June 8th, 2005 - Open Knowledge
Jun. 8th, 2005
01:55 pm - SFGate article on Firefly
When Fox canceled 'Firefly,' it ignited an Internet fan base whose burning desire for more led to 'Serenity'
- Neva Chonin, Chronicle Critic at Large
Wednesday, June 8, 2005
It's a foggy Thursday night in late May, and the upper lobby of San Francisco's Van Ness 1000 theater is teeming with a rowdy assortment of revolutionaries, renegades, and women in Wild West garb and Chinese pajamas squaring off against black-suited men wearing blue surgical gloves.
It could be the usual summer tourist throng, but it's not. These are fans of a long-canceled television show called "Firefly," and they've been waiting in line all afternoon to preview an unfinished cut of "Serenity," the big- screen spin-off of their lost series. After the screening sold out, some fans bought scalped tickets for more than $100 on eBay; others camped out in the lobby and hoped for a miracle.
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