Media Coverage

This is an ongoing catalogue of mentions of HNBF, the Facebook group, BC:U, and Unstoppable Signals in the news and around the web.


July 27th, 2011

Wet Paint: Did Nathan Fillion Buy the Rights to Firefly
-Nathan’s co star, Molly Quinn cos-splays as Malcolm Reynolds

MovieWeb: Comic-con Exclusive: Nathan Fillion Talks About Buying Firefly
-Nathan Fillion is asked about HNBF


June 27th, 2011

Contagion Outbreak in Omaha, Nebraska: Jewel Staite Q & A
-Jewel Staite explaining how the buzz about Nathan wanting to buy Firefly started

June 14th, 2011

Sending a Wave Podcast: Show 78 (a): The One With Unstoppable Michael
-Sending a Wave chats with Unstoppable Signals during their June Podcast


May 27th, 2011

Follow Friday with TheDudeDean & Tonya Scholz chat with the guys from Help Nathan Buy Firefly
- Social Chat Pod Cast with our Founder Jeremy, along with Tom


May 12th, 2011 Social Media’s Vital Role in “Save My TV Show”
-Tom Pedr0n comments on HNBF


May 3rd, 2011 What is Happening with the Firefly and Serenity Franchise
-Matthew Warren comments on HNBF

April 15th, 2011

Friday @ 8/7 Central: You Can’t Take the Sky From Me
-Tim Rose comments on HNBF

April 12th, 2011

Lawyers, Gun$ and Money:  “I don’t care what you believe in, just believe in it.”
-Charli Carpenter comments on Unstoppable Signals

April 4th, 2011

KidsNeedtoRead: “Thank you ALL for your continuing support of Kids Need to Read!”
-Kids Need to Read Founder buys from our store, and thanks the fans for their support Interview: ‘Dr. Horrible’ Co-Writer Maurissa Tancharoen on “Breaking” the Help Nathan Buy Firefly Movement and Reviving ‘Dollhouse’
-Maurissa Tancharoen talks about her HNBF tweet

April 2nd, 2011

Dark Matter Fanzine: April, 2011 issue
-Dark Matter’s April issue contains an article on HNBF on pages 45-49, including commenter quotes from the HNBF Face Book fan page.

April 1st, 2011

Twitter: @JoseMolina TV: ”Fillion wins Lottery!……”
-Nathan Fillion Wins! Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Buys ‘Firefly’!?!?
-Firefly brought back courtesy of Mr. Zuckerberg Breaking: Netflix to Relaunch Firefly
-Netflix buys the rights to Firefly to be streamed on their service Help Save Firefly a Success!
-Joss Whedon breaks the exciting news on Season 2 Serenity 2 Has a Director
-Micheal Bay to direct Serenity 2


March 29th, 2011 Failed Effort to Reboot Show: Help Nathan Buy Firefly
-Sci-Fi TV by suite 101 talks about HNBF and the strength of fandom

March 27th, 2011 Will streaming video reboot Firefly?
-Article about the possibility of Netflix purchasing the rights to Firefly

March 18th, 2011 Nathan Fillion talks fan campaign
-EW’s 2nd interview with Nathan Fillion about the fan’s campaign

March 16th, 2011

Diggnation Podcast: 7 Most Stupidly Overpowered Weapons & How You Can Help Nathan Buy Firefly
-Diggnation talks about HNBF in their podcast

March 14th, 2011 The Week In TV
-HNBF receives mention on the’s ‘The Week In TV’ section

March 10th, 2011 Life continues to be one big disappointment for ‘Firefly’ fans. writes about the end of HNBF’s campaign to buy the rights. Joss Whedon Shuts Down Campaign To Reboot ‘Firefly’ write’s about Joss Whedon shutting down HNFB through Maurissa Tancharoen’s Tweet Sorry, Nerds: Team Joss Whedon Doesn’t Support Fan-Funded “Firefly”
-…”And so ends the tale of that time when the Internet tried to raise money to bring back a dead television show.” ‘Save Your Money’: So Much For the Firefly Charity Drive writes about the end of HNBF’s campaign to buy the rights.

March 9th, 2011 Firefly fans call off campaign
-Arvtoday writes about HNBF calling off the campaign Fan Effort to Revice Firefly Could be Dead
-The Escapist comments on HNBF and that it might still be hanging on by a thread

March 8th, 2011

LA Time – Hero Complex: Firefly farewell? One Browncoat says a revival would miss the magic
-A fan’s reasoning for not rally for new ‘Firefly’

Twitter: @MoTancharoen revises her statement
-After a barrage of unkind tweets towards her, she clarifies her statement

GottaDash!: “Help Nathan Buy Firefly/Unstoppable Signals” Is No More
-GottDash blog on HNBF calling off the campaign Help Nathan Buy Firefly Group Disbands
-….”Apparently, you can stop the signal–at least temporarily.”

WordPress: temporalparadox: Apparently, 100k fans CAN be Wrong
-TemporalParadox talks about the end of HNBF’s campaign, “Thousands of dreams were crushed with one tweet.”

