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?Dollhouse? Joss Whedon's recent series

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by EvilElecBlankett, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. EvilElecBlankett

    EvilElecBlankett Jedi Youngling

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    This is the best news I've heard in months!

    [link=http://www.eonline.com/gossip/kristin/detail/index.jsp?uuid=972f7d73-e0a2-43ea-abad-0abf6afba1f3]Eonline[/link]


    Hear that? It's the sound of Joss Whedon fans around the world freaking the frak out. (And I am one of them!)

    I'm thrilled to tell you that just this afternoon, Joss Whedon rang me up to break the news that after a long, Whedonless TV drought, we Buffy fans are finally getting another TV series created by Mr. Whedon himself. Hell. Yeah.

    While you scream, hyperventilate and then (hopefully) recover, I will tell you this: The news gets even better.

    Whedon's new FOX series, called Dollhouse, stars Miss Eliza Dushku, best known as Faith to you Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans. And, this show isn't just a pilot. It's already been given a seven-episode commitment by Fox.

    The series, according to FOX, is about "Echo (Eliza Dushku), a young woman who is literally everybody's fantasy. She is one of a group of men and women who can be imprinted with personality packages, including memories, skills, language?even muscle memory?for different assignments. The assignments can be romantic, adventurous, outlandish, uplifting, sexual and/or very illegal. When not imprinted with a personality package, Echo and the others are basically mind-wiped, living like children in a futuristic dorm/lab dubbed the 'Dollhouse', with no memory of their assignments?or of much else. The show revolves around the childlike Echo's burgeoning self-awareness, and her desire to know who she was before, a desire that begins to seep into her various imprinted personalities and puts her in danger both in the field and in the closely monitored confines of the Dollhouse."

    So how did Dollhouse come about? When will it start given the impeding strike? And what are the chances a few Buffy alums might make it onto the show? To find out, read on for my exclusive one-on-one Q&As with Creator and Executive Producer Joss Whedon and Star and Producer Eliza Dushku. (Pinch me.) You honestly won't believe how fast this all happened and where the idea first began!

    Oh, and P.S. to all you fans of writer/producer Tim Minear (Angel, Wonderfalls, Drive). He tells us: "Joss has pathetically begged me to be involved. And I hate to see a slightly younger man weep like a girl. So I said "m'kay." I'll be playing with dolls one way or t'other."

    This might be too much goodness to bear, no?!


    There's an interview with Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku at the site link above.
     
  2. hansen

    hansen Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm excited, but I'm worried about how Fox is gonne end up treating it...
     
  3. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Joss + FOX hasn't worked out too well in the past, IIRC. :( Still, it's good to see him working on new projects, especially if a few Firefly actors find their way onto the show. Not the biggest fan of Elisha Dushku(she is hot, I'm just not the biggest fan of her as an actress). If I see it on, I might check it out. Who knows.
     
  4. JediTrilobite

    JediTrilobite Jedi Master star 7

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    Hopefully this'll be an interesting series, provided that FOX doesn't cut it.
     
  5. SunnydaleSpike

    SunnydaleSpike Jedi Youngling

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    Best news I've heard (read :D ) all week! It's been too long since "Angel" got the axe. I just hope the show gets treated better than "Firefly".

    Most cool :cool: .
     
  6. JediMasterGuff

    JediMasterGuff Jedi Master star 5

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    What happened to "I'll never work with Fox again"?
     
  7. Jedi_Johnson

    Jedi_Johnson Jedi Master star 5

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    $$$$$ Enough cash and people will do anything.
     
  8. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Does anyone else think the concept of "child-like adults being bred and used for shady reasons they have no idea about and one of them rebels" reminds them of The Island?

    Now don't get me wrong, I don't mean that in a bad way, I didn't think The Island was terrible at all. And I really think Joss could do a lot with this show, it sounds very cool.

    Let's just hope FOX have learnt their lesson.

     
  9. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    Great news. I really hope Joss worked out a good deal with Fox this time around. Otherwise history may well repeat itself.
     
