Attendees to this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con got a sneak peek of some of the material that’s covered in the special during the series’ panel, and though the special lacks Joss Whedon, it gains Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, who helps guide the conversational flow.
Browncoats Unite is presented in such a way that any fans of the specific actors involved or just of actors and crew members waxing poetic could come to the special without a deep and entrenched knowledge of the series — background and context is given up front, and throughout the discussion there are clips that help flesh out (or ignite) the actors’ anecdotes.
But for rabid fans of the series, hearing such in-depth conversations about shooting Firefly as well as the incredibly amiable interactions among the writers and actors is a treat, especially for those who weren’t able to make it to Comic-Con this year (the Comic-Con footage is also featured, mostly for clips of Whedon).
The real delight of the special though is the fly-on-the-wall feeling of seeing a bunch of friends get back together and talk about the good ole days. And even if you just watched the series marathon before the special … you may want to instantly fire it up again.