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Am I reading this right, is the show back?

POSTED BY: SOLOMORT
UPDATED: Sunday, March 19, 2006 05:05
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Friday, March 17, 2006 10:46 PM

SOLOMORT


Hi everyone,
Long time Firefly convert, first time threader. A friend sent me this link, basically it says that the Sci Fi channel has bought the rights to the show, here's the link. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/article/ds30578.html

I might have gotten this wrong but I though it worth posting. Here's too hoping!!

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Friday, March 17, 2006 10:49 PM

CHRONICTHEHEDGEHOG


Afraid it's just the rights to air the repeats, not new episodes.

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 1:35 AM

NUCLEARDAY


Quote:

Originally posted by chronicthehedgehog:
Afraid it's just the rights to air the repeats, not new episodes.



Yeah, but still... you never know ;p At least it's a step in the right direction. (Look at Family Guy, which was also prematurely canned from Fox. DVD sales and the huge ratings it got from the repeats on Adult Swim brought that back to the small screen...)

So it's not exactly new eps of Firefly, but at least it's putting it on the air, and Sci-Fi channel is surely a pretty good fit for it getting some more exposure. ;p

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:14 AM

FOLLOWMAL


But this is just SciFi UK, isn't it Nuclearday, or perhaps they are so affiliated I'm wrong about that. I know SciFi (in the US) must have already gotten the rights to air the reruns as they have been doing so.

Do you think this acquisition means that SciFi/SciFi UK might have some influence in the direction next taken for our 'verse? I'm saying this all wrong... I hope you are getting what I'm meaning. Since BSG is a joint UK-US thing, I wondered if this was a step in the right direction for that kind of collaboration on something for our 'verse.

*crosses fingers, lights a candle to Buddha and generally begins any and all prayers so as to cover all bases*

I wish, I wish, I wish, I wish...........

" You hold. Hold til I get back." Mal

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:32 AM

NUCLEARDAY


Quote:

Originally posted by FollowMal:
But this is just SciFi UK, isn't it Nuclearday, or perhaps they are so affiliated I'm wrong about that. I know SciFi (in the US) must have already gotten the rights to air the reruns as they have been doing so.



Oops, lol... that's what I get for trying to read stuff before I've got my contacts in and had my coffee ;p

Still, I think I get your meaning. I'll take it as a step in the right direction. Gotta figure if it wasn't panning out with the reruns here in the US, they wouldn't be bothering with it elsewhere, right?

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:39 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by nuclearday:
Gotta figure if it wasn't panning out with the reruns here in the US, they wouldn't be bothering with it elsewhere, right?

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Only reason I caught it was because I had my glasses on and had downed my first cup of coffee, lol.

Ok, I needed that hope today. And, your sig line.... nice.

" You hold. Hold til I get back." Mal

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:50 AM

KAELE


Quote:

Additional primetime offerings will include the space-operas Crusade (a Babylon 5 offshoot from Warner Bros) and Firefly, from Buffy: The Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon. Re-licensed from Twentieth Century Fox, Firefly is also the forerunner to Whedon's 2005 movie Serenity.


Quote:

"SCI FI's latest mix of acquisitions promises our viewers a steady stream of quality programming throughout the year," said Jon Farrar, Director of Programming at Sci Fi UK. "We have high hopes for the likes of Star Trek, Angel, and Firefly - shows that have a devoted and passionate following here in the UK."


Looks like reruns only. BUT I'm definately liking the mention of PRIMETIME. Good time slots means more recruits.

I also like how Firefly gets lumped in with Star Trek. Means SciFi Channe's taking this seriously. They know it's a cash cow, they're probably just trying to get a ratings feeling for it.

Keep slugging away, Browncoats! We'll win this one battle at a time.

~Kaele

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 5:34 AM

GRIMJACK21502


I locked on to the Primetime adjective as well. It would make perfect sense to air the original series in primetime and then transition to a Sci-Fi original mini-series or ongoing series (see Battlestar).

Our 'Coats across the pond have bought us some hard fought ground...keep fighting my beloved Browncoats.

And thanks for this thread.

We will hold...we hold till Mal gets back.

"And once you're gone, you can never come back
When you're out of the blue and into the black"
-Neil Young

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 6:11 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by GrimJack21502:

Our 'Coats across the pond have bought us some hard fought ground...keep fighting my beloved Browncoats.

And thanks for this thread.

We will hold...we hold till Mal gets back.




I need to echo GrimJack's thanks.... I really needed this thread today and all the words to rally us. Thanks guys!

