At the time Joss Whedon was filming Serenity, Firefly fans had the brilliant idea of sending a banner to their favorite creator, cast and crew to wish them success with Serenity. The customised printed PVC banner read: "To our BDH (Big Damn Heroes) on the BDM (Big Damn Movie). You've done the impossible and that makes you mighty. Browncoats got your back."
Chris Buchanan, executive producer on Serenity, took pictures of the cast and crew posing in front of that banner, and send a message; unfortunately, there was no photos of the female cast, as explained below:
The banner was a big hit with both the cast and crew.
Those were all the pix I was able to get yesterday...the female cast members tend to be in make-up and wardrobe longer and just weren't around when I was there (this was on the dining tent where everybody could (& did)see it. If I get more shots today, I'll forward.
And now the photos, with big shiney smiles on everyone's face (collage made by the Serenity crew):
An exclusive look at Alphas season 3 provided by Alphas executive producer Zak Penn.
Two rounds of Alphas flashes of brilliance have yielded the sci-fi serie a loyal fanbase, if no rating records. The season 2 finale (Gary walking among the bodies at the sound of 'The Only Living Boy in New York' was simultaneously funny and poignant) left fans with a huge cliffhanger and wanting to know what would have happened in Alphas season 3 to the team members (and secondarily to thousands of New Yorkers).
While we know there won't be a third season on Syfy, it doesn't mean the fans have given up on finding what happens next on Alphas. This is where Alphas's creator and writer Zak Penn comes into play; Penn has decided he could make something up and has posted a series of tweets to give Alphas fans some closure and unveiled a series of funny, sad, unrealistic (you decide) season 3 plots.
UPDATE: Read an exclusive interview with Alphas co-creator Michael Karnow in which he shares his vision of Alphas season 3
Here's the transcript of Zak Penn's tweets; warning, there might be some hidden messages, will you be perceptive enough to find them?
Dr. Rosen lived. Hicks and Nina ended up together. Rachel went back to civilian life. Bills kid was an alpha.
Gary ends up the leader of a reconstituted, less violent Red Flag. Parish dies of a viral infection that targets his peculiar chemistry.
Rosen ends up getting back together with his ex wife. They move to Binghamton, NY, where he gets tenure in the psychology dept.
Alpha abilities continue to evolve. The next generation can communicate with each other through non traditional means. It turns out that they are heading towards a communal, hive like consciousness. It has its pluses and minuses. Gary can't stand it.
Nothing wraps up too neatly. Being an alpha ends up neither blessing nor curse, simply different.
Hicks and Nina's kids are really good looking but a handful. Hicks falls off the wagon a few times. Nina pushes him back on.
Zooey [Zoe?] emancipates at age 12. Skyler [Skylar?] disappears one day and is never seen again. Dr. Rosen figures out the mechanism behind Kats memory. She gains a long term memory, but loses her alpha ability. Ill equipped to deal with normal life, hers ends tragically.
Zooey becomes a Senator, with help from Rosen. Later she turns on her own kind.
Rachel dumps John, ends up marrying an Orthodox Jew named Barry Shapiro. He is quiet and smart and clean. Rachel cheats on him a few times
Bill starts meditating and goes back to the FBI.
Hicks's brother in law clears up his gambling debts. Cley gets a job as a high powered lawyer/lobbyist for a big energy company.
A guy named Barry Shump assassinates Gary Bell at a rally. Gary is 47 years old.
Bill and Rosen stay in touch. Rosen helps Bill with his alpha kids.
Gary accomplishes a great deal in his life. "Bellism" is coined to refer to underestimating people because of their neural differences.
Gary never does settle down, and he resents it when people suggest that he needs to be in love. That's their opinion.
An alpha named Mike Werbe ends up inventing a form of zip up one piece clothing that makes him a billionaire.
Dr. Rosen dyes his beard blue in solidarity with an alpha who is extradited to South America. (An all alpha country exists there.)
Also, to clarify, Hicks' brother in law is from his first wife. He has serious gambling debts.
On a related topic, it's good to see that Summer Glau and the Alphas gang get along so well on and off screen, as seen in the photos from the dinner party at Zak Penn's house.
Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin and now Nathan Fillion are scheduled to attend Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con held May 30 – June 2. The Firefly and Serenity alumni will meet Wizard World fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct an interactive Q & A panel.
They will join other celebrity guests such as comics legend Stan Lee, Star Trek's William Shatner, Charmed's Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Brian Kraus, NCIS's Lauren Holly, Buffy's Charisma Carpenter, James Masters and Juliet Landau, The Walking Deads's Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker or Revolution's Giancarlo Esposito to name a few.
No word yet on wether there will be a double or triple package deal/photo op with Summer, Adam and Nathan but since Wizard World Philadelphia already offers that kind of package for the Buffy's and Charmed guesst, i'm sure they're working very hard on setting up one.
Fans will also be able to purchase Nathan Fillion's and Summer Glau's VIP tickets, for the full experience including photos, autographs and reserved seating at the Q & A panel (Fillion's panel is sure to be an extremely popular event).
Also for your information: Adam Baldwin will appear at Melbourne Supanova in April, Nathan Fillion at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in April and at Dallas Comic Con on May, Summer Glau at Ottawa Comiccon on May and Alan Tudyk at Sydney Supanova in June.
More infos on the schedule and tickets available at Philadelphia Comic Con 2013 in the News.
Thanks to Jason Rogers for the heads up about the Firefly reunion!