Can't Take the Sky From Us:

A Firefly Fanfiction Episode Collection


Side Notes

If you haven't seen the whole official Firefly television series, please do before reading this fanfiction. It'll make more sense this way, because this is a collection of episodes that can also be one for the entire series as if Fox never cancelled it to begin with. And even if you don't want to watch the whole Firefly television series, I recommend looking up important background information through The Firefly and Serenity Database wiki or the main Wiki.

In the interest of continuity around the Dead or Alive episode 2-parter, there are some things to note.

The episode War Stories takes place just before the episode Objects in Space, which is followed by the episode Trash. But, in Objects in Space, Inara goes away long distance for a client instead of seeming to leave for good. The Dead or Alive episode 2-parter takes place just after the episode Trash. And, the revisited episodes Heart of Gold and The Message come later with as little changes as possible in this continuity.

Even with all of this said... I will keep the Serenity movie in continuity with as little changes as possible.

If it ends up becoming more than little changes though, I'll make it its own oneshot.

Also, for simplicity's sake, episodes are under S1 for Season 1 and S2 for Season 2.

Author Notes

When I wrote my alternate endings fanfiction collection All My Ultrons... I knew it was kind of out of the blue.

But, with all the lingering negativity around the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie and Joss Whedon feeling burnt out from making it... I felt it was better late than never to write some fanfiction around that movie.

Part of it was because I liked exploring more possibilities of what could have been the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. But, it was also because I wanted to remind people in the best way I know how that Joss can write.

With permission, I spun off All My Ultrons from Age of Ultron: Redux by madsthenerdygirl. But, the point still stands.

Before that movie... Joss Whedon was a legend in movies and TV.

As far as I'm concerned, and as far as I know... He still is a good writer: Long as he gets room to sit down, he isn't rushed too much to write a script, and he doesn't have to deal with X-Men and The Incredible Hulk copyright bullshit or similar copyright deals.

Please don't get me wrong. At the time I write this foreword, I'm not sure one way or another how good Joss Whedon is: Especially with the coming of the Justice League movie reshot and directed by him.

But, in a similar line to All My Ultrons... I want to give Joss Whedon more respect than what Twentieth Century Fox gave to him for the original Firefly series.

More to the point... I hope to get closer to a full series of Firefly made by Joss Whedon than ever done before: As though it was never cancelled to begin with.

And, even if the upcoming Justice League movie turns out to be a box office bomb... Even if someone under a misguided or shady Alliance tries to stop the signal... This episode collection can still be flying.

At least, I hope it is. Because, as with All My Ultrons...

I hope I tell good stories, that I give the show Firefly the respect it deserves, and that I keep the signal of respect for the fans going.


Yeah. I hope you enjoy this episode collection.

Feel free to enjoy it or not like it. I can only hope you enjoy it.