I spent this past week at my 49 year old mother's home and i brought the box set with me. I told her she would have to at least watch the first disc. She loved it and watched the whole series it 3 days. She wanted to know what happen to the series and what happened next. I told her about the shows cancellation and the later "cult" status with fans and how it led to a movie. We manged to find the next time Serenity was showing (this Saturday) and I showed her "The River Tam Sessions". I unfortunately didn't have the comic with me or i would have shown her that too ^_^
This again proves my belief that if you could get someone to watch at least the first disc, they'll be fans. Its just really cool that it was my mom this time.