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Joss Whedon

Whedon at the 2009 San Diego Comic Con
Born Joseph Hill Whedon
June 23, 1964 (1964-06-23) (age 45)
New York City, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, director, executive producer
Religion Humanism, Atheism, and Irreligion
Spouse(s) Kai Cole[1]
Children Arden, Squire[2]
.Joseph Hill "Joss" Whedon[3] (pronounced /ˈwiːdən/;[4] born June 23, 1964) is an American director, executive producer, occasional actor, and creator and head writer of the television programs Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse.^ It's also an Internet-only production coming soon from genius Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon.
  • Joss Whedon - The Remote Island 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ The creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly has shown an uncanny understanding of female psychology.
  • Joss Whedon and the Real Girl - The Atlantic(March 20, 2009) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.theatlantic.com [Source type: General]

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 6 .

.He has also written several film scripts and comic book series.^ Web series, a comic book, anything?
  • The Watcher: Sex, secrets and 'Dollhouse': Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since then, Whedon has created a comic book series " Buffy the Vampire Season Eight " that has sated the desire of fans to know what happened to the beloved characters.
  • 'Buffy' back on big screen without Joss Whedon? | Gold Derby | Los Angeles Times 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC goldderby.latimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Currently writing "The Astonishing X-Men" comic book series for Marvel Comics.
  • Joss Whedon - Biography 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Early life

.Whedon was born in New York City and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1987. Before going to Wesleyan he spent two years at Winchester College in England.^ New York: DC Comics, 1987.
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^ New York: Routledge, 1987.
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^ New York: Ballantine, 1987.
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.He attended Riverdale Country School in New York City where his mother taught History.^ After attending the Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, NY, Whedon went to Winchester College, a boarding school in Hampshire, England, where he first became obsessed with comic books.
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^ It’s a controversial, sexually charged (by Indian standards) thriller about a woman who falls for a terrorist and find herself a prisoner in New York City.

^ Birth place : New York City, NY .
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.(Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, also attended Riverdale Country School a number of years after Joss.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 6 .

^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" returning to movies.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 5 .

) .At a young age he was a prolific writer, loved Monty Python and showed great interest in acting.^ Photo gallery: From Love Boat to Lost , great shows by four TV titans .
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The show would be great if someone who could act played Echo.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The problem with that is that the TV show's greatness was based so much off of the performances that a comic book just doesn't interest me at all.
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He was the lead role in an original production called 'Spaghetti Island' at Riverdale. .He has been described as the world's first third-generation TV writer,[5] as he is the son of Tom Whedon, a successful screenwriter for The Electric Company in the 1970s and The Golden Girls in the 1980s, and the grandson of John Whedon, a writer for The Donna Reed Show in the 1950s.^ Joseph Hill ("Joss") Whedon is a third-generation television writer.
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^ Knowledge@Wharton: You're a third generation television writer.
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^ Whedon's third generation by Spike fan .
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why He’s Directing A GLEE!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[6] .His mother, Lee Stearns, was a high school teacher and novelist.^ Born on June 23, 1964 in New York, NY, Whedon was the son of Tom Whedon, an Emmy-winning television writer and producer on shows like “Benson” (ABC, 1979-1986) and “The Golden Girls” (NBC, 1985-1992), and Lee Stearns, a high school teacher and unpublished novelist.
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^ (And one Art teacher in Jr. High School acted on this.
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[7] .He is the younger brother of Samuel and Matthew Whedon and older brother of writers Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon.^ Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," an online musical comedy starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day, written by Whedon, his brothers Zack and Jed, and Jed's fiance Maurissa Tancharoen.
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^ Family members, including his younger brothers, Jed and Zack, played roles.
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^ Horrible" writers Zack Whedon, Jed Whedon) and (Jed's) fiancee (Maurissa Tancharoen) to experience this.

[8]

Career

Television work

.Following a move to Los Angeles, Whedon secured his first writing job on the television series Roseanne.^ Joss Whedon: At first, I was like, "I shall never write for television."
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So after Wesleyan, he moved in with his father in Los Angeles.
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^ O: Roseanne was your first actual writing job.
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After several years as a script doctor for films, he returned to television, where he created four TV shows.^ Though he had his start on the sitcom “Roseanne” (ABC, 1988-1997) and serving as a script doctor on several noted studio films, Whedon created the cult hit "Buffy t… more .
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^ While I was satisfied with the ending of the tv series, having the actual creator extend the life of the show in comics form is more appealing than buying into a film-to-comics series developed entirely "by others".
  • JOSS WHEDON TALKS BUFFY "SEASON 8" - NEWSARAMA 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though he had his start on the sitcom “Roseanne” (ABC, 1988-1997) and serving as a script doctor on several noted studio films, Whedon created the cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (WB, 1997-2001; UPN, 2001-03), which he developed from the failed 1992 campy horror comedy that he had written.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Years after having his script for the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer produced – the interpretation by director Fran Rubel Kuzui having been poorly received by critics[9] and audiences[10] – Whedon revived the concept as a television series of the same name.^ Favorite Whedon project : Buffy the Vampire Slayer (comic and show) .
  • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Best known for: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the television series) .
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^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" returning to movies.
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.Buffy the Vampire Slayer went on to become a critical and cult hit.^ "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" returning to movies.
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^ Airing after Buffy the Vampire Slayer initially, Angel was also a hit.
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^ Buffy the vampire slayer Fan Site .
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.Its episode "Hush," which was written and directed by Whedon, received an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding writing in a drama series in 2000. The show ran for five seasons on The WB Network before being relocated to the UPN Network for its final two seasons, after a bidding war for the broadcast rights.^ Joss was nominated for an Emmy in 1999 for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the episode Hush.
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^ Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) episode "Hush" was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2000 for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
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^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer actually was nominated for an Emmy for the episode "Hush".

.Though it premiered on Mondays at 9 pm, Buffy ran from the middle of the second season on Tuesdays at 8 pm.^ To me, the second season of Buffy is the absolute best, with the 3rd close behind (I think more people like S3 best).
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I will admit that I didn’t watch “Buffy” until after the second season had aired, and they were running repeats of Season 1 on Mondays and repeats of Season 2 on Tuesdays.
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^ The first thing I watch is the second season Buffy.

.Angel was a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, featuring Buffy's vampire-with-a-soul ex-boyfriend as the title character.^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 6 .

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 5 .

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 2 .

.It was created by Whedon with Buffy writer David Greenwalt.^ Synopsis: Created by Joss Whedon (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ), Firefly was an "outer-space Western" set some four to five centuries in the future.
  • Joss Whedon Filmography 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

^ It's also an Internet-only production coming soon from genius Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon.
  • Joss Whedon - The Remote Island 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.nerve.com [Source type: General]

^ However, Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator, occasional X-Men comic writer, and current Cabin in the Woods director Joss Whedon thinks they are forgetting a certain mutant character with a lot of potential: Kitty Pryde .

Tim Minear also contributed. .Debuting in September 1999 on the WB, the show was broadcast following Buffy on Tuesday evenings.^ She lives in Chicago and loves to read, watch movies, follow TV shows (she still bemoans the loss of "Buffy" and "Alias"), listen to music and review plays.
  • Joss Whedon talks 'Dollhouse,' 'Buffy,' comics and cabins - Entertaining Ideas 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blogs.pioneerlocal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ In 1999 Joss and David Greenwalt created the show Angel, which brought the character of the same name from Buffy's world in Sunnydale to Los Angeles.
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^ I love Firefly and Serenity, and even though I wasn't a fan, I know that Buffy and Angel were good shows.
  • C'mon Hollywood #80 - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After Buffy switched networks in 2001, Angel aired in a number of different time slots.^ Airing after Buffy the Vampire Slayer initially, Angel was also a hit.
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^ Buffy aired through 2003, Firefly was in 2003, and Angel ended in 2004.
  • Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" has room for the gays ... sort of | AfterElton.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.afterelton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Buffy and Angel, were in my opinion very similar, the only difference being Buffy was more of a comedy focused on a female, and Angel was more of a drama focused on a man.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The WB canceled the show in February 2004 while it was in its fifth season.^ Angel continued for five seasons and over 100 episodes before TheWB decided to cancel it in 2004.
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^ The WB dropped Buffy in its fifth season, forcing Whedon to develop a storyline that (SPOILER ALERT!) could reasonably conclude the series (i.e.
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^ The end of Season 5 (and the show's run on The WB) makes EW.com's list of the top 25.
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.In 2002, Fox canceled Firefly, which Whedon produced with Tim Minear.^ Firefly (Joss Whedon and Tim Minear, 2002).
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^ Whedon's science fiction series "Firefly," produced for Fox television, debuted in 2002.
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^ But the fact is that by canceling it Fox ensured Firefly ’s place in geek canon, so much so that its place on the pedestal enabled Whedon to convince Universal Pictures to make and release the movie Serenity two years after the last episode aired on TV. .
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.Only 11 of 14 episodes were aired, many out of intended order — the original ninety-minute pilot ("Serenity") was aired last.^ But the fact is that by canceling it Fox ensured Firefly ’s place in geek canon, so much so that its place on the pedestal enabled Whedon to convince Universal Pictures to make and release the movie Serenity two years after the last episode aired on TV. .
  • Joss Whedon | GeekDad | Wired.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

^ The show should have been launched with Man On The Street...not the pilot episode, which only served to cripple the show, and turn away audiences, not grow the audience, as was intended, and that goes to Joss' ego for not recognizing when his work is bad.
  • Joss Whedon: What it will take for Dollhouse to survive | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Fox cancelled Whedon’s last cult hit after 11 episodes, but fans lobbied so hard for its return that Universal produced a follow-up feature film, Serenity .
  • Will TV Slay Joss Whedon? - The Daily Beast 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.thedailybeast.com [Source type: General]

.After the cancellation, Whedon wrote the script for a Firefly movie, titled Serenity.^ Nathan Fillion – The caption of Serenity from the series Firefly and the movie titles Serenity.
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^ But the fact is that by canceling it Fox ensured Firefly ’s place in geek canon, so much so that its place on the pedestal enabled Whedon to convince Universal Pictures to make and release the movie Serenity two years after the last episode aired on TV. .
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^ His television series Firefly was cancelled before it’s time by the FOX network and now the company that’s owns NBC, Universal Studios, is continuing the adventures of Captain Mal Reynolds and his band of outlaws in the movie, Serenity.
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.Excellent DVD sales ensured the movie would be produced, and in early 2004 Whedon announced that it had been greenlit by Universal Studios.^ But the fact is that by canceling it Fox ensured Firefly ’s place in geek canon, so much so that its place on the pedestal enabled Whedon to convince Universal Pictures to make and release the movie Serenity two years after the last episode aired on TV. .
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^ His passion, the passion of Firefly fans and strong DVD sales caused Universal to take notice and they greenlit a feature film continuing the story.
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^ I would not mind if we continued to get more Terminator TV shows or movies that explored the whole concept and universe the Terminators inhabit.
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.Shooting started in July 2004, and the film went into wide release in the United States on September 30, 2005. In the DVD release, Whedon discusses how Serenity would not have been made if not for the dedication of the Browncoats, fans of the series.^ The film, Serenity, marked Joss' feature film directorial debut and was released in September of 2005.
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^ However, like Whedon's "Buffy" franchise before it, his creation made a phoenix-like rise from the ashes when DVD sales and Sci Fi Network reruns grew the fan base, leading Universal Pictures to okay a feature film continuation, "Serenity" (2005), written and directed by Whedon.
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^ (Fox cancelled Whedon’s last cult hit after 11 episodes, but fans lobbied so hard for its return that Universal produced a follow-up feature film, Serenity .
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.In August 2007, Eliza Dushku, with whom Whedon worked on Buffy and Angel, signed a development deal with FOX.[11] Shortly afterward, Dushku and Whedon met over lunch to discuss possible ideas for a series for her.^ Fox had signed Dushku to a multiyear deal.
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^ To be honest, I could actually see this maybe working, but the script and directing have to be absolutely perfect — and I'm speaking as a guy who really loved the Buffy TV series.
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^ Not sure if I'm particularly interested in Eliza Dushku's character, but Sarah Michelle Gellar was never my favourite actress in Buffy.
  • Anna Pickard: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse - wait for episode six | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

During the meal, he came up with an idea which excited both of them, and Whedon agreed then to write and oversee the pilot airing on FOX.[12] Whedon announced that he will be working with "a completely new bunch of people" who are "intelligent and supportive."[13] The show, Dollhouse, was announced by Fox in November 2008 to begin airing on February 13, 2009.[14] When asked about returning to Fox, Whedon stated, "These are different people [...] they didn't do to me what was done to Firefly." Since Firefly, Fox has come under new management and former NBC executive Kevin Reilly has taken over as President of Entertainment.[15]
.Whedon is revered as one of the more influential figures in sci-fi and fantasy TV programming.^ Movies & TV Joss Whedon battlestar galactica buffy dollhouse eliza dushku More...
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^ Whedon: I'm finishing the Fray arc and then a couple of other people are stepping in and I have a plan to do one more arc before the end of the season.

