Box Office Prophets lists Serenity as it’s pick of the day.
The problem Whedon faced was that Firefly was auctioned off to a group of people who lacked the rudimentary skills to decipher the show’s strengths. Fox Network wanted a replacement for the recently completed X-Files or at least its passionate fanbase, and eventually its ratings. What they got was an ideological successor to The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.
In layman’s terms, this is the equivalent of asking Santa Claus for a computer only to discover thousands of dollars of jewelry in your stocking. The fact that one could be bartered off for the other was lost on the organization, so the diamonds were thrown down the garbage disposal.
Fortune has smiled upon the zealous Firefly fanbase, though, as Universal Pictures has boldly stuck its hand down the drain and snatched out the elusive gem. Serenity, the Firefly movie, is a go.
That sound you hear is Joss Whedon having the last laugh.
Man, if Fox ever needs help kicking itself, I hereby volunteer my feet.