This writer simply cannot picture Firefly or its accompanying ship, Serenity, without the words of Joss Whedon as sung by Sonny Rhodes filling my mind via The Ballad Of Serenity.
"Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
Take me out to the black, tell them I ain't coming back.
Burn the land, and boil the sea.
You can't take the sky from me.
There's no place, I can be, since I've found Serenity.
And you can't take the sky from me."
Simple and poetic, those lyrics speak to the beauty and soaring freedom of the series Firefly (2002). Equally so, the spirit of those words and its wings outspread were embodied and captured in the ship design of Serenity, the crew's home.
With Serenity, a firefly class vessel, there was a sense of serenity, calm and security about her grace and peace for all aboard her. Firefly the series, underrated or overrated is something you can decide, but for this man it is indeed a beautifully penned series and it gets every episode just right along with the gorgeous ship design of the Serenity herself.