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Joss Whedon interviewed on Reddit

Reddit is a crowd sourced experiment in … well, something. Stuff gets upvoted if the crowd likes it, so usually the best stuff rises to the top.

Often there are requests from the crowd, such as a no questions disallowed Ask Me Anything (AMA), and yesterday Joss Whedon conducted his.

On these AMA threads, there are thousands of comments, but the upvoted subthreads rise to the top. I’ll quote you the best, thus summarizing the funny and the fun.

Note that just the highlighted name comment is from Joss – everyone else is the peanut gallery.

The most important question revolves around everyone’s favorite, Firefly.
Joss has figured out what would happen if he tried to put the band back together:

Yeah, the crew has other lives outside of the fantasy TV world. It’s like kitty wrangling, only with careers.

Talk about your early work: How good was it?

I have to admit I laughed at that.

Here’s a real fan calmly discussing a theme in Whedon’s work:

Don’t we all?

Here’s where Joss answers a question without really answering it… or does he? I’m posting this because the rest of it is funny but true about Whedon:

Here’s a bit of a spoiler on the great internet favorite, Dr. Horrible:

Way too true about Whedon’s work.
(BTW, my ringtone on my wife’s phone is the Bad Horse theme)
If you haven’t seen Dr. Horrible, find it. You don’t have to like it, but you should understand how it became popular.

Joss’ feelings about the famous character Doctor Who, and the problems he would take on if he tried writing for the famous Time Lord

Here’s Dollhouse What If:

I disliked the entire Dollhouse show, and it’s when I really jumped off the “Whedon is my God now” bandwagon.
Your mileage may vary.

How hard it is to do a musical:

The last one I’ll post here is about the comic book movie treatment of hot girls who kick ass. While the action is great, the girl usually gets inspected in the press and within the male dominated audience like a piece of meat. This exchange describes things better than I can:

There are more questions and answers and thousands of more comments in the thread located here I am Joss Whedon – AMA. REDDIT LINK

Dollhouse 13th episode – DO NOT WATCH

If you’ve never seen the Joss Whedon series on FOX called DOLLHOUSE [wikipedia], this is not the post for you. Move along.

If you’ve seen one or two episodes and, thought it was passable but not stellar, or you’re like me and watched the entire first season hoping it would get really good, read a bit further.

Even though you may be ready to buy the DVD of the DOLLHOUSE series in part because the fabled “13th episode” is on there, think again.

You won’t want to watch it.

Just put the thought out of your mind now.

These are not the droids you are looking for, move along.

Seriously. I realize that you’ve heard “things” about this, and perhaps have seen the trailers for the show, at least one of which I’ve aired here on this blog.

The show leaked this weekend, a week before the DVDs hit the stores(?) and I was forwarded a copy because of my expressed interest, and I figured I’d give it a few minutes watch. And now I wish I could unsee what I had seen. It’s not a bad episode, but it’s bad for you in two distinctly different ways.

First, if you haven’t seen the entire season, it will make very little sense, and will seem utterly stupid, and… what’s that term Simon Cowell uses on American Idol? Oh, yeah, indulgent. There’s little in this that’s a shocker if you’ve not invested yourself in the characters. So, it’s a throwaway episode for you, and quite frankly, a waste of your time. There’s no groundbreaking moments here for the uninitiated.

But if you HAVE seen the entire first season, here’s why you shouldn’t watch it: It will ruin the rest of the series for you. Oh, sure, I’m sure that the actors and the other fine folks that worked on this 13 episode show should get paid, and part of those payments will come from the sales of the DVDs, of which you’re about to purchase, but this episode should be the last thing of the show you watch, the last episode you ever watch. You’ll have to ban yourself from watching it. Hard to do, but you’ll thank me for this. Why? This show is the end of the DOLLHOUSE. Actually, the setting of the show is set at the end of the world, a time not very far off, according to the events taking place in this show.

Why would a fan of the show, willing to watch more of that show, want to see an episode taking place at the end of civilization? It’s like watching the Sarah Connor Chronicles and finding out that Skynet wins during a commercial break. Sure, Sarah may still be alive, but you’re not watching that story, you’re just watching a doomed Sarah play with guns.

I’ve been told that if I ever find myself watching the movie ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: AI [IMDB] by Spielberg, turn off the thing when there’s 20 minutes left to go. The rest of the show is a worthless tack on that kills the preceding movie. This warning is just like that.

Watch the second season of DOLLHOUSE when it comes on the FOX Network. And buy that 2nd season on DVD as well. And after that — then and only then should you watch this banned 13th episode.

I know what I’ve just said isn’t that compelling, but I won’t spoil the show for you to detail exactly why — other than to say (minor spoilers after the click)

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