Friday, February 25, 2011

Nathan Fillion to Browncoats: 'Please Don't Send Money!'

For those in the dark about the recent buzz, let's recap. In the last week or 2, we've learned a couple of things about Nathan Fillion and how he'd spend the loot if won the California State Lottery. He would:

1. Buy the rights to our beloved Firefly, produce new stories and bring it to the web.
2. Buy some commercials for Castle so you couldn't watch TV without seeing one.

You can't say the man's not dedicated to his work. In response to those comments, the creators started chiming in. Firefly writer Jose Molina wrote on Twitter: "For what it's worth, I've told him I'd drop what I was doing and follow." Then, Whedonverse writer Jane Espenson tweeted "I'm there, if needed." Kaylee herself, Jewel Staite, responded when a Twitter follower asked if she'd be on board: "Is the Pope Catholic? Hee! Why yes he is, Miss Staite.

As per usual, once the interwebs got hold of all this very exciting information, the regular uproar of "Bring back Firefly" campaigns surfaced. It looks like after all the hubbub, Fillion might have received some personal checks, money orders or I.O.Us or something, as the Cap'n himself, tweeted:

"It's beautiful to dream of more Firefly, but PLEASE DON'T SEND ANY MONEY. Just keep being great Browncoats, which you are!"

And there you have it! Keep the dream of Firefly alive along with your hard earned money...for now.


The One True b!X said...

To be clear (it tends to not be particularly clear the way this gets written up), Jane and Jose did not weigh in on the fan campaign. They were responding to Nathan's original lottery remark.

Tara said...

Hmm, true B!x. The post doesn't exactly word it in the right order either. I'll amend.