Science fiction and television should, technically speaking, be in perfect harmony. Science fiction deals with what-if scenarios, which have played out beautifully in such classic pulp science magazine as Galaxy, Astounding Science Fiction and Fantasy & Science Fiction. Television, on the other hand, thrives when it exploits serial storytelling, and is perfect for the anthology series.
Limited and "event" series are on the rise these days, and as evidenced by 24's anticipated return, the format is an intriguing option as it relates to TV show comebacks, as it doesn't require a long-term commitment for those involved in making it, or the network looking to get it on the air.Firefly's Tim Minear thinks that format would be preferable if ever the series were to make its way back to television.
TV fans have seen a few rays of hope in the last year or so. Shows that were cancelled long ago have been given a reprieve in some form or another. Veronica Mars is headed to the big screen, thanks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. Meanwhile, in just a matter of weeks, Arrested Development will return with a new season after a seven-year hiatus. It seems almost too good to be true, and at the same time, it's given fans hope that maybe other gone-but-not-forgotten series have a shot at a comeback...
Fox doesnít want you knitting your own hats, Firefly fans. Or, to be more accurate, they donít want you selling your homemade knitted hats. In the past few weeks the giant broadcasting company has started coming down on anyone who makes and sells the hand-knitted orange hat worn by Jayne Cobb (Adam Baldwin) in an episode of the short-lived Fox series that aired over a decade ago.
Since Firefly became such a cult phenomenon, Gina Torres and Nathan Fillion should have had plenty of excuses to run into one another at conventions and the like. However, now the two will meet back up on the small screen, with Torres joining Fillionís starring vehicle, Castle, for a special episode. I hope the two characters will maintain the verbal report they had on the series, but one thingís for certain, Torres will not be playing Fillionís second-in-command.
Last July, the Science channel announced that they would be airing a tenth anniversary special for Joss Whedon's beloved sci-fi series Firefly this November. Well, November is nearly upon us and Science hasn't forgotten their promise! The channel followed up today with a fresh reminder that Firefly: Browncoats Unite is set to air next month, and some updates on what will be featured.
In one of the most emotion moments I'd ever seen shared with some 5,000 people, Joss Whedon held back tears trying to come up with something to say when he was asked how he felt about fandom. As the camera pushed in and the director of the highest grossing movie of the year choked up, someone yelled "We Love You" and the fans slowly built a supportive cheer that grew into a standing ovation.
Hello Browncoats. You know why we're here. It's the Comic Con 10th Anniversary Firefly Reunion with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau. Will there be news now that Joss Whedon has the power of The Avengers behind him? Serenity 2? New Comics? SOMETHING? Let's find out!
Science has already proven that it's "aiming to misbehave" by getting the Firefly cast back together for a ten-year anniversary panel at Comic Con this year. Those in attendance of the San Diego-set event will have the opportunity to see the cast reunited for a panel on Friday. And today the cable channel announced that they're going to premiere an anniversary special celebrating the beloved Joss Whedon-created sci-fi series.
2012 marks the ten year anniversary of the short-lived but beloved Joss Whedon sci-fi drama Firefly. Not surprisingly, this event will not go ignored at Comic Con this year. In fact, the Serenity crew is reuniting for a panel at the San Diego-set convention. Details on that ahead along with Science's plans for the Dark Matters panel.
Firefly was one of televisionís finest examples of an ensemble of characters driving a story one memorable moment at a time. Each second was packed with the love, loyalty, hilarity, and pain that one would assume is the life of a crew eking out a questionably honest living in space. This was all done in the show-donít-tell style that is sorely missing from most stories littering the airwaves today.
File this one under "brash speculation" and feel free to administer whatever salt you have on hand, but it's certainly fun to think about. A couple of days ago comic writer Marc Bernardin posted a piece on his blog entitled "Could Netflix Bring Firefly Back From the Dead?" In it, Bernardin points to Netflix's resurrection of canceled cult-classic series Arrested Development as precedent to suggest that the answer is a solid...maybe.
Firefly may not have gotten the five-year run it deserved, but just be thankful that 20th Century Fox didn't scrimp on the series set. Pop it in and revisit one of the best goram science fiction shows of the past decade.
While Firefly went underappreciated by the masses on the big and small screen, it still has some of the most devoted fans out there, as evidenced by this attempt to buy the rights to the series.
The world of television is ever changing. Mostly having to do with reality stars and their ďwill they, wonít theyĒ contract signing drama. But thereís a lot going on each week in TV, and not all of itís good