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Blu-ray Review – Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Firefly: 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Created by Joss Whedon.

Starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.

Synopsis:

Joss Whedon’s cult show Firefly has been reissued on Blu-ray in a new set that includes some nice packaging, a poster, and character cards. It doesn’t include any new bonus features, so if you have the previously issued Blu-ray set, you’re not missing anything in that department. However, the Blu-rays do have a couple things not found in the original DVD collection, so this is a worthwhile pick-up for those who haven’t grabbed Firefly on Blu-ray yet.

I admit I didn’t catch Joss Whedon’s Firefly when it first aired on Fox in the fall of 2002. My wife and I had welcomed a baby to our family that summer, so between that and a move to another city,
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Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez to Voice Netflix's Carmen Sandiego

Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez to Voice Netflix's Carmen Sandiego
Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Netflix, it turns out.

As we teased last week, Jane the Virgin leading lady Gina Rodriguez has formally been tapped to voice the criminal mastermind in a new animated series that, upon its 2019 debut, not only will follow the Miss of Misdemeanor on her next escapades, its 20 22-minute episodes will also reveal how and why she became the world’s greatest thief. Finn Wolfhard — aka Stranger Things’ Mike — is also on board to voice Player, the Lady in Red’s accomplice and confidant, in the show, which is being executive-produced by Duane Capizzi
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TVLine Items: Jewel Staite's Blindspot, Jane Star Is Carmen Sandiego and More

TVLine Items: Jewel Staite's Blindspot, Jane Star Is Carmen Sandiego and More
A little bit of serenity is coming to Blindspot.

The NBC drama has tapped Firefly and Serenity vet Jewel Staite to guest-star in the April 26 episode as “a mysterious power broker whose allegiance is unknown to the team,” executive producer Martin Gero tells TVLine.

RelatedBlindspot on the Bubble: Keep or Cut?

The role marks a reunion for Staite and Gero, who worked together on The CW’s Canadian import The L.A. Complex. The actress’ other TV credits include The Killing, Stargate: Atlantis and Wonderfalls, as well as episodes of Castle, Legends of Tomorrow, Supernatural and Warehouse 13.

Gero broke
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Firefly: Fox Is Open To A Reboot!! With One Small Caveat

If you are a super sci-fi geek, loved Battlestar Gallatica or Star Trek: Deep Space 9, then you may have worshiped a "one year show" before it was cancelled called Firefly. I can say that I actually did not like the first two shows mentioned (please don't ignore everything I say going forth due to the Battlestar comment), but I was obsessed over Firefly. The show had great actors; Alan Tudyk was wonderful (check him out in Powerless), and the story was stellar. I was elated when Serenity was made for the big screen, but I was left wondering if the franchise would ever have a future.

As it turns out, according to Fox, there just may be a chance.

We know that this is considered one of the best sci-fi adaptations ever created, which Joss Whedon helmed, and it starred Nathan Fillion as Capt. Reynolds, Alan Tudyk as Wash,
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15 TV Reunions That Made Our Hearts Sing

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Isn't it always so much fun when an old costar pops up on an actor's new TV show?

In honor of Bradley Whitford's guest appearance on Mom Season 4 Episode 9, we thought we would compile a list of some of our favorite TV reunions. 

We're not talking about spinoffs or remakes, but just those awesome times when an old friend stopped by for a visit, creating a fun sense of nostalgia. 

Check out our list and be sure to let us know your favorites! 

 

1. A Parenthood Reunion on Gilmore Girls After Parenthood ended, Lauren Graham couldn't help but bring her castmates with her to the revival of her first successful show, Gilmore Girls. Her TV daughters interacted when Lorelai and Rory ran into Mae Whitman's character on the streets of New York. In another episode, her old Parenthood flame, Jason Ritter, and TV brother/real life flame, Peter Krause,
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Joss Whedon and 'Firefly' Cast Pay Tribute to Late Co-Star Ron Glass

Joss Whedon and 'Firefly' Cast Pay Tribute to Late Co-Star Ron Glass
Barney Miller and Firefly star Ron Glass died of respiratory failure at age 71 on Friday, his rep confirmed to Variety. Following the news, fans and former co-stars alike were quick to take to social media to remember the longtime film and television actor.

