Saturday Zen: Restore Joss Whedon

Today is a special day.  One of my best friends in the world is getting married (congratulations, Casey and Nicole!), and I am in the wedding.   Because of that, timing issues, and the fact that someone once told me that brevity is the soul of wit, I give you your daily dose of Zen: [...]

The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses 4

This summer, my wife and I are presenting papers at Slayage in St. Augustine, Florida.  For those of you unaware, Slayage is a biennial national academic conference dealing with any and all of the Whedonverses. Jennifer presented there in 2008, while this is my first go-round. To say that I’m excited would be fairly understated.  [...]

Dollhouse Returns to Fox for Nine Final Episodes

If you haven’t noticed, I love Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse.  It returns from its hiatus December 4th to finish its run.  I’ve written a post over at regarding elements I think viewers should be on the lookout for as the series ends.  Below is an excerpt: Friday, December 4th marks the return of internet fandom’s [...]

Intellectual Archetypes in Science Fiction Television

A staple of most science fiction is the smart guy (or girl!). That one person who, in terms of intellect, is leaps and bounds, head and shoulders above the rest of the ensemble.  He or she is always able to find the way out of any given situation, not by brute force or manual dexterity, [...]

Dollhouse’s Main Weakness

Even though this is a subject that could potentially get me crucified among Dollhouse fans and potentially subvert my part of the Save Dollhouse campaign, “Belonging” solidified a belief I’ve held for a while: Eliza Dushku is the weakest aspect of Dollhouse. I’m not going to say she is a bad actress. I am just [...]