When Fox canceled ‘Firefly,’ it ignited an Internet fan base whose burning desire for more led to ‘Serenity’

This article about Firefly and Serenity includes some choice quotes from Joss about his fans:

Every artist wants to reach people on a primal level. Part of that is a pathetic need, or maybe a less pathetic desire, to connect and talk about the important things in our lives while entertaining the s — out of everyone.