"There's certainly more fans now than there's ever been. It's interesting that the show, being this brief moment in time, it didn't have an opportunity to suck, to get bad," he said. "So it's this wonderful contained unit of what I like to think of as quality storytelling."
The show has left its mark on a new and unsuspecting generation.
"'Firefly' fans are out there and they're breeding," Fillion said. "I'll be scanning Twitter and someone will show a baby and say, 'This is Kaylee.'
"So I'm going to be out one day and someone will walk up and say, 'I am Kaylee.'"
Lynn Elber is a national television columnist for The Associated Press. She can be reached at lelber(at)ap.org.
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