The Science Channel is set to hold an all day celebration of all things Firefly next month, and it’s all for the show’s tenth anniversary.
Yes, it’s been a solid decade since Mal Reynolds and crew set cosmic sale in the Serenity. Feel old yet? Okay, now that that’s out of the way-
On November 11th starting at 7am, a full airing of the series that just will not die will dust off. The day of Firefly will then head into the evening hours and be capped off by a special presentation titles Browncoats Unite at 10pm.
Browncoats marks the first time since the feature film (Serenity) that the entire cast of the show and director Joss Whedon will all be together. The hour long program will explore what is an unusually loyal audience and a franchise that just will not go away- even though there’s really been nothing new from it in years.
Science Channel reunites Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity – despite meeting its end a decade ago. The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year’s colossal Comic-Con panel that dominated the pop culture conversation. Joining Whedon and Fillion for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE are Serenity crewmembers Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.
This summer, FIREFLY creator Joss Whedon triumphantly exclaimed to a crowd of thousands at San Diego Comic-Con that “the story is alive.” Legions of fans across the world couldn’t agree more, proving that a series which is comprised of only 14 episodes had endured the test of time. Guided by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, Science Channel re-created the set of the Serenity for this epic gathering capturing the insights and memories of space’s most-rebellious flight crew – including the moment they realized they were canceled and where they believe theFIREFLY universe could live next.
Just the fact that there are only fourteen episodes of the show and Science has enough of an audience for them to show them over and over again says a lot. So tune in on November 11th at 7am for the whole marathon, or just the retrospective at 10pm- and maybe cross your fingers too. Personally I can’t imagine that someone, somewhere, isn’t paying attention to all this.
Maybe it won’t be too long before we see the good ship Serenity (or a reasonable facsimile) return to the space ways.