First: For my friends who are fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, Nathan Fillion, and/or author Patrick Rothfuss—
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly:
Entertainment Weekly: If Castle had its series finale tomorrow and Fox said to you and Joss: “We screwed up, let’s try doing Firefly again.” Would you do it?
Nathan Fillion: Yes. Yes. I would examine very closely Fox’s reasoning — I’m a little gun-shy. If I got $300 million from the California Lottery, the first thing I would do is buy the rights to Firefly, make it on my own, and distribute it on the Internet.
Patrick Rothfuss’ response? An open letter to Nathan Fillion. Here is an excerpt, but naturally you want to read the letter yourself,
Here’s the deal. My second book is about to come out. My publisher tells me there’s a decent chance of us selling a truly ridiculous number of copies. If this happens, I will have more money than I’ll know what to do with.
Except that’s not exactly true. I know exactly what I’d like to do with that money. I’d like to help you buy the rights to Firefly back from Fox.
I’m only a fledgling author. But by a strange twist of fate, I happen to be a fledgling author who is also an international bestseller.
Will anything come of this other than further adoration of Rothfuss by his fans and massive interest by Firefly cult-followers? I don’t know, but this was very happy making to come across yesterday.
In other news of Yesterday: What did you think of the Academy Awards?
–While I realize I do not watch commercials anymore, didn’t it seem like there were a gazillion during the show? Sean shrugged and said, “Recession.” I grumbled about “You cut speeches short for this?!”—though Melissa Leo’s speech could’ve been cut short…what a disaster. I guess that method-acting took a little too well.
–Any disappointments?– Only two real disappointments: I thought Cronenweth should have gotten the award for Cinematography for Social Network over Inception’s win. 2) As much as I cried and reminisced and appreciated the excellent closure of the series by Toy Story 3, it was surpassed by How to Train Your Dragon and I think the awards should have reflected that for Best Animated Feature Film.
–Added a few films to the “must-see” list. The winner for Best Animated Short, and that 3rd nomination for Best Animated Feature.
–Great speeches last night. Colin Firth was so charming…I adore him, and happy for his win and glad that it didn’t wholly feel like an apology for his not winning last year. Really, did you notice that King’s Speech winners made the best speeches of the evening.
–I am glad Christian Bale is getting some awards/recognition.
–Enjoyed Anne Hathaway, but as per usual, I could do without James Franco (even as he did have a few humorous moments—ala Marilyn Monroe). It was good to see Billy Crystal on the stage, cracking jokes.
—What was this 127 Hours film? The only name attached that would appeal—Danny Boyle, who was rarely mentioned. Otherwise, what a competition for most of the categories! It was a satisfying year for most of my favorite directors—and then the award goes to an unknown… I’ve yet to see King’s Speech, and I’m sure it’s satisfying and all…
–I was pleased that Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland received the two awards it did.
–I was pleased that Baxter/Wall won for Editing and Ross/Reznor for Score on Social Network.
–there were several lovely moments, but wonderful and memorable for me was Natalie Portman’s husband making sure she ascended the steps safely and gracefully.
——anything to add?