It was just announced today that there will be a first-ever Firefly panel at San Diego Comic-Con in July, to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of one of my favorite cult shows. Never before seen footage! More surprises! Alas, I won’t be attending Comic-Con (but 6 of CliqueClack’s writers will be!), but if I were, I’d definitely have questions for Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillon, Tim Minear, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, and … well, Jewel Stait, Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres, Ron Glass, and Summer Glau weren’t mentioned in the article, but one would have to hope they’ll be there.
One question I’d definitely have for Joss and Minear (begs the question, why am I on a first-name basis with Joss but not Tim?) is whether or not they’d do anything differently. In retrospect, could they have changed direction somehow to make the show more palatable to viewers, thereby extending its life? I’d hope to hear them back their creative choices because the die-hard fans certainly saw nothing wrong (me neither!), but it would be so interesting to know if they’ve thought about this and if there was something they think would have made everyone happy creatively and garnered new viewers.
What would you ask?
That’s going to be one long line to get into that panel!
At this point it’s probably hard to ask anything that hasn’t already been brought up in the past ten years. With that being said, though, I would be interested to hear everyone’s perspective on how loyal the fans have been over ten years and what that is like.
In the tradition of CliqueClack, and Keith’s attempts to find out how every canceled series was going to end up, I would love to hear about any future plot points that were planned. I know we got a movie, but I would venture to guess that the plot of the film was not where the show was headed. It would be interesting to see if Joss (we’re on a first name basis too) would divulge any of that.
I’m suddenly reminded of CliqueClack’s Firefly week from last year, and I’m all reminisce-y. I guess that’s the point of a 10-year anniversary reunion panel. There are some great questions that would come straight from our posts, for Joss:
What would you like to ask the cast members? Joss must be tired of answering all of our questions!
I think I would be tempted to ask them completely inane, trivial questions about tiny details from the show just to see if I could prompt any of them into a William Shatner on SNL type of freak out. “It’s just a TV show!”
Clearly, I am not Comic-Con material.
I think it would be fun to see if some of the actors who have done a lot of work as recognizable characters (I’m thinking of Adam Baldwin, Nathan Fillion, Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres, etc) are recognized most for their roles from Firefly. After all, it was only on for a year.
Agreed. Now, dear readers, what would you ask? Who knows, one of our lucky CliqueClack writers may ask one of your questions in the press room of the Firefly panel next month!