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Firefly's lost tapes of River Tam - VIDEO

by Kevin Kelly, posted Jan 12th 2007 3:02PM
lost tapes of river tamEver wonder what happened to River during all that time she was locked up in Alliance hands? Well, now you can see what happened if you watch the lost tapes from her "sessions." This almost amounts to torture for Firefly fans, because while we get some tantalizing background hints about River, it just makes Browncoats (like me) wish that this series would return.

Can't someone pony up the cash and get this great show back on the air, make a direct to DVD movie, or even a video podcast? I'd even settle for a traveling minstrel & puppet show at this point. Check out the never released grainy black & white footage after the jump. It features River (Summer Glau) and Joss Whedon himself playing her counselor.

(NOTE: The video below is currently shorter than it should be. We're working to get it fixed. Keep checking back.)
(UPDATE: Fixed now. Enjoy!)

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Scott K

Firefly!

March 15 2007 at 11:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andy Greco

Firefly must come back!!!! please!!!

January 17 2007 at 11:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
b!X

He doesn't think he's above cable. But no cable network has asked him to do anything.

January 16 2007 at 3:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TimUF

DOes Whedon think he is above cable? i think this show back to back with Eureka could make a good couple hours of TV on SciFi.

January 15 2007 at 11:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
b!X

Yeah, so, these are from 2005. I gather these were picked up on Netscape because they showed up on Digg late Thursday night and then proceeded to hammer my server all day because I maintain the primary fansite for the Sessions.

If anyone wants to know the story of these clips' production and release (and at the risk of having my server hammered again), see "I Can See You: The R. Tam Sessions Story":

http://www.session416.com/sessions_story

January 14 2007 at 2:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
erroneous_nick

Besides killing a couple of characters, I don't see how it really brought the series to a close. There's still plenty of trouble for Captain Tightpants & Co.® to stir up. Hell, I'd watch them fly in circles and chat.

January 12 2007 at 11:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
erroneous_nick

Kevin,

I hate your article because, yes, it makes me wish the show would return. Yes, I'd toss in some cash to help make it so. And...no, it probably won't ever come back in any form.

Fox sure made a Big Damned Mistake there.

January 12 2007 at 5:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
swander42

when you say "direct to DVD movie"..wouldn't a full length motion picture bringing the series to a close work better..they should really do that..o wait..

January 12 2007 at 3:47 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Seth

"I'd even settle for a traveling minstrel & puppet show at this point"

ROTFL!

I'm actually rooting for the porn DVD knockoff with original cast.

It is so insanely frustrating with all of the crap that comes out of Hollywood, you can have such a massive fanbase clamoring just for one more sip of a franchise, and no one can make it happen!

January 12 2007 at 3:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Akbar Fazil

these were viral videos released onto the internet before the release of Serenity to help drum up interest in the film. I wouldn't really call them "lost tapes" since they were made to be released in this fashion.

January 12 2007 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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