The first photo from the Firefly reunion at San Diego Comic Con was just released by EW. Stay tuned for updates as the panel occurs.
Another beautiful shot from the EW article
And here’s a picture that writer Jose Molina tweeted of the gang.
Here is a live blog to follow on HitFlix for great coverage of the panel. We’ll keep posting updates here as well.
UPDATE: (12:48PST) The Firefly panel starts with a clip real as the audience of Ballroom 20 sings along to the theme song.
12:49PST: Nathan Fillion introduced to a standing ovation!
12:51PST: The room absolutely erupts as Comic Con legend Joss Whedon takes the stage
12:53PST: Moderator Jeff Jensen asks Whedon what it is like to be at SDCC for the Firefly 10th anniversary. Whedon says “everything we were doing was for the right reasons, with the right people, that we were making something that was more than the sum of its parts, that I had the best cast I will ever work with“.
12:55PST: When asked what Mal Reynolds means to Fillion, he replies “If I can get through this without crying, then I’m gonna look a lot cooler.”
12:57PST: On his intentions for the show Whedon remarks, ”I just wanted to make something that felt real, like a piece of history. I wanted to buck the system of “all science fiction is lit with purple lights and has big green heads”. I wanted to tell an American immigrant story, a Western story, but I need spaceships or I get cranky.”
1:04PST: Fillion asked about cast chemistry but is too distracted by the atmosphere to answer the question.
1:06PST: The mystery of Jayne’s hat is revealed! Baldwin says one of the women in the office like to knit, and he asked Minear if he could wear the hat. “I always liked to have doings. Jayne was a man of few words, but he always had a lot of props. This hat is a goldmine. It’s like a birthday cake in a wasteland.”
1:08PST: Baldwin asks a trivia question of the audience for a replica of the Jayne hat. “On which planet did Tracy wish to be buried?” No one in the audience seems to know and Whedon admits he doesn’t even know the answer.
1:11PST: “These are the finest meat puppets I’ve ever controlled.” Whedon on the cast of Firefly
1:13PST: Why was Summer Glau the perfect choice to play River? Glau jokes that Whedon can’t change his mind now and replace her. Whedon retorts “George Lucas could, he could digitally replace her”
1:16PST: Whedon on casting the show. “These were the people before I wrote it.” ”They didn’t know it yet, but they were those people before they met me”
1:18PST: Whedon trying to compliment Fillion on being a cast leader and Fillion making faces as only Nathan Fillion can.
1:19PST: On the fan reaction and the production of Serenity, Baldwin remarks “the fans never gave up so Joss never did either” to which Whedon replies that Serenity was “one of the finest nervous breakdowns a man can ever have”
1:22PST: Tim Minear jokes “ Do you remember the time we were off the air for 10 years and thousands of people showed up to see us anyway?”
1:27PST: On their favorite Firefly fan art Whedon says “Alan’s sister painted Joss protecting a firefly in a jar from evil Fox execs”
1:29PST: On a possible animated Firefly series Whedon says, “I get it, but for some reason, I would be more interested in doing it as a radio show.”
1:30PST: The cast is acting out the proposed Firefly radio show. Maher: “I think you might have a fever.” Fillion: “The only cure is more Firefly”
1:32PST: Whedon says “I love when people apologize when they say they first saw the show on DVD”
1:43PST: Fillion remarks “When Firefly died, I thought it was the worst thing that could have happened. The worst thing that could have happened was that it stayed dead.” To which Whedon replies, “Can everybody tweet that I said that? I don’t want him to have the best!”
1:38PST: And now everyone is crying. So much love!
1:41PST: Whedon finishes off the panel saying “ When I see you guys, I don’t think the show is off the air. I don’t think there’s a show. I think, that’s what the world is like. I think there are spaceships, there are horses, and our story is alive.”
That’s all for now. Looking forward to the Science Channel special airing in November!