For the first time since 2008, the short-lived cult show Firefly will be on TV again. Entertainment Weekly has just reported that The Science Channel has acquired the rights to the scifi favorite and will air the entire series, along with an extra segment at the end of each episode. Renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku wll be discussing the science aspect behind the show's sci fi concepts. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/d1SpqSmr6Y0/48676
SyFy has secured the talents of Firefly alum Jewel Staite (Kaylee) and Sean Maher (Dr. Simon) for an upcoming episode of Warehouse 13's second season. This is the first time the two have worked together since Serenity, and living proof that the Warehouse 13 folks know how to please their geek-filled audience. The title of the episode is "Mild Mannered," and in it Maher plays an object bearer named Sheldon. Described in the press release as "a quiet unassuming guy," Maher is physically affected by the object - in a way that may be obvious from the title. I'm thinking incredible Hulk here. Staite will play the part of Loretta, Sheldon's unobtainable object of affection. Warehouse 13 itself turned out to be one of SyFy's biggest successes, quickly earning a second season shortly following its premiere last year. Warehouse 13 will get, ironically, 13 episodes for its second season the SyFy equivalent of a full season and will be returning to the small screen on Tuesday, July 13th. No word on when "Mild Mannered" will be premiering. Source Here
Yesterday, an innocent conversation amongst the CliqueClack writers devolved into a discussion of Morena Baccarin's hair for her role as Anna on V. While the super-short haircut gives her a very distinctive look, the Firefly beauty now bears an uncanny resemblance to awkward, young Michael Cera. Compare the photos above, side-by-side. Some have even spotted a resemblance to The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons! The question is this: does Baccarin's hair work for her and for her current role as the Lizard Queen? Take the poll. Full story:
Joss Whedon appears to already have a plan regarding what his project is after Dollhouse, and apparently, it's already underway, if his comment is to be believed. In fact, some fans are speculating that we're already being given clues as to the nature of the project, and that it's related to the curious website at Spectrin.com . The relationship of this website to a potential post-Dollhouse Alternate Reality Game, and that to Joss' mystery project is unclear, but it definitely has Whedon fans all abuzz. Find more detail here at io9.com .
Seven years later, here's what Joss and the cast of Firefly and Serenity have been up to.
TV Guide is reporting that Firefly alum Gina Torres has been cast as Vanessa's mother - Gabriela Abrams - on Gossip Girl . She will begin appearing on the series this Fall in 2 episodes, and will be classified as a recurring character after that. From TV Guide: "Gabriela Abrams, mother to home-schooled vid-kid Vanessa, is described as being warm and outgoing, which will certainly be a change of pace for this show, not exactly known as the paragon of parental virtue. She is a free spirit, a former Brooklynite who lives "off the grid" in Vermont and has definite opinions about things, especially concerning her daughter." Do you like this casting choice? Gossip Girl has its 3rd season premiere on The CW on Monday, September 14th at 9/8c. Source
Saturday night of Comic-Con, at the Entertainment Weekly / Syfy party, my world came crashing down. I'm a huge fan of Joss Whedon and I'm generally obsessed with Firefly . I haven't had the time to make a fan vid about it yet, but believe me, I will. So, imagine my utter despair as Joss Whedon told me that Firefly is over. "No one's ever given me the slightest hope," he said when asked about the franchise. I might be naive, but that's not the answer I was expecting. Comic books, straight to dvd, nothing? I couldn't be all sad though. I mean, there I was, standing right in front of one of my idols, chatting with him about some of my favorite TV shows of all time. Was I happy? No, I was ecstatic! Whedon even discussed Glee briefly with us, which isn't in the video. Evidently, he's a huge fan of the new series. Whedon tells us he promised his wife he wouldn't go to the screening at Comic-Con but just couldn't resist temptation. So, for those of you unaware, Whedon's recommendations for last year: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (Fail guys. I mean, you couldn't help Joss out and tune in?). Whedon's recommendations for this year: Glee . Don't let him down. Other than that, Joss Whedon tells us what's in the works for Dr. Horrible and Buffy, including his take on the (second) Feature Length Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie. Source & Video
EW asked PopWatchers which science-fiction characters/creatures they'd most like to hang out with; Kara Thrace, Bender, Hiro, E.T., and more have an open invitation to get in your fave fives. I'd like to be friends with Kara Thrace (Starbuck) from Battlestar Galactica . I love her hard-drinking, frak-the-world attitude. She would be tons of fun at the bar. Maybe Colonel Tigh could come along too. EW: Sci-Fi Characters Buddy List
The Firefly cast members have popped up on Desperate Housewives , Chuck , Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and more! Find out where else we've seen them since their space cowboy days. Nathan Fillion - Mal Reynolds Nathan Fillion has popped up on various shows and movies since his days as captain of the Serenity, including roles in of course Serenity like the rest of the Firefly cast, plus Slither , Waitress , Desperate Housewives , and Lost . He's also starring in an upcoming midseason newbie, Castle , which we fear may already be falling into the Cancellation Danger Zone even before it premieres! Adam Baldwin - Jayne Cobb It's hard to follow a role like Jayne, but Adam Baldwin has found another excellent muscleman role for himself on the beloved Chuck as NSA Agent, John Casey. Other than Chuck, Baldwin appeared in a few films including Drillbit Taylor , had roles on Day Break, Stargate SG-1 , NCIS , CSI: NY , and a few other shows. Gina Torres - Zoe Alleyne Washburne Gina Torres has shown up in a variety of films including reprising her tough-gal role in The Matrix films, then appeared opposite Chris Rock in I Think I Love My Wife , and took part in other films as well. On a personal note, Torres had her first child with husband and Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne in 2007. Alan Tudyk - Hoban "Wash" Washburne Alan Tudyk has been busy with films and plenty more since Firefly, appearing as Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story , plus taking part in I, Robot , Knocked Up , Death at a Funeral , and 3:10 to Yuma. Jewel Staite - Kaylee Frye Jewel Staite is currently playing Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis (which according to Wikipedia makes her the third Firefly cast member to appear in a Stargate series). She also starred in the brief Fox series Wonderfalls in 2004. Summer Glau - River Tam Summer Glau has become one of the most successful Firefly alums with her role on the so far successful Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles . She also had short runs on The 4400 and The Unit , and will soon make an appearance as herself on The Big Bang Theory . Sean Maher - Dr. Simon Tam Sean Maher appeared on CSI: Miami in 2004, then took part in various movies and shows since including Ghost Whisperer , Serenity , and Wedding Wars. Morena Baccarin - Inara Serra Since her Firefly days, Morena Baccarin took part in Serenity and Justice League Unlimited , then various TV roles including on How I Met Your Mother , The O.C. , Las Vegas , Stargate SG-1 , and Dirt . Source: Wikipedia: Firefly
Did Britney Spears really almost appear on Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Why was Anya afraid of rabbits? Was Drusilla a potential slayer? Will Buffy reunite with Angel anytime soon? And how are things looking for a Serenity 2 movie? I brought your questions about Buffy, Angel and Firefly to Joss Whedon, when he dropped by to talk up his new Fox series, Dollhouse . For Joss Whedon Video Click Here .