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Re-lighting the Firefly series... with guest stars from Alumni projects
Friday, December 2, 2011 7:39 AM
Friday, December 2, 2011 8:06 AM
Quote:Originally posted by BrowncoatMidwesterner:
I was so glad to see Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin together, voicing Decepticons in Transformers Prime.
It has gotten me thinking about Firefly alumni, and their current projects... and also wishing for Firefly Season 2. This will relate to the 'verse in a minute, I promise.
So here's the premise:
Firefly rights have expired from Fox. Mutant Enemy teams up with UCP (producers of good cable TV shows like Royal Pains, In Plain Sight, Psych, White Collar, and others...) to put Firefly back on TV, on Cable, with the original cast, and crew, writers, etc... Sci-Fi, USA, somewhere.
How does the original Firefly cast bring their new friends from their Alumni series, back into the Firefly 'Verse as recurring guest stars, or new full cast members?
I had some ideas about this this morning.
And let's start with Malcolm Reynolds. (Nathan Fillion bringing Castle cast members over to Firefly)
Stana Katic as Kathryn Beck. A tough sheriff on a colony planet. An old flame that knew Malcolm Reynolds before the war, from Shadow, when Mal grew up on the ranch. He was a lot more happy-go-lucky and fun then. She re-encounters Mal after the events of BDM, and finds him a changed man after many years. Mal left for the war just as they were getting romantically interested in each other, and she never heard from him directly again until now.
She is a law officer, but is scarred by her own tragedy, even when Mal knew her before. She isn't "by the book" and isn't even that strict on small stuff, as long as she takes down the people doing really big, bad things. She has no love for people looking over her shoulder, so likes it more on the fringe than in the core, where the Alliance is entirely too obtrusive, but she isn't the independent idealist that Mal an Zoe are. She kept her head down into her own issues while others fought the war. Her familiarity with Mal's previous life are enough to spark her interest again, and overlook some of his activities, since he isn't trying to hurt good folk, and isn't a twisted psychopath.
She also brings along some deputies from the old days, too. (Huertas and Dever, playing tweaked versions of their roles as Esposito and Ryan from Castle) comprising Mal Reynolds old gang from home, before the war.
There could be cameos as flashbacks by Susan Sullivan as Malcolm Reynold's mother, as she also plays Richard Castle's mother.
Molly O'Quinn should be integrated, too... but I am not sure how yet. Mal wouldn't have a daughter of that age, unless he had a fling during the war, and didn't know about the resulting child. Our Daughter Reynolds would be a bit too much, after Our Mrs. Reynolds... how many relatives can Mal plausibly be surprised with? But perhaps Molly O'Quinn could play some attached role to Yo/Saff/Bridge. The redhead younger sister from Yo/Saff/Bridge's unwelcome and escaped past? A good, upright, and moral girl, opposite of Yo/Saff/Bridge's un-trustworthy criminal character?
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"Well, so long Earth...Thanks for the air and what-not" -Fry
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 7:10 AM
Beir bua agus beannacht
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