Where do I begin? With the incredible inspirational cast, the brilliant TV show that was such an unsung hero, the fans that carried the show from defeat to impossible success, or the new show which is being produced in commemoration?
For those unaware, Firefly was a TV show which aired in 2002 but was cancelled short by Fox in 2003. The network even shifted the pilot episode so that it wasn't shown first. It was an admittedly difficult show for many to get into, but no one who has watched more than 4-5 episodes has been able to stop themselves from becoming hooked and finishing the series. Unlike so many films and programmes, the cast weren't focussed on the money from the job, nor did they keep to themselves and perhaps a few other members of the cast. Rather, and pretty uniquely so, the entire cast became a family who supported each other through the show, preferring to watch other cast members acting their parts rather than heading off to their own trailers. They are still tightly-knitted today, more than a decade later, appearing at conventions for this short-lived TV show because they adore the fans who, in turn, adore them. So much so, in fact, that through the support of the fans the Serenity movie was made. I'd like to write so much more here, but I feel it would be better to skip straight to the point. A simple search of "firefly fans" is enough to get you started if you want more information.
Two days ago, Alan Tudyk (one of the characters in Firefly) began an Indiegogo campaign for a new TV show called "Con Man" (short for Convention Man). This show is effectively about the cast themselves, but set in an alternate universe - rather than being called Firefly, the show is called Spectrum, for example. In it, Tudyk will feature many of the encounters he has had with fans of Firefly at various conventions, as well as tell his story. You can watch their trailer here, they explain it a lot better than me...
Please, please, please donate some money toward this campaign. I've never posted anything like this on RRU before, but the people behind this project are such wonderful people that it deserves recognition.
I don't have any money/I don't want to give any
Not a problem. Just spread awareness of it, tweet/post/blog/etc. about this incredible show!
At the time of posting, they've already been pledged over a whopping $1,200,000 (I'm sitting at about 0.01% of that!), well over the initial goal of $425,000. If they can reach $1,750,000 they are able to produce all 12 episodes of the series!
I'm beggin' ya'll, please lend your support. Thanks! :)