New electric American supercar with classic style aims for a quicker charge
The lawns of Pebble Beach fill with classic cars every August, and many automakers use the gathering of thousands of wealthy enthusiasts to pitch their newest models. Today, a San Francisco electric-vehicle start up unveiled its first car here — and while the shape will be familiar to any Shelby fan, the power system is billed as thoroughly modern.
On a Friday afternoon, after rejecting Firefly's original pilot “Serenity”, Fox executives instructed series creator Joss Whedon to submit a new pilot script on Monday morning or the show would not be picked up. Whedon and his co-executive producer Tim Minear locked themselves away for the weekend to write this script, adding “larger than life” supporting characters and making the episode more action-centric to please the network. This new pilot, directed by Whedon, later became the series' second episode. Firefly premiered with “The Train Job” on Fox on September 20, 2002, twelve years ago today.