“He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart,” Firefly creator Joss Whedon tweeted, alongside a video of Glass’ first appearance in the pilot of the cult favorite sci-fi series. “He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron.”

Whedon also shared a tweet with information about donating to the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center, an after-school and college readiness program in Los Angeles that Glass worked closely with during his lifetime.

Firefly star Nathan Fillion remembered Glass with an Instagram photo of the late
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Joss Whedon and ‘Firefly’ Cast Pay Tribute to Actor Ron Glass

Joss Whedon and ‘Firefly’ Cast Pay Tribute to Actor Ron Glass
2016 hasn’t been kind to celebrities (or almost anyone else, for that matter). The latest casualty of this annus horribilis is Ron Glass, who passed away on Friday at the age of 71. The actor was best known for his work on the shows “Barney Miller” and “Firefly,” and many of his co-stars and colleagues have taken to social media to mark his passing.

Read More: ‘Firefly’: Nathan Fillion Reveals the Key Scene Joss Whedon Never Got to Make

“He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart,” tweeted Joss Whedon, who created the cult favorite “Firefly.” “He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron.” Whedon was joined by a host of others on Twitter and Instagram:

"Shepard, don't move." "Won't go far." We love you, Ron Glass. Don't go far.

A photo posted by Nathan Fillion (@natefillion) on Nov 26, 2016 at 2:09pm Pst
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Joss Whedon and ‘Firefly’ Cast Pay Tribute to Actor Ron Glass

  • Indiewire
Joss Whedon and ‘Firefly’ Cast Pay Tribute to Actor Ron Glass
2016 hasn’t been kind to celebrities (or almost anyone else, for that matter). The latest casualty of this annus horribilis is Ron Glass, who passed away on Friday at the age of 71. The actor was best known for his work on the shows “Barney Miller” and “Firefly,” and many of his co-stars and colleagues have taken to social media to mark his passing.

Read More: ‘Firefly’: Nathan Fillion Reveals the Key Scene Joss Whedon Never Got to Make

“He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart,” tweeted Joss Whedon, who created the cult favorite “Firefly.” “He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron.” Whedon was joined by a host of others on Twitter and Instagram:

"Shepard, don't move." "Won't go far." We love you, Ron Glass. Don't go far.

A photo posted by Nathan Fillion (@natefillion) on Nov 26, 2016 at 2:09pm Pst
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Joss Whedon, ‘Firefly’ Cast Pay Tribute to Ron Glass: ‘He Got There With Grace, Humor and Enormous Heart’

Joss Whedon, ‘Firefly’ Cast Pay Tribute to Ron Glass: ‘He Got There With Grace, Humor and Enormous Heart’
The whole “Firefly” gang took to social media on Saturday to share memories and pay tribute to the late actor Ron Glass, who died earlier that day at 71.

Glass played the mysterious Shepherd Book in the beloved show starting in 2002, and also reprised his role in the 2005 film “Serenity.”

Nathan Fillion wrote, “‘Shepard, don’t move.’ ‘Won’t go far.’ We love you, Ron Glass. Don’t go far.”

"Shepard, don't move."

"Won't go far."

We love you, Ron Glass. Don't go far. https://t.co/BAzpzTBLLv

Nathan Fillion (@NathanFillion) November 26, 2016

“He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart. He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest, Ron,” wrote the show’s creator, Joss Whedon. He also posting a video of the late actor.

He got there with grace, humor & enormous heart. He was, among so many other things, my Shepherd. Raise, appropriately, a glass. Rest
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Barney Miller's Ron Glass Dead at 71

Barney Miller's Ron Glass Dead at 71
Ron Glass, who played stylish and sassy NYPD detective/aspiring author Ron Harris on ABC’s long-running sitcom Barney Miller, died on Friday of respiratory failure, a spokesperson for the veteran actor has confirmed for TVLine. He was 71.

