I’ve found that this favor-for-a-friend overnight shift I am working is doing wonders for catching up on little tidbits of news. In one of those tidbits Nathan Fillion said, in an interview with EW, that if he had the money, he wold buy the rights to the fan-favorite early terminated television series Firefly and make new episodes to release on the web.
If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
That is a pretty typical statement for the Castle star. He has never hidden his love for his Captain Mal Reynolds character and the Firefly series as a whole. I believe he is serious even if he thinks it unlikely.
edit: There is also a web page and attached Facebook fan page that is becoming a place for folks who would like to be contributors to Fillion buy the rights to Firefly. Check out: http://helpnathanbuyfirefly.com/
On a related note, I scanned down to the “Authors” section on my Reader and read through the blog of Patrick Rothfuss. Rothfuss only has one book under his belt, but that book was the literally unbelievably awesome The Name of the Wind. The whole reason I hurried down to Rothfuss’ blog is because my pre-order of the the sequel is due to ship a scant four days from now and I wanted to make sure terrorists didn’t bomb a warehouse full of the books and rob me of the chance to finally read The Wise Man’s Fear which I have been nerdorgasming over for years. They haven’t, my shipment is secure, but even more awesome is this post from Rothfuss titled, “An open letter to Nathan Fillion.” It caught my eye right away for being the most random occurrence of geek awesome mash-up that I have ever seen. Then I read the letter. It contains many words, but the gist of letter is summarized by this quote:
Here’s the deal. My second book is about to come out. My publisher tells me there’s a decent chance of us selling a truly ridiculous number of copies. If this happens, I will have more money than I’ll know what to do with.
Except that’s not exactly true. I know exactly what I’d like to do with that money. I’d like to help you buy the rights to Firefly back from Fox.
What fucking what? I think I’m going to–
There’s no place I can be
Since I found Serenity
But you can’t take the sky from me…