|1.||Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds|
Captain of the Firefly Class Transport ship "Serenity" in the show "Firefly", that was cancelled after one season, mainly because the people at Fox don't recognise Joss Whedon's Genius.
Mal is a hard but fair captain and generally looks after all his crew, he's got a strange sense of humour but it totally awesome.
Played by actor Nathan Fillion, who is also totally boss.
Mal fought in the battle of Serenity Valley at the end of the war between the Browncoats and the Alliance. Unfortunately the Alliance won, but the Browncoats seem to form alot of the underground smuggling network within the show.
Mal is very loyal to his crew and his ideals, he won't betray someone.
Mal: Kaylee! What happened to the Engine room? Were there monkeys? Some terrible space monkeys maybe got loose?
Mal: You want to stab me in the back? Next time do it to my face.
Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds
|2.||Ballad of Serenity|
Written by Joss Whedon and performed by Sonny Rhodes, it is also known as the Theme to Firefly. Firefly was a woefully short-lived series on the Fox television station. It was a sci-fi western and the opening theme conveyed the main hero and protagonist of the show; a hardened war veteran named Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds. The song has been covered by a band called The Henry Kaiser Band and can be heard in the closing title music of Firefly's movie adaption, Serenity. The theme is also used as the chorus to filk band Escape Key in their Firefly tribute entitled Mal's Song.
Lyrics for The Ballad of Serenity.
Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't coming back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
There's no place I can be
Since I've found Serenity
But you can't take the sky from me
|3.||Captain Tight Pants|
AKA Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds of the vessel Serenity. Known for being particularly dour, with a harsh sense of humour. Although he finds it difficult to open up, it's obvious that he's a good guy beneath it all. Portrayed by Nathan Fillion on the now-cancelled sci-fi show Firefly which lasted just one season on FOX from 2002 to 2003. The nickname was first coined by the character Kaylee in the episode "Shindig".
An affectionate word used by Firefly fans to refer to the character of Mal, and (more rarely) the actor Fillion with reference to the show.
Example 1 -
Mal: Just be careful. We cheated Badger out of good money to buy that frippery, and you're supposed to make me look respectable.
Kaylee: Yes, sir, Captain Tight Pants
Example 2 -
Fan: There was a rumour that Captain Tight Pants himself would turn up at that convention last week!
A term for fans of the Canadian actor Nathan Fillion who currently stars in the ABC hit TV show Castle as the mystery novelist Richard Castle. Another term would be Fillionaire. Fillion is also known for playing Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds in the sci-fi TV show Firefly and movie Serenity and Captain Hammer in the online web-series Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Every Fillionite knows how double rainbow Nathan is and will always support him.
Nathan Fillion is my idol therefore I am a Fillionite
When a character in a TV or Movie pays homage to a character they previously played. Also can be coined when the show itself gives props to someone related to the show. Can also be used in Future context: During the Buffy series, there are no less than ten references to the Avengers comic books, and Xander even says "Avengers Assembe" twice. Later, the writer and director would go on to create one of the top-grossing films of all times, The Avengers.
Dirk Benidict playing Face from A-Team recognizing a Cylon in passing. He was totally Dejaviewing. Nathan Fillion as Castle dressing up as Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds from Firefly. In Burn Notice, someone called Bruce Campbell's gun a boom stick.