‘Firefly,’ a cult favorite dating back to 2002, has found a new home on the Science Channel – episodes will begin airing every Sunday at 10 pm EST starting on March 6.
Viewers will be able to catch the original 2 hour pilot on March 6 at 8pm ET. Immediately following, episode one of the 15-part series will air at 10pm ET.
‘Firefly’ will dominate the airwaves every Sunday following. An encore showing of the previous week’s episode will air first at 9pm ET to be followed by the network premiere of the next episode in the series airing at 10pm ET.
As a special treat for ‘Firefly’ fans, star of Science Channel’s ‘Sci-Fi Science,’ and the co-founder of string field theory, Dr. Michio Kaku, will be commentating on the science behind ‘Firefly’ for each episode. From terra-forming to anti-matter, Kaku will be explaining why the science fiction featured in the show really isn’t that far from “science fact.”
When ‘Firefly’ first aired in 2002, it quickly became a cult favorite. Set five hundred years in the future in the aftermath of a universal civil war, the story centers on the renegade crew of a small transport spaceship led by ‘Castle’s’ Nathan Fillion. He guides his team through adventures into unknown parts of the galaxy as they try to evade both warring factions and authority agents who endlessly target them.
Check your local cable listings for more information.