Can fans help Nathan Fillion buy Firefly rights?

Oh, Nathan Fillion, you should know better than to put something out there as tantalizing as a wish to buy the rights to Firefly.

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?

6 Replies to “Can fans help Nathan Fillion buy Firefly rights?”

  1. It won’t be a disaster, it will just fizz and die.

    I want this to happen as much as the next guy but this is a Pandora’s box of disappointment and shattered dreams.

    Sure the early estimates of ‘cost to produce episodes’ and ‘I’ve basically guesstimated that we could buy the rights for x amount’ make your feel hopeful, and a even little giddy! But without massive sponsorship or bankrolls resurrecting something of this scale, networked or webisoded, has a very, VERY large scale of difficulty. It would be a miracle if it even got close to the first stage of development.

    Do I hope I’m wrong? More than anything else :(

  2. maybe we can just build a statue of the BDH and plop it in some crappy town somewhere. Is there a real Jaynestown or Miranda somewhere? (Holy crap, I’ve driven through Miranda, CA…)

    Sure beats having a statue of Robocop.

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