I miss Mal terribly. I love that character, I loved how much he would lose. I loved that he was a loser. He kept losing, and I loved that it never stopped him. He would fight knowing he would lose I loved that about him.
The new Firefly board game by Gale Force Nine was one of the hottest games to grab when GenCon opened its doors on Thursday morning. This is a show exclusive that doesn’t go on sale at retailers for a few months. I had a chance to play the game and it’s the shiniest game in the ‘Verse! Players maneuver ships across a board to complete individual missions as well as the main mission that a player needs to finish in order to win the game. There are little Serenity tokens, custom dice, cards with characters like Mal, Niska and Patience and all the locales you’ll remember from the show. Yes, Browncoats, you’ll want to go order this from your local game store right now. Trust me.
For his day job, 37-year-old mechanical engineer Adrian Drake designs combustion science experiments for the International Space Station. In his off time, Drake (also known in the Lego community as brickfrenzy) loves to build large-scale custom Lego masterpieces.
His latest effort resulted in the creation of a 70,000-piece replica of the Serenity spaceship from the 2002 cult classic sci-fi TV show “Firefly” (and subsequent 2005 film “Serenity”).
The larger-than-life Serenity ship took Drake roughly 475 hours over 21 months to assemble. Don’t expect to pick up this creation and fly it around easily, though, as the behemoth Lego Serenity ship weighs 135 pounds measures an astounding length of 7 feet, 2 inches.
I tell you, Zoë, we get a mechanic, get her up and running again, hire a good pilot, maybe a cook - Live like real people. A small crew - They must feel the need to be free. Take jobs as they come. They never have to be under the heel of nobody ever again. No matter how long the arm of the Alliance might get… we’ll just get ourselves a little further. - Malcolm Reynolds