Firefly Reunion Special Airing in November

| 12 Jul 2012 16:02
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Footage for a one-hour documentary will come from San Diego Comic-Con.

Joss Whedon's short-lived sci-fi Western Firefly turns ten years old this year. Ten years later, fans of the series, who call themselves "Browncoats," are still passionate about it. They've supported efforts to make a Lego set themed around the show, and numerous attempts to revive it entirely, just to name a few. While none of these fan efforts have succeeded, Firefly will at last be returning to television this fall.

Just not how most fans were hoping it would.

This week, several members of the cast of Firefly and creator Joss Whedon are reuniting at San Diego Comic-Con for a 10th-anniversary reunion panel celebrating the series. The Science Channel will be on hand filming the panel - and its fans - for an hour-long documentary called Browncoats Unite.

The documentary will also feature interviews with the cast and crew of Firefly, as well as footage from a roundtable discussion where they say they will "dive deeper into burning fan questions about the beloved series." Presumably, one such question will be, why the hell didn't Mal and Inara just hook up at the end? Seriously, they teased that from the beginning, but we never got a payoff.

"Firefly is a landmark work of science fiction and a favorite with our viewers," said Science Channel executive VP Debbie Meyers. "Ever since it premiered on Science, fans have asked us to do something special to mark its 10-year anniversary. With this signature celebration, punctuated by Browncoats Unite, we will connect the minds behind this classic franchise with its legions of passionate fans."

Browncoats Unite will premiere on the Science Channel on November 11th in concert with an all-day Firefly marathon.

Shiny.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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I've been a big fan of the series since day one but I've long since gotten to the point where I feel this rabid fandom has been going on for too long.image

/me is waiting for somebody to piece together a CG series in Source Filmmaker.
With actor surrogates, probably - I doubt the actors are that dedicated.

Gorram misleading title. I thought there would be an actual one off episode.

Still good though.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Mcoffey:
As much as I love Firefly, I feel that the Brown Coats almost cult-like passion should be remembered more. God damn guys. It's incredible what they've accomplished. Shows that have run ten times as long have already faded from the public memory.

I guess you really can't stop the signal.

Ha! That's nothing. The Browncoats, for all their incessant pleading, managed to achieve diddly. Farscape fans? When their series was cancelled, they got together, got an online campaign going, and kept it going until they managed to get the series revived long enough to make the Peacekeeper Wars.

Now that's dedication.

But yeah, Firefly was a pretty cool show. Not the be-all-and-end-all that some of its fans claim, but an entertaining ride with some great characters.

Farscape and Firefly both ended in 2003, Peacekeeper wars came out in 2004 and Serenity was released in 2005, how is that less?! :P Browncoats had a full extra year of begging before they got what they wanted! xD

So excited by the title on the home page - so 'meh' by the actual story! Although I agree with the people above that bringing it back would probably be a huge mistake, but the little fangirly part of my brain still wants it to happen.

j-e-f-f-e-r-s:

Mcoffey:
As much as I love Firefly, I feel that the Brown Coats almost cult-like passion should be remembered more. God damn guys. It's incredible what they've accomplished. Shows that have run ten times as long have already faded from the public memory.

I guess you really can't stop the signal.

Ha! That's nothing. The Browncoats, for all their incessant pleading, managed to achieve diddly. Farscape fans? When their series was cancelled, they got together, got an online campaign going, and kept it going until they managed to get the series revived long enough to make the Peacekeeper Wars.

Now that's dedication.

But yeah, Firefly was a pretty cool show. Not the be-all-and-end-all that some of its fans claim, but an entertaining ride with some great characters.

There is also the Comic series that continues the story after The Peacekeeper Wars.

Mcoffey:
As much as I love Firefly, I feel that the Brown Coats almost cult-like passion should be remembered more. God damn guys. It's incredible what they've accomplished. Shows that have run ten times as long have already faded from the public memory.

I guess you really can't stop the signal.

Ha! That's nothing. The Browncoats, for all their incessant pleading, managed to achieve diddly. Farscape fans? When their series was cancelled, they got together, got an online campaign going, and kept it going until they managed to get the series revived long enough to make the Peacekeeper Wars.

Now that's dedication.

But yeah, Firefly was a pretty cool show. Not the be-all-and-end-all that some of its fans claim, but an entertaining ride with some great characters.

i really didnt believe the hype about the show for a really long time. Then i saw it on netflix and said i'd give it a shot.

My god was the hype real. The show really is amazing. Nothing else like it! Awesome to see them at least come back for a day right?

p.s. one of these days i have to go to a San Diego Comic-Con!

You know what I want? An animated series. That's the only way that Firefly can even "come back."

As others have said the actors just could not pull off anything live-action just because of how long it's been. I love Nathan Fillion but let's face it. The years haven't been incredibly kind to him.

Serenity left me with a less than favorable impression. Looking forward to the reunion though.

John Funk:
Presumably, one such question will be, why the hell didn't Mal and Inara just hook up at the end? Seriously, they teased that from the beginning, but we never got a payoff.
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Actually it was revealed a while back that Inara had been dying from a terminal illness and didn't want to get into a relationship. Source: http://firefly.wikia.com/wiki/Inara_Serra

Fine, I'll watch Firefly. It's on Netflix, it's pretty short and I'm out of things to watch anyway. Even though all those fanboys make it look like Geezus' second coming, it probably won't live to my expectations exactly because of that.

But at least I'll know what the big deal is about and I'll be able to judge it by myself.

Mcoffey:
As much as I love Firefly, I feel that the Brown Coats almost cult-like passion should be remembered more. God damn guys. It's incredible what they've accomplished. Shows that have run ten times as long have already faded from the public memory.

I guess you really can't stop the signal.

I see what you did there.

It really is amazing what they acomplished, gave Mr. Fillion a career for one thing. The show wouldn't have even had more than just a couple of episodes if it wasn't for the massive effort they made to keep it going for a whole season.

People are still banging on about this? I agree with Zhukov. Its been ten years, time to get over it. Its not coming back, no-one really wants it to come back, if by some miracle it did come back, the fans would hate it.

Remember Indiana Jones?

Yeah, there you go.

Am I the only one who felt Serenity tied things up enough?

I just watched the episode commentaries that came with the DVD boxset and enjoyed them all, so much fun, so this should be right up my street. I would still love to see another series, and yes I think it could be done, or even just a final movie. We had closure, sure. It was ten years ago, sure. But ultimately it was without a shadow of a doubt in my mind the single most pure and perfect piece of fiction made, and a contender for greatest tv show made for sure. And just to put it out there, that fight scene from the Adam Baldwin episode of Castle's latest season, totally proves Nathan Fillion can cut an action scene like a badass.

@Lugz

The classic terms for fascists were "Brown Shirts" or "Black Shirts" (depending on the country), not "Brown COATS".

Still, 3/10.

@Lugz: I think you're just overthinking the thinking with your thinking.

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