Hidden amongst the details of President-elect Trump’s promises for his first hundred days in office is a policy that will please millions of fans of the cancelled space adventure series Firefly. Joss Whedon, creator, writer and director of Firefly will be forced to return to the series during his sentence at a Trump labor camp.
Dumb Times has learned that Whedon, placed at number 5 on President-elect Trump’s enemies list, below Whoopi Goldberg but above Penn Jillette, will be expected to complete the much awaited season 2 of Firefly within 18 months of beginning his sentence.
The length of Whedon’s sentence is unknown so the possibility of further adventures with the crew of Serenity after season 2 cannot be confirmed, however many commentators believe further seasons and even movies to be inevitable.
“This may look like a cruel and unusual punishment for an unknown crime,” says Washington political strategist and former Hillary campaign team member Magdelene Carrion, “but actually it’s a rock solid way to gain millions of votes from democrats in four years.”
“Whedons fans are overwhelmingly lettuce-munching democrats.”
“If Whedon’s working for the next three years,” continues Carrion, “Trump could have a fourth season of Firefly, exclusive to Trump Media, shown during his reelection campaign. End it on a cliffhanger and he’s a shoe-in for a second term with a landslide of former Democrats voting for season five.”
Firefly and the follow up movie, Serenity, follow the adventures of the crew of a ‘Firefly-class’ spacecraft named Serenity as they scratch out a living on and around the worlds of a Western-inspired planetary system.
Cancelled in December 2002, Joss Whedon’s upcoming imprisonment is the first hope millions of fans of the series have had of witnessing the further adventures of Captain Mal and his ramshackle crew.
We at Dumb Times hope that President Trump will consider doling out a similar punishment to TV show creator, and immigrant, Javier Grillo-Marxuach so that we can have a second season of The Middleman, cancelled in 2008.