In A Jar

It's an easy groupie costume—just a long brown coat—but the pinyin dialect is tough to master. Want an equal opportunity future? Thousands of avid Browncoats point to Joss Whedon's Firefly series, where East and West have merged in an interplanetary frontier of renegade capitalists, and the new "family" unit consists of humanist, feminist and spiritualist role models. After Fox fumbled the 2002 release of this futuristic Western into a premature TV graveyard, Browncoats rallied the public online to get the Universal sequel film into theaters, where it won a 2006 Hugo Award—and so much praise that another film, comic book spinoffs and a possible TV resurrection are in the works. Trekkies may wear more makeup, but Browncoats kick corporate afterburner. Catch Serenity midnight Friday and Saturday at the Inwood Theatre, 5458 W. Lovers Lane. Call 214-764-9106 or visit
Fri., Nov. 24; Sat., Nov. 25
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Danna Berger