^ While his critically acclaimed sci-fi opus, “Firefly” (Sci Fi Channel, 2002), was botched by the studio, leading to an early cancellation amidst protests of its rapid following, Whedon continued to progress as one of Hollywood’s more watched and talked-about innovators.
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[16][17] .He has been described as "an object of worship for viewers who like their television smart and funny and transcendent."^ But the varied reactions of critics and viewers have been as difficult to summarize as the show's central concept, which concerns child-like "dolls" who are "imprinted" for various engagements -- some of them sexual, some of them not.
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^ As a television viewer(who isn't, these days?
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[18] J. J. Abrams states:
"Joss’ storytelling is always that perfect storm of wit, deep emotion and passion for genre. .His brilliant characters make familiar territory brand spanking new—and damn if he can’t write a catchy song, too."^ The concept originated as an audio podcast that I would do myself because I was hungry to write some songs and I liked the idea of the character.
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^ Horrible.” He makes bad guys into good guys and good into bad, writes a superhero epic where every three minutes the characters break out in song, and most death defying of all, he puts the whole thing on the Internet.
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^ Thats the biggest thing for me when Im writing, and I think its also what makes people respond to all the characters, is that theyre all very present all the time.
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[19]
Despite this, Whedon has been described as "a notoriously slow starter – neither Buffy nor ... .Angel really hit their stride until their second seasons, while Firefly was just reaching its peak when ...^ So what we really want is Firefly Season 3!
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^ Both 6 and 7 are good and yeh show has become a lot more intriguing, Buffy and Angel didn't get good until the second season, Firefly got brilliant just as it was cancelled so I'll give Dollhouse however long it has unless there's another episode like the woeful third one.
  • Anna Pickard: Joss Whedon's Dollhouse - wait for episode six | Television & radio | guardian.co.uk 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Can't believe Firefly didn't even make it through a full season while Dollhouse is in its second.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

it was abruptly cancelled".[20]
Whedon finds that television offers greater storytelling opportunities than online media and movies:
."The fact is, network TV has something to offer the other mediums don’t.^ Joss Whedon gave me a really good TV show and one of my favorite actresses, but other than that I don't really care for his other stuff.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the networks it’s gotten different since I was last making TV. Fox sort of has that reputation for sexy or edgy or blah, blah, blah, but they don’t actually want that and it frustrates me.
  • The Watcher: Sex, secrets and 'Dollhouse': Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

...[With] a .TV show, you get to examine a story, if you’re lucky, for a really long time.^ It’s been a long time since I got to do that, so that’s really fun.
  • Interviews > Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ You're not going to believe this show."

^ I made every act break at an exciting time that would make you want to come back after you examined these products that we used to examine before TiVo.
  • The MoJo Interview: Joss Whedon | Mother Jones 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

.And that in some ways is the most rewarding kind of storytelling—when you turn something over in your palm and look at it again and again and find new things to say about it.^ The good thing about some of these is you don't have a choice.

^ He says, Find your way.
  • INT: Joss Whedon - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You find that bleeds into your storytelling.
  • Laura Miller - Salon.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

I love that structure … that opportunity to play with (characters) for so long."[19]
However, he has also had a number of planned television projects that have become stuck in development or terminally stalled. .Among these was a Buffy animated series, a set of made-for-television movies for The WB based on Angel and Buffy characters, and Ripper, a proposed BBC pilot about Rupert Giles.^ Yeah, thats right, I want a movie based on Angel and Buffy from the TV series.
  • C'mon Hollywood #80 - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Does Buffy or Angel want to do a Buffy or Angel movie?
  • Joss Whedon Talks WONDER WOMAN, X3, REVENGE OF THE JEDI, The Comic Book Series He Wants On TV, and More!! Monday!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why should Penny and Billy end any differently from Giles and Jenny, or Angel and Buffy, or Spike and Buffy, or Wash and Zoe, or Xander and Anya, or Tara and Willow.
  • NG BBS — Joss Whedon Crew 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.newgrounds.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ripper was announced to be in development at the San Diego Comic-Con 2007. The development process was set to begin in 2008 and Ripper to be shown that summer.^ Comic-Con 2007 Joss Whedon .
  • Joss Whedon | SPIKE 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Check out a trailer for the game and listen to co-plotter Mac Walters: New Video Posts From San Diego Comic-Con!
  • Joss Whedon at The Blog From Another World 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tfaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ SAN DIEGO -- With the Fox series "Dollhouse" set to air in January, a continuation of his cult hit "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" running its eighth season in comic book form and a new Web-only musical, "Dr.

[21]
He directed the 2007 episodes of The Office entitled "Business School" and "Branch Wars".[22]
.Whedon is not an actor, but has made cameos in his shows, in a show produced by a friend and in one of his favourite shows.^ Which episode from his show was the one that got you dying your wool for Whedon in the first place?
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even into the show's second season, however, that idea made Fox "twitchy," according to Whedon.
  • The Watcher: Sex, secrets and 'Dollhouse': Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ HOWEVER, if I made just one tiny criticism about Battlestar Galactica, his most favourite show, he would flip out and throw a tantrum.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He appeared as a newsreader in season one of Buffy (1997) and in the second season of Angel (2001), Joss Whedon made a cameo appearance as the character Numfar under heavy makeup.^ Joss Whedon is a Character GOD. *worships* .

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Joss Whedon, 1997-2003).
  • Joss Whedon: A Creative Portrait 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.davidlavery.net [Source type: General]

^ Wasnt Joss Whedon, behind Angel and Buffy???
  • Joss Whedon’s Bid for the Terminator Franchise | The Terminator / Sarah Connor Chronicles TV Series News, Reviews, Episode Guide and Forum 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.terminatorchronicles.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Firefly (2003), Whedon appeared as a guest at a funeral.^ Joss Whedon's Firefly (Australia) - The Message (2003) TV episode (uncredited) ....
  • Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.He appeared as an overbearing rental-car service manager in a second season episode of Veronica Mars called "Rat Saw God" (2005); Whedon is a vocal fan of Veronica Mars.^ Hammer, however, Whedon called on Nathan Fillion again, and for the role of the girl they fight over, Whedon reached deep into the Buffy bench, casting Felicia Day, who’d appeared in a handful of episodes of the final season as a “potential” slayer and had gone on to create a successful web series called The Guild .
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ PM dougdaman The only point you make that I agree with is that Whedon's most vocal fans are fucking assholes.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even into the show's second season, however, that idea made Fox "twitchy," according to Whedon.
  • The Watcher: Sex, secrets and 'Dollhouse': Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He voiced himself in two episodes of Seth Green's television series Robot Chicken entitled "Rabbits on a Roller Coaster" (2007) and "Help Me" (2008).^ Like Seth Green killing Whedon in a Robot Chicken episode.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The unnamed Whedon studio will apparently look to produce four original web series a year, two of which will be directed by Whedon himself.
  • 'Dr. Horrible 2' and a Joss Whedon Digital Studio? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC news.tubefilter.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Written by Joss Whedon himself, with art by Stephen Mooney and Jeff Johnson the Angel Not Fade Away TPB is a three-issue adaptation of the final episode of Whedon\'s beloved Angel television series.
  • Joss Whedon at The Blog From Another World 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tfaw.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Whedon will direct one of the back nine episodes of the musical series Glee.^ Whedon to direct Glee?
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why He’s Directing A GLEE!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If a studio will green-light a Whedon project based off a TV show canceled after nine episodes, then surely he can talk one into green-lighting a project based off TV shows that have 12 years between them.
  • C'mon Hollywood #80 - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ EW.com’s Michael Ausiello reports that Glee , the freshman phenomenon from the mind of Ryan Murphy, will have none other than Joss Whedon at the helm for one of the back 9 episodes Fox ordered last month.
  • Joss Whedon : NiceGirlsTV.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23]

Feature films and video

.Whedon wrote or co-wrote several films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Alien Resurrection and Titan A.E..^ Favorite Whedon project : Buffy the Vampire Slayer (comic and show) .
  • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 6 .

^ Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Omnibus volume 5 .

.He was nominated (along with six other writers) for an Academy Award for Toy Story's screenplay.^ Meanwhile, he spent the a few years working as a well-paid script doctor on several studio features, including rewrites of “Speed” (1994), “Waterworld” (1995) and “Toy Story” (1995); the latter of which earned him a share of his first Academy Award nomination.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only ones where I really affected any real change were Toy Story and Speed .” (The former gave him an Oscar nomination, with six others, for original screenplay; on the latter he lost the credit in arbitration.
  • new media guru 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.wga.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His screenplay for Buffy the Vampire Slayer achieved modest success and Whedon received an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay work on Toy Story.
  • FT Press: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.ftpress.com [Source type: General]

.He also wrote uncredited drafts or rewrites of Speed, Waterworld, Twister and X-Men, although in interviews, Whedon disowned the latter three films.^ It was unfortunately typical of Whedon’s experiences in the movie business for the next half-decade, where he mostly toiled as an uncredited script doctor on films like Speed , Twister , and Waterworld .
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a crocheting Film and visual culture student and lover of all Whedon projects I consider this interview a precious gift.
  • Joss Whedon on Crafts and Craftiness: Interview Transcript | Crochet Me 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC crochetme.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And, although I don't suck Joss Whedon's dick (I don't own any Joss Whedon shows or movies on DVD, actually), I thought his Astonishing X-Men was superb, although I'm not much of an X-Men fan.
  • Topless Robot - Joss Whedon-Less Week Begins at Topless Robot 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He claimed that he had a good script for Alien: Resurrection, which he felt was spoiled by its director Jean-Pierre Jeunet.^ Alien Resurrection (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1997).
  • Joss Whedon: A Creative Portrait 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.davidlavery.net [Source type: General]

^ Give a director a good script, and a good actor to work it out with, and they cannot fail.
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why DC Comics Movies Don't Work « FirstShowing.net 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] .His Waterworld script was thrown out, and only two of his lines were kept in the final script of X-Men.^ Joss Whedon's California has no Latinos, and apparently only has four black people, only one of which got out of the two series alive.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (And if anybody knows where to find that Danger-Room/Phoenix "X-Men" script, don't be shy about dropping us a line.
  • Joss Whedon Talks WONDER WOMAN, X3, REVENGE OF THE JEDI, The Comic Book Series He Wants On TV, and More!! Monday!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joss Whedon was hired as a script doctor for X-Men 1, but his edits were thrown out!
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25] .Even the Buffy movie bore little resemblance to his original screenplay.^ It’s flat-out inaccurate to assume anything about his theatrical appeal based on Alien: Resurrection, Titan AE, or even the original Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
  • Jeffrey McManus » What’s In It For Doogie Howser? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blog.jeffreymcmanus.com [Source type: General]

^ Did you quit that when you sold the original Buffy movie script?
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The movie version of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER was a little hard to digest even though it had some good moments.
  • C'mon Hollywood #80 - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26] .According to Graham Yost, the credited writer of Speed, Whedon wrote most of its dialogue[citation needed] (see examples of credit conflicts in the WGA credit system).^ A third-generation television writer (both his father and grandfather wrote for the medium), Whedon...
  • Joss Whedon Filmography 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.fandango.com [Source type: General]

.Early in his career Whedon sold two spec scripts that have not yet been produced, Suspension and Afterlife.^ The two screenwriters wrote a spec script involving Wonder Woman in World War II that got Silver's attention.

