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Firefly Theme Song

At the end of the Firefly panel at the Western Literature Association conference last week, we started a discussion about the series’ theme song that we had to cut short as we were running out of time. Maybe this would be a good topic to take up on the blog. In particular, we were talking about the theme song in terms not only its western elements but also possible Asian influences in the music. We also talked about the song in comparison to the opening title them of HBO’s Deadwood

Here is Firefly‘s title sequence:

And as a point of comparison, the opening credits of Deadwood:

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