Fans of the cult-hit series Firefly will be pleased to learn that the show has been picked up by the Sci Fi Channel--just two months before the release of Serenity, a Universal Pictures film based on the series.
For the uninitiated, Firefly is a "space Western" set 500 years from now, in a spaceship that cruises the outer borders of the planetary system that humanity has taken as its new home. The crew is made up of rebels who are fleeing persecution by the unified government known as the Alliance.
Firefly made its debut on Fox in 2002 but was canceled before the end of its first season. The Sci Fi Channel will air all 15 existing episodes, including the three that never made it to TV, starting on Friday, July 22.Read more
What's the deal with network executives, anyway? Can they simply not handle awesome television? Why must they tease us with one or two seasons of quality programming, then cancel good shows in favor of idiotic reality replacements? Is that really the way the world works now?
Browncoats, ready your arms. Fox is giving the old Western-with-science-fiction-elements genre another go, ordering a script from Chuck executive producer Scott Rosenbaum, says The Hollywood Reporter. Now, this wouldn't normally be newsworthy, but we're guessing all you passionate Firefly fans might have something to say about it.
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to take matters of important movie casting into one's own hands, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that a geek make a kick-ass YouTube video. Such is the case with this fan-made trailer for Green Lantern "starring" a fanboy favorite.
The New York Post reported today that Joss Whedon, creator of the cult hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is looking to make a television movie about one of the other vampires on that series: Spike.
James Marsters played the vampire Spike, who had spiky bleached blond hair and fell in love with the show's title character, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar. According to the New York Post, Whedon recently told the online fan communtiy that he's been talking to actors and studio bosses about putting together a Spike television movie.
The Buffy cast has moved on to other projects, with varying degrees of success.
Gellar has starred in several films, including the Scooby-Doo franchise and an American remake of the Japanese horror film The Grudge, which grossed more than $110 million in the US. She has stated she has no interest in returning to the role ...Read more