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Joss Whedon Strikes Again

Joss Whedon‘s pilot script for his new series Dollhouse is fabulous. I can’t wait to see the series and find out what happens next.

I’m not giving anything away — or at least I’m trying not to so I’m sorry if this reads cryptically. Dollhouse is genre — sci fi. As usual Whedon brings strong female leads, lots to think about and a great, action-filled story.

Dollhouse episode 1 is 53 pages and written in 4 acts (14, 15, 13 and 11 pages). Act One is devoted to revealing this mysterious new phenomenon that is at the heart of the series and the character I assume will be the central figure in the series.

Act Two shines a light on the characters in conflict around our lead and the moral ambiguities of this world.

Act Three is action packed and Act Four twists what already looked like an entirely fresh premise into something very new and exciting.

If you want to know more, io9 has some script pages up here.

Dollhouse is slated for Fox in Fall 2008.

2 Comments

  1. Gordon Gregorys wrote:

    I don’t know what is more terrifying, the show itself or the fact that right now, it is popular, even extremely popular,
    A show about people , I know it’s fantasy people, being mind-wiped and used for sex and programmed to do push ups to stay healthy , whatever… no matter how it’s dressed up, any human being with a capacity to feel cannot avoid understandign it is about debasing hman beings.
    Has this become the accepted norm of modern society? I ‘m afraid that it seems quite so.. a world view predicated on the unfeeling manipulation of others as objects. No that is not in the show, that is the unconscious and unaware world view of the fantasy.
    It’s akin to the fantasy of a child rapist. Iwoder , does the show itself innoculate theTV masses from feeling and having emotions about their fellow humans or have they already become totally distanced and unreal about human emotions?
    Yet you call the script “fabulous” is like a slave owner admiring the efficincy of another’s owner’s whip design…
    I can’t watch it for very long without being absolutely revolted and the worrisome thing is that I think very few others feel such as I do. I can’t identify at all with any protangonists or characters or care whterver they are trying to do. I mena for pity’s sake every last person invovled is commiting crimes agains tthe huma race. I cna’t argue with what peopel like, but I can specualte on why peoepl like what they do. I can just conclude this it’s a suitable fantasy for unfeeling control freaks of for a population that actually has been mind-wiped into dollhood.

    Friday, April 10, 2009 at 9:55 pm | Permalink
  2. Gordon Gregorys wrote:

    Add:
    (spellchecked – sorry for the previous)I wonder – because of my own reaction to the show, I think is not widely shared – can someone prove to me how I am screwed up or is it just the world I am living in?)

    I don’t know what is more terrifying, the show itself or the fact that right now, it is popular, even extremely popular,
    A show about people , I know it’s fantasy people, being mind-wiped and used for sex and programmed to do push ups to stay healthy , whatever… no matter how it’s dressed up, any human being with a capacity to feel cannot avoid understanding it is about debasing human beings.
    Has this become the accepted norm of modern society? I ‘m afraid that it seems quite so.. a world view predicated on the unfeeling manipulation of others as objects. No that is not in the show, that is the unconscious and unaware world view of the fantasy.
    It’s akin to the fantasy of a child rapist. I wonder , does the show itself inoculate the TV masses from feeling and having emotions about their fellow humans or have they already become totally distanced and unreal about human emotions?
    Yet you call the script “fabulous” is like a slave owner admiring the efficiency of another’s owner’s whip design…
    I can’t watch it for very long without being absolutely revolted and the worrisome thing is that I think very few others feel such as I do. I can’t identify at all with any protagonists or characters or care whatever they are trying to do. I mean for pity’s sake every last person involved is committing crimes against the human race. I can’t argue with what people like, but I can speculate on why people like what they do. I can just conclude this it’s a suitable fantasy for unfeeling control freaks of for a population that actually has been mind-wiped into dollhood.

    Friday, April 10, 2009 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

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