^ The unnamed Whedon studio will apparently look to produce four original web series a year, two of which will be directed by Whedon himself.
  • 'Dr. Horrible 2' and a Joss Whedon Digital Studio? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC news.tubefilter.tv [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nebula, one of the two most prominent Science Fiction organizations (the other is Hugo), saw fit to award Whedon with an award for Best Script.

He sold Suspension for an impressive $750,000 against $1 million in 1993.[27] It has been described as "Die Hard on a bridge." A year later in 1994 he sold Afterlife for $1.5 million against $2 million. As of 2000 Andy Tennant was in talks to direct and rewrite.[28] .In Afterlife are precursors to many of the themes Whedon would later explore in Dollhouse.^ And what's worse is that even if you weren't lying, it would still be an insult to the rest of Whedon's fans in general and fans of Dollhouse in particular.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What Whedon was trying to comment on with "Dollhouse" would have made a compelling mini-series, the squickiness of the premise cannot hold an audience for an extended period.
  • The Watcher: Sex, secrets and 'Dollhouse': Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A kajillion dollars in DVD sales later, I'm a total Whedon fan and loving Dollhouse, even on its bad days.

.The script is about Daniel Hoffstetter, a government scientist, who awakes after dying to discover his mind has been imprinted on a mind-wiped body.^ Giles' old mentor dies, and on investigating, Giles discovers the Old Ones are about to break through • Tom Fassbender , Jim Pascoe .

[29]
.He wrote and directed 2005's Serenity, based on his television series Firefly.^ His television series Firefly was cancelled before it’s time by the FOX network and now the company that’s owns NBC, Universal Studios, is continuing the adventures of Captain Mal Reynolds and his band of outlaws in the movie, Serenity.
  • Interviews > Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC suicidegirls.com [Source type: General]

^ I knew of and adored Firefly, thanks to a series of serendipitous events, but I didn't think of it as 'that awesome show that Joss Whedon wrote', I just thought of it as 'that awesome show'.

^ The ordeal so gutted Whedon that he took the project to Universal, rounded up the show’s cast, and directed a feature film version, Serenity , in 2005.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Serenity won the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.^ Nebula, one of the two most prominent Science Fiction organizations (the other is Hugo), saw fit to award Whedon with an award for Best Script.

.Beginning in January 2006, fans (with Universal's blessing) began organizing worldwide charity screenings of Serenity[30] to benefit Equality Now, a human rights organization supported by Joss Whedon.^ Joss Whedon is not my master now, nor will he ever be.
  • Topless Robot - Joss Whedon-Less Week Begins at Topless Robot 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Serenity Charity Screenings on sale in 19 cities now.
  • Whedonesque Mobile : Joss Whedon weblog 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC m.whedonesque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joss Whedon’s acceptance speech from the 2009 Outstanding LifetimeAchievement Award in Cultural Humanism .
  • Joss’d 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.jossd.com [Source type: General]

.Over $250,000 has been raised for Equality Now since 2006. 2009's goal is to raise $155,000. As of May 1, 2009, 42 cities were registered for CSTS 2009 in 4 Countries and 24 US States.^ With "more cities" "steadily being added", the goal to "raise $150,000 with 55 cities participating" seems much closer.
  • Whedonesque Mobile : Joss Whedon weblog 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC m.whedonesque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Serenity Charity Screenings in 40 cities, 18 US states now.
  • Whedonesque Mobile : Joss Whedon weblog 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC m.whedonesque.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gender : Female Status : Married Age : 30 Sign : Aries City : Scranton State : PENNSYLVANIA Country : US Signup Date : 9/2/2005 .
  • Joss Whedon in Da House! - Pam Beesley's MySpace Blog | 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[31]
Whedon had been signed to write and direct Warner Bros.' adaptation of Wonder Woman but on February 3, 2007, Whedon announced that he would no longer be involved with the project. ."We just saw different movies, and at the price range this kind of movie hangs in, that's never gonna work.^ DC Comic movies COULD work, just as LOTR worked, Star Wars worked, Iron Man made it, why Indiana Jones works, and the original Superman movie was a success.
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why DC Comics Movies Don't Work « FirstShowing.net 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Because there was a period where I was like, [whining] "Oh, I just wanna go home and write movies, this is gonna make me miserable," and Fox was like, "We just want him to go home and write movies."
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joss Whedon just voiced out what are the main difference between DC & Marvel, not the movie translation.
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why DC Comics Movies Don't Work « FirstShowing.net 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Non-sympatico. .It happens all the time."^ Everything is going on all the time, and you just have to make sure that everything that happens informs what happens after, and it does so after it and not before, because it can get very confusing otherwise.
  • JOSS WHEDON: BUFFY #12 AND THE WHOLE SERIES - NEWSARAMA 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[32]
.In a 2005 interview with Empire Online, Whedon expressed an interest in directing a Harry Potter movie, being a fan of the book series.^ Don't know about Harry Potter though, those fans seem to run the gamut pretty evenly.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ordeal so gutted Whedon that he took the project to Universal, rounded up the show’s cast, and directed a feature film version, Serenity , in 2005.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whedon was inspired by shows he had seen online, like Star Trek: New Voyages , a show created by fans that continues the original Star Trek series.
  • new media guru 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.wga.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[33] .He has written several Harry Potter-related jokes in his stories.^ The best piece of advice he ever gave me-he's written sitcoms exclusively-was, "If you have a good story, you don't need jokes.
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Whedon wrote a horror film entitled The Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard which is currently in production with MGM, with Goddard directing.^ In addition to the television show, he’s producing a horror film that he co-wrote with Drew Goddard ( Buffy, Angel ) called Cabin in the Woods , for MGM-UA. At the same time, “as I’ve said to Eliza, ‘We’re running the daycare on the Death Star ; if you’re going to be in the mainstream, it’s fairly polluted.’” .
  • new media guru 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.wga.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With Whedon now branching into filmmaking again — The Cabin in the Woods , produced by Whedon, written by Whedon and Drew Goddard, and directed by Goddard, premieres February 2010 — it seems like the 45-year-old TV auteur may finally be finding the kind of career stability and respect he earned years and years ago.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The ordeal so gutted Whedon that he took the project to Universal, rounded up the show’s cast, and directed a feature film version, Serenity , in 2005.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He called it "The horror movie to end all horror movies...^ "The horror movie to end all horror movies, literally."
  • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now to end any more issues its fair game it all comes down to who wants to make the movie and does and what comic they chose to make to movie off of.
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why DC Comics Movies Don't Work « FirstShowing.net 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Calling all geeks, awards show fanatics and devotees of low-budget, sleazy exploitation movies to this ...
  • Portland fave Joss Whedon to be honored by Producers Guild of America | TV & Movies News - OregonLive.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

literally."[34]
.In November 2008, Whedon guest starred in the premiere episode of The Write Environment, a direct to DVD series featuring in-depth, candid one-on-one interviews with some of TV's most prolific and well known series creator/writers.^ And some very touching ones as well.
  • Joss Whedon in Da House! - Pam Beesley's MySpace Blog | 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The gig positioned him well for his first post-"Serenity" writing and directing assignment, tackling a big budget feature film adaptation of the classic comic book heroine "Wonder Woman" for producer Joel Silver.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since creating the cult TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997, director, writer, and Toy Story scribe Joss Whedon has emerged as a shining star in the geek firmament.
  • The MoJo Interview: Joss Whedon | Mother Jones 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: General]

[35]
.Late in 2009 Whedon made an attempt, albeit a weak one (only $10,000), at gaining control of future Terminator material.^ Yeah, last time I was on here commenting on how I'm glad Rob linked to Whedonesque and the Terminator letter, I was called a troll and a "Wheedork" (side note: Whedon loves those Portmanteaus, and there's only one E in Whedon).
  • Topless Robot - Joss Whedon-Less Week Begins at Topless Robot 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If this group just puts their video on YouTube, by the time it gets a million views, it might be too late for them to monetize it as Whedon is attempting to.
  • Jeffrey McManus » What’s In It For Doogie Howser? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blog.jeffreymcmanus.com [Source type: General]

^ Hopefully, the only epic struggles in Joss Whedon’s life from now on will be the one he writes on the blank page.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] He was rebuffed at that time and it is not known if he has plans to attempt this again, but the Halcyon Company has promised some results by February 1, 2010.[37]

Comic books

.Whedon, a lifelong comic book fan, is the author of the Dark Horse Comics miniseries Fray which takes place in the far future of the Buffyverse.^ Dark Horse comic's Myspace page .
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dark Horse Buffy editor Scott Allie announced at San Diego that Whedon, at that time, had roughly 20 issues mapped out.
  • JOSS WHEDON TALKS BUFFY "SEASON 8" - NEWSARAMA 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After attending the Riverdale Country School in Riverdale, NY, Whedon went to Winchester College, a boarding school in Hampshire, England, where he first became obsessed with comic books.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Whedon returned to the world of Fray during the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight arc, "Time of Your Life".[38]
.Like many other authors from the Buffy TV show, he also contributed to the show's comic book version: he wrote three stories in the anthology Tales of the Slayers (including one featuring Melaka Fray from Fray) and also the main storyline of the five-issue miniseries Tales of the Vampires.^ Favorite Whedon project : Buffy the Vampire Slayer (comic and show) .
  • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Buffy is probably one of the 5 best shows to ever air on tv.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Favorite Whedon project :Buffy the Vampire Slayer (tv show) .
  • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The three-issue miniseries Serenity: Those Left Behind, based on the Firefly series and leading up to the film Serenity, was released June through August 2005. Co-written with Brett Matthews and pencilled by Will Conrad, the first issue featured covers drawn by John Cassaday, J.G. Jones, and Bryan Hitch, as well as other artists for the second and third issues.^ Firefly/Serenity makes up for everything else.
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^ The gig positioned him well for his first post-"Serenity" writing and directing assignment, tackling a big budget feature film adaptation of the classic comic book heroine "Wonder Woman" for producer Joel Silver.
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^ To share through song, verse, music and film the very lifeblood of a cause never to be left behind or forgotten.
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The first two issues went to a second printing. .The trade paperback featured a new cover by acclaimed painter Adam Hughes.^ The website also has cover art for the Serenity: Better Days trade paperback .
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.A second three-issue Serenity miniseries Serenity: Better Days, was released in March, April, and May 2008. "Better Days" reunites Whedon, Matthews, Conrad, and Adam Hughes, who will provide all three covers.^ The website also has cover art for the Serenity: Better Days trade paperback .
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^ Horrible" was released on the web in three parts last July, and Whedon's plan was to remove the free online versions and sell all three episodes as video downloads through Apple's iTunes Store.
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  • Wharton School Publishing: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.whartonsp.com [Source type: General]

