Firefly actress Jewel Staite donned Captain Mal's iconic brown coat for an episode of Con Man, a Vimeo On Demand series that Alan Tudyk created with Nathan Fillion, and she looks glorious! Check out the photo from Staite's Instagram page:
#tbt to that time on Con Man where I dressed up like a fan cosplaying as Captain Mal. I need my own ship, dude. Seriously. Also four months pregs so my kid's TV debut, too!
A photo posted by Jewel Staite (@jewelstaite) on Oct 15, 2015 at 6:12am PDT
As you can see, she looks more womanly now than she did when she starred as Kaylee in Firefly, and she's also pregnant.
Here's a photo of Nathan Fillion's Captain Mal from Firefly for comparison's sake:
So who do you think wore it better?
Con Man follows former Wray Nerely (Tudyk), a former TV mainstay whose current career is basically tied to his past as a character on the cult sci-fi series Spectrum, and he unhappily makes his way from conventions to comic book shops to other similar fan events that celebrate geek culture. His best friend Jack Moore (Fillion) was also on the show, but his ascent to stardom was much more positive.
Since we're not getting another season of the science fiction series Firefly with the original crew, Tudyk wanted to get all of the show's cast involved in Con Man. The crowdfunded Season 1 also featured appearances from Gina Torres, Summer Glau and Sean Maher. Other familiar faces include Mindy Sterling, Nolan North, Leslie Jordan, Seth Green, James Gunn, Sean Astin, Felicia Day, Casper Van Dien, Tricia Helfer, Robert Patrick and more.