Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Firefly Flanac

(No, I'm not gonna explain the second word).

Someone paid close attention to Nathan Fillion's probably-offhand remark about how, if he had the bucks, he'd buy the rights to Firefly and start cranking out new episodes.

Madcap hijinks, as they say, ensued. Follow the links -- brother, can you spare a $40?

8 comments:

D.W. said...

I'd throw a few bones their way. I'd love to see new episodes.

After that, maybe we could get someone to finish Defying Gravity...

Dirk said...

Thanks for the heads-up!

I'd definitely kick in some $ towards this, as long as they can get Whedon, and all of the original cast - even if they could only get 'em all there for a couple episodes.

Gewehr98 said...

If they say it's a go-ahead, I'd throw a few shekels their direction, too. I've about got the pits wore out on my DVD copy of Serenity already, let alone my Firefly DVD collection.

Me said...

I'd toss a few bones for that. But they need to bring Wash back.

Larry said...
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Larry said...

We need to connect two dots here. Nathan, and Bill Whittle:

Reboot Firefly with Declaration Entertainment

Dwight Brown said...

At some point, I want to write a piece for my personal blog about the death of the network and the rise branded television. This is part of what I've been thinking about.

It seems to me like we're just a few years away, if that, from having the tools in place to do something very much like this:

"You want to see a new season of Firefly? OK. It'll cost us $24 million to do 22 episodes. If we can get a million people to subscribe at the $25 level, we'll do the episodes, and all the subscribers will be able to download them for free. If we don't reach that level by we'll credit the subscription fee back to your credit card.
"If you subscribe at the $50 level, we'll give you extra downloadable content, and the DVD box set when it is released. If you subscribe at the $100 level, we'll give you all that, and the entire cast will autograph your DVD box set. Again, if this doesn't go through, we'll refund all your money."

Really, the tools are probably in place to do this now; the only piece I can see that's missing is an infrastructure for taking in, escrowing, and paying out (or refunding) subscription payments. None of that is hard. (And the infrastructure provider can make money on the float, too.)

PA State Cop said...

I'm in. Where do ya want the check? Can I get a redshirt deal?