Done the Impossible

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Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity'
A blue Earth-like planet covered by a woolly hat
DVD Cover
Directed byTony Hadlock
Jason Heppler
Jeremy Neish
Jared Nelson
Brian Wiser
Produced byTony Hadlock
Jason Heppler
Jeremy Neish
Jared Nelson
Brian Wiser
Release date
  • July 28, 2006 (2006-07-28) (USA)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

Done the Impossible is a 2006 documentary film on the fan following for Firefly. Its focus is on how fans came to love the show and played a part in the production of its feature film continuation Serenity.


The title is taken from a line of dialogue, spoken by Malcolm Reynolds in the pilot episode of Firefly. In context, it referred to the Independents' achievement of (temporarily) holding Serenity Valley against the Alliance: "We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty."


Adam Baldwin serves as host with Jewel Staite doing a voice-over, and has interviews with cast, crew and numerous fans.


The film was released as a DVD with more than five hours of additional interviews, as well as various bonus features. The main feature was also released as a torrent under a noncommercial Creative Commons license.[1][2]


IGN Reviewer Eric Goldman noted "It's fun to see the interviews and the joy the show has brought to many.... The extras are well done and informative, in some ways doing a much better job than the documentary of presenting facts about the series to a novice, who doesn't know a Companion from an Operative."[3]

Judge Adam Arseneau of DVD Verdict describes it as "the ultimate expression of fanboy love" and explains that the film is more about the fan community than a documentary about Firefly itself. He warns "this one is for fans only. Even then, it's a bit obsessive at times." but as a fan himself he enjoyed it.[4]


Track listing
  1. "Done the Impossible (Ballad of Serenity)" - Rob Kuhlman
  2. "Autumn in Asheville" (Instrumental) - Emerald Rose
  3. "Gwydion's Song To Lleu" (Instrumental) - Emerald Rose
  4. "The Fall of Serenity Valley" - Brobdingnagian Bards
  5. "Take Me Down (To Her Water)" - Emerald Rose
  6. "Urania Sings" (Instrumental) - Emerald Rose
  7. "Deventure" - Vitulari
  8. "Big Damn Heroes" (Instrumental) - Emerald Rose
  9. "Firefly Main Title (The Ballad of Serenity)" - Emerald Rose
  10. "Big Damn Trilogy" (Instrumental) - The Bedlam Bards
  11. "Come to the Dance" (Instrumental) - Emerald Rose
  12. "Sail the Sky" (Instrumental) - The Bedlam Bards
  13. "The Rock Garden" - The Bedlam Bards
  14. "I'm Gonna See Serenity" - Dan Sehane
  15. "Big Damn Trilogy" - The Bedlam Bards
  16. "Mal's Song" - Michelle Dockrey
  17. "Big Damn Heroes" - Emerald Rose
  18. "The Ballad of Lux" - The Bedlam Bards
  19. "Mal's Song" (Instrumental) - Tony Fabris
  20. "Done the Impossible" (Ballad of Serenity) (Instrumental) - Rob Kuhlman


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  3. ^ "Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity A look at the passionate following of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series". IGN. Retrieved 2007-08-28.
  4. ^ Judge Adam Arseneau (August 31, 2006). "DVD Verdict Review". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27.


  • Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of Firefly & Serenity (2006), DVD, UPC 822732036221

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