Some people call him a space cowboy, yeah
Some call Mal the gangsta of love
Some people call him Malcolm
Cause he speaks of the pompitous of love
People talk about him, baby
Say he’s doin’ you wrong, doin’ you wrong
Well, don’t you worry baby
Cause he’s right here baby, right here, right here, right here at home
Cause Mal’s a picker
Mal’s a grinner
Mal’s a lover
And Mal’s a sinner
He plays music in the sun
Mal’s a joker
Mal’s a smoker
Mal’s a midnight toker
Mal sure don’t want to hurt no one
The Science Channel announced today the airing of Firefly beginning March 6th. No announcement about whether or not the channel will run the episodes in the original “out of order” aired order, or will show the Firefly episodes as the should have aired, if Fox had not screwed the whole thing up in that special way that only the Fox network could.
I’m not bitter . . . my panties are still in a wad though. I’m seeing someone about that, talking seems to help. Check out the Press release after the jump if you’ve been in a Turkish prison for the last ten years and need a refresher about the show.
Premieres Sunday, Mar. 6
Joss Whedon, Emmy Award-nominated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and an Academy Award nominee for Toy Story, brings his unique and multi-talented skills to FIREFLY, a sci-fi/western adventure series.
Set 500 years in the future, in the wake of a universal civil war, FIREFLY centers on the crew of Serenity, a small transport spaceship that doesn’t have a planet to call home. Captain Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), a defeated soldier who opposed the unification of the planets by the totalitarian governed Alliance, will undertake any job – legal or not – to stay afloat and keep his crew fed.
Mal’s crew includes his fiercely loyal second-in-command Zoe (Gina Torres), who served beside him in the war and owes him her life; Wash (Alan Tudyk), the ship’s easygoing pilot and Zoe’s husband; Kaylee (Jewel Staite), the ship’s young and effervescent engineer; and Jayne (Adam Baldwin), a tough mercenary whose loyalties lie with Mal – for now.
With prostitution now legal among the planets, the beautiful and sophisticated Inara (Morena Baccarin) has her own shuttle docked on the ship and shares friendly, yet non-sexual relationships with the crew while serving as a paid companion to the Serenity’s guests. The wealthy and secretive Simon (Sean Maher) joined the crew as the ship’s doctor in the hopes of protecting his emotionally fragile, yet intellectually gifted younger sister, River (Summer Glau).
Rounding out the ship’s permanent denizens is Book, “The Shepherd” (Ron Glass), a preacher who is on board to spread the Word of God to the far reaches of the galaxy.
Thrust together by necessity, these disparate men and women are seeking adventure and the good life, but face constant challenges on the new frontier, such as avoiding capture by the Alliance, and evading death at the hands – and mouths – of the Reavers, human, flesh-eating mongrels who live on the fringes of the universe.
Created, written and directed by Joss Whedon, FIREFLY is executive produced by Whedon and Tim Minear. Gareth Davies serves as producer. FIREFLY is produced by Mutant Enemy, Inc. in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television and is distributed by Twentieth Television