Okay, don’t get too excited… It’s just for a TV special marking the 10 year anniversary of Firefly. But for those of us who were fanatical about the Scifi-Western TV series from a decade ago, and the subsequent feature film, Serenity, any morsel of Whedon and the Browncoats is like manna from heaven.
Entertainment Weekly reports:
The special — titled Browncoats Unite — will include footage from Friday’s reunion panel, featuring several members of the original team including star Nathan Fillion and creator Joss Whedon. Plus, the cast is shooting an in-depth behind-the-scenes roundtable interview that will dive deeper into burning fan questions about the beloved series…
In addition to Whedon and Fillion, Friday’s 12:30 p.m. Comic-Con panel will feature Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, showrunner Tim Minear, and writer Jose Molina. The special, produced by Pangolin Pictures, promises to unearth defining memories and first-person accounts of making the show from both sides of the camera. Browncoats Unite will air on Science, along with an all-day marathon of Firefly episodes, on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Not a Firefly fan yet? Not to fear, you have lots of time to catch up. Think you don’t like SciFi? Give Firefly a shot. I had never cared about, let alone been fanatical over anything related to SciFi before Firefly debuted. There’s just something special about it.
For those of you who already identify as Firefly fans, what do you think of the ways in which gender played out on the series and in the film?
Do you think there could ever be a second Serenity film?