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September 11 2006

Interview with Sean Maher at BrilliantButCancelled.com. A good interview with the good Dr, contains a few tidbits I hadn't heard before behind the scenes of our beloved 'Verse.

doesn seem much new to me--Seans' take on the syringe seems to differ from other hints

Sept 2007, eh
so we need to write Universal,HBO who else?
“let’s get on a bus and drive cross country and re-enact firefly episodes on stage!”

Oh goodness how great would that be? There could be tour T shirts...
what's the sept 2007 date signify exactly?
Sounds like Simon was going to go through a Wes-type arc of changing personality. Too bad we missed it.
That's right rivergirl. I'm sure Joss's pilot ep commentary said he had other ideas for the syringe, but was happy to let people go with the whole suicide kit thing.

Maybe Inara was going to drain their sinuses?

Mmmmm - Reaver-mucus.

[ edited by malcolm on 2006-09-11 19:52 ]
Was just rewatching Firefly last week. Hadn't watched it in a while. And thinking, cancelling this show was simply criminal.

(But oh God, yes to the cross-country on-stage tour.)
gossi can correct me, but I think Sept. 2007 is when the contracts expire.
My favorite parts -

1. Browncoats lit the Brilliant But Cancelled boards on fire - yay us, and fire pretty.

2. "Uhmm, what ad campaign" - feel the Fox hate with me now.

Shiny interview, I'll have to send Bravo's BrilButCan a thank you. It's also good to have a date for when all hope must wither and die. :(

[ edited by onthedrift on 2006-09-11 20:23 ]
It seems insane to me that they haven't done a stage show. It would take in a fortune!!!
I love Sean. I love Simon. I miss Firefly desperately. That is all.
Maybe Inara was going to drain their sinuses?

Holy crap you nailed it!
I love Simon.


I like you. I wish more posters thought this way.
I *KNEW* that you were going to do that. It's cool though. I respect anyone who openly admits to liking Riley. We are the only two, methinks.
"I love Simon.


I like you. I wish more posters thought this way.
Simon | September 11, 21:03 CET "


We do. We're just shy.
Melrose Space? It is quite obvious Fox has not caught up with the likes of Joss. How could thousands of fans been wrong? Let's hope Universal sticks with us and listens...And Sean? What a doll.
Nice link! Thanks. I hadn't heard much from Sean/Simon lately. I wonder if Firefly is still selling well. I'll take sequel in any form, please.
Really nice interview; for some reason, I don't think Sean Maher has been interviewed much on the subject of the show, perhaps because he's somewhat press-shy or reserved, but his thoughts were lovely to read about.

He's not gushy, but the feelings were genuine and there, you know? It's also awesome to realize that he totally would've had the Wesley arc, and I think Maher had the acting chops to pull it off. I only wish the interviewer had gone ahead and asked him about working with Summer and the River-Simon sibling relationship, one of my favorite parts of the show, and also much pertaining to his craft.

(plus, I'm totally betting he would've been gushy about Summer)
I respect anyone who openly admits to liking Riley. We are the only two, methinks.


Charmuse, you are not alone! I don't mean to hijack this (or any) thread, but I like Riley as well - when he's happy and easygoing but especially when he's in emotional distress, as in much of his contribution to Season 5.

I wish I could respond directly to the topic at hand, but I'm at work right now and the sys admins have disabled Flash (apparently it's somehow required to view this story; that also means no YouTube for me here...which might just be a good thing, with respect to productivity).

I look forward to reading it when I get home, but right now, I felt it necessary to stand up and proudly proclaim myself as part of the apparent minority (though Riley "not-so-fond-of'ers" are swell folks too :-)


I cant get Flash at all for some insane and unerotic reason!

I was wondering if anyone could give me a general (and yes...possibly erotic) gist of the stuff he said. The syringe storyline sounds really quite exciting!
I wonder if Firefly is still selling well.

