In what is sure to be a purely woke version of Firefly, Boom! Comics (a division of Marvel) is releasing a new all-female heist story, according to BoundingIntoComics.com. What is set to be a triumphant return to Joss Whedon’s celebrated universe, this next installment will focus on an all-female cast, giving the men the finger and apparently missing every lesson that Ghostbusters 2016 and Ocean’s Eight told us.
The official synopsis says it all:
“Saffron — the enigmatic rogue who captured the hearts of Firefly fans worldwide, as well as the heart of Captain Malcolm Reynolds — returns to the Serenity. But this time, she’s got no time for Mal, as she’s there to recruit the women of the ship to join her on a heist that has personal stakes for all involved. The cunning grifter joins forces with Zoë, Inara, Kaylee, and River to pull off the greatest theft in all the ‘verse! What could possibly go wrong?”From the official synopsis, captured from BoundingIntoComics.com (all props go to them), emphasis: mine
The synopsis posed a very valid question: “What could possibly go wrong?”
Well, for starters, the massive rejection of woke-inspired “story” telling as of late. The absolute failure of Ghostbusters, Oceans Eight, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Star Trek Discovery and the latest season of Doctor Who have all shown us what happens when you go broke. Fandom has overwhelmingly rejected the idea of “no sir,” both male and female sides of the fandom (apparently, these stories have targeted “everything in between” the main two, and have been a success with them… which is to say, near zero since they don’t buy the merch or in most cases, don’t even invest in the proper media, itself).
While these characters and this universe is heavily beloved in the fandom, it is very sad to see yet another franchise we hold so near and dear to our hearts go down the woke hole. Since Boom! is owned by Fox/Disney, this is no surprise that Disney would resurrect this series as a woke version of itself, a shadow of what it represented. Firefly was progressive and adventurous in ways that Star Trek, in general, wasn’t. It gave credence and equilibrium to both its male and female casts, giving us strong men to look up to and truly empowered women to respect in every way (because, to lift and shout-out a YouTube channel here, “They Will Kill You”).
Now, I fear that this latest move will be replacing story with more identity politics. This is something that cannot be accepted and won’t be, and is doomed to failure. Detractors will simply say, “don’t buy it, then!”
Okay, we won’t. But here’s the caveat: neither will you!
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