" You hold. Hold til I get back." Mal

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 6:32 AM

NUCLEARDAY


Quote:

Originally posted by GrimJack21502:
I locked on to the Primetime adjective as well. It would make perfect sense to air the original series in primetime and then transition to a Sci-Fi original mini-series or ongoing series (see Battlestar)



Mini-series... *faints* Okay, so maybe it is a bit of a jump, just from news of more FF reruns, but a BSG parallel does sort of make sense, huh? (Sci-fi show canned before it's time, loyal cult following... reruns to test the waters before a new mini-series followed by a regular series...) I'd so totally upgrade my cable package if SciFi Channel did something like that... Oh well, you can't fault me for being optimistic (read the signature :)

Also, echoing FollowMal's echo to Grimjack's thanks to the UK Browncoats ;p

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 6:36 AM

SULTEN


Its a step, thanks to all of our UK browncoats. its still good news, and i think calls for a shindig!

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 7:43 AM

OLDFOGEY


The US Sci Fi Channel page has a feedback form and I just sent them another one saying how much I enjoyed last week's marathon, asking for more, also saying I enjoyed the John Doe show that was on right after the last Firefly ep they aired (OoG). (So they know I left my TV on.) (Which I did.)

The snail mail letter I tried sending them a couple of weeks ago was returned as undeliverable but I'm thinking now I'll just retype the whole thing on their feedback form. On a different computer so's they won't just say, "Oh it's her again". They're gonna hear from me some more.

To paraphrase a famously lovely man, completely out of context, "...Whether it's true or not, it's fun to believe.


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Saturday, March 18, 2006 8:33 AM

CHRISPV


Excellent, excellent.

Of course, it's only a small thing, but small things add up over time, eh? The way I see it, if Star Trek could come back, so can we. 'Cause let's face it, I loves my me Trek, but Firefly came out of the gate as good, if not better, than any of the Trek shows ever did. Imagine what Joss could do with a five season run....

Truly, they can't take the sky from us!

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal, Fox!

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 8:42 AM

OLDFOGEY


Quote:

Originally posted by ChrisPV:
...Firefly came out of the gate as good, if not better, than any of the Trek shows ever did.

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal, Fox!



Much, much better than Star Trek. I remember looking forward to the original Star Trek weekly show, evnying my neighbor who had a real *color* TV. Firefly is so lightyears far & away better and the best and even more better than that and, and, and... *oldfogey wanders off in a daze of imaginary superlatives all sadly inadequate to describe most fantastical, wonderful show ever created in the entire galaxy ever*


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Saturday, March 18, 2006 8:46 AM

TALLGRRL


Quote:

Originally posted by nuclearday:
Quote:

Originally posted by chronicthehedgehog:
Afraid it's just the rights to air the repeats, not new episodes.



Yeah, but still... you never know ;p At least it's a step in the right direction. (Look at Family Guy, which was also prematurely canned from Fox. DVD sales and the huge ratings it got from the repeats on Adult Swim brought that back to the small screen...)
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You can take my hope when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.



But you have to remember, Family Guy is animated. Which makes it relatively cheap to produce, so yeah, bringing that back was no big deal.
In fact, I believe that like The Simpsons and King of the Hill, Family Guy's animation is done overseas. In Korea. Which makes it really cheap.
When you have to bring an actual live show back? Especially a sci-fi/action/frontier hybrid? With cast, crew, studio space, etc? You're talking millions and millions...and millions of dollars.
Hey, I'd like to hope that Firefly is coming back too. But it ain't.
Me? I'm keeping the candle lit for a Serenity sequel or a full trilogy. Even if it's a made for TV Sci-Fi Original.

"Take me, sir. Take me hard." -- Zoe

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 9:23 AM

KAELE


LOL @ Oldfogey. I had a b&w TV when I was little. God, you're making me feel old. STOP IT! heehee

That reminds me. I should go thank SciFi for airing the marathon too!

EDIT:
Here's my letter to SciFi Channel...

To whom it may concern:

I want to thank you and your programming department so very much for airing that Firefly Marathon on March 10th.

When SciFi first came on the air, I was so excited to see an ENTIRE channel dedicated to my favorite genre. Through the years, you've included some really good programming. I've been working my way through purchasing every season of Farscape and was sorely disappointed when it was cancelled. I've been trying to get into SG1 lately now that Ben Browder's in it. Granted, it isn't Farscape, but it is growing on me slowly.

