Firefly News


Home > Television > F > Firefly > News



Joss Whedon Promises More 'Dr. Horrible'

August 1st, 2008 10:21am EDT
Neil Patrick Harris
The internet is usually a place buzzing about something - actually more like 10,000 something's - but for the week of July 14 through July 20 there was one buzz that took over: Dr. Horrible.

Brought to an Internet audience by Joss Whedon, he of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," and "Firefly" fame, this approximately 45-minute dramedy musical starred the talents of Nathan Fillion ("Firefly," "Desperate Housewives"), Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") and Felicia Day ("Buffy," online series "The Guild.")

The musical is officially titled "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blo...
READ MORE

Fall TV Preview: 'Fringe' & 'Dollhouse'

August 1st, 2008 8:58am EDT
Fringe
Two of the most hyped up new shows on the FOX network were previewed on Saturday, July 26, the third day of the San Diego Comic Con, and there was a slow flagging sense of energy by the time "Fringe" began its panel. It was one of the later panels of the day, preempted by the overwhelming enthusiasm for "Dollhouse," "Chuck," and "Battlestar Galactica."

It could have been exhaustion setting in which made the audience thinner for "Fringe," or the lukewarm reports coming from early viewing of the pilot. In attendance was J.J. Abrams, Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Bryan Burke, Je...
READ MORE

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 14th, 2008 8:55am EDT
The Closer
Monday, July 14

The Closer (TNT, 9 p.m.) - Jason O'Mara (Grey's Anatomy, the upcoming Life on Mars remake) returns as Brenda's stalker, pyromaniac Bill. This time around, he's helping Brenda out on an arson case.

The Middleman (ABC Family, 10 p.m.) - Are you still not watching this delightfully fun series? Would a helping of trout-eating zombies help convince you to try it out?

The Soup Presents (E!, 10 p.m.) - "Stuff Your Mother Won't Let You Watch," a.k.a. bad reality behavior and pissed off celebs.

Weeds (Showtime, 10 p.m.) - Nancy gets a retail job to cover her drug ...
READ MORE

'Stargate: Atlantis' Season Four Lands On DVD July 8; Win A Copy!

July 4th, 2008 12:00pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Explore the limits of an uncharted galaxy when Stargate: Atlantis Season Four plunges onto DVD July 8, 2008 from MGM Home Entertainment. Created from the legacy of Stargate SG-1, the longest-running, scripted, made-for television science fiction series in U.S. broadcasting history, Stargate: Atlantis recently received the 2008 People's Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Television Series. In Season Four, SG-1's Award- Winning star Amanda Tapping crosses over as the new leader, joining the Atlantis cast as television's favorite astrophysicist Commander Sama...
READ MORE

'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

June 17th, 2008 11:40am EDT
Firefly
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...
READ MORE

Three Best & Worst TV Shows Turned Into Big-Screen Films

May 28th, 2008 8:38am EDT
The Dukes of Hazzard
With so many long-running series coming to an end lately, it hasn't taken long for message boards and fansites to buzz with ideas for big-screen reunions. There are a ton of television shows already green lit and in various stages of development (The A-Team, Dallas, and I Dream of Jeannie to name a few). It doesn't seem too farfetched to assume even more producers are awaiting the opening numbers from this Friday's release of Sex and the City: The Movie before they offer a firm stance one way or the other.

If it's a hit, even four years after the show went off the air, the wheels will...
READ MORE

Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...
READ MORE

Fox Announces Primetime Slate For 2008-09 Season

May 15th, 2008 12:52pm EDT
Joshua Jackson
Fox Broadcasting Company today unveiled the FOX primetime schedule for the 2008-2009 television season. The new event drama premiering this fall is "Fringe," a fantastical thriller from acclaimed writer/producer J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Joshua Jackson, John Noble and newcomer Anna Torv star as an unlikely trio who uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, more disturbing pattern that blurs the line between science fiction and technology.

