by Nalini Haynes
The years roll by but Firefly‘s fan-base remains loyal and strong, sometimes seriously lobbying for the return of the show or another movie, sometimes not quite so seriously.
While wending my weary way around the web, putting previously published articles on this website for the first time, I discovered this song by Mikey: ‘Please Bring Firefly back (for Christmas)’.
This is by the same guy who brought us ‘She don’t like Firefly‘.
For those not familiar with the history, Firefly is a science fiction/western TV series created by Joss Whedon that lasted half a season before being axed by Fox Network. Much-loved characters, plots laced with a lot of action and humour and the unusual worldbuilding rapidly caught the imaginations of a large fan-base. For more context about Serenity, the movie sequel to Firefly, read this article by Charlie Jane Anders talking about why Serenity was killed by its ‘meme’. I think Serenity performed well at the box office, but if people saw it who stayed away because of a misconception, then Firefly fans could have been lapping up sequels for years to come.