Friday, December 30, 2005

Joss Whedon Interview Plug

So I discovered a while ago that I like Joss Whedon's work. I have the first three years of Buffy (a.k.a. the good years), all of Angel, and Firefly on DVD. There have been several interviews with Mr. Whedon lately after the poor showing of Serenity at the box office. And hey, he thinks Veronica Mars is the best show on TV at the moment and so do I (Battlestar Galactica comes in second and Lost is falling fast from it's #1 slot last year). Here's a linky to an interview with the man, which features some choice quotes that I am going to pull thus:

"...we'll never make Firefly again, because that was a thing that existed and is now gone. And Serenity isn't Firefly, and whatever comes next won't be, either." True that. It's also the reason I gave up on another Babylon 5 not long after Crusade was axed.

"You know, when I was at the height of my success, I was squashed like a cockroach by the very company who had benefitted the most from that success." That would be Fox quashing Firefly after the success of both Buffy and Angel as properties for them if you haven't been keeping track.

"The fact that they made four bad Batman movies is kind of a testament to the triumph of the human spirit, because it's, like, almost impossible."

"I wanted the character of Merrick to be played by Ian Holm. Nobody had heard of him, and nobody had wanted him. We got Donald Sutherland instead." [emphasis retained from original]

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