Firefly reunion special! Snoopy dance!!!

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:




  1. Oh, where *is* my Mid-Atlantic Browncoats t-shirt…and for that matter my Jayne hat…they’re around here somewhere…

  2. Because Twitter has a character limit that is just a little too short for me to have done the following bon mot full justice, I write below what I had to make shorter on Twitter:

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can & the wisdom to convince Whedon to make Serenity II.

    Thank you. I’ll be here all week.

    • wearyvoter

       /  July 11, 2012

      WordPress is in dire need of a “like” button.

  3. Makovnik

     /  July 11, 2012

    All I have to say is: Yay!
    Well, and also: Excellent Serenity prayer, Emily.

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