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WATCH: Nathan Fillion Describes His 'Firefly' Audition In 'Browncoats Unite' Special

It's hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Joss Whedon's " Firefly " made its debut -- yet after only 13 episodes and one unexpected movie, its impact on pop culture is undeniable. Not only was it the project that arguably launched the careers of Nathan Fillion (who recently paid homage to the show's legacy on a convention-themed episode of "Castle"), Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Summer Glau and Morena Baccarin, it also became a cult hit thanks to its success on DVD. New fans continue to discover the show to this day, but with Netflix and other networks trying to revive other gone-too-soon classics like " Arrested Development ," "Firefly's" premature cancellation continues to be a source of frustration for the loyal Browncoats who supported the show from its inception. On November 11, Science Channel will pay homage to the beloved sci-fi series, starting with an all-day marathon at 7 a.m. and culminating with a retrospective 10th anniversary special, " Firefly: Browncoats Unite ," at 10 p.m. ET. The special reunites the original cast -- Fillion, Tudyk, Torres, Baldwin, Glau, Sean Maher and Jewel Staite -- with Whedon and executive producers Tim Minear and Jose Molina, as they recount the complete oral history of the show, from its conception to its heartbreaking cancellation and surprising rebirth as sequel movie "Serenity" in 2005. Above, watch HuffPost TV's exclusive clip from the special, which features Fillion recounting his memory of his first audition for the role of Captain Mal Reynolds, captain of the ragtag band of misfits who crewed the Firefly-class ship Serenity. The camaraderie between the actors is still evident to this day, and if this 10th anniversary special convinces us of one thing, it's that Joss Whedon needs to take all of that hard-earned "Avengers" cash and resurrect the series for real. Shiny . "Firefly: Browncoats Unite" airs Sunday, November 11 at 10 p.m. ET on Science Channel. Would you watch a "Firefly" revival? Are you excited for the Science special? Weigh in below! http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/IS3_fSUz4E4/firefly-browncoats-unite-nathan-fillion-video_n_2104983.html

'Firefly' 10 Years Later: Where Are They Now?

In celebration of the Science Channel's Firefly 10th Anniversary Special , we are taking a look at what the cast is up to now. The actors are currently involved in a variety of projects, including dramas, comedies, independent films, and even animation. http://www.buddytv.com/slideshows/firefly-10-years-later-where-are-they-now-24542.aspx

'Firefly' Reunion at Comic Con: It's About the Fans

What can make Joss Whedon and Nathan Fillion cry? A ballroom full of 4,800 Firefly fans. Especially if a large portion of those fans have camped out overnight for the privilege of being in attendance at the 10th anniversary reunion of the series. And they're wearing Jayne hats. And brown coats. Lots of brown coats. http://www.buddytv.com/articles/firefly/firefly-reunion-at-comic-con-i-46545.aspx

Comic-Con Preview: Once Upon a Time, Spartacus, Arrow, Firefly and More!

In recent years there have been rumblings about a slight decrease in participation from movie studios at Comic-Con . But throw a stick (or graphic novel) pretty much anywhere in the San Diego Convention Center this week, and you'll likely connect with some sort of TV show presentation. If you're one of the 125,000 attendees, expect a slew of panels for returning genre hits ( Falling Skies , Supernatural , Grimm , Game of Thrones , Teen Wolf , The Walking Dead , Warehouse 13 , etc.);  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Comic-Con-Preview-1049798.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'Firefly' Reunion TV Special Coming To Science Channel

"Firefly" is getting a shiny new TV special. To celebrate the cult-favorite sci-fi drama’s 10th anniversary, Science Channel is shooting a new one-hour special chronicling the "Firefly" cast reunion at Comic-Con this week. http://feeds.huffingtonpost.com/~r/HP/Entertainment/~3/zwliCdtdv38/firefly-reunion-science-channel_n_1665095.html