^ Salon reached Whedon at his office in Los Angeles a few days before the May 20 broadcast of the final "Buffy" episode.
  • Laura Miller - Salon.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

The three covers form a larger panorama of the ship's crew. ."Better Days" is set before "Those Left Behind", and features the full crew of Serenity.^ If we assume that Whedon set aside 20% of the profits for cast and crew, as the principal investor in Dr. Horrible, that means Whedon owns 80% of whatever’s left.
  • Jeffrey McManus » What’s In It For Doogie Howser? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blog.jeffreymcmanus.com [Source type: General]

^ At 7/8/08 08:45 PM, TheMaster wrote: and I've read the Firefly/Serenity linking comic book he wrote, "Those Left Behind".
  • NG BBS — Joss Whedon Crew 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.newgrounds.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I've seen all of Buffy, Angel up to season 4, Alien Resurrection, all of Firefly, Serenity, and I've read the Firefly/Serenity linking comic book he wrote, "Those Left Behind".
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A trade paperback featuring a cover by Jo Chen was released in October 2008.
.Whedon and others have mentioned that more Serenity comics are planned for the near future, and will be based in the Firefly continuation of the series, including one about Shepherd Book.^ O: How about comic books?
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^ Buoyed by a small, boisterous group of fans known as Browncoats , Whedon went to studios to pitch a feature film based on the failed series.
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^ Along with his various television shows, Whedon has also written several comic books including Fray , Astonishing X-Men and Serenity .
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[39][40][41] .Likewise, Whedon and other former Buffy writers have released a new ongoing Buffy which takes place after the series finale "Chosen", which he officially recognizes as the canonical "Season 8". The first issue was released on March 14, 2007 by Dark Horse Comics.^ Dark Horse comic's Myspace page .
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^ Comic-Con 2007 Joss Whedon .
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^ Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA Birthday: June 23, 1964 As the son and grandson of former television writers, it was no surprise that producer and series creator Joss Whedon followed in their footsteps.
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.Following the success of issue one of Buffy season eight, IDW Publishing approached Whedon about similarly producing a canonical Angel Season 6.[42] Angel: After the Fall has 14 issues published as of November 19, 2008 with 3 more to come following the adventures of Angel and his team after the TV series ended, where the title of the series will then change to Angel: Aftermath.^ Unlike the series, it's not about change.
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are you enjoying the Angel comic book series from IDW Publishing?
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^ And Angel was in no way more successful than Buffy.
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[43] .Although Whedon has not had the time to write the series, he has served as executive producer with Brian Lynch, writing the season 6 story.^ He DID write the first 24 issues of Astonishing X-Men, with serious delays in production due to to Whedon, and a few serious problems, which Whedon has owned up to.
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^ If Whedon revises those endings to tell more stories (as he did when Spike turned up on Angel season five) I will be there because I like Whedon stories.
  • Remarkable: Joss Whedon's Buffy and Angel: The Wide Angle View 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC geoffklock.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ I can't imagine (thus I don't write stories) what Whedon can do to top Firefly.
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[44]
.Whedon wrote Astonishing X-Men in Marvel Comics' popular line of comics about the X-Men but finished his 24 issue run in 2008 and handed over the writing reins to Warren Ellis.^ I thought Whedon's Astonishing X-Men run was pretty lame, actually.
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^ Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men is just about the only good, entertaining thing he's ever done.
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^ Returning to the comic book days of his youth, Whedon penned two year-long arcs on Marvel Comics' hugely popular X-Men characters, creating the new title Astonishing X-Men with artist John Cassaday.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The title, recreated specifically for Whedon, has been one of Marvel's best-selling comics as of 2006 and was nominated for several Eisner Awards including Best Serialized Story, Best Continuing Series, Best New Series and Best Writer, winning the Best Continuing Series award in 2006. One storyline from this comic, the notion of a cure for mutation being found, was also an element in the third X-Men film, X-Men: The Last Stand.^ It closes several storylines and brought up several new ones.
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^ Buoyed by a small, boisterous group of fans known as Browncoats , Whedon went to studios to pitch a feature film based on the failed series.
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^ Meanwhile, he spent the a few years working as a well-paid script doctor on several studio features, including rewrites of “Speed” (1994), “Waterworld” (1995) and “Toy Story” (1995); the latter of which earned him a share of his first Academy Award nomination.
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.Whedon also introduced several new characters into the Marvel Universe such as the villainous Ord, X-Men Ruth "Blindfold" Aldine and Hisako "Armor" Ichiki, Runaway Klara Prast and Special Agent Abigail Brand, along with S.W.O.R.D., the organization she commands.^ A week after the series moved to iTunes, it reappeared online on advertising-based sites such as Hulu, a joint venture of NBC Universal and News Corp.
  • FT Press: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.ftpress.com [Source type: General]
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^ Bitter because I slightly neglected several well-loved hobbies to delve into the new ones, and where would that leave me if I turned away?

^ This is what turns a lot of female comic characters into 2D "men with breasts."
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.Whedon is the second writer of the critically acclaimed and fan-favorite Marvel comic Runaways, taking over after series creator Brian K. Vaughan completed his run.^ Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA Birthday: June 23, 1964 As the son and grandson of former television writers, it was no surprise that producer and series creator Joss Whedon followed in their footsteps.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Returning to the comic book days of his youth, Whedon penned two year-long arcs on Marvel Comics' hugely popular X-Men characters, creating the new title Astonishing X-Men with artist John Cassaday.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A six issue arc ( Runaways 2nd series #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 and eventually #30) of Runaways , created by Vaughan and Alphona.
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[45] .Whedon had been a fan of the series for some time, and had a letter published in the first volume, which was included in the Volume 1 hardcover.^ Buoyed by a small, boisterous group of fans known as Browncoats , Whedon went to studios to pitch a feature film based on the failed series.
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^ The last time you said hateful things about the Whedon fandom and I called you out on it, you said you weren't talking about all Whedon fans.
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^ He DID write the first 24 issues of Astonishing X-Men, with serious delays in production due to to Whedon, and a few serious problems, which Whedon has owned up to.
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He is also attributed with helping give ideas for the ending of the Marvel Civil War 7 part series
Whedon's other comic-related work includes writing the introduction to Identity Crisis trade paperback and a contribution to the "jam issue" Superman/Batman #26 (to date his only published work for DC Comics), writing short pieces for Marvel's Stan Lee Meets Spider-Man and Giant-Size X-Men #3 and also being the subject of an issue of Marvel Spotlight (alongside artist Michael Lark).
.In February 2009, Astonishing X-Men #6, which depicted the return of Colossus to the title, and concluded Whedon's first story arc on that title, was named by Marvel Comics readers the #65 in Marvel's Top 70 Comics of all time.^ I think Joss Whedon is right to have his name bigger than the X-men title on his comics.

^ Returning to the comic book days of his youth, Whedon penned two year-long arcs on Marvel Comics' hugely popular X-Men characters, creating the new title Astonishing X-Men with artist John Cassaday.
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^ At the end of August, I heard from said assistant who told me Whedon definitely wanted to do the interview, but that he was too busy at that time working on his new show, Dollhouse (which will premiere in the U.S. on Fox on Friday, 13th February 2009).
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[46]

Online media

.Whedon has ventured into the world of online entertainment, explaining that he wants to "keep exploring the idea of the independent producer on the Internet," as he feels that non-aligned producers have been largely "drummed out of TV."[19] In 2005 he released a series of online shorts titled the R. Tam sessions, starring himself and Summer Glau, which served as a form of viral marketing for Serenity.^ Released a series of online shorts titled the "R. Tam sessions," starring himself and Summer Glau .
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^ And I'm still planning on someday making this ballet with Summer (Glau, Whedon's "Angel," "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") that I wrote the score for.

^ Even into the show's second season, however, that idea made Fox "twitchy," according to Whedon.
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In 2007, he launched a free webcomic, titled Sugarshock! hosted on Dark Horse comic's Myspace page.[47]
In March 2008, Whedon teamed up with his brothers Zack Whedon and Jed Whedon, along with Jed's then-fiancée Maurissa Tancharoen to write, compose and produce the musical superhero spoof, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. .The musical stars Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day.^ He will say that he expects to corral star Neil Patrick Harris and “the rest of the gang” from the first “Dr.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Joss Whedon Explains Why ‘Dollhouse’ Failed 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whedon: What we need to do is get enough time to really solidify what we’ve got, really get the thing in shape and then it all becomes about Neil [Patrick Harris] and his availability.
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^ Tags: Castle , Dollhouse , DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG , Felicia Day , Firefly , Glee , Joss Whedon , Nathan Fillion , Serenity , True Blood .
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Whedon conceived of Dr. Horrible over the year before and production took place over seven days during the Writers Guild strike. .The project was freely available online from July 15 until July 20. It is currently viewable for free (USA only and with brief commercials) on Hulu.^ Current score: 0 Canter on September 18th, 2008 The current free hulu streaming is not available in all countries, so if it was set up in response to the problems with international iTunes, it’s not really helping.
  • Jeffrey McManus » What’s In It For Doogie Howser? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blog.jeffreymcmanus.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd get it watched as soon as it's online, too, since it's only free until the 20th, so you've only got 5 days to watch it before you'd have to buy the DVD. .
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^ It's free to watch online, but only for about a week, starting Tuesday, then you have to pay.
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.It is also available on iTunes, and for DVD and Audio CD purchase.^ Then it was available for purchase as a video download through iTunes.
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[48] .In August, Whedon released a new Serenity/Firefly comic free online Serenity: The Other Half.^ Horrible" was released on the web in three parts last July, and Whedon's plan was to remove the free online versions and sell all three episodes as video downloads through Apple's iTunes Store.
  • FT Press: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.ftpress.com [Source type: General]
  • Wharton School Publishing: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.whartonsp.com [Source type: General]

^ I am a fan of Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, Dr. Horrible and so many other Joss Whedon creations.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Joss Whedon Explains Why ‘Dollhouse’ Failed 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She introduces each of the essays, and the whole book besides: Finding Serenity: Anti-Heroes, Lost Shepherds and Space Hookers in Joss Whedon's Firefly !!
  • Joss Whedon Talks WONDER WOMAN, X3, REVENGE OF THE JEDI, The Comic Book Series He Wants On TV, and More!! Monday!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[49] In September, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Soundtrack, made the top 40 Album list despite being a digital exclusive only available on iTunes.[50] The Soundtrack was successful enough to pay its crew and all its bills.[51] .Whedon is a regular guest at Whedonesque.com, which New York Magazine describes as one of the Net's most powerful online fan communities.^ PM dougdaman The only point you make that I agree with is that Whedon's most vocal fans are fucking assholes.
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^ I disagree with you on Once more with feeling, as i'm sure will most buffy (not necessarily whedon) fans.
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^ Whedon posts in Whedonesque.com, a site that makes my column look like a fiery plume of Whedon-hate: .
  • Joss Whedon Explains Why He’s Directing A GLEE!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[52] In February 2009, he stated that after his series Dollhouse is over, whether by cancellation or reaching its end, that he plans on putting his efforts purely into on-line content like Dr. Horrible.[53] In the Dr. Horrible bonus feature Commentary! .The Musical!, Joss sings the song "Heart (Broken)" about the crippling scrutiny and commercialisation of producing fiction for a modern consumer audience.^ But sometimes I just wanna sit back and watch Doogie Howser sing songs about horsies into his webcam.
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^ Joss Whedon is a storyteller and you're upset because he isn't acting like a music box, playing you your favorite song again and again.

