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The ''Firefly'' primary canon consists of all ''Firefly''-related works that are created with direct input from [[Joss Whedon]]. Primary canon currently consists of (in chronological story order):
 
The ''Firefly'' primary canon consists of all ''Firefly''-related works that are created with direct input from [[Joss Whedon]]. Primary canon currently consists of (in chronological story order):
   
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* ''[[Serenity: The Shepherd's Tale]]'' (comics)
 
*[[R. Tam sessions|The R. Tam sessions]] (online videos)
 
*[[R. Tam sessions|The R. Tam sessions]] (online videos)
 
*''[[Firefly]]'' (television)
 
*''[[Firefly]]'' (television)
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*''[[Serenity: Better Days]]''
 
*''[[Serenity: Better Days]]''
 
*''[[Serenity (film)|Serenity]]'' (film)
 
*''[[Serenity (film)|Serenity]]'' (film)
*''[[Serenity: Float Out]]''
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*''[[Serenity: Float Out]]'' (framing narrative takes place after ''Serenity'')
   
 
Also included are the three official companion books written by Whedon, and any comments from Whedon himself pertaining to the story or history of the show. Remarks or interpretations made by cast or crew members (ex. from sources such as ''[[Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity|Done the Impossible]]'', ''[[Finding Serenity]]'', and ''[[Serenity Found]]'') should be noted, but not considered canon.
 
Also included are the three official companion books written by Whedon, and any comments from Whedon himself pertaining to the story or history of the show. Remarks or interpretations made by cast or crew members (ex. from sources such as ''[[Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity|Done the Impossible]]'', ''[[Finding Serenity]]'', and ''[[Serenity Found]]'') should be noted, but not considered canon.

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