“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Enough With the Reboots

So, little humorous bits of Interwebs chatter and statements, and someone up at Fox made a statement to the effect of "Well, we'd be open to a Firefly reboot if we could make it fitting for today's audience."

Which, of course, generated kerfuffle amongst fandom.

Here's my 1/2 cent opinion, and it'll be brief:

#1 - "Fitting for today's audience." - um, dude, watch your own show. The whole reasons certain series and movies gain their huge fan base is because they have a certain timeless appeal. Casablanca resonates now just like it did in 1941. Friends is huge with the current generation, even though most of the music and other references are far out of date. We all have plenty of examples.

#2 - Stop. Just stop. I don't want to see you "remake" Firefly (or a lot of other shows and movies) with different actors and their take on iconic roles. I don't want you changing some canon we've all grown to love, just to make sure the "messaging is right."

You want to tribute a show and please the fans, without driving them nuts? Look at how The Mandalorian is done. Take your familiar setting and tell a new story in a different spot. Keep just enough links and references to tie things in, but go in a new direction.

Of course, I'm not holding my breath...

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