Joss Passed on Buffy Reboot – Makes Sense

This article at The Hollywood Reporter states that the recently announced Buffy the Vampire Slayer reboot was offered to Joss last year and he declined.

This makes sense to me.  It would be one thing if it were to be a revival of the original cast (if that is even possible after all these years) and storyline that he loved, but a reboot is a much different animal.  I can understand not wanting to take something that you spent so many years crafting and just do it differently.  Where would the inspiration come from?  We already know what Joss Whedon’s take on Buffy is, how would he undo that and start from scratch?

Plus … The Avengers.  Hello!!

I still do not see a need for a new take on Buffy, especially so soon, but that is another rant filled with comments about original ideas and leaving perfection alone and Twilight sucks and all that.

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Everyone who watched “Lost” to the end should watch “Dollhouse”

I just finished watching episode 2×10 of Dollhouse.  Wow.  Very impressive.  The last few episodes have gone very sci-fi, what with the emergence of a doll as  a person (Echo), crazy tree trips and the descent and revival from The Attic.


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Buffy Font – Subtly Geek

Just came across this geeky t-shirt courtesy of @grattonboy and @dasaples.

It is featured in a list of 40 geek shirts here.

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This is how my people rolled in the 50’s

This is fun.  You know, in a non-sarcastic kind of way.  This picture features my dad (left) dressed as Davy Crockett and my Aunt along for the ride, circa 1955.  Full explanation from my dad below (after the jump), which is a great tale of inspiration and creativity leading to fame and old photographs.  Oh damn, I made it sarcastic anyway.  Sorry Dad.

 

Before there was Tubbs

 

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Dollhouse 2×01 “Vows” and 2×02 “Instinct”

The following quote from Topher in episode 2 of season 2 inspired me to this post:

The human mind is like Van Halen. If you just pull out one piece and keep replacing it, it just degenerates.

Season 2 starts with a few new and interesting trends.

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Dollhouse 1×12: “Omega”

And there you have it.  A great season finale.  Alpha and Echo embark upon a Matrixesque journey to Whoamiville (for those not following along, I just referenced The Matrix and How the Grinch Stole Christmas).

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Dollhouse Promotional Photos – How Naked Are Your Dolls?

Dollhouse did some … uh, interesting things with promotional photos.  Not sure they hit the mark on everything, but there is definitely a lot to look at.

I like this one and Eliza Dushku looks almost normal, you know, in a TV star kind of way.

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Dollhouse 1×11: “Briar Rose”

Alan Tudyk is really great in this episode.  His bumbling hippie stoner character in this episode cranks the fun up to 11.  The way that he and Ballard play off of each other is great.

This is like one of those buddy cop movies where you’re the hardnosed FBI agent and I’m the guy who hates buddy cop movies.

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Dollhouse 1×10: “Haunted”

Dollhouse brings the funny in this episode that is a combination of Death at a Funeral (the good one) and Murder She Wrote.  Echo is imprinted with a recently deceased friend of DeWitt who attends her own funeral and tries to solve her own murder.  The story line itself is interesting, though by no means mind blowing, but the idea of attending your own funeral and mourning is nicely played out.  We also see a very new and creative use of the Dollhouse technology.

My favourite quote comes from the drunk brother of the deceased speaking with her two children (his niece and nephew):

Yes, Margaret could be awful, but so can I.  And from what I can gauge, the two of you are hideous.

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Dollhouse 1×09: “Spy in the House of Love”

Great episode. I remember all the reports saying that the show just kept getting stronger, and they were right.

Not even going to talk about this one

Topher finds a mod chip in his hardware that would allow additional features to be snuck into the imprints. What follows is an interesting scramble to try and discover who the spy is. It feels like we get some answers by the end of the episode, but upon closer inspection less has been revealed than we may think.

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