Jewel Staite Offers Alternate Firefly Ending

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Jewel Staite Offers Alternate Firefly Ending

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If Firefly's Kaylee had her way and the show didn't end prematurely, it would have ended up like this.

Joss Whedon's Firefly will always and forever be an example of what happens to good television when it's handled poorly. Episodes were aired irregularly and out of order, and the show was canceled after one season even though it's one of the best sci-fi shows ever. Jewel Staite, who played Kaylee, has her own ideas of where she would have taken Firefly if it had continued into multiple seasons.

In a celebrity blog on Blastr, Staite says that Firefly would ideally have gone nine seasons and perhaps even gotten a spin-off called Firefly: The Next Generation. She writes:

In my perfect imagination, [Firefly] ends a little something like this: Nine glorious seasons later, Kaylee and Simon have had several beautiful brunette babies, a couple of which have turned out to be crazy geniuses like their Auntie River (Firefly: the Next Generation?), and one who mysteriously looks a lot like Matthew Fox, who became a regular cast member in season six. River has finally found her marbles and is now captaining her own ship with her loyal second-in-command, Jayne, who claims that River is the best captain he's ever known. Saffron is now their mercenary, and Jayne's lover. And because this is the future and vast discoveries have been made in the world of medicine, Jayne is pregnant with their first child. Inara and Mal finally profess their undying love for each other while Inara is, well, dying in his arms (something gruesome, lotsa blood), and Mal finally realizes that life is short. And promptly confesses his (other) undying love to Zoe. And she promptly punches him in the face.

I don't care about any alternate endings that fan-fiction has come up with, a pregnant Jayne is possibly the best idea I've ever heard of for the show. And no incredibly lovable key characters seem to die in Staite's version of the Firefly future either, not that that happens in the actual series or anything.

The mention of a Next Generation-style Firefly show is interesting, and anything's possible, so maybe Whedon will offer such a thing to Firefly fans in the future. Something new has to come out of the show's cult-hit status someday, right?

*sad crickets*

Source: Blastr

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That is just pure distilled awesome, right there. I knew there was a reason I loved Jewel Staite so much... :D

Pregnant Jayne...?

...I am so in love with Jewel Staite.

Gonna get shot here...I know it...

I didn't really like Firefly - sorry

Ok, Christina Hendricks was lush but the rest, meh

I will never understand why people were so obsesed with this show

that sounds amazing. wish Firefly hadn't been cancelled. Serenity was great but seemed very rushed where they had to cram in so much. a pregnant Jayne would be great. she has some brilliant ideas. here's hoping for the re-kindle: Next Generation

Oh my god, I love her so much <3

i wish serenity had kept some of the themes running in the show more, but then they had to toe the line to make the movie accessable to people that were not familiar with the show.

hell i had a friend of mine out of the blue that is not into scfi much tell me about this awsome move he saw called serenity. lol i told him to try and find the tv show it was better.

still not 100% convinced that they did all they could to get this show on the air again i mean when it was canned by fox scifi would have probably been open to the show it was not a mega budget show by any means, farscape was nearing the end of its run, nm the really bad movie that followed. firefly would have been a perfect fit for scifi and would have garnered an audience out that channels viewers.

If that's how Jewel Staite acutally thinks, then I really need to hand it to Joss Wheadon:

Firefly was PERFECTLY cast.

I mean, that's exactly what Kahlee would say about the future of the series.

Deviantart probably already has drawings of Jayne pregnant.

Hell, it probably has a group for it.

I sadly haven't seen Firefly, but I loved Jewel State in Stargate Atlantis so I just found another reason to check it out. Not that I really needed one :P

zombie711:

still not 100% convinced that they did all they could to get this show on the air again i mean when it was canned by fox scifi would have probably been open to the show it was not a mega budget show by any means, farscape was nearing the end of its run, nm the really bad movie that followed. firefly would have been a perfect fit for scifi and would have garnered an audience out that channels viewers.

You're underestimating the difficulty in getting a canceled show picked up by another network. It happened to a handful of shows, most of which were far more successful in their original run than Firefly.

Whedon's gambit to keep Firefly alive was the movie. It didn't do well enough to justify anybody trying to continue the franchise.

Pregnant JAYNE? Hooee, I bet Adam Baldwin's glad he dodged that . . .

How many years ago did this show get canceled? Does it really matter all these years later? Leave the past were it belongs people and move on!

Firefly had one, epic season.
The View is on its... 14th season.

There Is No God.

Whiskey Echo!!
Mythgraven

And that is one of the reasons I love Jewel, a pregnant Jayne sounds awesome!

Skullkid4187:
How many years ago did this show get canceled? Does it really matter all these years later? Leave the past were it belongs people and move on!

Yeah who gives a shit about anything that happened more than a year or two ago? Like that crappy movie about wizards in space with swords made of light... Shit that was so long ago I don't even remember what it was called.

