For a show that has been off the air for 13 years and only lasted 14 episodes, Firefly has a very dedicated fan base. Intense, you might even say. Or insane.
If you don't believe me, take this example: a running conceit in the show is that all of the characters speak Chinese, due to the show's complicated backstory envisioned by Joss Whedon. And today, 1.2 billion people around the world speak Chinese. Coincidence? No way.
Anyway, all 1.2 billion Firefly fans around the world will be happy to hear this news: Alan Tudyk is creating his own comedy series called Con Man, based on his own life as the former star of a cult classic show, and set in the world of science fiction conventions. The show will also star Captain Reynolds himself, Nathan Fillion, and feature appearances by other Firefly co-stars and beloved actors from elsewhere within the world of sci-fi.
Understandably jaded by network television, Tudyk has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the project, and is hoping to raise $425,000 to get it off the ground. You can head there now to contribute, but first you should know that as of the time I'm writing this, he's raised more than $1.2 million. That's still only $1 for every thousand Firefly fans, though, so just imagine how much more could come in. Let's all do our part to make this the highest-budget entertainment project of all time. Take that, Pirates of the Caribbean!