Day 21: The Serenity (Favorite Ship)

Written by Don P on . Posted in Challenge #10

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Time to geek out, bitches. Serenity is the coolest ship on TV and the second coolest on the big screen, falling behind (far, far behind) the Millennium Falcon. Serenity is the name of the "Firefly-class" transport spaceship, thus giving the names to both the 2002 Firefly TV series (that was unjustly canceled) and the 2005 follow-up movie, "Serenity." How convenient.

All-in-all, there's nothing extremely fantastic about the ship. In fact, Serenity can be better described as "craptastic": shitty food, shoddy engine components, parts that just fall off, and doors that barely open manually, much less whenever someone walks by. Various episodes refer to the Serenity as a "flying piece of go se (Mandarin Chinese for 'crap')", "luh-suh (garbage)", or "junk." But the ship somehow instills in its passengers blind and overwhelming love for it.

The Serenity Layout

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The interior of the ship has two levels or decks. The upper deck begins at the cockpit of the ship, with the bridge area. This leads to the neck corridor and connects the bridge to the rest of the ship. Next along is the dining area and kitchen, which is followed by another passageway leading to the engine room at the rear of the ship.

The lower deck starts with the main airlock, which leads directly into the cargo bay. Behind the cargo bay is a common area and the ship's infirmary. At the back end of the lower deck is a number of passenger quarters, ranging in size from small rooms to small tubes like those in Japanese capsule hotels.

The two decks are linked by stairwells between the neck and the cargo bay, and between the aft passageway and the common area. A network of gantries around the walls of the cargo bay extend from the nearby stairwells, and also provide access to the ship's two short-range shuttlecrafts.

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