Firefly re-runs are back on television - and now star Nathan Fillion may be putting the pieces together to create new episodes of the cult show.
Recently, the Science Channel revealed that it is re-airing the entire Firefly series in its intended order and in high definition (for those of you not in the know, FOX originally aired the episodes without any consistency). The Science Channel will be bookending each episode with additional content from Dr. Michio Kaku, who will discuss the theoretical science behind the show.
Entertainment Weekly asked Fillion, who played Mal on the short-lived show, if he would jump on board a new Firefly production. He said, "Yes... If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to 'Firefly', make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet."
Since then a website (helpnathanbuyfirefly.com) has been created to - you guessed it - raise enough money to help Fillion buy the rights to the show, or at least convince someone out there that there is a following that wants Firefly back on the air.
The movement has grown among some of the former staff of Firefly, as well. Jose Molina, who wrote a pair of Firefly episodes and currently produces Haven, tweeted "For what it’s worth, I’ve told him I’d drop what I was doing and follow." Jane Espenson, who wrote an episode and produced Battlestar Galactica, responded to Jose: "I'm there, if needed."
It's a start, but there are a few more big pieces that need to be on board (coughWhedoncough). It's about time to get your hopes up, though.
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