How powerful is Nathan Fillion, the actor who portrayed Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the short-lived sci-fi television show Firefly?
Powerful enough so that fans take any suggestion to resurrect the show literally despite a highly unlikely success rate. For instance, Fillion’s recent interview with Entertainment Weekly [READ: Attention Browncoats: â€˜Fireflyâ€™ To Return To Cable; Is This Our Last Chance To Save It?].
To most people mourning the death of a favorite creative project, saying something like “If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet” wouldn’t imply that this could ever reasonably be done.
However, the internet has responded with the launch of HelpNathanBuyFirefly.com, which offers the following plan of action…
Phase 1) Generate momentum. Weâ€™re going to setup a way people can pledge funding towards the mission of putting the rights to Firefly back into the hands of people who care about it. Since Nathan said heâ€™d be game to be those hands, weâ€™re going to watch for â€¦
Phase 2) Nathan chimes in towards us and approves the effort. At that point, itâ€™s a real mission and weâ€™ll switch intoâ€¦
Phase 3) Weâ€™ll setup a way for the funding to be collected into a Non-Profit Organization. Weâ€™ll then want everyone to make good on their pledge and contribute.
So how likely is it that this going to happen? Probably not very, and I say that with a heavy heart. First of all the paperwork for any organization to gain status as a Non-profit is horrendous and would require some legal minds to maneuver through all of it. This is something that our hero (Cap’n Mal) could easily front the cost of. The second hurdle is going to be that FOX’s asking price will be much higher now that the internet movement is behind it.
Still, stranger things have happened and it never hurts to show support. The website already has a Facebook Fan page up and running.