outside President Roslin's window (via Unbeknowst to Me).

Does that silhouette look at all familiar? Well it should. That's a Firefly class ship baby! What is it doing there? Well it seems the folks who did the effects for Firefly went onto work on Battlestar Galactica. As a little joke they dropped a Firefly ship into the mix for one brief moment. Happens all the time. For instance there are little Star Wars nods all over the Indy Jones movies.

I have my own sighting to report from the pages of Robert Heinlein's Citizen of the Galaxy where "Firefly" turns up as the name of a Free Trader ship. I gather a Firefly also appears in The Rolling Stones and "Space Jockey". It would not surprise me if any of these were an inspiration to Joss Whedon.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 23, 2006 08:36 AM

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