Surprised? If you read this blog, you shouldn’t be.
I. Love. Firefly. I hate that it was cancelled before its time. And that I only discovered it on DVD when a friend of mine said, you love Buffy? You’ll love Firefly. And that was the end of me. When people make jokes or references to Firefly, I think they are the best jokes because they are the payoff.
The Big Bang Theory, for example, constantly refers to Firefly, the show that should never have been cancelled. And of course there’s the Train episode where the gang finds Summer Glau. That’s what I mean by payoff. A show that was cancelled ages ago is still getting references in modern television shows. What makes it better is that it’s a Joss and Co production, because who doesn’t love Joss Whedon?
Oh, and did I mention that Firefly also stars Nathan Fillion? Really? I haven’t mentioned that yet? Wow. I must be slacking.
So… Nathan Fillion is in Firefly.
And Firefly is a space western set in 2517 about the rogue crew of Serenity that travel in the newly human-inhabited star system. Joss Whedon is said to have pitched the show as, “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things.” And Firefly just oozes of stories that are waiting to be told.
And of course, what other failed show could create a movie, and such a huge following?
There you have it. Firefly. Check it out on Hulu.