UPDATED! Geeks In Space: NASA Astronauts Wake Up To ‘Firefly’ Theme Song
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UPDATE: Many thanks to Geeks of Doom reader Wilco who provided us with a link to the actual video of this shuttle crew’s wake-up call, complete with a nice shout-out to Firefly. You can check it out below!

To be perfectly honest, I just don’t know how much more insanely cool stuff needs to happen for the seemingly slow folks at 20th Century Fox or some other network to bring back Joss Whedon and his Firefly.

In a message via their Twitter account yesterday at 4:18 PM EST, National Aeronautics and Space Administration shared with the world that their shuttle space crew were awoken to the addictive melodies of “The Ballad of Serenity,” the theme song and opening titles tune for every episode of Firefly.

@NASA Shuttle crew awoke @4:14pET to theme song from “Firefly.” The Ballad of Serenity, performed by Sonny Rhodes, was played for Bob Behnken.

Because SciFi Wire (where I first saw this) included it, you can also click on over to watch the opening titles for Firefly and hear the song, just in case you haven’t heard it before or even if you’re just itching to hear it again.

There is no doubt that the pleas of fans (myself included) have become tedious and apparently also futile, as difficult as that is to swallow. But when you hear stories like this one, you can’t help but scratch your head and wonder what exactly is the hold up in regard to the entire fiasco. Maybe we’ll just have to wait until a Firefly fan is running one of these studios.

Let’s just hope that it’s not too late by then!



  1. Video of the FD06 wake-up call is online:

    Comment by Wilco — February 13, 2010 @ 10:57 pm

  2. This is so awesome!! I love Firefly, and the music from the show is so distinctive. It would be great to have more Firefly, but in the meantime, I’m enjoying seeing some of the Serenity crew members in other shows. And I’m loving Nathan Fillion on Castle!

    Comment by Heather Weaver — February 14, 2010 @ 12:21 am

  3. FOX = Ri shao gou shi bing

    Comment by Slipstream — February 14, 2010 @ 5:53 am

  4. On April 1 they should substitute the original Farscape opening theme. Freak ’em all out.

    Comment by Gus — February 14, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

  5. Should be worth noting as well, that Nasa recently had an online vote to name the new spacestation node, Node 3 currently. 70% of voters offerd up Serenity as a suitable name.

    Comment by Hybrow Gentry — February 17, 2010 @ 6:22 pm

  6. Oh,wow! That’s awesome! I love the Firefly Theme Song ^_^ Though it is kind of ironic that NASA of all places would use it.Considering the Joss Whedon Series Firefly is kind of the antithesis of Star Trek and The Federation.

    Firefly is more about the true spirit of exploration and independence.Not being a lackey of the Government! -_- I love Star Trek TNG and Enterprise. I see the reasoning behind supervised and regulated space travel.After all,if a few Earthians piss off an alien civilization.They may hold the whole of humanity on earth responsible.

    But be that as it may.I like the Space Cowboy Attitude of the crew of Serenity :) They answer to no one but their Captain and their conscience…

    Comment by Ubermensch — May 15, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

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