In addition to his role on the Emmy-winning workplace comedy, Glass portrayed the spiritual Shepherd Book on Fox’s short-lived sci-fi drama Firefly (as well as its big-screen follow-up, Serenity). His lengthy resume also included fellow one-and-done programs including The New Odd Couple (in the Felix Unger role), Rhythm & Blues, Mr. Rhodes and Teen Angel, as well as guest appearances on All in the Family,
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Horror Highlights: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Dead Draw, She Who Must Burn

  • DailyDead
With Halloween Horror Nights 2016 off to a such a busy start at Universal Studios Hollywood, a new early entry has been added for guests, and we have details on the new addition to the schedule. Today's Horror Highlights also features a teaser trailer for Dead Draw and DVD release details and cover art for She Who Must Burn.

Halloween Horror Nights 2016 at Universal Studios Hollywood: Press Release: "Universal City, CA, September 26, 2016 – Universal Studios Hollywood touts a greatest hit lineup for “Halloween Horror Nights” 2016, headlining with gruesome mazes based on “The Exorcist,” “American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead,” “Friday the 13th,” “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Halloween,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “The Purge” that translated to two consecutive sold out weekends.

“We’re grateful to the many guests who came to ‘Halloween Horror Nights’ and contributed to the event’s incredible success,” said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood
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Firefly: Castmembers Recall Cancellation, Reunion Talk

Firefly was cancelled by Fox after one season, in December 2002. Over the weekend, some of the cast and crew reunited for a Firefly panel at Long Beach Comic Con, moderated by Aaron Crouch, of The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog.On hand were Nathan Fillion (Captain Malcolm Reynolds), Summer Glau (River Tam), Adam Baldwin (Jayne Cobb), Jewel Staite (Kaylee Frye) and Sean Maher (Dr. Simon Tam). As often happens at these panels, the possibility of a reunion was brought up.Read More…
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‘Firefly’: Nathan Fillion Reveals the Key Scene Joss Whedon Never Got to Make

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‘Firefly’: Nathan Fillion Reveals the Key Scene Joss Whedon Never Got to Make
Firefly” tends to rank pretty high in the gone-too-soon TV canon. A sci-fi series created by Joss Whedon and canceled by Fox after its first season, which ran for 14 episodes between late 2002 and early 2003, the show has since become a cult classic. To hear star Nathan Fillion tell it, one of Whedon’s ideas that never materialized was especially compelling.

Read More: ‘Firefly’ Fan Creates Animated Tribute To The Cult Series, Earns Respect From Nathan Fillion

“Joss once described an opening scene to me where we are looking at a planet with a ring around it and as we come in close, we see the ring is actually rocks and pieces of ships and old derelicts. It’s a junk ring. It’s the junkyards — we mentioned it in ‘Firefly’ one time. We see little bits and we’re jumping slowly from bit to bit and as we get closer
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‘Firefly’: Nathan Fillion Reveals the Key Scene Joss Whedon Never Got to Make

‘Firefly’: Nathan Fillion Reveals the Key Scene Joss Whedon Never Got to Make
Firefly” tends to rank pretty high in the gone-too-soon TV canon. A sci-fi series created by Joss Whedon and canceled by Fox after its first season, which ran for 14 episodes between late 2002 and early 2003, the show has since become a cult classic. To hear star Nathan Fillion tell it, one of Whedon’s ideas that never materialized was especially compelling.

Read More: ‘Firefly’ Fan Creates Animated Tribute To The Cult Series, Earns Respect From Nathan Fillion

“Joss once described an opening scene to me where we are looking at a planet with a ring around it and as we come in close, we see the ring is actually rocks and pieces of ships and old derelicts. It’s a junk ring. It’s the junkyards — we mentioned it in ‘Firefly’ one time. We see little bits and we’re jumping slowly from bit to bit and as we get closer
See full article at Indiewire Television »

