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However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One

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Everybody represents a facet of himself [Mal] that he has lost and that’s why he keeps them close and safe, and yet at arm’s length.

— Nathan Fillion, Firefly: The Official Visual Companion, Volume 1

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“You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place.”

Serenity premiered in theaters September 30, 2005, nine years ago today.