Originally Posted by Futureguy
Firefly wound up being a (sadly short) lead-in for Serenity. It had as much, if not more, potential (IMOHO) than TOS did when it premiered. I understood that ST was pitched at one time to be "A western in space?", sort of show to make it appealing to the network "suits". Firefly was presented as a (western) frontier-type (sci-fi adventure) and I feel that it hit the mark.
It does appear that there will be no more Firefly or Serenity follow-ups. Not enough corporate support and I don't see the past episodes being presented in mass distribution as ST-TOS was in the late 60's, early 70's, where it could develop a bigger fan base to justify any more movies.
It usually helps when the network actually wants a show in the first place......then it can try and build it.
Sadly, FOX demonstrated it wasn't something they really wanted to deal with as a series.