FaceBook: Help Nathan Buy Firefly posts to clear things up a bit.
-Our official statement regarding where HNBF stood after Maurissa Tancharoen’s tweet

March 7th, 2011

Twitter: @MoTancharoen “Guys, no one in the Whedonverse is in support of Please save your money!”
-The moment that over one hundred thousand hearts sank. Guest Post: Badger on ‘Help Nathan Buy Firefly’ questions the anonymity HNBF through parody

March 4th, 2011 Morena Baccarin on Nathan Fillion’s Bid to Bring Back FIREFLY, “I think it’s Great!”
-Morena Baccarin voices support for Fillion via TV Addict while promoting V Morena Baccarin interview on fans raising $300 million to buy the rights to Firefly: “I think we would all have to do it for it to work”
- Morena Baccarin voices support for HNBF while promoting V

March 3rd, 2011 What is it with Nathan Fillion?
-Indie Movies online comments on HNBF

March 2nd, 2011 Firefly’s Potential Return (Plus 4 Other Shows That Came Back from the Dead comments of HNBF and show’s that have returned from cancellation.

February 27th, 2011 Paying for Programing
-Examiner on Fan Funded ‘Firefly’

February 26th, 2011

WordPress: By ytimynona
-A Fan’s plan on buying the rights to ‘Firefly’

February 25th, 2011

Edmonton Journal: Edmonton’s Nathan Fillion starts Firefly fury
-Nathan’s home town newspaper comments on HNBF Help Nathan Buy Firefly: A Grassroot Movement
-Feed The Gamer comments on HNBF ‘Firefly’ TV Show Revival: Help Nathan Buy Fire
-HNBF fans ask Stephen Cobert for a mention on air. JUST READING THIS WILL SAVE A LIFE!!!
-DD Peterson pleads support for HNBF

February 24th, 2011 NathanFillion: “It’s beautiful to dream of more Firefly, but PLEASE DON’T SEND ANY MONEY…”
-Nathan Fillion’s first tweet regarding HNBF Fans Want to Buy Rights to ‘Firefly’ for Nathan Fillion comments on HNBF

Heather Bremer: Browncoats unite to resurrect ‘Firefly’ series
-The Herald Bulletin comments on HNBF Fans Want to Help Mal Get Serenity Back in Space
-Wired’s Geek Dad comments on HNBF

IGN: Poll: Firefly as a Web Series?
-IGN polls viewers on ‘Firefly’ as a Web series

Word press: by The Angela Omnibus: Fighting for Firefly
-The Angela Omnibus comments on HNBF

Word press: by HotNerdGirl: Malcom Reynolds vs Han Solo
-Hot Nerd Girl asks her readers to join HNBF FB page

February 23rd, 2011 Internet-savvy ‘Firefly’ fans fly back into the fight
-CNN Tech comments on HNBF How Much Would You Pay for Another Season of Firefly?
-Forbes technology blog comments on HNBF

Patrick Rothfuss’ Open Letter to Nathan Fillion
-Patrick Rothfuss pledges support to Nathan Fillion on buying the rights to ‘Firefly’
-A fan page to bring back ‘Firefly’ Like Many Shows. ‘Firefly’ Just Won’t Die
-Fancast/xfinity TV comments on HNBF

February 22nd, 2011

WordPress: by badfandom: Don’t Help Nathan Buy Firefly. Donate to Another Cause
-Badfandom suggests that fans put their money towards charity instead of ‘Firefly’ Nathan Fillion and the Dangers of Teasing ‘Firefly’ Fans
-Buddy TV comments on HNBF The Pitch: How I Would Brink Back Firefly, Nathan Fillion Is Still Interested!
-Kevin Coll Pitches his idea on how he’d bring back ‘Firefly’

Twitter: Sean Maher, “OF COURSE I WOULD BE ON BOARD if @NathanFillion acquired the rights to the show!”
-Sean Maher voices support to Nathan Fillion

February 21st, 2011 Fans launch ‘Help Nathan Fillion Buy Firefly’ movement
-EW’s follow up article on HNBF after their interview with Nathan Fillion Fans Launch “Help Nathan Fillion Buy ‘Firefly’” Movement comments on HNBF Nathan Fillion Wants to Buy ‘Firefly’ comments on HNBF

Twitter: Jewel Staite: “Is the pope catholic?…”
-Jewl Staite voices support to Nathan Fillion

February 20th, 2011 Firefly Animated Series idea suggest a ‘Firefly’ Animated Series

February 18th, 2011 Nathan Fillion want to revive Firefly comments on Nathan Fillion’s comment (Russian article)

Twitter: Jose Molina “For what it’s worth, I’ve told him I’d drop what I was doing and follow…”
-Jose Molina Voices support to Nathan Fillion

Twitter: Jane Espensen “I’m there, if needed.”
-Jane Espensen voices support to Nathan Fillion

Geeks of Doom: Internet Responds To Nathan Fillion:
- Tom Cheredar comments on HNBF Help Nathan Buy Firefly
- io9 covers the launch of HNBF


February 17th, 2011 ’Firefly’ returning to cable; Fillion says he’ll play Mal again
-EW’s first interview, where it all started


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