Reach into your Browncoat and Pull Out Your Wallet, Firefly Universe Online Needs Your Help to Keep Flying
I can safely say that because it got unjustly aborted a mere thirteen episodes into its pristine debut season. The series may have eventually run off the rails if it had gone on, but never has a show started out as consistently excellent. The only thing that comes close is the first season of The West Wing, which turned into Law & Order: White House when Aaron Sorkin left.
Even though Fox unceremoniously ditched Joss Whedon’s masterpiece, legions of diehard fans make the property plenty valuable and worth protecting. (See, e.g, Serenity.) So it was with some serious skepticism last year that I greeted news that an outfit called DarkCryo Entertainment was planning an unlicensed MMO set in the Firefly universe. Well, according to the Facebook page for Firefly Universe Online (FUO, for short), Fox has bestowed its blessing and the game will begin its Kickstarter campaign in a little over two weeks. I guess you really can’t stop the signal.