Two weeks ago, I flashed back to a few badass ladies from some old Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows. The first lady on the list was the incomparable Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Joss Whedon’s 90s-00s show on the WB/CW network. The show and character, which both premiered more than 20 years ago, still have a loyal following. Earlier this month, news hit the net that Joss Whedon is attached to a reboot of the show which is currently in the works. This time, however, the lead is to played by an African-American actress.
Of course, this news sent the interwebs reeling with mixed feelings, for various reasons. But then came a bit of clarification. With this additional info, I gotta say I’m totally on board for what’s supposed to be coming…
I am a Whedonite! I say it loud, I say it proud. I totally love Joss Whedon, the Whedon-verse and all its characters. In case you’re not clear on the run-down, this includes–but is not limited to–Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. They are all wonderful!
Joss Whedon is the mind behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. He directed both Avengers movies and has written more comic books than most people know. This weekend at SDCC, Whedon announced that he will return to his roots and release a 6-part comic book series about a “female Victorian Batman.” The comic, titled Twist, is still in development and has no set release date. However, Whedon did share the artwork above to tease the series.
Are you a fan of Joss Whedon’s work? If so, what’s your favorite? Will you plan to check out this new series when it arrives? Take to the comments and let us know.
1. The Characters
Honestly, the characters are so great that they could each get their own listing and it still wouldn’t do them justice. But in an effort to save space for some of the other amazing things about the show, I will just address the characters briefly. Continue reading →
Television shows come and go. Some overstay their welcome—I’m looking at you, Season 9 of Scrubs—and others are far too fleeting. One show that falls into the latter category is Firefly. This show, helmed by Joss Whedon (whom we love) and mishandled by FOX, had only 14 episodes in 2002. Yet, more than a decade later, the geek community still loves and actively embraces the characters, stories and culture of the show. Here are ten reason why… Continue reading →