  10. ObiWanCon

    ObiWanCon Jedi Master star 4

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    I wish they were doing Faith the Vampire Slayer but Dollhouse will be interesting.
     
  11. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It will be nice to see Joss Whedon's name on a tv screen instead of a comic book cover.
     
  12. Darth_Hydra

    Darth_Hydra Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sounds interesting, at least until FOX decides to cancel in favor of another crappy reality show.
     
  13. DVCPRO-HDeditor

    DVCPRO-HDeditor Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Maybe, if this pans out well enough, we can get a Firefly Season Two?

    Huh?

    Maybe?

    Whaddya think?

    Set it in between Firefly Season One and Serenity, so you can bring Book and Wash back, and you've got gold.
     
  14. gonzoforce

    gonzoforce Jedi Master star 5

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    anything with Eliza Dushku and Whedon is a must, but it's Fox. I stress again, it's Fox.
     
  15. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, just no. Look, I(and all the other Firefly fans) would love to see more of Firefly/Serenity, but it's not happening. Stop getting your hopes up. It's over. :(
     
  16. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Very good news indeed.
     
  17. DarthPhelps

    DarthPhelps Jedi Master star 5

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    agreed

    Hey, even Fox may screw up once in a while and put out something decent. :p
     
  18. Jedi_Johnson

    Jedi_Johnson Jedi Master star 5

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    Don't get your hopes up. All that will happen is you getting crushed by Fox. Firefly is over no matter how much we don't like it.
     
  19. Twinky_Stryder

    Twinky_Stryder Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I can just imagine the fan interview.

    Interviewer: So, you're working with Fox again huh?
    Joss: Yup.
    Interviewer: WHAT WERE YOU THINKING MAN?!?!?!?!?!
    Joss: I'm a glutton for punishment. That and maybe if they cancel this one I can make am movie again.
    Interviewer: Sly.
    Joss: Yup, I'm a wily little fella.

     
  20. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    Fox has had a number of good shows over the years. They just cancel them all prematurely :p
     
  21. Juliet316

    Juliet316 JCC Game Winner star 10 VIP - Game Winner

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    Or in the case of X - Files run it into the ground.

    But this could all be a moot point [link=http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21570821/]when the Writer's strike happens[/link]. The networks and studios could decide it's not worth it to reach a deal with the writers and soon, the directors/actors and put on reality shows/movies ad nasuem and we'll never get legit scripted TV back.[face_plain]
     
  22. EvilElecBlankett

    EvilElecBlankett Jedi Youngling

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    Joss Whedon talks a little bit about "Dollhouse."

    What about Dollhouse will draw in your Buffy and Firefly fans?

    Well, Eliza (Dushku). Duh. It's very different than the stuff I've done before, but at the same time it's still a very hardcore examination of the human condition. It really sort of boils it down to who are we, how are we programmed, what do we need, what is okay about us, and what is really not okay. It's the most morally gray thing I've ever done. I think it might actually anger a lot of my fans, but there are questions I still have to ask. Ultimately I think it will intrigue them because that.

    We keep hearing that the strike will be over soon. How has it affected Dollhouse? Have you actually written any of it yet?

    I had just pitched the seven episodes for the show, I hadn't written anything. I did not even so much as look at them during the strike, and will not until the strike is over. The day the strike is over, I will start working, so whatever we plan to do will certainly be pushed back by exactly as many months as the strike was... or still is.

    He also mentions a ballet he is writing for Summer Glau.
    [link=http://io9.com/354790/joss-whedon-wants-to-dance]link[/link]

     
  23. Vortigern99

    Vortigern99 Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This show sounds sweet! I'm a bif Firefly fan and a moderate Buffy fan, so I eagerly await Mr. Whedon's intriguing new project.
     
  24. loki41872

    loki41872 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    A seven episode deal, huh?

    I got my money on cancellation after 5 episodes.
     
  25. ThrawnRocks

    ThrawnRocks Jedi Master star 6

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    So in theory he started work on it yesterday?
     
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