Title: Will It be Back
Shinzou - January 15, 2006 03:02 AM (GMT)
Are They Going To Bring Back FireFly? :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:
if not :vera:
GunRunner - January 15, 2006 06:22 PM (GMT)
Two more movies are possable but they won't be made anytime soon. I doubt there would be a renewed show. :think:
Shinzou - January 15, 2006 09:26 PM (GMT)
man i love the shows and movie THEY MUST BRING IT BACK!
Razzle Storm - January 16, 2006 04:39 AM (GMT)
Fox wouldn't pick it up again nor do they have any need to. Their ratings are the worst out of all the major networks, but they aren't that bad. Also, success of Firefly would have to be shown elsewhere, so that Fox could be convinced that it's ratings wouldn't drop anymore.
CBS, NBC, and ABC are out of the question. They usually don't support anything that they haven't made themselves or been invloved in the making of.
The only really possible network would be Sci-Fi, but if they did start the show again, it wouldn't be for another two or three years, as they already have their budget planned out, and they don't have enough free money to support anything because they're concentrating on Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, and Battlestar Gallactica. They also have all the mini-series that they've been working on and are working on for next year.
The only thing that could happen would be for there to be a sequel to Serenity, but I'm not sure if there would be another movie after that...
GunRunner - January 16, 2006 07:02 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Razzle Storm @ Jan 16 2006, 12:39 AM)|
|CBS, NBC, and ABC are out of the question. They usually don't support anything that they haven't made themselves or been invloved in the making of. |
Don't forget 'JAG'. That show was droped by NBC (I think it was NBC) and picked up by CBS season two. It ran for a bunch of seasons and got a spinoff 'NCIS'.
Mike - January 17, 2006 09:58 PM (GMT)
No other channel can pick the show up as long as Fox holds on to the rights. I'd love to see SciFi (Universal) pick it up, but the issue is greater than just current budgeting for shows. Universal holds the rights for the movie(s), but not for TV. So, if even they had the money allocated, which they don't, they can't make the show unless Fox sells them the rights, which Fox seems unwilling to do.
Personally, I'd prefer the return of the show as opposed to another (Serenity was shiny as hell, but so much more can be done with stories on TV). But, forgoing that, another movie, which in of itself seems questionable to unlikely at this point, would please me.
BTW - Do you guys still want any testers? I'm dying to see a good computer game incarnation of the Firefly verse (I think EV is the perfect way to do it) and I'd be happy to help you guys out. Post hear if so, then I'll email ya (I don't really want to leave my email address up on the boards).
Lindley - January 18, 2006 10:09 PM (GMT)
Testers will be needed whenever we finally get the preview out. Keep an eye open.
Dragonblade - January 18, 2006 10:21 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Lindley @ Jan 18 2006, 10:09 PM)|
| Testers will be needed whenever we finally get the preview out. Keep an eye open. |
Just when might that be ;)
Surely would like to volunteer for that as well.
As for Firefly being cancelled, it seems like anytime a really good sci fi comes along they cancel it so that the ignorant masses can be more secure. I.E. Farscape.
Razzle Storm - January 23, 2006 04:46 AM (GMT)
Farscape had 4 seasons of greatness, and a two-parter as well. Besides, it wasn't on a major network. I don't think it was cancelled because of the masses. Honestly, I think the writers just couldn't think of any other ideas. I was sad about it being cancelled though.
Mike - January 26, 2006 08:44 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Razzle Storm @ Jan 23 2006, 04:46 AM)|
| Honestly, I think the writers just couldn't think of any other ideas. |
That is not the case. The writers dearly wanted one more season (they were contracted for a total of five seasons). It was cancelled by Sci Fi (owned now by Universal) for monetary reasons - which DOES go back to pleasing the masses (i.e. It isn't financially sound to spend lots of money on a show LOTS of people don't watch - it makes much more financial, although not artistic, sense to appeal to the majority).
Just thought I'd weigh in...
TheCrudMan - January 26, 2006 10:18 PM (GMT)
Well, does movie rights include television movie rights? Cause hell I would love to see some TV movies and then DVD releases. Heres another thing, firefly was what, 1.4 million an episode? I heard something like that...that is a lot to be sure but think about if they spent that much on an hour (without commercials) long program and did a DVD release. Put out one of those every 6 months or so and given how many people have bought the firefly dvds a good number of people will probably by those, charge maybe 10 bucks a pop. Better yet, use content on demand through something like itunes and increase the potential viewer base and make it easier to get access to and remove DVD distribution costs.
Reginald - March 5, 2006 02:57 AM (GMT)
It would be wonderful to see Firefly return but it just ain't gonna happen. Serenity was closure for Joss Weadon. To bring back a series after that would be impossible. I have never watched a scifi I have enjoyed more than 'Firefly' but in some ways the fact that the series lasts only 14 episodes makes it all the more special. Like a good book that you are reading, approaching the end soon and the author is dead. It has a timeless quality that makes it acend from the great and onto the magnificent. Firefly is that awesome.
It's a sad sad thing that we will never see more of Mal and his crews shinanigans but you have to appreciate the irony. Out in the 'black' we lost Serenity, despite trying to keep flying she just didin't have it. Like Mal, Joss was struggling to keep her in repair, and even though she was a beautiful, beautiful thing, economics, and the superpower (Fox) got in the way. True she was never given a fair chance. We all know how Fox treated Firefly when it came out, showing it out of sequence, in the dead of night. I was lucky enough to have a friend say 'you gotta see this' and give me the dvd. I'm doing my best to spread the joy on this side of the Atlantic (I'm in the UK) I can only hope that one day I will be able to watch a scifi that has the same sort of impact as Firefly had on me.
And so as I listen to the firefly audio cd, specifially the track from 'The funeral', I have to let go of a hope of more, and simply enjoy the legacy that is Firefly.
谢谢你。 名 萤火虫
Guest - March 6, 2006 04:30 AM (GMT)
Uhh...Joss has two more movies planned, doesn't he? How exactly was Serenity a closure? They made it pretty clear that the Alliance would still be powerful, and they can always get a new pilot (why the hell did he kill Wash anyhow?). Serenity felt like it could be an ending, but it doesn't have to be.
Reginald - March 6, 2006 01:47 PM (GMT)
Yeah but I believe those 2 movies where subject to the popularity of the 1st film. Serenity lost $6mil in the box office, which as flopping goes isn't at all bad but it still didn't turn a profit. But then who knows what dvd sales might do. It would be great to see another film but I'm not holding my breath. As for Wash dying... How much does that suck! Would it truely be worth having another film without him? I think that is the REAL question? :)
I am guest - May 30, 2006 05:38 AM (GMT)
The thing is done. Wash's death was necissary and I'm not angry about it at all, even though he was probably my favorite charactor. Death creates emphasis, and characters dying make everything bigger. The series won't get picked up and no movies will be made, according to Joss, so Wash's death made the end sort of more of a bang. Wouldn't it be more frustrating knowing about that there's a whole crew of charactors not being used at all?
GunRunner - May 30, 2006 05:02 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (I am guest @ May 30 2006, 01:38 AM)|
|The series won't get picked up and no movies will be made, according to Joss...|
Joss has been known to fib on occason. There are new Graphic novels (Comics) and text novels in the works and Joss has said he wants to do another so a second and third movie as possablities once Joss finishes his two current movies.
Lindley - May 30, 2006 05:16 PM (GMT)
Last I heard, Joss says he's willing to do more. But he has to have the time, and more importantly, the money. And so far those are still open questions.