I stumbled across this video about whether Disney was planning to revive the Science Fiction series Firefly with the original cast. Even after watching this discussion I wondered if this thing is just clickbait.
Sure, there are millions of Firefly fans who would love to see the show resurrected. But how could it be done. From what I’ve read Joss Whedon has been #MeToo’ed out of Hollywood or something and it’s been twenty years since the show went off the air and the lead is involved in a successful tv series.
But put that aside. Suppose that it could be done. Suppose Nathan Fillion and the rest of the cast and Joss Whedon and his creative team from the original series could be reunited. There remains the question of whether it should be done. And by that I mean could Disney be trusted not to sabotage the whole thing by doing what they’ve done to Star Wars, The Avengers and every other intellectual property they buy?
I’ve got to be honest. I think they’d ruin it. Someway, somehow they’d corrupt the whole thing with the poison that they seem compulsively driven to inject in all their products. They’d have Malcolm Reynolds discovering that he was a victim of whiteness and Zoe would have to become captain to atone for his sins. And Jayne would end up transgendered and River would become a social justice warrior and Kaylee would have to go lesbian just to make the math work.
No, Disney should never try to bring Firefly back. If Whedon were able to buy the intellectual property back and do it without interference there might be a chance of it turning out decent. He could write some interesting stories for his world. But Disney would murder it. And that shouldn’t be done. Let that special place exist in the past. We can visit anytime we want with our dvds or streamed or on some network that loves good stories. But don’t give it to the soulless hacks at Disney. It deserves better than that.