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Firefly panel will be at Comic-Con and here’s what we’d ask

Every week brother and sister team Debbie and Bob take on a new topic. This week, news of a 'Firefly' 10-year anniversary panel to be held at Comic-Con next month has us pondering what questions we'd ask, if we were included in the 6-person CliqueClack team headed for San Diego.


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:

  • From where did your inspiration for your strong and unique female characters come?
  • Which do you like more, Joss — the series or the movie?

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!

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4 Responses to “Firefly panel will be at Comic-Con and here’s what we’d ask”

June 28, 2012 at 10:49 AM

I would ask Mr. Whedon (I am not on a first name basis with him), why does he feel the need to kill of main characters? (Has he answered that one already?)
I would ask the cast if any of them regret taking the role because of type casting.

July 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I go to comic con and I assure you he takes a little crap for the whole killing thing every year :) I was thinking of asking “when did you first realize the show was reaching cult following status?” I’ll ask it if I don’t die of happiness before u get to the mic. anyone think that’s a good one?

June 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Personally, I would want to know why he didn’t just ignore the executives and keep making the show…..doesn’t he like me anymore? I mean, I’ve been there for him since the beginning and this is how he treats me? Really Joss????

Or you know, maybe just a question or two about Nathan’s butt……

June 30, 2012 at 11:37 PM

Couple things:

– That video clearly shows the good days of SNL have been over for a long time. Ah, those were the days …

– I get the feeling Bob — and probably many others — think that video is exactly what SDCC is like. I’m pretty sure anyone overly geeky about the shows like that is a minority there, believe it or not. Yeah there are people crazy about the shows, but not THAT crazy. The people dressing up and all that, I just feel everyone’s just doing it for fun, not because they’re crazed. Even if they were, I don’t think I’ve ever heard absurd questions asked to actors at panels.

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