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On September 20, 2002, Joss Whedon's science fiction programme "Firefly" made its debut.

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As a cultural touchstone and a brief period in the history of science fiction, Firefly holds an unusual place in the genre's legacy.

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The programme, which is set in a far-off future in which China and the United States unite to 

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establish the Union of Allied Planets, still has faults. Ten years back, this was not the issue. 

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However, Firefly hasn't held up well over time, unlike Whedon's most well-known cult series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Particularly by post-Westworld standards, the show's fixation in recreating the Old West in space comes out as childish.

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In 2002, the idea that everyone is cracking a joke may have seemed revolutionary for sci-fi shows,

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but it now seems stale in the age of Marvel movie one-liners. Back then, pop culture progressives may have

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contextualised River Tam's male-gazey feel as hip, but it today comes off as a poor fanboy cliche.

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