Firefly: Fans Concerned Cancelation Is Serious
March 4, 2016 2:37 pm
“It’s just not fair,” Tim Jefferson of Los Angeles Firefly club said. “It’s just not fair at all. Star Trek got a reboot. Star Wars got Episode 7. Where’s the new season of Firefly? Where’s Serenity 2?”
That’s the ever-present sentiment among the fans of the sci-fi series, Firefly. The network Fox canceled the show in 2003, despite its growing fan base.
“I’m starting to think this cancellation is for real,” another die-hard fan told us. “I’ve dedicated years of my life to sending Fox stacks of letters. I keep asking them to reconsider their decision, and still nothing. Nothing!”
“We just want justice,” Jefferson explained. “They cancelled the show too soon. There was just no chance for it. Serenity was good, but it’s not enough. And I’m not the only one who thinks so.”
All For The Love of Firefly
After all this time, it may seem strange to ramp-up petitions and efforts to bring back the show. But Tim remained enthusiastic.
“Have you ever loved something so much that you tell everyone about it all the time? And then, you sign into Facebook and someone posts a link saying ‘that thing you like is coming back!’ You click it, and it’s a gag. And you fall for it every single time? Has that happened to you? Well it happens to me all the time. And I’m sick of it! It has to come back. I won’t take no for an answer, Fox.”
It’s estimated that Firefly gains a new die-hard fan every 5 seconds. Most of those fans hear about it from people like Tim. Some new fans enter a six to twelve month phase, sending angry letters and Tweets to Fox. Many people compare the relative silence of Fox to the tactics the Alliance used against the Browncoats in the rebellion. That sentiment has sparked a renewed vigor with existing Firefly fans around the globe.