Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite

Synopsis: The gathering, before the San Diego Comicon of 2012, of several members of the original cast of 'Firefly.' Several cast members not present are interviewed and added to the presentation.
Genre: Talk-Show
 
IMDB:
8.2
Year:
2012
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Narrator:
10 years ago...

a small Firefly-class spaceship...

Now die!

Testing. Captain, can you hear me?

I'm standing right here.

Narrator:
... and a renegade crew...

- How's business?

- None of yours.

Changed the verse forever.

We've done the impossible,

and that makes us mighty.

Time for some thrilling heroics.

[Groans]

[Guns cock]

I love this ship.

I have from the first moment I saw it.

We're still flying.

Simon:
That's not much.

It's enough.

Narrator:
A decade later,

the band is back together...

Well, I thought Nathan was so handsome.

- It's true.

- Minear:
He is.

Narrator:
... To share the real stories...

Minear:
"We need a script on Monday."

We're like, "we can't

write one over the weekend!

That's crazy!"

Narrator:
Behind a short-lived series...

It was just the worst to know

that people upstairs weren't

really feeling the same way that we were.

Narrator:
That became a Sci-Fi phenomenon,

worshipped by legions of fans.

Joss Whedon's vision keeps flying.

The story is alive... because of you.

[Cheers and applause]

It's the year 2517.

We've colonized space

by terraforming planets

to replace our dead earth.

Rebel Captain Malcolm

Reynolds and a crew of misfits

are on the run from the alliance,

the oppressive rulers of the galaxy.

They make a living on

the outskirts of society,

doing whatever they can to survive.

I do the job, and then I get paid.

This is the world of "Firefly,"

a series that captures

hearts and minds of all who watch.

But there's not enough.

Son of a bitch.

Within three months, the show is cancelled.

And the saga should have ended there.

10 years later, July 2012.

Thousands of fans descend

on the world's biggest Sci-Fi convention

to honor their heroes...

"Firefly's" cast, writers,

and the legendary creator

of "Buffy," "Angel," and

"Firefly," Joss Whedon.

Whedon:
When I see you guys,

I don't think the show's off the air.

I don't think there's a show.

I think that's what the world is like.

But the main event is

not onstage at comic-con.

It's behind closed doors.

A private gathering is underway.

The gang is together for

the first time in years

to tell their story of "Firefly."

It's been 10 years since

the birth of "Firefly."

And the death.

It's been 10 years since the

cancellation of "Firefly."

The show should have gone

away, but somehow, it didn't.

And for the past 10 years,

the show has had this wonderful, strange,

enduring life and legacy.

Why do you think it's endured?

What is the enduring appeal of the show?

There was a certain kind of excitement

for this world and these characters,

and then when you put

in these personalities,

it was like a thing

that just was ready to

start right out of the box.

I always say it was

sort of this chemistry between all of us...

well, not Nathan.

That's fair.

But, like, you know, the group of us.

[Laughter]

It's just the strangest thing

that we all kind of clicked like that.

It was this very weird family.

It was meant to be.

Torres:
Joss was putting

together a cast that he knew

could play together, could work together,

could inhabit these people.

It definitely comes from

the top down, I think,

because it's the trickle-down effect.

And Nathan being the lead set the tone.

Nathan was this amazing presence,

knew everybody's name.

You were sort of a captain of

the ship and captain of the show.

How early did people start

talking to you, Nathan,

and referring to you as captain?

I remember the first day

I put on my space boots.

And when I came up the

ramp, David Boyd, our D.P.,

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