The future is worth fighting for
The future is worth fighting for
D: Joss Whedon 
Universal (Barry Mendel)
US 2005
119 mins

Science Fiction

W: Joss Whedon [based on the TV series "Firefly"]
DP: Jack N. Green
Ed: Lisa Lassek
Mus: David Newman
PD: Barry Chusid

Nathan Fillion (Capt. Mal Reynolds), Alan Tudyk (Hoban Washburne), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), Summer Glau (River Tam), Gina Torres (Zoe Washburne), Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Operative)

Joss Whedon's TV series Firefly, despite amassing a huge fan base, was cancelled after just one season. Alas, the Phoenix which rose from the flames was this underrated science fiction feature.
The scavengers of spaceship Serenity try to outrun a dangerous assassin, who is trying to capture a telepathic member of their crew, who, unbeknownst to them, is a secret weapon.
This is as fine a TV-cinema crossover as you'll ever see, appealing to both fans of the original source as well as to those who missed it. The visual effects and production design aren't quite as polished as bigger budget productions, but the story more than makes up for it.