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A tag for pages involving technology in the Firefly future.

Currently (2005) unavailable technology appearing in Firefly:

  • Paper Screens (we have it, but not as nice as theirs)
  • Food Stuffs - one brick feeds a family for a month, including immunizations
  • Ability to add or draw out psychic powers from some people
  • Holography
  • Permeable (some kind of energy field?) windows - Mal gets thrown through one at the beginning of The Train Job
  • Cryogenic suspension
  • Faster Than Light travel and communication
  • Fuel dense enough for ships to travel in and out of atmosphere for long distances/times
  • Artificial gravity/inertia (see Grav Dampener)
  • Terraforming

Why don't they have:

  • A lot more cameras/sensors (the train they rob, outside ships - Serenity, etc.)

Q & A with Joss Whedon

from the Browncoats website.

How difficult was it to come up with new technology for your 'verse, without it becoming a clone of other sci-fi movies/shows?

Firefly and Serenity distinguish themselves from other science fiction in terms of their technology because they donít really have very much. I donít know anything about science and Iím much more interested in a hands-on rough-hewn world than I am in everything being convenient so I seldom come up with any cool inventions which is very good for a guy who stopped taking science when he was fifteen.

See also

  • on nanotechnology.
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