So it’s been a little while since I’ve posted anything about my favorite TV series, Firefly. Well, it so happens Universal HD (the high-definition TV channel backed by the studios that produced the Firefly-based movie, Serenity), is airing the entire Firefly series in high definition, right now. To that end they’ve produced a series of banner ads for plastering all over the place, and i thought I’d share a few, because they are, well, shiny!
This comes about as Universal’s option contracts with the actors to do a sequel are about to expire (the deadline is September). So the timing of this high-profile exposure couldn’t be better.
In addition, UniversalHD has set up forums for the show on their website, and it’s been rumored that they’ll be watching the posts there to try and gauge interest and the viability of a sequel. The executive summary bodes well so far:
You don’t even have to read any of the posts to know something special is going on there.
That said, reading some of the forum topics, especially the introductions thread was like some kind of homecoming. Things have been kind of dark over the past year in Firefly-fandom, as hopes of seeing a sequel were starting to fade. Seeing all this new activity, and all the new people brought into the fold over the past year, was kind of like a drink from the firehose after wandering through a desert. Wooo!
Also of note: the Serenity Collector’s Edition comes out on August 21st. You can pre-order it here, which I just did. Amongst the features of the disc are a commentary with some of the cast, extended scenes, Session 416 (part of a viral Firefly video series, released on the intertubes a few weeks before the movie) and a couple new featurettes. Not to mention, it’s got a rad cover. 🙂