Fan Made Firefly Animated Teaser Proves You Can’t Stop The Signal – (VIDEO)
This September was the 14th anniversary of beloved series “Firefly”. It aired for the first time September 20th, 2002 on Fox and ran until December of that year when it was canceled after 11 of it’s 14 produced episodes were aired. A show that was expected to die, was aired out of order, and cast aside has survived by the fuel of fandom love ever since.
The show enjoyed a complete release of Joss Whedon’s iconic Space Western on DVD, and later, a little film called “Serenity”. With comics produced by Dark Horse, a few books, a tabletop RPG, an online mobile game, and tons more for the Browncoat in all of us, the success of Firefly is a testament to the power of nerd culture. Try as you might, you can’t take the sky from us.
Fans have been discussing a season two to Firefly for years, and have even suggested an animated series as the cast got older. It comes as no surprise then that a fan would take the time to pour the hard work and love it takes to produce a short but wonderful animated teaser for what they imagine the series might contain.
Stephen Byrne, a youtuber that shares animated versions of some of his favorite fandoms and an obvious Whedonite, posted the roughly 30 second video earlier this year. The video features some of our favorite characters in tense and even momentarily touching situations that leave you wanting more. It seems to take place after Serenity, and may suggest some moments from the comic book series “Serenity: Leaves on the Wind”. Ending the video with “Soon”, suggesting that there may be more to come leaves fans foaming at the mouth for more.
Byrne is a professional comic book artist, having worked for Titan and Marvel, and works on animations as well. Included in the work is a “Production Diary” video of a short scene with Zoe and her husband Hoban “Wash” Washburne, as a holographic projection. The video showcases the hard work put into just a few seconds of the video reminding us that how you get there is definitely the worthier part!
All in all the idea of an animated series is pretty damn shiny! With Fox clutching the rights to the franchise, we may be saying “Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal” at the network again before we get to see any more visual media of our beloved series like this. In the meantime we can still enjoy the current running issues of “Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse” who released its third issue on December 28th.
What do you think about the prospect of an animated series for Firefly? Sound off in the comments below!
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