'Done the Impossible' explores Labor of Love Making fans mighty
Done the Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity is an exploration of how Firefly went from a cancelled TV show with only 14 episodes to a major motion picture on the strength of its fans. Firefly originally aired on Fox, where science fiction goes to die, and is the creation of Joss Whedon. Classified as a Western Space Opera, Firefly starred Nathan Fillion Jewel Staite, Alan Tudyck, Adam Baldwin and others.
Done the Impossible is essential viewing for fans of Firefly and Serenity or anyone who wants to begin to understand what fandom is. Through petitions, letters and other fan actions, as well as the working of Joss Whedon to keep the material and shop it to other companies, the cast and crew were able to get the Serenity off the ground again.
It may be difficult for those outside the phenomenon to understand why people participate in fandoms. Fan groups like The Browncoats allow people to get together and discuss those things that they love best. The Browncoats are also responsible for raising thousands of dollars for Equality Now! a nonprofit that Whedon feels strongly about. They provide a sense of family and a sense of belonging.
The DVD has several awesome special features – the best being the trivia game with Staite, who says good things about the player when the player guesses correctly, and if you are not a fan, it will be a guess. It also has several Easter Eggs. However, what makes it most worthwhile is that Done the Impossible was made by fans; it is their passion that creates a strong documentary.
As Emerald Rose says in Done the Impossible, “Passion is what makes life worth living,” and the fans of Firefly and Serenity have enough passion to justify bringing the world of Captain Mal back to life, even if they can’t do the same thing with Wash.