This is going to be a combination of news for Monday and Tuesday because last night I fell asleep writing the news 🙂 Oops! Let’s blame it on a crazy day, pregnancy or just plain exhaustion. Speaking of pregnancy, I’m happy to share the news that I’m having a boy! I love having a girl, and now we’ll have a boy, kind of like a complete set. 😉 Enough about my life let’s look at some news.
The biggest news that I want to talk about today is the news about the Buffy movie, that doesn’t involve Joss Whedon. *SCREAM* For real? That’s blasphemy. Warner Brothers has decided to go ahead with a new film of Buffy the Vampire Slayer getting the rights from the directors and production company of the original cheesy movie starring Kristy Swanson. There is no talk of the TV cast or the team from the original show being involved, and why would they? I wouldn’t, and as a hard core fan I doubt I’m even going to give it the time of day. Joss Whedon had a witty and interesting response to the news, and you can check it out over at E!Online. What do you think of this astronomically ridiculous news?
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I was incredibly honoured to get to participate in a recent interview with the fabulous Joss Whedon. He’s a legend of sorts, the great mind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and the genius behind Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. It was fabulous, and he was fantastic. Whedon is directing the episode of Glee that airs this Tuesday night at 9 pm on FOX, titled, Dream On. The episode also guest stars, Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Idina Menzel (Wicked).
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In the last week, I got the chance to speak with both Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku about Dollhouse, which premieres tonight on FOX at 9/8c. They came up with the idea of the show kind of together and based it around Eliza then Joss took the idea to FOX. The show’s original pilot was rewritten to the version that we will see tonight but both of them seem pleased with not only the pilot, but the other 12 episodes as well. First up is Joss Whedon’s call. (Click on the pictures to get to a bigger version, by the way!)
When asked about how the rewritten pilot came to be, Joss gave a great answer.
“The original pilot explained everything that happened, but came at it very sideways, and they said let the audience see an engagement so that they understand that every week she’s going to go to a different please and be a different person and that they have that sense of structure.
That part was simple enough. It was my idea to do a new pilot, because once I was clear on what it was they didn’t have that I had planned to provide in the show anyway, it seemed like a no-brainer to give them something they could get behind more.
But there was some real questioning about what exactly we wanted to get at in terms of the humanity and what they do and why people hire them and there’s a sexual aspect to it that makes some people nervous. Part of the mandate of the show is to make people nervous. It’s to make them identify with people they don’t like and get into situations that they don’t approve of, and also look at some of the heroic side of things and wonder if maybe they were wrong about what motivated those as well.
So we’re out to make people uncomfortable, but not maybe so much our bosses.”