I hope it succeeds, regardless of whether it's any good or I like it. We need more space opera on TV and the main hold-up is the lack of any current successful example the networks or cable can point to and say, "we need something like that." Firefly averaged 5M viewers but that's on broadcast. Basic cable's expectations are lower. (Come to think of it, 5M on broadcast sounds pretty good the way things have been going lately.) I was expecting the other shoe to drop if Firefly had continued, and Mal's political instincts to be re-awakened. Seems like a waste of his backstory otherwise. I have this hunch that an overtly political anti-government show might take off if someone has the guts to put it out there. I don't see SyFy as being the network that will do it, but stranger things have happened.