Was I the only one thinking Mr. Universe was a character created to represent the fanbase? When I first saw Serenity, that was one of the things I walked away thinking. I mean, he's a fan of the crew's work, he helped them stick it to the Alliance, and, of course, his insistence that "you can't stop the signal."
After I told a friend all this, he brought up a theory that Mr. Universe's death could show how much the fanbase sacrificed to get this movie to the screen.
The only reason I'm even bringing it up is because I haven't seen anyone else mention it.
So...am I crazy?