And that’s about all we know. But if Whedon’s doing Shakespeare? This could be awesome.
Shocking facts! A survey of 5,041 Star Trek fans found that 57% of them were female. Fascinating.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry… A funny Regretsy post involving Roseanne Barr, Carrie Fisher and (of course) a puzzling crafted object.
Just a few days back, he made a comment to Entertainment Weekly that he’d happily buy the rights to Firefly and put new content on the internet if he won $300 milion in the lottery. Now that same wacky spirit that helped the Browncoats get a movie made out of a cancelled series is pulling together to raise the funds. (Smartly, no actual funds are being collected. They have learned from past Trek-related disasters.)
As Entertainment Weekly rightly points out, even if folks could raise the funds, it would be difficult to convince 20th Century Fox to let go of the rights. And then there’s the whole “gettin’ the band back together” problem.
But still. Nearly everyone in the cast and production team have a mighty love for the franchise. And it’s hard to tell a Browncoat something can’t be done. They might be just the people to figure out how to pull off a mass funding of a television/movie production. Ya just never know.
Wouldn’t that be shiny?
Artist Martin Firrell has begun developing a series of art videos about heroism and has changed his focus from real-life soldiers to sci-fi heroes. It’s a mix of artistic video and interview.
I’m not sure what the female fan’s reaction will be to Joe Flanigan’s opinion on what attracts women to the hero (second video in). He raises an interesting point, though. And Kate Mulgrew has some interesting comments about the difference between the male and female Starship captains. Worth checking out.
I guess it has been (almost) five years… Aww, sad. (via)
Ah, don’t you just love the smell of a new TV season?
Yup. Smells like a new season!
Apparently geek musicals are popular, these days. A big sorry to those of you who were excited to hear that we had another Whedon musical on our hands only to find yourselves unable to get there.
Those willing to pay can try their luck with iTunes. It seems to be holding up under the strain. (A season pass is only US$3.99)
A Happy Canada Day to all our Canadian members and friends. There’s something you can do in celebration.
Looking over the list today, there are some cool items from Firefly (Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk) and SuperNatural (Jared Padelecki, Jenson Ackles) that aren’t getting much action. This might be your chance to pick up some nice items from those fandoms and still support a good cause.
Joss Whedon! Neil Patrick Harris! Nathan Fillion! Some other people who look vaguely familiar!
Yes, Nathan Fillion will be on ABC’s schlockfest Desperate Housewives next season. I’m afraid this means my father, who I accidentally made a casual Browncoat of by asking for the Firefly DVDs for Christmas a few years ago, will actually watch the soap. I mean, the man went to see Waitress!