The new comedy slated for fall is "Do Not Disturb" (working t...
READ MORE

Back from the Dead: TV Shows That Survived Cancellation

May 8th, 2008 8:22am EDT
Jericho
Shows are canceled all the time. This time the victim was "Men In Trees," a show that jumped timeslots, disappeared for months at a time, and was finally put out of its misery by ABC. It wasn't exactly a surprise the network canceled it. Who knew it was still on? (Fans can catch the final few episodes when it airs again beginning May 28.)

But what doesn't happen all the time is second chances. Once a television show is canceled (a.k.a. axed, yanked, cut, punted, escorted off the premises, etc.) by its network, it ceases to exist. Normally, that is the case...but not always. After al...
READ MORE

'Robin Hood' Episode Review: Sister Hood

April 30th, 2008 10:51am EDT
Robin Hood
Well, hello there Torchwood fans. Are you all feeling a little lonely now that Captain Jack is on holiday until next year? How will you fill your normally BBC America filled Saturday evenings? You could find old episodes of Absolutely Fabulous and giggle knowingly whenever Toshiko actress Naoko Mori shows up as Saffy's constantly abused friend. Or maybe you can check out "Torchwood's" timeslot replacement, the second season of Robin Hood. I chose this route instead and am happy to report that BBC America has another hit on its hands. Off to Sherwood Forest we go.

Before I take a look a...
READ MORE

Girl Power! TV's Top Buttkicking Gals

March 28th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Alais
You know them, you love them...and you certainly wouldn't want to piss them off. So who are they? They are the uber tough heroines who prove time and again that one doesn't need a y chromosome to kill bad guys, protect loved ones and ultimately save the day. Each one of them fights for a different reason, a different cause. Each has her own style, strengths, and battles. They do all share a common trait, however - they can all take on pretty much any man, woman, robot or monster that comes their way. Here is Starpulse's tribute to "Television's Top Buttkicking Gals."

Buffy Summer...
READ MORE

TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

March 6th, 2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...
READ MORE

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

February 18th, 2008 9:13am EST
Medium
Monday, Feb. 18

Firefly (Sci-fi, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.) - Joss Whedon's cult space Western gets the marathon treatment.

Prison Break (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Say goodbye and good luck. It's season finale time for the Prison boys.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Sarah's got her hands full between trying to save Brian Austin Green and explaining her past to ex-boyfriend Charley.

History of the Joke (History, 9 p.m.) - Comic Lewis Black searches for what it takes to craft the best joke in this documentary also featuring George Carlin, Kathy Griffin and Robin William...
READ MORE

TV Spotlight: Joss Whedon

February 12th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon is the 43-year-old writer/director/producer who is best known for creating Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The son of Golden Girls scribe Tom Whedon, Joss followed in the family business when, after receiving his film degree from Wesleyan University in 1987, he found work as a writer on Roseanne. It wasn't until the early 90s that Whedon would begin walking the path to becoming the creative force he is known as today.

A Ditzy Cheerleader with a Destiny

In 1992, Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Kristy Swaonson hit theaters, with a resounding thud. Scripted by Whedon, the mov...
READ MORE

The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
READ MORE

Taking Your Joystick To The Movies: Video Games That Should Be Made Into Films

January 18th, 2008 11:32am EST
Metal Gear Solid
Let's face it, video game movies usually suck (see article here). For every guilty pleasure such as Resident Evil there is a House of the Dead, Street Fighter, and Mario Brothers stinking up this niche genre. What keeps going wrong?

What I'm here to do, gentle reader, is provide you with a list of video games that I think could become potentially worthwhile movies. This is, of course, assuming they aren't made by Paul Anderson or Uwe Boll.

We don't need big-name stars or directors. All it would really take is a production team who took the source material seriously and a cast th...
READ MORE

'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' - Watch This Show If You Want To Live

January 11th, 2008 1:00pm EST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Ah, Terminator. The movie that launched the Governator into super stardom. Before "Terminator," Arnold Schwarzenegger was just a weightlifting sensation and the star of "Pumping Iron." Afterward he became one of the most marketable action stars in Hollywood.

