Last week my favorite current show, Community, gave an awesome shout out to one of my favorite canceled shows, Firefly. Like many fans, I didn’t discover Firefly until it was out on DVD, long after it had been canceled by the shortsighted Fox. But Firefly’s premature cancellation isn’t stopping fans (Abed and Troy of Community included) from doing everything they can to get Firefly back on the air.
As a realist, it’s hard for me to believe that the show could ever come back, at least not with the full cast and crew that made it so amazing. But I have to admit, the dedication of Firefly’s fans is extremely impressive. Prime example: last week Nathan Fillion, the star of Firefly (and my foremost celebrity crush) made an off-handed comment that the first thing he would do if he won the lottery would be to buy the rights to Firefly and start making new episodes. The comment was enough to get an already 56,000 member strong Facebook group started with one mission: Help Nathan Buy Firefly.
Well, Mr. Fillion, I hope that you either win the lottery or that you get the financial support necessary from your clearly wide-spread fan base to make your wish (and all of our wishes) come true.
If nothing else, it would be fun. Especially if we get to see that green apple again
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