Author: David Mello

Joss Whedon and the Seven Pilots Rule

When Joss Whedon announced last July he was re-shooting the pilot episode of Dollhouse,  he talked about how tough it is to develop a show into the vision you want. This may make sense, since the show has a premise that’s tough to relate to: a girl who is programmed to be anyone except herself.

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Dollhouse – Pilot Episode Review (SPOILERS)

There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me, but I had it surgically removed — Peter Sellers

I’m not nobody — Echo…or is it?

It’s been more than a month since Time Magazine became the first media site to look at the pilot for Dollhouse, Joss Whedon’s return to TV. Since then, a few more sites have given their verdicts, including and Salon. More familiar sites will also have their chances over the next few weeks.

Fox sent a DVD copy of the pilot to TV and radio stations, along with a special doll to symbolize what an Active is: a clean slate who can be made into anyone, over and over again. At least that’s the theory. My radio station got a copy, and I decided to take a look.

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Joss Whedons Secret Award…Revealed!

Remember way back in September, when ABC had a poll of what was the most dramatic and funniest moments on TV in 60 years, and the winners would be recognized at the Emmys? Well, the results came in, and they were never revealed on the air. They were too busy convincing themselves that six reality show hosts being the perfect group to host the Emmys was a good idea. The winner for most dramatic moment, as many of us know, was Buffy sacrificing her life to save Dawn at the end of season five. The producers just decided not to tell the viewers, maybe because they figured no one would know who Buffy was. Feh.

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