Now we have some new meat to sink our metallic teeth into. "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" is coming to the small screen on Fox January 13 and 14 in a two-part, two-day event. It remains to be seen what this new incarnation will make of the muddied mythology, but "Chronicles" will focus initially on the Connors and the ev...
READ MORE

Despite The Strike, TV's Mid-Season Offerings Are Promising

December 19th, 2007 10:13am EST
American Idol
With DVR "To Do" lists rapidly shrinking as most shows head into reruns and no new episodes in sight, it might seem like there's nothing to watch.

For the next couple of weeks that may be true, but the broadcast networks have rolled out new, strike-edited winter schedules for our viewing pleasure. A multitude of reality shows provide cheap and easy ways to fill in scheduling holes.

Before you groan or let hours of your life disappear while you watch "The Baby Borrowers," take a look at some of the new and returning scripted offerings coming to your television as early as January...
READ MORE

Starpulse TV Season In Review

December 5th, 2007 9:20am EST
Private Practice
It's been a bumpy television season full of winners, disappointments and a lot of forgetful folks. Some shows stumbled right out of the gate while others took steady steps towards a full-season pickup.

The TV season is nearing the halfway mark when most of the shows go into reruns, an indefinite period of torture this year thanks to the writers' strike. At least the respite provides the perfect time to take a look back at the season so far. This TV season, the TV gods brought us...

...9 new winning series.

The delicious guilty pleasure Gossip Girl redefined what it means to ...
READ MORE

TV Shows Venture Into Comic Territory

November 27th, 2007 9:44am EST
Heroes
When Spider-Man broke box office records in 2002, it ushered in a wave of comic book movies into the mainstream. Watching the dollars roll in, movie studios jumped on every comic book character they could think of and, for the most part, regular folks young and old (comic aficionados or not) have been eating it up.

Comic book fans are now free to express their love in all different spaces, and the evidence is in the numbers. Last year, the annual Comic-Con International convention in San Diego sold out of passes before the doors even opened through online and mail-in registration. Bei...
READ MORE

Critically Acclaimed 'Waitress' Comes To DVD November 27; Win A Copy!

November 7th, 2007 7:45pm EST
Waitress
A favorite of critics and audiences alike, Waitress, the irresistible film filled with delicious spunk, arrives on DVD November 27, 2007 from Fox Home Entertainment. This "vibrant and uplifting comedy" (Entertainment Weekly) follows the day-to-day realities of a small town woman who ultimately transforms her seemingly hopeless life into a hilarious and unexpected love story. "Both satisfying and surprising . . . a movie that leaves you feeling good" (The New York Times), Waitress is a whimsical romantic comedy that reveals the power of friendship, motherhood and the willingness to take a ch...
READ MORE

Gone But Not Forgotten: Starpulse Highlights The Best TV On DVD

October 31st, 2007 10:33am EDT
Wonderfalls
The beauty of TV on DVD is that it lets small gems of television history continue to exist, allowing them to be found again and again. Swiftly canceled before their time, cult classics live on in DVD format for new generations of television lovers to happen upon.

Following is a list of some of the best TV on DVD you probably never watched. Discovering something new is always more fun and fulfilling than watching a rerun.

From the Unusual Mind of Bryan Fuller

If you've fallen in love with Bryan Fuller's charming new show Pushing Daisies, here's some good news. Fuller's previou...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, July 24

July 24th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Happy Birthday to "The Ring" actress Daveigh Chase (1990), "Mrs. Doubtfire" actress Mara Wilson (1987), "X-Men 3" actress Anna Paquin (1982), "Firefly" actress Summer Glau (1981), WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (1975), singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (1969), "Melrose Place" actress Laura Leighton (1968), "The West Wing" actress Kristin Chenoweth (1968), actor Kadeem Hardison (1965), controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds (1964), country singer Pam Tillis (1957), "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant (1952), "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter (1951), "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards (1949), "...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, April 25

April 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Jason Lee
Happy Birthday To San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan (1976), "My Name Is Earl" actor Jason Lee (1970), "Bridget Jones" actress Renee Zellweger (1969), "Firefly" actress Gina Torres (1969), Erasure singer Andy Bell (1964), "The Simpsons" voice talent Hank Azaria (1964), "Rocky" actress Talia Shire (1946), "The Godfather" actor Al Pacino (1940), film director Paul Mazursky (1930), bluesman Albert King (1923; d. 1992), jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald (1917; d. 1996), and British statesman Oliver Cromwell (1599; d. 1658).
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, April 16

