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Disney Plus could be rebooting Firefly

Well is it?

  • I'll be in my bunk (Yes)

    Votes: 8 22.9%
  • No

    Votes: 20 57.1%
  • Serenity Curry

    Votes: 7 20.0%

  • Total voters
    35

Omand

Adventurer
A multimedia franchise is a production that ties in different mediums, in order to expand upon the basic story. It can use traditional broadcast media, internet streaming, virtual reality, games..... That doesn't really apply to Firefly. The only SciFi show that I can currently think of that this label would apply to, is "Defiance." That was a Science Fiction series that was filmed in Toronto (the sets, down along the lake front, were rather amazing). It was not just a TV series but also a video game and things that happened in the video game were incorporated into the story for TV.

@Ryujin I think Star Wars and Star Trek would like to have a word with you about not being considered current SciFi universes that are multimedia. ;)

@LuisCarlos17f The name is not the issue here. You could call something Multimedia or Transmedia, they are similar and related concepts as that Wikipedia article indicates.

Maybe I am being unclear in my argument, but you seem to be arguing that in order for Firefly/Serenity to be multimedia/transmedia you have to mash in a whole bunch of other things (necromorphs, corporations, etc.).

But that is not the definition of what multimedia is. Anything can be multimedia.

Firefly/Serenity as a space western can be multimedia (I would agree with @Ryujin and @trappedslider that it is not currently multimedia). In order for it to be multimedia there simply would need to be development to get the characters and setting into something more than the TV/Film niche it is currently in. So, perhaps some computer games, comics (which appears to be on the way as per @Umbran), novels, etc. It can be a space western and become multimedia without adding any other genres to the mix.

Anyways, I am beating a dead horse so I will leave it there.

Cheers :)
 

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Ryujin

Adventurer
@Ryujin I think Star Wars and Star Trek would like to have a word with you about not being considered current SciFi universes that are multimedia. ;)
I suppose that would depend upon your definition of the term. To me, it means more than just having presence in various media. It's about the interconnectivity of the story between those media. That's why I specifically named "Defiance"; because what happened because of players in the video game had an effect upon the story, on TV.
 

I don't mind very much if transmedia or multimedia franchise is the right term. What word do you suggest to use? I only say Disney's strategy should be managing the IPs to be different types of products. It would be something like "don't put all the eggs in only one basket".

There was a project for an online videogame based in Firefly, but it has been too many years ago.


I have seen the wiki about the RPG and it says the most of sourcebooks are modules and almost nothing of crunch or added new lore/background.

* I admit after buying my Eclipse Phase RPG I miss the mind uploading+digital inmmortal in the rest of sci-fi IPs.
 


I bought Eclipse Phase RPG, the Spanish translated version and published by Edgeent, time before of Altered Carbon teleserie. The list of attributes or abilities scores are still too confusing for me, but the lore allows a lot of different stories and the crunch is the wet dream of all muchkin, although I warn you the exugernt menace (terminator+borgs+resident evil+alien xenomorphos) can be too dangerous even for PCs who can enjoy digital inmortality.
 

There have been Firefly comics out for years now, as well as a couple of novels; I have The Magnificent Nine and Big Damn Hero but I think there may be one or two more out there.

Johnathan
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
Um, folks, you missed a thing - this is a COMIC BOOK series. Not TV. There is no cast.


"A Brand New Verse is being written by Josh Lee Gordon, with artwork by Fabiana Mascolo, and cover art by Qustina Khalidah. It is set to hit stores on March 10, 2021."

Ah, okay. That is fairly small news, then. There's been Firefly comics for years.
 


trappedslider

Adventurer
I bought Eclipse Phase RPG, the Spanish translated version and published by Edgeent, time before of Altered Carbon teleserie. The list of attributes or abilities scores are still too confusing for me, but the lore allows a lot of different stories and the crunch is the wet dream of all muchkin, although I warn you the exugernt menace (terminator+borgs+resident evil+alien xenomorphos) can be too dangerous even for PCs who can enjoy digital inmortality.
The closest to what you're wanting is Altered Carbon, everything you want is not what firefly is nor should it ever be imo.
 

Maybe they could just say Firefly and Star Wars are part of the same universe (but don't know it).

Star Wars has an area of unexplored space and wild space (and other vaguely defined parts of the map).
Firefly also has unexplored (or extremely hostile) areas of space.
Perhaps the two universes are simply on opposite sides of one big unexplored, wild, and hostile area.
 

Maybe they could just say Firefly and Star Wars are part of the same universe (but don't know it).