Then you picked up Firefly. I was not one of the lucky few who saw every episode on Fox. I only became interested in it once Serenity came out. (SUPERB flick by the way, blows the Star Wars prequels out of the water.) I now own Firefly on DVD but could not pass up the chance to witness Firefly in its original format. Your marathon last Friday gave me a chance to see Firefly like I've never seen it before. I absolutely loved it.

Please, please do this again. Firefly belongs on television. In fact, it should be continued and not just be 14 episodes. SciFi Channel would be an excellent place for it. My favorite channel and my favorite show, a perfect pair.

Keep up the excellent work.



Please feel free to 'borrow' anything from that. :)

~Kaele

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 11:46 AM

GRIMJACK21502


Quote:

Originally posted by Tallgrrl:
Quote:

Originally posted by nuclearday:
Quote:

Originally posted by chronicthehedgehog:
Afraid it's just the rights to air the repeats, not new episodes.



Yeah, but still... you never know ;p At least it's a step in the right direction. (Look at Family Guy, which was also prematurely canned from Fox. DVD sales and the huge ratings it got from the repeats on Adult Swim brought that back to the small screen...)
_______________________________________________
You can take my hope when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.



But you have to remember, Family Guy is animated. Which makes it relatively cheap to produce, so yeah, bringing that back was no big deal.
In fact, I believe that like The Simpsons and King of the Hill, Family Guy's animation is done overseas. In Korea. Which makes it really cheap.
When you have to bring an actual live show back? Especially a sci-fi/action/frontier hybrid? With cast, crew, studio space, etc? You're talking millions and millions...and millions of dollars.
Hey, I'd like to hope that Firefly is coming back too. But it ain't.
Me? I'm keeping the candle lit for a Serenity sequel or a full trilogy. Even if it's a made for TV Sci-Fi Original.

"Take me, sir. Take me hard." -- Zoe



Just a guess here...but I'm thinking that Galactica costs a sh-tload more than a potential episode of a new Firefly series.

Plus the most costly element of the show (after the primary sets are reconstructed) would be the effects...and wouldn't you know the company that does Battlestar also did Firefly. My point, Sci-Fi already works with these guys.

Now I love Galactica, but I think Sci-Fi realizes that Firefly would eclipse the stellar numbers they are getting for BSG.

If they spend it on BSG, they will spend it on Firefly. When dealing with a Firefly return on Sci-Fi, the animation/Family Guy/cost angle doesn't hold up.

We will hold...we hold till Mal gets back.

"And once you're gone, you can never come back
When you're out of the blue and into the black"
-Neil Young

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 1:10 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Battlestar Galactica is a joint production between the US Sci-Fi Channel (owned by NBC/Universal) and Sky-One in the UK. That is why it is an affordable show for Sci-Fi. If a similar deal can be negotiated for Firefly then it is certainly a possibility.




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Saturday, March 18, 2006 2:29 PM

CHINDI


hehehe

PREPARE FOR MANY MORE CONVERTS TO THE UNIVERSE!!
make room in the galley... there will be a whole lot of new folks when the show starts airing... and more fans means... more dvds and more sales and that means... well you know...


Chindi thinkin' its all good news!!

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 2:57 PM

KAELE


*hands Chindi a strawberry for being so shiny*

Good girl!

I never thought of the angle that Sky One and SciFi would go in like they do for BSG.

ohplease ohplease ohplease ohplease ohplease ohplease ohplease ohplease...!

~Kaele

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Saturday, March 18, 2006 7:51 PM

CHINDI


mmmmmmmm strawberry!!! lovely. much appreciated Kaele... and save some for the new recruits.. they will be staggering in any time now...

chindi

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Sunday, March 19, 2006 5:05 AM

NUCLEARDAY


Quote:

Originally posted by Tallgrrl:
When you have to bring an actual live show back? Especially a sci-fi/action/frontier hybrid? With cast, crew, studio space, etc? You're talking millions and millions...and millions of dollars.
Hey, I'd like to hope that Firefly is coming back too. But it ain't.
Me? I'm keeping the candle lit for a Serenity sequel or a full trilogy. Even if it's a made for TV Sci-Fi Original.



True, the rational part of my brain sort of figures that a TV comeback is a long shot at best.

On the other hand the less-rational side of my brain is bloodthirsty, stubborn, and routinely beats the rational part to a bloody pulp ;p

Yeah, I figure Serenity 2 is the best hope. (And Serenity 3, and 4, 5, and so on...) Still, stranger things have happened.

Side note: the weekly forecast for Hell, Michigan is partly cloudy with a low of 22 degrees ;p

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