The return of Firefly , Steven Moffat’s harshest critic and the cheesier side of Russell T Davies in this week’s tweets
Of all the cruel injustices in sci-fi history ( The Phantom Menace , Heroes season two, the inexplicable success of Michael Bay), few still hurt as much as the cancellation of Firefly – a show with so much potential even a kick-ass movie tying up most of the arc plot’s loose ends wasn’t enough to satisfy fans.
Understandably then, even the merest whiff that Firefly might rise from the ashes sparks the kind of rabid internet chatter typically associated with a catastrophic natural disaster and/or the arrival of aliens. Such was the case this week when, to celebrate Firefly being shown on cable in the States for the first time since 2008, Nathan Fillion answered five of Entertainment Weekly ’s questions about the show. When asked if he would ever consider returning to the role Fillion replied: “Yes. Yes. I would examine very closely Fox’s reasoning — I’m a little gun-shy. If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly , make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.”
With Captain Mal in place (in our wildest dreams, granted. But let’s role with it) it didn’t take long for others to sign up too including Firefly writher Jose Molina ( @JoseMolinaTV For what it's worth, I’ve told him I’d drop what I was doing and follow//Fillion says he’d play Mal again http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/02/17/firefly-returns/ via @ EW ) and Dave Golder’s Woman Of The Year 2010 Jane Espenson ( @JaneEspenson @ JoseMolinaTV I’m there, if needed.)
In the really real world there’s more chance of Demons coming back than Firefly , of course, but we can dream, right?
The SFX Twitter Stream
@ steven_moffat "Dad, you should let Matt do his own words, cos he's very funny." "But I WROTE those funny bits." "Well you should stop!"
@ russelltovey So... A cameo in the American version of Being Human? Hmmmm, that could be fun right? X
@ LenWein To the fan who asked what character I'd like to write that I'd never written before, I've got the answer...DOCTOR WHO!
@ TimOfLegend Calling BS on Dead Island trailer! Zombie girls can TOTALLY survive long falls. Unless their head hits a sprinkler.
@ Markgatiss Eerily quiet this morning. Are there Triffids on the streets?
My earlier Triffid musing has coincided with a huge solar flare heading this way! Spooky. Keep your eyes shut!
@ RhettReese Don't believe all the articles. We will be returning to Zombieland. ..................................................................................
@ NoelClarke Dr Who Trivia. I'm in 3 movies with kate Magowan (John Simm the masters wife) kidulthood in 2005 - 4321 in 2010 - n Screwed coming june 2011
@ BBC_Torchwood "I'm terrified of Twitter because computers hate me, but (Cowgirl Voice) Howdy Partners I'm having a blast on set today" - Eve Myles
@ THEHITCHFACTORY On another note, I last night dreamed that I created Buffy the Vampire Slayer not Joss Whedon. SMG was VERY grateful if you get my drift...