Firefly Reunion - Still one of my favorite TV shows of all times, the cast of “Firefly” came together for a reunion last week. Almost 10 years after it first aired, thousands of fans made it an event to remember.
12:44: This is the loudest Ballroom 20 crowd I’ve ever joined and the Firefly team hasn’t even taken the stage yet! About 10,000 people reportedly lined up to get in, with many camping overnight. Whedon himself stopped by in the middle of the night.
1:35: Jensen asks Whedon what the Firefly fans have meant to him. What happens next is one of the most emotional moments I’ve seen at Comic-Con. Whedon struggles, or seems to, for the right words. Somebody in the crowd yells out, “We love you!” Whedon hears this, struggles some more. And the crowd begins to applaud. And stand up. Soon the entire room is giving a roaring ovation. The cast stands too. It’s possibly the most perfect way to end the panel. Whedon takes the microphone.
“Only an idiot would try to follow that with a sentence,” he says.
To mark the anniversary, the Science Channel is shooting a one-hour special chronicling the Firefly cast reunion. The special will be titled Browncoats Unite, and feature many members of the original team including star Nathan Fillion and creator Joss Whedon.