UPDATE: Many thanks to Geeks of Doom reader Wilco who provided us with a link to the actual video of this shuttle crew’s wake-up call, complete with a nice shout-out to Firefly. You can check it out below!
To be perfectly honest, I just don’t know how much more insanely cool stuff needs to happen for the seemingly slow folks at 20th Century Fox or some other network to bring back Joss Whedon and his Firefly.
In a message via their Twitter account yesterday at 4:18 PM EST, National Aeronautics and Space Administration shared with the world that their shuttle space crew were awoken to the addictive melodies of “The Ballad of Serenity,” the theme song and opening titles tune for every episode of Firefly.
@NASA Shuttle crew awoke @4:14pET to theme song from “Firefly.” The Ballad of Serenity, performed by Sonny Rhodes, was played for Bob Behnken.
Because SciFi Wire (where I first saw this) included it, you can also click on over to watch the opening titles for Firefly and hear the song, just in case you haven’t heard it before or even if you’re just itching to hear it again.
There is no doubt that the pleas of fans (myself included) have become tedious and apparently also futile, as difficult as that is to swallow. But when you hear stories like this one, you can’t help but scratch your head and wonder what exactly is the hold up in regard to the entire fiasco. Maybe we’ll just have to wait until a Firefly fan is running one of these studios.