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Browncoats and Geek musicians Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason rewatch episodes of Firefly to find themes and inspiration for crafting songs inspired by Joss Whedon's cult classic TV series.

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Apr 3, 2019

Welcome to In the 'Verse: Song Crafting for the Firefly Universe. Here are some of the themes discussed in this episode: Spiderwebs, Good night kiss, and Our Mrs Reynolds


2:42 Upcoming Shows with Marc Gunn

3:29 Upcoming Show with Mikey Mason

3:59 Geek Music News

8:10 Marc’s Song:

9:29 Mikey’s Songs:

12:01 Plot Summary

14:42 Discussion of Episode 6 “Our Mrs. Reynolds”

38:41 Mikey's thanks and song

42:18 Marc's thanks and song


MARC: My name is Marc Gunn, the creator of the Firefly Drinking Songs show.

MIKEY: And I’m Mikey Mason, creator of the Beer Powered Time Machine Podcast.

MARC: This is part six of our six part series. We are rewatching episodes of Firefly. Our goal is to find themes and stories that we can write songs about.

Mikey: These first six episodes were funded by Marc’s fans in his Gunn Runners Club. He hit a milestone which made this show happen.

MARC: There are still eight more episodes of Firefly. If you want us to finish out the series, like we do, make a monthly pledge to Mikey Mason on Patreon. Once he hits his goal, we will record eight more episodes! Go to

MIKEY: And I’m 97% of the way there! Of course, if you enjoy Marc Gunn's music, you can still make a pledge to support him at


  • Coffee with The Celtfather every Wednesday at 11 AM CST on YouTube
  • Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co in Alabaster, AL on March 8
  • Celtfather Evening on YouTube on March 10
  • The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL on March 17, St Patrick’s Day, with Kilted Kings
  • Sherwood Forest Faire, outside of Austin, Texas on last two weekends of March w/Brobdingnagian Bards
  • Brennan’s Irish Pub in Birmingham, AL on April 6
  • Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co. on April 19


  • Mar 15-16 - BFG Con in Frederick MD
  • Mar 22-23 - FantaSci in Durham, NC
  • Mar 29-31 - Planet ComicCon in Kansas City, MO
  • May 3-5 - Penguicon in Detroit, MI
  • May 10-11 - VisionCon in Springfield, MO
  • May 31-Jun 2 - ConCarolinas in Charlotte, NC
  • And, online shows every month (don’t have dates currently nailed down for Feb/March yet, so… Check my schedule at


    • Marc’s Special Offer on Patreon yielded 36 new Heroic Patron. Learned a LOT about Patreon once again. I also accidentally deleted my $1 level, which was a good move. I’m now making over $1000 per month on Patreon!
    • Marc Finished his new CD, Heroes. And it’s fantastic. Great proof of concept too.
    • Next up for Marc is working on the Brobdingnagian Bards next album. July Kickstarter.
    • Blue Sun CD on Sale at the beginning of APRIL
    • Mikey is recording a new album now.
    • The Varlots!


  • Marc: “Like a Big Damn Hero”
  • Mikey: “Safe”

Episode 6: Our Mrs. Reynolds - Written by Joss Whedon

Plot synopsis:

Marc: Transporting some goods from one location on Triumph to another, the crew is set upon by bandits. One successful gunfight later and they’re dancing and singing in a nighttime celebration. Jayne is given a rain stick, and Mal has a wreath of flowers placed on his head, given wine to drink, and pulled to dance.

Mikey: After Serenity is underway again, Mal encounters a stowaway in the cargo bay. The young woman Saffron informs him that she is his wife. Shepherd Book reads up on the local customs and informs Mal that he had inadvertently taken part in the local marriage ritual by accepting a wreath of flowers, drinking her wine, and dancing together.

Marc: Mal has a heart-to-heart talk with the woman. Despite Mal's encouragement to be her own woman, Saffron cooks him a meal and offers to wash his feet. Jayne attempts to trade his favorite gun, "Vera", for Saffron, but Mal turns him down.

Mikey: When Mal enters his quarters later, Saffron manages to kiss him. However, her lips are covered with a narcotic which renders him unconscious. Saffron heads to the cockpit and tries her wiles on Wash. When she is unsuccessful, Saffron knocks him out with a kick to the back of the head.

Marc: She quickly takes control of the ship, setting it on a mysterious course and sabotaging the controls, then welding the door shut behind her as she leaves. Running to a shuttle to escape, she meets Inara and tries to seduce her too.

Mikey: Inara plays along to buy time, but the alarm goes off. Inara compliments Saffron on her skillful lying. After dodging a kick from Saffron, Inara rushes to Mal after Saffron claims that she is Malcolm Reynolds' widow. After Inara finds him only unconscious, she kisses him, then collapses after calling for help, another victim of Saffron's drug.

Marc: After breaking into the bridge, Kaylee and Wash are able to restore only the navigational system. They are headed straight for a "net". Book explains that the net will probably electrocute everyone inside, leaving the ship to the net's operators.

Mikey: Mal has Jayne shoot a crucial part of the net with Vera, shorting it out. Jayne also ruptures the window of the net's control compartment, ejecting the two men inside into space.

Marc: Later, on a snowy world, Mal bursts into Saffron's cabin and, after an unsuccessful attempt to get some answers, knocks her unconscious.

Mikey: Back on Serenity, Mal presses Inara for an explanation of her supposed dizziness. Inara thinks Mal knows about the kiss and agrees to "not play" with him, but Mal reveals he thinks she kissed Saffron.


  • "Good Night Kiss" by Mikey Mason
  • "Spiderweb" by Marc Gunn


Marc: Thanks so much for listening. You can download these demo songs when you sign up on our Patreon pages. Find out more about Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason and how to support our music on Patreon.

Mikey: We would love your comments, songs and lyrics or links to videos to share in the next show. Use the hashtag #InTheVerse. You can post them on the Blue Tour Facebook page or email

Marc: In the ‘Verse was produced by Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason. Sign up on our website and find out more about the Blue Sun Tour at