- Jun 10, 2007
Firefly was out-of-the-ordinary TV space opera , I mean it was not Star Trek like. Fans of the show really liked it, I can't remember reading anything as to why it did not succeed. It had an awful Nielsen rating I don't suppose there was a market survey to find out why?Why the hell don't they bring this seres to the small screen in some form. It would portably do very well,
Why the hell don't they bring this seres to the small screen in some form. It would portably do very well,
If it went back into production, the verse would/should have progressed fifteen to twenty years. I would not want to see the same crew together on Serenity. I'd like to think they'd have done something with their lives in the interim... in fact, Firefly's characters should probably be mere guest stars on the show that features new characters in the verse.
I can agree with that angle, especially as getting the whole old cast together would be tricky.
That said it can hit a huge wall. Part of the original charm of the series was the way the crew and actors worked together. That's something that is exceptionally hard to recreate in a series. You can port the same formula over new characters, but they might not work and actors might not gel the same way and its even harder when all your fanbase was sort of wanting the old crew back together.
Much as I love the show (I’m a browbcoat, mind you) I think reprising the series would not be that much fun. Sure there will be stories, even better stories, but that sudden but inevitable betrayal of FOX was an important reason that helped the series to become a cult hit. But that’s just me.