Everyone was sad.
In 2005, Firefly was reignited as a big screen sci-fi adventure thanks to Universal Studios and the tireless efforts of creator Joss Whedon.
Everyone was happy but the film made almost no money...
That big screen effort was called Serenity and it debuted on the 30th of September 2005 - that’s exactly 10 years ago. Since then we’ve heard many rumours about the potential of some kind of followup but it has never happened. The cast has gotten older, Whedon became enslaved to Marvel for five years and the world kind of moved on.
But we don’t want to move on - at least not today. While Serenity might not be quite as good as the best parts of the original show it’s still a damn fine sci-fi feature, with a great story and characters and Whedon’s trademark dialogue. It even features the absolutely awesome Chiwetel Ejiofor as an intergalactic assassin, yes the dude who was Oscar nominated for 12 Years a Slave. And totally should have won!
So let’s take a moment to remember the film, and there’s no better way to do that than with the gag reel from the home video release. It’s not unfair to say it’s one of the best we’ve ever seen, mostly thanks to the quick witted Nathan Fillion who seems capable of throwing out a gag at any time. Frommight be the highlight of his entire career.
So spare a thought for Fillion, Summer Glau, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Gina Torres and Ron Glass who are still tooling around out there in the ’Verse. Well most of them anyway...
Why not give the film a whirl on Netflix tonight to remind the studios that you still love it, because it’s great.