Common themes and motifs in Whedon's works

Feminism

.Whedon identifies himself as a feminist, and feminist themes are common in his work.^ Most of Whedon's work had some subtext or theme to it.
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For his part, Whedon credits his mother, Lee Stearns, as the inspiration for his feminist worldview. When Roseanne Barr asked him how he could write so well for women, he replied, "If you met my mom, you wouldn't ask."[54]
.The character Kitty Pryde from the X-Men comics was an early model for Whedon's strong teenage girl characters: "If there's a bigger influence on Buffy than Kitty, I don’t know what it was.^ I think Joss Whedon is right to have his name bigger than the X-men title on his comics.

^ Returning to the comic book days of his youth, Whedon penned two year-long arcs on Marvel Comics' hugely popular X-Men characters, creating the new title Astonishing X-Men with artist John Cassaday.
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^ Favorite Whedon project : Buffy the Vampire Slayer (comic and show) .
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She was an adolescent girl finding out she has great power and dealing with it."[55] .Kitty Pryde was one of the main characters in Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men.^ Returning to the comic book days of his youth, Whedon penned two year-long arcs on Marvel Comics' hugely popular X-Men characters, creating the new title Astonishing X-Men with artist John Cassaday.
  • Joss Whedon - Yahoo! TV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tv.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FUck you Whedon, you killed Kitty Pryde by mortsleam .
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^ He DID write the first 24 issues of Astonishing X-Men, with serious delays in production due to to Whedon, and a few serious problems, which Whedon has owned up to.
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.Whedon was honored at an Equality Now benefit in 2006: "Honoring Men on the Front Lines",[56] and his fans raised a considerable amount of money in support of the organization.^ Since the point of this all is charity after all, may I put in a plug for this year's Can't Stop The Serenity fund raising for Joss's favourite charity, Equality Now?

^ Whedon’s speech to Equality Now OK, I lied.
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^ In fact, this was the exact claim Joss Whedon made during his acceptance speech for an award from Equality Now.
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[57]

Mind control

.Whedon has repeatedly dramatized issues concerning mind control, DID/MPD, and human programming.^ He DID write the first 24 issues of Astonishing X-Men, with serious delays in production due to to Whedon, and a few serious problems, which Whedon has owned up to.
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.Along with several episodes of Buffy and Angel, the entire "River Tam" subplot of Firefly was about this issue, as is the series Dollhouse.^ I dearly love Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.
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^ Despite the contentious issues with Fox over the network's handling of "Firefly," Whedon's next television series, "Dollhouse," a science-fiction thriller starring Eliza Dushku, debuts on Fox television on February 13.
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  • Wharton School Publishing: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.whartonsp.com [Source type: General]

^ She talks about Dr. Horrible's Sing Along , gaming, and the plan for The Guild to become a TV series.
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.It is unknown why Whedon keeps returning to this issue in his work, but it is clearly a recurring theme.^ Whedon is a hack, I don't understand why networks keep putting his drivel on the air.
  • The Watcher: Sex, secrets and 'Dollhouse': Joss Whedon talks about the end of his Fox show 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Most of Whedon's work had some subtext or theme to it.
  • JOSS WHEDON: BUFFY #12 AND THE WHOLE SERIES - NEWSARAMA 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC forum.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A creator who clearly loves his characters returns, not for a chintzy marketing payday, but to keep the story alive.
  • Joss Whedon, Dark Horse Deliver "Buffy" Eighth Season OregonLive.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

[58]

Dialogue

.The dialogue in Joss Whedon's shows and movies usually involves pop culture references both notable and obscure, and the turning of nouns into adjectives by adding a "y" at the end of the word ("listy").^ Because it's a Joss Whedon show?
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^ Joss Whedon shows "really" are television shows.
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^ Joss Whedon’s acceptance speech from the 2009 Outstanding LifetimeAchievement Award in Cultural Humanism .
  • Joss’d 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.jossd.com [Source type: General]

.According to one of the Buffy writers, "It's just the way that Joss actually talks."^ But Joss was one of 6 writers for it, so I cut him some slack for shifting blame on that.
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^ TV and movie writer-director Joss Whedon wants to change the way Hollywood does business.
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^ Joss wrote or co-wrote three episodes, one with future "Passion" writer Ty King.
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[59]
Whedon also heavily favors the suffix -age (Linkage, Lurkage, Poofage, Postage, Scrollage, Slayage).[60] Also, phrasal verbs usually ending with "out" are changed into direct verbs, for example "freak" rather than "freak out", "bail" rather than "bail out", or "hang" rather than "hang out". Whedon also tends to change adjectives into nouns such as "happy", "shiny" (positive thing), "bad" (mistake), "funny" (joke) - for example, a character may say "I made a funny" instead of "I made a joke".[citation needed] Another common phrase used in most of Whedon's shows is "safe as houses." So many of Whedon's altered usages, new words, and heavily popularized words have entered the common usage that PBS in their article series "Do You Speak American" included an entire section on "Slayer Slang".[61]

Spiritual and philosophical beliefs

Whedon has identified himself as an atheist on multiple occasions. When interviewed by The AV Club on October 9, 2002, Whedon answered the question "Is there a God?" with one word: "No." .The interviewer followed up with: "That's it, end of story, no?"^ I ended up falling in love with the characters and the beautifully told story.
  • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then Willow ends up going after the token gay slayerette with no personality other being the other girl who likes vag.
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Whedon answered: "Absolutely not. .That's a very important and necessary thing to learn."^ But that tenet of "the story is god" is the most important thing I could have learned.
  • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62] .In one of the Buffy DVD commentaries, Whedon comments that "I don't believe in the 'sky bully'", referring to God.^ In a commentary on the Season One DVD set, Whedon recalls that his inspiration for Buffy was "the little blonde girl who goes into a dark alley and gets killed in every horror movie."
  • Joss Whedon, Dark Horse Deliver "Buffy" Eighth Season OregonLive.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

^ Whedon: I talked to ("Buffy" comics publisher) Dark Horse, and "Dollhouse" has got some adventure and suspense and thrills, but it's people talking and I know they have a "CSI" comic, but I don't read it.

^ A lot of Whedon fans don’t really like Buffy as a character, either.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63] .In addition, during a question and answer session found on the Serenity DVD with fans of the Firefly series at Fox Studios in Sydney, he identifies himself as an atheist and absurdist.^ AM AdiaMalcontent Im not sure I can be considered as a fan, but Firefly is one of my favorite shows and Serenity is one of my favorite movies.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whedon was threatening to never do television again, and after the success of Serenity and the internet backlash over Firefly, Fox was willing to do just about anything he told them to.
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^ I never understood the love for Firefly (too derivative for my tastes), but I thought Serenity was everything the series should have been.
  • Topless Robot - Joss Whedon-Less Week Begins at Topless Robot 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Whedon has also spoken about existentialism. .On the Firefly DVD set, Whedon explains in detail how existentialism, and more specifically the book Nausea, by Jean-Paul Sartre, was used as a basis for the episode "Objects in Space".[64] On this commentary he claimed interest in existential ideas and described the impact of Nausea on his early life.^ My favorite Firefly episode is “Out of Gas,” because I like how the present, recent past and more distant past are woven into the story while remaining distinct from one another.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I believe Joss Whedon uses physical strength as a symbol, or a metaphor, and also is just a nerd who likes comic books, so that is how it manifests.
  • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Though I may never meet Joss Whedon and be able to describe in full how he saved my life.

Whedon also identifies himself as a humanist. .In April 2009, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard presented Whedon with the 2009 Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism.^ Whedon accepts Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism at Harvard’s Memorial Church One of Whedon’s most outstanding legacies is how seriously his worldview is taken by academia — and that’s partly due to how seriously (though not too seriously) Whedon takes his worldview.
  • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Daniel Hemmens at 17:18 on 2009-02-24 Also I think it's slightly dodgy ground to try and establish what lies "behind" Whedon's presentation of women.
  • Ferretbrain - I, Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC ferretbrain.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Producers Guild of America will present Whedon with its Vanguard Award , which honors achievements in technology and new media.
  • Portland fave Joss Whedon to be honored by Producers Guild of America | TV & Movies News - OregonLive.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[65]

Frequent casting

.Whedon often casts certain actors and actresses in more than one of his projects.^ The ordeal so gutted Whedon that he took the project to Universal, rounded up the show’s cast, and directed a feature film version, Serenity , in 2005.
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^ Clearly Whedon has more tricks up his sleeve than that person seem to think.
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^ Kim Werker's blog 9 comments More Than Just Duplicitous and Evil: Joss Whedon on Crafts and Craftiness .
  • joss whedon | Crochet Me 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC crochetme.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Actors that appear both in Firefly and Serenity portray the same character.
  • Carlos Jacott, Andy Umberger and Jonathan M. Woodward portray different characters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.^ It is a totally different type of show when compared to Buffy/Angel/Firefly.

    ^ I dearly love Buffy, Angel, and Firefly.
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    ^ His two most artistically successful shows are Angel and Firefly , both centered on men, and written from a male point of view.
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    .This does not take into account, however, the actors that portrayed the same character on both shows, including Sarah Michelle Gellar and David Boreanaz, who portrayed Buffy and Angel in both.^ But this time, Whedon maintained artistic control as the showrunner and executive producer, which gave him the opportunity to return to the original idea of female empowerment, while further developing Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) into a savvier, though emotionally troubled, high school and eventual college student.
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    ^ Discussion of his input into other shows, be it as writer, director or actor, is also welcome.
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    ^ Two years later, Whedon created the "Buffy" spin-off, "Angel" (WB, 1999-2004), which featured Buffy’s immortal vampire lover (David Boreanaz), a centuries-old bloodsucker cursed with a conscience who saves souls in Los Angeles to atone for his past sins.
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    Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, James Marsters, Alyson Hannigan, Seth Green, Eliza Dushku, Mercedes McNab, Julie Benz, Juliet Landau, Julia Lee, Tom Lenk, and Mark Metcalf all reprised their Buffy roles on Angel for at least one or more episodes.
  • Actors that appear in at least three of his series' are referred to as "hat-tricks".

