A fan film for charity created by Firefly enthusiasts Browncoats: Redemption is a pretty good attempt to create a new world within the Joss Whedon's universe.
BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION takes place three months after the signal is sent out regarding the events on Miranda. Captain Laura Mathews and the crew of Redemption are unintentionally thrown into a situation that some view as the potential catalyst for the second unified rise of the Independents against the Alliance, since Unification Day.
The Alliance is looking for a scapegoat for Miranda, while those unhappy with the Alliance are looking for a rallying cry to take action.
Through all this, a secret about Laura is exposed that shakes to the very core of the crew, threatening to break it up, challenge the trust that she’s earned with the Browncoats, and undo all the efforts she has put into place to keep a sense of peace in her life since the Unification War.
BROWNCOATS: REDMEPTION is a crowd sourced, independent film for the benefit of Equality Now, Kids Need to Read, Dyslexia Foundation, The Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, and The Marine Corps – Law Enforcement Foundation.
While checking out the DVD, the work of concept artist Alex Bradley caught my eye. It's amazingly detailed and does a good job emulating the work of Timothy M. Earls and Ron Cobb.
Check out his work at http://alexbradley.org/