Apparently Nathan Fillion recently said, "“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.”.
This was just an off hand comment and I don't think Mr. Fillion meant to spark an attempt at Revolution, but that's what has happened all the same. You'd think by now everyone would realize not to put dangerous ideas in the heads and hearts of fans. The Browncoats, like the fictional group they take their name from, just don't know when to quit.
That's right, there is now a movement to get Nathan Fillion the money to buy the rights to Firefly. It's still in its infancy, and it would certainly be an uphill battle, but I don't think that's like to dissuade the fans.
A model for an internet show to succeed financially is not only a realistic possibility, most think it is inevitable. Couple that with a fanatic fanbase like the one Firefly has and you have the recipe for potential Revolution.
The organizers of the movement, who are anonymous and plan to remain that way, are not accepting money yet. They are getting the word out there and testing the waters. There is no telling how they will find those waters.
One thing remains clear.. the Browncoat mantra, "You Can't Stop the Signal" remains as true today as when the fans fought to get Serenity made.
Will the other mantra, "Keep on Flying" prove true?
Who can say what will happen?