Science slates “Firefly” special for November

Firefly: Browncoats Unite, a special reuniting the creator and cast of the cult sci-fi series Firefly (pictured), will air on the Discovery Communications cable net on November 11.
October 25, 2012

Firefly: Browncoats Unite, a special reuniting the creators and cast of the cult sci-fi series Firefly, will air on Discovery Communications’ Science on November 11 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

The 60-minute special brings together creator Joss Whedon with cast members Nathan Fillion, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite; as well as executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina. Cast interviews, stories from the set, and footage from a Firefly panel at a recent edition of Comic-Con will be included, with Science recreating the set of the Serenity, the spaceship that housed the crew of misfits in the series.

The term “browncoats” refers both to fans of the series, which originally aired on Fox and has been rebroadcast on Science, and to the Independence fighters portrayed in Firefly.

“When Science Channel began airing Firefly in 2011, we immediately realized that these fans are a subculture united by a unique and fanatical passion for the series,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president of Science Channel, in a statement. “Our goal is to present them the series they love – but in a totally new and surprising way. Whether that’s through exploring the science behind the show or reuniting the entire cast for the first time, we want Science Channel to be the home for Browncoats everywhere.”

The special will be preceded by an all-day marathon of the series, beginning at 7 a.m. EST/PST.


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