Star Wars has an area of unexplored space and wild space (and other vaguely defined parts of the map).
Firefly also has unexplored (or extremely hostile) areas of space.
Perhaps the two universes are simply on opposite sides of one big unexplored, wild, and hostile area.
Unfortunately Firefly is set in the future, and Star Wars is set "a long time ago". Too many fans would see that as an insurmountable hurdle.
 

Unfortunately Firefly is set in the future, and Star Wars is set "a long time ago". Too many fans would see that as an insurmountable hurdle.

I suppose so, but it's a matter of perspective. Past and future are terms which require a definition of when "now" is to have meaning.

In a saga which includes sequels, prequels, and some pieces which may or may not be canon (depending upon who is writing,) I believe room exists for it to be possible.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I suppose so, but it's a matter of perspective. Past and future are terms which require a definition of when "now" is to have meaning.

With respect, an audience in 1977 was told "a long time ago". They were speaking to that audience. That sets "now".

It is also "in a galaxy far, far away". Meaning, not the galaxy the viewer is in. Not the Milky Way. But Firefly happens to people who do not have FTL travel, and are explicitly originated on Earth - and so must still be in the Milky Way.

So, really, they aren't in the same place and time. Sorry.

And this all besides the fact that the rumors have turned out to be about a comic book, and there's no sign of a TV show to be concerned with.
 

Redthistle

Explorer
Supporter
The film ended certain story lines and relationships, and events in the real world ended others.

Rest in Peace, Ron Glass.

From "Barney Miller" to "Serenity" and everything between and after those, you always raised my appreciation for the entertainment you contributed to.

As with old friends I haven't seen in a long time, I wonder how the characters are doing. How did the events in the film change the direction of their lives? Did any of them continue working together? Where in the 'Verse are they now?

If Disney were to engage the original actors/characters as they have become all these years later, I'd be interested in catching up with them.

As others have already observed above, it was those relationships that made Firefly matter to us.
 

I am afair it is not the best time for a reboot, or not with the same Union of Allied Planets and their Chinese-Western mixture. In the real world 2021 is going to be a very, very, very hertic year, with radical changes linked with China. How to explain it softly with an example? Do you remember Resident Evil 6 with actions in a Chinese city? Today it is not the right time for a title about a zombie apocalypse in China, is it? Something like that. For a time, at least a complete year, maybe more, talking about China will be not a confortable thread, but previous historical imperial age, too interesting time, like in the Chinese curse.

* Why not a CGI animation? Today it may be very realistic, people are used for cartoon for mature audence, and with the epidemic it will be safer.

Or a comic with those crazy crossovers, for example with Transformers, or Aliens vs Predator.

* Reavers are too crazy and fools to travel through the space. Can they repair and keep the space-ships? They shouldn't surive more two generations, even if they could infect others with their bloodthirsty madness.

* A reboot of the sci-fi movie "the black hole" would be easier, or a sequel of "the planet of the threasure".
 

MarkB

Legend
* Reavers are too crazy and fools to travel through the space. Can they repair and keep the space-ships? They shouldn't surive more two generations, even if they could infect others with their bloodthirsty madness.
Reavers don't repair and keep spaceships, they take them and then run them into the ground, and then they take new ones to replace them. We get mentions of how Reaver ships run with their reactors unshielded - that's presumably not because they're deliberately stripping off the shielding, it's because they're running them well past their tolerances, and then keeping on running them until they finally break down or break up.
 

BrokenTwin

Explorer
I don't think the Reavers have been around that long in-universe, have they? Miranda was their origin point, and happened within a generation or two at most. It's entirely possible that their numbers have been dwindling since then (captive replacements notwithstanding), and within a generation or two they may die out entirely without any form of unified action against them.
 

Ryujin

Adventurer
I don't think the Reavers have been around that long in-universe, have they? Miranda was their origin point, and happened within a generation or two at most. It's entirely possible that their numbers have been dwindling since then (captive replacements notwithstanding), and within a generation or two they may die out entirely without any form of unified action against them.
I got the impression that it was within the characters' lifetimes that the Miranda incident occurred. There would be no new Reavers, as what created them no longer exists. At least it seems like they dropped that particular line of research after the incident. Given that they tend to rape/kill/eat anyone that they come across, and the massive losses from the end of "Serenity", there aren't likely to be all that many left anyway.
 

With respect, an audience in 1977 was told "a long time ago". They were speaking to that audience. That sets "now".

It is also "in a galaxy far, far away". Meaning, not the galaxy the viewer is in. Not the Milky Way. But Firefly happens to people who do not have FTL travel, and are explicitly originated on Earth - and so must still be in the Milky Way.

So, really, they aren't in the same place and time. Sorry.

And this all besides the fact that the rumors have turned out to be about a comic book, and there's no sign of a TV show to be concerned with.

and yet "now" also includes a television show which is currently on: the Mandalorian
 


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