Firefly : Dead – Or Only Suspended Animation?

rickyjames writes, As written up on Sci-Fi Today (yeah, by yours truly, a plug to check out what’s basically a science news site I contribute a lot to), maybe there’s still more to come in the Firefly production saga… I hope this gets back on the air. Remember, it was an episode of Firefly that received the one and only perfect score given out in a Bureau 42 review (since we started counting out of 42, at least.) I want the Firefly category to get a lot more use!

11 replies on “Firefly : Dead – Or Only Suspended Animation?”

  1. redshadow says:

    Who needs TV give us DVD
    Just a thought here, but in the Motion Picture industry, the theater release is often times just a loss leader to promote the upcoming DVD release in 6-8 months. This is where the studios make all of thier profits. Apply this for Firefly. Start By releasing the first 11 eps in one set for like $65. Then start releasing the episodes in say 4 packs for $35 every two months. Firefly may have only gotten 3 – 4 million viewrers per week, but it has an almost rabid fan base who would be more than happy to shell out the money. This is especially true, because they could turn out quality work at a good pace with perhaps 16 episode seasons, to weed out the filler the network requires for the 22-26 ep commitments. Mutant Enemy would make a mint.

    • vanyel says:

      Re: Who needs TV give us DVD
      I would subscribe in a heartbeat!

    • jbrecken says:

      Re: Who needs TV give us DVD
      I sure hope they don’t release the unaired episodes on DVD only. I’m personally boycotting DVD technology, and would hate to find myself on the horns of such a dilemma.

      • y42 says:

        Re: Who needs TV give us DVD

        I’m personally boycotting DVD technology

        Care to explain why?
        Just curious.

        • jbrecken says:

          Re: Who needs TV give us DVD
          Warning: What follows is extremely off-topic.

          Care to explain why?
          Just curious.

          I don’t like how the technology enables such marketing-driven "features" as regional encoding and advertisements that cannot be skipped, and they spin the technology as there to prevent illegal copying (which it doesn’t; a real pirate can make a bit-for-bit copy of a DVD with no problem). Then they got Congress to pass the horrible Digital Millenium Copyright Act, which makes it illegal to bypass copy-prevention, so even if you could get a player to get around those stupid "features," it would be illegal to own one.

          I’m waiting for the DMCA to be shot down in court before I spend any money on a DVD. (I am aware that my tiny contribution has absolutely no effect on Hollywood’s coffers, so don’t bother telling me how futile my protest is.)

          For more information, see:
          http://www.eff.org/IP/DMCA/20030220_1201_pr.php

          • y42 says:

            Re: Who needs TV give us DVD

            Warning: What follows is extremely off-topic.

            I don’t like how the technology enables such marketing-driven “features” as regional encoding and advertisements that cannot be skipped, and they spin the technology as there to prevent illegal copying

            You have a point.
            But its not the tech’s fault, its how its used. With the same logic you couldn’t buy a game console (lots of unskippable corporate logos, lots of region encoding), or a VCR less than 15 years old (gorram macromedia signal scrambling).

            As for the unskipable ads, there has been public backlash over that. I know Disney got a ton of negative feedback the first time they pulled that stunt, but I guess there is no limit to sleeziness, and it could come back.
            I must say I’m with you in principle, but I won’t deprive myself of the benefits of this tech because of how its sometimes being abused. There are all-region DVDs out there after all (dunno how legal those are where you live though).

            There’s a lot to be pissed at about in the world, but turning in the unibomber don’t help any…
            : )

            And to get back on topic:
            Captain Renolds wouldn’t let the DMCA stop him from hax0ring his DVD…

      • Alexius says:

        Re: Who needs TV give us DVD

        I sure hope they don’t release the unaired episodes on DVD only. I’m personally boycotting DVD technology, and would hate to find myself on the horns of such a dilemma.

        Best Solution To That Horny Dilemma: Used Stores. If You Buy Something Used, The Original Manufacturer (The People Who Paid For The DMCA) Don’t Get A Dime.

        That, Or Pirate Signals Off Kazaa. Arrrr, Matey!

  2. mbourgon says:

    That would explain…
    18. Is this the final season of Firefly? God, I hope not.

    • y42 says:

      Re: That would explain…

      18. Is this the final season of Firefly? God, I hope not.

      Hmmm…took me a while to figure out you were talking about the Joss “100 questions” interview…

      Do we know when that comment #18 was made?

      • mbourgon says:

        Re: That would explain…

        18. Is this the final season of Firefly? God, I hope not.

        Hmmm…took me a while to figure out you were talking about the Joss “100 questions” interview…

        Do we know when that comment #18 was made?

        According to the page info, Thursday, February 20, 2003 5:50:34 AM. Don’t know how long the interview sat around for previously, though.

  3. y42 says:

    Knock on wood
    Nice to know that the actors would gladly come back to it, and that good ol’ Joss hasn’t given up! Maybe they can show the award they got to Fox and go “See?” : )

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