When Matt brought me the first season of Firefly on DVD, I thought it was just going to be another crazy sci-fi series. After the first two episodes, to my surprise, I fell in love. I have not seen a sci-fi series this good since Star Trek: The Next Generation and Stargate: SG-1. I watched the whole first season in two and a half days. Again, to my surprise, I was heartbroken when I heard that Fox cancelled it. Originally, they said it was due to bad ratings. It turns out that they ran it in a horrible time slot and gave the show 1/10th of the marketing funding they promised. This is not the first time Fox has let go of a great show. Letâ€™s not forget Family Guy, which they were lucky to get back. Of course, they require all the showâ€™s producerâ€™s to sign contracts stating that no one else will air new episodes of their series for at least ten years. In other words, there seems to be no chance of the Sci-Fi channel picking it up.
Firefly still has an incredibly strong fan base and their new attempt to bring it back is the Firefly Season 2 Project: On Demand. From their site:
We are looking to push the envelope of episodic television by offering Season Two of Firefly in a groundbreaking new format. Each episode (or the entire season) would be made available for purchase in Standard or Hi-Definition.
It’s possible that subscribers may choose one of three playback options; monthly DVD deliveries, TV On-Demand using your cable or satellite provider, or computer viewing via Streaming Download.
If you loved Firefly and want to see new seasons, take 30 seconds to fill out their quick survey. You do not need to put down any personal info. It will help them determine the direction for the series.