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Fox Axing "Firefly" One of the Top Ten Sci-Fi Disappointments of the Decade

Wednesday 9 December 2009, by Webmaster

Top 10 Science Fiction Disappointments Of The Past Decade

Fox’s Reign Of Terror. Firefly should have been one of the great success stories of the 2000s. It’s hard to remember now how invincible Joss Whedon seemed going into Firefly — with two hit shows under his belt, he was the writer of several huge movies. And now he was bringing his patented mixture of rollicking adventure and twisted artiness to a space opera. Sure, Firefly’s "Cowboys in Space" thing may have confused people at first, but the show really does sell itself, after just a few minutes’ viewing, thanks to vivid characters. The failure of the TV show didn’t just damage Joss Whedon’s career — it damaged media SF as a whole, helping to push us towards canned remakes and reboots. And Firefly’s demise was just the first of a trail of broken dreams and disappointments, culminating in the cancellation of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and the burial of the promising Virtuality.


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