James Hance Resurrects Firefly in Our Imagination

Geeky cultural mashup artist James Hance is at it again. He’s lending his talents to Can’t Stop the Serenity, an organization that screens the 2005 film, Serenity, to raise money for the charity Equality Now which aims to end violence and discrimination against women worldwide.

His latest work combines the characters in Joss Whedon’s Firefly universe with all manner of Muppets and Fraggles in Hance’s signature style. With Kermit as Mal, Fozzie Bear as Jayne, Beaker as Simon, Ms. Piggy as Inara, Sam the Eagle as Shepherd Book and some Fraggles rounding out the crew, James paints a compelling picture of what Firefly could look like with Jim Henson at the helm.

Visit James’ tumblr page to see the work as it evolves, and some fantastic additional casting decisions (two by two, hands of blue, anyone?). You’ll soon be able to buy prints to support Equality Now.

In the mean time, envision Kermit delivering this line from Serenity about the first rule of flying, and tell me you wouldn’t want to see a live-action adaptation: “Love. Can know all the math in the ‘verse but take a boat in the air that you don’t love? She’ll shake you off just as sure as a turn in the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughtta fall down…tell you she’s hurtin’ ‘fore she keens…makes her a home.”

That’s some shiny work you got there James.