Watch The Entire Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel From Comic Con
The vast majority of us weren’t able to go to San Diego for Comic Con for one reason or another, but that doesn’t mean we won’t get to enjoy the massive explosion of news that follows this annual celebration of everything geeky. Seriously, it’s like a giddy nerd bacchanal.
This year marks 10-years of Joss Whedon’s short-lived space-western Firefly, which first aired in 2002. Cancelled after a season then resurrected as a feature film, the series left, and continues to leave, an indelible mark on popular culture. (There’s a Firefly-themed café in Seattle.) Now you can watch the entire 10th Anniversary panel from Comic Con online. It’s just like you were there, except for the part where the entire capacity crowd collectively almost craps themselves as the moderator introduces the cast.
The panel members include creator Whedon, stars Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Alan Tudyk, Sean Maher, and writers Jose Molina and Tim Minear.
There is a lot of ground covered in 52-minutes, and you can see it all for yourself. But watching the cast and crew crack jokes, and mock each other good-naturedly, it’s easy to see why the show still works even a decade down the line. The chemistry is so fresh and apparent that you could still be on the set where everyone sees each other every day, instead of years after the fact.
Fillion even visibly tears up a couple of times, when he recounts how Whedon gave him a chance when no one else would, and when Whedon talks about what Fillion means to the show. You could sit and listen to Whedon talk all day long without much effort. No wonder he got everyone to buy into his idea.
Another thing that comes through is how warmly the cast regards their fans. They know everything that’s been done on their behalf, and appreciate every bit of it. It’s cool to witness that sort of two way street. Both sides are still emotionally invested.
Out of everything that’s in this video, my favorite little bit is Whedon talking about a guest star who was less than respectful to some of the female cast members. The image of Fillion getting “very Canadian” when his loved ones are threatened is priceless.
One more tidbit to keep in mind, the Science Channel was at Comic Con all week, filming lots of material for a Firefly special that is set to air this November. Something else for Browncoats to look forward to.