If you haven’t watched the short-lived series Firefly or its silver screen finale, Serenity, please stop reading and either rent, buy, or queue them up and watch them immediately, then get back here pronto.
OK, now that we’re all in the same ‘verse, here’s a quick little recap… Firefly is basically a post-Civil War western set in the distant future. It fully embraces all the spaghetti western tropes, but then playfully turns them on their ear in very witty and surprising ways. As it’s prone to, Fox canceled it right away, yet the love of this show grew until a finale movie, Serenity, was released in theaters. Not many shows get a movie, let alone after just ten aired episodes. And anyone who’s seen Firefly knows why.
So let’s fast-forward to the present. In a recent interview, Nathan Fillion (aka Cap’n Malcolm Reynolds) said if he ever won the lottery, he’d buy the rights to Firefly and start making it again. Well, the Browncoats (Firefly fandom) have organized Help Nathan Buy Firefly, and are seriously going to try to put their money where Nathan’s mouth is.
Now as fans of the show know, nothing can stop the signal, and I’m doing my part to get it out. Please stop by the site and their facebook page and spread the word!