What I think is not really important as to what I learn. And what I learned from watching Firefly is that it is not a good show. I mean the concept is cool and the idea is great but the way that it was written and presented is just not done well. There was not a clear set enemy as with most sci-fi shows and that is why I think it failed no matter the fanbase.
Now the movie was done well as there was a clear enemy, antagonist, direction. Had they started with Serenity and then expanded or had the show adopted an earlier image as to who the bad guys or girls were I think it would have stayed on. Just like the Flash jumping the shark in last weeks episode I do not think that it was presented well as a series. But I must say the movie is cool and worth the watch.