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The Science Channel has acquired the rights to Firefly

For the first time since 2008 (when it ran on USA Network), "Firefly" will return to cable as the Science Channel has acquired the rights to Joss Whedon's much beloved space western and plans on showing the entire series, in correct sequence.

Additionally, each episode will end with Dr. Michio Kaku, a renowned physicist, exploring the theoretical science behind the show's sci-fi concepts. It's a Science Channel, of course there has to be some learning involved.

Of course Nathan Fillion had to give his word on that news and he said that, given the opportunity, he'd play Captain Mal again.

Firefly premieres in HD on The Science Channel on March 6 at 8 pm, with the two hour pilot, followed by the first episode at 10 pm. Following that, Firefly episodes will air every Sunday.

Source : EW

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Firefly | Serenity Metal Art - The Best in the Verse


Nerd Adjacent Productions has created an amazing piece of metal artwork featuring all our Big Damn Heroes (as well as some less principled folk) using its unique metal etching process :

Firefly Serenity Best in the 'Verse Geekograph Limited Edition Metal Art, on sale at Etsy.
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Firefly Serenity Best in the 'Verse Geekograph Limited Edition Metal Art
The edition is limited to 250 pieces, signed by the artist.
This is NOT a poster, it is etched metal mounted on foam core board, ready for easy framing.
Detailed info follows:
Price : $65
Name:  The Best in the 'Verse
Edition Size:  250
Measures:  12in x 24in
Material:  Aluminum
Mounting:  Black Foam Core Board

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Firefly Les Hommes - Poster Set

Remember the Firefly Les Femmes - Poster Set unveiled a few months ago? Quantom Mechanix has released the men counterpart including Firefly's Mal Reynold or Jayne Cobb on art nouveau posters.

Firefly Les Hommes - Poster Set
Official Description from QMx :
Five Art Nouveau Hunks Roam The Verse Rogue. Clown. Troublemaker. Caretaker. Reverend.
Stir in a good dose of testosterone, some survival instincts and plenty of humor, and you have the Firefly Les Hommes Poster Set. Created by designer Megan Lara using the sinuous lines, floral motifs and organic pastels that are characteristic of art nouveau, each of these gents smolder with distinctive personality and masculinity.
Our five-poster set includes:
  • Malcolm Reynolds, a former sergeant for the Independents in the Unification War against the Alliance, who now serves as captain of the Firefly-class transport, Serenity.
  • Hoban "Wash" Washburne, Serenity's ace pilot whose sweetness and child-like sense of wonder makes playing with dinosaurs a manly act.
  • Jayne Cobb, Serenity's muscle and fashion plate, who's shown cradling his very favorite gun, Vera.
  • Simon Tam, trauma surgeon and devoted brother to the troubled psychic ninja, River Tam.
  • Shepherd Derrial Book, who appears to be a man of the cloth, yet has an uncanny knowledge of weapons, tactics and the Alliance.

Round out your quintet of Firefly guys with Firefly Les Femmes Poster Set and the Les Femmes Saffron Poster, available separately. The QMx Firefly Les Hommes Poster Set comes printed on 24" x 12" 100-pound, satin-finish paper. Five gorgeous art prints all for the low price of just $34.95.

Available for preorder.

Expected to ship November 28, 2011.
Source : Firefly Les Hommes Poster Set at Quantom Mechanix

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Nathan Fillion in Joss Whedon Much Ado about Nothing

Nathan Fillion has twitted a link to a new movie from Joss Whedon nobody has heard about. To the point some were wondering if it was a hoax, which it's not apparently.


As it says, it's based on Shakespeare play called Much Ado About Nothing.

Wikipedia says :


"Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and Beatrice, and Claudio and Hero.

Benedick and Beatrice are engaged in a "merry war"; they both talk a mile a minute and proclaim their scorn for love, marriage, and each other. In contrast, Claudio and Hero are sweet young people who are rendered practically speechless by their love for one another. By means of "noting" (which sounds the same as "nothing," and which is gossip, rumour, and overhearing), Benedick and Beatrice are tricked into confessing their love for each other, and Claudio is tricked into rejecting Hero at the altar. However, Dogberry, a Constable who is a master of malapropisms, discovers the evil trickery of the villain, the bastard Don John. In the end, Don John is captured and everyone else joins in a dance celebrating the marriages of the two couples."

Besides Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher and costume designer Shawna Trpcic have twitted about it (see pic below) , turning this into a viral; though the object of the viral is known in this case.

This is definitively not a full theater movie (or we would have heard about it sooner), rather some kind of web project ala Dr Horrible. It has definitively nothing to do with 1993's movie filmed by Kenneth Branagh starring Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale (Wow, impressive cast).

The funny thing is, we know nothing about this movie, nor the fans, nor the specialized websites; Whedon and cast have kept the project hidden. Whedon must have filmed it shortly before filming The Avengers or while the filmed had a break; obviously he did this with minimal budget and in a very short time.

Shakespeare specialists are invited to guess who's playing who, based on the billing on the picture above.

See forum thread for the latest update : Joss Whedon's secret Shakespeare movie.



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