Firefly: Fan Makes Teaser for Animated Sequel of Cancelled Series

"The following preview has been approved for all browncoats." A new teaser has been released for a fan-made, animated sequel to Firefly, Digital Spy reports.Created by Joss Whedon, Firefly takes place in the future and follows the crew of the spaceship Serenity along the frontiers of space. The cast included Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, and Sean Maher. The show ended in 2002 after only one season.Read More…
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Gene Simmons Announces Special Appearance At Wizard World Comic Con Richmond

Legendary Rock Icon And Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons Announces Special Appearance At Wizard World Comic Con Richmond, Va, September 10th

Wizard World, Inc., (Wizd) the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, is proud to announce that legendary Kiss frontman, bassist and rock icon, Gene Simmons will appear at Wizard World Richmond on September 10. Simmons will meet fans, sign autographs, take photographs and participate in a Q&A discussion from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, held September 9 – 11.

During the Q&A discussion, Simmons will show the never before seen, short film titled Gene Simmons: Rock Icon & Media Mogul.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll to Wizard World Comic Con in Richmond,” says Simmons. “It’s gonna be a killer time, so I hope to see you there!”

Gene Simmons is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities.
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Giveaway – Win a horror DVD bundle with She Who Must Burn

To celebrate the release of Canadian auteur director Larry Kent’s horror thriller She Who Must Burn – which is out on Digital platforms on August 15th – we’ve got a DVD bundle up for grabs courtesy of Safecracker Pictures, which includes The Sleeper, Dracula The Impaler, House of Good and Evil, The Reaper and The Bleeding House. Read on for details of how to enter…

In this tense and unnerving horror thriller, Angela, a former nurse at a Planned Parenthood clinic, offers help to women from her home after the local government forced the clinic to shut down. Believing that Angela is coercing women to get abortions, the Baarker family—a group of dangerous and fanatical right-wing Christians – lead by preacher Jeremiah, seek vengeance. They claim that God has ordered them to cleanse the land, and the sin that Angela represents. Along with her police officer boyfriend, Angela decides to
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Firefly: Dark Horse to Put Out Serenity Adult Coloring Book

[caption id="attachment_50806" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Firefly Serenity image courtesy of Dark Horse./caption]

You can't take the sky (or my crayons) from me. Dark Horse will publish an adult coloring book based on the Serenity feature film. Serenity is the sequel to Joss Whedon's Firefly TV series, cancelled after one season on Fox. The Serenity coloring book debuts in October.

The book features forty-five pages of artwork on heavyweight 10 x 10–inch pages. The Firefly TV series and Serenity film casts include: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, and Ron Glass.

Read More…
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How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town Review

Despite its amusingly obscene, on-the-nose title, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town isn’t quite as smutty and salacious as you might think. The third full-length feature from writer-director Jeremy Lalonde (The Untitled Work of Paul Shepherd, Sex After Kids), it simultaneously revolves around a carnally canny columnist (Jewel Staite) trying to yank a group of tightly wound, sexually repressed yokels out of their shells and feels exactly like the kind of movie one of those fussy, fretful townspeople might make in the pursuit of trying – against every chaste impulse in their body – to be edgy.

That is to say, though How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town isn’t the raucous and hard-r-rated sex comedy some might expect, it is obsessive about all articles and activities anatomical, from the aforementioned group-sex event to more scatological gags, most verbal as opposed to visual. It’s
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Castle season 8 episode 20 review: Much Ado About Murder

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This week's Castle is a Shakespeare-tinged affair, featuring Firefly's Jewel Staite as a special guest star...

This review contains spoilers

8.20: Much Ado About Murder

Much Ado About Murder. The title alone pulled me in simply because, well, I’m a scholar of Shakespeare and the Renaissance and I think Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing, in which Nathan Fillion played Dogberry, showed us that the man can legitimately pull off the Bard. Add to that the allure of former Firefly shipmate Jewel Staite showing up, and, boy-howdy, I’m in.

Did the episode actually live up to my hopes? Sorta. But certainly not the way I expected it to.

For starters, it was actually pretty light on the Shakespeare, all things considered. The plot revolves around the murder of an actor, who himself is potentially on the point of murdering Shakespeare. The episode opens with the performer,
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