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Serenity no more~ Firefly extinguished
It has been said by both actors and fans that the end of Serenity and its saga is a terrible loss. Both actors and fans alike would do anything in their power to get the show back again, but this time it isn't going to be as simple as pointing to a group of fans and saying, "They are here to stay!" The execs may be convinced by our displays of loyalty, but when it comes down to it Joss Whedon is the only person who can take claim of the magnificent feat of turning a cancled show into a great film. It was his passion and his persitance alone that allowed us to enjoy the BDM. Now with record sales in DVDs and new sales in the collectors edition DVDs it is obvious that there is money left to be made from this franchise, however the sad fact is Joss Whedon has lost hope. I believe that the reason we haven't heard any new sardonic and slightly bitter comments from Captain Reynolds or River's rambling rants or seen Kaylee's bright smile or Inara's glare is for the simple reason that Joss Whedon doesn't want to. As a passionate writer, Joss Whedon puts more of himself in his work than any other writer I am familiar with, and the sad consequence is that when Fox cancelled Firefly they rejected more than a show. They rejected a part of Joss. Similarly when people neglected to get their butts into their local theaters seats, Joss was once again slighted. People today would rather pile into theaters for Saw 4 and see random nonsensical violence than a well written and clearly loved movie. Paul Newman said in a 1994 interview that people today in Hollywood don't shoot movies. They shoot deadlines. They shoot budgets. The love of film is being replaced with the love of money. So now we need to get behind Joss and let him know that America still has people who are passionate about stories with heart. Personally the Firefly and Serenity series moved me greatly and I would like to thank Joss Whedon for the fantastic ride. I hope that he decides to take a chance and continue the story. Because if we want to keep flying it starts with him.
I petition all fans to get behind Joss and show your love.