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FIREFLY: Browncoats Unite Premiere

10 Year Anniversary!

By Robert T. Trate     October 25, 2012

We’ve heard about the reunion. We tried to see both panels at the San Diego Comic Con and the New York Comic Con. Well now we are only days away from seeing everything. Science has just released the official word on what we will see on November 11th. 

The official press release: After months of intense buzz and two blockbuster panels at both San Diego and New York Comic-Con, it’s finally time for the main event – FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE on November 11 at 10 PM (ET/PT), Science Channel reunites Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and the entire renegade crew of the Serenity for the first time ever to provide the complete oral history on the franchise that continues to explode in popularity - despite meeting its end a decade ago.  The 60-minute special includes secrets from the set, exclusive cast interviews, and footage from this year’s colossal Comic-Con panel that dominated the pop culture conversation.  Joining Whedon and Fillion for FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE are Serenity crewmembers Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina.
This summer, FIREFLY creator Joss Whedon triumphantly exclaimed to a crowd of thousands at San Diego Comic-Con that “the story is alive.” Legions of fans across the world couldn’t agree more, proving that a series which is comprised of only 14 episodes had endured the test of time.  Guided by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, Science Channel re-created the set of the Serenity for this epic gathering capturing the insights and memories of space’s most-rebellious flight crew - including the moment they realized they were canceled and where they believe the FIREFLY universe could live next. 
“When Science Channel began airing FIREFLY in 2011, we immediately realized that these fans are a subculture united by a unique and fanatical passion for the series,” says Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel.  “Our goal is to present them the series they love - but in a totally new and surprising way.  Whether that’s through exploring the science behind the show or reuniting the entire cast for the first time, we want Science Channel to be the home for Browncoats everywhere.”
Science Channel’s FIREFLY Sunday extravaganza begins at 7AM ET/PT with an all-day marathon of the series.  Then, at 10PM ET/PT, the event Browncoats everywhere have been waiting for - FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE premieres onScience Channel.
FIREFLY the series is set in the year 2517, in a new star system and follows the adventures of the ragtag crew of Serenity, a "Firefly-class" spaceship. The ensemble cast depicts nine distinct characters who, have all banded together for very different reasons.  Led by Captain Mal Reynolds (Fillion), who fought on the losing side of a civil war, viewers engage with characters who, are now living on the outskirts of society.

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BunyonSnipe 10/25/2012 2:07:48 PM

You would think after The Avengers, Wheden may get another go at this...

Would be interesting to get another season of Firefly following on some years after the events of Serenity...

Slappie 10/25/2012 5:19:32 PM

I would like to see them continue it with an animated series. Maybe something like the Batman one from the 90's. Sorta for kids, sorta for adults.

Dazzler 10/26/2012 4:17:43 AM

I still don't get how a one season flop show has this much interest.  Should have been reflected in the ratings to keep the show going.  It was good but not great.  I liked the movie better than the series also. 

LadyBrowncoat 10/26/2012 11:28:39 AM

 Sure hope I can get this on Hulu...

Muenster 10/26/2012 12:10:24 PM

Browncoats? Better than brownshirts I guess.

Butchman 11/6/2012 12:53:57 PM

I loved this show when it was on ... but I remember having to make a point of finding the airings as it had moved a bit or wasn't on some weeks. So my guess that it wasn't reflected in the ratings is due to the way Fox managed its airings. Once again I loved this show from day one and thought it was 20 times better than Angel or Buffy. Great cast and great stories. When this came out on DVD was when the explosion really happened. I remember recommending the DVDs to 10 of my friends. They either bought them or I lent them out but in all cases all ten of my friends came back and told me how much they loved it.  All of them hadn't heard of the show when it was originally on. They have told there friends and so on. I believe at one point the DVD set was a big seller and that was mainly by word of mouth.



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