Articles tagged joss whedon

You’re Strong. I’m Stronger: Vampires, Masculinity & Language in ‘Buffy’

Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been praised for its use of language. Most investigations have focused on the use of language by Buffy and the Scoobies. Here the vampires get their due.

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Joss Whedon 101: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Whatever else that Joss Whedon achieves in his career, he may forever best be known as the creator of one of the landmark series in TV history, as well as one of TV's most iconic characters, a blonde cheerleader turned vampire slayer named Buffy.

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Failure of the Everyman: The Lost Character That Was Xander Harris

Xander Harris was the member of the Scooby Gang on Buffy the Vampire Slayer positioned as the one most like us, the most average, everyday individual among a group of exceptional members. Kyle Garret argues that later arcs in the series undermined this role for Xander.

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“Alien Resurrection”, the Unproduced Script That Shaped Joss Whedon’s Career

Prior to gaining fame as one of the foremost pop cultural creators, Joss Whedon gained fame within the film industry as a screenwriter and script doctor. But of these early efforts, it was his script for Alien Resurrection that contained themes that dominated much of his later work.

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Note to Self, Religion Freaky: When ‘Buffy’ Met Biblical Studies

Taking aim against critics of Buffy who see pervasive evidence of sexism, racism, ageism, and class bias, Ronald Helfrich looks at some of the lessons concerning interpretation that Biblical studies can better inform our readings of Buffy.

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Why Cast a Spotlight on Joss Whedon?

PopMatters will, over the next five weeks, publish almost 60 essays and/or interviews on pop cultural icon Joss Whedon. So just what has he done that is worthy of such attention, and why should we care?

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Joss Whedon 101: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’: The Movie

Proving that from small things great things come, the path breaking, critically adored 1997 television series was preceded by the critically abhorred, terminally silly 1992 film.

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The Year in Review: The Best Comics of 2010, Part II

Regardless of format, what seems unlikely to change is the use of comics for serial storytelling. In the future, this may take place on the web, or in e-editions, it may not follow a monthly publishing schedule, but like television, comics is both historically associated with serials and well-suited to making and delivering these kinds of stories.

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‘Dollhouse: The Complete Second Season’ May Be Too Good for This World

Season Two of Dollhouse corrected all the wrongs of its middling first season to become one of the best shows on television in late-2009. Too bad that, by that point, no one was watching.

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Freeze Frame: How Best to Capture Film in a Comic Book?

For both writers and artists working on adaptations of movies and TV shows, the challenge is to find a working space wherein one's own sensibilities can be effectively meshed with the look and feel of the original text and into a book that works for readers.

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Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Showcases Joss Whedon’s Evil Genius

Joss Whedon's groundbreaking Internet musical misses an opportunity to add new special features to this otherwise excellent release.

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Dollhouse: (Briefly) The Best Show on Television

Despite a slow beginning Dollhouse has become an absolutely brilliant series

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It would be nice if networks gave every show a chance to end properly, allowing them an opportunity to craft a satisfying finale.

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“Keeping It That Way”: The Cultural Maelstrom of Warren Ellis’ Planetary

Merriam-Webster defines the word “planetary” as “of, relating to, or belonging to the earth” or “having or consisting of an epicyclic train of gear wheels”.

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Every Spring there are a handful of quality shows on the brink of cancellation by the major networks. Here is this year's crop of worthy programs that may not live to see another Fall.

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12 Feb 2009 // 3:35 AM

Dollhouse: Series Premiere

Even as Dollhouse sounds like other TV shows and movies, it is also utterly strange, its premise literally ridiculous and intriguingly metaphorical.

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CENTURY CITY, Calif. - .We enter the sleeping chamber. Sleek and circular, its individual beds recessed below floor level, it’s meant to look spa-like,

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22 Jul 2008 // 11:17 AM

Here at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, the assembled media types are supposed to be covering television, which we’re dutifully trying to

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Eliza Dushku in Joss Whedon’s Angel Like any two people whose privilege it is to spend their days and nights writing network television shows,

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31 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Crooked Little Vein

Mike is forced to confront a culture whose decadence doesn't just infect the ranks of the poor and crazy, but reaches into the upper echelons of our society.

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"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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