"You can't take the sky from me."
Joss Whedon's short-lived science-fiction/western series Firefly was canceled by Fox back in 2002 but fans of the show - calling themselves Browncoats - have never let the light die. Their dedication has spurred the release of comic books, a feature-length movie, and numerous books about the show. Now the fan base is attempting to purchase the rights from Fox in order to jumpstart the series once again.
This continued flurry of support was spurred by EW’s report that the Science channel has purchased the rights to air the show in its entirety and in the proper order. In keeping with the learning theme of the channel, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku will discuss the science behind the show. Expect one of the first topics to be related to Firefly's accurate portrayal of no sound in space.
Lead actor Nathan Fillion gave a short interview to EW and among one of the more interesting topics is the fact that if he wins $300 million dollars in the California Lottery he plans on purchasing the rights to the show and distribute it on the internet. Shortly after the interview was released, someone at the California Lottery purchased a ticket for Fillion and sent him a picture of it. The very next day an anonymous user registered the new site as a portal to attempt to raise money to purchase the rights to the show and give them to Fillion. While it's doubtful that the show will be brought back after nearly a decade, the passion is truly commendable.
If you have yet to see this masterful television show, you owe it to yourself to not miss this rebroadcast.
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