Wish It Wasn’t on Fox

But Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku back together in TVland. In the E! interview that broke the news, Whedon describes "Dollhouse" thus:

The idea is those with the money or connections can access this secret highly illegal facility where they can basically fulfill their greatest fantasies. Most people assume that means sex—and on an occasion it does, because that is a lot of people’s fantasies—but it’s basically scenarios. They can basically reenact scenarios of romance, adventure or anything perfectly, because they become the person that you want them to be—they become that person. They don’t act like that person, they are not a robot pretending, they become that person, and then they forget all about it. The problem is the character of Echo, Eliza Dushku’s character, stops forgetting. She doesn’t completely remember, but she does realize she is a person, and that she might have been a person before she did this, and she doesn’t know what that is.

Oh, happy day.

p.s. Whedon also directed tonight’s episode of The Office.

6 thoughts on “Wish It Wasn’t on Fox”

  1. While there are things about the premise that make me a tad nervous, I have to remind myself that Joss pulled off a Cousin Oliver. Mostly, I’m just SO DAMN EXCITED.

  2. I hear you, but purely from the perspective of getting to see Eliza Dushku do all sorts of different things, I’m willing to go with it.

  3. I wish it wasn’t on Fox. And I wish there wasn’t a writer’s strike to delay it from filming. But this is very, very cool news. And they’re walking in with a 7-episode committment, so that’s something.

  4. Oh my gosh, this is fabulous news! Lowell and I are all rejoicing.
    Off-thread note to Christopher: There’s a short letter from John Crowley in the Letters section of this weekend’s NYTBR. Not sure if it’s the same John Crowley as the letter-writer is listed as living in Massachusetts.

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