Filmography

Television

  • Roseanne (1988) – writer, story editor
  • Parenthood (1990) – writer
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003) – creator, executive producer, writer, director
  • Angel (1999–2004) – co-creator, executive producer, writer, director
  • Firefly (2002) – creator, executive producer, writer, director
  • Buffy the Animated Series (2004) (unaired) – co-creator, executive producer, writer
  • The Office (2007) – director
  • Dollhouse (2009–2010) – creator, executive producer, writer, director
  • Glee (2010) – director

Web

Awards

Awards won

  • Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-action Entertainment Program – Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (2009)[67]
  • Special Award – Serenity (2006)
Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard:
  • Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism (2009)[65]

Awards nominated

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Joseph "Joss" Hill Whedon (born June 23, 1964) is a writer, director, executive producer, and creator of several television series, most notably Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly.^ He’s the creator and driving force behind 3 of my favorite dramatic series of all time: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly.
  • Bill Gathen » Relationships and the Genius of Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC billgathen.com [Source type: General]

^ Buffy” creator Joss Whedon plays in the “Dollhouse” .
  • http://blogs.reuters.com/fanfare/2009/03/19/buffy-creator-joss-whedon-plays-in-the-dollhouse/ 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blogs.reuters.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joss Whedon, the celebrated creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, brings his vision to the future in this unique tale.
  • Joss Whedon presents BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Season 8 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.jetpackcomics.com [Source type: General]

Contents

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  • The first thing I ever thought of when I thought of "Buffy: The Movie" was the little...blonde girl who goes into a dark alley and gets killed, in every horror movie.^ In a commentary on the Season One DVD set, Whedon recalls that his inspiration for Buffy was "the little blonde girl who goes into a dark alley and gets killed in every horror movie."
    • Joss Whedon, Dark Horse Deliver "Buffy" Eighth Season OregonLive.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.oregonlive.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The first thing I ever thought of when I thought of "Buffy: The Movie" was the little...blonde girl who goes into a dark alley and gets killed, in every horror movie.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Nice self-contained little story — which let Whedon go about his business on "Buffy," "Angel" and "Firefly" without giving it another thought.
    • Joss Whedon Sends Buffy Back To The Future In New Season-Eight Comic - Movie News Story | MTV Movie News 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The idea of "Buffy" was to subvert that idea, that image, and create someone who was a hero where she had always been a victim.^ The idea of "Buffy" was to subvert that idea, that image, and create someone who was a hero where she had always been a victim.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You know, the guy who created Buffy , Angel , Firefly , Serenity , Dr. Horrible and now Dollhouse (which returns Friday).
    • Joss Whedon + Glee = 2 Good 2 Be True? - E! Online 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Joss Whedon + Glee = 2 Good 2 Be True? - E! Online 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC images.eonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The worst part of all this is that this process is reportedly not involving Joss Whedon, the original creator and writer of Buffy who has since become fan royalty.
    • Buffy Movie Reboot Without Joss Whedon? Um... | Movie Moron 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.movie-moron.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .That element of surprise...[and] genre-busting is very much at the heart of both the movie and the series.^ His character was very much something of the series.
    • Joss Whedon : Interview : Buffy the Vampire Slayer : Firefly : Serenity : Movies : Entertainment : Web Wombat 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.webwombat.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ To much of his fans’ surprise, the writer-director claims that he doesn’t just like the series because his former co-worker Summer Glau was on the television series: “I loved the movies, even the later movies.
    • Joss Whedon Was Serious About Terminator Bid | FilmCrunch 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC movies.gearlive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Joss Whedon: I used to make home movies -- elaborate genre studies with (occasionally) scripts and all that, starring Jed and Zack (both of whom were tiny.
    • Joss Whedon Talks 'Dr. Horrible,' 'Dollhouse' and More - washingtonpost.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.washingtonpost.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Joss Whedon, Welcome to the Hellmouth DVD Commentary
  • Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it.^ Joss Whedon tags: humor 132 people liked it "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the road less traveled by and they CANCELLED MY FRIKKIN' SHOW. I totally shoulda took the road that had all those people on it.
    • Quotes by Joss Whedon (page 1 of 2) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Amazon.ca: Joss Whedon: DVD .
    • Amazon.ca: Joss Whedon: DVD 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ It’s also what started my crippling addiction to Joss Whedon shows.
    • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Damn. .
    • Bronze Beta web message board, 14 February 2004 [1]; after Whedon's discovery that The WB had cancelled Angel.
  • I believe we are the only sentient beings in the universe, and I believe that 500 years from now, we will still be the only sentient beings around.^ Bronze Beta web message board, 14 February 2004 [1] ; after Whedon's discovery that The WB had cancelled Angel .
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I believe we are the only sentient beings in the universe, and I believe that 500 years from now, we will still be the only sentient beings around.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Whedon created the influential WB Network/UPN drama series “Buffy” and its spinoff “Angel.” He is in postproduction on the Universal Pictures feature “Serenity,” which he wrote and directed based on his short-lived Fox drama series “Firefly.” .
    • Joss Whedon to helm ‘Wonder Woman’ - Movies- msnbc.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Post-Gazette.com, "Whedon creates space cowboys in 'Firefly'", 22 July 2002[2]
  • I'm working on 'Buffy: Deep Space Nine.^ A space scifi western filled with quirk, characters for everyone, action and comedy Firefly may not have lasted long but it the minds of Joss Whedon fans it's just as important as Angel or Buffy for that matter.
    • Joss Whedon on TV.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Joss Whedon on TV.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He’s the creator and driving force behind 3 of my favorite dramatic series of all time: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly.
    • Bill Gathen » Relationships and the Genius of Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC billgathen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Buffyfest , a Buffy The Vampire Slayer blog, has compiled a handy-dandy list of gifts for people who are crazy about the shows created by Joss Whedon .
    • TheWB.com Blogs » Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC thewb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It will be dark and badly received.^ It will be dark and badly received."
    • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Entertainment Weekly Angel TV Preview (Published in issue #727-728 Sep 12, 2003)
  • You can either watch TV or you can make TV.
    • Underground Online, interview by Michael Patrick Sullivan
  • The network called up and said 'We piggybacked you on the deal for another show,' I'm like 'Okay, so what you're saying to my writers is that they weren't picked up when they thought they were and now that they are it was because of something that has nothing to do with them.^ If you'd like to contact me directly (like, say, if you're Joss Whedon.
    • joss whedon | Crochet Me 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC crochetme.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Its my favorite Tv show ever .
    • JOSS WHEDON - Vice Magazine 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.viceland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I like to think they’ll show up.
    • TV Guide Magazine | News | Joss Whedon is Filled With Glee 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tvguidemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Okay. Great. .Stop calling'.
    • Underground Online, interview by Michael Patrick Sullivan
    • Note: This is in reference to the WB network announcing that Angel had been confirmed for a full fifth season of 22 episodes, when Mutant Enemy Productions had already assumed that to be so.
  • My visions of the future are always pretty much standard issue.^ Exclusive interview by Michael Patrick Sullivan , contributing editor .
    • Joss Whedon Interview 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC redrighthand.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That's pretty much my scheme.
    • FT Press: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.ftpress.com [Source type: General]
    • Wharton School Publishing: Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) > Managing Technology Joss Whedon's Plan to Monetize Internet Content (Watch Out, Hollywood) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.whartonsp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Full seasons and entire episodes online.
    • Joss Whedon | The Cabonauts 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC cabonauts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and there are flying cars.^ The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and there are flying cars."
    • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The rich get richer, the poor get poorer and there are flying cars.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • TV Guide, 27 December – 2 January, 2004
    • Foreword to Fray
  • The English Language is my bitch.^ TV Guide , 27 December – 2 January, 2004 Foreword to Fray The English Language is my bitch.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think I've almost had my fill now Posted by Kelly on Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 9:16 PM [ Reply to this ] .
    • Joss Whedon in Da House! - Pam Beesley's MySpace Blog | 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ TV Guide, December, 2003 - January, 2004 "SERENDIPITY fans happen to be the most tastefullest fans who have extra or redundant body parts."
    • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Or I don't speak it very well.^ Or I don't speak it very well.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Dude: I'm very proud of the movie as well, don't ask me how.
    • Interview : Joss Whedon - MoviesOnline 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.moviesonline.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I just don't love the premise or feel of the show, but I think it was very well done.
    • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Whatever. .
    • "David Greenwalt's 'Profit' coming to DVD in 2005".^ Serenity (Full Screen Edition) ~ Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, David Krumholtz, and Michael Hitchcock ( DVD - 2005) .
      • Amazon.ca: Joss Whedon: DVD 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

      ^ "David Greenwalt's 'Profit' coming to DVD in 2005" .
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Serenity (Widescreen Edition) ~ Adam Baldwin, Ron Glass, David Krumholtz, and Michael Hitchcock ( DVD - 2005) .
      • Amazon.ca: Joss Whedon: DVD 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.amazon.ca [Source type: General]

      .Whedonesque.com (December 31, 2004).^ December 2004 (31) .

      ^ Whedonesque.com ( October 21 , 2004 ).
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Whedonesque.com ( December 31 , 2004 ).
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      .Retrieved on 2008-08-29.
  • Let freedom ring, unless it's on vibrate.^ Retrieved on 2008 - 08-29 .
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Let freedom ring, unless it's on vibrate.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ October 14 2008 08:29 PM by Tom Hendricks .
    • The Trek BBS - Threads Tagged with joss whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC trekbbs.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • "More X-Men 3 rumors".^ "More X-Men 3 rumors" .
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      .Whedonesque.com (October 21, 2004).^ Whedonesque.com ( October 21 , 2004 ).
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Whedonesque.com ( December 31 , 2004 ).
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      .Retrieved on 2006-12-05.
  • Veronica solves little puzzles because she, like all of us, cannot unravel the bigger ones.^ Veronica solves little puzzles because she, like all of us, cannot unravel the bigger ones.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ She’d empower us all to be the chosen ones.
    • Joss Whedon Is Our Master Now | Columnists | Mediaite 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.mediaite.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Retrieved on 2006 - 12-05 .
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season Reviewed by Joss Whedon[3]
  • Stay crunchy, even in milk.^ Joss Whedon writes Season 8!
    • Joss Whedon presents BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Season 8 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.jetpackcomics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ And now I, too, am completely smitten with Joss Whedon.
    • Blog@Newsarama » Blog Archive » This Week’s Super Cecil Crush - Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blog.newsarama.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season Reviewed by Joss Whedon [3] Stay crunchy, even in milk.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • "Joss to never learn how to work site!^ But I never had a problem with any of Joss’s work.
      • Joss Whedon and feminist cookies | The Hathor Legacy 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Joss to never learn how to work site!
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Since then I have been both pleasantly surprised by how many of my friends are fans of Joss Whedon and his work.
      • Powell's Books - Serenity by Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

      .Man is complete Melvin!^ Man is complete Melvin!
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      Mock him!"(Whedonesque.com .November 09, 2005) post on November 9, 2005
  • Very occasionally, if you really pay attention, life doesn’t suck.^ Underground Online , interview by Michael Patrick Sullivan "Very occasionally, if you really pay attention, life doesn't suck."
    • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (Whedonesque.com November 09, 2005) post on November 9, 2005 Very occasionally, if you really pay attention, life doesn’t suck.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Joss Whedon tags: humor , joss , whedon 110 people liked it "Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn't suck."
    • Quotes by Joss Whedon (page 1 of 2) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • From the liner notes to the "cast album" for Once More, with Feeling.^ Especially when it comes to once more with feeling.
      • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ "Once more with Feeling" was a great musical.
      • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ From the liner notes to the "cast album" for Once More, with Feeling .
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      .[4]
  • If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.^ If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Whedonesque, November 10, 2007 "...if nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do..."
    • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • From Angel. .Also mentioned in the DVD commentary for the Firefly episode, Objects in Space.
  • I know there's been some debate about the DVD art.^ There was an episode that was really about perversion.
    • Joss Whedon reveals more Dollhouse secrets, and he wants you squirming | SCI FI Wire 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I know there's been some debate about the DVD art.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ DVD commentary of Firefly boxset.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .Just remember it's what's INside that counts, as I used to remind girls in high school constantly.^ Just remember it's what's INside that counts, as I used to remind girls in high school constantly.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ 'Cept I remember the movie coming out when I was in high school.