Heck, after reading all of that I want to have Jewel's baby.
They called him Jayne, matronly Jayne. Saved the Mudders and escaped from the law...Matron Jayne.

Ironic Pirate:
Deviantart probably already has drawings of Jayne pregnant.

Hell, it probably has a group for it.

Must...resist...urge...to Google that.

Mr.Tea:

Skullkid4187:
How many years ago did this show get canceled? Does it really matter all these years later? Leave the past were it belongs people and move on!

Yeah who gives a shit about anything that happened more than a year or two ago? Like that crappy movie about wizards in space with swords made of light... Shit that was so long ago I don't even remember what it was called.

Pretty sure it was called Space Battles or something.

On topic ... Jewel's version of the Firefly future sounds epic. Too bad it will never happen. :(

Oh, Ms. Staite, what I wouldn't give to romance you. I would give you so many strawberries...

Er, um... Anyways.

I dunno if I would be happy with a Firefly: The Next Generation... the main draw of the show was how the actors gelled together, and were able to play the dialogue so well BECAUSE of their synergy.

If I could find the clip, I'd post the scene where Saffron is brought onto Serenity for the first time, and everyone is joking around with Mal. To be more precise, Kaylee's calling Mal a monster.

I laugh every time.

zombie711:
I will never understand why people were so obsesed with this show

Skip to 0:48

Haha! It could have been intresting - ...just let me near her, please...I know we got her in Atlantis too but ><""

The idea that a Baldwin could procreate sans woman, I find disturbing and apocolyptic. Otherwise, sounds good.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Gonna get shot here...I know it...

I didn't really like Firefly - sorry

Ok, Christina Hendricks was lush but the rest, meh

zombie711:
I will never understand why people were so obsesed with this show

Yeah, last time there was mention of Firefly in a news post, there turned out to be a surprising amount of people with absolutely no taste in entertainment who didn't like it. Kind of turned into a minor flame war. So you're not alone. But you still suck.

Kavonde:

Yeah, last time there was mention of Firefly in a news post, there turned out to be a surprising amount of people with absolutely no taste in entertainment.

:P I have quite a good taste in entertainment, but most of Firefly (especially Serenity) I'd seen before. And I'm sort of bored of Joss Wheedon's Ninja Hookers.

Not saying it was a bad show, just that it wasn't as marvellous as some people might think.

The_root_of_all_evil:

Kavonde:

Yeah, last time there was mention of Firefly in a news post, there turned out to be a surprising amount of people with absolutely no taste in entertainment.

:P I have quite a good taste in entertainment, but most of Firefly (especially Serenity) I'd seen before. And I'm sort of bored of Joss Wheedon's Ninja Hookers.

Not saying it was a bad show, just that it wasn't as marvellous as some people might think.

Crap, you had to take issue with my light-hearted ribbing, didn't you? Everyone get your asbestos bedsheets...

Kavonde:

Crap, you had to take issue with my light-hearted ribbing, didn't you? Everyone get your asbestos bedsheets...

That wasn't taking issue. You'll KNOW when I take issue. ;)

The_root_of_all_evil:

Kavonde:

Yeah, last time there was mention of Firefly in a news post, there turned out to be a surprising amount of people with absolutely no taste in entertainment.

:P I have quite a good taste in entertainment, but most of Firefly (especially Serenity) I'd seen before. And I'm sort of bored of Joss Wheedon's Ninja Hookers.

Not saying it was a bad show, just that it wasn't as marvellous as some people might think.

It's not that the show was awesomely epic, it's that it had potential and never really given the chance it deserved. I happen to fall into the category of people who were intrigued when it came out, never got to see an actual episode and forgot about it until I saw the DVDs cheap some place. I actually rank it up there with Babylon 5 as far as sci-fi goes. On a side note, it really is too bad that like Firefly, none of the B5 spinoffs either really took off or were given a chance.

Tom Goldman:
Something new has to come out of the show's cult-hit status someday, right?

*sad crickets*

Pretty sure THIS is all you'll ever get-
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Oh, and there's a comic series or something. Never been big on comics....but the movie was good.

Gods, I hate Firefly threads. They're always so depressing! I miss this show so damn much.

The_root_of_all_evil:
Gonna get shot here...I know it...

I didn't really like Firefly - sorry

Ok, Christina Hendricks was lush but the rest, meh

..you best start a duckin' cuz Ima start a firin'.

Mhmm.

Flying-Emu:

Skip to 0:48

...I'll be in my bunk.

"And promptly confesses his (other) undying love to Zoe. And she promptly punches him in the face."

God I cried and laughed.

Kavonde:

...I am so in love with Jewel Staite.

Same. I would go gay for Jewel Staite.

And this is why she shouldn't be hired as a screenwriter.

I need to finish watching this series!

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