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Browncoats and Geek musicians Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason rewatch episodes of Firefly to find themes and inspiration for crafting songs inspired by Joss Whedon's cult classic TV series.

Welcome to In the 'Verse. We love writing songs about Firefly. So we're gonna podcast how we write songs. Browncoats are creative people. So we want you involved in the creative process.

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Feb 20, 2019

Welcome to In the 'Verse: Song Crafting for the Firefly Universe. Here are some of the themes discussed in this episode: loyalty and safety.


2:42 Upcoming Shows with Marc Gunn

3:29 Upcoming Show with Mikey Mason

3:59 Geek Music News

8:10 Marc’s Song: Favor of Dance

9:29 Mikey’s Songs: Captain Tightpants and Sad Little King

12:01 Plot Summary

14:42 Discussion of Episode 5 “Safe”

38:41 Mikey's thanks and song "Safe"

42:18 Marc's thanks and song "Like a Big Damn Hero"


MARC: My name is Marc Gunn, the creator of the Firefly Drinking Songs show.

MIKEY: And I’m Mikey Mason, creator of the Beer Powered Time Machine Podcast.

MARC: This is part five of a six part series. We are rewatching episodes of Firefly. Our goal is to find themes and stories that we can write songs about.

Mikey: These first six episodes were funded by Marc’s fans in his Gunn Runners Club. He hit a milestone which made this show happen.

MARC: There are still eight more episodes of Firefly. If you want us to finish out the series, like we do, make a monthly pledge to Mikey Mason on Patreon. Once he hits his goal, we will record eight more episodes! Go to

And I’m 97% of the way there! Of course, if you enjoy Marc Gunn's music, you can still make a pledge to support him at


  • Coffee with The Celtfather every Wednesday at 11 AM CST on YouTube
  • Celfather Live on Thursday, February 21 at 8 PM CST on YouTube
  • Interstellar Ginger Beer & Exploration Co in Alabaster, AL on March 8
  • The Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL on St Patrick’s Day with Kilted Kings
  • Sherwood Forest Faire, outside of Austin, Texas


  • Feb 22 - Crown Point, IN
  • Feb 23 - Coshocton, OH
  • Mar 15-16 - BFG Con in Frederick MD
  • Mar 22-23 - FantaSci in Durham, NC
  • And, online shows every month (don’t have dates currently nailed down for Feb/March yet, so… Check my schedule at


  • Sign up on Patreon in February as a Heroic Patron ($10+ per month), you’ll get access to my Celtfather Live Evening show and a new CD.
  • Mikey is participating in February Album Writing Month. 14 new song demos in 28 days. I’ve already done 7 songs. and search for @mikeymason


  • Marc: Favor of a Dance
  • Mikey: Sad Little King and Captain Tightpants



Episode 5: Safe - Written by Drew Z. Greenberg

Plot synopsis:

Marc: The crew delivers cattle to the Rim, but Book is gravely injured when they are stuck in the middle of a shootout. At the same time, Simon and River Tam are kidnapped by locals while sightseeing in town.

Mikey: Mal chooses to leave the Tams behind to seek help for Book. Desperate, they turn to an Alliance ship. At first hostile, the Alliance officer they speak to provides medical aid after seeing Book's ID.

Marc: Meanwhile, the kidnappers belong to a community in desperate need of a real doctor, and Simon tentatively hopes he has found a haven for himself and River. However, the religious residents come to believe River is a witch and attempt to burn her at the stake.

Mikey: Serenity returns just in time to rescue the siblings. When Simon asks Mal why he came back, the captain tells Simon that he and River are part of the crew.



“Safe” by Mikey Mason

“Like a Big Damn Hero” by Marc Gunn



Marc: Thanks so much for listening. You can download these demo songs when you sign up on our Patreon pages. Find out more about Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason and how to support our music on Patreon.

Mikey: We would love your comments, songs and lyrics or links to videos to share in the next show. Use the hashtag #InTheVerse. You can post them on the Blue Tour Facebook page or email

Marc: In the ‘Verse was produced by Marc Gunn and Mikey Mason. Sign up on our website and find out more about the Blue Sun Tour at