Day: 02/10/2013

Heresy of the Week: Cancellation made Firefly a success

mal zoe and jayne firefly

Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

Whilst it has become a cult classic in a remarkably short space of time, spawning comic-based spin-offs and even a fan driven film to complete the series, Joss Whedon’s Firefly would never have enjoyed the success it had Fox hadn’t put a bullet in it three episodes before the end of its first season.”

Read on…