'Firefly' Will Return to Comic-Con 2012 for Its 10-Year Anniversary

If you're a TV nerd heading to the San Diego Comic-Con, it doesn't get much better than this: Firefly will have a 10-year anniversary panel at this year's SDCC! http://www.buddytv.com/articles/2007-comicon/firefly-will-return-to-comic-c-46230.aspx

'Firefly' and 'Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite 'starting' to get recognized more for 'The L.A. Complex'

Zap2it: In playing clawing-her-way-back-to-the-top actress Raquel in "The L.A. Complex," you're showing an edgy but funny side that hasn't been seen in your previous series roles. Are you enjoying playing that?Jewel Staite: When I was reading the script, I was a little worried that she wouldn't be likable, and I had to figure out a way to find the humor in her desperation. That was definitely the biggest challenge. She's hilarious, but I love that she does what she wants to do, regardless of the outcome.Zap2it: You had fame among sci-fi fans before starting "The L.A. Complex." Have you found people's reactions to you changing by virtue of your role in your new show?Jewel Staite: I'm starting to get recognized for Raquel more than anything else, and I'm used to people recognizing me for "Firefly" or "Stargate Atlantis." Especially with "Firefly," people come up and kind of want to hug me all the time, just... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/firefly-and-stargate-atlantis-jewel-staite-starting-to-get-recognized-more-for-the-la-complex.html

First Look: Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin Reunite on Castle

Ten years ago — (or was it 500 years from now?), Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin were trapped together in space on Fox's short-lived, but much-beloved sci-fi adventure series, Firefly . Though Nathan's Captain Mal Reynolds often clashed with Adam's Jayne Cobb, the actors developed a strong bond that survived post-cancellation. The two buds reunite on...  http://www.tvguide.com/News/Castle-Firefly-Reunion-First-Look-1045369.aspx?rss=breakingnews

Firefly Recap: Season 1, Episode 1

Image Credit: 20th Century Fox/Everett Collection Firefly  – about a tight-knit band of war-scarred smugglers, seekers and runaways eeking out a semi-honest living in the final frontier of newly colonized space — is remembered as one of the great shoulda-been/coulda-been TV tragedies of the young century. A quirky blend of sci-fi space saga and Western frontier adventure, the short-lived Fox series arrived in the fall of 2002 with great expectations from critics and geek pop fans alike thanks to the pedigree of its creator: Joss Whedon, the acclaimed mastermind behind   Buffy The Vampire Slayer   and   Angel , an ace dramatist with a distinctive voice renowned for telling stories great with wit, scope, heady themes and psychologically complex, emotionally accessible characters. Also? Much with the   Whedon Speaky   and cool pop culture references.   Buffy  and   Angel  had been youth-skewing niche hits for The WB (and, during   Buffy’s   last two seasons, UPN); the hope was that  Firefly  would appeal to bigger, broader audience on Fox. It didn’t. The show – airing on Friday nights – premiered with 6.3 million viewers and declined from there. Fox cancelled the series, airing only 11 of 14 episodes produced by Whedon. Those who had taken an instant liking to the show – a tribe of fans who called themselves   Browncoats   – were heartbroken, as was Whedon and his cast, led by its breakout star, Nathan Fillion. An attempt to pull a   Star Trek   and keep the   Firefly creative world alive as a movie franchise failed to launch: Despite admiring reviews, the Whedon-helmed 2005 feature   Serenity  grossed just $38.8 million worldwide. The dream of more   Firefly   was finally extinguished. Read More... http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/03/06/firefly-premiere-science-channel/

Could 'Firefly' Return To Television With New Episodes?

Firefly  re-runs are back on television - and now star Nathan Fillion may be putting the pieces together to create new episodes of the cult show. Recently, the Science Channel revealed that it is re-airing the entire Firefly series in its intended order and in high definition (for those of you not in the know, FOX originally aired the episodes without any consistency). The Science Channel will be bookending each episode with additional content from Dr. Michio Kaku, who will discuss the theoretical science behind the show. Read more... http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2011/02/22/could_firefly_return_to_television_wit
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