November 11, 2012
To celebrate the cult-favorite sci-fi drama’s 10th anniversary, Science Channel filmed a new one-hour special chronicling the Firefly cast reunion at Comic-Con San Diego in 2012.
The special — titled Firefly: Browncoats Unite — was recorded at a special roundtable interview that took place just prior to the reunion panel. Stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, showrunner Tim Minear, and writer Jose Molina participated in the interview, and were joined by series creator Joss Whedon during the main Comic Con panel. Taped interviews by Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite and Gina Torres supplemented the interview and panel. Ron Glass was not featured in the special.
Leading up to the premiere on November 11, 2012, Science Channel ran an all-day marathon of Firefly. During the last two episodes, "Heart of Gold" and "Objects in Space", trivia was displayed on screen. The Science Channel website also included a section of their website where exclusive videos could be unlocked as more people tweeted the Science Channel Twitter account with the #FireflyNov11 hashtag.
The special was produced by Pangolin Pictures, and unearthed defining memories and first-person accounts of making the show from both sides of the camera. Also included were discussions of future and possible plot lines, as well as a secret that only a few people such as Morena Baccarin were privvy to.