Ok, so there I was, writing the previous, incredibly depressing, post, when I learned the following:
Firefly is getting a shiny new TV special.
To celebrate the cult-favorite sci-fi drama’s 10th anniversary, Science Channel is shooting a new one-hour special chronicling the Firefly cast reunion at Comic-Con this week.
The special — titled Browncoats Unite — will include footage from Friday’s reunion panel, featuring several members of the original team including star Nathan Fillion and creator Joss Whedon. Plus, the cast is shooting an in-depth behind-the-scenes roundtable interview that will dive deeper into burning fan questions about the beloved series.
(And me just sitting here in my “Also I can kill you with my brain” tshirt!)
Now, as my buddy Velveteen Rabbi points out, it would be better to get new episodes — “but in the absence of that, a reunion TV special will be shiny for sure.”
Very shiny indeed.
Also, I have a theory — one which I share not in order to invite your mockery but in the hopes of one day saying “I knew it!” as I weep with joy — that now that Joss Whedon has written and directed the biggest opening movie of all time, he will have the money to produce a sequel to Serenity, the Firefly movie (actually, I’m hoping for a prequel, because, well…. Call me, Alan Tudyk!).
And if you’re going to counter my hopes and dreams with the following Whedon quote about the Comic-Con reunion
Expect laughter, tears, faith-healing and Internet rumors about a sequel.
well, then, I will simply have to say lalala I can’t hear you.
But first, there will be the reunion special on Science Channel on November 11, and to that I say: