Alan Tudyk is obviously deeply attached to the character of Firefly's late, great Hoban "Wash" Washburne. He spent a lot of time coming up with his own Wash story ideas — including the big reveal that Wash has tons of tattoos from the Alliance's toughest prisons. In a terrific new interview with SFX, Tudyk talks about how much of himself Joss Whedon put into Wash, and how much Tudyk wanted to tell the stories of what Wash did in the war, and other stuff.
And Tudyk says that if Firefly were just coming on television today, the more organized Internet fanbase and new ways of watching television would have ensured it a long, healthy run:
If it was done today [Fox] wouldn't have gotten rid of it. It was a different time. They didn't respect Comic-Con and the science fiction audience like they do now. They bow to and court that audience now. I think were it today with the way the internet works as a distributor of content it would certainly be on the air for a long, long time. It's a shame.
Check out the interview for tons more, including how Tudyk feels like he didn't get enough props for his ground-breaking motion-capture performance in I, Robot. [SFX]