    ^ I wish that I could have made some moves on a girl at some point in my high school career, but that probably wasn't going to happen at Riverdale, either.
    • IGN: An Interview with Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: General]

    CONSTANTLY - until I realized that I was empty inside. Empty and homely. .Man, that's a rough combo.^ Man, that's a rough combo.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
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    .
    • "Joss to never learn how to work site!^ But I never had a problem with any of Joss’s work.
      • Joss Whedon and feminist cookies | The Hathor Legacy 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC thehathorlegacy.com [Source type: Original source]

      ^ "Joss to never learn how to work site!
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Since then I have been both pleasantly surprised by how many of my friends are fans of Joss Whedon and his work.
      • Powell's Books - Serenity by Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

      .Man is complete Melvin!^ Man is complete Melvin!
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      Mock him!"(Whedonesque.com .November 09, 2005)
  • The actors can make up their dialogue.^ (Whedonesque.com November 09, 2005) The actors can make up their dialogue.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ (Whedonesque.com November 09, 2005) post on November 9, 2005 Very occasionally, if you really pay attention, life doesn’t suck.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I loved making it, I love what we came up with, and Im really proud of all my actors, so thats gonna have to sustain me.
    • INT: Joss Whedon - JoBlo.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'm bushed, and they're all funny, and the hell with it.^ I'm bushed, and they're all funny, and the hell with it.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They also sing the Dr. Horrible soundtrack and commentary musical pretty regularly and we're planning to watch all 7 seasons of Buffy this summer with them.
    • Cabin in the Woods Joss Whedon Bradley Whitford | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And all the fans know that, too, so I don't know what they're thinking."
    • Alyson Hannigan: 'Buffy Movie Is A Mistake': Joss Whedon Needed? 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.postchronicle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Maybe I'll give them a premise to work off of, like "You're all in trouble" or "Wash has a thing". They could maybe light it too.^ You pitch it with the premise and then you get to all the stuff that you're really doing it for.
    • Rants & Reviews - Interview: Joss Whedon Talks "Dollhouse," Fears and Worries | TheFutonCritic.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.thefutoncritic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You'll have to work too hard.
    • Sex - Salon.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Or it could be all those things.
    • Joss Whedon's new series includes romance, sex, mystery and much more 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.vancouversun.com [Source type: General]

  • People love a happy ending. .So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people.^ So every episode, I will explain once again that I don't like people.
    • Quotes by Joss Whedon (page 1 of 2) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ That’s why I think the people who didn’t like it don’t understand the cult fascination – if you liked it, it was because it spoke to something inside you.
    • Joss Whedon: Master of cult TV | EW.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC popwatch.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Toward people who don't like Whedon.
    • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And then Mal will shoot someone.^ And then Mal will shoot someone.
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    • Quotes by Joss Whedon (page 1 of 2) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Someone we like. And their puppy.
  • People with real power never fear of losing it. .People with control think of little else.^ People with control think of little else.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I think everyone's a little bit bi, and a lot of people exsplore thier sexuality in college.
    • Joss Whedon's "Dollhouse" has room for the gays ... sort of | AfterElton.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.afterelton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I think maybe I'd like to work on something that 19 people don't own and control.
    • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • SENTINEL: Is dead Buffy actually a robot?
  • Joss: Um, no. Dead Buffy's a Buffy. But a dead one. .
    • From the Orlando Sentinel, May 24, 2001
  • The greatest expression of rebellion is joy.^ From the Orlando Sentinel, May 24, 2001 Get out of my BRAIN! From "The Green Clan" on Serenity (film) The greatest expression of rebellion is joy.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ My greatest joy is being alone with a story.
    • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If it turns out that Nathan Fillion can sing as well as Neil Patrick Harris, my ovaries may go supernova.
    • Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible | TV shows and Sports talk | Cracked.com Forums 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • There is nothing more painful in the world than Aly when she makes her big eyes. .She makes her big hurt eyes, there's nothing you can do.^ She makes her big hurt eyes, there's nothing you can do.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Acceptance speech for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog at the Creative Art Emmys There is nothing more painful in the world than Aly when she makes her big eyes.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There's a lot of people out there who make a pretty frame, that has nothing to do with what is said.
    • IGN: An Interview with Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .She just kills you.^ She just kills you.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • Joss Whedon, commentary for Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode 2-14 "Innocence"
  • I think that people need two kinds of fulfillment—one in which you give and one in which you hold back.^ In 1996 Joss was able to revive Buffy the Vampire Slayer, this time as a one hour drama.
    • MySpace - Joss Whedon - 45 - Male - CALIFORNIA - myspace.com/jossism 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I can't believe you can say you are a Joss Whedon fan and then say you hate Buffy.
    • Details Revealed on Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods « FirstShowing.net 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ For whatever it's worth, I'm a Buffy and Joss Whedon fan from way back.

    .Part of fulfillment is need, is longing, is being unfulfilled, that’s the nature of tragedy and a lot of drama.^ Part of fulfillment is need, is longing, is being unfulfilled, that’s the nature of tragedy and a lot of drama.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .Very often, what the fans want, they get.^ She can’t wait to give the fans what they want.
    • OnTheFlix - joss whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC ontheflix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Very often, what the fans want, they get.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Ultimately, the support is very sweet, and the fact that people care and they want to see the show get a chance.
    • Joss Whedon : NiceGirlsTV.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC nicegirlstv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Interview: Visiting the ‘Dollhouse’ With Creator Joss Whedon 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.hollywoodchicago.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • All Dolled Up: Joss Whedon Talks Dollhouse - The Telefile Blog - TV Shows & TV News - TV Reviews | TWoP 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.televisionwithoutpity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But very often, what they want, they can’t quite have, because we want them to feel the way our characters felt...^ He basically took the best elements of the series - the imperfect characters, their relationships, their back stories - and meshed it with a yarn that would make audiences feel "the same way they felt when they saw Star Wars the first time.
    • Joss Whedon : Interview : Buffy the Vampire Slayer : Firefly : Serenity : Movies : Entertainment : Web Wombat 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.webwombat.com.au [Source type: General]

    ^ Put it this way - at the end of it, I was like, “Sir, don’t you think if God had wanted man to fly he would have given us wings?” It was very, very strange.
    • Tibby’s Bowl Online Entertainment Magazine » Joss Whedon Interview 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tibbysbowl.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The most useful part of that is that the writers work twice as hard to make sure the character really pops because they know the part will be played by someone extraordinary.
    • Joss Whedon Talks 'Dollhouse' Season 2 - FEARNet 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.fearnet.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • "Joss Whedon on life, love, and leaving 'Buffy' behind".^ Joss Whedon Accidentley Reveals Buffy's Season 8 Villain - SPOILERS! - abordantoinette , 2010-01-08 10:48 pm UTC ( Expand ) .
      • ohnotheydidnt: Joss Whedon Accidentley Reveals Buffy's Season 8 Villain - SPOILERS! 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC community.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Filed Under: Movies/TV Tagged: angel , buffy , dvd , eliza dushku , firefly , joss whedon , tv Next Page » .
      • joss whedon : TC Games And More 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tcgamesandmore.net [Source type: General]

      ^ Char Says: January 7th, 2010 at 6:13 pm Hahaha I love Joss Whedon!
      • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » Blog Archive » Joss Whedon Explains Why ‘Dollhouse’ Failed 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Stanford Daily (May 16, 2003). .Retrieved on 2009-04-03.
  • Q: So, why do you write these strong female characters?^ In order to have strong, compelling female characters, you must have strong, compelling male characters, too.

    ^ Q: So, why do you write these strong female characters?
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It shouldn't be revelatory to have strong female characters.
    • 5 Reasons It Sucks Being a Joss Whedon Fan | Cracked.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .A: Because you’re still asking me that question.^ Still not finding what you're looking for?

    ^ PLUME: You’re still in the majority.
    • Tibby’s Bowl Online Entertainment Magazine » Joss Whedon Interview 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tibbysbowl.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You asked the questions, now we have the answers.
    • Joss Whedon « Hulu Blog 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC blog.hulu.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • "American Rhetoric: Joss Whedon - Equality Now Address".^ Joss Whedon Is My Master Now - T-Shirt - - 1456 .
      • Joss Whedon Is My Master Now - T-Shirt - Geek Shirts - Office Desk Toys, Geek Swag & Cool Gadgets at KlearGear.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.kleargear.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Columnists Joss Whedon Is Our Master Now .
      • Joss Whedon Is Our Master Now | Columnists | Mediaite 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.mediaite.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Amazon is having some great savings on Joss Whedon TV DVDs right now… .
      • joss whedon : TC Games And More 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tcgamesandmore.net [Source type: General]

      .American Rhetoric (May 15, 2006).^ American Rhetoric ( May 15 , 2006 ).
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
      • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

      ^ May 15, 2006 .
      • Joss Whedon - The TV IV 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC tviv.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      Retrieved on 2009-07-20.

Attributed

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  • Actually, I really did copy the entire script of Outlaw Star.^ Actually, I really did copy the entire script of Outlaw Star.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ If you’re the writer, what you’re looking for is somebody who can convey the actual meaning of the script… and quite frankly, people who are just schooled in production don’t really have that.
    • Tibby’s Bowl Online Entertainment Magazine » Joss Whedon Interview 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.tibbysbowl.com [Source type: General]

    .I really didn't do any of that, I'm sorry I deluded so many people into thinking I'm not a sham.
  • I'd rather have a show that a hundred people need to see than a thousand people like to see.
  • Quiet on the set...^ Whedon - I didn’t really think about it.
    • Prodigeek Interview: Joss Whedon on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog part 1 | Prodigeek 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC mikecs.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The people on the show that I'm pals with I see anyway.
    • Laura Miller - Salon.com 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I really didn't do any of that, I'm sorry I deluded so many people into thinking I'm not a sham.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    unless yer poultry.
  • .
  • You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.^ That's when you find out who you are.
    • Quotes by Joss Whedon (page 1 of 2) 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.goodreads.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They do a trick, you give them a fish, they do the trick again, you give them a fish.
    • Interview: Neil Gaiman and Joss Whedon - TIME 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.time.com [Source type: General]

    ^ They were weird people, but real, nonetheless!
    • Joss Whedon's new series begins this Friday: Dollhouse | Crooks and Liars 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC crooksandliars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If there's any kind of fiction better than that, I don't know what it is.
  • Plans for the series, lessee.^ Plans for the series, lessee.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ If there's any kind of fiction better than that, I don't know what it is.
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]
    • Joss Whedon - Wikiquote 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The character Kitty Pryde from the "X-Men" comic was an early model for Whedon's strong teenage girl characters: 'If there's a bigger influence on Buffy than Kitty, I don't know what it was.

    New member? Hell yes. The team? Roadtrip to end all roadtrips. The core concept? .Ain't even gonna go there.^ Because there was a period where I was like, [whining] "Oh, I just wanna go home and write movies, this is gonna make me miserable," and Fox was like, "We just want him to go home and write movies."
    • Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive | Interview | The A.V. Club 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.avclub.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I was gonna go Sunday just for Joss but now there is no sense.
    • MediumAtLarge.net: Tahmoh Penikett Joins Joss Whedon at NYCC! And An Important Autograph Ticketing Update! 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.mediumatlarge.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Always be yourself, unless you suck.
  • Every day is a negotiation, and sometimes its done with guns.
  • Hello, I'm the writer and director.^ Unless you suck.
    • Joss Whedon - Biography 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Joss Whedon - Dollhouse 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC dollhousewiki.fox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Unless You suck."
    • FIREFLYFANS.NET 16 January 2010 2:45 UTC www.fireflyfans.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It didn't disappoint, but the University of Chicago references are few, certainly not enough to merit spending time with Merit unless you have a thing for vampire lit.

    Now take your clothes off and get on top of Morena.
    • Words reportly said on the set of Serenity to Phillip Sternborg on his first day of filming.
    • DVD commentary of Firefly boxset.