April 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Martin Lawrence
Happy Birthday To "Alpha Dog" actor Lukas Haas (1976), "Firefly" actor Sean Maher (1975), Tejano singer Selena (1971; d. 1995), "Big Momma's House 2" star Martin Lawrence (1965), "Two And A Half Men" star Jon Cryer (1965), "Trust the Man" actress Ellen Barkin, British musician Gerry Rafferty (1947), Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), English singer Dusty Springfield (1939; d. 1999), singer Bobby Vinton (1935), jazz flute player Herbie Mann (1930), Pope Benedict XVI (1927), composer Henry Mancini (1924; d. 1994), actress/singer Edie Adams (1927), English actor/director Pet...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, March 16

March 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Flavor Flav
Happy Birthday to "Firefly" actor Alan Tudyk (1971), "Gilmore Girl" Lauren Graham (1967), singer/songwriter Patty Griffin (1964), Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav (1959), Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson (1954), French actress Isabelle Huppert (1953), English stage star Kate Nelligan (1950), stage actor Victor Garber (1949), "ChiPs" actor Erik Estrada (1949), low-budget director David Cronenberg (1943), outlaw country artist Jerry Jeff Walker (1942), game show host Chuck Woolery (1940), "Last Tango in Paris" director Bernardo Bertolucci (1940), folk-rocker Fred Neil (1936; d. 2001), comedian/act...
READ MORE

Multiverse to Develop 'Firefly' Online Game

December 9th, 2006 9:00am EST
Firefly
The Multiverse Network, Inc., a company building the world's leading network of Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs) and 3D virtual worlds, has optioned the rights from Twentieth Century Fox to develop game based on Firefly, the science fiction television series created by Joss Whedon that has enjoyed a hugely popular and loyal following since its premier in 2002.

"Fox's 'Firefly' series is set in an incredibly rich and exciting universe. It's going to make a very compelling and unique online experience filled with adventure, humor, and mystery," said Corey Bridges, Multiverse co...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, July 24

July 24th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Happy Birthday to "The Ring" actress Daveigh Chase (1990), "Mrs. Doubtfire" actress Mara Wilson (1987), "X-Men 3" actress Anna Paquin (1982), "Firefly" actress Summer Glau (1981), WWE Diva Torrie Wilson (1975), singer/actress Jennifer Lopez (1969), "Melrose Place" actress Laura Leighton (1968), "The West Wing" actress Kristin Chenoweth (1968), actor Kadeem Hardison (1965), controversial baseball superstar Barry Bonds (1964), country singer Pam Tillis (1957), "Good Will Hunting" director Gus Van Sant (1952), "Wonder Woman" star Lynda Carter (1951), "Seinfeld" actor Michael Richards (1949), "...
READ MORE

Catch '24,' 'Prison Break' & 'The Shield' on iTunes

May 9th, 2006 2:33pm EDT
Fox Entertainment Group and Apple just announced hit television programming from FOX, FX, Speed, Fuel TV and the 20th Century Fox Television library is now available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store.

The launch, which features 16 series, including 24, Prison Break and The Shield, is the largest to date on iTunes and spans current hit programming from the drama, comedy and reality genres, plus several classic favorites. iTunes now offers over 90 TV shows for $1.99 per episode for viewing on a computer or iPod.

Other available series include: Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, April 25

April 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jason Lee
Happy Birthday To San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan (1976), "My Name Is Earl" actor Jason Lee (1970), "Bridget Jones" actress Renee Zellweger (1969), "Firefly" actress Gina Torres (1969), Erasure singer Andy Bell (1964), "The Simpsons" voice talent Hank Azaria (1964), "Rocky" actress Talia Shire (1946), "The Godfather" actor Al Pacino (1940), film director Paul Mazursky (1930), bluesman Albert King (1923; d. 1992), jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald (1917; d. 1996), and British statesman Oliver Cromwell (1599; d. 1658).
READ MORE