Nathan Fillion described Joss Whedon’s incredible idea for Firefly’s potential opening scene which he unfortunately never got to film.
We all love Firefly. It’s easily one of our very favourite TV shows ever, certainly our favourite sci-fi TV series. There was nothing quite like it on TV, and no show has really come close since. We often hear fans beg for someone to pick up the cult show and do a revival series. Netflix perhaps. However, Nathan Fillion recently explained why bringing back Firefly isn’t be a good idea, and honestly we agree with him. It would simply never be good enough for us, or for the creative people involved. Along with dashing our hopes for a Firefly comeback, Fillion also described Joss Whedon’s idea for Firefly’s opening scene, which was never filmed, and it sounded so good.
During a recent Firefly reunion panel at Long Beach Comic-Con (via The Hollywood Reporter), Nathan Fillion described an opening scene that Joss Whedon had in mind, but never got to shoot. “Joss once described an opening scene to me where we are looking at a planet with a ring around it and as we come in close, we see the ring is actually rocks and pieces of ships and old derelicts. It’s a junk ring. It’s the junkyards — we mentioned it in Firefly one time.”
Fillion continued, “We see little bits and we’re jumping slowly from bit to bit and as we get closer we see Serenity floating lifeless and these little people getting on and coming through it. And as they get into the airlock and they close it, they come and there’s Malcolm Reynolds, bleeding and cut, strapped down with giant guns and not looking great. He’s got these two giant guns, and he says, ‘Get off my ship.’” Unfortunately, we’ll never get to see this on our screens, but you can watch Firefly’s 14 episodes, and subsequent film, Serenity, on Netflix. So if you haven’t watched it yet, then our advice to you is stop what you are doing now and go watch it! Do you like the sound of this Firefly opening scene?
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