Particularly given the recent boom of cancelled TV series returning from the grave, from 'Arrested Development's Netflix revival to the 'Veronica Mars' Kickstarter movie, even 'Heroes' apparent revival at the hands of MSN, more and more fans have rallied to return their favorite series to live. Joss Whedon's cancelled cult FOX series 'Firefly' has long led the charge, but Netflix chief Ted Sarandos doesn't believe the fan-favorite series has a future. Find out why inside!
Given the recent 10-year anniversary of the series, and documentary testifying to the lasting impact Joss Whedon's 'Firefly' had on the fan community, even the so-called "Browncoats" must eventually concede that a true 'Firefly' revival may never come to fruition. Yet even with all the clout Whedon commands in Hollywood these days, hard at work on both 'The Avengers 2' and the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, Whedon has never given up a sliver of hope for 'Firefly' to live again. Find out if Joss thinks a 'Firefly' reunion could still happen inside!
As much as we enjoy the back and forth banter between 'Castle' and his beloved Kate Beckett, we have to confess that Nathan Fillion never had a better female companion than Gina Torres' Zoe Washburne. Well, he had Morena Baccarin too, but she was literally a companion. In any case, 'Castle' is on course to continue its round of 'Firefly' love, casting former Serenity shipmate Gina Torres for an upcoming episode, but will her role be on the side of good?
'Firefly's status as a cultural phenomenon has officially peaked this year, with fandom at an all-time high, a tenth anniversary special airing on the Science Channel, and the ever-present talk of a revival making the rounds once more. But while comics still run and talk of an animated series gets off the ground, sooner or later fans will likely understand why a TV revival has taken too long to make it to the air. Does that preclude the possibility of a movie, though, a sequel to 2005's 'Serenity'? One cast member doesn't seem to think so...find out what he's doing to make it happen inside!
Joss Whedon's legendary sci-fi series 'Firefly' may have come and gone, with all its actors ten years older and firmly entrenched in other projects, but no true fan (or Browncoat) will ever lose faith in the ability to re-light the 'Firefly.' Toward that end, this Satuday will see the Science Channel airing 'Firefly: Browncoats Unite,' a ten-year anniversary retrospective of the beloved series. Of course, the question will always remain if the series could return in some format, but even then, what stories is Nathan Fillion revealing that were never produced for TV?
Considering we still mark years with four digits, more rumors of a 'Firefly' reunion have begun to spill out, though not as we've previously heard them. This past weekend, the cast reunited at New York Comic-Con 2012 for another 10-year reunion panel much as it had in San Diego, but this time a speck of new data escaped out into the 'verse: could the possibility of an actual reunion be in play as an animated series? According to one cast members, the idea has come farther than you might think...
A few months ago, Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego was packed with comic book nerds, cosplayers, TV and movie fanatics, and members of the press, all of whom were bustling from location to location trying to see as many events and panels as possible. Though we aimed to give you the best possible recaps of everything that happened during the private panels for 'The Walking Dead,' 'Game of Thrones,' Marvel Studios and the like, it sure would have made our jobs a lot easier to watch them streaming live from our laptops. That's something New York Comic-Con is trying to do better this year.
'Castle' season 5 certainly started with a bang (or depending on your point of view, started after the bang), but things are just getting started for the fifth season of ABC's hit literary procedural. For weeks now we've been hearing about what could be 'Castle's most meta episode to date, where Castle and Beckett investigate a murder at a Comic-Con-like convention, involving a 'Firefly' analogue series. There's more sci-fi fun to be had however, as one (nigh unrecognizable) 'Star Trek' star has joined the mix!
Captain Malcolm Reynolds, meet Captain Max Richards! For the past few weeks we'd been hearing about an upcoming episode of 'Castle' season 5 that would likely see the show's most extensive 'Firefly' referencing to date, albeit in a meta way that involves a sort of stand-in for the classic sci-fi show. We'd also heard that the show's Captain bears more than a passing similarity to the real-life Nathan Fillion, so who's ready to meet 'Eureka's Ed Quinn as Captain
Fans of ABC's 'Castle' and Nathan Fillion alike know that the actor loves to indulge his 'Firefly' fanbase by including nods toward the legendary cancelled sci-fi series, everything from costumes to characters, but might season 5 see the biggest 'Firefly' reference to date? Earlier we'd heard that a famous sci-fi director would helm an episode featuring a murder at a comic convention, but what about the murder is secretly a tremendous nod to Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion's FOX past?