Years after its cancellation, Firefly is still very much alive. To the delight of fans of the cult hit, New York Comic-Con held a Firefly Reunion panel on Saturday, October 10th. Believe it or not, it’s been 10 years since the release of the show’s companion film, Serenity. Stars Gina Torres, Nathan Fillion, and Jewel Staite were all scheduled to grace the stage for the Q&A, and all three arrived, with the addition of surprise guest Alan Tudyk!
Although Tudyk needed to meet Amy Acker to work on ADR (additional dialogue recorded) for their show, Con Man, he was able to stay for the first 20 minutes of the panel. He thrilled the crowd early on by announcing that “everyone on the stage here is in this season of Con Man.” In fact, viewers can see both Torres and Staite on the show this Wednesday, October 14th.
The Muppets are coming, and I’m pretty sure they made enough promos to have a complete episode. Maybe… that is the 1st episode, just given in 30-50 second increments. No, that would be way too meta. Anyway, if these promos are any indication of what the show will be like, I’m sold. My favorites are the ones with Nathan Fillion (Castle), trying to get with Miss Piggy. Some of the other ABC stars in these commercials are Clark Gregg (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Guillermo Diaz (who is fantastic) and Katie Lowes (Scandal), and Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs).
So… check out the “About the Show” and keep on enjoying the really tiny clips below.
The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Marvel Comics adaptation Castle: Richard Castle’s Storm Season premium hardcover on sale for today for $12.99 (that’s 35% off the list price of $19.99).
This deal is valid only for today, Monday, October 7, 2013 until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
If/when the deal sells out, you can still get Castle: Richard Castle’s Storm Season at a discount at Amazon in hardcover for $14.78 and for Kindle for $9.99.
Happy 42nd birthday today to Nathan Fillion, who has become almost the archetypical geek heartthrob to many of his endearing fans across the country, as his guy-next-door good looks, fun gregarious charm, and keen acting skills in productions like the cult favorite Firefly and his current gig as the titular character on TV’s Castle has solidified him as an A-lister in geek and sci-fi/fantasy circles.
Fillion had been kicking around Hollywood’s door for quite some time before his current success, appearing in film productions like Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning WWII salvo Saving Private Ryan; the sleeper comedy/drama Waitress, and lesser quality fare like Blast From the Past and Dracula 2000. He also appeared in television productions like Spin City, Two Guys and a Girl, and the long-running soap opera One Life to Live before landing the role which made him famous and a cult superstar to many, Captain Malcolm Reynolds, on Firefly, which was a creation birthed by sci-fi/fantasy wonderman Joss Whedon. The show, short-lived and which followed the crew members of Serenity (the name of their space craft), has taken on a gargantuan life of its own since its cancellation after only eleven aired episodes, and in the present day is as arguably as revered feverishly and passionately as Star Trek was and is, by rabid fans coast to coast, a success due to the writing and production style of Whedon, grand writing, and a stellar ensemble cast, led by none other than Nathan Fillion.
There’s a few deals today related to the Castle television series starring Nathan Fillion.
TFAW has Castle: Richard Castle’s Deadly Storm premium hardcover comic book adaptation on sale for today for $13.99 (that’s 30% off the list price of $19.99). It’s also available at Amazon in hardcover for $12.09 and pre-order for paperback for $10.19 (coming in February 2013).