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BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION – A ‘FIREFLY’ FAN MOVIE

by Dawn, May 22, 2010

FIREFLY TAKES FLIGHT AGAIN WITH ‘BROWNCOATS: REDEMPTION’

Source: www.wired.com


Sadly, Joss Whedon’s stellar sci-fi western Firefly remains grounded for now. But Trekkie-like die-hard fans called Browncoats are nevertheless taking flight with their own film Browncoats: Redemption. It hits the convention circuit starting with New England’s Granite-Con on May 23.

“Browncoats: Redemption was made by the fans for the fans,” director Michael Dougherty explained to Wired.com by e-mail. “But we view this as an independent film; we had Firefly fans travel from all over the U.S. to volunteer their time as extras and other supportive roles in its production. Without them, this film would not exist, and it will only be successful with their continued help and support.”

Browncoats picks up the story on Miranda, three months after the events of Whedon’s film Serenity, with fans volunteering as cast and crew. It’s not a documentary of Firefly, but meant to be a sci-fi feature on its own based on the world Whedon created.

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It’s kind of cool when fandom get together and pay tribute to a beloved TV show like this. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Would you rather see ‘Firefly’ left as was? Would you see this movie?

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