Wow. The power I have. It only took four years, but my wish is (kinda) coming true.
FireFly is back.
The Science Channel has acquired the rights to Firefly and plan to being running the series on Sunday, March 6 with the two-hour pilot followed by the first episode. Episodes will continue to air every Sunday night, in order, and in High-Def.
Canadian Actor Nathan Fillion, who played the lead Captain Malcolm Reynolds, is, shall we say, rather enthused and said he'd be happy to strap on the holster again. In fact:
... If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it own my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
Science Channel comes in with a simple, yet genius way to add to the experience. Instead of just buying rights to re-air an old show, the Discovery Channel offshoot will add something to the formula when it begins re-airing the cult hit Firefly—Joss Whedon's much beloved sci-fi Western—on March 6, starting with the two-hour pilot. Rather than just throwing the show willy-nilly to ads for commercial breaks, super-scientist Dr. Michio Kaku will add commentary, "explaining why the science fiction featured in the show really isn't that far from science fact,"