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Con_Man_Poster, Nathan Fillion and Alan TudykIn case you have not heard, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk are at it again, sort of. Right now these two have started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for a web series they are creating, called Con Man.

Con Man is about the world of sci-fi conventions, where Tudyk’s character was on a sci-fi show that was cancelled too soon. (Sound familiar Firefly fans?) With the fictional show’s early cancellation, he’s relegated to signing head shots and appearances at conventions. All the while Fillion’s character who was in the same show, has gone on to action-hero fame and stardom.

Tudyk’s character is frustrated with Fillion’s success.

LOL…

The web series will have interesting guest stars like Sean Maher and Gina Torres, Amy Acker, Seth Green, Felicia Day, and Guardians of the Galaxy filmmaker James Gunn.

The plot sounds hilarious and seems to echo, to some degree, real life. But then again, real life scenarios tend to inspire great fiction.

Fillion and Tudyk are looking to raise $425,000 for the shows first three episodes. Tudyk is hoping for more mula, considering he has written 10 scripts, including ones with scenes where their two characters are seen in their pretend roles, where there are scenes of Tudyk flying a spaceship and Nathan being the captain.

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The Serenity, from the TV sci-fi series Firefly

We know the history… Joss Whedon makes an awesome show called Firefly, Fox rearranges the order of the episodes, does some piss-poor marketing, and thus, a great show dies in one season. (I swear, someone at Fox did not like Joss)

Yet Firefly lived on in powerful waves of syndication and the following (not the show) of fans just keeps growing.

Then Serenity was made to help close out this story.

That’s that. Browncoats (fans of Firefly) continue on, Joss Whedon put out a few comics to continue some of the stories, and life as we know it, continues. Fans still yearn for more while having to deal with what we have.

And the burning ire many had for Fox starts to smolder into a mere warm ember under the ashes. That is, until Fox does something to reignite them!

Backtrack a few years: At some point, some fans started making some pretty fascinating looking hats, called Jayne Cobb hats.

But somehow, they either caught on just enough or someone influential from Fox saw it and screamed “foul!”

It seems that Fox is having a huge slew of Cease and Desist legal warnings going out to Browncoats or independent craft/fan sellers who are making the Jayne Cobb hats. (And if you’re not careful with the keyboard, Cobb comes out Cogg!)

It doesn’t matter if these folks have been selling these cool hats for almost 10 years, because now Fox wants to put a stop to it. Fox is coming after what’s being referred to as the single women, moms and retired ladies who love the show and were having fun recreating and selling some content from the series.

Firefly on Amazon

And the “fun” doesn’t stop there. Per sources, it seems C&D letters are going out to all kinds of Firefly related product makers.

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Does Kickstarter Raise New & Empty Hopes for “Firefly” or “Serenity?”

March 15, 2013

Suspecting that FIREFLY fans are excited about a Kickstarter option, Joss Whedon was asked his thoughts on the matter. Don’t hold your breath yet gang… A week ago a Brusimm reader sent me a note about the Veronica Mars Kickstarter campaign saying “Looks like the fans came through. Now will WB?” Back when he sent […]

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Reflecting on Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” & 1 Fans’ Proposed Reboot Idea

March 9, 2013

The other day, I got into a conversation about Firefly, how fans loved the series, why it will probably never come back. And I take a stab at how Firefly could possibly be rebooted without worrying about the semantics of getting the cast all back together for a full-time production. – The Conversation The other […]

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The Similarities Between “The Avengers” and “Firefly” (Well Played Mr. Whedon)

March 2, 2013

I came across an awesome info-graphic of sorts titled “Well Played, Mr. Whedon,” that shows an incredible correlation between the characters in the 2002 Firefly series and the 2012 movie, The Avengers. Follow along for a moment as I chat about Joss Whedon’s experience leading up to The Avengers and then look at the comparative […]

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‘Firefly,’ ‘Cinematic Titanic’ and ‘Lobo’ Industry News!

February 17, 2013

I came across some news (good & bad) bites for a few fan favorite franchises I thought I’d pass along. Great news on a Firefly board game, news on Cinematic Titanic’s live tour and seemingly bad news on any possible Lobo movie. – Cinematic Titanic Touring News (And It Ain’t Great!) For any fan of […]

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Science Channel’s Firefly TV Marathon Special #FireflyNov11

November 1, 2012

Sometimes, the Science Channel has all the cool shows. Case in point, is the upcoming 10th anniversary special, Firefly: Browncoats Unite This show will take a look at the long-lived fan-favorite series from Joss Whedon, Firefly. It’s going to be an all day event that airs on November 11th on the Science Channel. While watching, […]

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Should Joss Whedon Thank Fox TV + One Fan’s Meager Thank You

May 11, 2012

This bit starts out as one of those, “What If,” alternate reality conjectures. What if Joss Whedon stepped on “that butterfly?” And then I drift off into another direction, touching on his Thank You Letter to his fans, and then a bit more from me, my own thanks. For what it’s worth. I watched a […]

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Joss Whedon’s ‘Firefly’ On Sale on Amazon

May 10, 2012

The space western from Joss Whedon, Firefly, seems to be on sale this month in both DVD and Blu-ray formats on Amazon. It’s not a huge sale, but a sale is a sale! Firefly was that ill-fated series that aired on Fox, but for some “creative” reason, Fox reordered all the episodes so things seemed […]

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To The Joss Whedon Naysayers, I Think The Reviews Speak for Themselves

April 30, 2012

When the news first broke that Joss Whedon was selected to direct Marvel’s superhero movie, The Avengers, I had a few thoughts. First was “Awesome!” The second thought was, that it was about time that Joss got his big break and given a chance at something very tentpole! But I had noticed a vocal section […]

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Thanksgiving 2011 TV Marathons

November 22, 2011

A list of Thanksgiving network marathons… I see The Walking Dead, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Battlestar Galactica, NCIS, & a Firefly* marathon…

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‘Firefly’ TV Ratings on the Science Channel

March 12, 2011

‘Firefly’ TV Ratings on the Science Channel

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The Firefly Fan Funded Revival Has Been Tempered & Where’s The Cast Now

March 10, 2011

The Firefly Fan Funded Revival Has Been Tempered & Where’s The Cast Now

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Firefly Premieres This Sunday on Science

March 4, 2011

Firefly Premieres This Sunday on Science

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‘Firefly’ Would Return if Nathan Fillion Won the Lottery

February 18, 2011

‘Firefly’ Would Return if Nathan Fillion Won the Lottery

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Shiny New Serenity Cut-Away Lithograph Schematics!

September 12, 2010

Shiny New Serenity Cut-Away Lithograph Schematics! I think a must for any Firefly / Serenity fan!!!

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Bob Stencil Tricks Nathan Fillion into SERENITY 2 (humor)

August 5, 2010

Nathan Fillion is one of the funnier dramatic actors I know. Or mayhaps, I should say that I’ve seen. This hilarious video interview between Bob Stencil and Nathan Fillion could be evidence to that. Watch the disdain and concern that Fillion shows during the interview. By interview’s end, Nathan Fillion has found himself signed up […]

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Syfy Channel Announces 7 New Scripted Shows – But Not Sure About Them

August 1, 2010

The Syfy Channel has announced 7 new scripted shows recently. I didn’t catch any air dates but I’m sure they’ll be coming within the year. Before this annoucement, I had all but given up on any new non-reality shows from the net. At first when I saw the press release, I was building a head […]

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