Firefly seems to be still selling well, at least at Amazon; it's at #43 as I type. Looks like it hasn't been out of the Top 100 since about the time the trailer hit Apple's site almost a year and a half ago.

Oh, and it's in Target's ad this week too, for $18.99. I don't think they keep stocking and advertising stuff that isn't moving.
I have unashamed Riley love. And Out of the Woods happens to be one of my favorite eps.

And I love Simon too. In a "he's the Judge Dredd of W" sort of way.
My mom liked Riley quite a bit. The rest of my family made fun of her.

(Oh, and great interview)
Firefly seems to be still selling well, at least at Amazon; it's at #43 as I type. Looks like it hasn't been out of the Top 100 since about the time the trailer hit Apple's site almost a year and a half ago.

Oh, and it's in Target's ad this week too, for $18.99. I don't think they keep stocking and advertising stuff that isn't moving.


And it's the #4 best seller on Amazon's new Unbox Internet video thing. It certainly has legs.
gossi can correct me, but I think Sept. 2007 is when the contracts expire.

No clue what the reason is, but it's probably contractual/legal, if Sean has got the date right. Universal won't have the franchise rights forever at a guess (they probably have a time limit on deciding to extend the contract), and the actors certainly won't be under contract until eternity. As I've said before previously, if this thing is going to return in it's current form, it'll be a case of years, not decades I'd imagine. It's also worth remembering Serenity was in development and in the can much earlier than it's release in theatres.

The studio sets it big budget things yearly, so if there's no news this time next year, well, no news ain't good news in that case.

Also, Sean? He's a sweety.

[ edited by gossi on 2006-09-12 00:10 ]
What an unexpected turn for this thread. (deep breath) "My name is greentara, and I am also a Riley-lover." That felt pretty good! :)
So Tim Minear isn't the only one who keeps getting royally screwed over by Fox. Nice to know.
White Knight, only a handful of pilots make it to series, and only about a quarter of them make it past the first 13 episodes on network TV. Very few make it past the first few series.
Sean Maher *rocks*! It was such a great interview -- great to hear his viewpoint and experiences; I don't remember many other interviews with him. And oh hell yes, I'm so there for the traveling stage show, LOL! ;-)
I know we all like firefly'n stuff, but I'm not gonna stand here and let you people bad-mouth Melrose Place! Now *that* was a show!! I still remember with trepid awe when Kimberly blew up the apartment complex and crippled Alison. :
I'm not at all ashamed to stand up and say I like Riley. And Simon too.
Count me in with liking Riley - and Simon, of course - both of them!
SNT said In a "he's the Judge Dredd of W" sort of way.

"Justice has a price. The price is freedom."

Hmm, wouldn't seem totally out of place being uttered by our very own hard-but-fair judge, jury and executioner ;).

Great interview. Nice insights into the grind that being a jobbing actor can be (4 shows cancelled ?!?) and into where Simon (the other one) might have been headed. Seems like a very nice guy (i'll even let him off his bias against sci-fi ;).

(and, OK, Riley was fine especially when he stopped being all super-soldiery. Some of the bits between him and Xander, as the only two regular joe's of the Scoobs were really cool)
(and, OK, Riley was fine especially when he stopped being all super-soldiery. Some of the bits between him and Xander, as the only two regular joe's of the Scoobs were really cool)
Saje


I thought the Riley and Spike exchange in "Into the Woods" was top-notch.
Sage said:
"Seems like a very nice guy (i'll even let him off his bias against sci-fi ;)."

Heh, I kinda like that he's not afraid to admit that after being on one of the most supported sci-fi shows. From other interviews (scarce as they are--yeah, this guy's definitely the most silent of the main cast...or the least sought out by interviewers or soemthing), I get the impression that he doesn't have a problem with sci-fi as a genre...just sci-fi on TV. There's been more bad or mediocre sci-fi on TV than good, at least in my regular viewing and sampling.

I liked Riley. Maybe moreso Marc Blucas though.
We are family. Another character on the show.
sigh. Such a nice man.
But Riley? Blech.

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