Why, oh why, did Firefly die?

I’m in the process of re-watching all the episodes of Firefly. Again. It’s that good. It’s so good I’m contemplating buying it on Blu-Ray just to have it.

(I don’t have a Blu-Ray player).

I was looking at the Entertainment Earth website and saw this amazing monstrosity:

Serenity Big Damn Replica Studio Scale Replica

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I’m astounded that someone is intending to sell 1,000 of these for $2,399.99 each! Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. But the idea that that was even remotely reasonable to someone — to float out there over two million dollars worth of fancy toy spaceship — suggests that someone thinks there are fans out there with wallets as big as Star Trek and Star Wars fans.

I don’t know how I missed Firefly when it was on the air. I was a devout Buffy and Angel fan and would have watched anything Joss Whedon signed his name to. (In fact, I think a lot of people feel that way – which is what has put so much life into Dollhouse even though the premise of the show seemed to be that the main character had no personality [I gave up on the show just before the end of the first season so I may never know what the point actually was.].)

I don’t know why Firefly wasn’t promoted better — it was a spaceship show and the big alternative at the time was Enterprise (which seemed to be attempting to reach new levels of lame).

Anyway – I’ve watched all the Firefly episodes several times now and I still find it amazing from the story to the acting to the visuals and music.

All I can say about Firefly is get the DVD set or the Blu-Ray set and watch it all — and the special features too if you want to understand all the love and detail that went into the show behind the scenes.

Unfortunately, much as I’d like a toy spaceship that costs more than my car, I’ll probably be better off settling for the $10 keychain fob:

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