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Joss Whedon
File:Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon at the premiere of Serenity.
Born: June 23 1964
New York
Occupation: writer, director, executive producer

Spouse:Kai Cole[1]
Children:Arden, Squire [2]

Joss Hill Whedon is an American writer, director and producer. He was born Joseph Hill Whedon on June 23, 1964 in New York. He created the well-known television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. He has also written several movie scripts and several comic book series. After graduating from high school in 1982, he went to Winchester College in England. He then got a film degree from Wesleyan University in 1987.

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Television work

After moving to Los Angeles, Whedon got his first writing job on the television series Roseanne. After working on movie scripts for several years, he went back to television, where he created three television series. Joss has had a couple of cameos (brief 'fun' appearances) in his series Buffy, Angel, and Firefly. He has also been in an episode of Veronica Mars.

Whedon has been said to be the world's first third-generation television writer. His father is Tom Whedon, a writer for The Electric Company in the 1970s and The Golden Girls in the 1980s. His grandfather is John Whedon, a writer for The Donna Reed Show in the 1950s. His brother, Zack Whedon, is a writer on HBO's Deadwood.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, filmed by director Fran Rubel Kuzui after a script of Whedon's, was not well-liked by critics and audiences. Years after, Whedon picked up its idea again and turned it into a hugely successful television series, also called Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

The episode "Hush" (written by Whedon) got an Emmy Award nomination for Best Writing in a Drama Series in 2000. Another episode that got an Emmy Award nomination was "Once More, With Feeling", written and directed by Whedon. This was a musical episode, in which the actors were singing and dancing.

The series aired on The WB Network for five seasons, then moved to UPN for its last two seasons. It was the first series in television history to change networks between seasons without being cancelled and then picked up by a different network. Though Buffy first aired on Mondays at 9pm, from the middle of the second season it ran on Tuesdays at 8pm. In the musical episode, Buffy makes the comment, "Dawn's in trouble. Must be Tuesday."

Angel

Angel was a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was named after Buffy's vampire-with-a-soul boyfriend. It was created by Whedon and David Greenwalt. Tim Minear also helped at times. First shown in September 1999 on the WB, the series was on after Buffy on Tuesday evenings. When Buffy switched networks in 2001, Angel aired in a number of different time slots. The series' last episode had more people watching than the final Buffy episode. Joss Whedon was briefly in the series as the character 'Numfar' in its second season. The WB cancelled the series in May 2004 while it was in its fifth season. As Whedon had not planned to end Angel, he had to change the story and ending of both the final season and the series.

Firefly

The series Firefly did not go smoothly. Fox canceled it in 2002, after airing only 11 of the 14 episodes and airing them out of order. The original two-hour pilot was the last episode aired. The contract with Fox did not allow the series to be shown by another network. Because of how Fox handled Firefly, Whedon has said that he will not work with Fox again, under any circumstances.[3]

Whedon had been writing a movie script about the Firefly series for Universal Studios. When the television series came out on DVD, the sales of the DVD were good enough to make sure the movie could be produced. In early 2004 Whedon said that a Firefly movie had been accepted by Universal, and shooting started in July 2004. The movie, called Serenity, was in movie theaters in the United States on September 30, 2005. It was well liked by critics and fans, but did not make much money in theaters.

Dollhouse

Although Whedon has said that he would not work with Fox again, it was announced on November 1, 2007 that this was changed. Whedon was hired to create seven episodes of a new series named Dollhouse starring Eliza Dushku[4]. Dushku and Whedon have worked together before on Buffy. The series is about people who have memories, skills and even complete personalities put into their minds for special jobs. After the job, their minds are erased until the next job. Dollhouse tells the story of Dushku's character, Echo, as she starts to remember things about herself even though her mind is constantly being erased. The series is about her trying to learn who she really is.

Dollhouse first aired on February 13, 2009.

Movies

Whedon has written and helped write several movies including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Toy Story, Alien: Resurrection and Titan A.E.. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Toy Story's screenplay.

He also wrote helped edit and rewrite the scripts of Speed, Waterworld, Twister and X-Men. Except for Speed, not much of Whedon's work stayed in the final versions of any of these screenplays. He has said that he had a good script for Alien: Resurrection, which was ruined by its director Jean-Pierre Jeunet. His Waterworld script was thrown out. Only two of his lines were kept in the final script of X-Men.[5] Even the Buffy movie was very different from what he originally wrote. [6] According to Graham Yost, the writer of Speed, Whedon wrote most of its dialogue.

He wrote and directed 2005's Serenity, based on his television series Firefly. Serenity won the 2006 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

In 2006, Whedon was scheduled to write and direct Warner Bros.' version of Wonder Woman. He eventually stopped working on the script. Universal Pictures agreed to a script by Whedon called Goners which he will also direct.[7]

Parts of the storyline in the movie X-Men: The Last Stand are very similar to what he wrote in the Marvel comic book Astonishing X-Men. The idea of a cure for mutation was his story. The scientist who finds the cure in the movie is named Dr. Kavita Rao. This is the same name as the scientist in the comic book. Simon Kinberg has said someone at the studio who had read Whedon's comics asked the writers to use a mutant cure idea in their script[8].

In an interview with Empire Online, Whedon said he would like to direct a Harry Potter movie. However, he has not seen any of the movies and will not watch any until J.K. Rowling is done writing the series[9]

Comic books

Whedon has loved comic books all his life. He wrote the Dark Horse Comics series Fray. The story takes place in the far future of the Buffyverse.

He was also involved with the Buffy comic book series. He wrote the main storyline of the five-issue mini-series Tales of the Vampires and three stories in the Tales of the Slayers. One of those stories was about Melaka Fray from Fray.

The three-issue mini-series Serenity: Those Left Behind was based on the Firefly series. It took place just before the movie Serenity. It was released from June to August of 2005. The first two issues sold out before going into a second printing.

Whedon has said that more Serenity comics are planned for the near future. Whedon and other Buffy writers write more for the Buffy series. These stories would take place after the final episode. They would be considered "Season 8". The first 6-issues are due out in March 2007. Both projects will be published by Dark Horse Comics. In August 2007, Dark Horse Comics began a series on online comics on MySpace. One of the series shown, Sugarshock, is written by Whedon[10]

Whedon is also writing Astonishing X-Men in Marvel Comics' popular series about the X-Men. This has been one of Marvel's best-selling comics in 2006. It has been nominated for many awards. It won the award for "Best Continuing Series" in 2006.

It has also been said that Whedon helped writers with the ending to the comic Civil War.

Whedon will become the new writer of the Marvel comic Runaways when series creator Brian K. Vaughan finishes his run.[11] Whedon is actually a fan of the series. He had a letter published in the first volume. The letter was included in the Volume 1 hardcover version.

Common themes and motifs in Whedon's writing

Feminism

Whedon sees himself as a feminist. Feminist themes are common in his work. The best example is what he says is his habit of writing about "teenage girls with superpowers". This is seen in Buffy, Firefly, and Serenity. Whedon says his mother is the reason for his feminist idea. When Roseanne Barr asked him how he could write so well for women, he replied, "If you met my mom, you wouldn't ask." [1]

The character Kitty Pryde from the X-Men comic was an early model for Whedon's strong teenage girl characters: "If there's a bigger influence on Buffy than Kitty, I don’t know what it was. She was an adolescent girl finding out she has great power and dealing with it." [2] Many of Whedon's young female characters went through the same type of thing. Whedon has now come full circle, writing the character of Kitty Pryde in the Astonishing X-Men comic.

Homosexuality

Whedon is interested in the homosexual community. He is strongly for gay rights. In his works, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, he has gay characters as both the major and the minor characters. In Buffy, he used scenes that suggested that either Xander Harris or Willow Rosenberg might be homosexual. At the time, he did not know which character he wanted to be gay. He decided that Willow would take part in a lesbian relationship with another young woman, fellow college student Tara Maclay. Two more minor characters in the series, Larry and Scott, were also homosexuals. In Angel, the script hinted at a homosexual experience between Spike and Angel. In Firefly, Inara Serra was shown as being bisexual. She accepted both male and female clients.

Dialogue

The dialogue in Joss Whedon's series and movies is notable. It is often very witty and has many pop culture references. Some are easy to notice other are more difficult. He also likes to turn nouns into adjectives by adding a "y" at the end of the word ("Vampires are fangy"). According to one of the Buffy writers, "It's just the way that Joss actually talks." [12]

Death

Many characters die in Whedon's series. This is very true in Buffy. It is common for extras and even minor characters to die in action-based series and movies. Whedon also kills off main characters. He gets the audience to care about the character before their death. It is a part of "doing [his] job". On the 'Serenity' DVD commentary, Whedon says that he'd rather have fans say 'Why'd they kill (that guy)? I liked him!' than 'Oh. He's dead. Turn the page'. Whedon often kills off characters right after something very good happens to them.

Relationships

As seen in Buffy, Firefly, and Angel, nearly all of the romantic relationships Whedon series end badly. One member in the relationship will usually end up dying or turning evil. The break-up will end up being very painful.

Family

There is a strong theme that family is the group of people that a person lives their life with, not the people that raised them as a child. This is a major theme for the main characters in all of his television series.

Fatherhood

Whedon often shows fathers in a bad way. Most of them are not around. Wes' father was shown several times to be abusive. While mothers play a big part in his works, characters rarely talk about or seem to be ever affected by their fathers. Whedon's characters often find someone to take the place of a father in their lives.

References

  1. "Joss Whedon Biography". The Buffy and Angel Trivia Guide. http://www.restlessbtvs.com/trivia/joss-whedon/. Retrieved 2006-10-27. 
  2. "Hang on in there". Timesonline. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2774-1729034,00.html. Retrieved 2006-11-28. 
  3. "Completely completed SERENITY screens at Comic-Con! And...". Ain't It Cool News. 2005-07-25. http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=20781. Retrieved 2006-06-24. 
  4. Michael Schneider (November 1, 2007). "Joss Whedon preps Fox series". Dollverse.com. http://www.dollverse.com/index.php/Latest/Joss-Whedon-preps-Fox-series.html. Retrieved 2008-2-17. 
  5. "Whedon uncut". Infocus Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-4-17. http://web.archive.org/web/20070417070251/http://www.infocusmag.com/05augustseptember/whedonuncut.htm. 
  6. Tasha Robinson (September 5th, 2001). "Joss Whedon - Web Exclusive". AVclub.com. http://avclub.com/content/node/24240. Retrieved 2008-2-17. 
  7. Michael Fleming (September 23, 2005). "Whedon's a goner for U". Variety.com. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117929558?categoryid=1236&cs=1&s=h&p=0. Retrieved 2008-2-17. 
  8. Sean Elliott (July 8, 2006). "Screenwriter Simon Kinberg Talks X-Men: The Last Stand - Part 1". If Magazine. http://www.ifmagazine.com/feature.asp?article=1525. Retrieved 2008-2-17. "That was actually a studio executive's idea. One of them had read Joss Whedon's gifted run with the mutant cure in it and thought that would be an interesting quandary for the characters." 
  9. "Joss Whedon on Directing Harry Potter". The-Leaky-Couldron.org. August 25, 2005. http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/index.php?articleID=7488. Retrieved 2008-2-17. "They would have to wait until all the books come out, as I refuse to see any Potter film till I've read them all, because she writes better movies tha[n] anybody shoots. When she's done, I'll go back and watch them and wait for the call to direct number seven." 
  10. MySpace.com Dark Horse Presents:Sugarshock
  11. "Joss Whedon To Take Over Runaways". Marvel.com. 09.12.2006. http://marvel.com/news/comicstories.628. Retrieved 2008-2-17. "But great news has arrived as Vaughan has helped handpick his successor, the superstar writer behind the best-selling Astonishing X-Men – Joss Whedon" 
  12. Season 4 DVD Commentary, Season 3 DVD featurette

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