Twenty Questions -- if you round up
Do you get any negative responses from former Dark Angel fans for joining the show that took its time slot?
Yes. Someone sent me an angry message asking how much Fox had paid me to sell my soul. If you're out there, I traded it for a melon-holer and a box of Ritz. If you're interested in buying it, though, I believe it's currently up for auction on eBay. If you happen to be the high bidder, use it in good health. That ketchup stain should come out.
I get why DA fans are upset. I was enormously upset myself. First we hear we're on the air, then all of the sudden we're not. It sucked! I had to cut short my honeymoon because of DA's cancellation, so believe me, I was upset! But I'm surprised at the kind of antagonism leveled at Firefly. That, I don't get.
So is James Cameron as big an asshole as he seems? ["This is me, making sure I can never ever get work in Hollywood. Ever." -- Shack]
Jim gets a bad rap because he doesn't suffer fools. If you're a fool, you're gonna think he's an asshole because he's not going to put up with your crap. He's tough because he's a perfectionist, but he's amazing at what he does. If you're going to work for him, bring your A-game or go home. I thought he was a pretty cool guy and would work with him again in a heartbeat.
Let's assume that FOX goes against its established tradition of fostering new sci-fi shows, and then beating them to death with a big stick. What can we look forward to if Firefly finishes out the season?
**** WARNING: Minor Spoilers****
I obviously can't give away big plot points, but I'll say this. There's a big Wash/Zoe/Mal episode coming up, as well as a big Mal/Inara UST episode. Those are coming up in December. We've also been talking about finally revealing some of Book's backstory. We're not 100 percent sure when that's happening, though. Ooh, and the midichlorians thing! That's in season four.