By now, you’d think fans of Joss Whedon’s TV show Firefly would come to peace with the fact it’s over. Yes, the show was unceremoniously cancelled in 2002, but Whedon made an unlikely film version for the fans three years later. Since then, almost all its stars have gone on to bigger and better things. And Whedon is now delivering his pop-culture savvy, whip-smart dialogue on a much larger scale. Yet the fans, collectively known as Browncoats, still hold out hope for some kind of return.
With quotes like the following, who can blame them? Though there is nothing at any stage of development, Firefly producer-writer Tim Minear recently said he “would never foreclose the possibility” of a comeback, and suggested a “limited series” on Netflix or something could work. Read More »
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FX has officially canceled the best show on television that you weren’t watching, after only one season. Terriers had strong critical acclaim and a cult following, but mainstream audiences never found it due to a variety of reasons: a horrible title, bad marketing, and a plot which wasn’t excitingly explainable in one quick sentence. The series, created by Ted Griffin and exec produced by Griffin, Shawn Ryan and Tim Minear, starring Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James as a former cop and reformed-criminal who team up to practice Private Investigation.
I’m very sad to learn this news as I was a big fan and supporter of the series. I still strongly recommend that everyone and anyone check out the series on iTunes or whenever the DVDs are released. The first season presents a strong narrative arc worthy of viewing despite the show’s early cancelation.
On the eve of its rebranding from The Sci Fi Channel to SyFy (seriously guys, WTF?) the home of Battlestar Galactica has announced plans to revive another venerable TV show featuring the conflict and cooperation between humans and other beings: Alien Nation. Variety says Tim Minear (Angel/Firefly) is scripting, hewing close to concepts behind the original 1988 feature that spawned a season’s worth of episodic TV on Fox and five additional TV movie sequels. The film told of a human cop and his alien partner who is part of a race (the ‘Newcomers’) carried in a slave ship that crashed on Earth and is attempting to fit into human society. Read More »