On July 13, 2012, the cast and creators of Firefly reunited for a 10th Anniversary Comic Con celebration and, by the end of the panel, there was not a dry eye in the house. As fans approached the microphone, with tear-stained faces, and the cast was reduced to puddles of emotions recalling favorite memories from shooting the cult classic, the discussion evolved into a cathartic experience for the standing room only auditorium.
By now, many of you are wondering what Firefly is and why so many people share such a profound connection to it.
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In short, Firefly was a 2002 TV series, created by a pre-Avengers Joss Whedon, and starring Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk and countless other actors (Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau) who have gone on to have sensational small screen success on shows like Castle, Homeland, Suits, Suburgatory and The L.A. Complex.
But 10 years ago, they were mostly unknown actors and the show (an American space western set in the year 2517) flew so far under the radar, Fox canceled it after only 11 episodes aired. The passionate fanbase wouldn't abate and in 2005, the fans (who lovingly call themselves Browncoats, which is the collective name for Firefly's rebels) were rewarded with a feature film that served as a potential franchise launcher or a potential series finale.
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And while 2005's Serentiy ended up being the latter, the story and characters have stayed alive in the hearts of fans and in comic book form.
The Science Channel not only documented Firefly's 10th Anniversary Comic Con Q&A but also rounded up the actors in the aftermath for a second conversation, airing on November 11 at 10 p.m., called Firefly: Browncoats Unite. ETonline scored an exclusive clip from the special, which you can watch above. But that's not all! Proactive fans can unlock even more exclusive clips by Tweeting #FireflyNov11 to @ScienceChannel. Every 5,000 Tweets unlocks a new video. So, get Tweeting!
Firefly: Browncoats Unite premieres November 11 at 10 p.m. on Science Channel.